Good wishes are pouring in from world leaders for the American president after he contracted COVID-19 -- from allies and rivals alike.
First among the latter camp: Donald Trump's competitor in the coming election, Joe Biden.
Who wished Trump and his wife Melania, who also tested positive, a swift recovery.
From India... to Pakistan... and Taiwan, they took to Twitter to wish Trump and Melania well.
Trump joins a number of world leaders and top politicians who've tested positive.
Britain's Boris Johnson, was the first and fought for his life back in April.
Some though expressed a little less sympathy.
NATO ally France couldn't resist a dig at Trump's past minimising of the virus threat.
A government spokesman saying: "This demonstrates that the virus spares no one, including those who have shown skepticism." And some Chinese state media couldn't hide their satisfaction that the Trumps had the disease.
They've, quote, "paid the price for his gamble to play down COVID-19," tweeted the editor in chief of China's Global Times.
On the streets, too, Trump's critics felt free to be a little less...diplomatic.
It's different when it touches you personally, says this Italian, whose country was first in Europe to be laid low by the virus.
Closer to home, protesters in Portland, Oregon weren't hiding their jubilation: "...it's like karma.
He didn't want people to start wearing masks until 200 thousand people died.."
FLOTUS Melania Trump unveiled the White House Christmas decor on the theme, 'America the Beautiful', which she said is a ‘tribute to the majesty of our great nation’. This is also the last Christmas of the Trump family in the White House. All of the halls, from the East Room to the Red Room, were decked by over 125 volunteers. ‘During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share ‘America the Beautiful’ and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home,’ Melania Trump tweeted. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Politico reports that President Donald Trump is considering pardoning as many as 20 close associates before he leaves office in January. Who would he pardon? According to Business insider they include his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, as well as his three eldest children, as The New York Times previously reported. However, the president is said to be concerned about whether the preemptive pardons could look like a public admission of guilt.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 03, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava spoke on whether the invitation has been sent to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for R-Day celebration or not. Anurag said, "The announcement regarding the chief guest for our Republic Day celebration will be made closer to the event. So as and when there is something to share, we will be happy to do so."
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday it would be some months before all the most vulnerable people received COVID-19 vaccines, with England's health service boss saying the bulk would be given between January and April.
Boris Johnson urged caution despite the UK becoming the first country toapprove a coronavirus vaccine. The Prime Minister said logistical challengesmeant it would take a long time to immunise the majority of the population andcalled on people to continue following Government guidelines.
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Conservative MP Conor Burns says he hopes that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit the set of Coronation Street to mark 60 years of the ITV show. Labour's Tracy Brabin, who played Tricia Armstrong on the show between 1994 and 1997, said Corrie is as much a part of British culture as "a nice cuppa, a fish and chip supper or sitting down to the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day". Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on December 02 hailed the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency for formally authorising the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and said that government has accepted the recommendations to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for distribution across the UK from next week.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised concerns after the all-party meeting. The Congress leader said there was no roadmap discussed for vaccinating common people. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said the all-party meeting to discuss Covid-19 was a “show-off”. RJD leader said his party was not invited to the meeting. PM Modi held an all-party meeting on Friday to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country. PM Modi said the vaccine is likely to be available in a few weeks. PM Modi added that eight vaccines are in different trial stages in India. Watch the full video for more details.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke about the current state of the Indian economy, private investment, GST row, farmers’ protest and more during the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. The finance minister said that every sector is showing signs of recovery and added that core industries are announcing expansion plans which can’t happen without additional investment. On the issue of financial allocations for vaccine distribution in the budget, Sitharaman said that there is too much uncertainty currently over the vaccine and a decision can only be taken when we know more about the dosage patterns and the cost per dose. Sitharaman also spoke about the ongoing farmer agitations. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Speaking to Euronews, German Marshall Fund Vice President Ian Lesser, said NATO's original mission hasn't changed. "That's about countering Russia's very significant force posture and that's very meaningful for the alliance - that hasn't gone away.
A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday, in a high-level trip that could vex China. Eve Johnson reports.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh slammed Pakistan without naming it. He said that Nations who can't defend its sovereignty, their condition is like India's neighbouring country. "Countries who fail to protect their sovereignty become like our neighbouring nation-who can't build their roads on their own, nor walk on them, not even have trade on their own or stop someone from trading," he said. He was addressing the gathering at the Armed Forces Flag Day CSR Webinar organised by KendriyaSainik Board.
People who came from Pakistan as refugees celebrated after casting votes in the third phase of District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir on December 04. They danced to celebrate the occasion with great pomp and show. Pakistan refugees have voted for the first time in over 70 years in local body polls. President of West Pakistan Refugee Action Committee, Labha Ram Gandhi said, "This is first time in 72 years that we're voting in local body polls. We're happy to participate in democratic process." According to J-K Election Commission, 37.17 percent voter turnout was recorded till 11 AM. The last phase of voting for DDC is on December 19 and counting of votes will take place on December 22.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 03, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava spoke on Azad Pattan Hydropower Project in PoK. Anurag said, "We have seen media reports about the conclusion of agreements related to Azad Pattan Hydropower Project in PoK." "We have consistently conveyed our strong protest to Pakistan on its attempts to bring material changes in Indian territories under its illegal and forcible occupation," he added.
Top U.S. infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has apologized for casting doubt on the rigor of the British regulators who approved the Pfizer Inc vaccine against COVID-19, saying he had faith in the quality of their work. Emer McCarthy reports.
For President Donald Trump, a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 couldn't have come at a worse time.
Aside from the very serious risk to his health, focusing the nation's attention on the pandemic is the..