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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


Argentina cordons off virus-hit slum as critics decry 'ghettoes for poor people'

Drastic measures are being taken to contain the coronavirus in the Villa Azul area of Buenos Aires which has emerged as a hotspotSecurity forces in Argentina have cordoned off one of the country’s poorest slums, preventing inhabitants from entering or leaving the neighbourhood after a surge of coronavirus cases.Police officers erected barriers at the entrance to Villa Azul on the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Monday after widespread testing was launched in poorer districts. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Coronavirus outbreak, Villa Azul


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


Brazil police target key Bolsonaro supporters in fake news raids

Carlos Bolsonaro, president’s son, reportedly a key memberPhones and computers seized from hardcore BolsonaristasBrazilian police have raided addresses linked to some of Jair Bolsonaro’s most ardent online cheerleaders as part of an investigation into a fake news network investigators reportedly suspect could be linked to the president’s son.The operation’s targets were an eclectic and influential cast of hardcore Bolsonaristas including a former Femen activist-turned-anti-abortion-militant; a c...
Tags: Media, Americas, Social Media, World news, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Carlos Bolsonaro, Bolsonaristas


Brazil police raid 29 addresses in inquiry into rightwing fake news network

Carlos Bolsonaro, president’s son, reportedly a key memberPhones and computers seized from hardcore BolsonaristasBrazilian police have raided addresses linked to some of Jair Bolsonaro’s most ardent online cheerleaders as part of an investigation into a fake news network investigators reportedly suspect could be linked to the president’s son.The operation’s targets were an eclectic and influential cast of hardcore Bolsonaristas including a former Femen activist-turned-anti-abortion-militant; a c...
Tags: Media, Americas, Social Media, World news, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Carlos Bolsonaro, Bolsonaristas


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...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Spanish dig closes in on burial site of Irish lord Red Hugh O'Donnell

Valladolid archaeologists find human skull in chapel where Christopher Columbus was also buried Somewhere beneath a street in north-west Spain – probably between a bank branch and a budget clothes shop – lies the ruined chapel where an eight-toed, rebel Irish lord was buried following his final, fatal mission 418 years ago.Red Hugh O’Donnell, who escaped captivity and led a rebellion that almost expelled the Tudor English forces from Ireland, fled to Spain after the battle of Kinsale in 1602 whe...
Tags: Europe, Spain, UK News, World news, Culture, Ireland, Heritage, Archaeology, Christopher Columbus, north west Spain, Valladolid, Kinsale, Red Hugh O'Donnell


China and India move troops as border tensions escalate

Thousands of Chinese troops reportedly move into sensitive areas along Himalayan frontierTensions between China and India over their Himalayan border have escalated, with China accused of moving thousands of troops into disputed territory and expanding a military airbase in the region.Thousands of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops are reported to have moved into sensitive areas along the eastern Ladakh border, setting up tents and stationing vehicles and heavy machinery in what India...
Tags: China, India, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Ladakh, Chinese People 's Liberation Army PLA


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...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, George Floyd


Ancient Roman mosaic floor discovered under vines in Italy

Pristine ‘archaeological treasure’ near Verona may date to 3rd century AD, say experts A perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor has been discovered near the northern Italian city of Verona.Archaeologists were astonished by the find as it came almost a century after the remains of a villa, believed to date to the 3rd century AD, were unearthed in a hilly area above the town of Negrar di Valpolicella. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Culture, Italy, Archaeology, Verona, Negrar di Valpolicella Continue


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...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Israeli president tells Australian PM: alleged abuser Malka Leifer will not ‘evade justice’

Vow comes after Jerusalem court ruled ex-teacher is mentally fit to stand trial and be extradited over 74 sexual assault chargesThe alleged child abuser Malka Leifer will not be allowed to “evade justice”, Israel’s president has promised Australia’s prime minister, a day after a Jerusalem court ruled the former headteacher was mentally fit to stand trial and be extradited.“The state of Israel will not allow anyone to use its institutions to evade justice,” Reuven Rivlin told Scott Morrison in a ...
Tags: Law, Australia, Israel, Jerusalem, World news, Australia news, Middle East and North Africa, Scott Morrison, Extradition, Reuven Rivlin, Malka Leifer


World’s largest all-electric aircraft set for first flight

Nine-seater plane should take to skies on Thursday and produce no carbon emissionsThe world’s largest all-electric aircraft is about to take to the skies for the first time.The Cessna Caravan, retrofitted with an electric engine, is expected to fly for 20-30 minutes over Washington State in the US on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Air transport, Washington State, Cessna Caravan


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


How South Africa’s action on Covid-19 contrasts sharply with its response to Aids

Country’s swift response is distinct from the handling of the HIV crisis 20 years ago. Have lessons been learnt?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Twenty years ago Nelson Mandela made an impassioned plea for international cooperation on “one of the greatest threats humankind has faced”.Aids was ravaging lives and overwhelming health systems, at its peak killing up to 1,000 people a day in South Africa. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, Society, World news, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Aids and HIV, Thabo Mbeki, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak


