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Esper's comments come at a time when some US officials have blamed China for the coronavirus outbreak. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday Washington had evidence the disease emerged from a Chinese lab, which Beijing strongly denies.
They also talked about beating the COVID-19 pandemic, combating climate change and working together to hold those responsible for the coup in Myanmar, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.
The daily number of new coronavirus infections in France stayed above 20,000 on average for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, while hospitalisations reached an eight-week high of 27,041.
The head of the World Health Organization-led team in the central Chinese city of Wuhan probing the origins of COVID-19 said on Tuesday that cold chain transmission of the virus is a possibility and warrants further investigation.
The two-year jailing of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be nothing short of a politically motivated move. Suu Kyi was found guilty of “incitement” and breaching COVID-19 safety protocol. She was convicted of incitement and violations of a law on natural disasters in the first verdict
Over the course of an hour on a recent night, the bus waiting in the Herat station filled with passengers. Mostly young men, they had no luggage, just the clothes on their backs, maybe a bag with some bread and water for the long road ahead of them. That road is leading them to Iran.
Political crisis in brewing in Peru — yet again. The country’s leftist President Pedro Castillo faces a likely vote this week in a fragmented and notoriously fickle Congress on whether to launch impeachment proceedings that could push him out of power just months into his administration.
The Biden administration on Monday reinstated a Trump-era policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in US immigration court, seeking to comply with a court order and agreeing to changes and additions demanded by Mexico. It began in El Paso, Texas, with up to 50 migrants