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Coronavirus: Trump sticks by unproven hydroxychloroquine

Coronavirus: Trump sticks by unproven hydroxychloroquine

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials.He said the malaria medication was only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he had recommended its use.His remarks come after Twitter banned his eldest son for posting a clip promoting hydroxychloroquine.There is no evidence the drug can fight the virus, and regulators warn it may cause heart problems. Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against using the drug to treat coronavirus patients, following reports of "serious heart rhythm problems" and other health issues. The FDA also revoked its emergency-use authorisation for the drug to t...
Trump to send ‘surge’ of hundreds of federal agents to cities

Trump to send ‘surge’ of hundreds of federal agents to cities

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Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump is to send "a surge" of federal security forces to US cities in a crackdown on crime.Chicago and two other Democratic-run cities are being targeted in the Republican president's move, amid a spike in violence.But federal deployments in Portland, Oregon, have proved controversial. Local officials say they have raised tensions amid ongoing protests.Law and order has become a key plank of Mr Trump's re-election bid in November.Since the death on 25 May of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, there have been protests - sometimes descending into civil disorder - in scores of US cities.Meanwhile, gun violence has spiked in metropolitan areas including ...
Twitter disables Trump retweet over use of Linkin Park music

Twitter disables Trump retweet over use of Linkin Park music

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Twitter has taken down a video retweeted by Donald Trump that contained music from the US rock band Linkin Park, citing a copyright complaint.The content was replaced with a notice saying: "This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner." It is the latest incident in an increasingly fractious relationship between the social media platform and the US president, who has accused Twitter of "stifling free speech". Mr Trump had retweeted a campaign-style video posted by the White House's director of social media, Dan Scavino.It was taken down after a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice was issued by Machine Shop Entertainment. A notice was posted on the Lumen Database, which collects requests for removal of online materials. ...
Hong Kong: China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

Hong Kong: China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

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Media playback is unsupported on your device China has vowed to retaliate after the US ended Hong Kong's preferential trade status and imposed sanctions on officials who crack down on rights.President Donald Trump said he was acting because China had taken away Hong Kong's freedom after it imposed a new security law.Beijing condemned Mr Trump's decision, saying it would impose sanctions on relevant people and entities in the US.US-China ties have become increasingly strained over a wide range of issues.Apart from Beijing's actions in Hong Kong, Mr Trump has criticised China over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as its military build-up in the South China Sea, its treatment of Muslim minorities and massive trade surpluses.Mr Tru...
Biden challenges Trump with ‘Buy American’ economic plan

Biden challenges Trump with ‘Buy American’ economic plan

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Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has laid out his rescue plan for the coronavirus-crippled US economy, while berating President Donald Trump as incompetent.Mr Biden said his $ 700bn (£560bn) plan would be the biggest investment in the US economy since World War Two.The "Build Back Better" agenda, he said, would spur a manufacturing and technology jobs boom.The Trump campaign responded that the plan would inflict "catastrophe".Mr Biden is all but guaranteed to face off with Mr Trump in this November's presidential election.Speaking at a metalworks firm near his childhood hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, Mr Biden said the president's failures had "come with a terrible human cost and a deep economic toll".