Ruth Bader Ginsburg honoured in historic US Capitol ceremony | US & Canada

Ruth Bader Ginsburg honoured in historic US Capitol ceremony | US & Canada https://www.duzline.com

The late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honoured in a brief ceremony in the US Capitol as she lies in state there, the first woman and first Jewish person to receive that honour. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi briefly spoke before opera singer Denyce Graves, a favourite of Ginsburg, sang in tribute to […]

Trump lawyers, prosecutors argue in court over president’s taxes | US & Canada

Trump lawyers, prosecutors argue in court over president’s taxes | US & Canada https://www.duzline.com

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance seeks Trump’s tax returns in an investigation into possible tax and insurance fraud in addition to hush payments. With the United States presidential election looming, lawyers for Donald Trump will ask a federal appeals court on Friday to block Manhattan’s top prosecutor from obtaining the president’s tax returns in connection […]

US election live blog: Ginsburg’s historic memorial service | US & Canada

US election live blog: Ginsburg’s historic memorial service | US & Canada https://www.duzline.com

The late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state in the US Capitol, the first woman to receive that honour. Joe Biden, Kamala Harris pay their respects to Ginsburg. Trump will campaign in Florida, Georgia and Virginia. Early ballot requests are breaking records. Barack Obama will hold a fundraiser with Harris next […]

Analysis: Trump, Biden debates – a ‘televised job interview’ | US & Canada

Analysis: Trump, Biden debates – a ‘televised job interview’ | US & Canada https://www.duzline.com

When Joe Biden and Donald Trump step onstage for their lead-off debate on Tuesday night, they will be taking part in a ritual that has been a feature of American presidential campaigns since 1960. For voters, debates represent a rare moment when candidates for the highest office in the land stand side-by-side before the nation […]

Sea ice and a China surprise: Climate losses and gains | Antarctica News

Sea ice and a China surprise: Climate losses and gains | Antarctica News https://www.duzline.com

Eight years ago, I joined a World Wildlife Fund expedition in the Arctic that planned to sail to the very edge of the sea ice. I wrote about how different things were in the far north: how your compass goes haywire, or how you could find yourself in a town where dogs outnumber humans or […]

Hounded in the US, TikTok is also facing scrutiny in Australia | Australia News

Gold slides to two-month low while silver takes a bullet | US & Canada News https://www.duzline.com

The video-sharing app has downplayed links between its parent company, ByteDance, and the Chinese Communist Party. TikTok executives sought to reassure Australian lawmakers on Friday about the security of its data and said Chinese Communist Party links to parent company ByteDance shouldn’t be a concern. Lee Hunter, general manager of TikTok Australia and New Zealand, […]

Indian farmers block roads, railways over farm bills | India

Indian farmers block roads, railways over farm bills | India https://www.duzline.com

Farmers organise protests across several states against gov’t move to open agriculture to corporate sector. Farmers in India blocked roads and railway tracks on Friday in a protest against new legislation that they say could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private […]

Hong Kong legislators protest against China’s arrest of activists | Asia Pacific

Hong Kong legislators protest against China’s arrest of activists | Asia Pacific https://www.duzline.com

Pro-democracy politicians call for the release of 12 Hong Kong activists arrested at sea by Chinese authorities. Opposition politicians in Hong Kong have staged a protest in the city’s legislature, calling for the release of 12 activists arrested at sea by China as international concern grows over the status of the detainees. About a dozen […]

Shkendija 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Son Heung-min scores one and sets up two

Shkendija 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Son Heung-min scores one and sets up two https://www.duzline.com

Son Heung-min has scored five goals in four games for Spurs this season Jose Mourinho successfully complained to Uefa about the size of the goalposts before Tottenham’s Europa League play-off victory against Shkendija in North Macedonia. Goals by Erik Lamela, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane earned Spurs a 3-1 victory, with boss Mourinho playing his […]

World in disarray: Angry exchanges at top UN meeting on COVID-19 | China

World in disarray: Angry exchanges at top UN meeting on COVID-19 | China https://www.duzline.com

The United States, China and Russia fought bitterly on Thursday during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the coronavirus pandemic as United Nations chief Antonio Guterres told the body that they had failed in their handling of COVID-19. Guterres blamed “a lack of global preparedness, cooperation, unity and solidarity” for the coronavirus spreading out […]

Breonna Taylor: A timeline of events | US & Canada

Breonna Taylor: A timeline of events | US & Canada https://www.duzline.com

Black Lives Matter protests were held in a number of United States cities, in the wake of the announcement by the Kentucky state attorney general on Wednesday that police officers would not be charged in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, an unarmed Black woman was shot five times by Louisville police serving a […]

Breonna Taylor decision ignites fresh outrage across US | US & Canada

Breonna Taylor decision ignites fresh outrage across US | US & Canada https://www.duzline.com

Washington, DC – Hundreds of demonstrators chanting Breonna Taylor’s name marched through the streets of Washington, DC late on Wednesday, after a grand jury in Kentucky decided not to charge police officers for her death – igniting fresh anger over police brutality in the United States. Protesters dressed in all black carried placards showing the […]

Florida AG calls for probe into Bloomberg funds for ex-convicts | US & Canada

Florida AG calls for probe into Bloomberg funds for ex-convicts | US & Canada https://www.duzline.com

Florida is a key swing state in the 2020 US election and ex-convict voters could prove to be influential in the result. Florida’s attorney general is calling for a probe into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s fundraising of nearly $20m to help convicted felons vote in the key swing state. Attorney General Ashley […]

Mary Trump sues president for alleged defrauding of inheritance | US & Canada

Mary Trump sues president for alleged defrauding of inheritance | US & Canada https://www.duzline.com

Mary Trump accuses her uncle Donald and his siblings of ‘rampant fraud and misconduct’ to deny her tens of millions of dollars. Mary Trump, the niece of Donald Trump and author of a recent memoir that painted an unflattering portrait of him, sued the United States president on Thursday, accusing him and other family members […]

Facebook suspends fake Russian accounts, warns of US vote threat | United States

Facebook suspends fake Russian accounts, warns of US vote threat | United States https://www.duzline.com

US tech giant says accounts were dismantled for using fake identities and other ‘coordinated inauthentic behaviour’. Facebook has said it dismantled three networks of fake accounts which could be used by Russia’s intelligence services to leak hacked documents as part of efforts to disrupt the upcoming US election. The company said on Thursday that the […]