SC says Congress can’t get Trump records, for now

SC says Congress can’t get Trump records, for now

Friday, 10 July 2020 | AP | Washington

The Supreme Court on Thursday kept a hold on President Donald Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved. The 7-2 outcome is at least a short-term...

Consequences will be borne by Aus: China

Friday, 10 July 2020 | AFP | Sydney

Australia: Australia offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong on Thursday in response to China’s crackdown on dissent, drawing a furious reply from Beijing. Beijing shot back, condemning the Australian announcements as violations of “fundamental principles of international relations”. “China... reserves the right to take further reactions,...

Rishi Sunak warns of significant recession and jobs crunch in UK

Friday, 10 July 2020 | PTI | London

British finance minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday reiterated his previous warnings that he would not be able to save every job and that the UK was headed towards a “significant recession” hit by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. A day after he tabled a mini-budget in Parliament, the Indian-origin Chancellor of the...

Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Friday, 10 July 2020 | PTI | Melbourne

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced the suspension of Australia’s extradition treaty with Hong Kong over the controversial Chinese national security law imposed there and offered visas to 10,000 students and temporary skilled workers from the former British territory to start a new life in this country. The move came...

Japan battered by heavy rain, floods; 58 dead

Thursday, 09 July 2020 | AP | Tokyo

Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. At least 58 people died in several days of flooding. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas known for scenic...

Ethiopia's week of unrest sees 239 dead, 3,500 held

Thursday, 09 July 2020 | AP | Addis Ababa

At least 239 people have been killed and 3,500 arrested in more than a week of unrest in Ethiopia that poses the biggest challenge yet to its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister. In the Oromia region, the toll includes 215 civilians along with nine police officers and five militia members, regional...

China opens security office in Hong Kong to implement controversial law

Thursday, 09 July 2020 | PTI | Beijing/Hong Kong

China on Wednesday opened its first office in Hong Kong to implement the controversial national security law, a move which is expected to impact the hundreds of foreign firms which are concerned over the vague language used in the legislation and its implications. The office for Safeguarding National Security of the...

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen

Thursday, 09 July 2020 | AP | Washington

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal money if schools don't reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials over school reopening guidelines that he says are impractical and expensive. Taking to Twitter to voice his frustration, Trump argued that countries including Germany, Denmark and...

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