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United Kingdom confirms it will not extend Brexit transition period

United Kingdom confirms it will not extend Brexit transition period Since the United Kingdom formally left the EU's political institutions on January 31 this year, albeit with relatively little change to its trade and travel ties to the bloc during the transition period, several rounds of talks ended with no visible results. [Full Article...]

Asia Today: China sees 57 new cases, Bangladesh over 3,000

Asia Today: China sees 57 new cases, Bangladesh over 3,000 At least ten Chinese cities, including Harbin and Dalian, have urged residents not to travel to the capital or to report to authorities if they have done so recently. Epidemiologists in China said Sunday that preliminary analyses of the current SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus outbreak in Beijing revealed a different strain of the pathogen than the one that has circulated in the country since late 2019. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus | France reopens economy to quicken virus recovery

Coronavirus | France reopens economy to quicken virus recovery Restaurants in the Paris region will be allowed to open indoor spaces starting on Monday - instead of outdoor seating only. On the same day, the country is also due to lift its border restrictions on travellers from within the European Union. [Full Article...]

Israel OKs plan for new Golan settlement named after Trump

Israel OKs plan for new Golan settlement named after Trump President Donald Trump has led an effort to support Israel by abandoning decades of US foreign policy and move the USA embassy to the Israel-recognized capital of Jerusalem and recognizing the Golan Heights for Israel on March 25, 2019. As a gesture of appreciation, Netanyahu unveiled plans to develop a plot of land next to the small settlement of Qela, based in the Golan Heights, and name it af... [Full Article...]

Fox News Removes Altered Photo of Seattle Protests From Website

Fox News Removes Altered Photo of Seattle Protests From Website The Seattle Times then reported the fakery. That image also was later removed. " Fox News " depiction of the demonstration mirrors much of right-wing media's attempt to portray it as menacing. The collage did not clearly delineate between these images, and has since been replaced. In addition, a recent slideshow depicting scenes from Seattle mistakenly included a picture from St. [Full Article...]

Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist found guilty of cyber libel

Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist found guilty of cyber libel The case against Ressa focused on a Rappler investigative article authored by Santos, a former senior researcher at the news site, that reported that a businessman, Wilfredo Keng, who was suspected of involvement in drug smuggling and other crimes, had lent an SUV to the then-chief justice of the Philippine Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatens to reverse coronavirus reopening plans

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatens to reverse coronavirus reopening plans Cuomo said at Sunday's briefing that some 25,000 complaints of violations have been filed against businesses across the state since it launched a phased reopening in May. "We are open, but we have been doing compliance from the very beginning", Mr. Bellone said. Cuomo also threatened to pull a restaurant or bar's liquor license for not adhering to social distancing and capacity regulations. [Full Article...]

120 million-year-old crocodile 'may have walked like a dinosaur'

120 million-year-old crocodile 'may have walked like a dinosaur' University of Queensland paleontologist Dr. Anthony Romilio said, "These were long animals that we estimate were over three meters in length". "The footprints measure around 21 cm, suggesting the track-makers had legs about the same height as human adult legs". [Full Article...]


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