Category: World News

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, flees Hong Kong: ‘I know how they treat whistleblowers’

Li-Meng Yan told Fox News that she believes China knew about the coronavirus well before it claimed it did. She says her supervisors also ignored research she was doing that she believes could have saved lives. Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a virologist from Hong Kong, tells Fox News in an exclusive interview about the early research … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, flees Hong Kong: ‘I know how they treat whistleblowers’

COVID-19: GF warns Nigeria against spike in malaria, TB deaths

COVID-19: GF warns Nigeria against spike in malaria, TB deaths

| The Executive Secretary, Country Coordinating Mechanism of Global Fund, Dozie Ezechukwu, has said that Nigeria may be witnessing increased mortality from Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) due to the drop in access to routine healthcare services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He called for increased funding for HIV, TB and malaria interventions by governments at all … Continue reading COVID-19: GF warns Nigeria against spike in malaria, TB deaths

France: Castex takes over as New PM

Former French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe (C-L) and newly appointed Prime Minister Jean Castex (C-R) stand on the steps of the Matignon Hotel in Paris on July 3, 2020 prior to the handover ceremony. © Thomas Samson, AFP France's new prime minister, Jean Castex, warned on Friday that the coronavirus pandemic was not over and an economic … Continue reading France: Castex takes over as New PM

Iran wants American president arrested over Soleimani’s death

Iran wants American president arrested over Soleimani’s death

Iran on Monday issued an arrest warrant for United States President, Donald Trump, and other involved in the killing of its top general, Qassem Soleimani. The state’s semi-official news agency, ISNA quoted Tehran prosecutor, Ali Alqasimehr, to have accused Trump and more than 30 others to have been involved in the January 3 attack that … Continue reading Iran wants American president arrested over Soleimani’s death

Rebecca sacked for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’

Rebecca sacked for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’

The UK's Shadow Education Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked after she shared an article on Twitter that contained "an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory." The one-time leadership contender retweeted an interview by British newspaper, The Independent with British actress Maxine Peake in which she claimed the US police tactic of kneeling on someone’s neck was taught … Continue reading Rebecca sacked for sharing ‘anti-Semitic conspiracy theory’

France frowns US sanctions targeting ICC staff

France frowns US sanctions targeting ICC staff

France on Friday called on the US to withdraw sanctions against employees of the International Criminal Court (ICC), calling the decision an attack on states party to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the court. “France is dismayed to learn of the June 11, 2020 executive order of the United States government authorising the … Continue reading France frowns US sanctions targeting ICC staff

Covid-19 vaccine ready by December 2020

Pharma giant AstraZeneca struck a deal Saturday with Europe’s Inclusive Vaccines Alliance to supply up to 400 million doses of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine, as efforts to boost manufacturing capacity continue at pace. The alliance, which was forged by Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands to speed up production of a vaccine, is set to take delivery … Continue reading Covid-19 vaccine ready by December 2020

Australians defy covid:19 in mass anti-racism rallies

Australians defy covid:19 in mass anti-racism rallies

Tens of thousands of people have protested across Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Rallies were held despite warnings from officials over the coronavirus. A ban in Sydney was lifted only at the last minute and some organisers have been fined for breaking health rules. The marches were inspired by the death … Continue reading Australians defy covid:19 in mass anti-racism rallies

Buffalo police officers deny assaulting  75-year-old man at demonstration

Buffalo police officers deny assaulting 75-year-old man at demonstration

Two suspended Buffalo, New York, police officers pleaded not guilty Saturday to assaulting a 75-year-old man during a protest against racism and police brutality. Both were charged with one count of assault in the second degree and have been released on their own recognizance without bail. They were arraigned via video conference and had the … Continue reading Buffalo police officers deny assaulting 75-year-old man at demonstration