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Covid-19 pandemic ‘under control’ in France, government adviser says

Covid-19 pandemic ‘under control’ in France, government adviser says

A drawing representing Covid-19. AFP – JOEL SAGET The Covid-19 pandemic is now “under control” in France, the head of the government’s scientific advisory council said Friday, as the country cautiously lifts a lockdown imposed in March.  “We can reasonably say the virus is currently under control,” Jean-François Delfraissy told France Inter radio. “The virus is still circulating, […]

Libyan Army liberates Tarhuna city from Haftar’s forces, eyes Sirte and oil fields next

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Libyan Army liberates Tarhuna city from Haftar’s forces, eyes Sirte and oil fields next

Fighters loyal to the U.N.-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) celebrate together in the Qasr bin Ghashir district south of the Libyan capital Tripoli on June 4, 2020 (AFP Photo)  The Libyan army liberated Tarhuna shortly after entering the city center and taking over Al-Dawoon district in the east from the militia of warlord […]

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Trump tweets a letter calling protesters ‘terrorists’ The letter from his former lawyer John Dowd appears addressed to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who had called out Trump on using the military against demonstrators.

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Trump tweets a letter calling protesters ‘terrorists’ The letter from his former lawyer John Dowd appears addressed to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who had called out Trump on using the military against demonstrators.

President Donald Trump tweeted out a letter Thursday that referred to a group of protesters as “terrorists,” following their violent ouster from a park near the White House earlier this week. The letter is signed by Trump’s former lawyer John Dowd and addressed to “Jim” in a probable reference to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. It lambasted […]

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Australia moves to ban anti-racism protest citing virus

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Australia moves to ban anti-racism protest citing virus

Civil rights protests shaking the United States have resonated with many in Australia, which also wrestles with the legacy of a racist past Saeed KHAN AFP/File  Australian police on Friday moved to ban a Black Lives Matter protest planned in Sydney, citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Around 10,000 people are expected to march in […]

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COVID-19: Authors retract study on hydroxychloroquine which halted trials worldwide

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COVID-19: Authors retract study on hydroxychloroquine which halted trials worldwide

A pharmacist holds a bottle of the drug hydroxychloroquine in Oakland, Calif. in April 2020.   –   Copyright  Ben Margot/AP Three of the authors of a study which found that taking an anti-malaria drug could increase the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients retracted their paper on Thursday. The study, released on May 22 in The Lancet medical journal, […]

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Xi says China ready to work with Germany, EU to create more global certainty

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Xi says China ready to work with Germany, EU to create more global certainty

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China stands ready to work with Germany and the European Union (EU) to strengthen strategic cooperation, uphold multilateralism, tackle global challenges, and jointly add certainty to the current world of uncertainty. In a telephone conversation in the night with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Xi noted that it […]

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4 European nations form COVID-19 vaccine alliance

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4 European nations form COVID-19 vaccine alliance

 10:17 AM GMT+3 A researcher works in the laboratory of the Amsterdam UMC, in Amsterdam, May 28, 2020. (AFP Photo)  Germany and three other European Union states are forging a new alliance aimed at securing access to coronavirus vaccines, once developed, and making sure they are distributed fairly around the world. German business daily Handelsblatt […]

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Coronavirus was released from Chinese lab by ‘accident’, former MI6 chief claims, cites new study as proof

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Coronavirus was released from Chinese lab by ‘accident’, former MI6 chief claims, cites new study as proof

Workers at a laboratory in Wuhan, China. February 2020. © China Daily / Reuters A new peer-reviewed study shows that the Covid-19 outbreak started as a faulty experiment in China, the ex-head of MI6 says. The paper he cited was reportedly “watered down” to remove accusations against Beijing. “I do think that this started as […]

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Libyan Army under GNA’s command seizes control of Tripoli International Airport

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Libyan Army under GNA’s command seizes control of Tripoli International Airport

The Libyan Army under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has seized full control of Tripoli International Airport after heavy clashes since Wednesday morning, spokesman Mohammed Gununu announced. Gununu said that the Libyan Army forces were chasing away fleeing Haftar’s forces who were barricaded inside Tripoli International Airport as they advance on […]

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Black Lives Matter activists and police clash as protests hit Downing Street

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Black Lives Matter activists and police clash as protests hit Downing Street

Two people were arrested during the clashes, Met Police said (Picture: Pa/ Getty Images)   Police and protesters have been pictured clashing outside Downing Street, as thousands march in London to throw their support behind the Black Lives Matter movement. Huge crowds of peaceful protesters gathered at Hyde Park on Wednesday afternoon to demand justice […]

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