Israel to Shut Down Nation for Three Weeks to Contain COVID Spread

The decision drew criticism from some members of Netanyahu’s cabinet who argued that a nationwide lockdown would hurt Israel’s economy. Among those officials were Science and Technology Minister Izhar Shay, Economy Minister Amir Peretz, and Tourism Minister Asaf Zamir, who said that “a full closure of the entire country during the holidays is too extreme […]

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world

US president Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday, despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. People in the crowd were seated close together and many did not wear masks.Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday after a second-wave surge […]

We cannot live in terror cut off from the world. We MUST get Britain open again, writes Professor SIR JOHN BELL, Regius Chair of Medicine at Oxford University

If the results are positive, there will be a supply of the vaccine available to start treating vulnerable groups once regulatory approval occurs. Indeed, it is quite possible we will get the green light for manufacture within six weeks.

Analysis: China’s rise takes the world into uncharted waters

As Japan did, China is butting heads with the established Western powers, which increasingly see its growing economic and military prowess as a threat. In turn, China, again like Japan, feels the West is trying to limit its rise, fueling nationalistic sentiment among both its public and leaders.

U.S. Coronavirus Situation Too ‘Unstable’ for Putin UN Visit: Russia

Putin’s decision to stay home will be an embarrassment for President Donald Trump’s administration. The president, his top aides and close GOP allies have repeatedly lauded his handling of the pandemic, even though the U.S. still has the world’s worst infection and death numbers.

Historian Hal Brands on COVID-19’s effect on world order

So just to be very candid – and this is simply my own personal view, I don’t speak for any of the contributors on this – I think it will be extremely difficult for the United States to make the most of the opportunities that COVID has revealed, so long as the Trump administration continues […]

U.S. has canceled more than 1,000 visas for Chinese nationals deemed security risks

The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, said earlier that Washington was blocking visas “for certain Chinese graduate students and researchers with ties to China’s military fusion strategy to prevent them from stealing and otherwise appropriating sensitive research.”

Trump downplaying Covid-19 is historic national tragedy: Nancy Pelosi

“So much of this pain could have been avoided, but President Trump refused to tell the truth or to act to protect the American people. The horrifying toll of Trump’s deadly disinformation and negligence in the lives of grieving families and to our economy is a historic national tragedy,” she added.

Spotlight shone on global governance, developing nations

The global COVI-19 pandemic has triggered profound shifts in the world and requires more reflection on global governance, according to Justin Yifu Lin, honorary dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, who spoke at the International Investment Forum during the ongoing China International Fair for Investment and Trade.

How China uses its trading clout to bully nations like Australia – and why this is set to get worse

Brazilian iron ore production has faltered as a result of COVID-19 and the Simandou mine in the west African nation of Guinea, which Chinese state-owned aluminium company Chinalco has a 40 per cent stake in, won’t be ready for at least five years.