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China warns Canada of ‘consequences’ over Hong Kong interference

China warned Canada on Monday that it would retaliate over Ottawa’s response to a new national security law in Hong Kong, threatening to sink their troubled diplomatic relations to new lows. Canada last week suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and halted exports of sensitive military gear to the financial hub as Western nations […]

Hong Kong court denies bail to first person charged under new law

A Hong Kong court denied bail on Monday to the first person charged with inciting separatism and terrorism under the city’s new national security law after he carried a sign saying “Liberate Hong Kong” and drove his motorbike into police. Tong Ying-kit, 23, was arrested after a video posted online showed him knocking over several […]

Britain set to use new powers to impose sanctions over rights

Britain will list on Monday the first foreign nationals to face asset freezes and visa bans for alleged human rights abuses under a new post-Brexit sanctions scheme that follows the 2012 U.S. Magnitsky Act. Foreign minister Dominic Raab has pressed for a tough sanctions regime, and the first names to be set out in parliament […]

Kim signals North Korea to keep border closed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the foreseeable future. The nuclear-armed North closed its borders in late January as the virus spread in neighbouring China and imposed tough restrictions that put thousands of its […]

Boxing legend Duran leaves hospital after COVID-19 scare

Panamanian Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran was released from the hospital Thursday after being treated for coronavirus, the six-time boxing world champion announced via social media. “Today, with the blessing of God, I returned home after battling the COVID-19 virus. It was a World Championship fight,” Duran wrote on his Instagram account. The message included […]

No official U.S. approach to quiz Prince Andrew over Epstein, PM says

U.S. authorities have not made an official approach to the British government for permission to speak to Prince Andrew about his contacts with the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. U.S. prosecutors want to question the British prince over his contacts with Epstein, who was awaiting trial on charges […]

Johnson says more optimistic than Barnier on post-Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was more optimistic than European officials that a post-Brexit trading deal could be struck but said Britain could leave the bloc without a comprehensive agreement if needed. Johnson said he was a bit more optimistic than EU negotiator Michel Barnier, who said this week that serious divergences […]

France’s Macron acts to recast presidency as government resigns

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and his government resigned on Friday as President Emmanuel Macron acted on a pledge to reinvent his administration and win back disillusioned voters ahead of a possible re-election bid in 2022. Macron is reshaping his government as France grapples with the deepest economic depression since World War Two, a sharp […]

China rejects U.S. criticism of military drills in South China Sea

China on Friday rejected criticism by the U.S. Defense Department of its plan to hold military exercises in the South China Sea, and suggested that Washington was to blame for increased tensions in the region. The Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday that conducting military exercises over disputed territory in the South China Sea […]

US marks record 53,069 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

The US notched more than 53,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Thursday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, a new one-day record as infections surge around the country. The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed 53,069 more cases as of 8:30 pm (0030 Friday GMT), bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic reached […]

Steroid drug purchased for COVID patients in poor countries – U.N.

An initial purchase of the steroid dexamethasone, shown to be effective in treating severe or critical COVID-19 patients, will be made for up to 4.5 million people in low- and middle-income countries, agencies said on Friday. The U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is negotiating the advance purchase under the deal led by UNITAID and Wellcome, as […]

Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law

The US House of Representatives has approved new Hong Kong-related sanctions, after Beijing imposed a security law that was condemned by countries around the world. The measure, which was passed unanimously, penalises banks that do business with Chinese officials. It will have to be approved by the Senate before going to President Trump. Critics say […]

Racial inequalities in health: What MNT’s experts want you to know

COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests have drawn attention to systemic racism and the inequalities in healthcare that result from it. For this Special Feature, Medical News Today asked its experts, “What do you wish people knew about health inequity?” We share their answers below. Racial inequalities plague the United States healthcare system. Image […]

WHO warns against use of masks during exercise

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned people against wearing masks while exercising, saying masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably. WHO gave the warning on Wednesday in an update of its Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters. It said that sweat could make the mask become wet more quickly which […]

