Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight…

An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantines, including jailing rule breakers for up to six months

Global economy shows hesitant signs of recovery

New economic data out of China, Germany, the UK and elsewhere pointed to a hesitant global recovery on Tuesday. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

As Americans Break the Rules, Ireland Looks at…

Ireland will consider tougher coronavirus restrictions after anger has risen over US tourists breaking the rules. Visitors are supposed to quarantine for 14 days, but owners of pubs, hotels, and restaurants took to Twitter over the weekend to say they'd sent Americans away, SkyNews reports. "Had to cancel guests booked...

China Announces Punishments On U.S., Cites Sens…

No specifics were announced by the sanctions triggered by the U.S. penalizing China over its treatment of Uighurs.

France says 'merci' to virus heroes on poignant…

France is honoring nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday Tuesday

UK 'worst-case' winter warning of 120,000 deaths

Britain faces a potentially more deadly second wave of COVID-19 in the coming winter that could kill up to 120,000 people over nine months in a worst-case scenario, health experts said on Tuesday. Adam Reed reports.

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2 US Rivals Are About to Get Much Closer

With a new trade and military pact with Iran, China doesn't just thumb its nose at US sanctions—it steamrolls over them. The New York Times reports that it has obtained an 18-page document outlining the new partnership between the two countries, which would "vastly expand Chinese presence in banking,...

Polish President Duda Narrowly Wins Second Term…

The country's National Electoral Commission announced Monday that Duda had received just over 51.21% of Sunday's vote.

Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to…

Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones

Editing history: HK publishers self-censor

In the last two weeks, Hong Kong publisher Raymond Yeung has hastily made changes to a draft paper copy of a book entitled "To Freedom," replacing the word "revolution" with "protests," tweaking a banned slogan and cutting passages that advocate independence for the Chinese-ruled city. Libby Hogan reports.

England to Make Masks Mandatory

After days of conflicting statements from government ministers, the British government plans to announce Tuesday that masks will be mandatory in shops in England as of July 24. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that masks "should be worn" in shops, but cabinet minister Michael Gove said Sunday that face...

Turkey Plans To Reopen The Hagia Sophia As A…

The Hagia Sophia has been a museum since 1935, but before that it was a mosque for nearly 500 years.

Widow of ex-Korean Air boss convicted of…

The widow of the former Korean Air chairman received a suspended prison sentence for assault and other abuses of her chauffeur, security guard and other employees

Pandemic plunges Singapore into recession

Singapore's GDP shrank by a record 41.2% in the last quarter, putting it on course for its worst-ever slump. Gloria Tso reports.

In This Country, a COVID Curfew, Reimposed Booze…

South Africa has seen more than 12,000 new COVID-19 cases daily over the past few days, trailing only the US, Brazil, and India on that figure, and health officials are now issuing warnings that shortages of hospital beds and oxygen are looming. That was the dire message delivered Sunday...

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Brazil To Temporarily Ban Fires In The Amazon…

The announcement comes after 29 firms sent a letter threatening to pull investments if Brazil doesn't do something to protect the rainforest.

The Latest: Israel confirms record-high 1,681 new…

Israel’s Health Ministry says that the country hit a new all-time daily high of 1,681 new confirmed coronavirus cases

U.S. war ship burning for a second day

Hundreds of firefighters battled through a second day from the air, land and water on Monday to save a U.S. war vessel swept by flames while moored at a San Diego shipyard, as the number of sailors and civilians injured in the blaze rose to nearly 60. Libby Hogan reports.

After 6K Years, a Big Beast Is Returning to the UK

The last time a wild bison roamed what it is now the United Kingdom, the world was a much a different place—and 6,000 years younger. But an ambitious new program aims to reintroduce the animal to a forest near Canterbury in Kent, reports the Guardian . One male and...

Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Reported Missing

Park Won-soon's daughter reported her father missing after she said she received a voice message from him that sounded like a will.

Indian leader's virus fund won't disclose donors…

Ordinary citizens, industrialists, Bollywood stars and foreign companies are donating to a new fund created by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen the country's fight against the coronavirus

Body found in CA identified as Glee star Rivera

[NFA] The body of "Glee" actress Naya Rivera has been discovered at Lake Piru near Los Angeles, the Ventura County Sheriff said on Monday. Gavino Garay has more.

Mandela Daughter Dies: 'She Served South Africa…

Zindzi Mandela, South Africa's current ambassador to Denmark and the youngest daughter of the late Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, is dead at age 59. She died early Monday at a hospital in Johannesburg, per a statement from the office of President Cyril Ramaphosa. The cause of death hasn't yet...

FBI Director Calls China The 'Greatest Threat' To…

Christopher Wray accused Chinese officials of targeting U.S. citizens who criticize China's political and human rights issues.

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China accuses US of sowing discord in South China…

The Trump administration’s rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea is being seen in Asia as an election-year political move, with some appealing for calm amid fears of greater tensions

Trump-Fauci tension rises as virus cases soar

[NFA] President Donald Trump on Monday took a swipe at health experts in his government leading the U.S. response to the coronavirus, and one of them, Dr. Anthony Fauci, answered with an appeal for states to stick to guidelines to snuff out a surge in cases. Chris Dignam has more.

Rubio Responds to Getting Sanctioned by China

Last week, the US sanctioned three Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the region of Xinjiang. On Monday, China retaliated with sanctions of its own against four US officials—Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Rep. Chris Smith, and Sam Brownback, who is the US ambassador...