Explainer: Israeli PM Netanyahu’s corruption trial

Explainer: Israeli PM Netanyahu's corruption trial

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A week after being sworn into office for a fifth term, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes on trial on Sunday, charged with corruption. FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, March 8, 2020. Oded Balilty/Pool via Reuters WHAT ARE THE CHARGES AGAINST NETANYAHU? Bribery, … Read more

Boris Johnson’s adviser must quit over lockdown drive, Conservative lawmaker says

UK PM's adviser must quit over lockdown drive - Conservative lawmaker

FILE PHOTO: Conservative MP Steve Baker walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – A lawmaker from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on Sunday called for the resignation of Dominic Cummings, the senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who travelled 400 km (250 miles) from London to northern … Read more

Israel’s Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

Israel's Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The corruption trial of Benjamin Netanyahu opens on Sunday in a Jerusalem court, where he will become the first serving Israeli prime minister to face criminal prosecution, in a case he calls a political witch-hunt. FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a speech at his Jerusalem office, regarding the … Read more

Swim party contributes to “second peak” in Arkansas coronavirus

Swim party contributes to "second peak" in Arkansas coronavirus

A high school swim party is responsible for a cluster of new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, officials there said. “A high school swim party that I’m sure everybody thought was harmless,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters of the gathering. “They’re young, they’re swimming, they’re just having activity and positive cases resulted from that,” Hutchinson said, … Read more

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas on biggest protests since COVID curbs

Hong Kong police fire tear gas on biggest protests since COVID curbs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas and pepper spray to disperse thousands protesting on Sunday against Beijing’s plan to directly impose national security laws on the city, the biggest flare-up in the city since COVID-19 lockdowns began. Riot police fire tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters during a march against Beijing’s … Read more

Alabama Department of Labor issues warning about Unemployment Scams

Alabama Department of Labor issues warning about Unemployment Scams

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Labor issued a warning about potential scams regarding unemployment compensation. According to ADOL, there are individuals or groups representing themselves as legitimate entities claiming the ability to obtain unemployment compensation benefits on a person’s behalf and may charge a fee to do so. The Alabama Department of Labor said … Read more

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UK PM’s adviser must quit over lockdown drive – Conservative lawmaker

UK PM's adviser must quit over lockdown drive - Conservative lawmaker

FILE PHOTO: Conservative MP Steve Baker walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – A lawmaker from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party on Sunday called for the resignation of Dominic Cummings, the senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who travelled 400 km (250 miles) from London to northern … Read more

China, U.S. to gain from cooperation, lose from confrontation – top Chinese diplomat

China, U.S. to gain from cooperation, lose from confrontation - top Chinese diplomat

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak attends the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday that … Read more