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Madeline Swegle makes history as U.S. Navy’s first African-American fighter pilot

American Navy has graduated its first African-American female strike fighter pilot. She is Madeline Swegle, a Virginia native from Burke. She will receive her Wings of Gold on July 31, according to Naval Air Training Command. Swegle first graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2017, according to Stars and Stripes. She completed her tactical […]

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Libya, UN discuss political solution to Libyan crisis

The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, on Friday met with the Speaker of Libya’s eastern-based House of Representatives (parliament), Aguila Saleh, in Geneva and discussed the need to intensify efforts to find an inclusive political solution to the Libyan crisis. According to a statement issued by the UN Support […]

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Russia begins last testing stage of COVID-19 vaccine

Russian Defence Ministry, on Friday, stated that the country has begun the final clinical stage of testing a possible COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, which is being developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology alongside the Defence Ministry, kicked off on 18 June. Participants of the experiments showed an immune response to […]

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Chinese Embassy warns public as ‘unknown pneumonia’ deadlier than coronavirus breaks out in Kazakhstan

Chinese officials have raised an alarm as an ‘unknown pneumonia’ that is deadlier than coronavirus breaks out in Kazakhstan. A statement released by the embassy stated that the death rate of the new disease is much higher than the dreaded coronavirus disease. ”Unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan has caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months […]

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EU in deals with Roche, Merck for supply of potential COVID-19 vaccine

      As the race for the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus disease heats up, the European Commission has made deals with two drugmakers, Roche (ROG.S) and Merck KGaA (MRCG.DE), to secure supplies of experimental treatments for COVID-19. Reports from Reuters suggest that the deals cover Roche’s arthritis medicine, RoActemra, and Merck’s […]

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Australia calls off extradition agreement with Hong Kong

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that the country is suspending its extradition agreement with Hong Kong amid “concerns” about China’s imposition of the new national security law on the city. “The national security law constitutes a fundamental change of circumstances in respect to our extradition agreement with Hong Kong,’’ Morrison told reporters in […]

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Trump reacts to Kanye West’s presidential bid

U.S President Donald Trump has reacted to the presidential bid of American rapper cum entrepreneur, Kanye West. Trump told reporters during his interview with RealClearPolitics at the White House, that West’s presidential bid is  “very interesting”. When quizzed on West’s claim to run against him in the 2020 presidential election, Trump told reporters “He may”. […]

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America announces modified guidelines for foreign students returning to its schools

The U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), on Monday announced a much-needed update regarding the guidelines for foreign students hoping to return to campuses for the autumn semester. A statement published on ICE’s website clearly spelled out the guidelines. Unfortunately, for some of the foreign students, these guidelines might as well come across as confusing […]