Pompeo says Palestinians should keep security cooperation

Pompeo says Palestinians should keep security cooperation

Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday voiced regret at Palestinian threats to end security coordination…

Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic 'without vaccine'

Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic ‘without vaccine’

Beijing (AFP) – A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus…

Panic-buying boosts profits, tests supply chain at Walmart

Panic-buying boosts profits, tests supply chain at Walmart

New York (AFP) – Booming demand for groceries and essential items lifted Walmart’s first-quarter profits, even as the company struggled…

US risks 'permanent damage' from long shutdown: Mnuchin

US risks ‘permanent damage’ from long shutdown: Mnuchin

Washington (AFP) – The US economy risks suffering “permanent damage” the longer the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic drags…

China calls on US to pay its debts to the United Nations

China calls on US to pay its debts to the United Nations

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – China on Friday issued a statement calling on all UN member states to “actively…

Wave of COVID-19 bankruptcies poses next threat to US economy

Wave of COVID-19 bankruptcies poses next threat to US economy

New York (AFP) – Larger companies have generally survived the initial blow from the coronavirus crisis, but still face existential…

France announces 18-bn-euro rescue plan for virus-stricken tourism sector

France announces 18-bn-euro rescue plan for virus-stricken tourism sector

Paris (AFP) – France announced an 18-billion-euro ($19.4-billion) rescue plan Thursday to help its tourism sector through the coronavirus crisis…

France cries foul as Sanofi says US to get virus vaccine first

France cries foul as Sanofi says US to get virus vaccine first

Paris (AFP) – The French government rounded on homegrown pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Thursday after its CEO said a potential…

Jobless data show economic pain as Trump eyes US reopening

Jobless data show economic pain as Trump eyes US reopening

Washington (AFP) – Brutal weekly unemployment numbers underscored the coronavirus pandemic’s continued ability to destroy jobs in the United States,…