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chinese virus says trump amid us china blame game over pandemic

"Chinese Virus," Says Trump Amid US-China Blame Game Over Pandemic

The United States and China on Monday each demanded that the other stop smearing its reputation over the novel coronavirus as US President Donald Trump referred to the pathogen as the "Chinese Virus." "The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus," the US president tweeted Monday night. Trump's allies had previously referred to the pandemic as the "Chinese coronavirus," but........

in biggest crackdown in years china expels several us journalists warns of more retaliatory measures

In Biggest Crackdown In Years, China Expels Several US Journalists; Warns Of More Retaliatory Measures

China on Wednesday expelled American journalists at the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal in the Communist government's most severe move against foreign media in recent memory. The foreign ministry said in a statement the measure was in retaliation for Washington's decision to cut the number of Chinese nationals allowed to work for Chinese state-run media on American soil. The announcement comes as the two countries are feuding over the deadly coronavirus pandemic,........

qatar bans entry of passengers from india and 13 other countries over coronavirus fears

Qatar Bans Entry of Passengers From India and 13 Other Countries Over Coronavirus Fears

Apart from India, the ban applies to Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand. “The step comes in line with the State of Qatar’s efforts to take all necessary preventive measures to limit the spread of the virus,” the Qatar government said in an advisory. According to the Qatari government, travel restrictions will cover all individuals entering from these countries, including those with residence or work permits, temporary visas, and visa........

united nations may run out of money by end of october antonio guterres

United Nations May Run Out of Money by End of October: Antonio Guterres

Member States have paid only 70 per cent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019. This translates into a cash shortage of $230 million at the end of September. We run the risk of depleting our backup liquidity reserves by the end of the month.........

iran displays domestically built mobile missile defence system

Iran displays domestically built mobile missile defence system

Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, mobile surface-to-air missile system on Thursday, Iranian state media reported. The announcement comes at a time of rising tension between Iran and United States. Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in the Gulf with a surface-to-air missile in June. It says the drone was over its territory, but the United States says it was in international airspace.........

pakistan s isi aiding pro khalistan group babbar khalsa international to expand presence in britain

Pakistan’s ISI aiding pro-Khalistan group Babbar Khalsa International to expand presence in Britain

An intelligence report has suggested that pro-Khalistan group Babbar Khalsa International is working to strengthen its network across Britain. The report says that Pakistan’s ISI is funding the Babbar Khalsa International group and helping it expand in Britain and other parts of the world. ........

modi could impose lockdown trump doesn t have that power fareed zakaria on why us failed to control covid 19

Modi could impose lockdown, Trump doesn't have that power: Fareed Zakaria on why US failed to control Covid-19

According to American foreign affairs analyst Fareed Zakaria, the failure is essentially due to the federal structure of the country. Fareed Zakaria maintained that the decentralised nature of US federalism is its weakness and having a strong central government at the time of a crisis is important -- a strength India has. "Modi is able to put a national lockdown in place, Trump does not even have the authority to do that," Zakaria said comparing the two countries.........

not just china new york too has over 80 wet markets that sell and slaughter live animals

Not Just China, New York Too Has Over 80 'Wet Markets' That Sell & Slaughter Live Animals

Reportedly, New York City too has over 80 wet markets that sell ten animal species, including goats, sheep, chickens, guinea hens, rabbits, pigeons, Muscovy ducks, and quail, as per a report by These establishments, just like China’s live markets, are ill-famed for being unhygienic and cruel to animals–a recipe for disaster.........

as china goes back to work many wonder if the country s coronavirus recovery can be trusted

As China goes back to work, many wonder if the country's coronavirus recovery can be trusted

As the United States and much of the rest of the world locks down over the novel coronavirus pandemic, China is cautiously opening back up. Travel restrictions in place across most of the country are gradually being relaxed, and next week people will be allowed to leave Wuhan -- where the virus was first detected late last year -- for the first time in more than two months. But as China appears to be turning a page on the virus, new questions are being raised about how much the numbers being reported can be trusted, and whether the worst of the outbreak has truly passed.........

us president donald trump again tests negative for coronavirus

US President Donald Trump Again Tests Negative For Coronavirus

US President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus for a second time and is "healthy" and not displaying any symptoms for the deadly disease, the White House physician has said. Sean Conley, Trump's physician, did not provide any context for the second test. The doctor, however, said the president had been tested by a new rapid-point-of-care test that delivered results in 15 minutes. "The President tested negative for COVID-19," Conley, said on Thursday in a m........

omar sheikh a tale of terror trail to walk free in pakistan in daniel pearl case

Omar Sheikh, a tale of terror trail, to walk free in Pakistan in Daniel Pearl case

