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US president Donald Trump arrives to the weekly Senate Republican meeting in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Tensions between China and the United States have escalated further after president Donald Trump warned the World Health Organisation (WHO) that it sh(...)

‘We will build our glorious future with American hands, America grit and American pride,’ US president Donald Trump said during a factory visit in the key election state of Pennsylvania on Thursday. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has vowed to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the United States as he pledged to put “America first” during a fact(...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

Representative James McGovern wears a New England Patriots-themed face mask as he speaks ahead of a vote on a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill on the floor of the US House of Representatives. Photograph: US House TV via Reuters

The US House of Representatives was poised to back a $484 billion (€449 billion) rescue package in a vote on Thursday as the number of Americans who l(...)

US president Donald Trump: The panic gripping markets is a potential upset for him in this election year.  Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/PA

US president Donald Trump was facing mounting pressure from political opponents over his handling of the coronavirus challenge amid allegations that t(...)

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks pass  shops in  Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Camilla Cerea/Bloomberg

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, increasing its international isolation as countries as far apart as Sout(...)

Gilead employs more than 500 staff in Ireland, many working at its Cork plant, where it manufactures drugs for the treatment of HIV and hepatitis

The US is suing drugmaker Gilead Sciences for infringing government patents for the use of two of its flagship drugs to prevent HIV, saying the compan(...)

Dar es Salaam, the central administrative hub of Tanzania. A WHO statement says Tanzania’s government “despite several requests” has not shared  clinical data, the results of its investigations or the possible contacts of a number of patients with Ebola-like symptoms. File photograph: Getty

The World Health Organisation has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebo(...)

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The e-cigarette was supposed to be the future of tobacco - an innovation marketed as “reduced risk” that could offer a growth story to an industry who(...)