Biden campaign outraises Trump for second straight month

Democrat Joe Biden outraised President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for the second straight month and for the second quarter of 2020, figures released Wednesday showed, highlighting robust enthusiasm for the White House challenger. Biden, the Democratic National Committee and related fundraisers brought in a staggering $141 million in June, the campaign’s best fundraising month ever […]

UK PM warns Israel against annexation plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Israel Wednesday against going ahead with plans to annex parts of the West Bank, calling them illegal and against the Jewish state’s own interests. “I am a passionate defender of Israel,” he wrote in an article published in Hebrew on the front page of Israel’s top-selling daily, Yediot Aharonot. […]

Police operation in French capital’s La Defense ends

A French police operation in the business district of La Defense in western Paris has ended, with concerns about a possible armed man in the area proving unfounded, police said. “Operation over, doubts lifted,” a police source told Reuters. Earlier in the day the police said on Twitter that Les Quatre Temps shopping centre in […]

United States not on EU’s ‘safe’ travel list, diplomats say

The United States is not on a “safe list” of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union governments later on Tuesday, three diplomats said. The 27-member bloc is expected to give outline approval to leisure or business travel from Wednesday to 14 countries beyond its borders when they vote on the […]

Hong Kong democracy activist group led by Joshua Wong disbands

A pro-democracy group led by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong disbanded on Tuesday, hours after China’s parliament passed national security legislation for the Chinese-ruled city that has stoked fears for its freedoms. Chinese and Hong Kong authorities have said the law is necessary to tackle separatism, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces following anti-government […]

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago. Details of the law – which comes in response to last year’s often-violent pro-democracy protests in the city and […]

Spain says PM off to Africa, EU’s list of safe nations ready soon

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to make his first international trip since the coronavirus crisis to west Africa on Tuesday for a summit on Sahel region issues with other heads of state including France’s President Emmanuel Macron. The European leaders will be joined in Mauritania by heads of the so-called G5 Sahel states – […]

New strain of swine flu discovered in China

A new strain of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic has been discovered by Chinese researchers, this is according to a study released in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)on Monday. The disease, which researchers called the G4 virus, is genetically […]

China passes feared Hong Kong security law

China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday, a historic move that critics and many western governments fear will smother the finance hub’s freedoms and hollow out its autonomy. The legislation was unanimously approved by China’s rubber-stamp parliament, little more than six weeks after it was first unveiled. “It marks the […]

Trump briefed on Russian bounties in February

Donald Trump received a written briefing about alleged Russian bounties offered to Afghan militants to kill American troops as early as February, The New York Times said Monday in a new report undercutting the US president’s assertion that he was not told of the threat. Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media […]

NGO petitions UK House Of Lords, others over abuse of Africans in China

Dr. Martins Abhulimhen, President Love Africans Organisation recently met with Former International Criminal Court (ICC) ,President Professor Sang-Hyun Song to discuss Africans Abuse in China and submit petition to UK House of Lords, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and all African Countries’ Ambassadors in the UK, a statement issued by the organisation said. The group alleged […]

China forcibly sterilises Uighurs to control population: report

Chinese authorities are carrying out forced sterilisations of women in an apparent campaign to curb the growth of ethnic minority populations in the western Xinjiang region, according to research published Monday. The report, based on a combination of official regional data, policy documents, and interviews with ethnic minority women, has prompted an international group of […]

Russia denies offering bounty for killing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, on Monday rejected U.S. media reports that claimed Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. “These claims are nothing but lies. “Reputable and high-quality world media outlets have been increasingly publishing elaborate hoaxes in the last few years. “This definitely does not speak well for maintaining […]

