Trump fumes as media slams his golf outing May 26, 2020 0 1065 12345 AFPWashingtonUS 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 Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin!” the golf-loving president said on Twitter, noting that the game at his own course in Virginia was the first time he had played since early March.The timing of his outing, as the nation approached a milestone in deaths from the pandemic, sparked widespread criticism in the media, with commentators recalling Trump’s own past attacks on his predecessor Barack Obama for playing the game during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.“There are times to play and times that you can’t play. It sends the wrong signal,” Trump said at the time.“You know when you’re president you sorta say, like, ‘I’m gonna give it up for a couple of years and I’m really gonna focus on the job,’” he said in 2014.After being raked over the coals at the weekend, Trump lambasted the media as being “sick with hatred and dishonesty.” “I knew this would happen!” he said. “What they don’t say is that it was my first golf in almost 3 months, and, if I waited three years, they would do their usual ‘hit’ pieces anyway.” The Republican leader went on to say that in 2014 Obama flew to his home state of Hawaii shortly after he had publicly denounced the beheading of American hostage James Foley by Islamic State militants.Obama apologized for the poorly timed visit afterwards and acknowledged the gravity attached to presidential behavior at such moments.Trump received some unexpected support from one-time Obama adviser David Axelrod. RELATED ARTICLES (Stand-alone) May 26, 2020 0 2115 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 honours fallen soldiers on Memorial Day twin events DPA Washington US 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 ..