QAnon conspiracy theory supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene wins primary runoff in Georgia
by USA TODAY on August 12, 2020 at 2:36 am
Greene has made headlines for her Islamophobic and antisemitic comments, as well as for claims that Black people aren't discriminated against.
Who is Kamala Harris? A look at Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate
by USA TODAY on August 12, 2020 at 2:23 am
Kamala Harris becomes the first Black woman and the first Asian American person on a major party's presidential ticket.
Glenwood Canyon's Grizzly Creek Fire in Colorado forces evacuations, highway closures
by Storyful on August 12, 2020 at 2:01 am
Evacuations were ordered Tuesday, and Interstate 70 was shut down again in Glenwood Canyon, Colo. as the fire burned more than 1,800 acres.
Lightning outlast Blue Jackets 5-overtime thriller to take 1-0 lead in first-round NHL playoff series
by USA TODAY on August 12, 2020 at 1:55 am
Brayden Point scored the game-winner at the 10:27-mark in the fifth overtime in the fourth longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history.
Damian Lillard does it again with 61 points as Blazers clinch spot in West play-in
by USA TODAY on August 12, 2020 at 1:43 am
Damian Lillard tied his career high with 61 points as the Blazers held off the Mavs to move into eighth place and clinch a spot in the West play-in.
The Red Bull heir, a crashed car and the scandal that angered Thailand
on August 12, 2020 at 2:09 am
NZ reintroduces coronavirus restrictions
on August 12, 2020 at 1:30 am
New Zealand has reintroduced coronavirus restrictions in parts of the country after new locally transmitted cases broke the 102-day streak the country had gone without recording a local infection.
Belarus opposition leader flees the country
on August 11, 2020 at 4:37 pm
How a man in Canada rescued a group of Africans stuck in China because of virus
on August 11, 2020 at 9:39 am
Even for 2020, with its once-in-a-generation global pandemic and the countless travel bans that have followed, this rescue mission seems a bit far-fetched.
Blast is the last straw for Lebanese government
on August 11, 2020 at 10:55 am
The government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab has resigned. But as CNN's Ben Wedeman reports, the same old political elite, by its very nature, will likely fail to come up anything other than more of the same.
Kamala Harris vs Mike Pence: How the vice-presidential candidates measure up
by Justin Vallejo on August 11, 2020 at 11:21 pm
See how the rivals compare on paper before they face off in person during the vice presidential debate in Utah on 7 October
'I am too tired to carry on': Desperate asylum seekers threaten to jump overboard if stopped from crossing Channel
by Andy Gregory on August 11, 2020 at 11:08 pm
UK ships would be required to withdraw under maritime law
'Top cop' on climate: How will former AG Kamala Harris fight the crisis as VP?
by Louise Boyle on August 11, 2020 at 10:28 pm
California senator is the first black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated for vice president by a major party
What is Trump's $400 employment benefit and when will it start?
by Louise Hall on August 11, 2020 at 10:10 pm
'It's going to be a real challenge for states to say they can get this up and running'
Will Kamala Harris be America's first black, female president?
by Andrew Buncombe on August 11, 2020 at 10:10 pm
The most important quality sought by Joe Biden, writes Andrew Buncombe, is someone prepared for top job
#PolishStonewall: LGBTQ Activists Are Rallying Together After Police Violence at Protests in Warsaw
by Madeline Roache and Suyin Haynes on August 12, 2020 at 12:45 am
As LGBTQ activist Malgorzata Szutowicz, sits in solitary confinement for a fourth day in the city of Plock, central Poland, hundreds of people across the country are protesting in her name. On Friday, Margo, as she is more commonly known, was placed in pre-trial detention for two months, on charges of assaulting a driver of…
‘It Smells Like Despair.’ A Diary of Life Inside Beirut After a Deadly Explosion
by Francesca Trianni on August 11, 2020 at 6:59 pm
After a powerful blast on Aug. 4 killed more than 200 people in Beirut and left 300,000 homeless, Gaëlle Moutran did what many young people in Beirut felt compelled to do in the ensuing days: film what was happening around her. With her iPhone, Moutran, a scenographer working in film and art, documents a city…
New Zealand Reports First New Coronavirus Cases in 102 Days
by NICK PERRY / AP on August 11, 2020 at 10:42 am
(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. Ardern said Auckland, the nation’s largest city, will be moved to Alert Level…
Russia Registers Coronavirus Vaccine Despite International Skepticism, Putin’s Daughter Inoculated
by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV / AP on August 11, 2020 at 10:06 am
(MOSCOW) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and has proven efficient, offering a lasting immunity from…
Lebanon Should Seize This Devastating Moment for Lasting Change
by Ian Bremmer on August 11, 2020 at 10:00 am
Lebanon was on edge even before last week’s horrific explosions in Beirut’s port. The country recently returned to lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases. Lebanon had registered just under 5,700 cases and 70 deaths as of this writing, but has been trending in the wrong direction since early July; it registered eight deaths in…
