Barack Obama

Obama Joins Biden’s US Presidential Campaign

BBC WITH less than two weeks remaining before election day, the Biden campaign is putting one of its most valuable assets out on the field. Barack Obama remains highly popular, particularly among the Democratic base, and the choice of Pennsylvania for his first in-person campaign event suggests they recognise that the state is the most

Closing schools is latest front in virus fight

AP  Dark splotches that indicate zones of high coronavirus contagion are staining maps of Europe blood red as governments scramble to prevent another round of total lockdowns, even by taking unpopular decisions to close schools, bars and gyms. The Czech Republic, Belgium, and Netherlands have joined Spain as Europe’s current hot spots during the resurgence

United Nations

UN warns against pursuing herd immunity to stop coronavirus

AP The head of the World Health Organization warned against the idea that herd immunity might be a realistic strategy to stop the pandemic, dismissing such proposals as “simply unethical.” At a media briefing on Monday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said health officials typically aim to achieve herd immunity by vaccination. Tedros noted that

The U.N.’s World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize

AP The United Nations’ World Food Program on Friday won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe. The announcement was made in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee. The Nobel Committee said that the coronavirus pandemic has added to the hunger

Donald Trump

Trump says he’s ready for rallies but details slim on health

AP President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he is ready to resume campaign rallies and feels “perfect” one week after his diagnosis with the coronavirus that has killed more than 210,000 Americans, as his doctor said the president had ”completed his course of therapy” for the disease. The president has not been seen in public 

Boris Johnson

UK ponders second Covid-19 lockdown as outbreak accelerates

Times Live British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pondering a second national Covid-19 lockdown as the novel coronavirus outbreak accelerates. New Covid-19 cases are rising by at least 6,000 per day in Britain, according to week old data, hospital admissions are doubling every eight days and the testing system is buckling. “We’re certainly at a

Corona Virus Cases rising in India

India records nearly 87,000 new virus cases

AP India has recorded nearly 87,000 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with another 1,130 deaths. With the Health Ministry announcement Monday, India now has more than 5.4 million reported cases since the pandemic began and within weeks is expected to surpass the United States, currently the country with the most

Corona virus cases rising in India

5M people infected, India’s virus outbreak still soaring

AP India’s confirmed coronavirus infections passed 5 million on Wednesday, still soaring and testing the feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages. The world’s second-most populous country has added more than 1 million cases this month alone and is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing

H.E. Mr. Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans residing abroad

Comprehensive Agreement on Transparent and Objective Criteria and Mechanisms to Occupy Posts of Sovereignty

By Staff Reporter The delegations of the Libyan High Council of State and the Tobruk Parliament announced on Thursday in Bouznika, at the end of their meetings as part of the Libyan dialogue, that they reached a comprehensive agreement on the transparent and objective criteria and mechanisms to occupy the posts of Sovereignty. “Both parties

India now 2nd worst-hit country by virus amid economic pain

AP India’s increasing coronavirus caseload made the Asian giant the pandemic’s second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday as its efforts to head off economic disaster gain urgency. The 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India’s total past Brazil with 4.2 million cases. India is now only behind the United States,

Nigeria resumes international flights after 5 months

Africa News Nigeria on Thursday announced it would resume international flights starting Sept. 5 after shutting down flights at its five international airports on March 24 following the virus outbreak. Nigeria had previously said it would resume flights abroad anytime from Aug. 29. Incoming passengers to the country are required to carry a document that

Restaurant Collapses During Birthday Party In China, Killing 29

AP BEIJING — Rescue efforts ended at a two-story restaurant in a northern China village that collapsed during an 80th birthday celebration for a resident, leaving 29 dead, authorities said Sunday. The Ministry of Emergency Management said another 28 people were injured, seven of them seriously when the building suddenly crumbled on Saturday. A total

African children

UN warns of hunger and malnutrition in East Africa

BBC The World Food Programme (WFP) has said serious hunger and malnutrition looms for millions of refugees across eastern Africa who depend on assistance from the food agency to survive. It said that the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced vital funding from donors. The WFP has already reduced food or cash transfers

India has record high of 69,000 more infections

AP India counted another record high of new coronavirus infections Thursday as it ramped up testing to more than 900,000 a day. The 69,652 new cases pushed India’s total past 2.8 million, of which 2 million have recovered, the Health Ministry said. The country also recorded 977 coronavirus fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising

Joe Biden

US Election 2020: Biden is crowned as Democratic nominee

BBC Joe Biden has been officially anointed the Democratic presidential candidate at the party’s convention, helped over the line with some glowing testimonials from elder statesmen. Two Democratic former US presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, endorsed Biden. Clinton said President Donald Trump had brought “chaos”

Robert Trump, pictured here after his brother's election win in 2016, used to manage Trump's real-estate investments

Robert Trump: US President’s Younger Brother Dies In Hospital

BBC PRESIDENT Donald Trump has paid tribute to his “best friend” and youngest brother following his death at 71. “It is with [a] heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” he said in a statement on Saturday. The president had visited his brother in hospital in New York the