US authorises use of blood plasma treatment for Covid-19 patients

American authorities announced on Sunday an emergency authorisation for doctors to use blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients as a treatment against the disease that has killed over 176,000 in the US. The move by the Food and Drug Administration comes as President Donald Trump faces intense pressure to curb the contagion that has hobbled the world's … Continue reading US authorises use of blood plasma treatment for Covid-19 patients

Bayern defeat PSG to become European champions for sixth time

Lisbon (AFP) Bayern Munich became kings of Europe for the sixth time on Sunday as Kingsley Coman's goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final in Lisbon, completing a fantastic season for the German giants and leaving their opponents still searching for the trophy they covet more than anything. … Continue reading Bayern defeat PSG to become European champions for sixth time

Lewandowski ends Champions League as top scorer

Lisbon (AFP) Robert Lewandowski ended the 2019/20 Champions League season as the tournament's top scorer with 15 goals. He was close to 16 when a first-half attempt came back off the post in the 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday's final. Top scorer: Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates MATTHEW CHILDS POOL/AFP The Polish … Continue reading Lewandowski ends Champions League as top scorer

Twin hurricanes threaten US as deadly floods hit Haiti

Port-au-Prince (AFP) Two hurricanes are expected to slam into the US Gulf Coast in coming days, forecasters said Sunday, as eight people were killed when Tropical Storm Laura struck Haiti and the Dominican Republic. US media said twin hurricanes were unprecedented in the Gulf of Mexico since records began 150 years ago. This RAMMB/NOAA satellite … Continue reading Twin hurricanes threaten US as deadly floods hit Haiti

Trump to announce approval of plasma treatment against virus: report

Washington (AFP) President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Sunday an emergency approval of blood plasma from recovered coronavirus patients as a treatment against the disease that has killed over 176,000 in the US, media reports said. Trump faces intense pressure to curb the contagion that has hobbled the world's largest economy and clouded … Continue reading Trump to announce approval of plasma treatment against virus: report