Morning news brief: US Senate passes COVID bill, Pope in Iraq, more

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Mar 07, 2021, 09:14 AM IST
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US Senate on Sunday passed President Joe Biden's USD 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. This will give most Americans a one time payment of USD 1400 and more help. Meanwhile, Pope Francis is getting ready to meet Iraqi Christians who suffered during Islamic State's rule. Read this and more in our morning news brief.

The Senate voted 50-49, with no Republicans voting in favor, on what would be one of the largest stimulus packages in U.S. history.


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