2020-07-20: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-07-20). This week in history: July 20-26. wsws.org 25 years ago: "Taiwan Strait Crisis" between US and China On July 21, 1995, the People's Republic of China conducted the first in a series of missile tests in the Taiwan Strait, just 60 kilometers north of the Pengjia Islet, setting into motion what would later be known as the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis. The crisis reflected early fears within American ruling circles over the emergence of mainland China (People's Republic of China, or PRC) as a rival to US domination of the Asia-Pacific.

Peter Koenig (2020-07-20). China's Economy and Globalization: A Look into the Future. dissidentvoice.org After the corona crisis, may the world be facing a monumental paradigm shift of power towards a more balanced civilization, more social justice and equity? The global almost total lockdown, chosen by most governments around the globe in response to mastering the Covid-19 crisis, devastated the world economy, as we know it, and hundreds of …

Finian Cunningham (2020-07-20). China Has Whip Hand, Not UK. thealtworld.com Listening to British ministers bossing China around sounds like they're reliving the 19th century Opium Wars. That's when a globally powerful Britain humbled China for exploitation, including selling narcotics to that nation, as well as stealing the territory of Hong Kong. | Today, Britain is in no position to bully China — the world's second largest economy after the United States, and soon to be the first. Currently, China's economy is about six times China is a major foreign investor in the…

Kenny Coyle (2020-07-20). Hong Kong labor movement a target for U.S. manipulation and division. peoplesworld.org Hong Kong has always been a city of divided loyalties. Complex strands of class and national identities run through its labor movement just as they do elsewhere in Hong Kong society. In turn, these divisions have invariably reflected broader conflicts within the rest of China and between China and the outside world. Today, the two …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-20). US Sleepwalking Toward Confrontation with China? globalresearch.ca Are things today on a path similar to what Professor of Government Graham Allison called events in 1941 that led to war between the US and Japan? | Clearly the risk of confrontation between the US and China is real by …

Stephen Lendman (2020-07-20). US v. China: A Clash of Civilizations Escalates. globalresearch.ca Made-in-the USA irreconcilable differences define bilateral relations, things worsening, not improving. | Bipartisan US hardliners are waging war on China by other means — a futile attempt to undermine its growing prominence on the world stage that could escalate to direct …

Ajit Singh (2020-07-20). With U.S. support, Taiwan planted deception about warning World Health Org of COVID. mronline.org Taiwan's claim that it provided early warning to the WHO about COVID and "human-to human-transmission" has been exploited by the Trump administration to attack the multi-lateral body and turn up the heat on China. There's just one problem: it's totally false.

_____ (2020-07-20). With US Support, Taiwan Planted Deception About Warning WHO Of COVID19. popularresistance.org The Taiwanese government has claimed that it provided early warning to the World Health Organization (WHO) at the end of December about the novel coronavirus and the risk of human-to-human transmission but was ignored due to pressure from China. This claim has been paraded by Taiwanese authorities and the Donald Trump administration in order to slam the WHO as beholden to Chinese interests and advance the cause of Taiwanese separatism, pushing for Taiwan to be granted membership to the WHO independent of China. | However, there is no evidence any such warning was ever issued by Taiwan to the WHO. The confidential…

RT (2020-07-20). Trump endorses wearing a MASK against Covid-19 after weeks of criticism, is immediately blasted for being too late. rt.com After weeks of pundits criticizing the president for not promoting or wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump took to Twitter to endorse the act because "there is nobody more patriotic" than him. | "Many people say it is patriotic to wear a face mask when you can't socially distance," Trump tweeted on Monday along with a black and white photo of him wearing just such a mask. "There is nobody more patriotic than me, your favorite president." | The president also took the opportunity to once again blame the worldwide pandemic on China. | "We are United in our effort to defeat the…

