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US President Donald Trump has imposed sweeping sanctions on Iranian banks, seeking to deal a further blow to Iran’s economy as it struggles to deal with coronavirus.

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Trump 'not yet out of the woods', doctor says

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Trump 'not yet out of the woods', doctor says

The President's doctor was evasive when asked whether Trump had received supplementary oxygen at any point since falling ill.

Trump hospitalised for coronavirus treatment, campaign grounded

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Trump hospitalised for coronavirus treatment, campaign grounded

Donald Trump announced he and his wife are self-isolating after they tested positive for covid-19

Trump to spend 'next few days' in hospital

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Trump to spend 'next few days' in hospital

US President Donald Trump is being sent out of the White House to a military hospital as he reports being 'fatigued' just shortly after being ...

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Trump campaign events postponed or virtual after Covid-19 diagnosis

Donald Trump's campaign events will either be postponed or held virtually following his Covid-19 diagnosis.

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President Trump, Melania test positive for coronavirus

US President Donald Trump's official physician said in a statement that the president and his wife 'are both well at this time.'

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US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

Despite heavily restricted rememberance services, Donald Trump and presidential challenger Joe Biden have both arranged to visit 9/11 memorials ...

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Needing election boost, Trump prepares to dominate party convention

President Donald Trump will seek to revive his re-election hopes this week at the Republican Party's largely online convention.

Pompeo cleared over Saudi arms sales

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Pompeo cleared over Saudi arms sales

An internal probe has cleared US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of wrongdoing in a disputed arms sale to Saudi Arabia, a senior State Department ...

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First prayers in 86 years held at Hagia Sophia

Thousands of people gathered for worship at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul as it controversially reopened as a mosque after being used as a museum ...

Trump wears mask in public for first time

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Trump wears mask in public for first time

It was the first time the president is seen in public wearing the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution ...

Fired US watchdog 'was investigating fast-tracked Saudi arms deal'

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Fired US watchdog 'was investigating fast-tracked Saudi arms deal'

Steve Linick was fired as the State Department's inspector general over his investigation into Pompeo's use of an emergency loophole to ...

Trump dismisses concern over virus spreading in White House

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Trump dismisses concern over virus spreading in White House

US President Donald Trump dismissed concerns over the possible spread of coronavirus in the White House but said he may limit contact with Vice ...

Despite White House virus cases, top aides defend reopening

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Despite White House virus cases, top aides defend reopening

Two top US economic advisers defended the need for an expeditious reopening of the economy even as the coronavirus reached into the White House ...

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Trump's premature lockdown exit plan 'delusional' say opponents

President Donald Trump's administration clashed with state governors Sunday over lifting coronavirus lockdowns, in a standoff embittered by his support for protests against the restrictions.

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Ivanka Trump flouts federal guidelines, travels for Passover

Ivanka Trump travelled to New Jersey to celebrate Passover with her husband Jared Kushner's family despite Federal guidelines advising against ...

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Global coronavirus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

Despite more than half of the planet imposing some form of lockdown, the novel coronavirus has claimed thousands more lives.

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American's hunger strike death endangers $1.3bn Egypt military aid

The US State Department recently considered slashing a chunk of Egypt's annual $1.3 billion in military aid over a US citizen's death, according ...

Staffer in Mike Pence's office tests positive for virus

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Staffer in Mike Pence's office tests positive for virus

It was the latest case of COVID-19 to brush the inner circle of US leadership.

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Trump tests negative for coronavirus amid national emergency

Trump, 73, had dismissed concerns over his exposure to the disease which has so far killed at least 51 Americans and upended the rhythm of daily ...

Attendee at political summit featuring Trump has Covid-19

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Attendee at political summit featuring Trump has Covid-19

CPAC is one of the largest annual gatherings of political conservatives, attracting thousands, and in addition to Trump and Pence the ...

Third pro-Israel conference attendee tests positive for coronavirus

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Third pro-Israel conference attendee tests positive for coronavirus

The major pro-Israel lobby group's annual conference was attended by around 18,000 people, including the US vice president.

Two AIPAC conference attendees test positive for coronavirus

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Two AIPAC conference attendees test positive for coronavirus

Two New Yorkers have tested positive for the coronavirus since attending the huge AIPAC annual conference.

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