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Trump proposes in-person G7 summit as pandemic rages

GBNEWS24 DESK// US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is considering hosting world leaders for the annual G7 summit at his Camp David retreat despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, as the global death toll soared past 325,000.…

Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial begins in the UK

GBNEWS24 DESK// A trial to see whether two anti-malarial drugs could prevent Covid-19 has begun in Brighton and Oxford. Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine or a placebo will be given to more than 40,000 healthcare workers from Europe,…

Open Skies Treaty: US to withdraw from arms control deal

GBNEWS24 DESK// The US has announced it will withdraw from a major accord that permits unarmed aerial surveillance flights over dozens of participating countries. The Open Skies Treaty came into force in 2002 and is designed to boost…

Coronavirus: Rees-Mogg sticks by plan to bring MPs back

GBNEWS24 DESK// Jacob Rees-Mogg will later face MPs over plans to bring them all back to Westminster in two weeks' time. The Commons leader believe MPs cannot do their job properly via video link - and he wants them to set an example to…

Trump threatens permanent freeze on WHO funding in 30 days

GBNEWS24 DESK// US President Donald Trump threatened Monday to permanently freeze US funding to the World Health Organization unless “substantive improvements” were made within the next 30 days. Washington suspended funding to the WHO…

Two attacks in northeast DR Congo kill 27: officials

GBNEWS24 DESK// Women and children were among at least 27 civilians murdered in two separate attacks in the troubled northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told AFP on Sunday. The first incident, in the Ituri…

Nepal reports first coronavirus death

GBNEWS24 DESK// Nepal reported its first coronavirus death late Saturday where the total number of infected has been 281. The deceased was a 29-year-old woman who recently gave birth to a child. The victim, who was from…

Spraying disinfectants can be ‘harmful’, says WHO

GBNEWS24 DESK// Spraying disinfectant on the streets, as practised in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus and even poses a health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday. In a document on…

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