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China, U.S. to gain from cooperation, lose from confrontation - top Chinese diplomat

China‘s top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday that China and the United States both stand to gain from cooperation and would lose from confrontation, adding both sides must find a way for peaceful co-existence.

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UK PM‘s adviser Cummings must quit over lockdown drive - Conservative lawmaker

Boris Johnson‘s senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who travelled 400 km (250 miles) to northern England during lockdown while his wife showed COVID-19 symptoms, must resign, a lawmaker from the Prime Minister‘s Conservative Party said on Sunday.

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China, U.S. to gain from cooperation, lose from confrontation - Chinese diplomat

China‘s top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday that China and the United States both stand to gain from cooperation and would lose from confrontation, adding that both sides must find a way for peaceful co-existence.

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas on biggest protests since COVID curbs

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and pepper spray to disperse thousands protesting on Sunday against Beijing‘s plan to directly impose national security laws on the city, the biggest flare-up in the city since COVID-19 lockdowns began.

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Explainer: Israeli PM Netanyahu‘s corruption trial

A week after being sworn into office for a fifth term, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes on trial on Sunday, charged with corruption.

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Israel‘s Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

The corruption trial of Benjamin Netanyahu opens on Sunday in a Jerusalem court, where he will become the first serving Israeli prime minister to face criminal prosecution, in a case he calls a political witch-hunt.

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday, as thousands thronged the streets to protest against Beijing‘s plan to directly impose national security laws on the city.

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Hundreds protest in Hong Kong against proposed national security laws

Hundreds of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday against Beijing‘s controversial new plan to directly impose national security laws on the city, where a tight police presence guarded China‘s representative office in the financial hub.

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Elizabeth Warren to host private fundraiser for Biden: NY Times

Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has agreed to host a high-dollar fundraising event for Joe Biden‘s presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing three people familiar with the plans.

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COVID-19 distancing compels shifts at the beach on crowded U.S. Memorial Day weekend

Americans excited about what for many was their first big break from coronavirus shutdowns flocked to beaches and outdoor areas on Saturday, snarling roadways and forcing some closures on the Memorial Day weekend that signals the start of the U.S. summer.

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COVID-19 distancing demands shifts at the beach on crowded U.S. Memorial Day weekend

Americans excited about what for many was their first big break from coronavirus shutdowns flocked to beaches and outdoor areas on Saturday, snarling roadways and forcing some closures on the Memorial Day weekend that signals the start of the U.S. summer.

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Trump plays golf for first time since declaring coronavirus a national emergency

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday went on his first golf outing since the White House declared a national emergency over the coronavirus in March, visiting his club in the Washington suburbs in a purposeful display of normalcy.

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Special Report: In Oklahoma pork-packing town, COVID stirs fear, faith and sorrow

Over 25 years, the massive pork plant that dominates this small city brought jobs, new residents and an economic lifeline to a slowly shrinking farming community.

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In Oklahoma pork-packing town, COVID stirs fear, faith and sorrow

Over 25 years, the massive pork plant that dominates this small city brought jobs, new residents and an economic lifeline to a slowly shrinking farming community.

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Argentina, creditors get ready to resume debt talks after ninth sovereign default

A major Argentina creditor group said on Saturday it had been invited to sign a non-disclosure agreement by Argentina‘s government, signaling that talks could be moving to the next phase after the South American country defaulted a day earlier.

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Argentina, creditors get ready to resume debt talks after default

A major Argentina creditor group said on Saturday it was committed to its own restructuring proposal, and it had been invited to sign a non-disclosure agreement by Argentina‘s government, which defaulted on about 500 million in bond payments a day earlier.

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One-hour COVID-19 test being trialed at hospitals around London

A COVID-19 test that gives results in just over an hour and which requires no laboratory, potentially allowing for swifter testing of much larger numbers of people, is being rolled out at a number of London hospitals after getting regulatory clearance.

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Trump makes first golf outing since pandemic broke out

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday went on his first golf outing since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, visiting his club in the Washington suburbs in a purposeful display of normalcy.

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UK COVID-19 death toll rises 282 to 36,675

The United Kingdom‘s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 282 to 36,675, the government said.

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Argentina defaults on bond payments as debt talks heat up

Argentina missed payments on around 500 million in already delayed bond coupons on Friday, creditors and a ratings agency said, marking the country‘s ninth sovereign default amid ongoing restructuring talks with creditors.

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Beijing says new HK laws won‘t harm investors, urges countries to stop ‘meddling‘

China‘s foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong dismissed concerns that its proposed national security laws for the city would harm foreign investors, hitting back at "meddling" countries as Beijing‘s ties with Washington soured further.

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China could set up Hong Kong intelligence agency under security law -former leader

China‘s new national security legislation may be used to establish a domestic intelligence agency in Hong Kong similar to the colonial-era Special Branch, the territory‘s former leader, Leung Chun-ying, said on Saturday.

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Xi makes high-stakes power play in move to subdue Hong Kong

For Chinese leader Xi Jinping it is a high-stakes power play. His move to impose tough national security laws on Hong Kong risks reigniting pro-democracy protests that plunged the city into chaos last year, increasing tensions in an already fraught relationship with the United States and undermining Hong Kong‘s status as a global financial hub.

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Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, black box found

The flight data recorder from the Pakistani airliner that crashed into a residential neighbourhood of Karachi has been found, an official said on Saturday, as the death toll rose to 97.

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