US & Canada

Coronavirus latest: no new cases in China, Trump marks 100,000 US deaths

China reported zero new coronavirus cases and five new asymptomatic cases, while India’s death exceeded China’s, as hotspots shift to developing countries.

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politico | How Covid-19 pushed Twitter to fact-check Trump’s tweets

The company is taking the lessons learned from countering tweets that could endanger people’s health and applying them to Trump’s Twitter feed.

28 May 2020 - 1:03PM
Coronavirus latest: US death toll tops 100,000, cases surge in Latin America

South Korea reimposed some social distancing measures, as a series of clusters threatened to challenge its success in containing the epidemic.

28 May 2020 - 10:55PM
Coronavirus lawsuits spur call in China for rethink on state immunity

Lawmakers say the time right for the country to let Chinese citizens sue foreign governments in its courts.

28 May 2020 - 10:27AM
exclusive | Washington state governor personally appealed to Xi Jinping for PPE

The outreach, revealed in a trove of emails obtained by the South China Morning Post, followed an intervention by software services entrepreneur Qiang Wan.

27 May 2020 - 10:04PM
Dirty diapers and cockroaches: pandemic nightmare for Canada’s nursing homes

Soldiers helping to manage the outbreak describe a dire situation at care facilities, with staff ignoring residents’ cries for help and reusing unsterilised equipment

27 May 2020 - 5:02AM
Trump hints at willingness to walk away from China trade deal

US President Donald Trump signalled once again that he is open to abandoning the phase one agreement.

27 May 2020 - 11:20PM
Trump defends playing golf as US nears 100,000 virus deaths

‘I knew this would happen,’ US president says, slamming media for making ‘a little exercise’ sound like ‘a mortal sin’.

26 May 2020 - 11:17PM
Coronavirus latest: global death toll nears 350,000

World approaches another grim milestone as Brazil cements status as one of the most infected countries.

26 May 2020 - 10:16PM
More young people testing positive for coronavirus in US, study finds

Researchers looked at data from Washington state, finding half of those who had contracted the virus by early May were aged under 40.

25 May 2020 - 11:15PM
Noam Chomsky’s take on US virus response, ‘megalomaniac’ Trump

The United States is on a chaotic path with no federal plan against the coronavirus pandemic, according to the renowned activist scholar.

25 May 2020 - 11:39AM
Chinese foreign minister defends ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy

Some diplomats have adopted an increasingly combative tone, but minister insists country will ‘hit back against malicious slanders’.

24 May 2020 - 11:18PM
Coronavirus latest: Japan to lift Tokyo emergency, Trump plays golf

Japan set to lift the state of emergency in Tokyo and surrounding regions on Monday, while US president sends a clear signal he was personally embracing normalisation.

24 May 2020 - 3:56PM
The pandemic paradox of Vancouver’s Chinese economy

East Asians in BC are substantially more enthusiastic than European residents about reopening businesses – but have also been stronger adherents to Covid-19 distancing measures.

23 May 2020 - 5:14AM
Shunned, abused, spat on: hate crimes against Asians in US spike amid virus

As the political rhetoric blaming China for the pandemic escalates, officials have seen an increasing number of hate crimes against Asian-Americans.

28 May 2020 - 10:01AM
Trump says he finally wore a mask and ‘it looked very nice’

US president ‘didn’t want to give press the pleasure of seeing’ that he covered face during visit to Ford factory.

22 May 2020 - 6:37AM
US vaccine protects macaques from Covid-19, studies show

Animals injected with vaccine developed by Boston team show much lower levels of infection after being exposed to pathogen and ‘near-complete protection’ on second exposure.

22 May 2020 - 6:57PM