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Int'l Herald TribuneJul 02, 2020
Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Enters Holiday Weekend With Record Cases
The United States set a single-day case record for the fifth time in a little over a week. Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, officials warn residents to stay home.

Coronavirus updates: US reports record-high number of new cases in a day (ABC News) - EuropeJul 02, 2020
Coronavirus latest: More than half of US backs out of reopening on Covid-19 surge
The suicide of Alex Kearns — who thought he had lost heavily — has triggered calls for reform of online brokerages

Washington Post World NewsJul 02, 2020
Countries prepare to take in Hong Kong refugees fleeing China's crackdown
Britain, Australia and the United States are among the countries that proposed measures to help, even as they risk blowback from Beijing.

CNBC World NewsJul 02, 2020
Russians give Putin the chance to stay in power until 2036 after historic vote
Russians have overwhelmingly voted in favor of changes to the country's constitution that enable President Vladimir Putin to potentially stay in power up to 2036.

Putin strongly backed in controversial Russian reform vote (BBC News Front Page | World)
Russian officials say 78 per cent of voters back extending Putin's rule (CBC Top Stories)

ABC NewsJul 02, 2020
Hong Kong protester arrested on suspicion of stabbing police
Hong Kong police arrested a man onboard a London-bound flight on suspicion of stabbing a police officer during protests of the new security law

15-year-old girl among 370 arrested as China-backed law takes hold in Hong Kong (CNN World)

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 02, 2020
Biden Outraises Trump Again, With $141 Million June Haul
Hours after President Trump's campaign announced an enormous cash influx of $131 million last month, Joe Biden's team said it had brought in even more.

CNBC World NewsJul 02, 2020
Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong protests, as analysts weigh in on national security law's impact
About 370 protesters were arrested in Hong Kong on Wednesday — 10 of them were apprehended for breaching the new security law just one day after it took effect.

Hong Kong: US passes sanctions as nations condemn new law (BBC Front Page)

Washington Post World NewsJul 02, 2020
Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 113 people
Officials in Myanmar say a landslide at a jade mine in the country's north has killed at least 113 people

Dozens killed by landslide at Myanmar jade mine (MSNBC Int'l News)

CNBC World NewsJul 02, 2020
Coronavirus live updates: India's cases cross 600,000; demand for China's medical products surge
The coronavirus has infected more than 10.69 million people around the world as of Thursday, killing at least 516,210 people.

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 02, 2020
U.K. Grants Asylum to Ex-Consulate Worker Who Told of Torture in China
Simon Cheng was held during the height of the Hong Kong protests last year, and his treatment highlighted concerns about China's legal system. - EuropeJul 02, 2020
Businesses in Hong Kong fear collateral damage from security law
While some argue it will restore stability, others say legislation is too vaguely defined

BBC Front PageJul 02, 2020
Coronavirus: School safety means two cases and pupils go home
Safety plans announced for England's schools in autumn will be based on separate "bubbles".

BBC Front PageJul 02, 2020
Coronavirus pandemic sets women's sport back '10 or 20 years' - Agbeze
Former England netball captain Ama Agbeze fears the coronavirus pandemic could set women's sport back decades because of the cancellation of leagues and competitions.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJul 02, 2020
Kremlin hails 'triumph' as Russians clear way for Putin to rule until 2036
A referendum's result gives Putin the opportunity to be Russia's longest-serving ruler since Peter the Great.

BBC Front PageJul 02, 2020
Coronavirus: How will local lockdowns work?
A local lockdown has been introduced to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Leicester - but how will it work?

Coronavirus: Leicester schoolchildren kept at home in local lockdown (BBC Front Page)
Sweden's currency has strengthened — with no coronavirus lockdown — and the trend could continue (CNBC World News)

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 02, 2020
'Why is Trump calling Black Lives Matter a symbol of hate?'
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends Trump's comments on the Black Lives Matter movement.

CBC Top StoriesJul 02, 2020
At least 113 killed as Myanmar jade mine collapse buries workers
A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried many workers.

Washington Post World NewsJul 02, 2020
More than 80 reported killed this week in Ethiopia's unrest
The state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation says more than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after a popular singer was shot dead this week

NYTimes GlobalJul 02, 2020
Trump Is in Trouble in Pennsylvania, but ‘He's Been Way Behind Before'
The president's campaign and allies have sketched out a comeback path in the battleground state, which he narrowly won in 2016, hoping to capitalize on factors like energy policy.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 02, 2020
Dozens of countries to be exempt from UK quarantine
UK government sources indicate that UK tourists will not have to isolate on return from up to 75 countries. - EuropeJul 02, 2020
Ukraine scraps bond sale after central bank governor quits
Departure ‘came out of the blue' said investment managers set to buy the debt

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 02, 2020
The V.A. Made Me Vomit. And That Was a Good Thing.
After suffering from sleeplessness and anxiety for months, I finally saw a psychiatrist. I became so relaxed so quickly that I passed out.

NYTimes GlobalJul 02, 2020
In N.Y.C., Dining Remains Outdoors Only for Now
Mayor Bill de Blasio postponed indoor dining indefinitely, in response to reports of a surge of infections in other states.

NPR Topics: NewsJul 02, 2020
Biden Faces Pressure To Pick A Black Running Mate. But Warren Remains A Top Contender
Despite calls for Joe Biden to choose a Black woman as his vice presidential pick, many progressives are urging him to choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren instead.