Blasts at Afghan market kill 23 civilians

Multiple explosions tore through a busy market in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least 23 civilians, officials said, blaming the Taliban for the carnage. The latest bloodshed comes as both the Taliban and Afghan government prepare to launch peace talks aimed at ending the country’s nearly two-decade-old war. The blasts at the bazar in […]

Gunmen attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

Gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi Monday, with four of the assailants killed, police said. Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon said the attackers pulled up in a car outside the trading floor and hurled a grenade at the building before opening fire. “Four attackers have been killed,” he added. Karachi was once […]

14 missing after Philippines sea collision

Philippine rescuers were searching Monday for 14 people missing after a local fishing boat collided with a cargo ship, authorities said. The boats crashed early Sunday in waters southwest of Manila, capsizing the Philippine fishing vessel Liberty 5 off the coast of Occidental Mindoro province. The captain of the cargo ship Vienna Wood, which is […]

Russia’s opposition flounders as Putin changes constitution

Russia’s opposition is denouncing this week’s vote on President Vladimir Putin’s constitutional reforms as a joke, pointing out that copies of the amended basic law are already on sale in Moscow bookshops. From liberal reformers to Communists, Kremlin critics say the vote — which started last week and ends on Wednesday — is a thinly […]

Spain says PM off to Africa, EU’s list of safe nations ready soon

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to make his first international trip since the coronavirus crisis to west Africa on Tuesday for a summit on Sahel region issues with other heads of state including France’s President Emmanuel Macron. The European leaders will be joined in Mauritania by heads of the so-called G5 Sahel states – […]

Sweden lashes out at WHO over virus listing

Sweden accused the World Health Organization on Friday of a “total misinterpretation” of its data, as the UN body listed it among 11 countries facing a resurgence of coronavirus cases. The WHO had made a “total mistake”, said Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, whose country has made headlines for its high death toll after it […]

Putin reform referendum reveals Russian generation gap

Ludmila Yudina, a retired speech therapist and supporter of President Vladimir Putin, has been butting heads recently with her grandchildren. The 81-year-old is backing constitutional reforms the longtime Russian leader proposed earlier this year, which Russians are voting on in a nationwide ballot that will end on Wednesday. The reforms, the first major changes to […]

‘It’s for you’, tearful Klopp tells Liverpool fans

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was overcome with emotion as he dedicated the club’s first league title in 30 years to the fans on Thursday. Klopp urged supporters not to congregate around Liverpool’s famous Anfield stadium with social distancing guidelines still in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s such a big moment, I am completely […]

Dubai officially acknowledges arrest of Hushpuppi, Woodbery

Dubai Police authorities on Thursday confirmed the arrest of Nigerian well-known Instagram personalities Raymond Olounwa Abbas also known as Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacob Ponle popularly known as Woodbery. The two were confirmed arrested with 10 other suspects on allegations of fraud involving huge money. The two Nigerians and 10 others were arrested in an operation […]

Russians cast early votes in ballot to extend Putin’s rule

Russians were casting early ballots Thursday in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that could see President Vladimir Putin remain in power until 2036. Election officials opened polling stations in the lead-up to the official voting day on July 1 to reduce the risk of overcrowding that could spread coronavirus infections. Masks and disinfectant gels […]

South Korea, US mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

South Korea and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to defending “the hard-fought peace” on the divided peninsula as the allies marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Communist North Korea invaded the US-backed South on June 25, 1950, triggering a three-year war that killed millions. The fighting ended […]

Trump says US moving troops to Poland after Duda meeting

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the United States plans to move some troops from Germany to Poland, speaking as he hosted Polish leader Andrzej Duda at the White House just four days ahead of the nation’s election. “We are going to be reducing our forces in Germany” from 52,000 to 25,000 troops, Trump said […]

Biden to accept presidential nomination in person at scaled-back convention

Joe Biden will accept the Democratic presidential nomination in person at the party’s national convention in August, but it will be a largely virtual gathering due to coronavirus concerns, organizers announced Wednesday. “Vice President Biden intends to proudly accept his party’s nomination in Milwaukee and take the next step forward towards making Donald Trump a […]

