Duda ahead by tiny margin in Polish election – exit poll

Poland’s incumbent President Andrzej Duda holds a slim lead in the country’s presidential election, according to an exit poll. The poll on Sunday showed Mr Duda, an ally of the conservative government, with 50.4% of the vote. He was pitted against the socially liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski. The vote has been widely seen as […]

Poles vote in presidential polls that could define EU ties

Duda’s re-election crucial if ruling PiS is to deepen reforms that EU says increase political control over courts. Poles vote on Sunday in a knife-edge presidential election that may shape the country’s future relations with the European Union, already frayed by the bloc’s concerns over the rule of law. Incumbent Andrzej Duda, an ally of […]

Tokyo confirms 206 new cases of coronavirus infections on Sunday – NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo officials confirmed 206 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK reported, as Japan’s capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government lifted a state of emergency. The total marks the fourth straight day of more than 200 cases. Source: Read Full Article

Foreign students in US ‘scared for the future’

The spread of coronavirus has led to major changes for higher education across the world, with many institutions embracing virtual tuition as a way to allow students to continue their learning. But US immigration authorities have now said that international students whose courses move fully online this autumn could face having their visas revoked. An […]

Body of child found in Eagle River last week is identified

The body of a child found last week in the Eagle River has been identified as that of 3-year-old Sebastian Rodriguez Castro. His cause of death is drowning and the manner has been ruled accidental by the Eagle County Coroner’s Office, according to a news release. Sebastian went missing on June 5 and hundreds of […]

No rest for Colorado voters in Gardner-Hickenlooper Senate race

Just in time for the dog days of summer, the November election has arrived in Colorado. Ads already are flooding TV stations and social media platforms for the fall Senate matchup between Sen. Cory Gardner and his challenger, former Gov. John Hickenlooper, with nary a break since last week’s Democratic primary — itself a costly […]

Japan minister again says no need for new emergency for coronavirus

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura reiterated on Wednesday there is no need to declare a new state of emergency for the coronavirus despite rising infections, as serious cases remained low and there was no strain on the medical system. But, he noted an increase in the number of untraceable cases and cases […]

Five claims in Trump niece’s tell-all book

A tell-all memoir written by President Donald Trump’s niece claims that he is a “narcissist” who now threatens the life of every American. Mary Trump’s book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, describes her uncle as a fraud and a bully. The White House refutes claims made […]

Bubonic plague in China not a high risk: WHO

Apparent outbreak of ‘Black Death’ in China being ‘well managed’ and is not a high risk, says the health body. An apparent outbreak of bubonic plague in China is being “well managed” and is not considered to represent a high risk, a World Health Organization (WHO) official has said. Local authorities in the city of […]

Nascar driver in defiant tweet over Trump’s ‘hate’

African-American Nascar driver Bubba Wallace has sent out a tweet condemning words of “hate from the president of the United States”. Wallace is the sole full-time black driver in the US racing organisation and was instrumental in it banning the Confederate flag from races. A noose was later found in his garage but an FBI […]