US President Donald Trump has faced renewed criticism of his handling of the coronavirus epidemic as the country’s death toll passed 200,000.
Malta has become the 45th country to ratify the UN’s nuclear weapons ban treaty; 50 signatories are required for the treaty to take effect.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his counterparts in ASEAN that the US would work to ensure a post-COVID-19 economic recovery in the region.
Recordings made in February and recently leaked to the media show US President Trump deliberately hid his knowledge of how deadly and contagious the coronavirus is.
Along with Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and others, Myanmar is eyed by China to host infrastructure needed to expand its global military reach, a Pentagon report says.
The US has blacklisted a number of Chinese firms and barred entry to some executives over their support for Beijing’s ‘unlawful’ claims in the South China Sea.
Chinese-owned TikTok has sued the Trump administration, seeking to overturn a presidential order banning dealings with the app in the United States.
President Trump vowed to rebuild the US economy as he was renominated as the Republican presidential candidate at the party’s convention.
Health experts are warning that people may let their guard down against COVID-19 amid a heat wave in the Northern Hemisphere.
Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, the first woman of color to be nominated for VP in the US, said Joe Biden would build a more inclusive country if elected president.
Ex-Vice President Joe Biden secured the Democratic Party’s nomination for president with a vow to restore the United States’ relationships with international partners.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country’s general election would be postponed from next month until October after a new COVID-19 cluster was found.
The Union Election Commission will soon announce which of the 7,000 potential candidates are qualified to run in the November election.
Former WHO chief Gro Harlem Brundtland has accused the US of being ‘counterproductive’ during the COVID-19 pandemic and leading an ‘assault’ on multilateralism.
US Health Secretary Alex Azar, the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan since 1979, criticized China’s ‘bullying’ of the island during his trip to Taipei.