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Boris Johnson ‘Furious’ With China’s Role in Pandemic

China faces a “reckoning” in the United Kingdom for this global coronavirus pandemic, from spreading the disease to potentially lying about their number of cases, according to allies of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “Of course, the only priority now is to deal with the crisis, but everybody knows that there has to be a […]

IAF, USAF hold joint F-35 drill in southern Israel

Despite the coronavirus, Israeli Air Force F-35s trained alongside American F-35s on Sunday in the Enduring Lightening training exercise. The drill had pilots drill on “a wide variety of operational theaters while strengthening the cooperation between the forces,” as well as face various aerial and ground threats the IAF said in a statemen. The drill […]

Israel heads for unity government as Netanyahu rival Gantz puts coronavirus over politics

Israel’s leading opposition candidate, Benny Gantz, has agreed to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ending a political deadlock that forced three elections in less than a year. The unexpected announcement sent shockwaves through Gantz’s Blue and White party over the weekend, and comes after he warned former allies in the party […]

Church leaders urged to prepare for long-term shift in how people worship amid pandemic

Denominational executives are urging pastors to protect their mental health as well as prepare for a long-term shift in the way the church worships as the world struggles to respond to the new coronavirus pandemic that currently has no cure. The advice came Thursday during a panel discussion hosted by Walter Kim, president of the […]

Trump says coronavirus ‘peak in death rate’ likely in 2 weeks, extends social-distancing guidelines through April 30

Speaking at a contentious White House coronavirus news briefing on Sunday that involved testy standoffs with multiple reporters, President Trump declared that “the peak in death rate” in the coronavirus pandemic “is likely to hit in two weeks,” and said the federal government will be extending its social-distancing guidelines through April 30. “The modeling estimates that […]

Mnuchin lays out when Americans can expect their coronavirus rescue package checks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a Sunday morning interview that qualifying Americans can expect to see their $1,200 checks deposited into their accounts “within three weeks.” Mnuchin, who played a lead role in the $2 trillion bill’s passage, told CBS’ “Face the Nation,” that there will be an online system created so Americans who are not […]

Monday morning news briefing: ‘Six months’ from normal life

Britain is one week into full coronavirus lockdown. Could there be 25 more to go? A senior government adviser has warned that civil liberties could be restricted until the autumn, as she said a “normal way of living” may not return for more than six months. Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said that […]

Singapore to Jail People For 6 Months For Standing Too Close to Strangers

Singapore is set to punish people who stand too close to strangers with 6 months in prison as the true scope of “social distancing” measures begins to be felt around the world. According to a press release from the country’s Ministry of Health, Singaporeans who fail to maintain a distance of one meter from other […]

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000; doubles in one week

Italy’s coronavirus fatalities have crossed 10,000, according to officials — more than double the number of deaths reported just one week ago. In the past 24 hours, Italy suffered 889 additional deaths, bringing the country-wide total to at least 10,023 as of Saturday, and the nationwide mortality rate to 10.8 percent compared last week to 9 […]

Gantz may block settlement annexation by new government

  Blue and White leader Benny Gantz opposes unilateral settlement annexation, sources close to him said on Sunday, as negotiations continued for a unity government. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to apply Israeli law to all Israeli towns in the West Bank, in the framework of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan, which allows for […]