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From TheJournal.ie Trump says coronavirus death rate in US likely to peak in two weeks' time Coronavirus

Trump says coronavirus death rate in US likely to peak in two weeks' time

The US president also extended “social distancing” guidelines until 30 April.

From TheJournal.ie 'Just relax, stay home': The US now has more Covid-19 cases than either China or Italy Coronavirus

'Just relax, stay home': The US now has more Covid-19 cases than either China or Italy

Over 83,000 people in the US have tested positive for Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package Rescue Plan

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package

The deal will see a sweep of new measures to provide Americans with healthcare and business supports.

From TheJournal.ie US could become Covid-19 epicentre after 'very large acceleration' in cases - WHO WHO

US could become Covid-19 epicentre after 'very large acceleration' in cases - WHO

In the past 24 hours, the World Health Organization said that 85% of new cases were in Europe and the US.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our country is meant to be open': Donald Trump could remove Covid-19 restrictions by next week Coronavirus

'Our country is meant to be open': Donald Trump could remove Covid-19 restrictions by next week

Trump said that state governors would have the final say on any measures he introduced.

From TheJournal.ie California governor urges state's 40 million residents to 'stay at home' Coronavirus

California governor urges state's 40 million residents to 'stay at home'

Similar restrictions are in place in virus hotspots like Italy, Spain and central China.

From TheJournal.ie US President Donald Trump has tested negative for Covid-19 All Clear

US President Donald Trump has tested negative for Covid-19

Trump agreed to be tested after coming into contact with a delegation who had tested positive for the virus.

From TheJournal.ie US suspends J1 visa programme for some applicants in response to Covid-19 outbreak No Go

US suspends J1 visa programme for some applicants in response to Covid-19 outbreak

The move could affect the travel plans of Irish students this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump declares 'national emergency' over coronavirus US

Donald Trump declares 'national emergency' over coronavirus

Trump has faced criticism for his handling of the Covid-19 outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie US launches air strikes against Iran-backed militia after Iraq base attack Retaliation

US launches air strikes against Iran-backed militia after Iraq base attack

A US official said multiple strikes targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump names his fourth chief of staff, and appoints special envoy for Northern Ireland Mark And Mick

Donald Trump names his fourth chief of staff, and appoints special envoy for Northern Ireland

Mick Mulvaney had been serving as acting chief of staff since Trump fired John Kelly in December 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Mcdonald says she will not travel to US for St Patrick's Day 'due to current circumstances' St Patrick's Day

Mcdonald says she will not travel to US for St Patrick's Day 'due to current circumstances'

McDonald said earlier this week that she was staying close to home after a case of Covid-19 was confirmed at her children’s school.

From TheJournal.ie US police name Irish woman killed in suspected murder-suicide in Nevada Reno

US police name Irish woman killed in suspected murder-suicide in Nevada

Police in Reno said the 53-year-old died from gunshot wounds, along with her husband and two sons.

From TheJournal.ie Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ends $500m White House run following poor Super Tuesday showing Okay Bloomer

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ends $500m White House run following poor Super Tuesday showing

Bloomberg has endorsed former vice president, Joe Biden, as the man he now wants to take on Donald Trump in November.

From TheJournal.ie At least eight dead and 40 buildings collapse after tornadoes hit Tennessee US

At least eight dead and 40 buildings collapse after tornadoes hit Tennessee

Authorities are continuing to search the wreckage for injured people.

From TheJournal.ie Employee kills five in shooting rampage at Molson-Coors brewing campus in US Milwaukee

Employee kills five in shooting rampage at Molson-Coors brewing campus in US

Authorities offered no immediate motive for the attack.

From TheJournal.ie The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline Time's Up

The downfall of Harvey Weinstein: a timeline

Here’s how things played out for the movie mogul since allegations against him arose.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds protest in London against extradition of Julian Assange Wikileaks

Hundreds protest in London against extradition of Julian Assange

Assange is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south-east London as he awaits the start of next week’s full extradition hearing.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Cruise firm attempts to track down hundreds who left ship after one diagnosed with illness Covid-19

Coronavirus: Cruise firm attempts to track down hundreds who left ship after one diagnosed with illness

Cambodia allowed the ship to dock on its southern coast on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Two killed in shooting at university residence in US Texas

Two killed in shooting at university residence in US

The shooting happened in a dormitory at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

From TheJournal.ie US life expectancy is on the up - and the White House says it's thanks to Trump US President

US life expectancy is on the up - and the White House says it's thanks to Trump

The US government said that 2018 saw the first decline in drug overdose deaths in almost three decades.

