Brazil’s Bolsonaro rallies supporters as US sends unproven drug

Brasília (AFP) President Jair Bolsonaro, who opposes coronavirus lockdown measures imposed by Brazilian cities and states, rallied with his supporters Sunday, as Washington said it had sent two million doses of a controversial unproven COVID-19 drug. Brazil is Latin America's hotspot for the deadly pandemic, with nearly 500,000 confirmed cases and a death toll of … Continue reading Brazil’s Bolsonaro rallies supporters as US sends unproven drug

Protests and fireworks: Three things from German football

Berlin (AFP) Marcus Thuram, Jadon Sancho and Weston McKennie joined the protests against racism and police brutality in the US while Bayern Munich and head coach Hansi Flick sent records tumbling as his team stayed seven points clear. AFP Sport looks at three talking points from the weekend in the German Bundesliga: Moenchengladbach's French forward … Continue reading Protests and fireworks: Three things from German football

Artist Christo dies aged 84, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped still on track

The artist known as Christo, who made his name transforming landmarks such as Germany's Reichstag by covering them with reams of cloth, died on Sunday aged 84, his official Facebook page announced.  Christo Vladimirov Javacheff died of natural causes at his home in New York City, the statement said. File photo taken in June 2016 … Continue reading Artist Christo dies aged 84, L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped still on track

US sends 2 million doses of unproven virus drug to Brazil

Washington (AFP) The United States has delivered two million doses of the antimalarial medicine hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to Brazil to fight COVID-19, the White House said Sunday, though the drug has not been proven effective against the coronavirus. "HCQ will be used as a prophylactic to help defend Brazil's nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals against the … Continue reading US sends 2 million doses of unproven virus drug to Brazil

Militants target Burkina Faso market, aid convoy in deadly attacks

Militants in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday. The latest violence underscores deep instability in parts of Burkina Faso, which has been battling armed groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State since 2017. File photo of government soldiers patrol near … Continue reading Militants target Burkina Faso market, aid convoy in deadly attacks

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Trump says will place ‘Antifa’ activist group on terror list

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump said Sunday (May 31) that the United States would be classifying the loose-knit Antifa movement as a terrorist group after blaming it for some of the recent spasm of violence in US cities. "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," Trump announced on … Continue reading Trump says will place ‘Antifa’ activist group on terror list

New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

ROME (REUTERS) - The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday (May 31). "In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy," said Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the … Continue reading New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

US now has no basis to treat Hong Kong specially – Pompeo

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said Sunday (May 31) that the United States now has no basis to treat Hong Kong more favourably than mainland China, as Beijing moved to pass a Bill to curb the city's freedom. The comment highlighted the growing tension between the world's two largest economies amid the coronavirus … Continue reading US now has no basis to treat Hong Kong specially – Pompeo

Tropical storm Amanda leaves 9 dead in El Salvador: officials

San Salvador (AFP) Tropical storm Amanda, the first named storm of the season in the Pacific, lashed El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday, leaving nine people dead amid flooding and power outages. El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele declared a state of emergency, announcing it on his Twitter account. An employee of the Public Works Ministry … Continue reading Tropical storm Amanda leaves 9 dead in El Salvador: officials

Gunmen kill five locals in Miango community, Plateau

PLATEAU (TVC) Five locals in Miango community of Bassa council area of Plateau State have been attacked and killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani militiamen. TVC News gathered that gunmen invaded the community at about 9pm on Thursday and opened fire on the locals who were eating inside a restaurant leaving four persons dead including … Continue reading Gunmen kill five locals in Miango community, Plateau

President Buhari approves reconstitution of NNPC board

ABUJA, (TVC) President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), after the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016. This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Saturday. President Muhammadu Buhari The approval of the … Continue reading President Buhari approves reconstitution of NNPC board