WORLD NEWS | Trump Says Terminating U.S. Relationship With World Health Organization Over Virus

NEW YORK – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is termination the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO has essentially become a puppet organization of China. Appearing in the White House Rose Garden, Trump went ahead with repeated threats to eliminate American funding … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Says Terminating U.S. Relationship With World Health Organization Over Virus

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter’s Fact-Check Label Prompts Trump Threat To Shut Down Social Media Companies

NEW YORK  – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after Twitter attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president’s claims. Without offering evidence, Trump again accused such platforms of bias, tweeting: ‘Republicans feel … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter’s Fact-Check Label Prompts Trump Threat To Shut Down Social Media Companies

BUSINESS NEWS | New York’s Cuomo To Meet Trump, Push Infrastructure Spending

NEW YORK – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will travel to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and planned to discuss major investments in infrastructure as a way to jumpstart a U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo also told a daily briefing on Tuesday he planned to accelerate … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | New York’s Cuomo To Meet Trump, Push Infrastructure Spending

POLITICS | Pompeo Says State Dept. Watchdog Should Have Been Fired ‘Some Time Ago’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday decline to say why he recommended firing the State Department’s inspector general, but added he should have done it earlier and rejected claims his decision was motivated by political retaliation. Congressional aides said Steve Linick, the inspector general, was probing whether Pompeo misused a taxpayer-fund … Continue reading POLITICS | Pompeo Says State Dept. Watchdog Should Have Been Fired ‘Some Time Ago’

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | U.S. CDC, FDA Chiefs In Self-Quarantine Following COVID-19 Exposure: Statement, Report

RIYADH| SAUDI ARABIA – Two cabinet U.S. officials were in self-quarantine on Saturday after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesman and a media report. Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield ‘will be teleworking for the next two weeks’, after a ‘low-risk … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | U.S. CDC, FDA Chiefs In Self-Quarantine Following COVID-19 Exposure: Statement, Report

POLITICS | In Leaked Call, Obama Describes Trump Handling Of Virus As Chaotic

RIYADH|SAUDI ARABIA – Former President Barack Obama described President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as ‘chaotic’ in a conference call with former members of his administration, a source said on Saturday. Obama has largely kept out of the fray even as Trump has blamed him and his Democratic administration for a variety of … Continue reading POLITICS | In Leaked Call, Obama Describes Trump Handling Of Virus As Chaotic

WORLD NEWS | Pompeo Blames China For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Virus Deaths, Denies Inconsistency

NEW YORK | U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed his aggressive criticism of China, blaming it for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people from the coronavirus and demanding again that it share information about the outbreak. ‘They knew. China could have prevented the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Pompeo Blames China For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Virus Deaths, Denies Inconsistency