Mexican president rejects comparison of virus death toll with France, Spain Jul 07, 2020 0 1773 12345 MEXICO CITY: Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refused on Sunday to compare coronavirus death tolls with European states after the Latin American nation became the fifth hardest-hit country by the pandemic.Mexico has recorded 30,639 deaths out of 256,848 infections, according to the health ministry.On Saturday it surpassed France as the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities after moving ahead of Spain on Wednesday.“The population of Spain and France is smaller than that of Mexico,” Lopez Obrador said in a video message posted on YouTube.“For every one who has died in our country, three have died in Spain. We cannot compare this,” he said. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES France’s Louvre reopens to applause after 16-week virus shutdown Jul 07, 2020 0 634 Trump calls on black NASCAR driver to apologise over noose protest Jul 07, 2020 0 958 Britain unveils sanctions against Russians, Saudis Jul 07, 2020 0 1406 Spain court clears extradition of former Mexico oil chief MADRID: A Spanish court said on Monday it was allowing the extradition of a former chief executive of Mexican state oil company PEMEX accused of corruption to his home country. Emilio Lozoya, PEMEX chief from 2012 to 2018, .. Abinader claims victory in Dominican Republic presidential race SANTO DOMINGO: Opposition candidate Luis Abinader has claimed victory in the Dominican Republic’s presidential race after voters on Sunday braved a worsening coronavirus outbreak to cast their ballots for a new .. French ex-spies on trial for ‘sharing secrets’ with China AFP Paris The trial of two former French spies suspected of sharing secrets with China opened in a Paris criminal court on Monday, behind closed doors for reasons of national security. Identified only as Pierre-Marie H, .. Regeneron COVID-19 treatment enters final stage trials WASHINGTON: The pharmaceutical firm Regeneron on Monday announced it was entering the late stages of its human clinical trials investigating a drug to both treat and prevent COVID-19. The drug, called REGN-COV2, is a .. COVID-19 imperils AIDS progress, UN warns AFP Paris COVID-19 could cause an additional half a million AIDS deaths if treatment is disrupted long term, the United Nations said on Monday in a warning that the pandemic was jeopardising years of progress against HIV. .. Global experts warn of COVID-19 airborne threat AFP Washington An international group of 239 scientists on Monday urged authorities including the World Health Organization to recognise that the coronavirus can spread in the air at distances well beyond two meters .. Trump’s niece to release memoir on July 14 NEW YORK: Donald Trump’s niece will release her unflattering book on the US president on July 14, her publisher announced on Monday, after a judge lifted a temporary ban on publication. Simon & Schuster has brought .. Supreme Court rules US states can punish ‘faithless electors’ AFP Washington The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that US states have the right to remove and punish members of the Electoral College for not backing the presidential candidate whom they pledged to support. The unanimous ..