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Coronavirus live update Australia: Victoria records 410 new Covid cases and 21 deaths as NSW records 18 new cases
by Amy Remeikis on August 12, 2020 at 2:39 am
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian strongly encourages mask-wearing as Victoria’s hotel quarantine system goes under the microscope. Follow live updates todayFollow our global live blogAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots listState by state Covid restrictions; Melbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rulesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.37am BSTClive Palmer is holding a press conference in a Gold Coast park about his $30bn legal action against Western Australia.He is using phrases like “natural justice” if you want to know how it is going. 3.35am BSTHere is one of the ads playing in Victoria at the moment – they began showing on Monday. June went from knowing she ‘didn’t feel quite right’ to 32 days in ICU. She's home now but her body continues to feel the impacts of #coronavirus (#COVID19). Hear about her experience Find out more about how you can protect your family: https://t.co/E3R4iczbHH #COVID19Vic pic.twitter.com/ebJhJ4eTYR Continue reading...
Coronavirus live news: Lebanon sees record cases after blast; New Zealand's biggest city heads into lockdown
by Helen Sullivan on August 12, 2020 at 2:36 am
WHO warns displacement of people in Beirut risks accelerating Covid-19 spread; four new cases in Auckland, New Zealand; Australia suffers deadliest day. Follow the latest updatesRussia approves vaccine despite testing concernsFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesLost on the frontline: the 900 US health workers who have diedSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.33am BSTOn Russia’s claims of having developed a vaccine, US health secretary Azar sounded sceptical. “It’s important we provide safe, effective vaccines and that the data be transparent,” he said, adding that US vaccines would be well researched and ethically developed, with transparent data reviewed by outside experts.This is not a race to be first. This is using every power of the US government, its economy, our biopharmaceutical industry across the globe, and harnessing that to deliver as quickly as we can for the benefit of the US citizens and also the people of the world, a safe and effective vaccine. I should note that two of the six US vaccines we invested in, entered phase 3 clinical trials weeks ago, that the Russian vaccine is now only just beginning. The data from the initial trials has not been disclosed, is not transparent. That would be our position - we will require any vaccine in the US be safe and effective and meet the FDA’s gold standard. 3.21am BSTMore from that press conference with the US health secretary Azar, who will tour a medical mask factory later today. While he declined to give details he said there had been discussions with Taiwanese officials about potential bilateral trade agreements, and in particular investment and opportunities to establish manufacturing of personal protective equipment or pharmaceuticals onshore in the US.The most senior US visit to Taiwan in four decades, the trip has been widely seen as provocative to Beijing - which counts Taiwan as a part of China - and a forthright declaration of its growing relationship with Taipei. Continue reading...
Belarus protesters clash with police for third night as EU threatens snactions
by Martin Farrer and agencies on August 12, 2020 at 2:33 am
Security forces target media and beat demonstrators amid anger at vote-rigging and apparent forced exile of opposition candidateProtesters have clashed with riot police for the third night running in cities across Belarus as the European Union threatened to reimpose sanctions over suspected vote-rigging and a violent crackdown on demonstrators.After, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main challenger to the long-time president said she had fled the country to protect her children, security forces fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse thousands of protesters in the capital, Minsk. Continue reading...
Hong Kong's independent press faces dark chapter in China's shadow
by Lily Kuo in Beijing and Verna Yu in Hong Kong on August 12, 2020 at 1:44 am
Fears Beijing would export its strict control of the media to Hong Kong have been borne out by arrest of pro-democracy media mogul and raid on his paperHong Kong rallies around Apple Daily after arrest of founder Jimmy Lai On Monday when Zoe*, a local news reporter at Apple Daily returned to her office in Hong Kong it was swarming with police officers. Her boss, the strident pro-democracy activist, media mogul and billionaire Jimmy Lai, was in handcuffs as police led him through the newsroom.Cordons were set up blocking journalists from their desks as police rifled through papers and packed 25 boxes of documents for further investigation. Zoe was ordered to tell the police her home address and phone number and the section of the paper that she worked on. For hours, staffers were followed wherever they went in the building, even to the toilet. She was told not to report on the raid. Continue reading...
