China demands U.S. close Chengdu consulate in tit-for-tat move

World Jul 24, 2020

China demands U.S. close Chengdu consulate in tit-for-tat move

China ordered the U.S. to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu, after the American government forced China to leave its mission in Houston earlier this week in a rare decision. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Friday that ...

U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

World Jul 8, 2020

U.S. tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

The U.S. coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds. Authorities have reported alarming upswings of daily caseloads ...

In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

World Jun 30, 2020

In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

The U.S. is again grappling with a shortfall of testing that has hobbled the nation since the pandemic’s early weeks, and now threatens to further undermine containment efforts at a crucial moment. In new hot spots like Arizona, Texas and Florida, where COVID-19 is rapidly ...