_____ (2020-07-20). The UK and U.S. Are Starting a New Cold War With Russia and China, So What Are These Governments Trying to Hide? strategic-culture.org Patrick COCKBURN | The new Cold War launched by the West against China and Russia is escalating by the day. In a single week, the Kremlin has been unmasked trying to discover the secrets of Britain's pursuit of a vaccine against coronavirus and revelations are promised about covert Russian interference in British politics. Boris Johnson made a U-turn on Huawei, announcing that it is to be kicked out of participation in the 5G network because it poses a threat to British security, though a curiously slow-burning one since they will only be evicted over seven years. | The US may put the widely-used Chinese video ap…

The Canary (2020-07-20). TikTok denies claims that user data could be accessed by China. thecanary.co TikTok has insisted that China's Communist Party does not have access to the personal information of its users. | US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has previously claimed that people should only use the social media app if they are happy for their data to be accessed by the Chinese state. | Asked about such claims, TikTok's head of public policy for Europe, Theo Bertram, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the allegation is "completely false". | "TikTok is not available in China. TikTok data is stored in the US," he said. | "TikTok is a company incorporated in the US. | "There is zero truth to the accusations…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Saudi Arabia records more than 2,400 new COVID-19 cases. yenisafak.com Over 2,400 people were diagnosed Monday with the novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, according to the Health Ministry.Officials said 2,429 more infections were registered in the last 24 hours and that the total number of cases climbed to 253,349.The death toll from the virus reached 2,523, with 37 additional fatalities, while a total of 203,259 patients have recovered so far.COVID-19 has claimed nearly 607,000 lives in 188 countries and regions since it originated in China last December.Over 14.5 million COVID-19 cases have been reported globally, with recoveries exceeding 8.1 million, according to figures compile…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong. yenisafak.com The British government on Monday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of China imposing a controversial and sweeping security law on the semi-autonomous region. | Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament "we have agreed to suspend the extradition treaty immediately and indefinitely," describing the move as "a reasonable and proportionate response to China's failure to live up to those international obligations with respect to Hong Kong." | The move follows Canada and Australia already scrapping their extradition treaties with Hong Kong, with the US set to do the same in the coming day…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). China reiterates opposition to ban on Huawei. yenisafak.com China on Monday reiterated its opposition to ban Huawei after the UK announced it will push the Chinese tech giant out of its 5G network by 2027.Addressing a news conference in the capital Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin said: "We are opposed to any violations of market rules and principles of fair competition to exclude specific companies or using national security to suppress foreign companies and block cooperation," according to Global Times.On Sunday, the British government asked Japan to help build its 5G wireless networks without taking any help from Huawei Technologies.Last week, th…

Alan Macleod (2020-07-20). UK Govt Loaning Troops to Oman to Prop up Dictatorship. mintpressnews.com 91 British operatives, paid for by the Sultan of Oman, wearing Omani uniforms, but still remaining part of the British military, hold key positions, training and leading local forces to help the monarchy stay in power.

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2020-07-20). "How Trump Stole 2020‚Ä≥— An Interview With Greg Palast. counterpunch.org Voter suppression is simply class war by other means." —Greg Palast What do timber interests, nuclear power, and off-shore drilling have in common with voter-suppression in Georgia? Greg Palast lays it out, following the money and naming the names, in his new book, "How Trump Stole 2020: The hunt for America's Vanished Voters," which was

RT (2020-07-20). Viral video shows Rep. Maxine Waters rush to rescue black motorist pulled by police. rt.com LA county police, who pulled a black motorist as part of a burglary investigation, unexpectedly found themselves subject to some high-profile oversight, after California Congresswoman Maxine Waters stopped her car and intervened. | Waters was filmed by a witness next to her SUV, with a police cruiser behind her vehicle. "They stopped a brother, so I stopped to see what they were doing," the 81-year-old lawmaker explained to people filming her. | The deputies told her that she may be issued with a ticket for parking in a wrong spot "but that's OK," Waters said. Her interlocutors agreed, with one cheerfully sayi…

Brett Wilkins (2020-07-20). New SAS War Crimes Revealed as Australia Braces for Report. commondreams.org Australian troops on patrol in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Collins, Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/oz.jpg