Two dead and hundreds of thousands without power after wind storm batters US midwest
by Associated Press on August 12, 2020 at 12:11 am
States assess widespread damage to crops and property after ‘devastating’ storm brings gusts of more than 100mphHundreds of thousands across the midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people.The storm, known as a derecho, tore from eastern Nebraska across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles and causing widespread damage to property and crops. The storm left downed trees and power lines that blocked roadways in Chicago and its suburbs. After leaving Chicago, the most potent part of the storm system moved over north central Indiana. Continue reading...
Watchdog Says State Dept. Failed to Limit Civilian Deaths From Saudi Arms Sales
by By Edward Wong and Michael LaForgia on August 11, 2020 at 10:25 pm
The inspector general also found the State Department avoided congressional review by dividing sales of controversial arms into smaller packages.
Putin Says Russia Has Approved ‘World’s First’ Coronavirus Vaccine
by By The Associated Press on August 11, 2020 at 7:41 pm
President Vladimir V. Putin said the vaccine — which has yet to complete clinical trials — “works effectively enough,” but the announcement raised concern that Russia is rushing for political purposes.
Your Wednesday Briefing
by By Melina Delkic on August 11, 2020 at 7:13 pm
Kamala Harris, Russian vaccine, Thai students: Here’s what you need to know.
‘A Smoking Gun’: Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air
by By Apoorva Mandavilli on August 11, 2020 at 4:24 pm
Airborne virus plays a significant role in community transmission, many experts believe. A new study fills in the missing piece: Floating virus can infect cells.
‘I Made a Very Difficult Decision,’ Belarus Challenger Says
by By Reuters on August 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm
In a video, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya — the main opponent of Aleksandr Lukashenko, the embattled president of Belarus — explains why she left the country early Tuesday amid antigovernment protests.
Putin claims Russia has developed a coronavirus vaccine - CBS News
on August 12, 2020 at 12:37 am
Putin claims Russia has developed a coronavirus vaccine CBS NewsPutin says Russia has approved 'world first' Covid-19 vaccine. But questions over its safety remain CNNPutin claims Russia has developed world's first coronavirus vaccine, says his daughter received it Fox NewsPutin can have his vaccine. I’ll be waiting for the vetted one. The Washington PostRussia Doesn’t Really Know Whether Its Covid Vaccine Works BloombergView Full Coverage on Google News
U.S. ban on China's TikTok could cut it off from app stores and advertisers, White House document shows - CNBC
on August 12, 2020 at 12:22 am
U.S. ban on China's TikTok could cut it off from app stores and advertisers, White House document shows CNBCOptions traders bet Twitter's TikTok takeover rumors have legs CNBCExclusive: U.S. ban on TikTok could cut it off from app stores, advertisers - White House document ReutersI set up a TikTok house: a Trump ban would be a huge blow to teenagers The GuardianEditorial: The TikTok ownership dance Los Angeles TimesView Full Coverage on Google News
Secretary Azar becomes highest-level US official to visit Taiwan in decades - Fox News
on August 11, 2020 at 11:43 pm
Secretary Azar becomes highest-level US official to visit Taiwan in decades Fox NewsUS Secretary of Health and Human Services on learnings from Taiwan ABC NewsAzar defends Taiwan trip, says China should worry about 'getting more transparent, more open' on coronavirus Fox NewsTrump defends democracy in Hong Kong and Taiwan — while Xi awaits Biden | TheHill The HillChina increases military drills as tensions with US heat up CNNView Full Coverage on Google News
Coronavirus Live Updates: Worldwide Cases Reach 20 Million - The New York Times
on August 11, 2020 at 11:43 pm
Coronavirus Live Updates: Worldwide Cases Reach 20 Million The New York Times
North Carolina reports first dog to test positive for coronavirus and says he died - Fox News
on August 11, 2020 at 10:36 pm
North Carolina reports first dog to test positive for coronavirus and says he died Fox News
State Department did not consider civilian casualties when sending arms to the Middle East, report finds
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Police use of facial recognition violates human rights, UK court rules
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Police arrest 17 after raiding largest cocaine factory ever found in Netherlands | World News
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Boeing 747s receive critical software updates over 3.5" floppy disks
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Belarus protesters use vehicles to block police from demonstrations over 'rigged election'
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“God Forbid You Ever Have To Face The Choice That I Faced." Belarus's Opposition Candidate Has Fled The Country As The Government Cracks Down.
