European nations have been harder hit than the US on a per capita basis with over 20,000 deaths - around half in worst-hit Italy, as millions across the continent continue to be under lockdown and the streets of Paris, Rome and Madrid eerily empty.
The firearms industry was not part of the federal agency's original list of critical infrastructure issued just over a week ago. The designation in an update later released follows a brewing legal battle between gun rights groups and officials.
Cliver Alcala retired in 2013 after Hugo Chavez died. He then became an opponent of Maduro and fled to Colombia, joining forces with opposition leader Juan Guaido. The US has indicted the former general along with Maduro for "narco-terrorism."
An additional 5,974 infections brought to 92,472 the number of people who have officially tested positive for Covid-19 in Italy since the crisis began last month.
US President Trump also issued a federal order to force auto giant General Motors to manufacture ventilators, as supplies of the hospital equipment grow short and coronavirus infections top 100,000 across the country.
Italy is second with 86,498 cases and China is third with 81,340 confirmed cases. Here's the latest for March 27:
The White House announced the creation of the new Space Force military arm in December, with President Donald Trump calling space "the world's newest warfighting domain."
In the United States, more than 82,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19, edging out Italy, which has reported the most deaths, and China, where the virus was first detected in December in the metropolis of Wuhan.
The US offered a $15 million reward for information that leads to the arrest of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after indicting him on allegations of "narco-terrorism."
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections worldwide has surpassed 510,000, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University. Here's the latest for March 26:
Chaired by Saudi King Salman, who is presiding over the G20 this year, the meeting's purpose was to tackle the pandemic and its economic implications as people lose their incomes amid closures, curfews and lockdowns.
More than three million people in the US filed a claim for unemployment benefits last week as coronavirus pandemic is devastating the country's economy.
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