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# us - Thursday 16 July, 2020

UK accuses Russian hackers of trying to steal research for a coronavirus vaccine
# Cozy Bear
# Cozy Bear

UK accuses Russian hackers of trying to steal research for a coronavirus vaccine

Jul 16th 2020, 2:40 PM 11,074 Views 72 Comments

The hacking group APT29, also named ‘the Dukes’ or ‘Cozy Bear’, almost certainly operates as part of Russian Intelligence Services, the UK said.

Concerns raised over US troop flights into Shannon after plane arrives from army base in Tennessee
# Military Transport
# Military Transport

Concerns raised over US troop flights into Shannon after plane arrives from army base in Tennessee

Jul 16th 2020, 12:25 PM 48,763 Views 67 Comments

Flight OY-545 arrived at Shannon Airport this morning from Fort Campbell in Tennessee

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump
# Hold The Line
# Hold The Line

Taoiseach Micheál Martin still waiting on first phone call with Donald Trump

Jul 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 28,177 Views 51 Comments

Micheál Martin has spoken to several world leaders and senior EU figures – but not Donald Trump.

# us - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of trade perks and imposes sanctions over crackdown by China
# Hong Kong Autonomy Act
# Hong Kong Autonomy Act

Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of trade perks and imposes sanctions over crackdown by China

Jul 15th 2020, 9:37 AM 21,455 Views 59 Comments

“Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China,” Trump said.

Florida surpasses its record for Covid-19 deaths in a day
# Florida
# Florida

Florida surpasses its record for Covid-19 deaths in a day

Jul 15th 2020, 7:39 AM 43,544 Views 29 Comments

The new deaths raised the state’s seven-day average to 81 per day – more than double the figure of two weeks ago.

Explainer: Why the UK is facing a clash with China over Huawei and 5G
# Tensions
# Tensions

Explainer: Why the UK is facing a clash with China over Huawei and 5G

Jul 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,554 Views 5 Comments

The Chinese tech giant’s equipment is to be stripped from the UK’s 5G network by 2027.

# us - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas
# US
# US

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas

Jul 14th 2020, 9:19 PM 16,502 Views 9 Comments

ICE had said that international students must leave the country if their classes are only online, or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition.

# us - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Donald Trump wears a mask in public for the first time
# Florida
# Florida

Donald Trump wears a mask in public for the first time

Jul 12th 2020, 8:10 AM 46,880 Views 85 Comments

The US posted another daily record for coronavirus cases, as Disney Florida opened up.

# us - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Donald Trump commutes prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone
# Strategist
# Strategist

Donald Trump commutes prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone

Jul 11th 2020, 7:27 AM 60,701 Views 119 Comments

“Roger Stone is now a free man!” the White House said in a statement, days before he was to start serving time.

# us - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen

Jul 8th 2020, 6:53 PM 18,993 Views 91 Comments

The virus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona.

# us - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Kanye West says he's running for US president - it's not the first time he's promised a White House bid
# Yeezy Peasy
# Yeezy Peasy

Kanye West says he's running for US president - it's not the first time he's promised a White House bid

Jul 5th 2020, 9:49 AM 50,518 Views 103 Comments

Kanye West made the announcement on Twitter on US Independence Day.

# us - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore
# 4 July
# 4 July

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Jul 4th 2020, 7:25 AM 58,991 Views 139 Comments

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

# us - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Joe Biden accuses 'white flag’ Trump of leaving the battlefield
# Russia
# Russia

Joe Biden accuses 'white flag’ Trump of leaving the battlefield

Jul 1st 2020, 1:57 PM 19,010 Views 35 Comments

Biden suggested Trump has abdicated his duty to protect both US troops abroad and American citizens at home.

# us - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci
# America
# America

US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci

Jun 30th 2020, 6:31 PM 26,645 Views 46 Comments

There have been at least 126,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States so far.

# us - Monday 29 June, 2020

Man killed and teenager in critical condition after shooting in Seattle’s occupied protest zone
# US
# US

Man killed and teenager in critical condition after shooting in Seattle’s occupied protest zone

Jun 29th 2020, 10:17 PM 26,400 Views 35 Comments

It is the second fatal shooting in the area occupied for two weeks by protesters.

Texas' battle against Covid-19 takes 'a dangerous turn', as LA bars ordered to close
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Texas' battle against Covid-19 takes 'a dangerous turn', as LA bars ordered to close

Jun 29th 2020, 3:28 PM 42,600 Views 11 Comments

Bars in seven Californian counties have been ordered to close due to a spike in coronavirus cases.

# us - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Jun 25th 2020, 8:28 AM 38,056 Views 11 Comments

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

# us - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:31 AM 23,173 Views 15 Comments

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

Trump launches new attack on postal voting, saying it could be the 'scandal of our times'
# US Election
# US Election

Trump launches new attack on postal voting, saying it could be the 'scandal of our times'

Jun 23rd 2020, 8:13 AM 24,787 Views 67 Comments

The US President has made unsubstantiated assertions that foreign countries will print millions of bogus ballots to rig the election.

