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Iran dismisses U.S. threat to trigger return of UN sanctions

May 14 (Reuters) – Iran’s Foreign Minister on Thursday dismissed as “foolish claims” U.S. threats to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions if the U.N. Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on Tehran, state media reported. The U.S. special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, on Wednesday ... Read More »

Domestic Violence in Lockdown Could Be the Worst Plague of All

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos Getty More <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="MOSCOW—When she finally managed to get through to the busy helpline at the ANNA center for victims of domestic violence, the young woman was hurt so badly she could not even cry: “My husband ... Read More »

Burkina Faso: Twelve terror suspects 'found dead in their cells'

Burkina Faso is fighting Islamist insurgents with ties to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group More Twelve people arrested on suspicion of terror offences have been found dead in their police cells in Burkina Faso. The prosecutor for the town of Fada N’Gourma said 25 people had been detained overnight ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Tanzania hospitals overwhelmed – US

Tanzanians have been sceptical of the government’s assurance that the crisis was not serious More The US embassy in Tanzania has warned that there is a risk of “exponential growth” of Covid-19 cases in the country, at a time when the government is not releasing data on new cases. It ... Read More »

U.S. accuses China-linked hackers of stealing coronavirus research

Hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture More By Raphael Satter (Reuters) – China-linked hackers are breaking into American organizations carrying out research into COVID-19, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, warning both scientists and public health officials to be on ... Read More »

Global Cockpit Electronics for Automotive Industry

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="NEW YORK, May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cockpit Electronics for Automotive market worldwide is projected to grow by US$26.5 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 8.2%. HUD, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow ... Read More »

Merkel urges virus vigilance; Germany loosens border checks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) takes part in the government survey in the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The agenda of the 159th session of the German Bundestag includes the government survey as well as deliberations on foreign missions of the Bundeswehr. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP) BERLIN ... Read More »

Yemen reports first coronavirus case in Marib province

DUBAI, May 13 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Saudi-backed government reported the first coronavirus case in Marib province and four other infections elsewhere, taking the tally of cases in areas under its control to 70, including 12 deaths. The Aden-based government’s coronavirus committee said two cases including one death were reported in ... Read More »

WHO stresses need to find source of coronavirus

The World Health Organization says it is crucial to find out how the coronavirus started in order to understand it (AFP Photo/Fabrice COFFRINI) Geneva (AFP) – Pinning down the source of the coronavirus pandemic should help in working out how COVID-19 has “invaded the human species” so quickly, a senior ... Read More »

Paul Manafort released from prison due to virus concerns

FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort has been released from federal prison to serve the rest of his sentence in home confinement over concerns about the coronavirus, his lawyer said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn ... Read More »

The GOP has a Fauci problem

FAUCI FATIGUE — The GOP’s vision of quickly reopening the economy is running straight into a major obstacle: Dr. Anthony Fauci. The nation’s top infectious disease expert testified in front of a Senate committee yesterday about the dangers of reopening too soon, warning the “consequences could be really serious” and ... Read More »

AP Courtside: Professor, solicitor general in phone argument

FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include a new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, ... Read More »

Angela Merkel cites 'hard evidence' she was target of Russian hacking

German Chancellor Angela Merkel informed Parliament that she has been the target of Russian hackers – CHRISTIAN MARQUARDT/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock/SHUTTERSTOCK More German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced frustration that Russia was targeting her in hacking action, saying she had concrete proof of the “outrageous” spying attempts. “I can honestly say that it pains ... Read More »

Biden: “I Know Nothing About Those Moves To Investigate Michael Flynn …I Was Aware … But That’s All I Know About It”

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, had an interview Tuesday with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and was pressed by George Stephanopoulos over what he knew about the Obama administration’s moves to investigate General Michael Flynn, and whether there was anything improper done. The former vice president ultimately admitted he was ... Read More »

