Month: June 2020

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump that Interpol Rejects – Snopes.com

This article is republished here with permission from The Associated Press. This content is shared here because the topic may interest Snopes readers; it does not, however, represent the work of Snopes fact-checkers or editors. TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump …

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Dow notches best quarter since 1987, a rebound helped by low interest rates and government stimulus amid COVID-19 – USA TODAY

Jessica Menton USA TODAY Published 6:04 PM EDT Jun 30, 2020 Stocks notched their best quarter in decades, as government stimulus and low interest rates helped markets start to recover from the damage of the coronavirus pandemic at the start of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its strongest quarter since 1987 after surging …

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Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa shot dead in Addis Ababa – Al Jazeera English

Protests have erupted in Ethiopia after the police announced the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, a popular musician and activist, who was shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa.  Hachalu was an ethnic Oromo musician known for his protest songs. He was shot in the capital’s Gelan Condominiums area late on Monday, Addis Ababa’s police commissioner Geta Argaw …

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Rand Paul urges Fauci to provide ‘more optimism’ on coronavirus | TheHill – The Hill

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulOvernight Defense: Lawmakers demand answers on reported Russian bounties for US troops deaths in Afghanistan | Defense bill amendments target Germany withdrawal, Pentagon program giving weapons to police Senators push to limit transfer of military-grade equipment to police Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition …

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Trump views US troops as disposable – the Russian bounty scandal makes that clear – The Guardian

Donald Trump likes to suggest he has got the back of US soldiers battling America’s foes around the world. It was a big theme of his 2016 campaign and his West Point speech earlier this month. So great was his boundless care for America’s fighting men and women, he said, that he would halt the …

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GOP Senator Seeks Amendment Allowing the U.S. to Buy Russian Defense System – Newsweek

The U.S. could be permitted to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defense system from Turkey under a Senate amendment proposed last week. Under the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 proposed by Senate Majority Whip John Thune, the U.S. Army would be able to purchase the S-400 missile defense system from Turkey, …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Fauci Warns U.S. Could Hit 100,000 Daily Cases if Surge Continues – The New York Times

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript ‘I Am Very Concerned,’ Fauci Tells Senators About Coronavirus Spread Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield testified before the Senate as more states struggle to contain the coronavirus. “It is going to be very disturbing, I will guarantee you that, because when …

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Kayleigh McEnany says Trump is ‘most informed person on planet Earth’ about threats to US – Fox News

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany asserted Tuesday President Trump is the “most informed person on planet Earth” about the threats the United States faces. During Tuesday’s press briefing, McEnany was asked why the president doesn’t read his President’s Daily Brief (PDB), after reports Russia was paying Taliban militants to kill U.S. soldiers was included …

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FDA to Require Proof Virus Vaccine Is Effective Before Approving Its Use – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration released guidance Tuesday outlining conditions for approving a Covid-19 vaccine, including that any vaccine be at least 50% more effective than a placebo in preventing the disease. That 50% benchmark is used routinely for flu vaccines. The FDA said it wouldn’t approve—or give emergency-use authorization—to any coronavirus vaccine unless the …

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