Tom Coburg (2020-07-20). These claims about Johnson and his cronies must not be excluded from the ISC's 'Russia report'. thecanary.co The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) report on Russia was

Scott Ritter (2020-07-20). Turkey Will be the Death of NATO: Its Recent Clash with Fellow Member France Off the Coast of Libya Is an Early Symptom. globalresearch.ca When two countries who are supposed to be military allies fall out and almost get themselves into a shooting match, you know there's going to be trouble ahead. The problem for NATO is, this time, it may prove terminal. | For …

Fight Back (2020-07-20). Boyle Heights holds rally for national protest day against police crimes. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Answering the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's call for a national protest against police crimes, Centro CSO held a rally at Los Cinco Puntos in Boyle Heights, July 18. At the action, Centro CSO pushed for Black and brown unity and demanded the end to the killings of Blacks, Chicanos and Latinos by the Los Angeles Police and LA Sheriff's Departments. | The location of Los Cinco Puntos – the site where five important streets meet and a memorial for Chicano veterans who fought in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War – was significant for many reasons. Along…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Iraq's KRG blocks return of Arab families: HRW. yenisafak.com Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused the authorities in northern Iraq's Kurdish region of blocking the return of 1,200 Arab families to their homes in the region.In a statement, the New York-based organization said the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was preventing these families from returning home to five villages more than six years after the area was retaken from the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group."KRG authorities have allowed Kurdish residents in neighboring villages, in the Rabia subdistrict, west of Dohuk, to return," HRW said.Belkis Wille, HRW's senior crisis and conflict researcher, said that "KRG…

_____ (2020-07-20). Why Our Analyses On Powell And Iraq Matter Today. popularresistance.org We are still living with the consequences of the Iraq War brought on, in part, by the testimony of Colin Powell before the UN. Iraq is still an unstable country. Extremist groups such as the Islamic State arose because of Iraq's instability. The invasion of Iraq is now universally seen in the U.S. as the nations' worst foreign policy blunder perhaps in history. To prevent another such crime of aggression, this needs to be repeatedly stated. | As Ray McGovern pointed out in his piece, the politicization of intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion manifested itself again in the Russiagate affair, when DNI J…

