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Canada court ruling allows US extradition case of Huawei executive to proceed

Decision says Meng Wanzhou’s alleged actions in the US would be considered a crime in Canada, a key condition for extradition A Canadian judge has dealt a major blow to a senior Huawei executive’s attempts to evade extradition to the United States, ruling that the high-profile case against Meng Wanzhou can proceed.The British Columbia supreme court justice Heather Holmes ruled on Wednesday that the alleged actions of Meng would be considered a crime in Canada – a key condition for extradition to...
Tags: China, Americas, US, World news, US news, Canada, United States, Huawei, Heather Holmes, Columbia Supreme Court, Meng, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou


Tropical storm threatens landmark SpaceX-Nasa launch

Flight is the first under Nasa’s commercial crew program, an effort to hand over lower earth orbit spaceflight to private contractors The countdown clock to the United States’ return to human spaceflight continued to tick down on Wednesday, despite a tropical storm in the Atlantic and thunderstorms at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center threatening the scheduled 4.33pm EST launch of Nasa’s first crewed flight in almost a decade.Mission managers gave the historic SpaceX Demo-2 test flight of Falcon 9 ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Technology, US news, Nasa, Atlantic, United States, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, SpaceX Demo


Larry Kramer, groundbreaking author and Aids activist, dies aged 84

Kramer founded pioneering Gay Men’s Health Crisis groupPlaywright and author died Wednesday morning in ManhattanThe groundbreaking American writer and tireless activist for gay rights and a national effort to tackle the HIV/Aids crisis, Larry Kramer, has died in New York. Related: Coronavirus US live: cases still increasing in two dozen states amid push to reopen Continue reading...
Tags: New York, US, Society, World news, US news, Aids and HIV, Kramer, Larry Kramer, Gay Men 's Health Crisis


Minneapolis police fire teargas at protesters after death of George Floyd – video

Police have clashed with protesters on the streets of Minneapolis amid outrage over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. George Floyd died after an officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. Large crowds gathered in the city on Tuesday night and police in riot gear fired teargas and rubber bullets at demonstratorsHundreds demand justice in Minneapolis after police killing of George FloydGeorge Floyd killing: sister says police officers should be charged with murderFBI investi...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Race, US news, US policing, George Floyd, George FloydGeorge Floyd


Hong Kong crisis: at least 360 arrested as China protests grow

Riot police flood city as pro-democracy groups protest against law criminalising ‘ridicule’ of Chinese anthemHong Kong police arrested at least 360 people during day-long protests and skirmishes across the city, as residents railed against controversial legislation aimed at bringing the territory further under Beijing’s control.Police fired pepper-spray bullets into lunchtime crowds as people shouted slogans. Officers stopped and searched residents, including students, and rounded up suspected p...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, anthemHong Kong


Hong Kong crisis: at least 300 arrested as China protests grow

Riot police flood city as pro-democracy groups protest against law criminalising ‘ridicule’ of Chinese anthemHong Kong police arrested at least 300 people during day-long protests and skirmishes across the city, as residents railed against controversial legislation aimed at bringing the territory further under Beijing’s control.Police fired pepper-spray bullets into lunchtime crowds as people shouted slogans. Officers stopped and searched residents, including students, and rounded up suspected p...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, anthemHong Kong


Coronavirus live news: European commission proposes €750bn Covid-19 recovery plan

WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach‘Defining’ moment as EU executive pushes for €500bn in grantsColombia designers make cardboard hospital beds that double as coffins UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates - live Coronavirus latest: at a glance 4.29pm BST France, Italy and Belgium have begun to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with Covid-19, amid questions about th...
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'It's outrageous': inside an infuriating Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich synthesizes legal information with first-person testimony of the billionaire’s abuse and bought immunity into a shocking yet frustrating watchIt’s difficult to watch Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, a four-hour Netflix series on the now-deceased convicted sex offender without a choking sense of outrage. How many girls had to suffer to get attention? How perversely twisted is the American justice system that a Gatsby-esque billionaire, friends with such powerful figures ...
Tags: New York, Television, Documentary, US news, Mit, Netflix, Harvard, Culture, Television & radio, Bill Clinton, US television, Factual TV, Donald Trump, Rich, Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein


Coronavirus US live: cases still increasing in two dozen states amid push to reopen

Almost 100,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Here is that tragic story in figuresAs the death toll of Covid-19 nears 100,000 in the US: these lives lost, and missedCoronavirus – latest global updatesGet a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.12pm BST This is Joan Greve, taking over for Joanna Walters.Donald Trump is once again tweeting about a baseless conspiracy theory involving MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who has become a frequent critic of the presid...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, US, America, US news, US politics, Andrew Cuomo, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Melania Trump, Joan Greve, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Joanna Walters Donald Trump


