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Coronavirus Supplies Delivered to NYC Under Heavy Security

TEHRAN (defapress) - A much-needed delivery of personal protective equipment has arrived from Foxborough to New York City under a very heavy security amid fears of people attacking the supplies.
Eleven Dead, Four Wounded in Colombian Coal Mine Blast

Eleven Dead, Four Wounded in Colombian Coal Mine Blast

TEHRAN (defapress) - Eleven people were killed and four injured in an accidental explosion at a Colombian coal mine in Cucunuba, near Bogota, on Saturday, according to the local fire department.
UN Official Warns of

UN Official Warns of "Dire" Financial Crisis Due to Coronavirus

TEHRAN (defapress) - The UN is facing a "dire" liquidity crisis as it deals with added expenses related to the need to "respond to the global health crisis" of coronavirus, according to an email from Movses Abelian,the UN undersecretary general for General Assembly and conference management.
Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Amplifying’ Poverty in UK

Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Amplifying’ Poverty in UK

TEHRAN (defapress) - The coronavirus pandemic is increasing poverty in Britain, where levels are already high after a decade of austerity triggered by the global financial crisis, according to experts.
US Sets New Global Record with 1,480 Virus Deaths in 24 Hours

US Sets New Global Record with 1,480 Virus Deaths in 24 Hours

TEHRAN (defapress) – The United States on Friday advised all Americans to wear masks in public to protect against the new coronavirus, fearing the illness that has infected more than one million people worldwide may be spreading by normal breathing.
G77, China Demand End to Sanctions against Iran amid Virus Pandemic

G77, China Demand End to Sanctions against Iran amid Virus Pandemic

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Group of 77 and China called for an end to unilateral sanctions against countries like Iran and Venezuela during the coronavirus crisis, warning they could hinder efforts to tackle the pandemic.
Trump Fires Intelligence Official Who Had Key Impeachment Role

Trump Fires Intelligence Official Who Had Key Impeachment Role

TEHRAN (defapress) – US President Donald Trump announced Friday he was firing a senior intelligence official who had a central role in the complaint last August that sparked the impeachment trial of Trump.
UN to Decide in A Month on Holding World Leaders' Meeting

UN to Decide in A Month on Holding World Leaders' Meeting

TEHRAN (defapress) – The president of the UN General Assembly said the 193-member world body will take a decision in the coming month on whether to delay the annual gathering of world leaders in New York in late September because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Caracas Raps EU for Endorsing US Plan on Setting Transitional Venezuelan Government

TEHRAN (defapress) – Venezuela is condemning the European Union's endorsement of the US' proposal to establish a transitional government in the Latin American country as silence in the face of Washington's "aggression against Venezuelan sovereignty," Venezuelan Foreign Minister Gorge Arreaza said.
Venezuela rejects US offer to ease sanctions in exchange for transitional government

Venezuela rejects US offer to ease sanctions in exchange for transitional government

TEHRAN (defapress) – Venezuela’s foreign minister rejected a proposal announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday that envisages the removal of sanctions on the country if the elected government in Caracas steps down.