N. Korea rejects talks ahead of US envoy’s arrival in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday repeated it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was to arrive in South Korea for discussions on the stalled nuclear diplomacy.In a statement released through Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, senior North Korean foreign ministry official...

China’s Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

BEIJING -- While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Authorities in the Bayannur district raised the plague warning on Sunday, ordered residents not to hunt wild animals such as marmots and to send for treatment anyone with...

NYC grocers struggle to hire while workers fleece on unemployment

New York City supermarkets are getting inundated with unemployment claims — while most of them are looking to hire workers during the coronavirus lockdown, not fire them. Morton Williams, which operates 16 stores in the New York metro area, was slammed with 400 claims at the height of the pandemic in March and April — up tenfold from a year earlier, co-owner Steven Sloan told The Post....

Second Spanish region goes into lockdown after spike in coronavirus cases

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates A second Spanish region will go into lockdown following a fresh coronavirus outbreak. Some 70,000 people in La Marini, north of Lugo in Galicia, will be barred from leaving the area from midnight tonight, except in exceptional circumstances. It comes after Catalan authorities in El Segria, around the city...

Trump Signs Paycheck Protection Program Extension : NPR

President Trump, pictured June 5, signs a bill extending the time period for businesses to use funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. On Saturday he signed a bill extending the deadline to apply for the program. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP President Trump, pictured June 5, signs a bill extending the time period for businesses to use funds from the Paycheck...

Over 200,000 evacuated as flooding, mudslides strike southwestern Japan

Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a dire warning for flooding and landslides for two prefectures in southwestern portions of Japan as an unprecedented deluge unfolded Friday into Saturday.Approximately 203,200 people in the hard-hit prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima are under evacuation orders, with around 126,500 people being told to evacuate in Yatsushiro City alone, according to...

Nuclear Testing, Never Again — Global Issues

Credit: United Nations Opinion by Daryl G. Kimball (washington dc)Wednesday, July 01, 2020Inter Press ServiceDaryl G. Kimball is Executive Director of the Arms Control Association (ACA) and publisher of the organization's monthly journal, Arms Control TodayWASHINGTON DC, Jul 01 (IPS) - Seventy-five years ago, on July 16, the United States detonated the world's first nuclear weapons test...

Coronavirus: 1,700 Airbus jobs threatened in UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAirbus: "Most people who live in the area, work here"Plans to cut 1,700 UK Airbus jobs have been described as "utterly devastating" by a Welsh minister. Economy, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates called on the UK government to take "decisive action" to support the flight sector.Mr Skates said a "significant share" of the job...

Despite Varadkar promise, officials opposing relaxation of overseas travel curbs

Barely a week after Leo Varadkar promised overseas travel would resume on July 9th, that commitment appears to be in major doubt over concerns about a resurgence of Covid-19. With Ministers in the new Government barely having time to get the feet under their desks, public health officials have been doubling down on their opposition to any relaxation of overseas travel restrictions. Though our...

Modi says India’s coronavirus spread at critical juncture – Live | News

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country's COVID-19 death rate is under control, but that the country is at a "critical juncture." A global trial designed to test whether the anti-malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can prevent infection with COVID-19 is to restart after being approved by British regulators. World Health Organization...