Day: May 26, 2020

Australian media to be tried for contempt over Pell reporting

Dozens of Australian journalists and news organisations will go on trial in November for allegedly violating a gag order barring coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s sex crimes case, a judge said Tuesday. Rupert Murdoch’s Nationwide News and the former Fairfax group, now owned by broadcaster Nine, are among […]

Rajyavardhan Rathore says Raj govt failed in its COVID response

Jaipur, May 25: Former Union minister and Jaipur (Rural) MP Rajyavardhan Rathore Monday accused the Congress government in the state of failing to fulfil its responsibility in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Congress government failed to fulfil its responsibility properly in this fight against COVID-19 during lockdown […]

Opposition JMC corporators stage protest in Jammu

Jammu, May 26: Dozens of Congress and independent corporators on Tuesday staged a protest at the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) office, claiming that fumigation drives in the city have come to a standstill despite a spurt in coronavirus cases. The protesters tried to take out a rally to Raj […]

Galaxy of African stars hold virtual coronavirus concert

Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour and Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo were among a galaxy of African talent brought together for a virtual concert to raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 100 artists and celebrities from across the continent and the diaspora took part in the WAN Show broadcast […]

WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials over safety concerns

The WHO suspended trials of the drug that Donald Trump has promoted as a coronavirus defence, fuelling concerns about the US president’s handling of the pandemic that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans. Trump has led the push for hydroxychloroquine as a potential shield or treatment for the virus, […]

Hong Kong leader tries to reassure investors rattled by China law

China’s plans to impose a new security law on Hong Kong will not erode freedoms, the city’s leader said Tuesday, as she tried to reassure international businesses and foreign governments alarmed by the proposal. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the controversial law would “only target a handful of […]

Singapore warns of worst economic contraction since independence

Singapore’s virus-hit economy could shrink by as much as seven percent this year — the worst reading since independence — the government said Tuesday, as it unveiled a fresh multi-billion dollar stimulus package. The city-state is seen as a bellwether of the global economy, and the forecast historic […]

Atlanta is home to 2 potential contenders for Biden’s VP

ATLANTA — Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol. They are now Georgia’s most influential African American women. Bottoms, the 50-year-old Atlanta mayor, is a top surrogate for Joe Biden, […]

WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes

BANGKOK — As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel. “Right now, we’re not in the second […]

China’s Xi urges preparedness for military combat amid coronavirus epidemic – state TV

BEIJING – President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday China would step up its preparedness for armed combat and improve its ability to carry out military tasks as the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on national security, state television reported. China’s performance in fighting the new coronavirus […]

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