Day: May 21, 2020

Trump says G7 meeting will ‘probably’ be at White House

May 21, 2020

US President Donald Trump said Thursday a possible in-person G7 meeting in June would “primarily” occur at the White House with the possibility of events held at a nearby presidential retreat. “If we do the G7, when that all comes together, probably it will be in D.C. at the White House,” Trump told reporters using […]

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Libyan army continues advance against Haftar militia

May 21, 2020

Having liberated three towns over the past 72 hours, the Libyan army Thursday announced its next move would be towards Mizdah city, which is of critical importance as it stretches to Tarhouna city which is used by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia as an operational and logistics center.   Mustafa al-Mujie, spokesman for the government-led Burkan […]

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UPDATE – S. Arabia sees most virus cases out of 14 Arab states

May 21, 2020

The tally of coronavirus cases and deaths rose Thursday in several Arab countries, according to health authorities.   Saudi Arabia reported 12 more fatalities, pushing the nationwide death toll to 351, the highest among 14 Arab countries — including Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Sudan, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Tunisia, Iraq, Jordan and Algeria.   It […]

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Baltimore mayor urges Trump to cancel visit amid virus

May 21, 2020

The mayor of Baltimore, Maryland asked US President Donald Trump on Thursday to cancel a planned visit to the city because of the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Mayor Bernard Jack Young said the largest city in the state remains under a stay-at-home order due to the pandemic and Trump’s visit “sends the wrong message to our […]

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Turkey: External assets hit $233.8B in March

May 21, 2020

Turkey’s external assets hit $233.8 billion at the end of March, down 7.3% from the end of 2019, the Turkish Central Bank announced Thursday. The country’s liabilities against non-residents also fell 9.2% to hit $548.5 billion during the same period. “The net IIP [international investment position], defined as the difference between Turkey’s external assets and […]

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Football: 8 Santos Laguna players contract coronavirus

May 21, 2020

Mexico’s football club Santos Laguna confirmed late Wednesday that eight players tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The club refrained from disclosing the identity of the infected players who are currently asymptomatic. The Mexican football league was suspended on March 15 over the COVID-19 outbreak. A total of 54,346 people in Mexico have been infected […]

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UPDATE – Libyan army neutralizes 12 Haftar militants near Sirte

May 21, 2020

The Libyan Air Force on Thursday neutralized 12 militants of warlord Khalifa Haftar near the central coastal city of Sirte. Col. Mohamed Qanunu, Libyan military spokesman, said in a statement that the airstrike took place “in the Mirah area, near Sirte, during which it targeted armed vehicles.” He said 12 Haftar militants were killed and […]

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COVID-19 fall out: India lures global businesses with sops

May 21, 2020

After German footwear brand Von Wellx recently decided to shift its manufacturing base from China, Indian economists are hoping that more will follow, to the country’s advantage. Von Wellx, which is planning to set up its unit near the Indian city of Agra, is expected to generate 10,000 jobs. It is believed that around 200 […]

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