Pompeo says annexation up to Israel amid condemnation

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated Wednesday that Israel had the US green light to annex Palestinian land, amid wide criticism of the Jewish state’s plans. “Decisions about Israelis extending sovereignty to those places are decisions for the Israelis to make,” Pompeo told reporters. “We are talking to all of the countries in the region […]

Biden leads Trump by 14 points in NYT poll

Joe Biden has a 14-point lead over US President Donald Trump ahead of the November election as some Republican-leaning voters reproach Trump for his response to the coronavirus crisis, a poll showed Wednesday. In one of Trump’s worst poll showings for the 2020 race, the Democrat Biden garnered 50 percent of the vote compared with […]

Iran’s Rouhani says UN watchdog risks losing independence

Iran’s president warned Wednesday that the UN nuclear watchdog risks losing its independence after it adopted a resolution urging access to two sites alleged to have hosted past nuclear activities. The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency passed the resolution put forward by European states last week, calling on Iran to help clarify whether undeclared nuclear […]

Trump’s brother seeks to block niece’s unflattering memoir

One of Donald Trump’s brothers requested a restraining order to block publication of a potentially explosive book written by the US president’s niece, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Mary Trump will release her no-holds-barred memoir “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” on July 28, according to […]

Putin hails Soviet role in WWII at military parade

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the world owed the Soviet Union a debt of gratitude for its contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. The Russian leader made the comments at the beginning of a massive military parade through Red Square in Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of […]

Probe demanded over Latino police shooting death in Los Angeles

Los Angeles officials Tuesday demanded an independent probe into the death of a young Latino security guard, whose shooting by police has fueled more protests against police brutality and racism. Andres Guardado, 18, was killed last week after a deputy fired multiple gunshots in Gardena, Los Angeles County. Police say Guardado was shot when he […]

North Korea’s Kim suspends military plans against South: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has suspended plans for military action against the South, state media reported Wednesday, in an apparent sudden dialling down of tensions after Pyongyang blew up a liaison office. In recent weeks, Pyongyang has issued a series of vitriolic condemnations of Seoul over anti-North leaflets, which defectors based in South […]

Obama helps raise $11 mn for Biden in online fundraiser

Barack Obama helped raise $11 million for White House hopeful Joe Biden during a Tuesday virtual fundraiser where the former president said a “great awakening” among Americans could help defeat Donald Trump in November’s election. The two-term Democrat proved a major draw, bringing in a substantial audience and raising over $11 million in total, making […]

Pompeo compares ex-security advisor John Bolton to Edward Snowden

John Bolton’s explosive tell-all account of his time as National Security Advisor is comparable to Edward Snowden’s disclosure of state-backed mass surveillance of US citizens, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Pompeo’s comments come the night before the release of Bolton’s book “The Room Where It Happened,” which contains many damning allegations against President […]

Merkel condemns ‘abhorrent’ Stuttgart rampage

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sharply condemned a violent rampage in Stuttgart, her spokesman said Monday, calling the brutal attacks against police officers and the looting of shops by hundreds of people “abhorrent”. “Whoever has done this has turned against their city, against the people with whom they live and against the laws that protect us […]

UK knife attack suspect was known to security services

A man held on suspicion of stabbing three people to death in a British park at the weekend was known to the security services, media reported on Monday. The 25-year-old, widely identified as Khairi Saadallah, a Libyan refugee, was held on suspicion of murder on Saturday night, soon after the rampage in Reading, west of […]

Paris throws off mask to party like the virus never was

Social distancing and face masks were largely forgotten as thousands of French people danced and partied well into Monday in the first big blow out since the coronavirus lockdown. The annual midsummer Festival of Music usually brings millions of people out onto the streets across the country for impromptu concerts in cafes and on street […]