_____ (2020-07-20). Why Iraqis Hate The US Troops Who Occupy Their Country. popularresistance.org We invaded their land. We did it on the basis of Bush's lies that Bush had conclusive evidence that Saddam was six months from a nuclear weapon and had been behind the 9/11 attacks. He blatantly misrepresented the evidence that he did have. And instead of Bush, or any of his successors, apologizing for this — the destruction of Iraq (on the basis of lies) — there has been continued military occupation of Iraq, and forcing of its Government to do what our lying Government demands, such as privatizing the oil and paying international oil companies to exploit and market it — their oil. | The reason…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Russia says military drill not against other countries. yenisafak.com Russia's surprise combat readiness check is not directed against other countries, the country's Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said on Monday.It is also not linked to the escalation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, Fomin said at a meeting with the foreign military attaches in Moscow.Last Friday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu announced a surprise combat readiness check in the country's armed forces, involving the troops of the southern and western military districts, separate formations of the central group, Airborne and Marines of the Northern and Pacific fleets.During the drill, the army tra…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Heavy rains damage iconic mosque in Indian capital. yenisafak.com The central dome of a 200-year-old mosque in the Indian capital Delhi came crashing down on Sunday due to heavy rainfall and lightning in the city.The red sandstone Mubarak Begum mosque built by a courtesan in 1823 is among iconic heritage sites in the historic city of Old Delhi.On Sunday, the flooding in the city killed two people leading to the collapse of many houses and trees.At around 6.45 a.m. [0115GMT], the dome collapsed with a huge sound, said the mosque's imam Mohammad Zahid."I was sleeping in my room inside the mosque when I heard thunder. We have since locked the mosque. But we continued offering nam…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Malaysia considers making face masks compulsory in public. yenisafak.com Malaysia is considering making face masks compulsory in public following the emergence of 13 new coronavirus clusters since the government relaxed broad curbs on movement and businesses last month, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Monday.Malaysian health authorities recorded 21 new coronavirus cases on Monday, lifting the total since the outbreak began to 8,800 cases and 123 deaths.Monday's was the second straight daily double-digit rise in infections, after Malaysia managed to broadly hold daily growth to single digits since the lockdown was eased on June 10. The number of positive cases climbed by 15 on…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Air France pilots in draft deal on low-cost domestic flights. yenisafak.com A draft deal is "on the table" but has yet to be signed subject to approval by members, a spokeswoman for Air France's main SNPL pilots' union said, confirming a report by French daily La Tribune. Air France declined to comment.The Franco-Dutch group aims to cut some 7,580 jobs by the end of next year as airlines struggle to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and a resulting slump in global travel.Chief Executive Ben Smith is accelerating cost-cutting measures including the transfer of French domestic services from Air France and its HOP! unit to Transavia. The move requires changes to union agreements that currently…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). I woke up to world with no smell, says COVID-19 patient. yenisafak.com A Turkish doctor, who has recovered from the novel coronavirus, said he woke up to a world with no smell one day, recalling his days of fighting the disease caused by the virus."I woke up one morning and said, 'The world has no smell'. It has been around two months since I recovered from the infection, however, almost all details of the world still have no smell for me," Ugur Duman, a doctor at Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital in northwestern Turkey, told Anadolu Agency.Duman, 44, said there is just small recovery in his sense of smell which is not up to the desired level.He said that the sympt…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Card payments in Turkey soar in Jan-June amid coronavirus. yenisafak.com Payments via debit and credit cards in Turkey surged 10% year-on-year in the first half of this year amid concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus, according to the country's Interbank Card Center (BKM) on Monday."While payment behavior continues to change with the pandemic period, a total of 500 billion Turkish liras [$77 billion] payment was done via cards in January-June," the BKM said in a statement.The number of card payments rose the most in the consumer electronics and markets-food sectors with 43% and 33%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.This was followed by public payments, such as…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Another body recovered from lake in eastern Turkey. yenisafak.com The death toll from a boat disaster in a lake in eastern Turkey has risen to 60 as another body was recovered on Monday.The boat carrying dozens of irregular migrants sank in Lake Van, Turkey's largest lake, on June 27.Rescue efforts at the site continue.Five suspects have been remanded in custody over the incident thus far.Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the number of irregular migrants arriving in Turkey has declined.However, more than 21,000 migrants have reached Van so far this year, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.Of them, 16,000 were denied entry but 4,500 managed to enter illega…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up 0.42% at close. yenisafak.com Turkey's benchmark stock index rose 0.42% to 119,280.87 points at the close on Monday.After starting the week at 118,844.45 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index gained 494.78 points from Friday's close of 118,786.09 points.During the day, the index hovered between 118,582.78 and 119,747.30 points.The total market value of the BIST 100 was 873 billion Turkish liras ($127 billion) by market close, with a daily trading volume of 19.1 billion Turkish liras ($2.8 billion).Exchange Rates Friday Monday | USD/TRY 6.8680 6.8560 | EUR/TRY 7.8490 | 7.8280 | GBP/TRY 8.6510 | 8.6880…

yenisafak (2020-07-20). Turkish, Libyan and Maltese ministers meet in Ankara. yenisafak.com Turkey's defense minister on Monday held a trilateral meeting with Libya's interior minister, and Malta's minister of home affairs and national security in the capital.The high-ups came to Turkey on an official visit after an invitation by Ankara.Before the joint sitting, Hulusi Akar held separate meetings with Libya's Fathi Bashagha and Malta's Byron Camilleri.According to sources, regional cooperation on defense and security, and efforts in contributing to regional stability and peace were discussed during the trilateral session.Libya has been torn by a civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi i…

