Connect with us

World News

US Senate Votes To Limit Trump’s War Powers Against Iran

Published

on

US Senate Votes To Limit Trump's War Powers Against Iran

The US senate has voted on Thursday to limit president Donald Trump’s ability to wage war against Iran.

The senate took this decision after a strike against an Iranian military commander, and Tehran’s retaliation last month, raised fears of a broader regional conflict.

READ:  Iran Demands Britain Immediately Release Its Oil Tanker

The measure, authored by democratic senator Tim Kaine, says henceforth, Trump must win approval from congress before engaging in further military action against Iran.

With the support of eight Republicans, the senate passed the resolution by a 55-45 vote.

READ:  Saudi Bus Crash: 35 Killed, Four Injured Near Medina

Kaine and other supporters said the resolution was not about trump or even the presidency, but an important reassertion of congressional power to declare war.

The senators say an offensive war requires a congressional debate and vote.

READ:  Iranian Foreign Minister Condemns Trump Silence On Saudi Mass Execution

Trump is expected to veto the bill once it reaches the white house, but a two thirds vote in both the house and senate would override a president’s veto.

World News

Italy Reports Highest Daily Death Toll Yet Of 969

Published

on

By

Italy Reports Highest Daily Death Toll Yet Of 969

Italy has on Friday reported the highest daily death toll of any country since the outbreak began.

Even as the number of new cases declined on Friday, the country confirmed that fatalities from the virus shot up to 969, bringing the total coronavirus related deaths to 9,134, among 86,498 cases.

READ:  JP Morgan And Ford Cancel Plans For Saudi Investor Event

In Spain, 769 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours as the European country struggle to agree on a strategy to curb the spread of the virus. The total number of deaths from coronavirus in the country is now 4,858.

READ:  Iranian Foreign Minister Condemns Trump Silence On Saudi Mass Execution

The U.S. overtook China for the most cases worldwide on Thursday, fueled by a large jump in infections in New York as the number of infections in the country is now more than 86,000 according to Johns Hopkins University.

READ:  OPEC's Market Share Sinks-And No Sign Of Wavering On Supply

Continue Reading

World News

Xi, Trump Hold Phone Conversation On Covid-19 Pandemic Control, Bilateral Ties

Published

on

By

Xi, Trump Hold Phone Conversation On Covid-19 Pandemic Control, Bilateral Ties

Chinese president, Xi Jinping says his country stands ready to enhance cooperation with, and offer support to, the United States to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak.

In a telephone conversation with US president Donald Trump, Xi stressed that China has been sharing information with the World Health Organization and countries, including the United States on covid-19, in an open, transparent and responsible manner since the onset of the epidemic.

READ:  One Person Dies By Suicide Every 40 Seconds - WHO

He said China has also been sharing experience on covid-19 prevention, containment and treatment without any reservation.

Xi stressed that now, China-U.S. relations are at a critical juncture.  He said cooperation can lead to mutual benefits for the two countries, while confrontation will do no good to anyone.  He said cooperation is the only correct choice.

READ:  Iranian Foreign Minister Condemns Trump Silence On Saudi Mass Execution

For his part, Trump said he, together with other foreign leaders, appreciates Xi’s vision and initiative at the G20 virtual summit.

The U.S. President said he is glad to see China’s progress in containing the epidemic and is inspired by China’s experience in this regard.  Trump said the United States is willing to enhance cooperation with china in the medical and health field, including the research and development of anti-epidemic drugs.

READ:  Venezuela: Court Bars Guaido From Leaving The Country

Continue Reading

World News

23 Sailors On US Navy Aircraft Carrier Test Positive For Coronavirus

Published

on

By

23 Sailors On US Navy Aircraft Carrier Test Positive For Coronavirus

Two US officials say at least 23 sailors aboard the navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Only three cases were reported earlier this week.  As a result of the dramatic increase in the number of infected sailors, the ship has been docked on the Island of Guam, so health authorities would be able to test all five thousand sailors aboard the carrier.

READ:  Iran: Fighting Between Parties "A Deadly Poison" To Foreign Policy - Zarif

Chief of naval operations, Admiral Mike Gilday said the navy takes this threat very seriously and is working quickly to identify and isolate positive cases, while preventing further spread of the virus aboard the ship.  He said no sailors had been hospitalized or are seriously ill.

READ:  OPEC's Market Share Sinks-And No Sign Of Wavering On Supply

Gilday told reporters on Tuesday authorities don’t know if the sailors became infected with the coronavirus when the ship made a port call in Vietnam in early March.

READ:  Louisville Airport To Be Named After Muhammed Ali

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2018 African News Network. All Rights Reserved.

%d bloggers like this: