Lukashenko wins election

10/08/2020 17:01

The Central Election Commission of Belarus has announced preliminary results of Belarus' presidential election. The incumbent president Aleksandr Lukashenko got 80.23% of the votes, BelTA has learned.

Philippines to re-impose stricter COVID-19 lockdown in capital

03/08/2020 19:08

The Philippines authorities on August 2 said the country will reimpose a stricter COVID-19 lockdown in and around Manila for two weeks from August 4, as it struggles to contain the number of infections that has soared to more than 100,000.

Britain secures 60 million doses of Sanofi/GSK COVID-19 vaccine

29/07/2020 18:40

Britain has signed a deal for up to 60 million doses of a possible COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Sanofi (SASY.PA) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L), it said on Wednesday, its fourth such arrangement as the race to tame the pandemic heats up.

US rejects China’s claims to resources across most of East Sea

14/07/2020 19:08

US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo affirmed on July 13 that the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam) are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them.

In a first, Trump dons masks in visit to a military medical facility

12/07/2020 18:05

President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care workers.

US welcomes 36th ASEAN Summit’s statement

29/06/2020 21:15

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo affirmed on June 28 that the US welcomes the vision statement of ASEAN leaders, which was adopted at the recent 36th ASEAN Summit.

Biden criticizes Trump for inaction over reported Russian bounties

28/06/2020 21:14

 The White House on Saturday denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that Russia’s military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with Democratic rival Joe Biden criticizing Trump for failing to take action against Moscow.

Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

28/06/2020 16:35

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months.