_____ (2020-07-19). The Human Cost Of Nuclear Tests. popularresistance.org July 16 – Seventy-five years ago today, the United States conducted the Trinity test, the world's first nuclear detonation. In the ensuing years, the U.S. ultimately conducted more than 1,000 nuclear tests, half of all known tests conducted by the world's nine nuclear nations since 1945. Now, on the 75th anniversary of the nuclear age, the United States is contemplating the resumption of live testing for the first time in nearly three decades. | A nuclear test, the Washington Post reported in May, could be used as leverage in negotiations with China and Russia. The news provoked widespread criticism, not only fro…

yenisafak (2020-07-19). UK's Raab says clear Uighurs in China suffered human rights abuses. yenisafak.com British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday it was clear the Uighur minority in China had suffered abuses of their human rights."It is clear that there are gross, egregious human rights abuses going on, which is why in Geneva at the UN we raised this with 27 partners … to call out the government of China for its human rights abuses of the Uighurs, also of Hong Kong," Raab told the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show.Beijing's ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming told the same programme that most Uighurs were living happily and that ethnic minorities in China were treated as equals.

Tony Cartalucci (2020-07-19). US Targets Thailand with Attempted "Color Revolution" globalresearch.ca US seeks to disrupt growing Thai-Chinese relations. US-funded protesters seek to remove elected government and rewrite constitution, or at the very least, cause Hong Kong-style chaos. | *** | The Western media is claiming "pro-democracy" protests are taking place in Thailand. | English-language …

RT (2020-07-19). 'Attempt to spoil a peace deal': Taliban spokesman says 'Russian bounties' story is fake news. rt.com A Taliban official has dismissed as fake and a byproduct of US political infighting the sensational New York Times report claiming Russia had paid it to kill US troops in Afghanistan, in a segment on RT's show Going Underground. | The story — based on anonymous sources — was broken by the Times last month, and triggered a fresh wave of anti-Trump indignation in the media and on the left. President Donald Trump himself called the story a "phony hit job," while his own Defense Department and Joint Chiefs of Staff said they were unable to corroborate it. | "This Russian bounties, it is not true," Taliba…

RT (2020-07-19). Pedophile-chasing cop jumps from 13th FLOOR WINDOW to nab suspect in Kazakhstan. rt.com A daredevil police officer jumped out of a 13th floor window as he chased a suspected sexual assailant of a teenage girl. Not only did the policeman not die, but he even managed to catch the suspect. | Police Major Bakytzhan Bakirov was taking part in an operation to apprehend a man, who had earlier broken into an apartment in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, stealing a large sum of money and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. | Read more | | Baki…

RT (2020-07-19). When cancel culture finds its limits: Woke brigade's push to destroy Goya for praising Trump falters as grocers reject boycott. rt.com An effort by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other leftists to punish Goya Foods because the ethnic foodmaker's chief executive complimented President Trump has lost a key constituency right in the New York congresswoman's backyard. | The United Bodegas of America, a trade group for small food and variety stores that cater to Hispanic consumers, has decided to defy a boycott of Goya Foods products. Members of the group gathered in New York on Saturday to show their support for Goya, saying the firm is "the most socially responsible company in the world." | The association praised Goya, the largest Hispanic-owned…

RT (2020-07-19). US Navy's Tomahawk-armed warship sails to Black Sea for NATO drills off shores of Bulgaria. rt.com The USS Porter, an 8,900-ton Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, is on her way back to the Black Sea, the US Navy's 6th Fleet The annual naval drill, which kicks off several hundred miles away from Russia…

RT (2020-07-19). Britain's charges of hacking & meddling 'make no sense' but Russia is ready to turn the page & work with UK — ambassador. rt.com Russia has a deal to produce the British vaccine against Covid-19 and is eager to work with any party in power in the country, Andrey Kelin, Russian Ambassador to the UK, told the BBC, rebuffing fresh accusations by London. | "I don't believe in this story at all. There's no sense in it," Kelin said, in an

