US sees progress in reopening travel with EU

Tourists arrive in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in June 2020 as the European Union eased coronavirus travel restrictions that remain in place for Americans WASHINGTON, July 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he saw progress in reopening travel with the European Union shut by the coronavirus…

US launches talks with Kenya on free trade pact

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer WASHINGTON/NAIROBI, July 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The US government formally launched talks with Kenya aimed at setting up a free trade agreement that could form the basis for deals with other African nations. “Kenya is a recognized leader across the continent, an important strategic partner of…

Update: US Pres Trump hails ‘outstanding relationship’ with Mexico president

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico and US President Donald Trump before a working dinner at the White House in Washington WASHINGTON, July 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — President Donald Trump hailed his “outstanding relationship” with his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as he welcomed him to the White House…

Covid-19: Brazil’s Pres Bolsonaro vetoes plans to offer support to indigenous people

A member of the Brazilian Armed Forces medical team examines a man from the Indigenous Yanomami ethnic group BRASILIA, July 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro vetoed provisions of a law that obligated the federal government to provide drinking water, disinfectants and a guarantee of hospital beds to indigenous…

Iranian Ambassador Says U.S. “Likely” To Remove Military Bases In Iraq

TEHRAN, July 9 (NNN-IRNA) – The U.S. military bases in Iraq will probably be shut down in the future, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, was quoted as saying, by Tehran Times daily on Wednesday. Masjedi made the remarks on Tuesday, about political developments in neighbouring Iraq. He said,…

Peru’s air force locates 7 victims of helicopter crash

Peru’s air force locates 7 victims of helicopter crash LIMA, July 9 (NNN-Xinhua) — Peru’s Air Force (FAP) said it located the remains of seven people whose MI-17 military helicopter disappeared over the Peruvian Amazon on Tuesday. After resuming the search and rescue operation earlier in the day, the FAP found…

Peru’s president calls general election for April 2021

LIMA, July 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday called a general election for April 11 of next year when he will step down as his country’s leader. His announcement formally marks the beginning of the process to hold presidential and legislative elections. “Fulfilling my commitment, here is…

Update: US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening

WASHINGTON, July 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The United States topped three million confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed for schools to re-open amid a COVID-19 resurgence in many southern hotspots. The US remains by far the worst affected country, with over 132,000 deaths, while Brazil — whose virus-skeptic…

Covid-19: US posts new daily virus case record of 60,209 as Latin America, Caribbean surpass 3 mn virus cases

WASHINGTON, July 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Tuesday posted 60,209 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The country was just shy of three million cases, at 2,991,351, the Baltimore-based university said…

Mexican leader in rare trip to see Trump under virus cloud

WASHINGTON, July 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Mexico’s leader is paying his first foreign visit Wednesday in the unlikeliest of circumstances — in the midst of the raging coronavirus pandemic to see US President Donald Trump, who has disparaged his country. A left-wing populist, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in…
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