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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Approaches As US Closes Early For Holidays

US giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech are prepared to file an emergency request to roll out their vaunted vaccine while New York shut its Schools and California braced for nighttime curfews heading into the US holiday season. The world is seeking salvation from scientists and pharmaceutical giants as it returns to the grimly […]

NFL Will Shut Down For US Election Day So All

The NFL said Thursday, September 3, 2020, it will close all-league and team facilities on November 3, 2020, the US election day, so all employees have the chance to vote. The move, announced in conjunction with the NFL Players Association as part of social justice initiatives by the league, comes a week before the season […]

US Exceeds 6 Million COVID-19 Cases

The United States on Monday, August 31, 2020, passed six million coronavirus cases, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, adding one million new infections in less than a month. The country remains by far the most impacted in the world by the pandemic in absolute terms, with nearly a quarter of global […]

Coronavirus: US Hands Over 200 Ventilators To Nigeria

The United States Government has handed over 200 ventilators to the Nigerian government. The items were presented by the U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Bert Leonard at the Abuja Premier Medical Warehouse in the nation’s capital, on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. This comes four months after President Donald Trump administration promised to support the country […]

China-US Ties Plunge Further Over Hong Kong Sanctions

China on Saturday, August 8, 2020, slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world’s two biggest economies. In the toughest US action on Hong Kong since China imposed a sweeping new security law on the territory, Washington […]

China Accuses US Of ‘Slander’ Over Coronavirus Research Hacking Claims

Beijing accused the United States of “slander” on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, after two Chinese nationals were indicted for seeking to steal coronavirus vaccine research and hacking hundreds of companies. “The Chinese government is a staunch defender of cyber security, and has always opposed and cracked down on cyber attacks and cyber crime in all […]

US Supreme Court Allows First Federal Executions In 17 Years

The Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, cleared the path for the first federal executions in 17 years, overturning an earlier order by a lower court to delay them. “We vacate the District Court’s preliminary injunction so that the executions may proceed as planned,” the Supreme Court ruled, referring to […]

China Says Pompeo’s South China Sea Illegal Claim ‘Unjustified’

Beijing hit back Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the US branding of Chinese pursuits in the South China Sea as illegal, saying the accusation was “unjustified’ and a bid to sabotage regional peace. “We advise the US side to earnestly honour its commitment of not taking sides on the issue of territorial sovereignty, respect regional […]

Coronavirus: US Surpasses Three Million Cases

More than three million people in the US have now tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the US broke its record for most new cases reported in one day. Despite the rise, the White House wants to press forward on […]

US, China Impose Visa Restrictions On Each Other

The United States and China imposed visa restrictions on each other in tit-for-tat moves over their disagreement on Tibet. According to AFP, China announced Wednesday its curbs on people from the US who “behave badly” on Tibet-related issues, in retaliation for American curbs unveiled a day before. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he […]