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Coronavirus: US passes 100,000 deaths less that four months

The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of the worldwide total. The first US infection was reported in Washington state on 21 January. Globally there have been 5.6…

Trump to sign Executive Order to control social media platforms

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media firms on Thursday, the White House has said. It comes after he threatened to shut down social media platforms he accused of stifling conservative voices. The latest dispute flared on Tuesday after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets for the first time….

Trump threatens to shut down social media platforms

US President Donald Trump has threatened to regulate or shut down social media platforms after accusing them of political bias towards conservative voices. Indeed, President Trump is known for his preference of Twitter to disseminate information, However, Trump’s threat came a day after Twitter Inc. for the first time added a warning to some of…

UK Minister Resigns Over Dominic Cummings Lockdown Trip

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was hit by its first resignation on Tuesday over the controversy surrounding his top aide Dominic Cummings’ cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown. Undermining attempts by ministers to move on from a crisis that has dominated British politics for days, Douglas Ross, a minister for Scotland, quit in protest….

Germany seeks reopening of internal EU borders by June

The German government will vote on whether to lift its travel warning on 31 European countries by June 15. Italy’s foreign minister said the day that borders open again would be like another ‘D-Day’ for European tourism. Germany wants to lift its travel warning on 31 European countries by June 15, if the development of…

China says US pushing return to new ‘Cold War’

The spat over the COVID-19 outbreak has heightened longstanding tension between Washington and Beijing. China’s foreign minister says the Trump administration has fabricated too many lies about the Asian powerhouse. Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi said on Sunday that relations between China and the US were at risk of deteriorating to the point of a…

Israeli PM Netanyahu goes on trial

The Israeli prime minister’s trial has kicked off, but he said he is only there as part of a conspiracy to “depose a strong, right-wing leader.” Benjamin Netanyahu is accused of fraud and bribery. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a tirade on his nation’s justice system as his corruption trial began Sunday. Netanyahu accused…

Trump bans travel from Brazil to US

The US president made the move as Brazil’s COVID-19 crisis deepens and its death toll rises sharply. The proclamation bans entry for anyone who has been in Brazil in the last 14 days, reports DW. President Trump has imposed a ban on people entering the US from Brazil More than 5.3 million cases have been…

Fresh protests hit Hongkong

Police have fired tear gas and deployed water cannon and armored trucks as thousands of demonstrators turned out to reject Beijing’s latest plan. The protests are the biggest flare-up since Hong Kong’s COVID-19 lockdown. Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse anti-government protesters as thousands took to the streets to oppose Beijing’s…

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