Act now or coronavirus will sentence more prisoners to death, say experts

In June, just as Covid-19 infection rates nationally were ticking up among incarcerated populations, the San Francisco judicial council ended a broader zero-bail policy, instead allowing counties to decide whether to keep it. In mid-August, the US supreme court has weighed in on coronavirus safety measures in jails. The court’s five conservative justices sided with […]

Friday briefing: Rio Tinto CEO quits after cave furore

Row rages over internal markets – A rift has emerged between the government’s top legal advisers over the legislation to override the EU withdrawal agreement. Their advice, seen by the Guardian, appears to show that Richard Keen, the advocate general for Scotland, advised ministers would be breaching the ministerial code if they defied international law. […]

Take a deep breath of the beautiful sea air and join the jetty set at Britain’s peerless piers

You’ll take a shine to this silvery sliver in the Menai Strait which originally served steamers from Liverpool, Blackpool and the Isle of Man. It was saved from demolition in the 1970s and reopened in 1988. More financial difficulties in the 2010s have now been overcome and a four-year major refurbishment is nearing completion.

New York Journalists Remember the First Moments of 9/11

We had just gone to commercial when my assignment editor told me that a small plane had hit the Twin Towers and there was a fire and that we had a shot of it—from our camera perched on the top of the Empire State building. When we came back, I had to ad-lib: “There’s smoke […]

India’s Modi responds to ‘violent face-off’ with China over Himalayan border

At a regular news conference Tuesday, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that on Monday, “Indian troops seriously violated our consensus and twice crossed the border line for illegal activities and provoked and attacked Chinese personnel which lead to serious physical conflict between the two sides.”

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Her story has it all!’ Kellyanne Conway is being bombarded with multimillion-dollar book and movie deals to spill about her post as ‘ultra-loyal’ insider to president and how it blew up relationship with Trump-hating husband and woke daughter

For some seven years in the early 2000s, the New Jersey native, the daughter of a trucking company owner who abandoned the family when she was just a child, lived in Trump World Tower, and conducted private polls for him when he considered running for New York governor in 2013.

Shoaib Akhtar lashes out at Misbah-ul-Haq: ‘I’d have said it’s my fault, I will set it right’

When Misbah was appointed the head coach and chief selector last year, Pakistan was the number one T20 side in the world but now they have slipped to the fourth position. Meanwhile, in the longest format of the game, Pakistan are now languishing in the seventh position.

The West can gnash its teeth over Belarus. But there’s little it can do to change things

Additionally, Belarus’ economy is in bad shape, with its foreign reserves down to about $4 billion and its currency sharply lower since the election. Anders Aslund, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, says an IMF bail-out is one option. The other “is that Russia bails out Belarus, as it has done repeatedly in the […]

The Myth of the Central Park Five

Two doctors from Metropolitan Hospital would have been called, one of whom testified at the criminal trial. He would have said, as he did to the Wall Street Journal in 2014, that he thought that there were wounds caused by a sharp-edged instrument, and not just the blunt trauma from the rock and branch admitted […]

Why Canada flattened the curve — and the US didn’t

There are a number of theories as to why Canada has managed to flatten the Covid-19 curve much better than the United States. One is that Canadians, who entered confederation with the motto “peace, order and good government” are much more compliant than our southern neighbors with their attachment to “life, liberty and the pursuit […]