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Walloped by pandemic and controversy, Trump faces political turmoil

By AFP Donald Trump fired his campaign manager late Wednesday, just four months ahead of November’s election, in a bid to transform a campaign that has seen his popularity sinking over his management of the surging coronavirus. With two more polls Wednesday adding to several recently that have shown the US president’s support tanking, he Read more

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Violence spreads in US as Trump faces anger for ordering force

Foreign By AFP Violence and looting spread early Tuesday to more US cities as President Donald Trump faced heated criticism for using force outside the White House to dispel peaceful demonstrators against racial injustice. Once-in-a-generation protests have brought a multiracial and overwhelmingly peaceful coalition into the streets for the past week but each night has Read more

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Twitter labels Trump tweets ‘unsubstantiated’ for the first time

By AFP Twitter labelled two Donald Trump tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims Tuesday, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts. The move drew a furious response from Trump, who used the platform to accuse Twitter of “interfering in the Read more

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Quarter of a billion Africans at risk, as virus toll tops 300,000

By AFP The coronavirus could infect a quarter of a billion Africans and put intolerable pressure on the continent’s fragile health system, a new report said Friday, as the pandemic’s global death toll topped 300,000. Despite fears of a second wave of infections, borders began opening up in Europe and lockdowns continued to ease as Read more Trump
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Trump to block immigration to US as experts fear second virus wave

…action was being taken “to protect American workers” after 22 million people lost their jobs in the United States alone in the devastating economic backlash sparked by unprecedented measures taken to halt the spread of the virus. By AFP President Donald Trump vowed to sign Wednesday an order partially blocking immigration to the United States, Read more

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Trump warns ‘toughest week’ ahead as global virus deaths top 60,000

AFP US President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “very horrendous” number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days, ahead of a rare speech by Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday aimed at rallying hard-hit Britain. Global deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic have soared past 60,000, with Europe continuing to bear the brunt of Read more

Spain, France impose tight restrictions as infections cross 150,000

Spain and France have imposed sweeping restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus, as US President Donald Trump tested negative for the disease that has infected more than 150,000 people worldwide. Following Italy, Spain on Saturday imposed a near-total nationwide lockdown, banning people from leaving home except to go to work, get medical care or Read more