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    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a press conference at the presidential office in Taipei in January 22, 2020.Sam Yeh | AFP | Getty Images Tensions are escalating in the Taiwan Strait and Beijing has been flexing its military might. While a high-level U.S. State Department official visit to Taiwan last week angered China, it probably didn't cross any "red line," said Kelsey Broderick, China analyst at the Eurasia Group. "Red lines are tricky, the only real red line we know from Beijing for certain is if Taiwan declares formal independence," Broderick told CNBC's "Squawk Box."  "However, anything that assumes or leans toward Taiwan sovereignty is maybe something of an orange line or a yellow line when it comes to China's relationship with Taiwan."...
    FAIRFIELD, New Jersey (WABC) -- The American Red Cross has been responding to back-to-back disasters for the past several weeks, and New Jerseyans are aiding in the effort.The Red Cross has responded to the Midwest Derecho, the continuing and relentless wildfires in the west, Hurricane Laura, and the devastating flooding from Hurricane Sally in several Gulf states.RELATED: Jet skier makes rescue during Hurricane SallyThe devastation wrought by these disasters has been compounded by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Red Cross New Jersey leadership are virtually deployed and working as Elected Official Liaisons at the Disaster Operation Center in Fairfield.It's part of a collaborative Red Cross effort across the country to help the displaced and people who have lost everything.Rosie Taravella, CEO, American...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An unprecedented number of natural disasters this year have left Red Cross resources razor thin.From the west coast wildfires to back to back hurricanes in the south, volunteers from Illinois are spread out all over the map.Celena Roldan, CEO of the American Red Cross in Illinois, joined ABC7 Chicago to emphasize the need for more volunteers.Roldan said the American Red Cross has helped tens of thousands of people whose lives have been impacted by massive disasters across the country.She said anybody can be a volunteer but be prepared to take time to deploy to the disaster sites.They are looking for people with a variety of skill sets, including those who can deploy virtually as well.The Red Cross...
    SCIOTO– During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions. The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 15,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. Childhood cancer patients may need blood products on a regular basis during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. Cancer and cancer treatments can put patients at risk for low red blood cell and platelet counts. Some types of chemotherapy can damage bone marrow, lowering the production of red blood cells and platelets. Cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma attack the bone marrow...
    Kenosha shooting: City turns to cleanup, prayers; Jacob Blakes attorneys urge authorities to protect protesters from vigilantes French grocer Carrefour has agreed to buy 172 stores in Spain, cementing its place as countrys second-biggest supermarket chain H&M & Sandra Mansour’s New Collection Will Benefit The Lebanese Red Cross Less than a month ago, H&M was gearing up to launch another of its signature designer collaborations, this time with Beirut-based womenswear brand Sandra Mansour. Then, on August 4, an explosion in the Lebanese capital left thousands wounded and nearly 200 dead. The collection release was postponed due to the events. Now it’s here and includes a $100,000 donation from the Swedish fashion brand to the Lebanese Red Cross. © Provided...
    TEXAS – As Hurricane Laura threatens to reach various areas as Category 4, Telemundo 39 has teamed up with the Red Cross to help those affected. Laura is expected to arrive, between Wednesday night or Thursday morning, as one of the most powerful hurricanes to affect the United States so far this year. The Red Cross will work closely to help those affected with food, shelter and even emotional support. Can click here to support efforts of the organization, where 100% of the funds raised will go to the affected people.
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Join KPIX 5 and the Red Cross in coming to the aid of the hundreds of wildfire victims across the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit redcross.org/donate or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — The Y is partnering with the Red Cross to host blood drives throughout the region. Volunteers collected blood in Towson on Saturday. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    Political commentator and author Tiffany Cross appeared on ABC’s The View on Thursday and said that President Donald Trump is throwing “red meat” to his “Klan-like” base over the Confederate flag. Cross, who is promoting her new book Say It Louder! Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy, spoke with View host Whoopi Goldberg on the most recent of Trump’s many racially charged comments and actions. “Two days ago, the guy in the White House said in an interview that white people are killed by the police more than anyone else, and flying the Confederate flag is freedom of speech,” said Goldberg, introducing it and then handing off to Cross for commentary. “I’ll just turn it over to...
    Coronavirus — Youtube photo Youtube and the Mexican Red Cross carry out the “Help #Conmigo” event, which aims to raise funds The platform Youtube and the Mexican Red Cross carry out the event “Help #Me“, Which aims fundraising. Artists, celebrities and creators came together to support the Mexican Red Cross in its fight against COVID-19. Personalities such as Julieta Venegas, Jesse & Joy, Sebastián Yatra, Yalitza Aparicio, Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez and Luisito Comunica, among others, will be present at the event. YouTube will be donating a $ 250,000 donation and will encourage viewers to make donations. With information from López-Dóriga Digital
    Coronavirus — The COVID-19 in Mexico, which adds 231 thousand 770 accumulated confirmed cases and 28 thousand 510 deaths, has changed the dynamics of the paramedics Ernesto Sánchez and Héctor Velázquez they approach early their ambulance, 042 of the Mexican Red Cross, not knowing if they will have to face a stabbing, a fall in the subway or a patient with coronavirus. “We love saving lives,” they proudly stated. At the national headquarters of the Red Cross, located in Polanco, in the Mexico City, both are recognized for their mettle and the character they show when performing a job that, they recognize, is only for those who have “steel character“ However, the virus COVID-19 in Mexico, which totals...
