S'poreans can partner Govt to take action and re-imagine country's future: Maliki Osman, Indranee Rajah

SINGAPORE- By working together in partnership, the Government and Singaporeans can achieve much more to build the nation and emerge stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic, said Dr Maliki Osman. Dr Maliki, who is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Education and Foreign Affairs, was speaking at a Singapore Together Emerging Stronger virtual conversation on Saturday (Aug […]

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Coronavirus: Restrictions in parts of England to remain in place

Coronavirus restrictions in parts of England are to remain in place, the government has announced. Current rules on gatherings in parts of the North West, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester will remain in force, the Department of Health and Social Care said. It means people in the areas affected cannot meet others in their homes or gardens, unless they […]

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Mnuchin told Pelosi he could support some COVID-19 aid, but not election funds: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he was willing to move forward with COVID-19 aid in some areas, but not on election funding, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday. “Speaker Pelosi has been fundamentally unserious in these negotiations in engaging in blatant partisanship,” McEnany told reporters. “One […]

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Democrat Harris rebukes Trump in historic campaign-trail debut with Biden

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Kamala Harris made her campaign-trail debut as Joe Biden’s Democratic running mate on Wednesday, delivering a strong rebuke of President Donald Trump’s leadership and highlighting the historic significance of her new role. Harris said Biden, the former vice president under President Barack Obama, had recognized the critical moment being faced by the country by picking her […]

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Democrats, Steven Mnuchin at odds after “overture” for coronavirus aid talks – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The White House’s top negotiator tried to revive stalled talks Wednesday over coronavirus aid, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer dismissed the “overture,” saying the Trump administration is still refusing to meet them halfway. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reached out to the Democratic leaders as it becomes increasingly unlikely there will not be […]

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Kanye West met with Kushner as rapper eyes 2020 election spot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Entertainer and Trump supporter Kanye West recently met with White House adviser and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, a source familiar with the meeting said on Wednesday as the entertainer pursues his efforts to appear on the presidential ballot this November. The New York Times, which first reported the meeting, said it took place in Colorado last […]

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