New York welcomes hospital ship as coronavirus accelerates

2020-03-30 19:54

A hospital ship has arrived in New York as America's coronavirus epicentre prepares for the peak of the pandemic, with emergency restrictions extended amid grim warnings about the death toll.

Europe, US virus deaths surge as Trump reverses New York lockdown threat

2020-03-29 13:02

The global coronavirus death toll surged past 30,000 over the weekend as Europe and the United States endured their darkest days of the crisis.

Trump praises Olympics delay, says will attend in 2021

2020-03-25 18:47

US President Donald Trump praised Japan's decision to delay the Tokyo Olympics over the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump warns coronavirus shutdown could 'destroy a country'

2020-03-24 21:23

US President Donald Trump has defended his push to relax the coronavirus lockdown in the United States, warning that the measures could "destroy" the country.

Trump deploys emergency beds, global pandemic deaths surge

2020-03-23 09:32

US President Donald Trump has ordered thousands of emergency hospital beds set up at American coronavirus hotspots but a trillion-dollar economic rescue package crashed, as pandemic deaths soared across the globe.

Trump calls for national unity against coronavirus, after having downplayed the virus

2020-03-18 06:36

US President Donald Trump has called for a unified national response to the coronavirus threat, after coming under fire for downplaying the pandemic and allowing states to go their own way.

US ramps up virus response with shutdowns, rate cut and a curfew

2020-03-16 15:48

US nightlife capitals New York and Los Angeles have ordered bars and restaurants to close or go take-out only as the country scrambles to contain the coronavirus pandemic and the Federal Reserve slashed rates to stem the fallout.

Biden, Sanders attack Trump at debate under shadow of virus

2020-03-16 09:24

White House hopefuls Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders launched a joint attack on Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic as they faced off in high-stakes debate Sunday, accusing the president of undermining his own scientists with misin

White House contenders slam Trump handling of coronavirus crisis

2020-03-13 10:38

Democratic White House hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders assailed Donald Trump Thursday for shortcomings in fighting the coronavirus outbreak, calling for urgent action to help Americans struggling to pay for health care.

ANALYSIS: Let’s hope what's right does matter to two-thirds of the members of the National Assembly

2020-03-13 06:00

She wields constitutionally protected power to safeguard our democracy. It was not for nothing that the Constitutional Court likened the Public Protector to a biblical David who takes on the powerful Goliaths in public office, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

 

Trump ditches hopes of quick coronavirus bounce-back for US, while Nigeria orders lockdown

2020-03-30 09:20

US President Donald Trump has extended emergency novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions for the United States where his top scientist warned up to 200 000 people could die.

Trump coronavirus briefings become mini election rallies

2020-03-27 13:33

Forced by the coronavirus pandemic to suspend reelection rallies, President Donald Trump has converted daily White House briefings on the crisis into mini campaign speeches, dominating the airwaves while his main rival sits quarantined in his basemen

WATCH: Trump wants US economy open by Easter despite coronavirus spread

2020-03-25 13:22

US President Donald Trump pressed his case on Tuesday for a re-opening of the US economy by mid-April despite a surge in coronavirus cases, downplaying the pandemic as he did in its early stages by comparing it to the seasonal flu.

Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be 'gift from God'

2020-03-24 09:41

US President Donald Trump has said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a "gift from God" despite scientists warning against the dangers of overhyping unproven medicines.

US government blacklists two South African companies for trading oil with Iran

2020-03-19 11:14

The two companies are registered at addresses in Tshwane.

'Very accurate' - Trump doubles down on 'Chinese virus' comment

2020-03-17 21:02

US President Donald Trump doubled down on calling the coronavirus spreading rapidly across the world the "Chinese Virus", despite protests from Beijing.

With store shelves emptying, Trump assures US has 'no shortages'

2020-03-16 10:50

Food has been quickly disappearing from US supermarket shelves in signs of panic-buying but President Donald Trump and other government and industry officials have assured that the supply chain is intact and there's plenty of food.

Trump declares coronavirus national emergency

2020-03-13 22:45

US President Donald Trump has announced a national state of emergency, freeing up $50 billion in federal funds for the battle against the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.

Poll shows white evangelicals backing Trump ahead of election

2020-03-13 07:02

A survey says 76% of evangelical white Christians said they agreed with Trump on many or all issues, while 81% said Trump "fights for what I believe in."

Trump welcomes falling oil prices, says they're 'like a tax cut'

2020-03-12 21:57

President Donald Trump said Thursday he welcomes the steep fall in crude oil prices caused by a tussle between Saudi Arabia and Russia, saying they are "like a tax cut" for American consumers.

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