France brings home 10 jihadists’ children from Syria

The government said Monday it had brought home 10 French children of jihadist fighters overnight from a refugee camp in Syria, the latest in a piecemeal repatriation process since the Islamic State group was ousted from its Syrian base in March 2019. “France has carried out the return of ten French minors, orphans or humanitarian […]

Blast in southern Pakistan kills three

At least three people, including security personnel, were killed in a roadside blast in southern Pakistan Friday, police said. Two members of the Rangers — an elite paramilitary security force — were killed after an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in the city of Ghotki in Sindh province, senior police officer Hafiz Abdul […]

Pompeo denounces ‘lies’ by ‘traitor’ Bolton

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late Thursday ripped into John Bolton for his explosive memoir about working for President Donald Trump, calling the former national security advisor a “traitor.” “John Bolton is spreading a number of lies, fully-spun half-truths and outright falsehoods,” Pompeo said in a statement. “It is both sad and dangerous that […]

Amy Klobuchar exits VP contention, says Biden should pick black woman

US Senator Amy Klobuchar withdrew from consideration as Joe Biden’s potential vice president Thursday, saying the Democratic nominee should choose a woman of color as his running mate. Klobuchar, herself a former 2020 presidential hopeful, said the coast-to-coast protests that erupted in the aftermath of a brutal police killing of a black man in her […]

Australia under cyberattacks from state actor

Australia’s prime minister revealed Friday his country was under a broad cyberattack from a “state-based actor” targeting government, public services and businesses, with suspicions falling on China. Warning Australians of “specific risks” and an increased tempo of attacks, Scott Morrison told a press conference that a range of sensitive institutions had been hit. “This activity […]

Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end ‘Dreamer’ immigrant program

The US Supreme Court dealt President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration efforts a fresh blow Thursday when it rejected his cancellation of a program protecting 700,000 “Dreamers,” undocumented migrants brought to the United States as children. In the high court’s second rebuff of administration policies this week, justices said Trump’s 2017 move to cancel his predecessor Barack […]

Seoul’s unification minister resigns over North Korea tensions

South Korea’s Unification Minister, its point man for relations with the North, stepped down on Friday over heightened tensions on the peninsula, days after Pyongyang blew up its liaison office with the South. President Moon Jae-in “accepted Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul’s offer to resign”, the presidential Blue House said in a statement, after warning it […]

Hydroxychloroquine COVID-19 prevention trials incomplete: WHO

Hydroxychloroquine can be ruled out as a treatment for hospitalised COVID-19 patients — but the World Health Organization said Thursday it was aware of ongoing trials into its value as a preventative measure. A decades-old malaria and rheumatoid arthritis drug, hydroxychloroquine has been at the centre of political and scientific controversy. On Wednesday, the WHO […]

I have no job because I am black – Dwight Yorke

FORMER Manchester United and Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke has condemned in strong terms the unfair treatment black people suffer in becoming a football coach in Europe. Speaking in an interview with TALKSPORTS, Yorke lamented that despite his success as a football player in Europe, it has been very difficult for him to secure a […]

Defense alleges abuse of process in Canada arrest of Huawei exec

Lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on Monday accused Canadian police and border agents, in collusion with the FBI, of abuse of process in her arrest on a US warrant. At a British Columbia Supreme Court hearing to set the timetable for extradition hearings, defence lawyer David Martin argued that Canadian officials purposely delayed her […]

Saudi-led Yemen coalition pulled from UN blacklist

Campaigners reacted angrily on Monday to removal of the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen from a list of groups violating children’s rights, in a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “The Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen will be delisted for the violation of killing and maiming, following a sustained significant decrease… due to airstrikes,” […]

North Korea blows up liaison office with South

North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the border on Tuesday, after days of increasingly virulent rhetoric from Pyongyang. The demolition came after Kim Yo Jong — the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — said at the weekend the “useless north-south joint liaison office” would soon […]

