Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM - National
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Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM – National

Australia will likely slow down the return of its citizens from abroad, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as it grapples with a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus that has led it to isolate its second most populous state. The border between Victoria and New South Wales, the busiest in the country, was closed […]

Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb - National
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Coronavirus: U.S. sees new shortage of PPE as cases, hospitalizations climb – National

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A doctors association warns that physicians’ […]

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts spent night in hospital after fall in June - National
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U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts spent night in hospital after fall in June – National

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts spent a night in a hospital last month after he fell and injured his forehead, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said Tuesday night. Roberts was walking for exercise near his home June 21 when he fell, court spokeswoman Kathleen L. Arberg said in an emailed statement. The injury required sutures, she […]

Judge rejects emergency order request to delay Dakota Access pipeline shutdown - National
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Judge rejects emergency order request to delay Dakota Access pipeline shutdown – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted July 7, 2020 11:39 pm     Updated July 7, 2020 11:40 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request for an emergency order to […]

Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell bail hearing set for July 14 - National
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Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell bail hearing set for July 14 – National

Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend will appear remotely by video for a July 14 courthouse arraignment and bail hearing on charges she recruited girls for him to sexually abuse over two decades ago, a judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan set the date in an order as she announced special arrangements to allow limited […]

At least 7 men forcibly restrained Black teen who died in youth facility, video shows - National
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At least 7 men forcibly restrained Black teen who died in youth facility, video shows – National

At least seven men forcibly restrained a teenager who had a heart attack and died two days later. The staffers at a youth facility in Michigan held down the boy’s arms and legs and sat on him as he screamed that he couldn’t breathe, an attorney representing the boy’s estate said Tuesday. Surveillance video footage […]

U.S., South Korean officials meet in Seoul as North Korea rejects nuclear talks - National
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U.S., South Korean officials meet in Seoul as North Korea rejects nuclear talks – National

The U.S. point man for North Korea met with South Korean officials in Seoul on Wednesday for wide-ranging talks, overshadowed by Pyongyang’s insistence that it has no intention of returning to denuclearisation negotiations any time soon. Stephen Biegun, who led working-level negotiations with the North Koreans and now has broader responsibility as U.S. Deputy Secretary […]

In Russia, they tore down lots of statues, but little changed in terms of what those monuments stood for
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In Russia, they tore down lots of statues, but little changed in terms of what those monuments stood for

As the US boils with anger over police brutality and racism, the experience of Russia since the collapse of communism offers a cautionary lesson in the perils and disappointments of toppling monuments Moscow: Elated by the defeat of a hard-line communist coup in August 1991, thousands of mostly young Muscovites gathered in front of the KGB […]

Beijing opens new national security headquarters in Hong Kong hotel - National
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Beijing opens new national security headquarters in Hong Kong hotel – National

Beijing opened its new national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel in the bustling shopping and commercial district of Causeway Bay into its new headquarters. The office will oversee the Hong Kong government’s enforcement of Beijing’s sweeping national security legislation that will punish acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with […]

U.S. civil rights leaders denounce Facebook over hate speech, demand policy changes - National
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U.S. civil rights leaders denounce Facebook over hate speech, demand policy changes – National

Facebook keeps telling critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation. And the company’s detractors keep not buying it. On Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with a group of civil rights leaders, including the organizers of a growing advertising boycott […]