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Trump threatens to sue Nevada to block universal mail-in ballots

Trump threatens to sue Nevada to block universal mail-in ballots Nevada state lawmakers passed a bill Sunday that would add the state to a growing list of USA states that will mail active voters ballots ahead of the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bill is now awaiting approval from Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat. And Congress has done so several times, including prohibiting voters discrimination, requiring US representatives be e... [Full Article...]

Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in October

Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in October A source told Reuters news agency that the country's first potential Covid-19 vaccine would secure regulatory approval as early as August. Gamaleya's vaccine is a so-called viral vector vaccine, meaning it employs another virus to carry the DNA encoding the needed immune response into cells. [Full Article...]

France won't ratify Hong Kong's extradition agreement

France won't ratify Hong Kong's extradition agreement A day before the postponement, the government disqualified 12 pro-democracy candidates from running, with the rationale that they're unfit to uphold Hong Kong's mini-constitution, the Basic Law, or loyalty to Hong Kong's government under China . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump rejects Dr. Anthony Fauci's explanation for continuing coronavirus surge: 'Wrong!'

Donald Trump rejects Dr. Anthony Fauci's explanation for continuing coronavirus surge: 'Wrong!' However, he was cautiously optimistic that a vaccine would be available until "late autumn, early winter". Fauci testified Friday before a House subcommittee investigating Trump's handling of coronavirus . U.S. Congressman James Clyburn said the coronavirus is "raging out of control", while Trump sidelines the country's public health and science experts. [Full Article...]

James Murdoch quits News Corp

James Murdoch quits News Corp James Murdoch , 47, has recently been critical of his father's business and its media coverage. Rupert Murdoch's son James has resigned from the board of News Corporation, citing "disagreements over certain editorial content" published by the media empire's news outlets. [Full Article...]

Gordon Weil: Election 2020: All about Trump

Gordon Weil: Election 2020: All about Trump So, I want to see- I want an election and a result, much- much more than you. Some Republicans - and many Democrats - expressed alarm at the president's apparent disregard for the limits of his power. "The President's suggestion of delaying the election on the day we lay John Lewis to rest is the most despicable affront to his memory & legacy". [Full Article...]

Republican Congressman Gohmert Tests Positive for COVID-19

Republican Congressman Gohmert Tests Positive for COVID-19 Some GOP members still opted not to wear masks on the House floor earlier on Wednesday before Pelosi's announcement. Gohmert told CNN in June he wouldn't wear a face mask unless he caught the virus. Lawmakers and Barr were seated more than 6 feet apart during his hearing, but reporters spotted a maskless Gohmert outside the hearing room exchanging words with Barr, whose face was also uncov... [Full Article...]

Ghislaine Maxwell makes last-ditch effort to keep 2016 deposition under wraps

Ghislaine Maxwell makes last-ditch effort to keep 2016 deposition under wraps The government is using Maxwell's sworn testimony in the civil case as the basis for two perjury charges in the new criminal case, claiming Maxwell was lying when she denied having any knowledge about Epstein's sexual interactions with underage girls or being present for them. [Full Article...]

Queensland to close borders to Greater Sydney from Sunday

Queensland to close borders to Greater Sydney from Sunday The sporting body has yet to announce if they are seeking exemptions for the Sydney Swifts, Giants, West Coast Fever and Adelaide Thunderbirds or if they will attempt to move all four sides into Queensland before the weekend. "Our job is to protect Queenslanders and, given the situation in Sydney and in Victoria, we need to implement tough measures". Dr Beirman said Queensland's response to "clo... [Full Article...]

Gonzalo weakens to tropical depression as it moves away from the Caribbean

Gonzalo weakens to tropical depression as it moves away from the Caribbean Tropical storms can generate sustained winds ranging from 39 miles per hour to 73 miles per hour. Hurricane Douglas is bringing heavy rains and surf as it passes near the islands of Oahu, Kauai and Niihau in the USA state of Hawaii, while the remnants of what was Hurricane Hanna dump flooding rains on northern Mexico and southern Texas . [Full Article...]

