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US and China spar until closing moments of WHO assembly

GENEVA/TOKYO — As the World Health Organization’s annual gathering of members concluded its two-day meeting on Tuesday, the U.S. and China traded barbs until the closing moments over the issue of Taiwan’s attendance, symbolizing the heated battle between the world’s two largest economies that overshadowed the assembly.

“We join countless others in the international community who today have called on the WHO to extend an invitation to Taiwan” to the World Health Assembly, senior American diplomat Howard Solomon said via videoconference in closing remarks.

He was quickly rebutted by Chen Xu, China’s ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva,

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Trump vs Govs: Restarting economy will be as messy as closing it

NEW YORK — Much like the patchwork efforts made to shut down U.S. cities and states, the push to reopen American economic activity also will be complicated by political division, as priorities and perceptions of the pandemic differ among governors based on their level of consensus with President Donald Trump.

“The governors are going to be opening up their states,” Trump said at the White House’s daily coronavirus briefing Tuesday. “They’re going to declare when. They’re going to know when. Some can open very, very shortly, if not almost immediately.”

Trump reversed his claim made just a day prior that

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Reopening US economy will be as messy as it was closing it

NEW YORK — Much like the patchwork efforts made to shut down U.S. cities and states, the push to reopen American economic activity also will be complicated by political division, as priorities and perceptions of the pandemic differ among governors based on their level of consensus with President Donald Trump.

“The governors are going to be opening up their states,” Trump said at the White House’s daily coronavirus briefing Tuesday. “They’re going to declare when. They’re going to know when. Some can open very, very shortly, if not almost immediately.”

Trump reversed his claim made just a day prior that

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Restarting the US economy will be as messy as closing it

NEW YORK — Much like the patchwork efforts made to shut down U.S. cities and states, the push to reopen American economic activity also will be complicated by political division, as priorities and perceptions of the pandemic differ among governors based on their level of consensus with President Donald Trump.

“The governors are going to be opening up their states,” Trump said at the White House’s daily coronavirus briefing Tuesday. “They’re going to declare when. They’re going to know when. Some can open very, very shortly, if not almost immediately.”

Trump reversed his claim made just a day prior that

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