China allows WHO to trace coronavirus’ origin, rebukes US exit move from UN body

China on Wednesday criticised the Trump administration-led US’ move of withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO), while agreeing to allow a team from the top health agency to visit the country to trace the origins of the coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. The US move […]

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US Covid-19 cases cross 3 million mark, Donald Trump pushes school reopening

The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections on Wednesday crossed 3 million mark in the United Sates setting yet another grim record, as the President Donald Trump-led administration pushed the country towards reopening schools. The president has further threatened to “cut off” federal funds for reluctant and defiant states, without citing what funding he would cut […]

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Kanye West eyes US Presidency. Here’s why he may not be serious

If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the American rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mount a serious campaign less than four months before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. West, who said in a July 4 Twitter post that he was running, would have to work fast to get […]

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‘Must be held accountable’: Trump bashes China for Covid-19 in July 4 speech

As the United States celebrated its 244th birthday in an unusually somber manner reflecting the mood of a country in the throes of deadly coronavirus disease outbreak, President Donald Trump once again blamed China for it and held out hopes of a vaccine by the end of the year. The president, who held the July […]

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Trump “More And More Angry At China” Over Coronavirus Spread

This comes after US health officials warned they were not in “total” control of the pandemic. (File) Washington: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was growing “more and more angry at China” over the spread of the coronavirus, as American health officials warned they were not in “total” control of the pandemic and were concerned […]

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“Hateful Conduct Not Allowed”: Twitch Suspends Trump’s Channel

Trump has complained that Silicon Valley platforms are biased against conservatives. (File) San Francisco: Reddit on Monday said it yanked a forum used by supporters of President Donald Trump as part of a crackdown on hateful posts at the popular online bulletin board while the game streaming platform Twitch briefly suspended the president. “r/The_Donald” was […]

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WHO Urges Respectful Discourse On COVID-19 Amid Trump’s “Kung Flu” Remark

Trump has already referred to the SARS-CoV-2 as a “Chinese virus”.(Representational) Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) would like to avoid any discrimination in the discussions over the coronavirus, Executive Director of WHO Health Emergencies Programme Michael Ryan said Monday. At his rallies over the past couple of weeks, US President Donald Trump several times […]

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Iran issues arrest warrant for US President Trump, asks Interpol to help

Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday. While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges underscore the heightened tensions between […]

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Trump’s Denial On Russian Bounty Plan Briefing “Remarkable”: John Bolton

Bolton said that Trump’s reaction showed that he did not prioritise the security of US troops. (File) Washington DC: US President Donald Trump’s denial of media reports that he was briefed by intelligence officials of an alleged conspiracy between Russia and the Taliban over the killing of US troops in Afghanistan is “remarkable”, former National […]

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US coronavirus surge likely to continue for weeks, experts say

A surge in coronavirus that has seen record numbers of new U.S. cases in recent days is likely to continue for weeks after states moved too soon to reopen their economies, two of the country’s leading public health experts said Sunday. The warnings by Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control from 2009 […]

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