Born in London to Pakistani parents, he is an enigmatic star in the dark world of jihadi terror. Pervez Musharraf mentioned him in his book. He went to London School of Economics. He was incarcerated in the Tihar Jail of Delhi and his story revolves around two of the most documented plane hijack terror plots. He was sentenced to death for killing American journalist Daniel Pearl. He will now walk free in Pakistan. He is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.........

world bank approves 1 billion emergency funds for india to tackle coronavirus outbreak

World Bank Approves $1 Billion Emergency Funds for India to Tackle Coronavirus Outbreak

The World Bank on Thursday approved $1 billion emergency financing for India to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed 53 lives and infected 2,069 others in the country. The World Bank's first set of aid projects, amounting to $1.9 billion, will assist 25 countries, and new operations are moving forward in over 40 nations using the fast-track process, the bank said. The largest chunk of the emergency financial assistance has gone to India -- $1 billion. ........

will coronavirus reverse globalisation

Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?

"When we look back at 2003, at the Sars epidemic, China accounted for 4% of global output," she says. "Now China accounts for four times as much, 16%. So that means that whatever is happening in China affects the world to a much larger extent." Globalisation helps to explain while nearly every major car plant in the UK has shut down - they are dependent on sales and components from around the world. When both ........

coronavirus live updates cases top 941 000 globally

Coronavirus live updates: Cases top 941,000 globally

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 941,000 people and killed over 47,000 worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. The US has reported more than 216,500 cases, with over 5,100 deaths, according to the university's count. New York City's death toll has passed 1,300. Meanwhile, Spain has recorded over 104,000 cases and 10,000 deaths.........

spain deaths pass 10 000 after highest single day increase so far

Spain deaths pass 10,000 after highest single-day increase so far

Spain passed another grim milestone in its coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, reporting that more than 10,000 have now died in the country as a result of the virus. The Health Ministry said it recorded 950 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase the country has seen so far. Its total death tally is now 10,003. But there was some cause for cautious optimism in the country, whose devastating outbreak appears to be slowing. The 10.5% rise reported Thursday is similar to Wednesday’s increase, and smaller in percentage te........

trump says china s coronavirus numbers seem on the light side

Trump says China's coronavirus numbers seem 'on the light side'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the coronavirus statistics China was reporting seemed “a little bit on the light side,” while his national security adviser said Washington had no way of knowing if Beijing’s figures were accurate. The comments came after a senior Republican lawmaker cast doubt on Beijing’s data and Bloomberg News said a classified U.S. intelligence report had concluded that China had under-reported the total cases and deaths it had suffered. ........

wuhan residents say covid 19 death toll far greater than official figures cite cremation stats report

Wuhan Residents Say COVID-19 Death Toll Far Greater Than Official Figures, Cite Cremation Stats: Report

The Chinese city of Wuhan —where the novel coronavirus outbreak first surfaced — was partially reopened on Saturday after a two-month lockdown. Even as some passenger and subway trains resumed operations, residents of the city had questions of their own. A resident of Hubei province told RFA that most people now feel that over a staggering 40,000 people had died in Wuhan before and during the lockdown. "Maybe the authorities are gradually releasing the real figures, intentionally or unintentionally, so that people will gradually come to accept the reality," the resident, who........

minister in one of germany s wealthiest states commits suicide over coronavirus worries

Minister in one of Germany’s wealthiest states commits suicide ‘over coronavirus worries’

The finance minister in the German state of Hesse, Thomas Schaefer, has taken his own life. His colleagues said he was pushed over the edge by an inability to cope with the harsh economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Schaefer’s body was discovered near the speed railway track line in the town of Hochheim am Main on Saturday. Prosecutors said that the cause of his death was most likely suicide........

netanyahu won t go into quarantine despite close aide paluch testing virus positive

Netanyahu ‘won’t go into quarantine’ despite close aide Paluch testing virus-positive

A close aide to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tested positive for Covid-19. But the 70-year-old politician is not expected to go into 14-day self-isolation, amid fevered talks on a unity government. Rivka Paluch’s test for the coronavirus came back positive shortly after her husband was taken to hospital with the disease. The veteran politician serves as Netanyahu’s adviser on ultra-Orthodox affairs and was involved i........

global number of covid 19 cases smashes past 700 000

Global number of Covid-19 cases smashes past 700,000

The total number of cases worldwide now stands at over 724,000, as several regional outbreaks have led to major spikes in the numbers, most notably in the United States. Authorities in the US are now reporting upwards of 143,000 cases, followed by Italy with 97,600 and China, the original epicentre of the pandemic, with 82,000 cases. As of early Monday, the total number of deaths from the disease now stands at 34,026. More than 152,000 people across the globe have recovered from the illness, according to the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.........