Angola billionaire Isobel dos Santos wants assets unfrozen

The billionaire daughter of Angola’s former president is calling for her assets in the country and Portugal to be unfrozen. Isabel dos Santos says there is evidence the state, the Luanda Civil Court and Supreme Court colluded against her using fabricated evidence. She says this included a forged passport in ... Read More »

Declaring COVID-19 the Ultimate Failure of Leadership, Citizens of 43 Countries and Territories Together Release "Declaration of Interdependence"

PR Newswire NEW YORK, May 12, 2020 Demand World Leaders Place Mutual Responsibility at Heart of UN, G7, G20, and all International Agendas NEW YORK, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Declaring the COVID-19 pandemic the ultimate failure of our world’s leaders to address our greatest collective threats—including deadly pandemics, climate ... Read More »

Russia moves to ease lockdown despite surge in virus cases

Russia started easing some of its lockdown measures on Tuesday despite mounting infections (AFP Photo/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV) Moscow (AFP) – Russia moved to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday despite a surge in cases that has seen it register the world’s second-highest number of infections. Daily figures released by health ... Read More »

Russia: Putin's spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus

MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized with the coronavirus, the latest in a series of setbacks for President Vladimir Putin as Russia struggles to contain the growing outbreak. “Yes, I’ve gotten sick. I’m being treated,” Peskov, a key Putin aide, told the Interfax news agency on ... Read More »

Coronavirus: How African countries are lifting lockdowns

People observing social distancing in Rwanda More Despite the World Health Organization warning Africa still faces a growing threat from the coronavirus pandemic, many countries on the continent have begun easing their lockdown restrictions. Here’s how different African countries have taken very different approaches to containing the spread of the ... Read More »

Vladimir Putin's spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus

MOSCOW ⁠— Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian state news agencies Tuesday that he has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. Peskov told TASS news wire that he last saw his boss, President Vladimir Putin, one month ago. Putin has been seen in recent days taking one-on-one meetings without ... Read More »

One of Putin's closest aides, spokesman Dmitry Peskov, has been hospitalized for the coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov in December 2017. More <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP” data-reactid=”17″>Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has been hospitalized for the coronavirus, state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.  Dmitry Peskov is the ... Read More »

Georgia AG seeks probe of prosecutors in Arbery killing case

REMOVES “UNARMED” AND ADDS THAT AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT ARBERY WAS EITHER ARMED OR UNARMED – People react during a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Brunswick Ga. Two men have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Arbery, a ... Read More »

GOP feels no pressure from Pelosi on next relief bill

with help from Sarah Ferris, Andrew Desiderio and Marianne LeVine COULDN’T CARES LESS — Hopes are fading on Capitol Hill that negotiators will reach a deal on another coronavirus bill before the upcoming Memorial Day recess — meaning more relief likely won’t be on the way until June at the ... Read More »

Federal prosecutors weigh hate crime charges in Arbery death

FILE – In this Friday, May 8, 2020, file photo, people pray during a rally to protest the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man in Brunswick Ga. Georgia’s attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Arbery, who ... Read More »

Putin lifts Russia's shutdown, but keeps many restrictions

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the nation via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, May 11, 2020. Putin, speaking in a televised address to the nation Monday, said that it will be up to the governors of Russia’s far-flung to determine what industrial plants could reopen ... Read More »

Putin lifts Russia's stay-at-home orders as cases soar

Russia has the fourth highest number of coronavirus cases globally after the United States, Spain and Britain (AFP Photo/Olga MALTSEVA) Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Monday said stay-at-home orders for most workers in Russia would end this week even as the country registered a record increase in new ... Read More »

Putin eases Russia's coronavirus measures as cases keep mounting

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Moscow&nbsp;— President Vladimir Putin eased Russia's coronavirus control measures Monday even as the country reported yet another day with a record number of new COVID-19 cases. Russia registered 11,656 new cases on Sunday, bringing the total number to 221,344. Moscow remains the focus ... Read More »