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The United States is pushing China to the brink of a “new Cold War,” China’s foreign minister said as officials in the world’s two largest economies continue trading barbs over each other’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “This dangerous attempt to turn back the wheel of history will undo the fruits of decadeslong China-U.S. cooperation, …

Dominic Cummings, senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, makes a statement in London over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown restriction, on May 25. Jonathan Brady/Pool/AP UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, has defended his actions after receiving widespread criticism for traveling more than 250 miles from his London home during the nationwide …

With most of the planet locked down due to the Covid-19 crisis, experts believe this could be the time when nature finally takes a break amid low human activity and get into a healing mode. However, a latest report suggests that coronavirus lockdown may have a detrimental effect on the planet’s forest cover. A report …

Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with “necessary assistance”, President Tsai Ing-wen has said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese-ruled territory against newly proposed national security legislation from Beijing. Taiwan has become a refuge for a small but growing number of pro-democracy protesters fleeing Hong Kong, which has been convulsed since …

Our employees responded positively to the changes and are to be commended for how they stepped up to ensure smooth and continued operation of SA capital markets. Accolades are also in order for JSE partners and suppliers that assisted in facilitating a smooth transitioning to the remote working model. This level of collaboration and swift …

Protesters gathered in a central shopping district around midday, chanting slogans against the government and the Chinese Communist Party like “Heavens will destroy the C.C.P.” and “Hong Kong independence is the only way out.” Dozens of police officers in riot gear swarmed the area, but many protesters pressed around them, ignoring their warnings to disperse. …

Dominic Cummings outside Downing Street. Boris Johnson is under pressure to sack his chief aide after it was reported he and his wife breached the UK’s lockdown by traveling across England to stay with his parents, while showing symptoms of coronavirus. Dominic Cummings drove more than 260 miles (420 km) from London to Durham, where …

Then known as Alexandra McCabe, Ms. Reade testified as a government witness in Monterey County courts for nearly a decade, describing herself as an expert in the dynamics of domestic violence who had counseled hundreds of victims. But lawyers who had faced off against her in court began raising questions about the legitimacy of her …

Sweden’s policy of keeping schools, restaurants and businesses open while practicing social distancing to prevent the coronavirus pandemic from spreading was seen as bold, but now it has the highest deaths per capita in Europe from COVID-19. Sweden’s daily death toll per 100,000 people is now 8.71, compared with 4.59 in the U.S., and is …

The globe recorded it worst single-day of coronavirus cases, more than 100,000, since the beginning of the outbreak, the director-general of the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The countries with the highest numbers of confirmed cases are the U.S., Russia, Brazil and the U.K., according to the WHO. On the same day, the U.S. Centers …