WATCH: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi holds news conference

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is expected to speak to reporters. Earlier in the day, the Labor Department reported that 1.4 million people in the United States filed unemployment claims for the first time last week, marking the 15th straight week of unemployment claims that exceeded 1 million. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: … Read more WATCH: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi holds news conference

Sen. Kamala Harris on police brutality and the fight for reform (Full Stream 7/2)

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is fighting for police reform. Building on the movement of Black Lives Matter and protests across the country, Harris and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) put forth their sweeping Justice in Policing Act which calls for an end to police brutality and greater accountability. Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart talks with Harris … Read more Sen. Kamala Harris on police brutality and the fight for reform (Full Stream 7/2)

U.S. immigration services at risk without a financial bailout

Without a bailout by August, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will furlough about two-thirds of its workers. This would slow down a legal immigration system already hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more: https://wapo.st/2YUg788. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/ Privacy & Terms: YouTube Terms … Read more U.S. immigration services at risk without a financial bailout

Police in Bangladesh Start Practicing Yoga to Cope with Covid-19 Stress

The long arm of the law is being stretched. Police in Dhaka practise yoga as part of their morning routine. The bending, stretching and deep breathing exercises are aimed at keeping them fit and healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic. While yoga has no special powers to stop people contracting COVID-19, general good health helps those … Read more Police in Bangladesh Start Practicing Yoga to Cope with Covid-19 Stress

Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Myanmar – Security Council – Libya – Yemen – Afghanistan – Kenya – Bangladesh – Uganda – E-waste – Food Price Index – Vesak – Personnel Appointment – Sustainable Development – Noon Guests on Monday MYANMAR The United Nations in Myanmar today expressed its deep … Read more Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 July 2020)

Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

High-level open debate of the Security Council on the theme “Pandemics and security”. Global health risks, such as pandemics and epidemics, can become a threat to international peace and security. Striking examples of epidemics turning into global health risks include the epidemics of severe acute respiratory syndrome, HIV/AIDS and Ebola virus disease. In the case … Read more Pandemics and security – Security Council Open Debate (2 July 2020)

WATCH: NIH and CDC directors testify in front of Senate on coronavirus vaccine

NIH director Francis Collins and CDC director Robert Redfield testify before the Senate Appropriations on plan to develop and distribute a covid-19 vaccine. Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/coronavirus/. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/ Privacy & Terms: YouTube Terms of Service: https://www.youtube.com/t/terms Google Privacy Policy: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy Google … Read more WATCH: NIH and CDC directors testify in front of Senate on coronavirus vaccine

World leaders condemn China’s Hong Kong security law, US passes sanctions

China warns countries to stay out of domestic affairs, after Australia said it was actively considering offering safe haven to Hong Kong residents and the UK announced it could offer residency to Hong Kong citizens, as Beijing Parliament approved the controversial new “security law” for Hong Kong on Tuesday. “Countries that we hadn’t heard before, … Read more World leaders condemn China’s Hong Kong security law, US passes sanctions

No protests recorded in Hong Kong two days after security law approval

After Beijing Parliament approved the new controversial Hong Kong security law on Tuesday, over 380 hundred protesters were arrested the following day. But on Thursday, no protests were recorded, as FRANCE 24’s Oliver Farry reports from the territory. China has nevertheless warned of “consequences” after the UK announced it could offer residency to up to … Read more No protests recorded in Hong Kong two days after security law approval

FRANCE 24 in Hong Kong: ‘The national security law has changed everything’

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‘Law and security’ in Hong Kong | Hundreds arrested during protests as new law passed

As Hong Kong marked 23 years since control of the territory was handed from Britain to China, the introduction of Beijing’s new security law saw an outbreak of violence across the city Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on … Read more ‘Law and security’ in Hong Kong | Hundreds arrested during protests as new law passed

WATCH: Federal prosecutors announce charges against Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime confidante of sex offender financier Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire on federal charges related to the Epstein case, officials said. Read more: https://wapo.st/3iqeeI0. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/ Privacy & Terms: YouTube Terms of Service: https://www.youtube.com/t/terms Google … Read more WATCH: Federal prosecutors announce charges against Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell

UK will bear ‘consequences’ offering residency to Hong Kong citizens over security law, China says

China warns countries to stay out of domestic affairs, after Australia said it was actively considering offering safe haven to Hong Kong residents and the UK announced it could offer residency to Hong Kong citizens, as Beijing Parliament approved the controversial new “security law” for Hong Kong on Tuesday. In the following day, hundreds of … Read more UK will bear ‘consequences’ offering residency to Hong Kong citizens over security law, China says

China warns of ‘counter-measures’ as UK offers residency to Hong Kong citizens over security law

China warns of “consequences” after the UK announced it could offer residency to up to 3 million Hong Kong citizens, as Beijing Parliament approved the controversial new “security law” for Hong Kong on Tuesday. “These counter-measures tend to be proportional when it comes to this kind of matters, so we could imagine restrictions on British … Read more China warns of ‘counter-measures’ as UK offers residency to Hong Kong citizens over security law

Australia May Offer Safe Haven to Hong Kong Residents, Morrison Says

Australia’s Prime Minister said Thursday his government was considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents threatened by China’s move to impose a tough national security law on the semi-autonomous territory. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Cabinet would soon consider options “to provide similar opportunities” as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered … Read more Australia May Offer Safe Haven to Hong Kong Residents, Morrison Says