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A plane flies in the sky with the U.S. national flags in the foreground in Washington, D.C., the United States, on July 21, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday afternoon that the coronavirus pandemic in the United States will probably "get worse before it gets better." More than 3.8 million people in the United States have infected with the virus, with more than 141,000 deaths, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, as some states, including Florida, are seeing a surge in cases. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 150,000 amid calls to shut down country

The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has neared 150,000 with daily deaths continuously passing 1,000, while some health experts are calling...

U.S.-Russia tensions in Arctic may escalate amid global warming – Analysts

by Matthew Rusling As global warming has made navigating Arctic waters more feasible, tensions in the region between the United States and...

Hollywood insiders weigh in on future of U.S.-China co-productions

by Julia Pierrepont III With the two largest film markets in the world facing economic turbulence and other uncertainties, industry experts are...
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Human trials for COVID-19 vaccine underway in India

by Peerzada Arshad Hamid Human trials for developing an indigenous vaccine against COVID-19 are going on in full swing in India. ...
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U.S. bars new international students from entry if they only take online classes in...

The United States will not allow the entry of new international students for the upcoming fall semester if their courses are entirely online, the...
A vessel heads for the Star Ferry Pier at the Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, July 27, 2019. Photo by DuanChangzheng/People’s Daily online

Hong Kong residents feel safer with national security law implemented

"Since the passage of the national security law, I have felt a huge sense of relief," Dan Albertson, a U.S. freelancer and translator, said. ...
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Urgency mounts on Africa to fast-track AfCFTA to counter tough times

by Xinhua Writers Ding Lei, Bedah Mengo The implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could catalyze development and growth of Africa, and...
Members of Lebanese security forces clash with protesters in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on June 13, 2020. Clashes between the Lebanese army and protesters in Tripoli's demonstrations on Saturday led to the injury of 20 people including four army members. (Photo by Khalid/Xinhua)

Lebanon needs to restructure banking sector to restore confidence in financial system

by Dana Halawi Lebanon should restructure its banking sector to restore confidence in the financial system in the country,...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) attends a news conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 13, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump admits pandemic will “get worse” at resumed coronavirus press briefing

U.S. President Donald Trump resumed his press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, admitting that the situation in the country will "get worse." ...
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Xulio Rios warns Europe of “American trap” over Huawei ban

Europe should resist U.S. pressure to isolate China and remain independent in its decision making in the face of so-called security concerns, a Spanish...
Smoke rises from Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 28, 2020. The forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Friday that the rival east-based army attacked the Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli with heavy shelling. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Sirte fight crucial for both rival parties – Khalid Al-Montaser

by Mahmoud Darwesh Libya's UN-backed government and the rival eastern-based army are mobilizing forces in preparation for the fight to control...

U.S. economy at risk of double-dip recession amid COVID-19 resurgence

The resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the United States is raising the risk of a double-dip recession if the country is unable to reign...
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White House’s plan to reduce troops in South Korea draws skepticism in Washington

The White House is weighing the possibility of reducing U.S. troops on the Korean Peninsula. The move has drawn harsh criticism from inside U.S....
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Mask-wearing plays big in Europe’s post-lockdown protocol

France on Monday joined the ranks of European countries which have mandated the use of face masks in all indoor public places, in another...
People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

NYC enters phase 4 reopening as officials fearing second COVID-19 wave

New York City entered phase four of reopening on Monday without resuming additional indoor activities, as local officials are concerned about a potential second...
A man watches a big screen displaying the booster rocket of the Hope Probe ahead of its launch from Tanegashima Island in Japan, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

UAE 1st Mars orbiter “ambitious and pioneering” in Arab world

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday celebrated the launch of its Hope probe, Arab world's first Mars orbiter, deemed as an ambitious and...
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Palestinians slam Google, Apple as Palestine deleted from online maps

by Sanaa Kamal After Google and Apple removed Palestine from their online maps saying they want to display disputed territories "objectively," Palestinians...
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Israeli government faces mounting criticism amid economic fallout from COVID-19

by Keren Setton As the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel becomes more widespread, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...
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British economy likely to take longer to recover

As the International Monetary Fund predicted a 10.2-percent contraction of Britain's economy in 2020, gloomier than its previously projected contraction of 6.5 percent, economic...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) attends a news conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 13, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 130,000, actions urged to stop resurgence

The COVID-19 death toll topped 130,000 in the United States on Monday with over 2.9 million infections, as the country's top infectious diseases expert...
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U.S. Independence Day marred by COVID-19 in Southern California

by Julia Pierrepont III On July 4 last year, colorful fireworks sparkled over Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County, and along California's coastline, while this...

Trump delivers divisive message amid spike of coronavirus cases on Independence Day

U.S. President Donald Trump made an Independence Day speech from the White House on Saturday evening, self-praising his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

UK teachers call for education technology re-evaluation

Shaun Allen became a teacher for one simple reason, "to make a positive change in children's lives in order to influence them to become...
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Trump slams removal of controversial monuments amid nationwide racial reckoning at Mount Rushmore

U.S. President Donald Trump visited Mount Rushmore in the midwestern state South Dakota on Friday to kick off Independence Day weekend, slamming the removal...
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U.S. to mark July 4 amid widespread protests against racism, police brutality

The Fourth of July weekend is drawing near in the United States, but this year's Independence Day comes against an unusual backdrop, marked by...
Gilead Sciences headquarters sign is seen in Foster City, California on April 30, 2020. - Gilead Science's remdesivir, one of the most highly anticipated drugs being tested against the new coronavirus, showed positive results in a large-scale US government trial, the company said on April 29, 2020. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

EU rushes to authorize Remdesivir as U.S. hoards it

The European Commission on Friday rushed to announce it has given the green light to anti-viral drug Remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19, making it...
The Fed believes that the US economy is growing once more and that extra support is not as necessary?

U.S. COVID-19 cases over 2.1 million as new hotspots emerge amid economy reopening

U.S. COVID-19 cases topped 2.1 million with over 116,000 fatalities on Monday as new hotspots emerged in many states where restrictions in place to...
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“Historic commitments” at Global Vaccine Summit as US$8.8 billion pledged

The Global Vaccine Summit hosted by Britain virtually on Thursday drew pledges of 8.8 billion U.S. dollars, far more than its target of 7.4...

Mass protests in U.S. may speed up COVID-19 transmission, experts warn

As tens of thousands of demonstrators continue to take to the streets across the United States to protest the killing of George Floyd, an...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

U.S. racial wound worsens as coronavirus claims over 100,000 lives

Three racial incidents that have aroused concerns nationwide this month show the racial wound in the United States is worsening amid the coronavirus epidemic,...