FGN48 VIRUS-US-2NDLD PLASMA US allows emergency use of blood plasma treatment for coronavirus patients; WHO cautious Washington: The US health watchdog has given emergency authorisation for the use of blood plasma to treat coronavirus patients in the country, saying the benefits of the treatment outweighed any potential risks.
FGN21 US-RNC-TRUMP-LD FOCUS Trump will focus on American people during Republican convention: WH Chief of Staff Washington: President Donald Trump will focus on the American people during the four-day Republican National Convention where he would be formally nominated as the party's presidential candidate, according to the White House Chief of Staff.
FGN19 US-RNC-LD HALEY Indian-American Nikki Haley among star speakers at Republican convention Washington: Nikki Haley, popular Indian-American Republican politician and former US envoy to the UN, will be among the star speakers on the first day of the Republican National Convention which begins on Monday, according to a list released by the Trump campaign. FGN38 CHINA-PAK-LD WARSHIP China launches advanced warship for Pakistan Navy Beijing/Islamabad: China has launched first of the four advanced naval warships it is building for Pakistan, amid deepening economic and defence ties between the two all-weather allies.
FGN46 SINGAPORE-PREZ-JOBS Singapore will address issue of foreigners competing for jobs with locals: President Halimah Singapore: Foreigners working in Singapore on work passes and competing with Singaporeans for jobs could become a 'divisive issue' and will be addressed, President Halimah Yacob said in Parliament on Monday, even as she appealed to the people to keep their hearts open to those who come from abroad.
FGN43 PAK-AFGHAN-LD TALIBAN High-level Taliban delegation in Pak for Afghan peace process Islamabad: A high-level delegation from the Taliban’s political office in Doha arrived in Pakistan on Monday to discuss the way forward in the Afghan peace process with the Pakistani leadership.
FGN17 VIRUS-UK-PM-LD SCHOOLS Vitally important to get children back to school: UK PM appeals to parents London: It is vitally important to get children back into schools after the lengthy COVID-19 lockdown as being kept away from classrooms for a longer period would be far more damaging than the deadly virus, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a direct appeal to parents on Monday. FGN23 LANKA-UNP-LEADERSHIP Sri Lanka's former Speaker Jayasuriya offers to lead Opposition UNP after poll rout Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Monday offered to lead the Opposition United National Party (UNP) after it suffered a humiliating defeat in the recent parliamentary elections. PTI PMS PMS