Thursday, July 2, 2020
Appeals court sides with Trump on federal execution policy, Report

Appeals court sides with Trump on federal execution policy, Report

An appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Tuesday in its effort to resume executions of federal death row prisoners, after a 16-year hiatus. However, a legal challenge by inmates was sent back to a...
Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Interim Emergency Coronavirus Relief

Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Interim Emergency Coronavirus Relief

Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are calling for at least $500 billion in spending in an emergency stopgap coronavirus relief bill. The top Democrats in Congress pushed for an “interim” emergency coronavirus bill on...
Boris Johnson threatens to sack Tory MPs who vote to block no-deal Brexit, Report

Boris Johnson threatens to sack Tory MPs who vote to block no-deal Brexit, Report

Boris Johnson is threatening to sack rebel Tory MPs who vote to block a no-deal Brexit, it has been claimed. Boris Johnson is planning the move to quell a bid by MPs to rush a law...
Ryanair racist passenger referred to police (Reports)

Ryanair racist passenger referred to police (Reports)

Ryanair has been criticised for apparently failing to remove a passenger from a flight after racial abuse of a woman in her 70s. The incident, on a flight from Barcelona to Stansted on Friday, was recorded...
Trump: nuclear treaty with Russia, Report

Trump: nuclear treaty with Russia, Report

Donald Trump says he will pull the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia, claiming that Moscow is violating the deal. The president said he wanted a new agreement with...
Wim Kok, former Dutch prime minister dies aged 80

Wim Kok, former Dutch prime minister dies aged 80

Wim Kok, a former Dutch prime minister who helped forge the country’s famed consensus-based politics and oversaw the pioneering legalisation of euthanasia and gay marriage, has died of heart failure at the age of 80. Kok...
Diesel and petrol cars ban should come much faster, say MPs

Diesel and petrol cars ban should come much faster, say MPs

A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs have said. The government's current plans to ensure all new cars are "effectively zero emission" by...
Da Vinci eye condition was behind da Vinci's genius, Researchers Say

Da Vinci eye condition was behind da Vinci’s genius, Researchers Say

Leonardo da Vinci was indisputably a genius, but his singular artistic vision may have been the result of seeing the world differently in more ways than one. A new paper argues that he had strabismus,...
Anjem Choudary freed two years after being convicted

Anjem Choudary freed two years after being convicted

Anjem Choudary has been released from prison a little more than two years after being convicted of inviting support for Isis. The notorious hate preacher, whose network of Islamist fanatics includes Isis fighters and terror attackers,...
Interpol chief dead, wife fears, after capture by Chinese (Reports)

Interpol chief dead, wife fears, after capture by Chinese (Reports)

The wife of missing Interpol chief Meng Hongwei says she is “not sure if he is alive” following his disappearance while visiting China. Grace Meng said her husband was the victim of “political persecution” after he...

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