Coronavirus Live Updates: Congress to Examine Trump’s Pandemic Response

As states scramble to put out fires, Fauci and other top U.S. health officials will go back before Congress. Two days after U.S. deaths surpassed 150,000, three familiar federal health officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, will return to Capitol Hill to testify in front of a new audience: the House’s special select committee investigating […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Fauci and Other Health Officials to Testify Before Congress on Friday

As the Senate continued its stalemate ahead of Friday’s expiration of the weekly $600 in federal jobless aid, President Trump, whose unsteady handling of the virus has left him trailing in the polls, floated the idea of changing the date of the presidential election — which he has no authority to do, and which instantly […]

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Health must come before the economy, insists top UN official for Latin America and the Caribbean

In an extensive interview with the UN communications chief, Melissa Fleming, Ms. Bárcena expressed concern at the disproportionate impact that the pandemic is having on indigenous people in the region, in terms of both the health risks they face; shared her fear that the wisdom and knowledge held by these communities is disappearing; and her […]

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Clash at Sonia Gandhi meet with Rajya Sabha MPs exposes Cong’s generational rift | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The generational divide in Congress and differences over the party’s political slide bared itself when the demand by a senior member for introspection evoked sharp retort from a young member, seen as a Rahul loyalist, that the party was suffering for shortcomings during UPA-II and a review should date back to the post-2009 […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – US State Department says ties with Taiwan strongest ever

Taiwan’s envoy Hsiao Bi-khim met with Assistant Hsiao earlier confirmed that the meeting she made just a few days after assuming the position took place in the offices of the EAP a situation that is considered rare, as the US government has prevented the reception of Taiwanese ambassadors in a State Department facility since the […]

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Pompeo insists China ‘tide is turning’ at contentious US Senate hearing – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US secretary of state Mike Pompeo insisted on Thursday the “tide is turning” in dealings with China, citing international support for Washington’s policies even as he expressed “dismay” at the number of countries supporting Beijing’s new security law for Hong Kong. Reflecting rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies, Pompeo stressed President Donald […]

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Four Hong Kong student activists arrested for 'secession' over social media posts

Police said those arrested were three males and one female, aged between 16 and 21. Though the police declined to name the group or those arrested, the political group Studentlocalism said on Facebook that its members were among those apprehended, naming one as former leader Tony Chung. Studentlocalism was one of several political groups in […]

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Detained Portland demonstrators are required to stay away from future protests to get out of jail

After reviewing federal cases between July 23 and July 27, CNN found that at least nine out of 21 defendants arrested for either failing to obey a lawful order or assaulting a federal officer were released on the condition they “not attend any other protests, rallies, assemblies or public gatherings in the state of Oregon,” […]

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Anyone for a ‘CoronaBurger?’ Crimean fast-food PR ploy falls flat as Covid fails to whet the appetite

Who says that a pandemic can’t have a silver lining? In Sevastopol, on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a fast food restaurant called ‘Covid-Burger’ has popped up, hoping to cash in on the hype. Local entrepreneurs developed a brand new burger concept inspired by the Coronavirus epidemic – but customers aren’t so interested. The […]

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