Trump paid over $188K in taxes to China trying to land unsuccessful projects: report

President Donald Trump spent a decade unsuccessfully pursuing projects in China, operating an office there during his first run for president and forging a partnership with a major government-controlled company, The New York Times reported Tuesday. China is one of only three foreign nations — the others are Britain and Ireland — where Trump maintains […]

China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine to be included in Brazil's immunisation programme

BRASILIA (REUTERS) – The Brazilian government will include China’s Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 in its national immunisation programme, state governors said on Tuesday (Oct 20) after a meeting with the country’s health minister, in addition to one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. This means the experimental Chinese vaccine called CoronaVac, which Brazil’s largest state […]

Cleaner drinks water from toilet to prove she’s good at her job as bosses clap

A cleaner wanting to prove how good she is at her job has been filmed taking the rather disgusting decision of drinking from a toilet. The dedicated worker claimed she wanted to motivate employees in other departments to do their job to "perfection" as she performed the water quality check. In a video widely shared […]

Terrorists have new targets due to fewer crowds in pandemic, new MI5 boss warns

Terrorists are hunting for fresh targets because there are fewer crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic, the new boss of MI5 has warned. Director general Ken McCallum said the security service has been "rapidly adapting" how it works to keep the country safe during the outbreak. He added it was also helping research efforts in the […]

China's imports, exports surge as global economy reopens

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China’s imports grew at their fastest pace this year in September, while exports extended their strong gains as more trading partners lifted coronavirus restrictions in a further boost to the world’s second-biggest economy. Exports in August rose 9.9 per cent from a year earlier, customs data showed on Tuesday (Oct 13), broadly […]

‘Fare-dodging’ cat escorted off train in hilarious viral footage

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Every commuter has likely watched some chancer being escorted off a train because they hadn’t paid their fare. But this rather unusual stowaway is a special case. TikTok users joked the furry "fare-dodger" was a rather well-groomed […]