Category Archives: News
Global coronavirus cases hit 20 million
10 August 2020 | Gayle Issa
Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. The pandemic is accelerating fastest in Latin America. ...
Lebanon government steps down over blast fallout
10 August 2020 | Jean-Marc Mojon and Layal Abou Rahal
Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his government's resignation Monday under a barrage of pressure over the catastrophic Beirut port explosion six days earlier that has reignited angry street protests. ...
Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy newspaper, arrests owner
10 August 2020 | Jerome Taylor and Su Xinqi
Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday and led in handcuffs through his newspaper office as police raided the building, part of a sweeping crackdown on dissent since China imposed a security law on the city. ...
Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump: US intel
9 August 2020 | Eric Tucker and Deb Riechmann
US intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting Trump's reelection. ...
US sets record as coronavirus cases top 5 million
8 August 2020 | Diane Craft
The United States set a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million people now infected, according to a Reuters tally, as the country’s top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week. ...
Tens of thousands in fresh anti-Kremlin rally
8 August 2020 | Aleksandr Yanyshev
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Russia's Far East for a fifth consecutive weekend as anti-Kremlin rallies showed little sign of dying down on Saturday. ...
US slaps sanctions on Hong Kong leader in new offensive on China
7 August 2020 | Shaun Tandon and Rob Lever, with AFP in Beijing
The United States slapped sanctions Friday on Hong Kong's leader after effectively forcing Chinese internet giants TikTok and WeChat to end all US operations in a twin diplomatic-commercial offensive set to grow ahead of US elections. ...
Pakistan demands Kashmir action while ignoring China’s Uyghurs
7 August 2020 | Asif Hassan
Even as Pakistan this week drew international attention to the plight of Muslims in Indian Kashmir, Islamabad stayed conspicuously silent about another embattled Muslim community -- China's Uyghur population. ...
Trump issues bans on China’s TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing
6 August 2020 | David Shepardson and Alexandra Alper
US President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on US transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of messenger app WeChat, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing. ...
Dalai Lama calls for ban on nuclear weapons: 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing
6 August 2020 | Tibet Sun Online News
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama renewed calls to abolish nuclear weapons, a cause he has championed throughout his life, on the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ...