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World 30 Oct 2020 | 2:48 AM

Juanita Holmes Named 1st Female NYPD Chief of Patrol

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Dermot Shea here on Thursday promoted Juanita Holmes to NYPD chief of patrol, making her the first woman to hold the position. She is already the highest-ranking Black woman on the force.

World 30 Oct 2020 | 2:09 AM

NYC mayor calls for federal stimulus to help U.S. cities, states fight COVID-19

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday asked the federal government to provide monetary stimulus as soon as possible to help U.S. cities and states fend off the COVID-19 pandemic which has ravaged the nation for eight months and claimed almost 228,000 U.S. lives.

World 29 Oct 2020 | 7:17 PM

Saudi man arrested in Jeddah after knife attack on guard at French consulate

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi man was arrested in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after attacking and wounding a security guard with a "sharp tool" at the French consulate on Thursday, local police said.

World 29 Oct 2020 | 5:36 PM

Knife attacker in French city of Nice shouted "Allahu Akbar" - mayor

PARIS (Reuters) - The man suspected of carrying out a fatal knife attack at a church in the southern French city of Nice kept shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) even after he had been arrested by police, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi told reporters.

World 29 Oct 2020 | 4:32 AM

NYC announces Open Storefronts program to help small businesses live through pandemic

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced the Open Storefronts program, permitting businesses to use a portion of their sidewalk to display merchandise, sell goods, complete transactions, and provide queuing areas.

World 29 Oct 2020 | 3:19 AM

Roundup: Iran sets new record of daily COVID-19 deaths; Iraq's tally over 460,000

CAIRO, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Iran announced on Wednesday its highest daily figure of deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic so far, after 415 people died in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, Iraq's tally rose to 463,951.

World 29 Oct 2020 | 12:30 AM

Single-day COVID-19 test positivity rate tops 3 pct among NYC children

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Among the 2,499 children between the ages of 5 and 17 tested for the coronavirus on Monday in New York City, 87 came up positive, or a positivity rate of 3.48 percent, according to the latest figures from the city's Department of Health (DOH).