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 02, 2020
Venice Tourism May Never Be the Same After Covid. That Might Be a Good Thing.
The pandemic crushed the tourism industry in Venice and other overtouristed cities. But many see this as an opportunity to rethink a "tourism monoculture."

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 02, 2020
U.S. Reports Nearly 50,000 New Coronavirus Cases, Another Single-Day Record
New Zealand's health minister resigned. As nations try to rebuild their economies, many economists say that Europe may have the edge over the U.S.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJul 02, 2020
24 shot to death in attack on drug rehab center in Mexico
No motive was given in the attack, but Gov. Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo said drug gangs appeared to have been involved.

CNBC World NewsJul 02, 2020
Pakistan central bank governor says coronavirus lockdowns are a 'luxury of the rich'
Pakistan has reported more than 213,000 coronavirus cases and more than 4,300 people have died.

NPR Headline NewsJul 01, 2020
International Doctors Start Residencies At U.S. Hospitals Amid COVID-19 Surge
Totaling about 4,000, they began working Wednesday. They'll face two historic challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and some of the most restrictive immigration policies the U.S. has seen in decades.

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 01, 2020
Republicans Urge Masks for Coronavirus Despite Trump's Resistance
Masks became a political cause for some in the early months of the pandemic. A growing set of Republican leaders are suddenly pushing Americans to wear them. - EuropeJul 01, 2020
Hong Kongers look to the exits as China imposes security law
A ‘tsunami' of residents make plans to emigrate while others open offshore accounts

CBC Top StoriesJul 01, 2020
Canada Day: Big parties give way to online shows amid coronavirus pandemic
A different kind of Canada Day dawned this morning, with large celebrations in many parts of the country replaced with backyard barbecues and digital events.

NPR Headline NewsJul 01, 2020
Germany Disbands Elite Military Unit Following Reports Of Right Wing Extremism
Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the Special Forces Command, or KSK, had created a "wall of secrecy" around itself and she announced the partial disbanding of the commando force.

Int'l Herald TribuneJul 01, 2020
Mary Trump Book on President Can Move Forward Pending Hearing, Judge Rules
The decision reversed a lower court's ruling that had temporarily halted publication of the book by the president's niece, but it didn't address whether she violated a confidentiality agreement.

Washington Post World NewsJul 01, 2020
Ethiopia protests spark Internet shutdown and fears of high death toll after singer killed
Residents of multiple cities said that protests over the death of Hachalu Hundessa continued across the region Wednesday. The violence further threatened Ethiopia's transition to multiparty democracy.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 01, 2020
Seattle police clear out protester-occupied zone
More than 30 people are arrested as officers disperse demonstrators from the "lawless" area.

NPR Headline NewsJul 01, 2020
It's 'Our Fault': Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting of Black Lives Matter Posts
In an exclusive interview with NPR, Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar outlines new measures the popular neighborhood app is taking to address reports of racial profiling and censorship on the platform.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJul 01, 2020
Dozens killed in Ethiopia protests over singer's death
Protesters and members of the security forces among the dead, said Oromiya's regional spokesman, Getachew Balcha.

Hachalu Hundessa: 'Fifty killed' in protests over Ethiopian singer's death (BBC News Front Page | World)

CNN WorldJul 01, 2020
Iran sentences journalist to death, months after he was mysteriously detained
Iranian ?dissident and journalist Rouhollah Zam has been sentenced to death, months after he was apprehended by Iranian forces in mysterious circumstances.

NPR Topics: NewsJul 01, 2020
When Essential Workers Earn Less Than The Jobless: 'We Put The Country On Our Back'
Congress has yet to pass a measure that would ensure a pay boost for people who have been asked to keep going to work during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns.

CBC Top StoriesJul 01, 2020
24 killed in attack on drug rehab centre in Mexico
Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation centre in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities said.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJul 01, 2020
Tesla overtakes Toyota to become world's most valuable car maker
Shares in the electric carmaker have surged, giving it a market value of $209bn. - EuropeJul 01, 2020
Ukraine's central bank governor quits, claiming political pressure
Smolii resignation delivers serious blow to Zelensky's reform credentials and could threaten IMF bailout

CBC Top StoriesJul 01, 2020
For Canada Day, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank B.C. hospital staff for their dedication
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Zoom call with health-care workers at a hospital in British Columbia as a way to mark Canada Day, thanking front-line staff for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NYTimes GlobalJul 01, 2020
Joe Biden's Best Running Mate and Cabinet Picks
"His cabinet will be the future": Readers tell us who they want to see next to Joe Biden, on the ballot and in the White House.

ABC NewsJul 01, 2020
NYC delays resumption of indoor dining at restaurants
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is delaying the planned resumption of indoor dining at restaurants in the city out of fear it would ignite a a spike in coronavirus infections

CBC Top StoriesJul 01, 2020
Canada's history with Indigenous people is cruel and unfair, but we need to own up to it
Canada Day is different this year, and not just because of the pandemic. Conversations of systemic racism are happening not only in the United States, but here in Canada. I don't believe every Canadian is racist, but most don't have any knowledge about the real relationship between Canada and Indigenous people.

CNN WorldJun 30, 2020
German Special Forces unit to be dissolved, source says, after reported far-right links
An elite German military unit which reportedly had a number of extreme right-wing members will be disbanded, a source told CNN on Tuesday.

NYT Middle EastMay 16, 2020
Iran Sentences French-Iranian Academic to 6 Years in Prison
Fariba Adelkhah has been detained north of Tehran since 2019.
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