# us - Saturday 20 June, 2020

US Justice Department puts pressure on New York prosecutor investigating Trump allies to resign
# Edged Out
# Edged Out

US Justice Department puts pressure on New York prosecutor investigating Trump allies to resign

Jun 20th 2020, 7:31 AM 38,926 Views 49 Comments

The Manhattan prosecutor said he was refusing to leave his post and his ongoing investigations would continue

# us - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple
# Investigation
# Investigation

Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple

Jun 16th 2020, 7:47 AM 17,498 Views 0 Comments

The campaign was allegedly over a newsletter they published which was critical of the company.

# us - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Film director Spike Lee apologises after defending Woody Allen and criticising 'cancel culture'
# Metoo
# Metoo

Film director Spike Lee apologises after defending Woody Allen and criticising 'cancel culture'

Jun 14th 2020, 7:10 PM 30,113 Views 0 Comments

Lee called Allen “a great, great filmmaker” in an interview on Friday.

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man
# Protests
# Protests

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man

Updated Jun 14th 2020, 3:31 PM 65,610 Views 56 Comments

Rayshard Brooks was running away when he was shot by a police officer.

# us - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians
# Joint Letter
# Joint Letter

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

Jun 13th 2020, 2:21 PM 14,527 Views 53 Comments

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’
# Police Brutality
# Police Brutality

Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’

Jun 13th 2020, 9:15 AM 34,475 Views 70 Comments

Chokeholds have come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody.

Brazil digs up bones to make space in graveyards for Covid-19 victims as death toll hits almost 42,000
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Brazil digs up bones to make space in graveyards for Covid-19 victims as death toll hits almost 42,000

Jun 13th 2020, 8:20 AM 26,993 Views 26 Comments

The country now has the second highest death toll from Covid-19 behind the United States.

# us - Thursday 11 June, 2020

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

Jun 11th 2020, 8:03 AM 11,101 Views 13 Comments

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

# us - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Trump rules out changing names of US military bases named after Confederate leaders
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Trump rules out changing names of US military bases named after Confederate leaders

Jun 10th 2020, 10:08 PM 31,693 Views 116 Comments

The demand for renaming the bases gathered momentum in the wake of protests.

TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests

Jun 10th 2020, 8:21 AM 25,012 Views 108 Comments

The programme had been pulled temporarily from the air in late May, but that move has now become permanent.

# us - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'An Antifa provocateur': Trump makes unfounded claims about 75-year-old protester who was hospitalised by police
# Martin Gugino
# Martin Gugino

'An Antifa provocateur': Trump makes unfounded claims about 75-year-old protester who was hospitalised by police

Jun 9th 2020, 10:10 PM 42,736 Views 86 Comments

The president attempted to cast doubt on footage showing police in the city of Buffalo shoving the man.

Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas
# Houston
# Houston

Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:53 PM 33,323 Views 0 Comments

The private service will end six days of mourning for the 46-year-old.

'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral

Jun 9th 2020, 7:13 AM 14,344 Views 77 Comments

The death of George Floyd has triggered protests and anger in the US and beyond.

# us - Monday 8 June, 2020

Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court

Jun 8th 2020, 7:37 PM 51,535 Views 0 Comments

Members of the party knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds before a sitting of Congress today.

# us - Friday 5 June, 2020

New York police officers suspended after 75 year-old shoved to ground and left in serious condition at protest
# Buffalo
# Buffalo

New York police officers suspended after 75 year-old shoved to ground and left in serious condition at protest

Jun 5th 2020, 9:04 AM 157,899 Views 234 Comments

A video of the incident by local radio station WBFO went viral after being posted on social media.

# us - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken'
# US
# US

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken'

Jun 3rd 2020, 11:00 PM 32,234 Views 176 Comments

Obama has urged every US mayor to review its use of police force and commit to reforms.

Four police officers to be charged in relation to George Floyd's death; one charged with second-degree murder
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Four police officers to be charged in relation to George Floyd's death; one charged with second-degree murder

Jun 3rd 2020, 9:06 PM 17,248 Views 0 Comments

George Floyd’s family described news of the new charges as a “bittersweet moment”.

# us - Friday 29 May, 2020

National Guard deployed to Minneapolis following third night of protests over black man's death
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

National Guard deployed to Minneapolis following third night of protests over black man's death

May 29th 2020, 7:12 AM 20,565 Views 65 Comments

Demonstrations have been sparked by those angered at a video showing 46-year-old George Floyd’s arrest.

# us - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'They murdered my brother': Protests held in Minneapolis over black man's killing by police officer
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

'They murdered my brother': Protests held in Minneapolis over black man's killing by police officer

May 28th 2020, 7:23 AM 21,707 Views 67 Comments

The case is seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans.

# us - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Covid-19 death toll in US has surpassed 100,000
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 death toll in US has surpassed 100,000

Updated May 27th 2020, 10:55 PM 39,732 Views 141 Comments

The news comes as only half of Americans said they would be willing to get vaccinated if scientists are successful in developing a vaccine.

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job
# US
# US

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job

May 27th 2020, 11:30 AM 56,810 Views 57 Comments

A clip posted on Twitter showing the incident has been viewed millions of times.