Monthly Archives: June 2020

Asian Markets Rebound Tuesday on Good Economic News from China and US

Better-than-expected economic numbers from China Tuesday helped Asian markets rebound from Monday’s staggering losses. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained 1.3% Tuesday, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up 0.5% and the Shanghai’s Composite index finished 0.7% higher. The S&P/ASX index in Sydney earned 1.4%, with Seoul’s KOSPI index up 0.7% and the TSEC in Taiwan

UN Rights Chief: COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Peace, Development

GENEVA – The U.N. high commissioner for human rights warns that COVID-19 threatens peace and development around the world. Michelle Bachelet called for action to protect the world’s most vulnerable people at the opening of the 44th regular session of the U.N. Human Rights Council. The U.N. rights chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly

WHO Chief: COVID Pandemic Accelerating, ‘Not Even Close to Being Over’

The World Health Organization (WHO) director general says the coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over” and that the outbreak is accelerating globally. At his usual press briefing from Geneva Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that Tuesday marks six months since the U.N. health agency was first informed of a cluster of unusual

COVID-19 Spreading in US Too Fast to Control, CDC Expert Says

The novel coronavirus is spreading too fast and across too many places in the United States to bring it under control, a top expert said Monday as some states set records for new cases every day. “We have way too much virus across the country for that right now, so it’s very discouraging,” Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease

Trump Tweets Video With ‘White Power’ Chant, Then Deletes it

President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power,” a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. He later deleted the tweet and the White House said the president had not heard “the one statement” on the video. The video appeared to have been taken at The

Pence Blames Younger People for Increase in US Coronavirus Cases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday mostly blamed young people for the sharp increase in recent days of the number of confirmed cases in the country, saying they are ignoring precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Pence, in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” show, said it is “inarguable”