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Trump claims virus immunity

US President Donald Trump on Sunday declared himself immune to COVID-19 and ready for a fight as his White House race against surging rival Joe Biden enters its critical final weeks.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/12 17:33:41

Argentina opens 3rd Confucius Institute at its oldest university

Argentina's third Confucius Institute officially opened its doors at the National University of Cordoba (UNC), offering introductory to advanced courses on Chinese language and culture at the country's oldest institute of higher education.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 14:08:59

Pelosi says COVID-19 relief talks with White House remain at impasse

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that negotiations with the White House over a new COVID-19 relief package remained at an impasse.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 13:51:14

Trump claims he is "immune" from coronavirus

US President Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that he is now "immune" from the coronavirus, though medical research has suggested it is possible to be reinfected with the virus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 11:22:50

'Morbid' Trump's hurry to resume campaign 'dumbfounding'

US President Donald Trump, who is still recovering from COVID-19, now faces another wave of criticism as he plans to return to the campaign trail for the presidential election on Monday, after he attended the White House's "superspreader" event amid the escalating epidemic, a move that observers said "dumbfounded the world."
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/11 22:23:40

Virus shatters Latin America's middle class dreams

When the coronavirus hit Chile and abruptly cost Lorena Rodriguez her job, the 47-year-old nanny took a painful decision to pawn her jewelry - gifts from decades earlier - for cash. Like more than half of Latin Americans, she worked in the informal sector, looking after two children in an upmarket area of the coastal city of Valparaiso but living comfortably on joint income with her husband of 700,000 pesos ($905) a month.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/11 16:13:40

Mexico takes down Columbus statue ahead of protest

Mexican authorities on Saturday removed a statue of Christopher Columbus that stood in the capital, two days before protesters planned to knock it down during events commemorating the Italian navigator's arrival in the Americas.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/11 14:28:42

Biden warns of Trump poll 'chicanery'

Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Saturday that “the only way” he could lose to US President Donald Trump was through “chicanery,” before clarifying that he will accept the election result.
Source: Reuters - AFP | 2020/10/11 14:28:41

Sao Paulo authorizes reopening of cinemas, theaters, museums

People are seen at the reopened "Belas Artes" cinema in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Oct. 10, 2020. The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America, has allowed cinemas, theaters, museums, and other cultural spaces to reopen starting on Saturday, as cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as hospital occupancy have declined, authorities announced on Friday. (Photo by Rahel Patrasso/Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/11 11:38:30

Trump makes 1st public appearance since returning to White House

US President Donald Trump made his first public appearance at the White House on Saturday since he returned from hospitalization for COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/11 10:27:42

US pundits question Trump's attempt to ban TikTok, WeChat

Shutting down mediums of communication like TikTok and WeChat clearly constitutes an illegal "prior restraint" on speech, said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the University of Berkley School of Law, explaining that "prior restraint" is when a government action stops free speech before it happens.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/11 10:22:42

New study suggests most early COVID-19 cases in LA trace back to Europe

American researchers tracked the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles and found most of the early cases may track back to Europe, according to a new study published this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/11 10:20:22

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 150,000

The COVID-19 death toll in Brazil reached 150,198 on Saturday after 559 more deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/11 9:53:15

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 180,000 level

Canada has confirmed a total of 180,145 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday afternoon, including 9,608 deaths, according to CTV.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/11 9:52:25

Trump has approved revised COVID-19 relief package: White House official

US President Donald Trump has approved a revised COVID-19 relief package in the negotiations with congressional Democrats, White House's National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/10 9:49:46

Fauci says White House hosted COVID-19 "super-spreader" event: media

Anthony Fauci, a top US expert on infectious disease, on Friday identified a White House ceremony unveiling President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, as "a super-spreader event" for COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/10 8:29:02

Trump completes therapy for COVID-19: doctor

US President Donald Trump has completed the therapy for his COVID-19 infection, his doctor announced on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/9 12:07:34

Most Americans blame government for COVID-19 crisis: poll

A poll from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy found 78 percent of Americans believe that U.S. government policies caused the COVID-19 crisis in the country, including 56 percent who think those policies mattered "a great deal."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/9 11:43:12