South Front (2020-07-19). Video: Armenia -Azerbaijan Clashes, Shifting Balance of Power in South Caucasus. globalresearch.ca The Armenian-Azerbaijani tensions have once again turned South Caucasus into a hot point increasing chances of a new regional war. | The key difference with previous military incidents between the two countries is that the point of confrontation shifted from the …

teleSUR (2020-07-19). COVID-19 Cases Top 14 Million Worldwide. telesurenglish.net For a second day in a row, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with 259,848 new infections in the last 24 hours. | RELATED: | The WHO confirmed Sunday a total of 14,007,791 COVID-19 cases, and 597,105 deaths worldwide. The biggest increase in cases came from countries like the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa. | The United States reported the larg…

teleSUR (2020-07-19). Russia: Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Distributed Next Month. telesurenglish.net Russia's Direct Investment Fund assured that the second group of 20 volunteers who were part of the clinical trials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine feel "fine" and the drug could be rolled out to the public as soon as September. | RELATED: | Moscow's Sechenov University Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology director Vadim Tarasov confirmed that all the volunteers are save and are expected to be discharged…

Mehr News Agency (2020-07-19). Saudi coalition launches attack on Yemeni Al Hudaydah provin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 20 (MNA) — Saudi-led coalition has reportedly launched a large-scale missile and artillery attack on Al Hudaydah province in Yemen.

Zach Conti (2020-07-19). G20 Finance Ministers Kick COVID Crisis Decisions to Fall. indybay.org Washington DC – Chaired by Saudi Arabia, G20 Finance Ministers met virtually and focused on the global health and economic impacts of the coronavirus. A communiqué issued by the Ministers suggested most decisions on the crisis will be made later in the year.

yenisafak (2020-07-19). Iraqis protest power outage in Karbala. yenisafak.com Hundreds of protesters shut down a power plant in Iraq's southern Karbala province on Sunday over repeated power outages.Angry protesters barred employees from entering the plant in the al-Jammaliya area in the province until their demands are met."Hours of electricity cuts have increased at a time when temperatures are very high," Yasir al-Hakim, a protester, told Anadolu Agency.Iraqis suffer shortage in power supplies, especially in camps where thousands of displaced Iraqis live.Iraq generates around 13,500 megawatts and plans to increase its capacity with an additional 3,500 megawatts this year, according to t…

yenisafak (2020-07-19). Kuwait says emir, 91, had successful surgery. yenisafak.com Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 91, underwent successful surgery on Sunday, according to the official KUNA news agency.KUNA cited a statement by the country's royal court calling the surgery a "success," but gave no further details.The royal court said Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah "temporarily assumed some of the emir's constitutional duties for the duration of the operation and till the [emir's] health event was over".Last October, Sheikh Sabah, who ruled Kuwait since 2006, conducted "medical checkups" in the US.*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara…

yenisafak (2020-07-19). Pakistan's COVID-19 daily tally continues to drop. yenisafak.com Pakistan's daily coronavirus tally continued to fall, as the country recorded only 1,579 new cases over the past 24 hours, the lowest single-day sum since May, Health Ministry data said Sunday.With the new cases, the total number of infections reached 263,496, with 1,763 of them in critical condition, the data showed.Another 46 patients lost their battle against the disease across the country in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 5,568. Nearly 70% of patients, or 204,276, have recovered so far.Health experts, however, cautioned that a sharp fall in the number of COVID-19 cases could be the result of fe…

yenisafak (2020-07-19). Turkish steel exporters hail US ruling against Trump. yenisafak.com A US court ruling striking down US President Donald Trump's high tariffs on steel imports from Turkey is being welcomed by Turkish exporters and experts alike.In 2018 and 2019 the Trump administration raised tariffs up to 50% on steel imports from Turkey, causing major losses for Turkish steel exporters.The US Court of International Trade last week ruled that the move was unlawful.Turkish exporters hailed the ruling, adding that they would file a claim for compensation.Ismail Gulle, head of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM), said the court's decision was belated but right.Trump's decision to double tariffs la…