Art

Giorgio Armani’s Best Quotes | British Vogue

Giorgio Armani’s Best Quotes | British Vogue

“Fame is not what pushed me towards this path. It wasn’t money either — it can’t buy elegance. Making things: that’s what has always motivated me” Full story

Education

Covid-19 Reveals Global Need to Improve Education Systems | Human Rights Watch

Covid-19 Reveals Global Need to Improve Education Systems | Human Rights Watch

Click to expand Image An empty classroom in Senegal. Over the past several days, governments and global policy makers have been meeting online to discuss progress towards the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs). Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 is at the center of their agenda. They should also acknowledge the pandemic’s impact on education. Unlike conflicts or natural disasters, the Covid-19 pandemic did not destroy schools, but it ... Full story

Economics

UK economy shrinks by one-fifth under lockdown

UK economy shrinks by one-fifth under lockdown

The UK's economy shrank by 19.1% in the three months to May, as the full impact of lockdown was felt, the Office for National Statistics has said. The economy actually grew by 1.8% in May, but this was not enough to make up for the fall of 6.9% in March and the record 20.4% decline in April. Manufacturing and house building showed signs of recovery in May as some businesses saw staff return to work. Despite this, most of the economy was "in the ... Full story

Entertainment

Florida woman takes dishwashing job so she can visit husband with Alzheimer's during pandemic

Florida woman takes dishwashing job so she can visit husband with Alzheimer's during pandemic

Until mid-March, Mary Daniel visited her husband, Steve, every day at his assisted living facility outside Jacksonville, Florida. The daily trek had to stop once visitations were no longer allowed due to COVID-19. It came at a time when every moment counts for the couple. "I'd rather have these days where it matters most -- right now, today -- than a year from now, because I don't know what that year from now is going to be like," Daniel said. ... Full story

Health

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 232 to 198,963: RKI

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 232 to 198,963: RKI

FILE PHOTO: People, some wearing face masks, are seen at a public transport bus stop, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Berlin, Germany, July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo. BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 232 to 198,963, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday. The reported death toll rose by two to 9,064, the ... Full story

Law

US Supreme Court allows federal executions

US Supreme Court allows federal executions

The United States Supreme Court has cleared the way for the first executions of federal prisoners to be held in 17 years. Several executions were delayed after a judge ruled on Monday that there were still unresolved legal challenges against the justice department. Triple murderer Daniel Lewis Lee is among those facing the death penalty. The condemned prisoners have argued that lethal injections constitute "cruel and unusual punishments ". Why ... Full story

Living

Australia tightens restrictions amid fresh COVID-19 outbreaks

Australia tightens restrictions amid fresh COVID-19 outbreaks

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian states on Tuesday tightened restrictions on movement as authorities struggle to contain a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in the country’s southeast that is starting to spill into other areas. FILE PHOTO: A sign hangs on the door of a closed restaurant after a lockdown restrictions were implemented in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Melbourne, Australia July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra ... Full story

Politics

Opinion  Democrats should demand answers.

Opinion Democrats should demand answers.

A young man protesting police brutality in Oregon was shot in the head and severely injured over the weekend by federal law enforcement employing “less-than-lethal” munitions — prompting a new round of calls from Democrats for more accountability into the federal use of force in response to protests. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. But these events also remind us that a broader question remains unanswered: Why does President Trump keep ... Full story

Sport

Record floods raise questions about China's Three Gorges Dam

Record floods raise questions about China's Three Gorges Dam

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - As China counts the costs of its most punishing flood season in more than three decades, the role played by the massive and controversial Three Gorges Dam - designed to help tame the Yangtze river - has come under fresh scrutiny. FILE PHOTO: A view from the Three Gorges dam over the Yangtze River in Yichang, Hubei province August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo. Amid some of the heaviest rainfall on record, the ... Full story

Technology

U.S. Navy battles for second day to save burning warship in San Diego

U.S. Navy battles for second day to save burning warship in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of firefighters battled through a second day from the air, land and water on Monday to save a U.S. war vessel swept by flames while moored at a San Diego shipyard, as the number of sailors and civilians injured in the blaze rose to nearly 60. A U.S. Navy helicopter continues fighting a fire on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego, in San Diego, California, U.S. July 13, 2020. ... Full story