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Canada emergency legislation allows health minister to circumvent patent laws during COVID-19 public health emergency

Canada emergency legislation allows health minister to circumvent patent laws during COVID-19 public health emergency

28.03.2020 | Maddison Sullivan | 643

The Canadian legislature passed emergency legislation on Wednesday that will allow the Minister of Health to circumvent patent laws for supplies that are necessary to combat the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus package to combat COVID-19

Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus package to combat COVID-19

28.03.2020 | Erin Napoleon | 656

US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus package that was approved by the House of Representatives earlier in the day.

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Putin postpones Russia vote on constitutional amendments

Putin postpones Russia vote on constitutional amendments

27.03.2020 | Ashely Monti | 629

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday postponed the national referendum that was scheduled for April 22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Senate approves $2 trillion stimulus package in face of COVID-19 pandemic

Senate approves $2 trillion stimulus package in face of COVID-19 pandemic

27.03.2020 | Tyler Gillett | 625

A unanimous Senate vote Wednesday approved a historic $2 trillion stimulus package to try to keep the US economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Turkish prosecutors announce indictment in Khashoggi killing

Turkish prosecutors announce indictment in Khashoggi killing

27.03.2020 | Joshua Cossin | 662

Prosecutors in Istanbul announced Wednesday that they have prepared an indictment of a close aide to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a former deputy head of general intelligence over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Do more to stop coronavirus price gouging, U.S. states tell Amazon, Walmart, Facebook

Do more to stop coronavirus price gouging, U.S. states tell Amazon, Walmart, Facebook

26.03.2020 | Nandita Bose | 649

A group of 32 U.S. states have a message for the nation’s leading online platforms: You are not doing enough to stop price gouging amid the coronavirus crisis.

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UN rights chief urges governments to protect health, safety of people in detention

UN rights chief urges governments to protect health, safety of people in detention

26.03.2020 | Cassandra Maas | 620

As part of efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on governments on Wednesday to take “urgent action” to protect the health and safety of people in detention and other closed facilities.

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Trump signs two laws to boost 5G security, broadband availability

Trump signs two laws to boost 5G security, broadband availability

26.03.2020 | Cassandra Maas | 621

US President Donald Trump signed two bills into law on Monday that are designed to boost 5G security and broadband availability.

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Israel Supreme Court intervenes in Netanyahu’s alleged power grab amidst COVID-19

Israel Supreme Court intervenes in Netanyahu’s alleged power grab amidst COVID-19

25.03.2020 | Daniel Klapper | 707

The Israeli Supreme Court on Sunday intervened against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s alleged attempt to seize power under the guise of combating COVID-19.

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India PM announces stay at home order

India PM announces stay at home order

25.03.2020 | Joshua Cossin | 624

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India on Tuesday announced announced “a total ban of coming out of your homes” for the nation of 1.3 billion.

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