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Trump at Minnesota rally: Biden will turn state into a ‘refugee camp’ “I’m your wall between the American dream and chaos,” the president said.

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Trump at Minnesota rally: Biden will turn state into a ‘refugee camp’ “I’m your wall between the American dream and chaos,” the president said.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Bemidji, Minn., on Friday. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo President Donald Trump said his Democratic rival Joe Biden would “turn Minnesota into a refugee camp” and bragged about deporting Somali nationals, sharpening his play for the battleground state during a Friday rally. “I’m your wall between the […]

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Coronavirus: France, Spain, and UK set to introduce new local measures amid surge in cases

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Coronavirus: France, Spain, and UK set to introduce new local measures amid surge in cases

People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, sit on a bench street in downtown Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, July 28, 2020.   –   Copyright  Michel Euler/A People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, sit on a bench street in downtown Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, July 28, 2020.   – European countries have rolled out new restrictions as […]

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PLA starts real combat-oriented drills in Taiwan Straits amid Krach’s visit, approaches island from four directions

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PLA starts real combat-oriented drills in Taiwan Straits amid Krach’s visit, approaches island from four directions

File photo:China Military The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is holding joint maritime and aerial exercises and combat-readiness patrols in the region starting Friday, as media on the Taiwan island reported concentrated PLA warplane activities near the island’s “airspace” in four directions around the island on Friday morning. The news comes against the backdrop of […]

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UN seeks help of wealthy nations, billionaires to keep millions from starving

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UN seeks help of wealthy nations, billionaires to keep millions from starving

In this file photo, men deliver U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) aid in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen on Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo)  The World Food Programme (WFP) chief warned Thursday that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic and he urged donor […]

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National lockdown ‘could be announced in next week’ as cases surge

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National lockdown ‘could be announced in next week’ as cases surge

Scientists have predicted a ‘significant number of deaths’ by the end of October if no action is taken (Picture: Rex Features/Getty Images) A two-week national lockdown in October ‘could be announced in the next week’ as coronavirus rates surge in many parts of the country. In a Government meeting held on Wednesday night, England’s top scientists […]

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WHO warns of ‘serious’ COVID-19 surge in Europe as global cases pass 30 million

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WHO warns of ‘serious’ COVID-19 surge in Europe as global cases pass 30 million

People wearing face masks wait their turn to be called for a PCR test for the COVID-19 in Barcelona, Spain on Monday Aug. 31, 2020.   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti Europe’s weekly COVID-19 infections are now higher than the continent’s first coronavirus peak in March, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. “We have a very serious situation […]

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Trump contradicts his CDC director over masks, vaccine timeline Robert Redfield told the Senate Appropriations Committee that wearing a mask could be more effective than a vaccine at keeping the pandemic at bay.

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Trump contradicts his CDC director over masks, vaccine timeline Robert Redfield told the Senate Appropriations Committee that wearing a mask could be more effective than a vaccine at keeping the pandemic at bay.

Robert Redfield told the Senate Appropriations Committee that wearing a mask could be more effective than a vaccine at keeping the pandemic at bay.  President Donald Trump on Wednesday twice contradicted his own CDC director — on mask-wearing and vaccine distribution — saying the country’s top public health official misspoke while testifying under oath before […]

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Worse Than Expected GDP Pushes New Zealand Into Official Recession

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Worse Than Expected GDP Pushes New Zealand Into Official Recession

The New Zealand economy sunk by a record amount in the three months to June as the country’s tough lockdowns hit demand and suppressed activity. Statistics NZ said on Thursday the economy contracted by 12.2% in the June quarter to be 12.4% smaller than it was at the end of June 2019. The decline covers […]

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Rouhani congratulates Iranians on U.S.’s upcoming defeat

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Rouhani congratulates Iranians on U.S.’s upcoming defeat

TEHRAN — President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated the Iranian people on the upcoming defeat of the United States to rigger the so-called snapback sanctions against the Islamic Republic. “In advance, I congratulate the Iranian nation on the upcoming Saturday and Sunday victory [of Iran] and the U.S.’s humiliating defeat,” Rouhani said during a cabinet session […]

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India’s COVID-19 cases pass 5 million

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India’s COVID-19 cases pass 5 million

People wait in a queue to register their names to have their nasal swab samples taken to test for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Jammu, India, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo)  India’s total coronavirus cases passed 5 million on Wednesday, health ministry data showed, as the pandemic extends its grip on the vast country […]

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