Trump threatens social media after Twitter puts warning on his false claims

Twitter added warning on tweets that spread falsehoodsPresident vows to ‘strongly regulate … or close them down’Donald Trump has threatened to “strongly regulate” or close down social media platforms that do not meet his standards for ideological balance, a day after Twitter, for the first time, slapped a warning label on a pair of Trump tweets spreading lies about mail-in voting. Related: George Floyd killing: sister says police officers should be charged with murder Continue reading...
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George Floyd killing: sister says police officers should be charged with murder

Floyd was killed by police in incident captured on video, where an officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes as he lay on the groundThe sister of George Floyd, the man killed by police in Minneapolis after an incident, captured on video, where a police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground, has called for the police officers involved in the incident to be charged with murder.Bridget Floyd said on Wednesday morning that the officers, who were fired on Tuesday, “should be in jail for ...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Race, US news, US policing, Floyd, George Floyd, Bridget Floyd


Coronavirus live news: European commission proposes €1.85tn Covid-19 recovery plan

WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breachTory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic CummingsUK coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.23pm BST Ninety-five more people have died from Covid-19 in Sweden, according to the latest update from the public health authority, increasing the total death toll from the country’s coronavirus outbreak to 4,220.The number of confirmed cas...
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Revealed: conservative group fighting to restrict voting tied to powerful dark money network

Honest Elections Project, part of network that pushed supreme court pick Brett Kavanaugh, is now focusing on voting restrictionsRead our full coverage of US voting rightsThis story was reported in collaboration with OpenSecrets.A powerful new conservative organization fighting to restrict voting in the 2020 presidential election is really just a rebranded group that is part of a dark money network already helping Donald Trump’s unprecedented effort to remake the US federal judiciary, the Guardia...
Tags: Supreme Court, Republicans, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, US elections 2020


As the death toll of Covid-19 nears 100,000 in the US: these lives lost, and missed

Loved ones pay tribute to those they have lost to the coronavirus pandemic, from a grandmother of seven to a 16-year-old Coronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesThe worst pandemic in a century has claimed victims across the US.Some groups have been particularly vulnerable, with those over 65 making up a large proportion of the fatalities, though all generations have been affected. Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US news, Coronavirus outbreak


A New York summer in the age of coronavirus – in pictures

Photographer Jordan Gale was curious to see how New Yorkers would adapt to a post Covid-19 summer. What he found was a combination of resilience, resourcefulness and joy – exhibited through socially distant block parties, community service, and people from all walks of life soaking up the sun Continue reading...
Tags: New York, US news, Coronavirus outbreak, Jordan Gale


Coronavirus live news: WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America

Longest official mourning period in Spain’s democracy; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; WHO says Americas are new Covid-19 epicentre. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Germany to relax travel curbs as Spain mourns Covid-19 victimsTory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic CummingsAustralia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 9.29am BST The Philippines has confirmed 18 new coronavirus deaths and 380 additional infections, its h...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Protests in Minneapolis over death of George Floyd after arrest – in pictures

Hundreds of protesters gathered on Tuesday evening to demand justice for George Floyd, an African American man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground during an arrest. Footage of the incident showed Floyd shouting ‘I cannot breathe’ and ‘Don’t kill me’FBI investigates George Floyd death Continue reading...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, World news, US news, US policing, Floyd, George Floyd


Trump's devoted new press secretary is no different from her predecessors | David Smith

Kayleigh McEnany offered a straight-faced defence of Trump’s wildest conspiracy theories during a Tuesday briefing“I will never lie to you,” declared Kayleigh McEnany on her debut as the White House press secretary at the start of the month. “You have my word on that.”That would be a welcome change, reasoned critics of Donald Trump, but their hopes of a change in the way his administration communicates have been dashed. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, White House, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, David Smith, Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, Trump Administration


Coronavirus live news: South Korea sees biggest one-day jump in cases in weeks as global deaths top 350,000

Longest official mourning period in Spain’s democracy; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; WHO says Americas are new Covid-19 epicentre. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Germany to relax travel curbs as Spain mourns Covid-19 victimsTory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic CummingsAustralia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 6.30am BST Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says students will only go back to school if a coronavi...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Hong Kong crisis: riot police flood city as China protests build

Pro-democracy groups gather to protest against national anthem bill as Donald Trump says he is ‘displeased’ with Beijing Thousands of armed police have flooded the streets of Hong Kong in an unprecedented show of force to prevent protests against a law criminalising ridicule of China’s national anthem.In the morning rush hour police in riot gear stopped and searched mainly young people outside Hong Kong’s MTR train stations, and lined walkways as commuters shuffled past, prompting accusations on...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump


