Are China and the UK heading for a new ‘Cold War’?

Relations between China and the UK are fast deteriorating. Beijing accused the UK of “trampling” on the basic norms of international relations after it offered citizenship to millions of Hongkongers. A new national security law makes secessionist, subversive, or terrorist activities illegal, as well as foreign intervention in the city’s internal affairs. SUBSCRIBE to our … Read more Are China and the UK heading for a new ‘Cold War’?

Could the US shut down the Open Skies treaty? | Inside Story

It’s known as one of the pillars of global security after the end of the Cold War. The Open Skies treaty allows the U.S., Russia, Canada and European countries to fly over each other’s territories and monitor military activity. But earlier this year, President Donald Trump announced Washington wants to withdraw from the pact. U.S. … Read more Could the US shut down the Open Skies treaty? | Inside Story

Could a green recovery create jobs and reduce extreme poverty? | Counting the Cost

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the global economy. It has pushed back global efforts to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods and healthcare. Nations have poured billions of dollars into shoring up health services and the economy. But some experts say that the recovery, now that lockdowns are being lifted, needs to … Read more Could a green recovery create jobs and reduce extreme poverty? | Counting the Cost

Israeli PM hints at delay to controversial annexation plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is yet to implement a controversial peace plan that includes annexation of parts of the West Bank, despite a July 1 timeline to start the process. As FRANCE 24 correspondent Irris Mackler reports, the delay could indicate cold feet from Washington, while Israel itself is divided over the plan. Subscribe … Read more Israeli PM hints at delay to controversial annexation plan

Colorado Prosecutors to Reexamine Elijah McClain’s Death in Police Custody

The Colorado governor on Thursday ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by police who stopped him on the street in suburban Denver last year because he was “being suspicious.” Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order directing state Attorney General Phil … Read more Colorado Prosecutors to Reexamine Elijah McClain’s Death in Police Custody

Despite coronavirus struggles, Britons look for an overseas holiday | ABC News

British travellers desperate for an overseas holiday will soon find out where they can go. The UK government is set to announce which nations have agreed to allow quarantine-free travel from Britain, but some countries are already getting cold feet. Image AP: Joan Mateu Read more here: https://ab.co/2NGMNeI For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Despite coronavirus struggles, Britons look for an overseas holiday | ABC News

Tokyo Disneyland previews COVID-19 safety measures ahead of reopening

Tokyo Disneyland on Monday previewed its new COVID-19 safety measures ahead of reopening for the first time since the closure in late February. Among a new set of policies, visitors with fever over 37.5 degrees Celsius, or showing cold-like symptoms are asked to refrain from entering. The park will reopen Wednesday July 1. Subscribe to … Read more Tokyo Disneyland previews COVID-19 safety measures ahead of reopening

In Germany’s K-town, fears for the economy as Trump threatens to withdraw US troops

American President Donald Trump is threatening to withdraw thousands of American troops from Germany. He accuses Germany of not contributing enough to NATO. The overall number of US soldiers based in Germany dropped massively at the end of the Cold War. But the country still hosts more troops than any other European country. FRANCE 24 … Read more In Germany’s K-town, fears for the economy as Trump threatens to withdraw US troops

‘China does not want a Cold War with the US,’ says Chinese ambassador to France

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to France, discussed the current tensions between Beijing and Washington. He also talked about China charging two detained Canadians with spying, plus the situation in Hong Kong and the new outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Beijing. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 … Read more ‘China does not want a Cold War with the US,’ says Chinese ambassador to France

Lithuania puts pink soup on the map

Chefs across Lithuania are now tweaking their famous cold beetroot soup, or ‘saltibarsciai’ recipe in a bid to drive up tourism Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on … Read more Lithuania puts pink soup on the map

Singapore ‘very concerned’ about a new Cold War between the US and China, FM says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan expressed his concern at the prospect of a new Cold War between the United States and China. He also discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Singapore ‘very concerned’ about a new Cold War between the US and China, FM says

Bolton claims Trump asked China to help him win re-election

Former national security adviser John Bolton claims President Donald Trump asked his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to help him win the 2020 US presidential election, according to an excerpt from his upcoming book published by the Wall Street Journal. That encounter, according to Bolton, took place during a June 2019 meeting between the two leaders … Read more Bolton claims Trump asked China to help him win re-election

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

What do you know about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is causing a health emergency? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus that … Read more Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)