Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed an order commuting the “unjust” sentencing of former campaign adviser Roger Stone, according to the White House. “Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency commuting the unjust sentence of Roger Stone, Jr.,” noted a July 10 statement on the matter from the…

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Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump asserted to Telemundo in a recent interview that the Supreme Court’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) decision has granted him “tremendous powers” that would allow him to sign an executive order granting DACA recipients “a road to citizenship.” “You have breaking news, ” Trump said during his…

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Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: In just three weeks, India went from the world’s sixth worst-affected country by the coronavirus to the third, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India’s fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections. Here is where…

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Monitoring Desk CAIRO: A major Egyptian army exercise near the border with Libya is being viewed by military and strategic experts as a message of deterrence to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over his backing for the Government of National Accord led by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj and supported by militia groups. The combat exercise,…

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Monitoring Desk GENEVA: The US welcomes the World Health Organization s probe into the origins of the novel coronavirus in China, its ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva said Friday. “We welcome the WHO s investigation. We view the scientific investigation as a necessary step to having a complete and transparent understanding of how…

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Monitoring Desk RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil surpassed 70,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday, the health ministry said, though the number of daily fatalities appears to be stabilizing. The ministry said there had been 45,000 new infections and 1,200 deaths over the last 24 hours, taking the totals to 1.8 million cases and 70,400 deaths. Brazil, a…

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Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to assist children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip Marley, have joined forces to produce a new version of “One Love,” which will be released July 17 and will also…

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