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Op-Ed: Two Iranian tankers abort delivery after US threats

For several days now there have been gasoline deliveries to Venezuela as several of the five tankers sailing from Iran have arrived in Venezuela after being escorted by the Venezuelan military and have offloaded their cargos of fuel.

What could losing US 'special status' mean for Hong Kong?

Fpo - Washington's declaration this week that Hong Kong is no longer sufficiently autonomous from China was a historic moment with potentially far-reaching consequences for the finance hub -- though much depends on President Donald Trump.

Growing US-China rivalry seen fueling UN paralysis amid virus crisis

New York - For nearly a decade, the UN Security Council has been frequently paralyzed by Russia's obstinacy over the Syrian crisis. Today, however, it is the US-China rivalry that has infected a growing array of issues, according to officials and diplomats.

Walls close in on Thailand's poorest as virus shrivels economy

Bangkok - Shuffling around their tiny slum home which is too small to stand up in, Thanapat Noidee and his wife Papassorn share donated noodles with their sons and worry about bills, as the coronavirus pushes Thailand's poor deeper into penury.

South Africa leader faces thorny test over virus lockdown

Johanesburg - Admired by some but berated by others for imposing a tight lockdown, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a fresh leadership test over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Brazil virus death toll hits 28,834, surpassing hard-hit France

Bras - Brazil on Saturday reached 28,834 coronavirus fatalities, authorities said, surpassing hard-hit France and becoming the country with the world's fourth-highest death toll.

Thaao Penghlis talks 2020 Daytime Emmy nod, 'Days of Our Lives' Special

Veteran actor Thaao Penghlis chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his 2020 Daytime Emmy nomination for "Days of Our Lives."

Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries -- including Russia -- to join the meeting."I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world.

Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries -- including Russia -- to join the meeting."I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world.

Russian small businesses reopen to uncertain future

Moscow - When Moscow authorities closed non-essential businesses to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Boris Kupriyanov began to personally deliver books to his customers.This, he said, has helped him and his indie bookstore survive over the past two months.

Spectre of oil giant Rosneft looms over Russian independent media

Moscow - Russian oil giant Rosneft, run by a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, is wielding growing influence over Russia's remaining independent media outlets, already squeezed by tightening press freedoms and pressure from the Kremlin.

Janet Hubert talks 2020 Daytime Emmy nomination for 'King Ester' Special

Beloved actress Janet Hubert ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" fame) chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her 2020 Daytime Emmy nomination for playing Mignon in the hit digital drama series "King Ester."

World's largest all-electric aircraft makes first flight

Redmond - Thursday in Washington State, aviation history was made when the world's largest all-electric plane took its maiden flight. The all-electric eCaravan is a retrofitted Cessna and can carry nine people.

Engineers at NASA-JPL persevered to develop a COVID-19 ventilator

NASA- JPL engineers designed a special ventilator -- called VITAL - in little over a month and received an 'Emergency Use Authorization' from the Food and Drug Administration on April 30. The new ventilator is tailored for coronavirus patients.

NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel.

Pope calls for end to 'pandemic of poverty' after virus

Vatican City - "Everything will be different" after the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Saturday, calling for a fairer society and action to "end the pandemic of poverty in the world".

UK govt advisors sound warning on easing virus lockdown

London - Senior advisors to Boris Johnson's government on Saturday warned it was too early to lift the lockdown, just two days before the UK further relaxes coronavirus restrictions.

SpaceX launch moving ahead, weather uncertain

SpaceX's historic first crewed mission to the International Space Station was set to proceed as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions.

Inquiry clears Malta's PM over migrant deaths

Rome - An investigation has cleared Malta's Prime Minister Robert Abela of any blame over the death of migrants at sea, his government announced Saturday.

Coronavirus hopes and fears centre on 'immunity'

Paris - Could exposure to the coronaviruses that cause the common cold help protect against COVID-19? Is herd immunity closer than previously thought?
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