Month: July 2020

Iran’s Khamenei accuses US of trying to stoke protests – Al Jazeera English

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused the United States of trying to stir anti-government protests by imposing sanctions that he said are aimed at bankrupting the country. Iran’s rulers have tried to prevent a revival of anti-government unrest that has shaken the country in recent years, which began with protests over economic hardship …

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China uses Hong Kong security law against US-based American citizen – The Guardian

Hong Kong police have issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy activists living in exile, the first time the city’s authorities have used a sweeping new law to target campaigners living outside Hong Kong. They include Samuel Chu, an American citizen who lives in the US, Nathan Law, a prominent campaigner who recently relocated to the …

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Mexican president Amlo says he will wear mask ‘when there is no corruption’ – The Guardian

Mexico’s president has said he will only wear a mask when the country eradicates corruption – a pledge made the day after Mexico surpassed the United Kingdom in total Covid-19 deaths. Speaking to reporters on Friday morning, Andrés Manuel López Obrador said: “You know when I’m going to put on a mask? When there is …

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COVID-19 surge? Warning light is flashing, UK PM Johnson says – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday postponed a planned easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England after a rise in infections amplified fears of a second deadly surge in COVID-19 cases. People wear protective masks as they walk through Manchester as the city and the surrounding area faces local restrictions in …

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America agrees: It’s China’s fault, ‘historic high’ disapproval at 73% – Washington Examiner

Yup, China did it. Again under President Trump’s fire for spreading the coronavirus and failing to give the world a heads-up that it was coming, American disapproval of the communist nation has reached a historic high of 73%. And 50% said Washington should hold Beijing “responsible for the role it played in the outbreak,” according …

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Coronavirus testing czar predicts US pandemic deaths could start declining ‘in a couple of weeks’ – Fox News

One of the Trump administration’s top coronavirus advisers told “The Daily Briefing” Friday that the number of pandemic deaths in the U.S. should start to decrease soon, though he warned Americans will still need to take precautions like wearing masks. “What you’re seeing right now is that the positivity rate is down, the numbers of cases are starting to go …

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What the heck is ‘brushing’? The scam behind the China mystery seeds – Fortune

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U.S. Adds Sanctions Over Internment of Muslims in China – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced sanctions Friday on a powerful government entity and two senior officials who have helped manage it, citing systemic human rights abuses against predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region in China’s far northwest. The sanctions, imposed by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, name the Xinjiang …

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Mike Pence met with doctors from viral video containing false coronavirus claims – The Independent

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. US vice president Mike Pence met this week with doctors featured in a viral video containing misinformation about the coronavirus, it has emerged. The meeting took place just as the doctors’ video, which was shared by …

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Iran Uses First Military Satellite to Map, Publish U.S. Base in Qatar – Newsweek

Iran claims to have used its first military satellite—the launch of which was condemned by President Donald Trump’s administration—to publish detailed images of a U.S. air base in Qatar, according to state media. The state-backed Press TV channel reported Wednesday that Iran’s Nour-1 satellite—operated by the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRCG)—took photos of the …

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