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US Becomes World Epicenter for Coronavirus after Cases Surpass 100,000

US Becomes World Epicenter for Coronavirus after Cases Surpass 100,000

TEHRAN (defapress) – The US has hit a landmark of over 100,000 coronavirus infections, as it solidifies its place as the world’s top hot spot for the disease widening the gap over other afflicted nations.
Russia Suggests UNGA Adopt Declaration on Fight against Coronavirus

Russia Suggests UNGA Adopt Declaration on Fight against Coronavirus

TEHRAN (defapress) – Russia has submitted an initiative to the United Nations General Assembly that a declaration on global cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus be adopted, the Russian mission to the UN said in a statement on its website.
Trump Signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

Trump Signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Trump on Friday signed a bipartisan $2 trillion economic relief package aimed at helping American workers and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Russia Calls US Sanctions on Venezuela A 'Tool of Genocide' amid Epidemic

Russia Calls US Sanctions on Venezuela A 'Tool of Genocide' amid Epidemic

TEHRAN (defapress) – Russia said on Friday US “narco-terrorism” charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were absurd, adding that sanctions on Caracas could become “a tool of genocide” amid the coronavirus outbreak.
China Reports One Local Coronavirus Case, 54 Imported, Cuts International Flights

China Reports One Local Coronavirus Case, 54 Imported, Cuts International Flights

TEHRAN (defapress) – Mainland China reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus case in three days and 54 new imported cases, as Beijing ordered airlines to sharply cut international flights, for fear travelers could reignite the coronavirus outbreak.
Russian, Turkish Troops Conduct Joint Patrolling in Syria
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Russian, Turkish Troops Conduct Joint Patrolling in Syria

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Russian and Turkish militaries have conducted joint patrolling in northern Syria, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry's center for the Syrian Reconciliation Oleg Zhuravlev, said.
US Tops List of Countries with Highest Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

US Tops List of Countries with Highest Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

TEHRAN (defapress) – The US overtook China and topped the list of nations with the most coronavirus cases, as the number of the infected within the country crept past 85,000 cases.
US Cancels Major Philippines War Games Due to Virus

US Cancels Major Philippines War Games Due to Virus

TEHRAN (defapress) – The US military has canceled large-scale exercises involving thousands of troops in the Philippines in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.
China's Xi, Speaking with Trump, Calls on US to Improve Relations

China's Xi, Speaking with Trump, Calls on US to Improve Relations

TEHRAN (defapress) – Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday that he hopes the United States will take substantive action to improve bilateral ties, China's foreign ministry said.
FBI Says Man Killed in Missouri Wanted to Bomb Hospital

FBI Says Man Killed in Missouri Wanted to Bomb Hospital

TEHRAN (defapress) – A man suspected of plotting to blow up a Missouri hospital and was killed in a shootout with FBI agents was apparently frustrated with local government action to stop the spread of coronavirus, the FBI said Wednesday.