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North Korea denies that Trump received ‘a nice note’ from Kim recently

Less than a day after President Trump mentioned at a coronavirus press briefing that he received "a nice note" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the remote country denied any recent correspondence between the two.The president made the comments during a press briefing on COVID-19 Saturday, where he added that the U.S. would have been at war with North Korea if he had not been elected.

Chinese epicenter Wuhan raises number of virus dead by about 50 percent

China raised Wuhan’s coronavirus death toll by nearly 50 percent Friday following weeks of allegations that officials were underreporting the numbers to make the situation there look better than it actually was.The city where the coronavirus outbreak is believed to have originated is now reporting 3,869 deaths after adding 1,290 to its previously-announced figure. Numbers of total cases in the city of 11...

GORDON CHANG: Trump’s move to halt WHO funding creates opportunities, here’s 4 reasons why

President Trump was right to announce Tuesday that he will immediately stop funding the World Health Organization, which was scheduled to get $893 million from the U.S. in the current two-year funding period.The president’s action is the first step needed to spark meaningful reform of the United Nations organization and the global health architecture.

Third cougar captured amid city’s coronavirus lockdown

A third cougar has been captured in the Chilean capital Santiago amid the city’s coronavirus lockdown.In a Facebook post on Monday, Zoologico Nacional de Chile explained that the cougar was captured in a home.“The cougar is in good condition and is moved to our Rehabilitation Center for a medical assessment and...

James Carafano: After coronavirus — We still need Europe and they need us. Here’s what has to happen

The coronavirus is taking a huge toll in many European countries. Not everyone is going to be looking good at the end.Will this be the death of the dream of a Europe whole, free, prosperous and secure? Certainly not. But it will be a huge setback. And as Europe struggles to rebuild, the transatlantic partnership will be more important than...

British police apologize after patrolling ‘non-essential aisles’ of supermarket during coronavirus

A British police department is apologizing Friday after it posted a tweet claiming it was patrolling the “non-essential aisles” of a supermarket during the coronavirus outbreak.The message, which has since been taken down from the Cambridge Police account, sparked a debate over what a "non-essential aisle" would even be.“Officials visited Tesco Barhill this morning as part of their patrols around supermarkets and green...

Iranians voice fears as country’s death toll exceeds 2,000

Ahmed Ahmadi is a law school student in Miami and, like many Americans, the coronavirus pandemic is always on his mind. But his concerns are mostly focused abroad with his family in Iran, where the death toll is now the fourth highest in the world after Italy, Spain and China.“Because they are elderly, one...

Italy foreign minister thanks US government, citizens for ‘solidarity’ during coronavirus crisis

ROME – The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus is currently the world’s highest.When facing extreme business challenges, shouldn't your AI be able to explain how it thinks?Almost 19,000 in this country of 60.5 million people have died since the virus came to light in mid-February – over a hundred of the victims were...

China to inspect ventilators, masks for export after complaints from countries they were faulty

China said Saturday that its ventilators and masks to be sent abroad will be subject to quality inspections after a chorus of complaints from half a dozen countries they were substandard for the fight against coronavirus.The Chinese customs agency said Saturday that masks, ventilators, surgical gowns, goggles, and other supplies will be treated as medical...

WHO warns of ‘deadly resurgence’ if coronavirus restrictions are lifted too soon

The head of the World Health Organization on Friday warned of a “deadly resurgence” if restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus are lifted too soon -- as political leaders across the globe begin to consider re-opening daily life in their countries.When facing extreme business challenges, shouldn't your AI be able to explain how it thinks?

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