Politics

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students (45)
By COLLIN BINKLEYJuly 14, 2020 GMT BOSTON (AP) - Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic. The decision was announced at the start of a hearing in a federal lawsuit
Early results show Moderna Covid-19 vaccine safe for use (27)
By IANS 42m ago New York - US-based pharmaceutical major Moderna's experimental vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against Covid-19 virus, was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralising antibody activity in healthy adults, say researchers. According to the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, mRNA-1273 is designed to induce neutralising antibodies directed at a
China to impose retaliatory sanctions over U.S. law on HongKong (28)
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it will impose retaliatory sanctions on U.S. individuals and entities after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a law penalising banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement the new Hong Kong national security law. The Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement that Beijing strongly opposes the latest U.S.
Tuberville Defeats Former US AG Sessions in Senate Primary (60)
By VOA News July 15, 2020 02:32 AM Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville has defeated former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Republican primary for a Senate seat representing the southern state of Alabama. Sessions held the seat for 20 years before stepping down to lead the Justice Department when President Donald Trump took office in 2017.
Trump Ends Special Status for Hong Kong (27)
Executive order eviscerates distinction between PRC and Hong Kong President Donald Trump / Getty Images Jack Beyrer - July 14, 2020 6:59 PM President Trump unveiled a new executive order ending the United States' diplomatic distinction between Hong Kong and mainland China. The order will end preferential treatment of Hong Kong on matters of democratization and trade, recognizing the island as no different from
Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden (25)
Associated Press Share Now: WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump signed legislation and an executive order on Tuesday that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong, then quickly shifted his policy speech into a political one, hurling broadsides against Democratic rival Joe Biden. The legislation and order are part of the Trump administration's stepped-up
First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing (20)
Qayam Last Updated: 15th July 2020 10:17 am IST Washington: The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people's immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday - as the shots are poised to begin key final testing. No matter how you slice this, this is good news, Dr.
Trump rescinds policy forcing foreign students to attend in-person classes (26)
Danielle Haynes July 14 (UPI) -- The Trump administration on Tuesday dropped its rule denying visas to international students attending classes entirely online, a federal judge in Boston announced. The decision means foreign students won't have to choose between returning to their home countries or transferring to a school holding in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S.
Rescuers looking for 23 missing in deadly Indonesia floods (17)
Rescuers are searching for 23 people still missing after heavy rains in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province swelled rivers and send floodwaters, mud and debris across roads and into thousands of homes By EDNA TARIGAN Associated Press July 15, 2020, 4:04 AM Villagers wade through mud at an area affected by flash flood in Baebunta, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine induced antibodies in all trial participants: Paper (23)
World Moderna COVID-19 vaccine induced antibodies in all trial participants: Paper 15 Jul 2020 05:20AM WASHINGTON: An experimental COVID-19 vaccine that is being developed by US biotech firm Moderna induced antibody responses against the coronavirus in all 45 participants of a human trial, a paper published on Tuesday (Jul 14) showed. Moderna had previously published "interim results" from its Phase 1 in the