China coronavirus spread is accelerating, Xi Jinping warns

The spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned, after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year public holiday. The country is facing a “grave situation” Mr. Xi told senior officials. The … Read More

CDC confirms 5th case of new coronavirus in U.S.

All of the U.S. cases are patients who have recently traveled from Wuhan, China. Meanwhile, the number of suspected cases in the United States has been growing rapidly. So far, about 100 samples from 26 states have been sent to … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 24 January 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, When the monthly letter was due to be written a few days ago, we were hearing the first rumblings of the Chinese coronavirus.  Apparently it has no cure and is responsible for killing some people who come … Read More

Pakistan’s Imran Khan calls for U.N. action on India dispute

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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the United Nations to help mediate between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir. “This is a potential flashpoint,” Khan said during a media … Read More

World Health Experts Assess Global Risk of Deadly China Virus

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An employee of the virology department of the Charite hospital prepares a test for the new coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 21, 2020. GENEVA – Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization will look at the spreading … Read More

Exclusive: Trump list shows 319 ‘results’ and promises kept in three years

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One month shy of completing three years in office, President Trump has fulfilled or is making significant progress on most of his 2016 campaign promises, which aides said give him a strong reelection argument to counter his impeachment by a … Read More

US, China sign historic phase one trade deal

‘It doesn’t get any bigger than this’ President Trump signed a landmark trade agreement with China, heralding a period of detente in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies fueled by decades of complaints that Beijing was manipulating its currency and stealing … Read More

China’s to sign US trade deal in Washington next week

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The Phase 1 deal reached last month is expected to cut tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of US farm, energy and manufactured goods while addressing some disputes over intellectual property. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water … Read More

Israel’s strikes in Syria hurt Iran

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IAF attacks are forcing Iran in Syria and its proxies in Iraq to go underground. IAF attacks Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria, November 20, 2019 –(photo credit: YEDIOT M’HASHETACH (TELEGRAM)) The Israel Air Force has been unrelenting toward the Iranian build-up … Read More

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