Mike Pence Says Iran Is Planning ‘New Holocaust’ With Middle East Expansion

“The time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and join with us as we bring the economic and diplomatic pressure necessary to give the Iranian people, the region and the world the peace security and freedom they deserve,” Pence added, referring to the 2015 nuclear deal brokered under […]

Trans-Tasman travel bubble ‘on pause’ amid new Covid outbreaks across Pacific

Despite the surge in cases, the French Polynesian president, Edouard Fritch, and the French high commissioner, Dominique Sorain, has said there will not be another lockdown. Fritch said the spread of the virus was due not to overseas arrivals, but irresponsible behaviour.

Lebanon ‘hurtling towards implosion’ with ‘real risk’ it could spiral into bloodshed and become new Syria, expert warns

“These are big challenges that directly challenge some pretty entrenched interests and what we’ve seen over the last six months is a real unwillingness from the establishment to budge on these issues.”

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st local cases in 102 days

— Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. The number of new community infections in China fell to 13, all in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. Hong Kong counted 69 new cases. The mainland also saw 31 new cases brought by Chinese travelers from abroad. China requires testing and […]

James Anderson proved he’s still world class, says England team-mate Sam Curran

Anderson frustrated by retirement rumoursAnalysis: One of Anderson’s best home summers All-rounder Curran said: “I was pretty shocked with the stuff that was going on about him. He is a world-class bowler and anyone who doubts him I don’t think is very sensible.

New Jersey to adopt mail-in voting for November, source says

Due to the pandemic, voting by mail is becoming an increasingly popular option since many voters may prefer not to wait in long lines at polling stations. If Murphy announces that all registered voters will automatically be mailed ballots, New Jersey will become the ninth state — plus Washington, DC — to have that system […]

New York City’s ‘Tribute in Light’ honoring 9/11 victims has been canceled this year over Covid-19 concerns

The art installation “Tribute in Light” was first presented six months after the terrorist attacks. The annual memorial is comprised of about 88 lights that reach four miles into the sky, creating twin beams matching the shape of the towers that were destroyed.

How a cruise line made crew work without wages

On April 18, below an Instagram image of the company’s ship with a sunset in the background, came this plea for help: “Through this message we want to ask for help on behalf of 8 Salvadorans stranded on the Grand Celebration cruise … We want to let you know and make it public that we […]

Thousands in Belarus Form ‘Lines of Solidarity’ in Protest

“I’m confident that EU and the United States fully share the same concerns about what has taken place and what is taking place in Belarus and I’m very hopeful that we can collectively work in a way that gets a better outcome for the people of Belarus,” Pompeo said Thursday on a visit to Slovenia. 

Thousands of cars form miles-long line for Dallas food bank as coronavirus unemployment cripples Texas

The organization has estimated that a shocking one in six Americans could face hunger as a result of the COVID crisis.