Modi says India set to mass produce COVID-19 vaccine, launches digital health mission

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is ready to mass produce COVID-19 vaccines when scientists give the go-ahead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Saturday, also launching a national project to roll out health identities for each citizen. In annual celebrations held at the 17th-century Red Fort and scaled down due to the pandemic, Modi identified […]

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Trump visits brother in New York hospital

US President Donald Trump has said his younger brother is having a “tough time” as he visited him in a New York City hospital. Mr Trump wore a face mask as he entered New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Friday afternoon, staying for about 45 minutes. US media reports say Robert Trump, 72, is seriously ill, but it is not clear why […]

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'Audacity to choose a Black woman': Kamala Harris – her own words

Senator Kamala Harris gives her first interview since Joe Biden named her as his presidential running mate. United States Senator Kamala Harris became the first Black woman and first woman of South Asian descent to run for vice president after the US presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, picked her as his running mate on Tuesday. The pair will take […]

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California surpasses 600,000 coronavirus cases, most in US: Live

Despite record cases, California governor says he is encouraged by a drop in hospitalisation and ICU admission rates. The French health ministry reported more than 2,500 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, setting a new post-lockdown daily high for the third day in a row, and taking the country’s cumulative total of cases to 249,611.  An Australian inquiry into […]

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In struggle to land a blow on Biden, Trump toys with nickname change

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, who has used belittling nicknames to describe his opponents throughout his political career, toyed with a name change on Friday for his Democratic rival in the Nov. 3 election, Joe Biden. Unable to hold his signature large campaign rallies because of the pandemic, Trump brought about 300 police officers who support his […]

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Wall Street Week Ahead: Biden victory? Disputed election? Wall Street prices in November outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are girding their portfolios for market moves ahead of the U.S. presidential vote, as election season kicks into higher gear with the Democratic National Convention in the coming week. Though elections have loomed large on investors’ radar this year, their influence on markets has taken a backseat to the coronavirus pandemic and unprecedented stimulus from […]

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Denver man sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for meth distribution

A Denver man was sentenced Friday to 11 years in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine and illegal possession of a firearm. Nicholas Meyers, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez, according to a U.S. Justice Department, District of Colorado, news release. Meyers’ sentence will be followed by five years of supervised probation. From October 2016 […]

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