by Christopher Miller on August 12, 2020 at 1:49 am
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the former English teacher who presented the biggest challenge to Alexander Lukashenko in 26 years, disappeared overnight as violent protests gripped Minsk.View Entire Post ›
23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of The Week
by Kate Bubacz on August 10, 2020 at 9:23 pm
From the tragic explosion in Beirut to flooding and fires seen around the world, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from the past week.View Entire Post ›
The Saudi Crown Prince Allegedly Kidnapped These Siblings And Tried To Kill Their Dad
by Emerson Malone on August 10, 2020 at 9:12 pm
Two weeks after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi crown prince allegedly sent a death squad to Canada, targeting a former Saudi intelligence official, according to a new lawsuit.View Entire Post ›
Belarusians Clashed With Riot Police After Their “Dictator” President Claimed Victory
by Christopher Miller on August 10, 2020 at 7:32 pm
President Alexander Lukashenko has claimed a sixth election victory. But his incumbent challenger, a former English teacher, said she won’t recognize the results.View Entire Post ›
These Before And After Photos Show The Damage In Beirut After The Massive Explosion
by David Mack on August 10, 2020 at 4:25 am
The force of the explosion was estimated by a team of British scientists to be one-tenth the power of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 during World War II.View Entire Post ›
Democrat Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate
on August 12, 2020 at 2:40 am
Harris becomes the first Black woman and the first Asian American to compete on a major-party's presidential ticket.
LIVE: New Zealand defers parliament dissolution over coronavirus
on August 12, 2020 at 1:53 am
New Zealand defers dissolution of parliament after COVID-19 outbreak, but no decision yet on postponing election.
Hong Kong media tycoon Lai, activist Agnes Chow released on bail
on August 12, 2020 at 1:12 am
Police had raided the office of a Lai's newspaper amid a crackdown under the new Beijing-imposed national security law.
'Not enough info' to evaluate Russian coronavirus vaccine: Live
on August 12, 2020 at 12:28 am
Spain's cases rise to 326,612; Mexico to conduct trials for China, US vaccines; Florida reports 5,800 infections.
US civil rights march in DC to go ahead with virus precautions
on August 11, 2020 at 11:20 pm
Many marchers will arrive by bus, others will join satellite marches in states that are hotspots for COVID-19.
How a Former CIA Deputy Director Avoids Cognitive Traps
by Suzanne Kelly on August 10, 2020 at 12:56 pm
This expert-driven national-security insight can’t be generated for free. We invite you to support quality content by becoming a Cipher Brief Level I Member . Joining this experienced security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and global security issues that impact … Continue reading "How a Former CIA Deputy Director Avoids Cognitive Traps" The post How a Former CIA Deputy Director Avoids Cognitive Traps appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
China’s Arctic Ambitions
by Suzanne Kelly on August 6, 2020 at 4:01 am
The US State Department recently named career diplomat James DeHart as the US’ first coordinator for the Arctic region. DeHart’s job is to coordinate US efforts in the region, which includes “repelling China’s advances and capitalizing on commercial opportunities,” according to the Wall Street Journal. What exactly are China’s ambitions in the Arctic? Cipher Brief … Continue reading "China’s Arctic Ambitions" The post China’s Arctic Ambitions appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
Are Gas Deposits in the Mediterranean Worth a War?
by Suzanne Kelly on August 3, 2020 at 1:43 pm
This expert-driven national-security insight can’t be generated for free. We invite you to support quality content by becoming a Cipher Brief Level I Member . Joining this experienced security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and global security issues that impact … Continue reading "Are Gas Deposits in the Mediterranean Worth a War?" The post Are Gas Deposits in the Mediterranean Worth a War? appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
Getting to the Left of Boom in 21st Century Warfare
by Suzanne Kelly on July 31, 2020 at 4:01 am
This expert-driven national-security insight can’t be generated for free. We invite you to support quality content by becoming a Cipher Brief Level I Member . Joining this experienced security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and global security issues that impact … Continue reading "Getting to the Left of Boom in 21st Century Warfare" The post Getting to the Left of Boom in 21st Century Warfare appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
Disinformation and the Case for a Well-Regulated Cyber Militia
by Suzanne Kelly on July 29, 2020 at 4:01 am
As the community of Disinformation experts contemplates how to address the serious risk to national security that disinformation poses, experts are calling for better coordination, better communication and better educating the public as our best options for addressing the issue. Some are arguing for a centralized government office to better manage the threat. Others, like … Continue reading "Disinformation and the Case for a Well-Regulated Cyber Militia" The post Disinformation and the Case for a Well-Regulated Cyber Militia appeared first on The Cipher Brief.
