Shaun Tandon
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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.
Uighur researchers say China running more camps than known
by Shaun Tandon - November 13, 2019 - 8:32am
Uighur activists said Tuesday they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain members of the ethnic group, alleging that Beijing could be holding far more than the commonly cited figure of...
US curbs China officials' visas, demands end to Uighur 'repression'
by Shaun Tandon - October 9, 2019 - 8:48am
The United States said Tuesday it would curb visas for Chinese officials until Beijing ends its "repression" of Uighurs and other Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang, a day after imposing commercial restr...
South Korean leader proposes peace zone buffering North
by Shaun Tandon - September 25, 2019 - 8:59am
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday proposed that the United Nations create an "international peace zone" to replace the peninsula's divide, saying the idea would both reassure the North and inspire the...
US, Taliban keep open door to talks after summit scrapped
by Shaun Tandon - September 9, 2019 - 8:14am
The United States and Afghanistan's Taliban on Sunday both left the door open to fresh talks after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a secret summit, but the insurgents threatened to inflict greater cost...
Pompeo heads to Russia as US diplomacy turns schizophrenic
by Shaun Tandon - May 12, 2019 - 9:36am
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Russia with an unusual and thankless task -- standing firm against the rival power even as his boss, President Donald Trump, reaches out to reconcile.
Trump bars US-born woman who joined IS from returning
by Shaun Tandon - February 21, 2019 - 8:39am
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is barring a US-born former Islamic State propagandist from returning home, making the highly unusual case that she is not a US citizen.
Hailing diplomacy, Trump announces new N.Korea summit in Vietnam
by Shaun Tandon - February 6, 2019 - 12:03pm
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that his second summit with North Korea will take place later this month in Vietnam as he also reported headway in talks with the Taliban.
US seeks full account of North Korea weapons, offers ties
by Shaun Tandon - February 1, 2019 - 8:44am
A US negotiator called Thursday on North Korea to provide a detailed account of its weapons to seal a peace deal, saying President Donald Trump was ready to offer a future that includes diplomatic relations and economic...
Top North Korean in Washington to prepare new Trump summit
by Shaun Tandon - January 18, 2019 - 9:58am
A top North Korean general is in Washington Friday for a rare visit, during which he is expected to meet President Donald Trump as the two countries seek to finalize a new summit aimed at denuclearization and easing...
Erdogan takes Saudi prince to task, demands extraditions
by Shaun Tandon - December 2, 2018 - 1:27pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Saturday that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, taking to task the kingdom's crown prince who was basking in...
Trump argues tariffs with Xi after tense G20 summit
by Shaun Tandon - December 2, 2018 - 9:04am
US President Donald Trump sat down for a tariffs showdown over dinner with China's leader Saturday after upending another international forum by snubbing G20 action on trade disputes and climate change.
Amid trade tumult, Argentina wants G20 to find path forward
by Shaun Tandon - November 23, 2018 - 12:42am
With international tensions on trade set to come to a head at the Group of 20 summit, host Argentina is hoping to find agreement on improving global stability, even if deep disagreements remain.
US revokes Saudi visas in first action over Khashoggi
by Shaun Tandon - October 24, 2018 - 8:40am
The United States said Tuesday it was revoking visas of Saudis involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as President Donald Trump ridiculed the kingdom's response as "one of the worst cover-ups" in...
Nikki Haley suddenly resigns as Trump's UN ambassador
by Shaun Tandon - October 10, 2018 - 9:16am
Nikki Haley abruptly resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump's often shifting national security team.
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