Hong Kong crisis: Trump warns China he will take action as protests swell

US president ‘displeased’ with efforts by Beijing to impose national security laws, as pro-democracy groups gather to protest national anthem lawUS president Donald Trump has warned China he is preparing to take action over its efforts to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, as police flooded the city and made their first arrests during planned demonstrations on Wednesday.Asked if he was going to impose sanctions on China over its actions in Hong Kong, Trump told reporters at the White Ho...
Tags: Hong Kong, White House, China, US, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Trump, Hong Kong Trump


YouTube investigates automatic deletion of comments criticising China Communist party

Video platform blames deletion of criticisms on an error in its automated systemsYouTube is investigating the apparently automatic removal of comments critical of the Chinese Communist party amid complaints of censorship.The company said the filtering appeared to be “an error” amid a greater reliance on automated systems during the coronavirus pandemic because its human reviewers have been sent home. Continue reading...
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Hundreds demand justice in Minneapolis after police killing of George Floyd

Protesters clash with police, who deploy teargas and stun grenades, following death of black man at hands of white officerPolice and protesters clashed in Minneapolis on Tuesday evening following a demonstration at the intersection where George Floyd was killed in an altercation with several police officers the day before.Hundreds of protesters gathered in the city on Tuesday evening to demand justice after Floyd, who was African American, was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer knelt...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, US news, US policing, Floyd, George Floyd


FBI investigates death of black man after footage shows officer kneeling on his neck

Hundreds protest after death of George Floyd, who told Minneapolis police ‘I cannot breathe’Four officers involved in Floyd’s death firedThe FBI and authorities in Minnesota have launched investigations into the death of an African American man after an incident, captured on video, in which a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground.In the footage the man, later identified as George Floyd, 46, can be heard to shout “I cannot breathe” and “Don’t kill me!” He then...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Race, US news, Fbi, US policing, Floyd, George Floyd


Coronavirus live news: Spain begins 10 days of mourning as global deaths pass 350,000

Longest official mourning period in Spain’s democracy; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; WHO says Americas are new Covid-19 epicentre. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Germany to relax travel curbs as Spain mourns Covid-19 victimsTory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic CummingsAustralia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.52am BST Germany has extended social distancing rules aimed at containing the spread of the coronavir...
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Hong Kong crisis: Trump warns China he will take action as protests loom

US president ‘displeased’ with efforts by Beijing to impose national security laws, as Chinese president says military must prepare for confrontationsUS president Donald Trump has warned China he is preparing to take action over its efforts to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, as the city braced for further demonstrations on Wednesday.Asked if he was going to impose sanctions on China over its actions in Hong Kong, Trump told reporters at the White House: “We’re doing something now. I ...
Tags: Hong Kong, White House, China, US, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Trump, Hong Kong Trump


Apple says it's reopening ~100 more stores in U.S. this week, walk-in customers OK in some

Apple says it is planning to reopen more than 100 US retail stores this week, and that because the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, most locations will only offer curbside or storefront service. By this week's end, Apple says, about 130 out of its 271 U.S. stores will be open. Certain locations, but not all, will be allowing customers to walk inside the store and conduct transactions on-site with staff. Excerpt from CNBC: Apple’s retail openings are being closely watched as both a key demand driv...
Tags: Apple, Post, Business, News, China, US, US news, Tech News, United States, Cnbc, Jessi Hempel, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Deidre O'Brien


Twitter says it won't remove Trump tweets on deceased former Joe Scarborough staffer Lori Klausutis

Twitter said Tuesday it's not taking any action on grotesquely abusive tweets by impeached U.S. President Donald Trump about the 2001 death of a woman who once worked as a congressional staff member for Joe Scarborough, after her husband asked the company to remove the false and personally harassing tweets. In a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that was also published by the New York Times, Timothy J. Klausutis asked Twitter to take down the Trump tweet “alluding to the repeatedly debunked f...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Politics, Technology, B-side, White House, Social Media, US news, Tech News, New York Times, Scarborough, Jack Dorsey, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Twitter labels Trump's false claims with warning for first time

Presidential tweets on mail-in voting now include link with message: ‘Get the facts’Twitter for the first time took action against a series of tweets by Donald Trump, labeling them with a warning sign and providing a link to further information.Since ascending to the US presidency, Trump has used his Twitter account to threaten a world leader with war, amplify racist misinformation by British hate figures and, as recently as Tuesday morning, spread a lie about the 2001 death of a congressional a...
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Trump flips out on Twitter, right after Twitter fact-checked him for the first time

“Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” Earlier today, Twitter for the first time ever added a factchecking feature to one of impeached U.S. President Donald Trump's false tweets about voter fraud. Within an hour or so, Trump lashed out at Twitter, on Twitter. Previously: Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for first time
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