Day: July 21, 2020

Amber Heard denies fabricating injuries in Depp libel trial

LONDON — Amber Heard spent most of her second day of evidence in Johnny Depp’s libel case against a British tabloid dismissing accusations that she fabricated allegations of domestic violence against her ex-husband. Taking to the witness box Tuesday at the High Court in London, the actress faced […]

Biden, lawmakers warn of foreign interference in election

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he is putting Russia and other foreign governments “on notice” that he would act aggressively as president to counter any interference in U.S. elections. The statement came hours after Democratic leaders issued a new warning that Congress appears to be the target of […]

US virus aid far off as EU digs deep to aid ailing economies

MITO, Japan — U.S. lawmakers remained far apart Tuesday on a deal to provide more financial relief for Americans as European leaders thrashed out a plan for their pandemic-ravaged economies. Meanwhile, testing of an experimental vaccine showed it may produce an immune response against the coronavirus. The urgency […]

China vows ‘forceful counter-attack’ in escalating row with Britain over Hong Kong

LONDON/BEIJING – China threatened a “forceful counter-attack” on Tuesday in response to Britain’s announcement that it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong following Beijing’s introduction of a national security law for the former British colony. On Monday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament the extradition […]

U.S. holds naval exercises with allies in Asia amid China tension

NEW DELHI/TOKYO – The United States is conducting two military exercises in Asian waters this week involving allies Japan, Australia and India, the U.S. navy said on Tuesday. The exercises come as military rivalry between the United States and China is intensifying and days after the United States […]

Virus vaccine hopes push Indian stocks higher for fifth session

BENGALURU – Indian stocks closed higher for a fifth straight session on Tuesday, hitting a more than four-month peak, as hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine being available as early as this year offset fears over surging domestic coronavirus cases. The NSE Nifty 50 index closed up 1.27% at […]

Wave of promising study results raises hopes for coronavirus vaccines

CHICAGO – Early data from trials of three potential COVID-19 vaccines released on Monday, including a closely-watched candidate from Oxford University, increased confidence that a vaccine can train the immune system to recognize and fight the novel coronavirus without serious side effects. Whether any of these efforts will […]

Raj political crisis: Congress Legislature Party meeting gets underway in Jaipur

Jaipur, Jul 21:  Amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting began here on Tuesday, party sources said. The meeting began at around 1 pm after about a two-hour delay at a hotel on the outskirts of Jaipur where Congress […]

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