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Coronavirus: White House plans to disband virus task force

US President Donald Trump has confirmed the White House coronavirus task force will be winding down, with Vice-President Mike Pence suggesting it could be disbanded within weeks.


Coronavirus: Governors ask Trump to call off lockdown protests

One governor says it would be "incredibly appreciated" if the White House helped rein in protesters.

White House defends Ivanka Trump's personal travel amid lockdown

The president's eldest daughter travelled to New Jersey, a virus hotspot, with her family last week.

Vietnam presents medical supplies to US, Japan, Russia, Laos

The Vietnamese Government on April 16 presented 200,000 antibacterial cloth face masks to the US government and people to support them in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: White House concedes US lacks enough test kits

New York urges the government to send more test kits as the city's caseload doubles overnight.

Trump's health 'very good' after unscheduled physical exam

The White House dismissed concerns about the exam's timing, saying he "remains healthy".

The White House's famous magnolia tree to be cut back

 A historic tree that has stood at the White House for nearly 200 years is scheduled to be cut back.

Trump White House vows to stop China taking East Sea islands

 The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the East Sea

First days of Trump era signal America's deepening political divide

 In the blocks surrounding the White House, signs reading "Love Trumps Hate" and "Build Bridges Not Walls" littered the sidewalks on Sunday, the detritus of the Women's March protesting the policies of President Donald Trump.

Trump and Obama set campaign rancor aside with White House meeting

 U.S. President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met on Thursday for the first time, setting aside the deep rancor that dominated the long campaign season to discuss the transition to the Republican's inauguration on Jan. 20.

Trump due in court before Oval Office

Within a few weeks of winning the White House, President-elect Donald Trump could face another group of U.S. citizens, a federal jury in California, courtesy of a lawsuit by former students of his now-defunct Trump University

Trump triumphs over Clinton in White House upset

Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. 

Trump edges closer to White House win, rattles world markets

 Republican Donald Trump edged closer to winning the White House with a series of shocking wins in battleground states such as Florida and Ohio on Tuesday, rattling world markets that had counted

Trump raises specter of crisis if Clinton wins the White House

 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a threat to the country on Monday, saying that if she is elected a probe into her emails could shadow her entire term in office,

Nearly 200 nations agree binding deal to cut greenhouse gases

Nearly 200 nations have agreed a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a major move against climate change

Clinton, Trump move to show medical fitness for White House

 U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to show their medical fitness for the White House as Clinton released a letter from her doctor declaring her fit for the presidency

Obama asks U.S. voters to 'carry' Clinton to White House, defeat Trump

 President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America's future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton's bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention.

Senators close to proposal on Zika funds: Republican committee chairman

 A bipartisan group of senators will soon offer a proposal for more funding to fight a Zika outbreak spreading rapidly through the Americas,

Obama tightens gun rules, requires more background checks

 The White House unveiled gun control measures on Monday that require more gun sellers to get licenses and more gun buyers to undergo background checks,

Hillary Clinton declares 2016 Democratic presidential bid

 Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally entered the 2016 race for the White House in a bid to become the first woman US president.