U.S. Democrats debate how to hit Trump on coronavirus and economy

World / Politics Apr 9, 2020

U.S. Democrats debate how to hit Trump on coronavirus and economy

Democrats are wrestling over how best to assail U.S. President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy’s shutdown, even as the country lurches into an unpredictable campaign season during its most devastating crisis in decades. Trump has provided Democrats with ...

In virus-hit America, World Health Organization in firing line

World Apr 9, 2020

In virus-hit America, World Health Organization in firing line

With the United States in the throes of a historic public health crisis, President Donald Trump is aiming fire at the institution at the heart of the response — the World Health Organization. Skeptics see a mercurial U.S. leader eager to find a new scapegoat ...

Joe Biden bursts from twilight of career onto biggest stage

World / Politics Apr 9, 2020

Joe Biden bursts from twilight of career onto biggest stage

He has been scarred by tragedy and failed presidential runs, stumbles while speaking, and is 77. But that same backstory, coupled with unmatched Washington experience, is exactly what Joe Biden bets will win over Americans tired of his polar opposite — Donald Trump. If Trump ...

'Wuhan virus' no more: U.S. and China in truce over outbreak label

World Apr 8, 2020

'Wuhan virus' no more: U.S. and China in truce over outbreak label

Suddenly, it's no longer the "Wuhan virus." The United States and China have reached a truce in a vitriolic feud over the coronavirus pandemic, with the two powers each seeing at least a tactical interest in cooling down. U.S. President Donald Trump, hardly known for the ...

Trump eases U.S. coronavirus export ban after global backlash

World Apr 7, 2020

Trump eases U.S. coronavirus export ban after global backlash

U.S President Donald Trump eased restrictions on exports of masks and other protective equipment needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic just days after their introduction as he confronted a backlash from allies around the world. Faced with domestic criticism of his administration’s handling of ...

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

World Apr 5, 2020

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies ...