UN says pandemic could inflict severe damage on youth

The United Nations warned Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis could have a severe and lasting impact on the life prospects of young adults without swift remedial action. The UN’s International Labour Organization said the career prospects of people aged 18 to 29 were taking a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, while students faced a “gloomy… Continue reading UN says pandemic could inflict severe damage on youth

Trump says COVID-19 and other issues frayed “great bond” with Xi

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping has frayed in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic and that he has not spoken to his Chinese counterpart in a long time. Trump says 'great' bond with China Pres Xi changed after COVID-19 … RTRS Trump said his feelings… Continue reading Trump says COVID-19 and other issues frayed “great bond” with Xi

Pre-orders of COVID-19 vaccine top five billion

Although none of the coronavirus vaccines under development has proved its efficacy yet in clinical trials, at least 5.7 billion doses have been pre-ordered around the world. First shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine created by Western laboratories have often been snapped up by the United States. Five vaccines — three Western and two Chinese —… Continue reading Pre-orders of COVID-19 vaccine top five billion

Trump evacuated from press conference as Secret Service shoots armed man

Secret Service guards shot a person, who was apparently armed, outside the White-House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference. The president was abruptly ushered out of the press event and black-clad secret service agents with automatic rifles rushed across the lawn north of… Continue reading Trump evacuated from press conference as Secret Service shoots armed man

Taiwan under threat from China: fear of becoming ‘next Hong Kong’

China is trying to turn democratic Taiwan into another Hong Kong, the island’s foreign minister warned Tuesday as he met with a senior US official making a historic diplomatic trip. US angers China with high-profile Taiwan visit https://t.co/VQhdlyuGRn — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 10, 2020 A crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong has gathered… Continue reading Taiwan under threat from China: fear of becoming ‘next Hong Kong’

Five million cases: What next for America’s COVID-19 epidemic?

It took the United States just 17 days to move from four million to five million coronavirus cases — even as the country is finally starting to bend its curve downward. Here is the state of play of America’s COVID-19 epidemic, and what may happen in the coming months. The good First some positive trends:… Continue reading Five million cases: What next for America’s COVID-19 epidemic?

White House, Democratic leaders trade barbs over pandemic aid deal

The White House traded barbs with Democratic leaders on Monday over who is to blame for the failure to agree on a new pandemic relief package, even as coronavirus cases soared and workers continue to struggle to pay the rent. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said reaching a deal is possible if Democrats in Congress… Continue reading White House, Democratic leaders trade barbs over pandemic aid deal

McDonald’s sues ex-CEO for allegedly lying about sexual relationships

McDonald’s sued former CEO Steve Easterbrook for allegedly lying about inappropriate sexual relationships with employees Monday, the latest twist in a corporate #MeToo saga that has rocked the fast-food giant. Easterbrook — who is British — was dismissed in November 2019 over his “poor judgment” in engaging in a consensual relationship with a member of… Continue reading McDonald’s sues ex-CEO for allegedly lying about sexual relationships

USA looks to reign in Taiwan ahead of wrangle with China

A US cabinet member met Taiwan’s leader Monday during the highest level visit from the United States since it switched diplomatic recognition from the island to China in 1979, a trip that Beijing has condemned. Health Secretary Alex Azar is in Taipei for a three-day visit to promote shared democratic values and the island’s success… Continue reading USA looks to reign in Taiwan ahead of wrangle with China

USA: Coronavirus cases continue to spike amidst economic crisis

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million corona-virus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package. The corona virus cases in the USA continue to spike as democrats and republicans butt heads over the new relief package. The US has… Continue reading USA: Coronavirus cases continue to spike amidst economic crisis