Spain’s second virus wave swells, fueling concern across Europe

Spain is scrambling to stay ahead of new outbreaks of the coronavirus that prompted the U.K. to impose a quarantine on travelers returning from the country, dealing a new blow

The Buzz | Hong Kong recovery may take longer than expected, Financial Secretary says

Hong Kong’s economy may take longer than expected to recover due to the fluidity of the local virus situation and global economic uncertainties, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said. “Business and economic

Rift between royal brothers laid bare in new book extract

Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he told his younger brother he should move slowly in his relationship with the former Meghan Markle, fearing that he was being “blindsided by

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he tested negative for coronavirus

BRASILIA — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said today (Saturday) that he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, based on a fourth test since he said July 7 that he

This Day in History | 1974 Nixon ‘must hand over Watergate tapes’

Giving the judgement to a packed and hushed courtroom, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger said the court rejected Mr Nixon’s claims of executive privilege. Instead, he said they “must yield to

Virus antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only last a few months in people with mild illness, but that doesn’t mean protection

North Korea | Kim visits chicken farm, calls for improvements

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a new chicken farm being built in a county south of capital Pyongyang and called for improvements to what he described as

The Buzz | Trump admin $21M gambit for Pepcid as a Covid-19 remedy fizzles

As the coronavirus began its deadly march through the world, two well-respected American doctors identified a possible remedy: Pepcid, the heartburn medication found on drugstore shelves everywhere. There were no published

On the road to the White House | Joe Biden calls Trump the country’s ‘first’ racist president

Joe Biden said yesterday that President Donald Trump was the country’s “first” racist president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s comments came during a virtual town hall organized by the Service

This Day in History | 1974 Greek military rule gives in to democracy

The military government in Greece has collapsed and the former prime minister Constantine Karamanlis has been invited to return. Huge crowds gathered to greet him at Athens airport and there has

US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

Hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus and stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets from companies across

The Buzz | World shares turn lower as virus caseloads rise

World shares were mostly lower yesterday on renewed worries over surging coronavirus caseloads in many countries. U.S. futures also edged lower, though President Donald Trump’s statement that the pandemic will likely

Trump | Twitter says it’s cracking down on QAnon conspiracy theory

Twitter says it is cracking down on accounts and content related to QAnon, the far-right U.S. conspiracy theory popular among supporters of President Donald Trump. The measures include banning accounts associated

This Day in History | 1977 Deng Xiaoping back in power

The disgraced deputy Prime Minister of China, Deng Xiaoping, is to return to Chinese Government. The Chinese Communist Party conference has restored him to the offices of Vice Premier of the

USA | Biden, lawmakers warn of foreign interference in election

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he is putting Russia and other foreign governments “on notice” that he would act aggressively as president to counter any interference in U.S. elections.

The Buzz | Report: UK officials ‘avoided’ looking into Russian meddling

A long-awaited report on Russian influence in British politics criticized the British government for neglecting to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, describing its utter lack of

Breached levees trap thousands as flooding in China worsens

Breached levees have trapped more than 10,000 people in an eastern Chinese town as flooding worsens across much of the country, local authorities said yesterday. High waters overcame flood defenses protecting

This Day in History | 1969 Man takes first steps on the Moon

American Neil Armstrong has become the first man to walk on the Moon. The astronaut stepped onto the Moon’s surface, in the Sea of Tranquility, at 0256 GMT, nearly 20 minutes

Insults, slammed fists: EU virus summit goes into fourth day

Weary and bleary, European Union leaders yesterday geared up for a fourth day of fighting over an unprecedented 1.85 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund, barely recovered

The Buzz | UK buying 90 million coronavirus vaccine doses

British officials say they have signed a deal to buy 90 million doses of experimental coronavirus vaccines being developed by the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and others. The British government said in

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