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United States formally starts withdrawal from WHO

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats over the UN body s response to the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The United States is the largest financial contributor to the WHO – which leads the fight on ...

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US records 43,742 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

WASHINGTON: The United States notched more than 43,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, amid a surge of infections around the country. The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed 43,742 more cases as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday), bringing the country’s total number of ...

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US could hit 100,000 new virus cases a day

WASHINGTON: A top US health expert warned Congress on Tuesday that new coronavirus cases could more than double to 100,000 per day if authorities and the public fail to take steps to suppress the pandemic. Infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, a leading member of President Donald Trump s coronavirus task force, ...

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general

TEHRAN: Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said, according to the Fars news agency. The United States killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards  ...

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US Suspends Visas For Foreign Workers Until 2021

BRUSSELS: US President Donald Trump has suspended visas for other foreign workers until the end of 2020. As per the policy, high-skilled tech workers, non-agricultural seasonal helpers, au pairs, and top executives will be targeted. The White House said the decision has been taken to create jobs for Americans who face financial ...

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Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

PARIS: Europe on Friday toughened its stance on Iran and warned the US against sanctions in the latest bid to stop the unravelling of the international agreement on Tehran s nuclear programme. The decision by Germany, France and Britain to back a UN arms embargo extension on Iran follows growing tensions ...

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George Floyd’s brother urges UN to probe

GENEVA: The brother of George Floyd made a heartfelt plea to the U.N.’s top human rights body, urging it to launch intense international scrutiny of systemic racism, the killing of black people by police and violence against peaceful protesters in the United States. Philonese Floyd, in a video message to ...

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CSIS Warned Of “Global Shock Waves” From Huawei’s CFO Arrest

TORONTO: Canada’s intelligence agency warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global “shock waves” and seriously affect ties with China, just before her detention in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition request, new court documents show. Released on Friday, the documents show the involvement ...

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Coronavirus worse ‘attack’ than Pearl Harbor, 9/11: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said the coronavirus pandemic is a worse “attack” on the United States than either Pearl Harbor or 9/11, taking aim once again at China, which he said should have stopped the disease in its tracks. The president has ramped up his rhetoric against Beijing ...

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Data Showing 30 Million US Job Losses From COVID-19

NEW YORK: Wall Street’s main stock indexes were down about 1 percent in Thursday’s early trade after data showed that nearly 30 million Americans have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the broadest equities gauge on the New York Stock Exchange, was down 1. 2 percent at 24,327 by 9:32 AM ...

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