Israel, Hezbollah trade fire across volatile Lebanese border

Israel, Hezbollah trade fire across volatile Lebanese border Moreover, the Jerusalem Post says, Israel has sent a "message" to Hezbollah through Russian Federation to keep calm. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) did not provide immediate details of the incident. "We stepped out to the balcony and saw thick smoke rising up near Haramoun Mountain", he said. Israel sees the presence of Hezbollah and its ally Iran in Syria as a strategic threat and has... [Full Article...]

36,145 Patients Recover From COVID-19, Highest In A Day: Health Ministry

36,145 Patients Recover From COVID-19, Highest In A Day: Health Ministry A team of top Israeli scientists is scheduled to arrive in India soon for the final stages of testing of four advanced technologies for rapid diagnosis of the novel coronavirus . Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi noted that this cooperation provides a unique opportunity for scientific and technological cooperation that can assist Israel, India and the world in coping both with the pandemic and with... [Full Article...]

Trump defends wearing a mask as a "patriotic" gesture

Trump defends wearing a mask as a Still, the memorandum said that the constitution does not require undocumented immigrants to be counted for the goal of apportionment of the House of Representatives. Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, who successfully argued the case blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question on the 2020 census, expressed certainty the new memo would suffer a simi... [Full Article...]

Trump cancels most GOP convention activities

Trump cancels most GOP convention activities This has resulted in Trump belatedly encouraging the use of masks and now him pulling a stunning about-face and canceling a convention he ordered for the sole objective of having a massive crowd without burdensome virus-related restrictions. [Full Article...]

U.S. Orders China to Close Consulate in Houston

U.S. Orders China to Close Consulate in Houston Hours before the administration made public its order on Wednesday, consulate employees were seen starting fires in a courtyard of the Houston building , prompting police officers and firefighters to rush to the area. Beijing has responded by banning several US lawmakers, including Sens. In a statement , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the claims "are completely unlawful". [Full Article...]

Heavily armed U.S. agents on city streets: Can Trump do that?

Heavily armed U.S. agents on city streets: Can Trump do that? One of Trump's responses to protests, including some that transformed into unrest, was to threaten to use the military to calm them . "Federal forces have used significant force against protesters on a nightly basis, including shooting one individual in the head with a munition, reportedly fracturing his skull". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom signs deals for 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

United Kingdom signs deals for 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses He tweeted: "We have already ordered 100 million doses of this vaccine, should it succeed". "We're very encouraged", Hill said . Boris Johnson, while sounding caution, said it was an "important step in the right direction". Still, much remains unknown about COVID-19 vaccines in development, particularly the staying power of any immune responses and effectiveness in older adults or other spe... [Full Article...]

Crown jewels: Looking back at tiaras worn by British Royals

Crown jewels: Looking back at tiaras worn by British Royals And so the Queen's gesture in lending Beatrice a vintage Norman Hartnell gown, which she herself wore nearly 60 years ago to the film premiere of Lawrence Of Arabia meant a lot. " Princess Beatrice and Mr. Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances", a spokesperson f... [Full Article...]

Iran pres. says estimated 25 mil. Iranians infected with coronavirus

Iran pres. says estimated 25 mil. Iranians infected with coronavirus Iranian health officials sought on Sunday to play down the president's estimate that some 25 million people have been infected with the coronavirus, saying it was based on serological blood tests that measure exposure to the illness and that can not be relied on to show the current state of disease. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation denies involvement in alleged hacking of COVID-19 vaccine research

Russian Federation denies involvement in alleged hacking of COVID-19 vaccine research Kelin told the BBC that the allegations made "no sense". Both accusations came even before the publication in the coming days of a long-awaited British parliamentary report into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 Brexit vote. "The group uses a variety of tools and techniques to predominantly target governmental, diplomatic, think-tank, healthcare and energy targets for intelligence gain"... [Full Article...]


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