Jared Kushner claims Trump border policies ‘vindicated’ by pandemic amid reports president’s son-in-law removed from coronavirus operations

The president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has claimed the coronavirus pandemic “vindicated” Donald Trump‘s border policies from when he first ran for election. The senior adviser, who is also a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told Fox News’ The Next Revolution that political opponents would have a difficult time now attacking the president’s perspective on border...

Italy reports highest daily death toll yet of 969: Live updates | News

Italy has reported the highest daily death toll of any country since the outbreak began, with 969 new deaths, bringing the total coronavirus related deaths to 9,134, among 86,498 cases.  Meanwhile, Spain has recorded 769 new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the country due to the coronavirus to 4,858. In the United States, the number of coronavirus cases...

China reports fewest number of coronavirus cases since it started tracking disease in January

Authorities in China reported the fewest number of new cases of coronavirus since infections started being tracked in January, but the epidemic is continuing to spread rapidly elsewhere around the world Monday, rattling global stock markets. In the latest update from China's National Health Commission, the country said it detected 40 new cases of the virus in the past 24 hours, down from...

Coronavirus live updates: Death tolls rise in South Korea, Iran while Austria reports first COVID-19 cases

Austria reported its first two coronavirus cases on Tuesday as the outbreak apparently spread from neighbouring Italy, Europe’s worst-hit country, where hundreds have been infected.The two Austrian patients are Italians who live in the border province of Tyrol and recently traveled to Lombardy, one of the two regions at the epicentre of the Italian outbreak, Tyrol’s Governor Guenther Platter...

Italy reports 1st death from COVID-19 as cases more than quadruple to 19 – National

Italy reported its first death from COVID-19 from China early Saturday and the number of people infected more than quadrupled due to a cluster of cases that prompted officials to order schools, restaurants and businesses to close.State-run RAI television reported a 78-year-old man, one of two people in northern Veneto region to have been infected, died Friday. Italian news agencies ANSA and...

Iran sentences McGill-trained scientist to 10 years in prison: reports

Niloufar Bayani, being held in Iran at notorious Evin prison, was arrested by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Centre for Human Rights in Iran An Iranian court has reportedly sentenced a McGill-trained scientist to 10 years in jail after she was accused of being an American spy while doing research on cheetahs.The sentence comes as Iran has all but shut down the internet in the country amid...