Virus, protests darken US Independence Day weekend

Critics of the president have accused Trump of politicising celebrations. PHOTO: AP The United States is marking its Independence Day in a somber mood, as a record surge in coronavirus cases, widespread anti-racism protests, and an angry speech from President Donald Trump have cast a shadow over what normally are festive celebrations. The COVID-19 pandemic…

North Korea says no need for talks with US

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un stand on North Korean soil while walking to South Korea in the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) North Korea does “not feel any need” to resume talks with Washington, a senior diplomat for the country…

Putin mocks US embassy rainbow flag

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked a rainbow LGBT pride flag hung from the US embassy in Moscow, suggesting it reflected on the orientation of the diplomats. During a televised video conference, a lawmaker told Putin that the US embassy had hung a rainbow flag on its facade for the first time to celebrate…

Trump takes credit as US economy adds 7.5m jobs

Trump Beating his chest, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the country’s economy added almost five million jobs in June. Trump said at a news briefing that it was the largest monthly job gain in U.S. history, “shattering all market expectations”. He took credit for the declining unemployment rate, which he attributed to his…

Biden campaign outraises Trump for second straight month

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden Democrat Joe Biden outraised President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for the second straight month and for the second quarter of 2020, figures released Wednesday showed, highlighting robust enthusiasm for the White House challenger. Biden, the Democratic National Committee and related fundraisers brought in a staggering $141 million in June,…

Breaking: Iran issues warrant of arrest against Trump, others over death of its general

Trump By Nwafor Sunday Following the death of its former military commander, Qasem Soleimani, Iranian government, Monday issued warrant of arrest against the President of United State, Donald Trump and other suspects. Iran through Tehran prosecutor, Ali Alqasimehr, opined that Trump, along with more than 30 others, accused of involving in the January 3 attack…