Americas

China, US agree to move forward with trade deal despite Covid-19 blame game

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 05:23Modified: 08/05/2020 – 05:23 Chinese and US trade representatives agreed Friday to “create favourable conditions” for the phase one trade deal signed in January, Beijing officials said, despite recent tensions over the coronavirus pandemic. China’s Vice Premier Liu He, who had led Beijing’s negotiations, held a call on Friday morning with […]

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Hoping to cure virus, Syria labs churn out anti-malarial drug

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 05:26Modified: 08/05/2020 – 05:24 Homs (Syria) (AFP) In central Syria, factory owner Rashid al-Faysal watches his staff working tirelessly to churn out a controversial antimalarial drug that Damascus hopes can help treat the novel coronavirus.There is no proof yet hydroxychloroquine works to prevent or cure COVID-19, but Syrian doctors have been […]

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NFL releases full schedule for 2020 season

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 03:44Modified: 08/05/2020 – 03:43 Los Angeles (AFP) Tom Brady’s first game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be September 13 in New Orleans as the NFL released its much-anticipated schedule, indicating it plans to start the season on time despite the coronavirus pandemic. Brady will face Drew Brees and the Saints […]

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Coronavirus deals ‘powerful blow’ to Putin’s grand plans

Moscow (AFP) The bombastic military parade through Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday was slated to be the spectacle of the year on the Kremlin’s calendar.Standing with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron, President Vladimir Putin would have overseen a 90-minute procession of Russia’s military might, showcasing 15,000 troops and the latest hardware.But […]

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The sportsmen who went to war

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 03:22Modified: 08/05/2020 – 03:20 London (AFP) Many sportsmen were forced to put their careers on hold to fight in World War II. The conflict cut short the lives of some, including England Test cricketer Hedley Verity and German Olympic long jumper “Luz” Long, but others survived to forge careers after the […]

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Construction at the COVID-19 field hospital at McCormick Place in Chicago on April 10. The city pared back plans for a 3,000-bed temporary hospital at the nation’s largest convention center as infection numbers decreased. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption toggle caption Nam Y. Huh/AP Construction at the COVID-19 field hospital at McCormick Place in Chicago […]

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President Trump has said he wants to see the country begin to reopen. The pandemic crashed the economy by keeping people at home, leading to millions of job losses. Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pool/Getty Images President Trump has said he wants to see the country begin to reopen. The pandemic crashed the economy […]

Hi-Tech

Defending Jacob is Shaping Up to be a Hit for Apple TV+ according to Opening Weekend Data now available

  Apple is known for closely guarding information, and, like other streamers, Apple TV+ has not released viewership data, with only a few snippets surfacing last fall about how viewers consumed the service’s offerings during its November launch weekend. Apple TV+ debuted four original live-action scripted series at launch, led by flagship The Morning Show, […]

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Brazil faces ‘economic collapse’ in 30 days due to lockdown: economy minister

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 02:06Modified: 08/05/2020 – 02:06 Brazil could face “economic collapse” in a month’s time due to stay-at-home measures to stem the coronavirus outbreak, with food shortages and “social disorder,” Economy Minister Paulo Guedes warned Thursday. Brazil, Latin America’s biggest economy, is also the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the region.But far-right […]

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Biden should quit White House race, says sexual assault accuser Tara Reade

Issued on: 08/05/2020 – 02:39Modified: 08/05/2020 – 02:39 The woman who accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993 called on him to drop out of the US presidential race, saying Thursday she’d take a polygraph about the alleged encounter if he would. Tara Reade said in March that Biden, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, […]

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EU Officials’ Opinion Piece In Chinese Newspaper Censored On Coronavirus Origin

EU Ambassador to China Nicolas Chapuis said it was “regrettable” that a Chinese newspaper deleted a key phrase about the coronavirus from an opinion piece by EU officials. Jason Lee/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Jason Lee/Reuters EU Ambassador to China Nicolas Chapuis said it was “regrettable” that a Chinese newspaper deleted a key phrase about […]

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