Trump says fed agents to stay in Portland until police ‘cleanup’ Aug 02, 2020 0 1001 12345 AFPWashingtonUS federal officers will stay in the protest-wracked city of Portland until local law enforcement officials finish a “cleanup of anarchists and agitators,” President Donald Trump said.The president tweeted late on Friday: “Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!” Federal agents had begun a staged withdrawal from the city in the state of Oregon that has been rocked by anti-racism demonstrations.Portland police cleared parks and nearby roads around the city center on Friday in anticipation of the phased pullout by federal forces.City mayor Ted Wheeler said the deployment was part of the agreement for federal officers to leave.But the timing was also questioned this week by acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf. RELATED ARTICLES US official cautions over China, Russia virus vaccines as race heats up Aug 02, 2020 0 463 Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO chief Aug 02, 2020 0 378 Thousands of ‘Covidiots’ protest in Berlin over virus restrictions Aug 02, 2020 0 667 Hurricane Isaias douses Bahamas, heads to virus-hit Florida AFP Miami Hurricane Isaias dumped torrential rain on the Bahamas Saturday as it rumbled toward Florida -- the first big test for the storm-prone US state reeling from the coronavirus crisis. The category one storm was .. Japan’s Okinawa declares state of emergency as virus cases soar TOKYO: Japan’s Okinawa region has declared a state of emergency and asked people to stay home for two weeks as the popular tourist destination sees an “explosive spread” of coronavirus cases. Governor Denny Tamaki on .. First US recipient of partial face transplant dead at 57 WASHINGTON: Connie Culp, the first US recipient of a partial face transplant, has died at age 57, according to Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic, where she underwent the delicate operation nearly 12 years ago. The health centre .. UK seeks ‘tougher action’ from France on Channel migrants AFP London Britain on Saturday urged France to get tougher on stopping migrants using the Channel to reach the UK, with one minister saying the crossings were “unacceptably high”. The call came after Border Force figures .. South Korean sect leader arrested for hindering coronavirus efforts AFP Seoul The elderly leader of a secretive South Korean sect at the centre of the country’s early coronavirus outbreak was arrested on Saturday for allegedly hindering the government’s effort to contain the epidemic. ..