UN announces new global aid plan as virus threatens 'all of humanity'
The United Nations has announced that poorer countries will need $2 billion of humanitarian aid to adequately fight the coronavirus. UN chief Antonio Guterres has said that the virus has threatened all of humanity and that everyone must fight back. The UN has called for more global cooperation in curbing the virus.
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Donald Trump abruptly cancels the Republican convention in Florida
US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that Republicans have scrapped plans to hold convention activities in Jacksonville, Florida. The move is a striking turnaround for Trump, who moved the convention to Jacksonville after North Carolina's governor raised public health concerns about having massive gatherings in Charlotte, as the GOP had long-planned
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Trumps says 99% of coronavirus cases are totally harmless
US President Donald Trump has claimed 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" after a surge of infections in the US. In a speech at the White House on America's Independence Day, the US president insisted his strategy to tackle COVID-19 was "moving along well" despite some states reporting record increases in cases. He branded the virus a "terrible plague from China"
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Obama criticizes Trump over coronavirus response
In an online address to graduating college students, former US President Barack Obama criticized Donald Trump over his coronavirus response. He said the pandemic had shown that many officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge". "More than anything this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they're doing," he said
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Trump says dealing with China is a very ‘expensive” thing to do
Donald Trump tweeted about China and its role in coronavirus pandemic. “As I have said for a long time, dealing with China is a very expensive thing to do,” Trump said, “We just made a great Trade Deal, the ink was barely dry, and the World was hit by the Plague from China. 100 Trade Deals wouldn’t make up the difference - and all those innocent lives lost” he added
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