From TheJournal.ie DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government' Good Friday Agreement

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus latest: Japan, EU, US and South Korea to evacuate citizens from Wuhan Wuhan

Coronavirus latest: Japan, EU, US and South Korea to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

All cases had involved people who had been in or near Wuhan, but Japan and Germany have now reported human-to-human cases.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus case confirmed in Germany as death toll reaches 106 in China China

Coronavirus case confirmed in Germany as death toll reaches 106 in China

In the US, authorities have warned citizens against all non-essential travel to China.

From TheJournal.ie Trump presents new Star Trek-style Space Force logo New Symbol

Trump presents new Star Trek-style Space Force logo

Space Force is the first new US military service since the Air Force was created in 1947.

From TheJournal.ie Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial Capitol Punishment

Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial

A 13-hour hearing saw Republicans push back attempts by Democrats to amend the procedures for the trial.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump's lawyers ask for his immediate acquittal, as impeachment trial to begin today 'perfect' Phonecall

Donald Trump's lawyers ask for his immediate acquittal, as impeachment trial to begin today

The US President will be at the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland when his trial begins.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling' EU Trade Commissioner

Phil Hogan says that US threats over Huawei are 'a bit of sabre-rattling'

The EU Trade Commissioner also said it was “just not possible” to agree a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian police fire tear gas at people protesting against downing of passenger jet Tehran

Iranian police fire tear gas at people protesting against downing of passenger jet

US President Donald Trump warned Iran that the world and “more importantly, the USA is watching”.

From TheJournal.ie UK ambassador to Iran summoned following arrest at anti-government protest Tehran

UK ambassador to Iran summoned following arrest at anti-government protest

176 people were killed when the plane was shot down earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Storms and tornadoes leave at least 10 dead across US Extreme Weather

Storms and tornadoes leave at least 10 dead across US

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power from Texas to Michigan.

From TheJournal.ie Trump administration announces new sanctions on Iran as it pins blame for Ukrainian airline disaster Sanctions

Trump administration announces new sanctions on Iran as it pins blame for Ukrainian airline disaster

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level US official to point the finger at Iran today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Designed by clowns': Boeing staff mocked regulators before grounded 737 MAX was certified Email Release

'Designed by clowns': Boeing staff mocked regulators before grounded 737 MAX was certified

Emails released by the company last night show staff bragging they could get the jet certified despite safety concerns.

From TheJournal.ie 'Insulting and demeaning': White House briefing on Soleimani killing criticised by some Republicans Iran-US Tensions

'Insulting and demeaning': White House briefing on Soleimani killing criticised by some Republicans

Officials have repeatedly claimed a threat to Americans in the Middle East led to the killing.

From TheJournal.ie A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops Iraq

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops

Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.

From TheJournal.ie UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops Us-iran Tensions

UK, France and Nato condemn 'reckless' missile attack on Iraqi bases housing US troops

While condemning Iran’s attack, Boris Johnson said that slain general Qasem Soleimani “had the blood of British troops on his hands.”

From TheJournal.ie What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran? Iraq

What do we know about the Iraq air bases targeted by Iran?

Two US air bases were targeted by Iran.

From TheJournal.ie Over 50 people killed in stampede at funeral procession of Iranian general killed by US Qassem Soleimani

Over 50 people killed in stampede at funeral procession of Iranian general killed by US

The incident happened in Kerman, the hometown of General Qassem Soleimani.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East' Crisis

Varadkar: Irish government 'concerned for escalation of tensions in the Middle East'

Crowds, estimated to be in the millions, gathered for the funeral of Soleimani today.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing Fire And Fury

Iraqi parliament passes motion to expel US military from country following Qasem Soleimani killing

Pro-Iran factions have ramped up pressure on US forces in Iraq since Friday’s drone strike.

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