Released 9: 50 p.m. ET April 21, 2020| Updated 9: 55 p.m. ET April 21, 2020
President Donald Trump says he has directed a stop to U.S. payments to the World Health Company pending a review of its cautions about the coronavirus and China. (April 14).
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The lawsuit in addition implicates the Chinese government of making the COVID-19 pandemic even worse by “hoarding” personal protective equipment, like masks.
Missouri’s motion comes after almost two dozen GOP lawmakers asked the Trump administration to move against China in the International Court of Justice on Monday.
Contributing: Associated Press
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