Category Archives: News

  • US Senate acquits Trump in historic vote as re-election campaign looms

    President Donald Trump was acquitted on Wednesday in his US Senate impeachment trial, saved by fellow Republicans who rallied to protect him nine months before he asks voters in a deeply divided America to give him a second term. ...

  • World currently ‘not in a pandemic’ of China virus: WHO

    The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus, which has spread from China to two dozen countries, does not yet constitute a "pandemic". ...

  • Built in 10 days, China’s virus hospital takes 1st patients

    The first patients arrived Monday at a 1,000-bed hospital built in 10 days as part of China's sweeping efforts to fight a new virus that is causing global alarm. A second 1,500-bed facility due to open this week. ...

  • Palestinians cut ties with Israel, US after rejecting Trump peace plan

    The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the US and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a Middle East peace plan presented by US President Donald Trump, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said. ...

  • Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

    With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The UK’s departure became official at 11 pm (2300GMT), midnight in Brussel ...

  • Deadliest day for China in virus fight, as global fears mount

    China reported its biggest single-day jump in novel coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as global fears deepened with more infections confirmed overseas including three Japanese evacuated from the outbreak's epicentre. ...

  • US House votes to warn China against meddling in Dalai Lama succession

    The US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to authorize sanctions against Chinese officials who interfere in the process of determining the Dalai Lama's successor, raising pressure as the Tibetan leader approaches 85. ...

  • Chinese embassy wants Danish paper to apologize for coronavirus cartoon

    China’s embassy in Denmark has demanded an apology from daily Jyllands-Posten after it published a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles. ...

  • China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

    With tens of millions of Chinese ordered to stay put and many others avoiding travel as a new virus spreads, tourism around the globe is taking a heavy hit during one of the biggest travel seasons in Asia, the Lunar New Year. ...

  • China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000

    The death toll from a virus in China has risen to 56 and the number of people infected across the country is nearing 2,000, authorities said Sunday. Among the new deaths, 13 were in Hubei, the province at the heart of the outbreak ...