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Author: 0 Trump retains power to strike Iran as Senate fails to override veto

The Constitution gives Congress the sole power to declare war. The president insisted that the U.S.is not now "engaged in the use of force against Iran" and said his January assassination of Iranian Gen. But the actual transmission of the congressional resolution to the White House was delayed for almost two months as Congress left Washington due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to aides.

Worldwide White House looking at winding down coronavirus task force, Pence says
Author: 0 White House looking at winding down coronavirus task force, Pence says

For much of the last two months, Trump has rarely left the grounds of the White House as he's dealt with the fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic. A model by Donald Trump's administration projects a rise in the number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities in the coming weeks to hit up to 3,000 daily deaths in the U.S.by June 1, according to an internal document obtained by The New York Times .

Worldwide Coronavirus infections in Japan surpass 15,200
Author: 0 Coronavirus infections in Japan surpass 15,200

The emergency declaration gives local authorities the legal power to call on its citizens to stay at home and to ask schools and businesses to close, but stops short of imposing a legally binding nationwide lockdown. It was expanded to all of Japan on April 16. To mitigate the damage done to households, he timed the announcement with a pledge to provide each of Japan's some 126 million people with 100,000 yen ($930) to help ride out the emergency situation.

Worldwide Defector-turned-Lawmakers Apologize for Remarks on Kim Jong-un's Health
Author: 0 Defector-turned-Lawmakers Apologize for Remarks on Kim Jong-un's Health

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed the reemergence of North Korea's Kim Jong Un after weeks of speculation about his health, but prospects for the U.S. Speculation about Mr. Kim's health has been rife after he missed the birthday celebrations of late state founder Kim Il Sung on April 15. Despite Kim's prolonged disappearance from public view since he was last seen on April 11 presiding over a major party meeting, North Korean media outlets continued to carry articles on his ...

Worldwide USA report reveals China `intentionally` concealed severity of coronavirus
Author: 0 USA report reveals China `intentionally` concealed severity of coronavirus

It attempted to cover up doing so by "denying there were export restrictions and obfuscating and delaying provision of its trade data", the analysis states. USA media Buzzfeed revealed how some American right-wing and anti-China politicians concocted the conspiracy theories for their own political goals by shifting blame onto other nations.

Worldwide Trump says 'glad' Kim Jong-un 'is back, and well'
Author: 0 Trump says 'glad' Kim Jong-un 'is back, and well'

KCNA said Kim attended Friday's ceremony marking the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang along with senior officials. The Korean Central news agency said that onlookers "broke into thunderous cheers of 'hurrah!'" when Kim appeared.

Worldwide Coronavirus: First California county reopens in 'new normal'
Author: 0 Coronavirus: First California county reopens in 'new normal'

Newsom said about 5% of California's around 100 beaches were packed during the weekend as residents tried to escape the heatwave gripping through the state. Earlier this week, law enforcement memo was widely disseminated that indicated that Newsom meant to close all state beaches as well as parks - not just in Orange County - starting Friday, May 1.

Worldwide 'We haven’t seen him': Pompeo says no sign of Kim Jong Un
Author: 0 'We haven’t seen him': Pompeo says no sign of Kim Jong Un

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul suggested Kim Jong-un made a decision to skip the anniversary celebration of his grandfather's birth because of the coronavirus pandemic, but since the regime does not want to admit it has a pandemic, the dictator chose to disappear without explanation.

Worldwide Biden under pressure to address sexual assault allegation
Author: 0 Biden under pressure to address sexual assault allegation

Trump, 73, a Republican who will face Biden in the November 3 general election , has been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual assault and misconduct over the years, allegations which he and his aides have consistently denied. She alleges that in 1993 he sexually assaulted her by penetrating her with his fingers without her consent in the hallway of a Capitol Hill office building after she brought him a gym bag.

Worldwide WHO emergency committee to meet Thursday to evaluate pandemic - International
Author: 0 WHO emergency committee to meet Thursday to evaluate pandemic - International

Ghebreyesus added that although there is no question that stay-at-home orders and other physical distancing measures have limited coronavirus transmission in several countries, the virus remains "extremely risky". He called on countries to support global immunization services for children. The World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that the current COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and the accurate number of cases might be under-reported in some ...

