Biden, Trump both predict victory as president alleges theft

11/04/2020

Washington, United States — President Donald Trump early Wednesday said he expected a “big win” and accused Democrats of trying to steal the election after rival Joe Biden also predicted victory. “We are up BIG, but they are trying…

‘I don’t want to lie’: Gay pioneer stands in Myanmar election

10/05/2020

Yangon, Myanmar—Outraged over ongoing discrimination in Myanmar, Myo Min Tun decided to stand as the first openly gay election candidate in a country where same-sex relations are illegal. His decision to enter the political fray came after…

Trump tests positive for Covid, quarantines in W. House

10/02/2020

Washington—US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 along with First Lady Melania Trump but is “well” and will continue to perform his duties while quarantined at the White House, his doctor said Friday, October 2,…

Trump to maintain presidential duties: doctor

10/02/2020

Washington—US President Donald Trump is “well” and will continue to perform his duties “without disruption” while quarantining along with the first lady, after both tested positive for the coronavirus, the president’s physician said Friday, October 2, 2020.…

Trump to quarantine as he awaits Covid-19 test result

10/02/2020

Washington—US President Donald Trump said late Thursday, October 1, 2020, he would go into quarantine after one of his close advisors tested positive for the coronavirus. Hope Hicks, “who has been working so hard without even taking…

Pandemic creates ‘surge’ of flawed research

10/02/2020

Paris, France—The Covid-19 pandemic has created a surge in potentially flawed scientific studies as researchers rush to publish results without adequate oversight, a leading medical ethicist said Friday, October 2, 2020. Since the novel coronavirus appeared late…

Stuck at sea: Nations urged to help virus-stranded mariners

09/25/2020

PARIS  — Another COVID-19 problem that the U.N. is trying to solve: how to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners who are trapped at sea because of coronavirus restrictions. Describing the mounting desperation of seafarers who have…

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

09/24/2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Missouri Governor Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Parson was tested after his…

Late-stage study of first single-shot vaccine begins in US

09/23/2020

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccine studies…

Global COVID-19 cases soon surpassing 30M

09/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Global coronavirus cases were expected to pass 30 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing. India was firmly in focus as the latest epicenter, although…

US unveils broad vaccine plan — but no quick rollout

09/17/2020

WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans when proven safe and effective, though a top public health official made clear that widespread vaccination of…

Asia Today: India adds 96K virus cases, orders some retests

09/11/2020

NEW DELHI — India edged closer to recording nearly 100,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours as it ordered retesting of many people whose first results were from the less reliable rapid antigen tests being widely used. According…

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