US and NATO officials said that US troop strength in Afghanistan is down to nearly 8,600, well ahead of a schedule agreed with Taliban in late February, in part because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
Hertz earlier laid off about 10,000 employees and said there was substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Its operating regions including Europe, Australia and New Zealand are not included in the US proceedings.
Trump expressed his hope that a vaccine would be in place before the end of the year and said his administration would mobilise its forces to get a vaccine distributed once one was developed.
The pandemic lockdowns have solidified the notion of tech companies as a necessity as people’s reliance on the internet, smart phones, apps and social media has significantly increased.
The US Commerce Department said it was amending an export rule to "strategically target Huawei's acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain US software and technology."
Healthcare systems worldwide will come under an immense strain as the pandemic coincides with the upcoming flu season.
No one is looking to the US for leadership during the coronavirus crisis. Is this the new normal?
Speaking to TRT World, Aristotle Kallis, an expert on fascism, says the group represents a significant, terrifying deeper threat as they normalise the most extreme racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic views.
Twitter had sued the Justice Department in its battle with federal agencies as the internet industry’s self-described champion of free speech seeking the right to reveal the extent of US government surveillance.
Interviewed at Davos, the president on January 22 played down the threat posed by the respiratory virus from China, which had just reached American shores in the form of a solitary patient in Washington state.
Airplane manufacturing giant Boeing announced on Monday it would suspend 787 production at South Carolina plant amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As WHO urges countries to take firm steps in face of accelerating Covid-19 cases, more than one-fifth of the world’s population was ordered or urged to stay in their homes.
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