Worldwide Cuomo calls for expanded testing for front-liners
Author: 0 Cuomo calls for expanded testing for front-liners

Gov. Cuomo says the reopening will be done in "phases" following the PAUSE executive order, which is now in place until May 15. "This is not a one-sided equation here", Cuomo said, asking companies to develop reopening plans that incorporate virus mitigation measures.

Author: 0 Initial testing finds coronavirus antibodies in 21.2% of New York City’s populace

The hope is that people who have had COVID-19 may be immune to it. Data from animal studies suggest that COVID-19 antibodies may grant at least partial, short-term immunity. While noting the small sample size of 3,000 people and other limitations of the survey, Cuomo said the implied fatality rate of 0.5% of those infected was lower than some experts feared.

Worldwide Pompeo asks China to allow access to sensitive lab
Author: 0 Pompeo asks China to allow access to sensitive lab

China hinted at stepping up its monetary contribution to the United Nations health agency on April 15. Pompeo also said the United States needs every country to be transparent, to share their data, to share all of this information so the world's best epidemiologists and scientists and laboratory experts can begin to develop therapeutics and a vaccine that ultimately gets us to a place where people are less at risk.

Author: 0 The worst is yet to come, says World Health Organization chief

He, however, urged countries to "do more in spite of this clear progress", adding that it was coordinating a "vast range of research endeavours" to investigate different treatment options for Covid-19. Some Asian and European governments have gradually eased or started relaxing lockdown measures such as quarantines, school and business closures and restrictions on public gatherings, citing a decline in the growth of COVID-19 case counts and deaths.

Author: 0 Human coronavirus vaccine trials to start this week in the UK

The vaccine work began in January and is being developed by clinical research teams at the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute . Mr Hancock revealed in a daily briefing that the vaccine trial from Oxford and the other one at Imperial College London were going to get £20 million each from the government.

Worldwide Spain seeks to extend COVID-19 lockdown, ease restrictions for children
Author: 0 Spain seeks to extend COVID-19 lockdown, ease restrictions for children

The health ministry said 551 people died in the 24 hours to Thursday, up from 523 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 19,130. In Spain is 20.453 persons with the coronavirus died after 410 deaths the past day. But the central government's death count does not include data reported last night by the government of Catalan, which includes Barcelona, home to some 5.6 million people.

Worldwide Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz agree to form 'emergency' government
Author: 0 Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz agree to form 'emergency' government

The coronavirus crisis had prompted calls by Netanyahu and others for an emergency government that would end the political fight and leave him in office. Members of Gantz's own alliance said he had betrayed them and blasted that move, saying it wasn't a unity government, but rather another Netanyahu government.

Worldwide At least three more weeks of coronavirus lockdown announced
Author: 0 At least three more weeks of coronavirus lockdown announced

Professor Linda Bauld, a public health expert from the University of Edinburgh, said: "Any lifting is risky, but it is imperative that governments across the United Kingdom start sharing with the public what the options will be here". He added: "We've come too far, lost too many loved ones and sacrificed too much to let up now - especially when we are now beginning to see that our efforts are paying off".

Worldwide Canada, US extend border restrictions for another 30 days
Author: 0 Canada, US extend border restrictions for another 30 days

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday confirmed he and U.S. President Donald Trump have made a decision to extend the temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of Canadians live in areas close to the 8,891-kilometre US border. USA goods and services trade with Canada totalled an estimated 718.5 billion dollars in 2018, according to US trade authorities.

Worldwide Coronavirus UK - Hospital death toll from Covid-19 rises to 14,576
Author: 0 Coronavirus UK - Hospital death toll from Covid-19 rises to 14,576

Health Minister Matt Hancock, who has previously pledged to scale-up testing to 100,000 a day by the end of April, announced Friday that they would now prioritise a new range of key workers. The rise takes the total number of deaths in UK hospitals from COVID-19 to 14,576, leaving Britain behind only the United States, Italy, Spain and France.

Worldwide NHS charity hero Captain Tom Moore smashes £20m fundraising barrier
Author: 0 NHS charity hero Captain Tom Moore smashes £20m fundraising barrier

Moore and Ball's single will raise money for the NHS , alongside Captain Moore's ongoing walking appeal. "I'm honoured to be opening the NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and Humber and to get to thank numerous NHS workers directly". Bobby Moore was named Britain's sports personality of the year in 1966 after leading England to triumph in the soccer World Cup, and now another Captain Moore has become a surprise contender to follow in his footsteps - at the age of 99.

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