Tuesday, October 27, 2020

US President Trump, Wife Contract COVID-19

US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, have contracted COVID-19, with the US leader taking to social media on Friday to confirm the development. “We will get through this TOGETHER!” he wrote. The extraordinary setback for Trump had immediate political consequences just 31 days before election day, forcing him to cancel campaign trips and adding...

US Court Sides With Trump On Deporting Immigrants

A US court of appeals on Monday gave the green light for the Trump administration to expel hundreds of thousands of nationals from four countries who had been granted protected status for humanitarian reasons. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said a federal court in San Fransisco had erred when it issued an...

Soleimani Killing: Trump Vows ‘1,000 Times Greater’ Response To Any Iran Attack

US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response “1,000 times greater in magnitude,” after reports that Iran planned to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani. A US media report, quoting unnamed officials, said that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the US ambassador to South...

Algeria Blocks Social Media To Prevent Examination Malpractice

Algerians were unable to access social media accounts on Sunday as students sat national exams in the North African country where authorities are cracking down on cheating. Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp were inaccessible, an AFP journalist said, while the internet faced disruptions across the country. The move came a day after the...

Trump, Biden To Visit 9/11 Memorial Site

President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden will today visit the crash site in the key election state of Pennsylvania of one of the planes hijacked during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States. Both men will seek to take advantage of the solemn moment to appear as leaders seeking to...

Trump Accuses Harris, Biden Of Playing Politics With Anti-Virus Vaccine

US President Donald Trump on Monday again hinted a coronavirus vaccine will be available before November’s election, as he accused his Democratic rivals for the White House of undermining public confidence in the immunization. His comments came days after vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said she would not take Trump’s word on the safety and...

China Shows Off COVID-19 Vaccines For First Time

China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week — vaccine candidates produced by Chinese companies Sinovac...

COVID-19 Vaccines: ‘WHO Corrupt’ – US Shuns Global Effort

The United States has announced that it would not join a global effort seeking to provide worldwide access to COVID-19 vaccines. American said the project is being led by a “corrupt” World Health Organisation (WHO). At least 170 countries are in talks to join the vaccine initiative, COVAX. The European Union has donated €400million. On Tuesday, White House...

US Surpasses 6 Million COVID-19 Cases, Says Johns Hopkins

The United States on Monday passed six million coronavirus cases, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, adding one million new infections in less than a month. The country remains by far the most impacted in the world by the pandemic in absolute terms, with nearly a quarter of global infections and 183,203...

COVID-19: Global Leaders Urge South Korean Government, UN To Halt Religious Oppression

As the spread of Coronavirus continues to increase around the world, voices from the international community are rising to stop religious oppression occurring in South Korea, known as an exemplary case for COVID-19 quarantine. On August 17, 2020, the Coalition of Caribbean Leaders for Peace (CCLP) consisting of former and current leaders in the Caribbean,...

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