Furore over global pension report

IT was a painful report: No African country ranked among the top 10 in global pension. Worse still, Nigeria ranked 64th in the globe in the first Allianz Group survey entitled: “Global Pension Report”. Allianz is a world leading insurer and asset manager with over 100 million customers in more than 70 countries. Nigeria has […]

China to handle some Hong Kong national security cases

China will have jurisdiction over “some extremely rare” national security cases in Hong Kong under a new law to be imposed on the semi-autonomous city, a senior official said Monday. The revelation comes just three days ahead of a major meeting of China’s top lawmaking body. Beijing has signalled the new law — which will […]

Paul Whelan jailed in Russia on spying charges

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan has been sentenced to 16 years of hard labour on spying charges in Russia. He was arrested in a hotel room in Moscow 18 months ago with a USB flash drive which security officers say contained state secrets. The Moscow City Court found him guilty of receiving classified information. Whelan – […]

Beijing locks areas down as new virus outbreak gathers pace

China’s capital city raced Monday to control a fresh coronavirus outbreak, with 79 cases linked to a single wholesale food market in Beijing where authorities have locked down neighbourhoods and launched a massive test and trace programme. The outbreak in China — where the disease first emerged last year — had largely been brought under […]

PM Johnson says UK anti-racism protests ‘hijacked by extremists’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Friday that the UK anti-racism protests had been “hijacked by extremists” who were attacking national monuments in an effort to “censor our past”. “It is clear that the protests have been sadly hijacked by extremists intent on violence,” Johnson said in a statement issued on Twitter. Police have boarded […]

Alleged Chinese spy arrested at LA airport for visa fraud

A Chinese scientific researcher suspected of espionage was arrested in Los Angeles this week as he attempted to leave the United States, officials said Thursday. Xin Wang was taken into custody on June 7 as he prepared to board a flight to China, the US Attorney’s Office in San Francisco and the local FBI office […]

Recession-hit Argentina refines new offer to creditors

Argentina will offer a new proposal to creditors on Friday as it looks to restructure a $66 billion debt that contributed to the crisis-hit South American country defaulting last month for the ninth time in its history. Centre-left President Alberto Fernandez has given away little about the exact details of the new deal but said […]

Putin to mark Russia Day as new virus cases approach 9,000

President Vladimir Putin on Friday was set to make his first public appearance after weeks of lockdown as Russia reported nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases in one day. Russia, the country with the world’s third-largest coronavirus outbreak, this week lifted tight lockdown restrictions as Putin sets the stage for a vote on July 1 that […]

Only Hong Kong can solve unrest, British foreign minister says

The British government has said any solution to the unrest in Hong Kong must come from the former colony itself and not from Beijing, and it urged China to reconsider a new security law that has sparked renewed protests. Britain, along with the United States, Australia and Canada, has criticized China for the new law, […]

Beijing city reports first confirmed COVID-19 case in nearly two months

Beijing has confirmed a new coronavirus case on Thursday, Chinese official and ruling Communist Party-backed media reported, the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the capital in nearly two months. The patient, a 52-year-old man, checked into a clinic on Wednesday due to a fever, according to the official party newspaper People’s Daily. The patient said […]

Donald Trump to restart election rallies on key slavery date

US President Donald Trump is to hold his first re-election campaign rally for several months in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the date that African Americans celebrate the end of slavery. The rally will take place on 19 June, known as “Juneteenth”. The Trump campaign said his Republican Party was proud of its role in winning the […]

Confederate and Columbus statues toppled by US protesters

Statues of Confederate leaders and the explorer Christopher Columbus have been torn down in the US, as pressure grows on authorities to remove monuments connected to slavery and colonialism. A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis was toppled in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday night. Elsewhere in the city, a statue of Columbus was pulled down, […]

Dozens killed as south China hit by floods and rainstorms

Floods and mudslides in south China have uprooted hundreds of thousands of people and left dozens dead or missing, state media reported Thursday. The bad weather has wreaked havoc on popular tourist areas that had already been battered by months of travel restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. Torrential downpours unleashed floods and mudslides that caused […]