French football fans who went to illegal match sought for Covid-19 testing

Match played in defiance of rules limiting public gatherings to maximum of 10 peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOfficials in Strasbourg have appealed for hundreds of spectators who attended an illegal football match at the weekend to be tested for Covid-19.The authorities fear a second wave of the pandemic in one of France’s worst-affected regions. They have called on the estimated 400 people who took part in or watched the game to go to a testing centre set up at...
Tags: Europe, France, Football, Sport, World news, Strasbourg, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


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


'Unstoppable': African swine fever deaths to eclipse record 2019 toll

With world’s attention on Covid-19, warnings that lack of measures to contain pandemic could lead to culling of record number of pigsThe African swine fever (ASF) pandemic will be even worse this year than in 2019, say experts, warning that the spread of the highly contagious virus, which is fatal to pigs, is unrelenting.With world attention on the human viral pandemic of Covid-19, concern is growing that countries are not focusing enough on halting the spread of ASF through better biosecurity p...
Tags: Food, Animals, Environment, World news, Infectious Diseases, Farming, Animal Welfare, Meat Industry, Veterinary Medicine, ASF, Coronavirus outbreak


Greece ready to welcome tourists as refugees stay locked down in Lesbos

In Moria, Europe’s largest migrant camp, tensions are rising as life is more restricted and the threat of Covid-19 is ever present Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren fly kites between tents in the shadow of barbed wire fences as life continues in Europe’s largest refugee camp. There are 17,421 people living here in a space designed for just under 3,000. Residents carrying liquid soap and water barrels encourage everyone to wash their hands as they pass by, refug...
Tags: Europe, Greece, World news, Migration, Refugees, Global development, Migration And Development, Moria, Coronavirus outbreak, Moria Europe


Nigerian forces accused of torture and illegal detention of children – report

Amnesty International alleges that at least 10,000 died while being wrongly held – some of them in a centre part funded by the UKWidespread unlawful detention and torture by Nigerian security forces has aggravated the suffering of a generation of children and tens of thousands of people in north-east Nigeria, according to a new report.At least 10,000 victims – many of them children – have died in military detention, among the many thousands more arrested during a decade-long conflict with jihadi...
Tags: Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Aid, Global development, Amnesty International, Internally displaced people, Amnesty International Continue, North East Nigeria


Galleries in Europe open doors as lockdown lifts – in pictures

While museums and galleries across the UK remain closed, cultural institutions abroad are beginning to welcome visitors as lockdown easesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, UK, World news, Art and design, Museums, Coronavirus outbreak


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


Fast fashion: Pakistan garment workers fight for rights amid Covid-19 crisis

Protesters demand wages at factory supplying global fashion brands, as coronavirus leads to layoffs in textile industryCoronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice in Karachi last week allegedly shot at hundreds of unarmed garment workers protesting outside a factory supplying denim for global fashion brands.Garment workers such as Abdul Basit, 35, claimed to have been charged by police with batons outside a factory which is reported to have fired more than 15,000 workers s...
Tags: Fashion, Human Rights, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, KARACHI, Abdul Basit, Coronavirus outbreak, Nasir Mansoor, National Trade Union Federation


Investment in global energy to drop by $400bn

Covid-19 pandemic forecast to cause biggest slump in history after collapse in demandInvestment in global energy will fall by $400bn (£324bn) this year, the biggest slump in the industry’s history, as the Covid-19 pandemic fuels a collapse in energy demand.The International Energy Agency (IEA) said the unprecedented investment slump follows the most severe plunge in energy demand since the second world war. The price of oil suffered an historic market crash last month when US oil prices turned n...
Tags: Energy, Business, Environment, Oil, US, Renewable Energy, World news, Commodities, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, International Energy Agency IEA, Coronavirus outbreak


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...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Improve water supply in poorer nations to cut plastic use, say experts

Report calls for urgent action to tackle developing countries’ reliance on bottled waterFocusing on improving the water supply in developing nations could be a powerful way to fight the scourge of plastic waste in the oceans, experts have said, highlighting that the issue has received little attention.People in developing countries, and many middle-income countries, often rely on plastic bottles of water as their piped water supply can be contaminated or unsafe, or perceived as such. Continue re...
Tags: Environment, Water, World news, Oceans, Access to water, Plastics


Canada: minister says Covid-19 lockdown a 'great time' to build pipeline

Climate activists condemn Sonya Savage’s remarksTrans Mountain project under construction despite oppositionEnvironmental advocates have reacted with outrage after a provincial energy minister in Canada said that coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings make it a “great time” to push on with a contentious pipeline project. Related: Coronavirus live news: Putin says Russia past peak of outbreak despite highest daily death toll Continue reading...
Tags: Putin, Russia, Americas, World news, Canada, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Sonya Savage