US unemployment falls to 11%, but new coronavirus shutdowns underway

The United States reported the unemployment rate fell to around 11%, but this positive figure could easily degrade, as states order new shutdowns to fight a recent surge in coronavirus contaminations. US President Donald Trump tried nevertheless to reassure the population. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more US unemployment falls to 11%, but new coronavirus shutdowns underway

Trump’s peace plan: A blueprint for more Middle East conflict?

Israel is seriously examining the plan named Peace to Prosperity, US President Trump’s vision for the Middle East, which was formally unveiled in Washington in January in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Notably absent, the Palestinians, whose input was not sought for the proposal. There are so many reasons why Netanyahu is happy with … Read more Trump’s peace plan: A blueprint for more Middle East conflict?

US Congress leaders: Did Trump know about Russia and the Taliban

The White House said it will brief Democratic politicians on reports that Russia paid Taliban fighters to target American troops in Afghanistan. Democrats were left out of an intelligence briefing on Monday. Those briefings often involve both parties. The Kremlin and the White House are denying the reports. US President Donald Trump said he was … Read more US Congress leaders: Did Trump know about Russia and the Taliban

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Slams Trump’s Inaction on Russia Bounty Report

Former combat veteran, Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth, condemned the inaction of US President Donald Trump over reports that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. After reports of the bounties surfaced, Duckworth said Trump, “went right on placing Russian interests ahead of American lives.” “Not once, not once in … Read more Sen. Tammy Duckworth Slams Trump’s Inaction on Russia Bounty Report

White House: ‘Dissenting opinions’ from intelligence community on Russian bounty reports

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says there are dissenting opinions within the intelligence community on reports Russia offered a bounty for attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump denied being briefed on the alleged bounty program from Russia, later adding intelligence officials told him the threat was not ‘credible’. He has … Read more White House: ‘Dissenting opinions’ from intelligence community on Russian bounty reports

Cuomo Unveils Homemade Mountain to Show New York State’s Virus Trajectory

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on US President Donald Trump to issue an executive order making wearing masks mandatory nationwide. Cuomo made the remarks during his daily briefing in New York on Monday, as the number of coronavirus cases in states across the country continue to rise. Florida, for instance, had a huge … Read more Cuomo Unveils Homemade Mountain to Show New York State’s Virus Trajectory

Cuomo Calls on Trump to Issue Executive Order Mandating Masks

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on US President Donald Trump to issue an executive order making wearing masks mandatory nationwide. Cuomo made the remarks during his daily briefing in New York on Monday, as the number of coronavirus cases in states across the country continue to rise. Florida, for instance, had a huge … Read more Cuomo Calls on Trump to Issue Executive Order Mandating Masks

‘Political Stunt:’ U.S. Envoy to Iran Dismisses Trump Arrest Warrant for Soleimani Killing

The U.S. special representative for Iran on Monday dismissed Iran’s announcement of an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad. Speaking at a news conference in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, Brian Hook said it was … Read more ‘Political Stunt:’ U.S. Envoy to Iran Dismisses Trump Arrest Warrant for Soleimani Killing

President Donald Trump retweets video of supporter chanting ‘white power’

President Donald Trump has tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power”. The US President retweeted and then deleted the video, believed to have been taken at The Villages retirement community in Florida. The White House said the president had not heard “the one statement” on the video. ‘White power’ … Read more President Donald Trump retweets video of supporter chanting ‘white power’

‘Window is closing’ to stop coronavirus in US as cases pass 2.5m

The United States now has a quarter of all coronavirus cases globally, with cases surging in states that were first out of lockdown. More than 125,000 Americans have died, a toll higher than in any other country in the world. While members of the coronavirus task force have emphasised the need for people to wear … Read more ‘Window is closing’ to stop coronavirus in US as cases pass 2.5m

Russia paid Taliban-linked fighters to attack British troops

British security officials have confirmed that a Russian intelligence unit paid Taliban-linked fighters to kill coalition troops in Afghanistan. Sky News has been told the group responsible for the payments was also behind the Skripal poisonings. It comes as US President Donald Trump was forced to deny claims that he knew about Russian activity in … Read more Russia paid Taliban-linked fighters to attack British troops

Luiz Henrique Mandetta: ‘Bolsonaro follows Trump’ on coronavirus | Talk to Al Jazeera

On February 26, Brazil became the first country in South America to confirm a COVID-19 infection. And as the number of cases increased over the subsequent weeks and months, its president, Jair Bolsonaro, refused to take any drastic measures. He fought with state leaders who imposed lockdowns and mandated social distancing rules – calling their … Read more Luiz Henrique Mandetta: ‘Bolsonaro follows Trump’ on coronavirus | Talk to Al Jazeera

BREAKING: Sacked Trump adviser John Bolton says US President ‘has trouble with women leaders’

Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton has told Sky News that the US President “has trouble with women leaders”. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: … Read more BREAKING: Sacked Trump adviser John Bolton says US President ‘has trouble with women leaders’

From miracle cures to slowing testing: how Trump has defied science on coronavirus

Donald Trump told thousands of supporters at a rally in Oklahoma he wanted to slow down testing for Covid-19 – despite experts saying the opposite. From masks to ‘miracle’ treatments, the Guardian’s Maanvi Singh looks back at how the US president has long been contradicting and defying science during the coronavirus outbreak and the impact that … Read more From miracle cures to slowing testing: how Trump has defied science on coronavirus

Peace sells but who’s buying? | Trump complains NATO is taking advantage of the US

At a joint press conference with the Polish president Andrzej Duda, Donald Trump announced that he intends to relocate American troops from Germany to Poland and other European destinations. The US president also took the opportunity to take a stab at Germany, calling its NATO ally out for not treating the US ‘fairly’. Subscribe to … Read more Peace sells but who’s buying? | Trump complains NATO is taking advantage of the US