U.S. consumer prices fall for third straight month

U.S. consumer prices fell for a third straight month in May as demand remained subdued amid a recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its consumer price index dipped 0.1% last month after plunging 0.8% in April, which was the largest decline since December 2008. In the 12 months through […]

Futures steady as investors await Fed’s economic outlook

The S&P 500 and Dow futures ticked lower on Wednesday as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting that could shed further light on the central bank’s view of the economy as it emerges from lockdowns. Fed policymakers will publish their first economic projections since the coronavirus pandemic set off a […]

U.S. banks prepare branches for gradual post-coronavirus re-opening

U.S. banks have been stocking up on masks and other supplies and setting up acrylic barriers to prevent spreading the novel coronavirus as they ready their branches for the country’s gradual reopening, executives and suppliers told Reuters. Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) has installed over 20,0000 acrylic barriers across branches to prepare for more foot […]

Tesla to start volume production of Semi trucks: memo

Tesla Inc’s chief executive Elon Musk said that it is time to bring its Semi commercial truck to “volume production”, as the U.S. electric vehicle maker ramps up vehicle production after a brief virus-related shutdown. “Production of the battery and powertrain will take place at Giga Nevada,” Musk said in an email seen by Reuters. […]

PM says France ‘not racist’ as Floyd tribute held in Paris

Thousands paid tribute to George Floyd in Paris on Tuesday as the prime minister insisted that France and its security forces were “not racist”, following a string of allegations of heavy-handedness and police brutality. Some placards at the rally, which took place at the same time as Floyd’s funeral in Texas, drew parallels between Floyd […]

EU backs Twitter in Trump fact-check row

Brussels waded into the dispute between President Donald Trump and Twitter on Wednesday, backing the US social media giant’s decision to fact-check two tweets by the US leader. The European Commission’s top official on countering disinformation praised Twitter for tagging two claims made by Trump last month about postal ballots in US elections. The intervention […]

Mumbai overtakes Wuhan peak as India Covid cases spike

India’s financial capital, Mumbai, has recorded 51,000 cases of Covid, taking it past the peak in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged. The news comes amid a surge of infections in India, which has 266,598 confirmed cases. Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, has 90,000 of them. Infections are also spiking in the […]

Sweden identifies man who killed PM in 1986

Swedish prosecutors have named the man who they say killed former Swedish prime minister Olof Palme in 1986, ending years of mystery. They said it was Stig Engstrom, a graphic designer known as “Skandia Man” who killed himself in 2000. As a result they were closing the investigation into Palme’s death, Chief Prosecutor Krister Petersson […]

Erdogan says he and Trump agreed ‘some issues’ on Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he discussed the conflict in Libya with U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call on Monday and that the two leaders agreed on “some issues” related to developments there. Turkey supports the internationally recognised government of Fayez al Serraj, whose forces have in recent weeks driven back an assault […]

France police to ban chokehold arrest as protest anger mounts

France said on Monday it would ban the controversial chokehold used to detain suspects after the death in custody of George Floyd in the United States intensified anger over the conduct of French police. A wave of global protests in the wake of Floyd’s fatal arrest magnified attention on the 2016 death in French police […]

Trump readying to resume his signature rallies

President Donald Trump is set to resume his signature rallies in the next two weeks, his campaign said Monday, as the Republican seeks to recover from multiple crises five months ahead of election day. Trump has relied on the rallies throughout his presidency to project his brand of populist nationalism, often drawing well over 10,000 […]

North Korea to cut communication lines to ‘enemy’ South: KCNA

North Korea is severing all official communication links with the South, it announced Tuesday in a move analysts said was aimed at manufacturing a crisis on the divided peninsula. Since last week the North has issued a series of vitriolic denunciations of the South over activists sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border — something defectors […]
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