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Trump and 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for U.S.

World / Politics Apr 4, 2020

Trump and 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will try to stop "profiteers” from exporting medical protective gear, shortly after picking a fight with manufacturing giant 3M, a major producer and exporter of face masks used to protect health care workers from the coronavirus. 3M ...

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

World / Politics Apr 4, 2020

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

U.S. President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered Trump's impeachment. Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated ...

World / Politics Apr 2, 2020

Finland is told its welfare state can’t cope with virus fallout

One of the world’s best-funded welfare states is starting to crack as the fallout of the coronavirus triggers mass unemployment. Finland’s system of jobless benefits can’t cope with the sudden surge in demand, the country’s biggest unemployment fund, YTK, said. There are more than 300,000 Finns ...

U.S. extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

World / Politics Mar 31, 2020

U.S. extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

The Trump administration on Monday renewed several waivers on U.S. sanctions against Iran, allowing Russian, European and Chinese companies to continue to work on Iran's civilian nuclear facilities without drawing American penalties. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on the waiver extensions but couched ...

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