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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration sowed confusion on Tuesday over use of a 1950s-era emergency act to procure coronavirus test kits amid severe shortages of tests, masks, ventilators and other equipment for medical workers fighting the highly contagious disease.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators and Trump administration officials have reached an agreement on a massive economic stimulus bill to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the negotiators said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even as the U.S. Congress works on a massive relief bill to stem the toll of the coronavirus pandemic that has sickened three of its members, its leadership is wrestling with how the chambers can continue to function in an era of social distancing.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The mayor of Moscow told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that the number of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital far exceeded the official figures, as Putin donned a protective suit and respirator to visit a hospital.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Augusto Heleno, a national security advisor to Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, treated Tuesday, March 17 much like any other workday.
WASHINGTON: A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package remained stalled in the U.S. Senate on Monday as Democrats said it contained too little money for states and hospitals and not enough restrictions on a fund to help big businesses.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday was negotiating a nearly $2 trillion (£1.73 trillion) emergency bill that aims to stem some of the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Supreme Court ordered the speaker of the parliament on Monday to put into motion a move in parliament, which he had rejected, that could weaken close ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hold on power.
MALACANANG is upping the ante in the fight against the fast-spreading coronavirus disease, calling Congress to a special session to declare a national emergency and grant President Rodrigo Duterte broad powers like taking over private businesses, including utilities and hotels, realigning public funds and tapping government savings.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury secretary and the Senate Democratic leader voiced confidence late on Monday for a deal to be reached soon on a far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package that had been stalled in the U.S. Senate as lawmakers haggled over it.