Spain averts political crisis, extends virus lockdown

Spain averts political crisis, extends virus lockdown

 Madrid,  Spain’s left-wing coalition government has averted for now a political crisis on top of the enormous challenge the country already faces from its devastating coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed more than 25,000 lives and severely damaged the economy. Despite losing the backing of the main opposition party, Prime Minister Pedro S nchez on Wednesday […]

Trump: vaccine will be available by year’s end

  Washington, President Donald Trump says he believes a vaccine for COVID-19 will be available by the end of the year. Trump also says the U.S. government is putting its full power and might behind remdesivir, a drug that has shown early promise as a treatment for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Trump […]

Joe Biden gets backing of key Latina activist Dolores Huerta

Washington,  Labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta on Friday endorsed Joe Biden for president, giving him the backing of one of the nation’s most prominent Latino leaders. The endorsement comes as the campaign says it’s ramping up Latino outreach, expanding some of the efforts it launched in key states during the primary in an […]

Coronavirus cases cross 3000-mark in Singapore, foreign workers worst-affected

Coronavirus cases cross 3000-mark in Singapore, foreign workers worst-affected

Singapore, Coronavirus cases in Singapore crossed the 13,000-mark on Sunday after 931 positive cases were confirmed with majority of them continued to be foreign workers, including Indian nationals, living in dormitories. The vast majority of the news cases are work permit holders residing in dormitories for foreign workers, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in […]

Seoul sees no suspicious activity in North amid Kim concerns

  Seoul,  The South Korean government said Tuesday no unusual activity has been detected in North Korea after unconfirmed reports described leader Kim Jong Un as in fragile condition after heart surgery. The presidential Blue House says it had no information about the rumors on Kim’s health. Speculation often surfaces about North Korea’s leadership based […]

South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un not gravely ill

Speculation about Kim’s health was raised after he missed the celebration of his late grandfather and state founder Kim Il Sung on April 15. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was not gravely ill, two South Korean government sources said on Tuesday, following reports he had undergone a cardiovascular procedure and was now in “grave […]

Trump says he’s close to a deal with Congress on virus aid

  Washington,  The Trump administration and Congress are nearing an agreement on an aid package of up to USD 450 billion to boost a small-business loan program that has run out of money and add funds for hospitals and COVID-19 testing. President Donald Trump said Sunday, We’re getting close to a deal. Along with the […]

Global virus deaths pass 150,000 as Trump endorses lockdown protests

  Washington,  Coronavirus deaths have surged past 150,000 worldwide with nearly a quarter of them in the United States, where President Donald Trump lent his support to protesters rallying against lockdown orders. Evidence is mounting that social distancing successfully slowed the pandemic after more than half of humanity — 4.5 billion people — were confined […]

G7 to discuss coronavirus pandemic on Thursday: White House

G7 to discuss coronavirus pandemic on Thursday: White House

 Washington, President Donald Trump and other G7 leaders will discuss international coordination of the coronavirus response by video conference on Thursday, the White House said. The remote meeting convened by Trump follows up on another virtual summit held last month and comes as the leading world economies remain under lockdown due to the pandemic. Trump convened […]

Coronavirus could see UK GDP fall 13 per cent in 2020: watchdog

  London,  Britain’s economy could shrink by 13 per cent in 2020 in the case of a three-month coronavirus lockdown, according to a scenario published Tuesday by fiscal watchdog the Office for Budget Responsibility. “The resulting 13 per cent fall in annual GDP in 2020 would comfortably exceed any of the annual falls around the […]