Global Confectionery Packaging Industry
on August 12, 2020 at 2:26 am
Global Construction Lasers Industry
on August 12, 2020 at 1:46 am
Russia vaccine claim faces scepticism as nations renew virus battle
on August 12, 2020 at 1:32 am
Russia claimed Tuesday it has developed the world's first vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus, despite mounting scepticism about its effectiveness as fears grow over a second wave of infections across the globe. President Vladimir Putin said the vaccine was safe and that one of his own daughters had received the inoculation, dubbed "Sputnik" after the pioneering 1950s Soviet satellite. "I know that it is quite effective, that it gives sustainable immunity," Putin said of the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya research institute in coordination with Moscow's defence ministry.
Global Contrast Injector Systems Industry
on August 12, 2020 at 1:26 am
1000s of Korean laborers still lost after WWII, Cold War end
on August 12, 2020 at 1:23 am
Shin Yun-sun describes her life as a maze of dead ends. The South Korean has spent many of her 75 years pestering government officials, digging into records and searching burial grounds on a desolate Russian island, desperately searching for traces of a father she never met. Shin wants to bring back the remains of her presumed-dead father for her ailing 92-year-old mother, Baek Bong-rye.
No One Seems To Feel Bad About Nigel Farage Getting Hit With A Milkshake
by Cristina Cabrera on May 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Far-right British politician Nigel Farage received a sticky cold shower on Monday, much to the internet’s collective glee. The Brexit...
Egged Australian Senator Who Blamed Muslims For NZ Shootings Loses Election
by Cristina Cabrera on May 20, 2019 at 2:51 pm
Fraser Anning, the far-right Australian senator who blamed Muslim immigrants for the New Zealand mosque shootings, was voted out of...
Sri Lanka’s Top Security Officials Asked To Resign After Failure To Prevent Bombings
by Cristina Cabrera on April 24, 2019 at 12:58 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police...
Netanyahu Wants To Name A New Golan Heights Settlement After Trump
by Summer Concepcion on April 23, 2019 at 3:38 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights...
Police Identify ‘New Breed’ Of Terrorists In Northern Ireland After Reporter Fatally Shot
by Cristina Cabrera on April 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young...
China’s unrelenting crackdown on Hong Kong
by By Ishaan Tharoor on August 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Monday’s arrests underscored the speed with which the former British colony’s political freedoms — including rights to assembly and freedom of the press — are being curtailed by Beijing.
They fought for freedom in Hong Kong. Now, they must find it in exile.
by By Shibani Mahtani on August 11, 2020 at 2:13 pm
As its political structures unravel, a city that once offered safe harbor to the downtrodden is now exporting a new generation of asylum seekers.
Belarus opposition candidate leaves country amid protests over disputed election
by By Isabelle Khurshudyan on August 11, 2020 at 1:49 pm
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is “safe” in Lithuania to join her children.
1000s of Korean laborers still lost after WWII, Cold War end
by By Kim Tong-Hyung | AP on August 11, 2020 at 1:26 pm
Hundreds of aging Koreans desperately seek traces of husbands and fathers still lost to Japan’s brutal colonial rule
Former aide ties Mexican ex-president Peña Nieto to millions in bribes
by By Mary Beth Sheridan on August 11, 2020 at 1:18 pm
The allegations are the most serious yet against Peña Nieto, who has maintained that his campaign did not receive illegal donations.
Pro-democracy media tycoon freed on bail amid Hong Kong crackdown
on August 11, 2020 at 11:43 pm
When Lai left a police station he was swarmed by dozens of cheering supporters, some of whom waved copies of his Apple Daily in a show of support. A clampdown has gathered pace in Hong Kong since China imposed a sweeping security law in June, with opposition politicians disqualified and activists arrested for social media posts.
38 people killed in Pakistan in rain-related incidents
on August 11, 2020 at 10:20 pm
Police say 19 inmates, guards killed in Somalia prison riot
on August 11, 2020 at 6:22 pm
Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?
on August 11, 2020 at 3:38 pm
Under pressure from all sides, Prime Minister Hassan Diab announcd his government's resignation on Monday but it remains to be seen whether new faces are brought in or the usual suspects brought back.
