Trump honours fallen soldiers on Memorial Day twin events May 26, 2020 0 1090 12345 DPAWashingtonUS President Donald Trump took part in a solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington to commemorate Memorial Day, a federal holiday to mark the members of the armed forces who have died while carrying out their duties.Trump participated in a wreath-laying protocol at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which followed a military gun salute. The president saluted as the national anthem and, later, the bugle call Taps were played.Vice President Mike Pence, various members of the cabinet and officers from the higher echelons of the military took part as well, largely observing social-distancing procedures because of the novel coronavirus. Attendance was limited for the general public.Trump was accompanied by the first lady, his wife Melania Trump.The president also took part in a second event at Fort McHenry in Maryland later in the day, where he gave a speech that honoured the fallen, while also acknowledging the death toll from the new coronavirus. RELATED ARTICLES (Stand-alone) May 26, 2020 0 2117 Unease in Greece as restaurants, cafes reopen May 26, 2020 0 669 France promises ‘significant’ pay hikes for health workers May 26, 2020 0 667 US bans travel from new pandemic hotspot Brazil AFP Washington The United States suspended travel from Brazil over an explosion of coronavirus infections in the South American nation, but across the Atlantic, many parts of Europe were set to further ease lockdowns on .. Czechs, Slovaks open border for short visits PRAGUE: The Czech Republic and Slovakia will open their border this week for those travelling to the other country for up to 48 hours, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Monday. “This will be possible without tests .. Spain revises virus death toll down by nearly 2,000 MADRID: Spain’s government on Monday revised downward the country’s death toll from the coronavirus by nearly 2,000, bringing the total number of deaths recorded to 26,834. A new system of gathering data had allowed .. UK PM’s top aide Cummings defies calls to step down AFP London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide Dominic Cummings defied calls to resign on Monday over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and undermined the government’s response to the health .. WHO-led Covid-19 project halts tests of anti-malarial drug DPA Geneva Tests of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients have been halted following a recent report that the anti-malarial drug could increase the mortality in coronavirus patients, the World Health Organization .. Russian police to probe Siberia street party MOSCOW: Authorities in Russia have opened an investigation into a street party that saw dozens gather in the centre of Novosibirsk despite an anti-coronavirus lockdown in the Siberian city. The local investigative .. Dutch PM didn’t see dying mother due to virus rules GENEVA: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was unable to visit his dying mother in her final weeks because he obeyed coronavirus restrictions against visiting care homes, his office said on Monday. The news about Rutte .. Trump fumes as media slams his golf outing AFP Washington US President Donald Trump on Monday fumed at negative media coverage of him playing golf over Memorial Day weekend, as the US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000. “The Fake and Totally ..