Category: General

Sao Yawd Serk sees CSSU as vehicle for Shan unity

CSSU is formed in 2013 with aims to protect the rights of the Shan people, to pursue Shan self-determination, and to draft a framework for political dialogue.   The CSSU’s members are the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), the Shan State Joint Action Committee, Shan […]

Australia Sees Deadliest Day of Pandemic So Far

SYDNEY – Australia’s COVID-19 crisis is intensifying, with a record 723 new infections reported in the state of Victoria in the past day.  Thirteen people have died.  Some internal borders in eastern Australia will again close in a bid to stop the spread of the virus. Wednesday was Australia’s deadliest day of the pandemic so […]

US Economy Hit By Deepest Quarterly Plunge in 70 Years

WASHINGTON – The U.S. said Thursday its economy, ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, plummeted 9.5% between April and June, the biggest quarterly plunge in records dating back seven decades. The second quarter economic decline translated to an annualized drop of 32.9%. The three-month drop reported by the Commerce Department, combined with a 4.8% dip from […]

COVID-19 May Hit Young People Hard, WHO Warns

The resurgence of the coronavirus in many countries is “driven in part by younger people letting down their guard during the Northern Hemisphere summer,” World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday. Young adults, many without masks, are ignoring social distancing recommendations to pack bars, nightclubs, and beaches that have been reopened since authorities […]

Public Acceptance Key to COVID-19 Vaccine Success, Fauci Says

The top U.S. infectious disease expert is warning that while significant progress is being made on potential COVID-19 vaccines around the world, the public must be convinced they are safe, effective and necessary. In an exclusive interview with the Associated Press late Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said that development […]

US Leads World with 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths

The total number of COVID-19 cases around the world has now topped 17 million, with nearly 670,000 deaths — and the United States is leading the world in both categories. With more than 4.4 million total confirmed cases, the U.S. reached another milestone in the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday when it passed 150,000 deaths, according to data […]