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UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus

Tensions between the US and China came to the fore of the annual UN General Assembly in New York, with US President Donald Trump blaming China for the spread of coronavirus. He called for China to be held «accountable» for the pandemic. In his speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country had «no intention to enter a Cold War ...

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Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina after governor voices coronavirus concerns

RALEIGH, N.C. — President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer’s Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus. Trump announced the news via tweet Tuesday night, complaining the state’s governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, and other officials ...

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‘That›s a nasty, snarky question’: Trump’s media assault rages on in midst of coronavirus crisis

Donald Trump’s intemperate outbursts may be a sign of a leader cracking under the pressure, if it weren’t for the authoritarian tone As reporters waited languidly on plastic chairs a few feet apart, absorbing birdsong and soft spring sunshine, the White House rose garden was an oasis of calm in a stricken nation. But once Donald Trump began taking questions, ...

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Man who slapped female reporter’s bottom on live TV arrested

A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a female reporter’s bottom on live TV was arrested on Friday on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery. A Savannah police spokeswoman, Bianca Johnson, confirmed that Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro was charged in connection with the incident that occurred while WSAV-TV reporter Alex Bozarjian was broadcasting live as runners streamed past her ...

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Thousands join biggest protest in Bangkok since 2014 coup

Thai anti-government rally held in response to ban on Future Forward opposition party Thousands of people joined the biggest protest in Bangkok since a 2014 coup on Saturday, after Thai authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of the former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha. The demonstration, called a day earlier by the Future Forward ...

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince secretly met Venezuela vice-president

Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater and prominent supporter of Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez – one of Nicolás Maduro’s closest allies. The visit, described by one source as “outreach” to Maduro’s government, came just eight months after Prince floated a plan to deploy a private army ...

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Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court

Muslim victims of Myanmar ‘clearances’ voice outrage as peace prize winner dismisses atrocity chargesWhen Aung San Suu Kyi rose to denounce genocide charges against her country at the “world court” last week, three victims of Myanmar’s ethnic violence were sitting close behind the Nobel peace prize winner – disbelieving and seething with anger. Hamida Khatun, Yousuf Ali and Hasina Begum ...

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