Archive of 26 March 2020

Trump coronavirus briefings become mini election rallies

He reads dutifully from a lengthy prepared statement giving updates about what the government is doing. In a nation paralyzed by fear of the...

Israel parliament elects Netanyahu rival Gantz as speaker

Gantz, the only candidate nominated to succeed Netanyahu ally Yuli Edelstein as speaker, won the speakership vote with 74 lawmakers voting in favour and...

US stocks open up as jobless claims soar, stimulus advances

About five minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 21,567.24, up 1.7 percent. The broad-based S&P 500 also gained 1.7 percent...

Mexico asks G20 to avoid border closings, unilateral tariffs

I said powerful (nations) have to help establish a kind of truce, that there are no border closings with unilateral tariff policies, that trade...

Putin, at G20 summit, proposes lifting sanctions on essential goods amid coronavirus

Putin also proposed creating a special fund under International Monetary Fund control to fight the spread of the virus. MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin told...

Coronavirus pandemic: Sindh govt imposes ban on congregation prayers in mosques

Murtaza Wahab said only the mosque officials, including the Imam will offer prayers in the mosque. The ban will be effective from March 27...

China’s Xi says countries need to join forces in protecting world economy

The pandemic has sickened more than 488,000 people around the world and killed over 25,000. He also urged China's fellow G20 member nations to...

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