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Maybe the coronavirus emanated from a China research lab after all, say US and UK intelligence

“[U.S.] officials are seriously pursuing the possibility that a natural sample of the virus escaped a laboratory.”

The question was dismissed as a conspiracy theory in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. But now, some intelligence experts admit they are seriously looking into the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic might have been touched off by ...

Trump speaks to Vladimir Putin of Russia for second time in 2 days

Huh, that's... weird? No?

The White House announced today that impeached U.S. President Donald Trump spoke today to Vladimir Putin of Russia.

This was their second call in as many days.

Putin and Trump “discussed the latest efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and maintain stability in global energy markets. The two leaders also covered critical bilateral ...

UK’s Boris Johnson ‘improving,’ has COVID-19, remains in intensive care

Boris Johnson’s condition is improving after two nights on oxygen support in intensive care, and the British Prime Minister can now sit up in bed and talk with hospital staff, said the UK's finance minister Rishi Sunak Wednesday.

The 55-year-old British leader has not been put on a mechanical ventilator.

From Reuters:

“The latest from ...

Boris Johnson stays in Intensive Care for night 2, UK PM hospitalized for coronavirus

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, will be staying in a London hospital's intensive care unit for the second night in a row, officials tell various news reporters late Tuesday U.S. time.

Johnson is receiving oxygen support but is in 'stable' medical condition, in good spirits, and is not on a ventilator, Foreign ...

Boris Johnson Coronavirus UPDATE: UK PM ‘remains in intensive care for close monitoring’

No change in hospitalized UK PM Boris Johnson's condition, say government officials.

An update on the coronavirus patient Boris Johnson from No. 10:

“The Prime Minister’s condition is stable and he remains in intensive care for close monitoring. He is in good spirits.”

No further update from Downing Street expected today.

No10 update: No ...

‘Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S,’ tweets Trump

Another day, another round of Trump anxiety-tweets.

“Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S.,” the impeached president and noted serial liar tweeted today.

Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, ...

Tokyo records highest number of new coronavirus cases in a single day

Pressure for lockdown in Japan is building, as Tokyo recorded the most coronavirus cases in a single day.

Japan’s capital recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, its highest total in a single day yet. Japan's prime minister is under increasing pressure to order a lockdown.

NEW: Pressure builds for a ...

In coronavirus shutdown, Britain will pay self-employed people 80% of average monthly profit

Wouldn't it be amazing if the United States did this?

Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak said Thursday all self-employed citizens will receive a taxable grant of 80% of their average monthly profits as part of the government’s coronavirus response plan.

From Reuters:

“The government will pay self-employed people who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus ...