Meanwhile, President Ashraf Ghani has announced his new Cabinet even as he squabbles with his main political challenger over last year's election results.
The US death toll was creeping toward the grim milestone of 10,000 as the pandemic's epicentre in New York racked up hundreds of lives lost a day and hospitals girded for an influx of new infected patients.
Order of 200,000 Germany-bound masks from a 3M factory in China “confiscated” in Bangkok, said Berlin Secretary of Interior Geisel, calling it an “act of modern piracy." Canada's Trudeau calls US blockade of equipment a mistake that could backfire.
The UN’s most powerful body has been meeting by video because of Covid-19, which has hit New York City, where the UN has its headquarters, exceedingly hard.
The US State Department clearly signalled last week that it was eyeing specific talent from the developing world, especially those with skills to mitigate the effects of Covid-19.
The only thing holding this back is partisan mainstream media who refuse to report on the EU’s failure to be a partner of any sort to Iran.
The firearms industry was not part of the federal agency's original list of critical infrastructure issued just over a week ago. The designation in an update later released follows a brewing legal battle between gun rights groups and officials.
Visions of regime change in China and Iran due to Covid-19 represent a strain of Western callousness.
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
The global pandemic has led to a shift in international relations away from globalism.
Botched responses from governments have ranged from denial to disinformation while exacerbating a global leadership vacuum.
Lockdowns and containment policies are expected to have a massive impact on GDP across the globe, with many countries introducing bailout measures to prevent economic meltdown.
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