Beijing imposes curbs as coronavirus returns to Chinese capital

Coronavirus resurgence forces Beijing to reinstate isolation measures

BEIJING (Reuters) – Several districts of the Chinese capital put up security checkpoints, closed schools and ordered people to be tested for the coronavirus on Monday after an unexpected spike of cases linked to the biggest wholesale food market in Asia. After nearly two months with no new infections, Beijing officials have reported 79 cases … Read more

Trump campaign demands apology from CNN over Jenna Ellis interview

Trump campaign demands apology from CNN over Jenna Ellis interview

The Trump campaign is demanding an apology from CNN after host Brian Stelter got into a heated row with the campaign’s chief legal adviser during an appearance on the network. The argument erupted during Jenna Ellis’ over 10-minute-long appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, during which both she and Stelter could be heard scolding, yelling … Read more

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Polish judges complain to ECHR over Supreme Court independence

Polish judges complain to ECHR over Supreme Court independence

FILE PHOTO: The courtroom of the European Court of Human Rights is seen ahead of the start of a hearing concerning Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia regarding human rights violations in Crimea, at in Strasbourg, France, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler WARSAW (Reuters) – A Polish barrister and two judges have filed complaints against Poland alleging … Read more

Queens motorcyclist dies after crash on Long Island Expressway

Queens motorcyclist dies after crash on Long Island Expressway

A Queens man was killed after his motorcycle slammed into a Porsche on the Long Island Expressway early Monday, cops said. Richard Diaz, 31, was riding along the lower level of the highway on his 2014 Yamaha motorcycle when he suddenly lost control near 58th Street, rear-ending a 2013 Porsche Cayenne around 12:15 a.m., police … Read more

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Masked Germans touch down in Mallorca for tourism pilot

Masked Germans touch down in Mallorca for tourism pilot

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (Reuters) – Hundreds of mask-wearing sunseekers from Germany landed on the Spanish island of Mallorca on Monday, the first tourists allowed into the country since borders were shut in March to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. More than 10,000 German holidaymakers will be welcomed in the Balearic islands as part of a … Read more

South Dakota boy killed by family’s pet dog

South Dakota boy killed by family's pet dog

A 6-week-old South Dakota boy was mauled to death by his family’s pet dog, according to a new report. The dog, a Belgian Malinois, bit the infant several times Thursday night in Hartford, about 10 miles west of Sioux Falls, Keloland News reported. He was airlifted to the hospital, where he later died of his … Read more

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U.S. outraged by American’s espionage conviction in Russia: Pompeo

U.S. outraged by American's espionage conviction in Russia: Pompeo

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks as Attorney General William Barr listens during a joint briefing about an executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump on the International Criminal Court at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/Pool WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday called for … Read more

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China steps up checks on meat, seafood after COVID-19 cases in market

Nineteen dead in gas-tanker accident in China's Zhejiang

BEIJING (Reuters) – Several Chinese provinces are stepping up inspections of fresh and frozen meat and seafood, including imported products, after a new outbreak of coronavirus infections linked to a Beijing food market. The tougher checks are raising fears of possible delays in handling cargoes or even temporary halts to imports. China is the world’s … Read more