    Today’s Buick badge may be all-American red, white and blue, but its origins come from a land far away. (Buick) Dunbar Buick founded his namesake brand in 1903 and for a long time its cars wore the company name in script, but in the 1930s a logo was adopted that featured a shield with a unique design. (Smithsonian Institution) It wasn’t pure imagination, but the result of a designer’s research into the Scottish-born Buick’s lineage. According to GM, he came across a description of the family’s coat of arms in a book, which wasn’t illustrated but said it had a red background, a diagonal checkered sash, a stag’s head in the top right and a cross in the...
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Police are searching for vandals who defaced a religious symbol atop Mount Rubidoux in Riverside County. Investigators say the vandals used an axe and red spray paint to destroy the cross in the 4700 block of Mt. Rubidoux Drive. The vandals broke a portion of the outer shell near its base, and spray painted graffiti. The incident was reported just after 9 p.m. Friday. Police are searching for three to four suspects in their 20’s. Anyone with information was urged to call the Property Crimes Unit at (951) 353-7100.
    With one month of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and four named storms already in the books, now is the time to prepare before the stormiest part of the season. The American Red Cross is reminding Americans that preparation is different in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic as COVID-19 cases surge in several states. "Our physical presence may look different, but our missions remain the same," American Red Cross spokesperson Ben Williamson told Fox News on Monday. 2020 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON FORECAST: HERE ARE 3 BIG TAKEAWAYS Part of the physical differences regarding any big storms threatening the U.S. and triggering evacuations in the months ahead will be how storm shelters handle evacuees. According to Williamson, the Red Cross is working to prioritize hotels,...
    Coronavirus — The Junta de Andalucía has reported the existence of a coronavirus outbreak in Malaga, with up to nine PCR positives at the Immigrant Reception Center Malaga Red Cross. As explained by the Ministry of Health, the number of close contacts under study amounts to 100 people. As reported by the Andalusian Government, for the moment all exit or entrance of users to the center has already been suspended, and the pertinent samples have been taken from all residents and workers after the first positive last Sunday. “Untenable” “The situation is unsustainable.” This is how blunt Red Cross sources are, confirming the arrival of more than 240 illegal immigrants to the Andalusian coast through various boats just this...
    THE Red Cross Ball in Monaco is a large charity gala, so large in fact that it's one of the prominent in the world. It's always attended by high profile people throughout Europe and has a long history. 2The Red Cross Ball is an annual charitable eventCredit: Getty Images - Getty What is the Red Cross Ball in Monaco? The Red Cross Ball in Monaco aims to support charities through hosting concerts, auctions and dinner parties. Prince Albert of Monaco is the current president of the event which he attends with his wife, Princess Charlene. The ball normally opens with an auction, of which the funds go to support the Red Cross of Monaco Foundation. This is followed by dinner...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The American Red Cross says it will test all blood donations for coronavirus antibodies. Mary Brant, communications manager for the Red Cross Northern New England Region, said the testing is aimed to providing donors “some peace of mind and to know if they have these antibodies.” The Red Cross will report the number of positive tests to state and federal health agencies, but personal information won’t be released. The Red Cross says donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies can still safely be donated and used in medical procedures.
    As the coronavirus pandemic and protests concerning the death of George Floyd continue in the Twin Cities, blood donations have reached extremely low levels. Donation centers are asking individuals who are healthy and feeling well to consider donating blood. With hospitals beginning to offer elective surgeries again that were stalled because of the pandemic, all blood type donations are needed. Due to the pandemic, less people are donating blood than usual, even more so due to the current protests, said American Red Cross spokeswoman Susan Thesenga. Memorial Blood Centers were just beginning to offer blood drives again, but were forced to cancel due to civil unrest and protesting, said Wendy Capetz, a spokeswoman for Memorial Blood Centers. “We’re starting to...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.In a time when the well-being of the medical community is most essential, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported more than 200 incidents of physical violence against health care workers linked to COVID-19. Peter Maurer stated that, since March, the ICRC recorded 208 COVID-19 related attacks against health care systems and workers in 13 countries. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE “The COVID-19 crisis is fast threatening to become a protection crisis,” Maurer told the United Nations Security Council over a video call. Though violence against the industry's employees is unfortunately nothing new, health workers amid the coronavirus pandemic are...