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5 04, 2020

Coronavirus has exposed the diseased heart of the global economy

By | 2020-04-05T10:45:11+00:00 April 5th, 2020|World|Comments Off on Coronavirus has exposed the diseased heart of the global economy

Many non-Americans (and likely many Americans) would have been amazed at the dirty linen being aired on global news networks over the past week. Given the tense arguments between municipal, state and federal leaders in the United States, it seems like...

5 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Trump may take unproven drug that could be ‘so beautiful’

By | 2020-04-05T06:51:38+00:00 April 5th, 2020|World|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Trump may take unproven drug that could be ‘so beautiful’

US President Donald Trump told reporters on Saturday he “may” take the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, despite no evidence the drug is effective and safe for preventing or treating the coronavirus.He also suggested that his doctors have not yet p...

4 04, 2020

Trump fires intelligence watchdog who was involved in impeachment case

By | 2020-04-04T04:27:13+00:00 April 4th, 2020|World|Comments Off on Trump fires intelligence watchdog who was involved in impeachment case

Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistle-blower complaint that triggered the US president’s impeachment.Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee on Friday of his decis...

4 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Germany, France accuse Americans of mask ‘piracy’, dirty tricks

By | 2020-04-04T02:47:14+00:00 April 4th, 2020|World|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Germany, France accuse Americans of mask ‘piracy’, dirty tricks

The scarcity of safety equipment essential to the coronavirus fight is fuelling tensions between long-time transatlantic allies, with local officials in France and Germany accusing unnamed Americans of using unfair means to obtain protective masks.Berl...

3 04, 2020

Coronavirus: global trade braces for ‘tidal wave’ ahead, as shutdown batters supply chains

By | 2020-04-03T04:30:47+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|World|Comments Off on Coronavirus: global trade braces for ‘tidal wave’ ahead, as shutdown batters supply chains

On Tuesday, the Port of Wuhan, a vital cog in China’s heavy industry supply chains, reopened for business after more than two months of being locked-down at the centre of China’s initial coronavirus outbreak.In the same week, Ethiopia closed its land b...

3 04, 2020

In coronavirus fight, oft-criticised Facebook data aids US cities, states

By | 2020-04-03T01:34:00+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|World|Comments Off on In coronavirus fight, oft-criticised Facebook data aids US cities, states

Infectious disease researchers are using Facebook mobile location data to provide daily updates to US cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing orders aimed at slowing the novel coronavirus.The Covid-19 Mobility Data Network, ...