Shaun Tandon
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'Democracy has prevailed': Biden becomes 46th US president
by Shaun Tandon - January 21, 2021 - 7:32am
"Democracy is precious, democracy is fragile and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed," Biden said before a National Mall that was virtually empty due to the ultra-tight security and a raging COVID-19...
Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'
by Shaun Tandon - January 7, 2021 - 8:11am
Hours after an extraordinary rally by Trump seeking to overturn the election, a flag-waving mob broke down barricades outside the Capitol and swarmed inside, rampaging through offices and onto the usually solemn...
New COVID-19 variant hits US as Biden vows all-out effort
by Shaun Tandon - December 30, 2020 - 8:23am
The new strain, which first emerged in the UK, pushed Britain to a new daily record of coronavirus infections and led South Africa to impose a raft of new measures, amid fears around the world that holiday revelers...
Breaking norms, Jared Kushner scores late-term wins for Israel
by Shaun Tandon - December 13, 2020 - 9:45am
The Arab nations are suddenly achieving long-sought goals after agreeing to normalize ties with Israel, in a last-minute triumph for the unorthodox diplomacy of outgoing President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared...
Denying defeat, Trump offers fodder for world's strongmen
by Shaun Tandon - November 22, 2020 - 11:30am
President Donald Trump is now establishing a new American model — refusing to concede, making unsubstantiated claims of fraud and seeking the intervention of courts and political allies in hopes of reversing...
Western allies say China broke Hong Kong deal by ousting lawmakers
by Shaun Tandon - November 19, 2020 - 5:40pm
The United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accused China of violating its legally binding international commitments by ousting pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong's legislature.
Biden tells world leaders 'America is back' but Pompeo digs in
by Shaun Tandon - November 11, 2020 - 7:41am
The transition team said Biden planned to work with the Europeans on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic as well as climate change — one of many areas on which Trump sharply differed with the allies.
US, Australia seek new military cooperation in face of China
by Shaun Tandon - July 29, 2020 - 7:37am
Going ahead in Washington with annual talks despite the coronavirus pandemic, Australia's foreign and defense ministers offered clear, if more mildly stated, support for a hawkish shift on China by President Donald...
Raising stakes, US brands China claims in South China Sea illegal
by Shaun Tandon - July 14, 2020 - 7:28am
"We are making clear: Beijing's claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them," Pompeo said in a statement.
Ignoring outrage, Trump makes good on WHO pullout
by Shaun Tandon - July 8, 2020 - 8:43am
Public health advocates and Trump's political opponents voiced outrage at the departure from the Geneva-based body, which leads the global fight on maladies from polio to measles to mental health — as well...
US ends arms exports, China restricts visas in Hong Kong row
by Shaun Tandon - June 30, 2020 - 7:46am
The United States has been leading a global uproar over a national security law expected to be shortly approved by China, which Hong Kong activists say would destroy the city's freedoms.
Raising speech fears, Zoom briefly shuts account over Tiananmen
by Shaun Tandon - June 11, 2020 - 8:04am
The group Humanitarian China said it had brought in numerous participants from inside China, which has tried to erase memories of the bloodshed — and that its paid Zoom account was shut down without explanation...
US scrambles to stem revolt as Trump faces anger for violent crackdown
by Shaun Tandon - June 3, 2020 - 7:57am
Once-in-a-generation protests have brought a multiracial coalition peacefully to the streets for the past week but each night has descended into mayhem, with both activists and officials blaming rabble-rousers.
US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur rights
by Shaun Tandon - May 28, 2020 - 7:38am
The US Congress on Wednesday authorized sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Muslim Uighurs, ramping up pressure on another front in the troubled relationship between the Pacific p...
Hopes rise in virus battle as US scientists hail drug trial
by Shaun Tandon - April 30, 2020 - 8:35am
In the first proof of successful treatment against the illness that has claimed more than 226,000 lives, a clinical trial of the drug remdesivir showed that patients recovered over 30 percent more quickly than those...
China under mounting pressure over virus origins
by Shaun Tandon - April 17, 2020 - 8:27am
The new focus on China's role came as the world wrestles with a crisis that has killed more than 140,000 people and created historic jobless numbers, with Britain, Japan and New York extending lockdown measures...
US could start reopening in May, top virus advisor says
by Shaun Tandon - April 13, 2020 - 8:26am
The United States may be ready to start gradually reopening next month, the government's top infectious diseases expert said Sunday, as signs grew that the coronavirus pandemic was peaking.
US criticizes WHO for ignoring Taiwan virus warnings
by Shaun Tandon - April 10, 2020 - 8:50am
Critics say that Trump's sudden threats against the WHO amount to a political ploy to find a foreign scapegoat as he comes under fire for not doing more to prepare for and control COVID-19, which has killed about...
US tops world in virus cases, overtaking China and Italy
by Shaun Tandon - March 27, 2020 - 8:00am
In the United States, more than 82,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, edging out Italy, which has reported the most deaths, and China, where the virus was first detected in December in the metropolis of...
US, China accuse each other of coronavirus fear-mongering
by Shaun Tandon - March 17, 2020 - 7:55am
The United States and China on Monday each demanded that the other stop smearing its reputation over the novel coronavirus as the pandemic became the latest row between the powers.
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