U.S. House of Representatives approves $2.2trillion coronavirus aid bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package – the largest in American history – to help people and businesses cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. The massive bill also rushes billions of dollars to medical providers on the front lines of the outbreak. Republican President… Read More U.S. House of Representatives approves $2.2trillion coronavirus aid bill

Chinese President Xi Jinping offers U.S. support in fighting coronavirus outbreak

Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump during a phone call on Friday that he would have China’s support in fighting the coronavirus, as the United States faces the prospect of becoming the next global epicentre of the pandemic. The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of any country, with 84,946… Read More Chinese President Xi Jinping offers U.S. support in fighting coronavirus outbreak

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said he would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday, a day after he answered at the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in parliament’s House of Commons… Read More British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation

Huawei launches P40 series smartphones online

China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, showed three smartphones in an online broadcast: the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, which have triple, quad and penta-camera configurations… Read More Huawei launches P40 series smartphones online

U.S. indicts Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for ‘narco-terrorism’

The U.S. government on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and more than a dozen other top Venezuelan officials on charges of ‘narco-terrorism’, the latest escalation of the Trump administration’s pressure campaign aimed at ousting the socialist leader. The State Department offered a reward of up to $15 million for information leading to the arrest… Read More U.S. indicts Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for ‘narco-terrorism’

U.S. Senate passes bill to aid unemployed workers, industries amid coronavirus crisis

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment. After bitter negotiations, the deeply divided Senate came together and passed the bill by a 96-0 vote, which sent… Read More U.S. Senate passes bill to aid unemployed workers, industries amid coronavirus crisis