Turkey says it will license new Mediterranean areas this month
on August 11, 2020 at 3:30 pm
US TikTok Ban Could Cut App From App Stores: White House Document
on August 12, 2020 at 2:10 am
President Donald Trump's executive order banning China's TikTok could prevent US app stores from offering the popular short-video app and make advertising on the platform illegal, according to a White...
Trump Says "Surprised" At Joe Biden's Pick For "Meanest, Horrible" Harris
on August 12, 2020 at 1:18 am
President Donald Trump on Tuesday called Kamala Harris the "most horrible" member of the US Senate and said he was "surprised" Joe Biden had picked her as his vice presidential candidate.
Kamala Harris Democrats' Pick For US Vice-Presidential Candidate
on August 11, 2020 at 9:21 pm
White House hopeful Joe Biden named Kamala Harris, a high-profile black senator from California, as his vice presidential choice Tuesday, capping a months-long search for a Democratic partner to...
No Known Data On Quality, Efficacy And Safety Of Russian Vaccine: Germany
on August 11, 2020 at 5:10 pm
Germany on Tuesday raised doubts over the quality and safety of Russia's coronavirus vaccine, stressing that drug approval is granted in the European Union only after full clinical trials.
India's Shortage Of Remdesivir Is Easing, Says Producer Cipla
on August 11, 2020 at 4:38 pm
India's supply of antiviral drug remdesivir and generic equivalents is stabilising after shortages of the vital COVID-19 medicine at hospitals, according to a top executive at one of the country's big...
Baghdad summons Turkish ambassador after cross-border strike on Kurdish rebels kills 2 Iraqi commanders
by RT on August 12, 2020 at 12:09 am
A Turkish drone strike that killed two senior Iraqi commanders has triggered a harsh reaction in Baghdad, with the government scrapping a high-level defense meeting and summoning Ankara’s ambassador to rebuke the attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
Clashes & arrests across Belarus as post-election turmoil enters 3rd night (VIDEOS)
by RT on August 11, 2020 at 10:48 pm
Belarusians angry with the outcome of Sunday’s presidential election, which the opposition denounced as rigged, have taken to streets for the third night in a row, facing off against police deployed en masse to quell the unrest. Read Full Article at RT.com
Belarusian SWAT threaten bystanders with GRENADE after collaring teen in viral VIDEO
by RT on August 11, 2020 at 9:45 pm
As protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s re-election rage on in several cities, video footage has emerged showing the local riot police apparently deploying some heavy handed tactics against teenagers. Read Full Article at RT.com
Transgender & ‘gender diverse’ people six times more likely to be diagnosed as autistic, true figure likely higher – study
by RT on August 11, 2020 at 3:16 pm
A new major study has found that transgender and “gender-diverse adults” are six times more likely to be diagnosed as autistic than the general population. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Safe & effective’ over ‘first’: US throws shade at Russia’s first-to-market Covid-19 vaccine
by RT on August 11, 2020 at 2:41 pm
Top US health officials insist they're holding out for a “safe and effective” Covid-19 vaccine, hinting that Russia’s shot is anything but – or even that it’s a plot to 'goad the US into forcing early action on our vaccines.' Read Full Article at RT.com
Nathan Law: “We All Know that Danger Is Everywhere”
on August 10, 2020 at 1:15 pm
In an interview, Nathan Law, one of the leaders of the democracy movement in Hong Kong, discusses the transformation of the special administrative region into a police state. He also talks about his new life in London and his hopes for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Corona: Cutting Corners in the Race for a Vaccine
on August 7, 2020 at 4:04 pm
Russia, China and India are racing to find a coronavirus vaccine. But international standards are not always being respected. Some researchers have even tested their remedies on themselves.
Corona: Scientists Weigh the Benefits of Air Purifiers in Fighting COVID-19
on August 7, 2020 at 4:03 pm
Coronavirus pathogens can float in the air for hours, which is a significant threat. Researchers are developing ideas for how to prevent infections in schools, restaurants and offices using ventilation equipment, air filters and UV radiation.
Corona Crisis: Can German City Centers Be Saved?
on August 6, 2020 at 7:13 pm
First came online retail and the financial crisis, now COVID-19: City-center shopping districts in Germany are suffering. But strategies are being developed to save them. Will they work?
Fighting the Yaba Pill: The Death Toll Mounts in Bangladesh's Drug War
on August 6, 2020 at 11:08 am
Bangladesh has a methamphetamine problem, and the government is turning to drastic measures in the search for a solution. Human rights organizations say that the authorities are resorting to extrajudicial killings.