More than three million people in the US filed a claim for unemployment benefits last week as coronavirus pandemic is devastating the country's economy.
The US Senate has approved a $2.2 trillion bailout bill, while the UK has announced its own worth $400bn. Many however argue that the sums, large as they are, may not be enough.
The global pandemic has led to a shift in international relations away from globalism.
The United States counts on receiving the vast majority of its medical supplies from China but the factories in the country give priority first to their own hospitals in its battle against the coronavirus.
Will society be forced to alter its current course?
Several incidents of racism targeting people of Chinese or other East Asian origin were reported on Twitter, with many blaming attempts to politicise the crisis by politicians.
The authority said it found that Apple acted to prevent independent retailers in France from competing on price and abused its economic power over them.
President Ashraf Ghani orders release of initial 1,500, with other 3,500 fighters to be set free in parallel with progress in intra-Afghan talks. Taliban says the plan violates its peace deal with US.
Threat of parallel governments in Afghanistan is jeopardising the nascent process to end a war that has killed tens of thousands of people.
Microsoft asked many of its employees in the Seattle region near its headquarters and the San Francisco Bay Area to work from home if possible until March 25.
Military spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett said in a tweet the “defensive” strike was the first US attack against the militants in 11 days. The aim was to counter a Taliban assault on Afghan government forces in Helmand province.
“If the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan live up to these commitments, we will have a powerful path forward to end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops home,” President Trump said in a statement.
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