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Trump signs bipartisan COVID-19 relief package

Trump signs bipartisan COVID-19 relief package

20.03.2020 | Valeria Negron | 622

US President Donald Trump signed into law the COVID-19 bipartisan relief package on Wednesday.

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New York governor signs paid sick leave bill amid COVID-19 outbreak

New York governor signs paid sick leave bill amid COVID-19 outbreak

20.03.2020 | Andrew Hursh | 641

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed a bill passed by the state assembly the same day, providing paid sick leave and family leave benefits to New York citizens who are ill or quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Former US officials and war crimes prosecutors condemn Pompeo’s threats to ICC

Former US officials and war crimes prosecutors condemn Pompeo’s threats to ICC

20.03.2020 | Andrew Hursh | 632

Six former US officials with esteemed careers in diplomacy and prosecuting war crimes issued a brief but forceful statement Wednesday criticizing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s response to recent actions at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Texas execution halted because of COVID-19

Texas execution halted because of COVID-19

19.03.2020 | Emily Beeken | 658

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals delayed the execution of John William Hummel on Monday due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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US and Canada restrict non-essential travel at border

US and Canada restrict non-essential travel at border

19.03.2020 | Chris Stephens | 816

The US and Canada agreed Wednesday to restrict all non-essential travel at their international border in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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EU closes external borders amid COVID-19

EU closes external borders amid COVID-19

19.03.2020 | Gabrielle Wast | 612

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Tuesday that all member states of the Schengen Area had endorsed guidelines that provide for temporary, coordinated action to close the zone’s external border for a period of 30 days.

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House approves revised COVID-19 bill, sending it to Senate

House approves revised COVID-19 bill, sending it to Senate

18.03.2020 | Payton Smith | 688

The US House of Representatives passed a revised version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Monday with unanimous consent.

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Iran temporarily releases 85,000 prisoners in wake of pandemic

Iran temporarily releases 85,000 prisoners in wake of pandemic

18.03.2020 | Tyler Gillett | 647

Iran has temporarily released about 85,000 prisoners from jail as part of their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Russia constitutional court approves amendment allowing Putin to serve two additional terms

Russia constitutional court approves amendment allowing Putin to serve two additional terms

18.03.2020 | Tyler Gillett | 647

The Russian Constitutional Court released a 52-page decision Monday approving amendments to the constitution, including an amendment that would allow Vladimir Putin to serve up to two additional terms as president.

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Supreme Court postpones oral arguments amid COVID-19 pandemic

Supreme Court postpones oral arguments amid COVID-19 pandemic

17.03.2020 | Emily Beeken | 658

The US Supreme Court announced Monday that they are postponing oral arguments scheduled for the March session beginning March 23.

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