Tag: Politics

Conte unveils plan for Italy life after lockdown

The Italian leader also vowed to reopen schools by September and most other businesses over the next three weeks. But he warned that people would have to wear…

US House passes near $500b coronavirus bill in new relief package

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a $484 billion (Dh1.8 trillion) coronavirus relief bill on Thursday, funding small businesses and hospitals and pushing the total spending response…

Trump signs US immigration ban executive order

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an order to temporarily block some foreigners from permanent residence in the United States, saying he was doing so in order to…

Harvard drops $8.6m stimulus after Trump complaint

Harvard University said on Wednesday it had decided not to seek $8.6 million from the coronavirus stimulus law that it was qualified for, after an outcry led by…

Brazil replaces health minister amid COVID-19 fight

Brazil’s Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta has been sacked. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he had appointed oncologist Nelson Teich as the country’s new health…

Forced by coronavirus: SE Asia leaders hold video summit

This image taken in Hanoi, Vietnam, shows a monitor screen of ASEAN leaders attending the Special ASEAN summit on COVID-19 online Tuesday April 14, 2020. Counter-clockwise from top…

Corona virus Invades Saudi Royal Family

The senior Saudi prince who is governor of Riyadh is in intensive care with the coronavirus. Several dozen other members of the royal family have been sickened as…

Smriti Irani’s shares Mask Making Tutorial on Instagram

Union Minister Smriti Irani took to Instagram to urge her followers to stitch face masks while at home during the lockdown. Ms Irani, 44, shared a series of…

WHO head defends handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The head of the World Health Organization gave a strident defence of his agency’s handling of the…

Trump says US putting ‘hold’ on WHO funding

US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 7, 2020, in…