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Fauci accepts Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser

Anthony Fauci, a top US infectious disease expert, said on Friday that he has accepted President-elect Joe Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/5 8:41:00

Biden to urge Americans to wear masks for first 100 days after he takes office

US President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday that he will urge Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days after taking office.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/4 13:29:26

US hits record-high COVID-19 daily cases, hospitalizations as caseload tops 14 mln

The United States has set new world records of single-day COVID-19 case count and hospitalizations, as the total number of confirmed cases surpassed 14 million on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/4 10:54:04

US slaps sanctions against Iranian entity, individual

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions against an Iranian entity and its director allegedly related to Iran's chemical weapons research.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/4 10:46:57

Sundance film festival unveils COVID-19 pandemic screening plan

The Sundance film festival unveiled plans Wednesday to screen premieres at drive-ins and arthouse theaters across the US and online, as the movie industry continues to adapt to the crippling effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/3 18:28:42

Biden promises relief to pandemic-hit US workers

US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday promised a group of workers hit by the raging COVID-19 pandemic that more aid would be on the way, while President Donald Trump hinted he may be ready to begin planning another run for the White House in 2024.
Source: Reuters | 2020/12/3 16:58:40

COVID-19 hospitalizations in US exceed 100,000, hit new record

The number of US COVID-19 patients who currently remain in hospitals has reached 100,226, exceeding the threshold of 100,000 for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/3 10:35:26

U.S. Texas to receive over 1.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine in December: governor

U.S. state of Texas will receive over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/3 9:43:51

Coal under increasing financial pressure: activists

The coal industry is under increasing financial pressure, a coalition of environmental groups said Wednesday, but insurers are not ditching the polluting fuel fast enough to meet climate targets they warned.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 19:18:40

Biden pledges economic recovery on way

US President-elect Joe Biden presented his economic team on Tuesday and pledged they would lead the charge on a plan to provide more relief for the faltering US economy, which his nominee for Treasury secretary called an “American tragedy.”
Source: AFP | 2020/12/2 16:43:43

U.S. recovery slows amid economic reopening: Fed chief

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that economic activity has continued to recover from its depressed second-quarter level, but momentum has slowed down in recent months.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/2 14:57:45

COVID-19 may in U.S. in mid-December 2019, says CDC study

COVID-19 infections were present in the United States as early as mid-December 2019, weeks before it was first identified in China and about a month earlier than the first case was officially confirmed in the United States, according to a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/2 14:29:35

UN chief reiterates two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday reiterated the world body's position of two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/2 14:16:49

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon surges to 12-year high: monitoring

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged again over the past year, hitting a 12-year high, according to official figures released Monday that drew a chorus of condemnation of President Jair Bolsonaro's government.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 17:23:40

Trump's COVID-19 adviser quits

US President Donald Trump's controversial coronavirus adviser resigned Monday, while hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a further boost with an announcement from US firm Moderna.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 17:13:40

Arizona, Wisconsin go Biden

US President-elect Joe Biden's victories in Arizona and Wisconsin were certified on Monday, further cementing his win even as Donald Trump continues to make baseless claims of vote fraud.
Source: AFP | 2020/12/1 16:53:41

COVID-19 could result in more HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths for next 2 years: UN report

Prior to the World AIDS Day on Tuesday, a latest report from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has warned that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could result in 123,000 to 293,000 new HIV infections and 69,000 to 148,000 additional AIDS-related deaths between 2020 and 2022.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/1 14:38:04

'World's loneliest elephant' lands in Cambodia

An elephant dubbed the “world's loneliest” landed in Cambodia Monday from Pakistan, receiving a warm welcome from American superstar Cher who will accompany him to a sanctuary housing potential mates.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 16:18:40