Donald Trump refuses to accept Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election

Donald Trump refuses to accept Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, but his former chief economic adviser has praised the Biden-Harris campaign. Gary Cohn, who was Trump’s chief economic adviser from 2017 to 2018, tweeted on Sunday: “Congrats to President-elect @joebiden and Vice President-elect @kamalaharris. I wish them great success in leading our country. With over 145M votes cast, both campaigns should be applauded for getting an unprecedented number of citizens engaged in the democratic process.” The first world leader to break the silence, however, was Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, who made no mention of … Continue reading Donald Trump refuses to accept Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election

President Trump dubbed Joe Biden a “pathetic candidate”

President Trump dubbed Joe Biden a “pathetic candidate” and held three rallies in the swing state of Pennsylvania as he tried to reverse the polls a week before election day. While his Democratic rival laid low, Mr Trump, 74, continued to insist that America was “rounding the turn” on the pandemic. He blamed the media for scare tactics as new coronavirus cases surged above 60,000 to their second-highest Sunday total and 11 states declared record hospital admissions. Meanwhile hard-line Iranian newspaper Vatan-e Emrooz published a front-page cartoon of Macron as the Devil, branding him anti-Islamic and claiming that ‘French extremists’ … Continue reading President Trump dubbed Joe Biden a “pathetic candidate”

The re-election of President Trump would be a “danger to the republic”

The re-election of President Trump would be a “danger to the republic” and would have “grave consequences”, his former national security adviser said before the publication today of a damning memoir of 17 months at his side. John Bolton, 71, a lifelong hardline Republican, said he could not vote for Mr Trump but would write in the name of a “true conservative” on his ballot paper in November. He said he hoped that his book was a contribution to a discussion on “what the post-Trump [Republican] party looks like”. Bars, gyms and cinemas will all have to shut their doors … Continue reading The re-election of President Trump would be a “danger to the republic”

India has said its soldiers were mutilated after being beaten to death by Chinese troops

India has said its soldiers were mutilated after being beaten to death by Chinese troops and revealed the nail-studded clubs used at the disputed Himalayan border.   Twenty Indians were killed in the clash on Monday night, the first deadly conflict between the two nuclear-armed countries since 1975. At the Downing Street briefing, the health secretary said the government would not “put a date” on when the new app may be launched, although officials conceded it was likely to be in the autumn or winter. The idea behind the NHS app was that it could trace anybody that a person with … Continue reading India has said its soldiers were mutilated after being beaten to death by Chinese troops

America and Europe could be hit by up to four waves of coronavirus

America and Europe could be hit by up to four waves of coronavirus if it is allowed to ravage Africa, a WHO expert has warned.  Director of the World Health Organisations’s Center on Public Health and Human Rights, Professor Lawrence Gostin warned that if Covid-19 gets ‘out of control’ in African countries, Europe and the US could see second, third and even fourth waves of the illness. The CDC reported its tally of Covid-19 cases as of 4pm ET (9pm BST) on 14 April, compared with its count a day earlier. The figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by … Continue reading America and Europe could be hit by up to four waves of coronavirus

The roars of over 10,000 people rolled around the hall as Bernie Sanders walked onstage

The roars of over 10,000 people rolled around the hall as Bernie Sanders walked onstage and they had barely died down when the candidate declared that he had some news. The crowd gathered in the Los Angeles Convention Centre hung on his next words. The 88-year-old twice got down on his knees to bow before reporters in Gapyeong, his head to the floor, as he pleaded for the ‘forgiveness of the government’ today.  The secretive church is linked to more than half of South Korea’s virus cases and has been accused of failing to co-operate with authorities over the outbreak, … Continue reading The roars of over 10,000 people rolled around the hall as Bernie Sanders walked onstage

Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak

Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak spreading from Italy across the continent.   Denmark, Switzerland, Romania, North Macedonia and the city of Athens have all confirmed their first virus cases in the last two days – all of them linked to Italy. The injured man on the ground, whose voice is muffled, replies that he came “from Moscow”, and says, “They have my mother.” There was no immediate comment from Polish authorities. The Sweden-based Chechen rights group Vayfond described the attack as an assassination attempt. The centre of the outbreak … Continue reading Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak