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Master-level trolling? Iranian Foreign Ministry tweets US protest photo with ‘rise up’ Martin Luther King quote - rt

Master-level trolling? Iranian Foreign Ministry tweets US protest photo with ‘rise up’ Martin Luther King quote

After being repeatedly broadsided by Washington’s incendiary regime-change rhetoric, Tehran is now returning the favor. Iran’s Foreign Ministry seems to be urging Americans to “rise up” against their government.
rt - 1 hour ago
Man, 82, killed after being attacked by herd of cows - metro

Man, 82, killed after being attacked by herd of cows

His wife, 78, was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries.
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How Africa’s promising startup landscape survives in a post-Covid-19 economy - quartz

How Africa’s promising startup landscape survives in a post-Covid-19 economy

Africa needs innovation and digital transformation tech startups now more than ever. But the funding to get started, or keep running, will be tougher to find.
quartz - 2 hours ago
Africa’s broken healthcare systems have an opportunity in Covid-19 - quartz

Africa’s broken healthcare systems have an opportunity in Covid-19

The Ebola outbreak prompted innovations in African healthcare. Can the coronavirus pandemic do the same?
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The China-Africa relationship is being reset for a post-Covid world - quartz

The China-Africa relationship is being reset for a post-Covid world

African governments might be willing to maintain a "win-win" relationship with Beijing, but African citizens are starting to ask tough questions about China.
quartz - 2 hours ago
The future of business in Africa in a post-coronavirus world - quartz

The future of business in Africa in a post-coronavirus world

The global downturn from Covid-19 could be devastating for Africa—and could also lead to some positive, transformative effects.
quartz - 2 hours ago
Air travel in India is risky during the pandemic, but it’s still the safest - quartz

Air travel in India is risky during the pandemic, but it’s still the safest

No easy answers.
quartz - 3 hours ago
‘Who’s NECKst?’ Hundreds rally in London & Berlin to support George Floyd’s death protests in US (VIDEOS) - rt

‘Who’s NECKst?’ Hundreds rally in London & Berlin to support George Floyd’s death protests in US (VIDEOS)

Protests over George Floyd’s death have gone international, with hundreds of people taking to the streets of London and Berlin to decry the rampant police brutality in the US.
rt - 7 hours ago
3 Young White Guys With a Machete Beat Up a Nonwhite Protester in Minneapolis - vice

3 Young White Guys With a Machete Beat Up a Nonwhite Protester in Minneapolis

The video is some of the most tangible evidence to support the mayor's assertion that unsavory characters were using George Floyd’s death to stoke unrest in the city.
vice - 9 hours ago
Black people are at the center of two public health crises in the US: Covid-19 and police brutality - quartz

Black people are at the center of two public health crises in the US: Covid-19 and police brutality

"Excessive police force is a communal violence that significantly drives unnecessary and costly injury, and premature morbidity and death."
quartz - 9 hours ago
Queen rides pony at Windsor Castle in first public appearance since lockdown - metro

Queen rides pony at Windsor Castle in first public appearance since lockdown

The Queen looked in good shape as she was pictured riding a pony over the weekend.
metro - 10 hours ago
Moment cop kicks George Floyd protester on the ground after pepper-spraying her - metro

Moment cop kicks George Floyd protester on the ground after pepper-spraying her

'When I started sitting on the ground, that's when they started to Mace me. When I wouldn't move, that's when the cops kicked me,' she said.
metro - 10 hours ago
I Told Riot Cops I’m a Journalist. They Forced Me to the Ground and Pepper Sprayed Me in the Face. - vice

I Told Riot Cops I’m a Journalist. They Forced Me to the Ground and Pepper Sprayed Me in the Face.

