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World News Hits on Thursday

Thu 30 Jul 2020 | 11:14 AM
Ahmad El-Assasy

SEENews reviews the most dominating headlines of the daily world news on Thursday.

UK worried about second wave in Europe, more quarantine measures possible

The British authorities are worried about a second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe and will not hesitate to bring back more quarantine measures, possibly within the next few days, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday. (Reuters)

Portland protests: Federal forces ready for phased pullout

The Trump administration is planning to withdraw some federal security forces from Portland, Oregon, after weeks of clashes with protesters. US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said the pullout was conditional on local police protecting federal buildings, the focal point of unrest. (BBC News)

Trump and his allies respond with pseudo-science as US death toll hits 150,000

On the day the US surpassed another tragic milestone -- 150,000 coronavirus deaths -- it became ever clearer that pseudo-science, ideological posturing and mocking the idea of a national strategy are no way to fight a deadly pandemic. (CNN News)

Top tech CEOs Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple told they 'have too much power'

The CEOs of some of the world's biggest tech companies, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon faced off with the US Congress on Wednesday and were told they have 'too much power', spread fake news and are a danger to the American economy. (Euronews)

Bye Bye Benjamin! Russia & China speed up de-dollarization process: most trade no longer conducted in greenbacks

After years of talking about abandoning the US dollar, Russia and China are doing it for real. In the first quarter of 2020, the share of the dollar in trade between the countries fell below 50 percent for the first time. (Russia Today)

Coronavirus relief talks hit impasse on Capitol Hill

A meeting between top White House officials and Democratic leaders ended with no agreement on extending emergency unemployment benefits that expire Friday or on reviving a moratorium on evictions that lapsed last week. (The Washington Post)

Mysterious coronavirus surge catches vietnam by surprise

After months without a single virus death or even a confirmed case of local transmission, a new outbreak has struck Vietnam. And it’s spreading. (The New York Times)