"I am press," I said. It didn't matter.
vice - 10 hours ago
Elon Musk tweets IN RUSSIAN to accept Roscosmos cooperation offer - rt

Elon Musk tweets IN RUSSIAN to accept Roscosmos cooperation offer

Elon Musk, whose SpaceX company has just performed its first manned flight into orbit, replied to greetings from Roscosmos saying he was ready to work with Russia to explore space further. And, surprisingly, he did it in Russian.
rt - 11 hours ago
UK prepares for softening of lockdown restrictions from tomorrow - channel 4

UK prepares for softening of lockdown restrictions from tomorrow

England will ease its lockdown a little further from tomorrow, allowing groups of up to six people to meet - so long as they do so outside and stay two metres apart.
channel 4 - 14 hours ago
Brazil coronavirus deaths fourth highest in world - channel 4

Brazil coronavirus deaths fourth highest in world

In Brazil, the number of coronavirus fatalities has risen by almost 1,000 in a day bringing the total number of deaths to nearly 29,000.
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George Floyd protests spread across the world - channel 4

George Floyd protests spread across the world

America has 'reached boiling point'. Those are the words of the people on the streets of Minneapolis protesting the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.
channel 4 - 14 hours ago
‘Wonderful’ nurse dies of coronavirus leaving daughter, 4, behind - metro

‘Wonderful’ nurse dies of coronavirus leaving daughter, 4, behind

She died less than two weeks after being diagnosed with the infection.
metro - 14 hours ago
‘Unjustified cruelty’: Moscow demands probe after Russian journalist pepper-sprayed by Minneapolis police - rt

‘Unjustified cruelty’: Moscow demands probe after Russian journalist pepper-sprayed by Minneapolis police

The use of violent force by police against journalists, including a Russian correspondent who was pepper-sprayed in the face, is unacceptable, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, urging the US to investigate the incident.
rt - 14 hours ago
George Floyd’s brother said Donald Trump didn’t even let him speak during phone call - metro

George Floyd’s brother said Donald Trump didn’t even let him speak during phone call

'It was so fast. He didn't give me the opportunity to even speak. It was hard,' Philonise Floyd said.
metro - 15 hours ago
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Trump Accused the World Health Organization of Helping China Cover Up Coronavirus

Trump Accused the World Health Organization of Helping China Cover Up Coronavirus

vice - 1 month ago

WASHINGTON — President Trump threatened to cut off funding to the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing the group of helping China cover up the coronavirus contagion.

Trump’s attack follows weeks of criticism of the global public health agency from Trump’s Republican allies on Fox News and elsewhere, including from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, who last week called for an Congressional investigation into the WHO’s “role in helping Communist China cover up information regarding the threat of the Coronavirus.”

“Everything seems to be very biased toward China. That’s not right,” Trump told the White House press corps on Tuesday.

He accused the group of failing to sound the alarm about the spreading virus.

“They must have seen it,” Trump said. “But they didn’t report it.”

Trump’s remarks suddenly put about a fifth of the global health group’s operating budget in jeopardy at a moment when the world is fighting a pandemic. The WHO, an agency of the United Nations, relies heavily on voluntary contributions from member states to support its $4.4 billion budget.

Trump is also wrong: The WHO did “report it.”

The WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30. In a tweet on the same day, Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo credited the group’s determination with prompting the State Department to recommend Americans avoid traveling to China.

Trump announced travel restrictions on visitors from China the next day, on January 31. But he then suggested the problem was under control — even as it spread throughout the U.S. as a bungled test kept American officials from detecting new cases.

As the U.S. has taken the lead in the number of infections, Trump has sought to rewrite the history of his own dismissive remarks about the threat of the coronavirus in the initial stages of the outbreak. Now, he’s insisting that the WHO should be blamed for failure to recognize the scale of the problem in time, rather than himself.

Trump’s remarks echo a rising chorus of right-wing critics of the WHO for failing to warn the world sooner.

The conservative editorial board of The Wall Street Journal blasted the WHO last weekend for “disinformation,” adding that there’s a “way to ensure future pandemics are less deadly: Reform or defund the World Health Organization.”

ON Tuesday, Trump jumped on the anti-WHO bandwagon.

“They seem to be very China-centric,” Trump said. “They’re always on the side of China. And we fund it. So I want to look into it.”

Cover: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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