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Coronavirus death: Obituary blames Trump, Arizona Gov. Ducey for Mark Urquiza's death

When her father died of covid-19 last month, Kristin Urquiza minced no words assigning blame. Mark Urquiza, 65, should still be alive, his daughter wrote in a scathing obituary , published Wednesday in the Arizona Republic. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. “His death is due to the carelessness of the politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of brown bodies through a clear lack of leadership, refusal to acknowledge the severity ... Full story

U.S. warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song. BEIJING (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department warned American citizens on Saturday to “exercise increased caution” in China due to heightened risk of arbitrary law enforcement including detention and a ban from exiting the country. “U.S. citizens may be detained ... Full story

Congo justice minister resigns after judicial reform dispute

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Justice Minister Celestin Tunda tendered his resignation on Saturday in the wake of a dispute with the president over proposed laws that would give politicians more control over criminal prosecutions. FILE PHOTO: President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi delivers a speech at the start of the Paris Peace Forum, France, Nov. 12 2019. Ludovic Marin/Pool via ... Full story

Exclusive: India asks court to stymie potential challenge to Chinese app ban

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s government has petitioned a state court to stop any of the Chinese companies whose 59 apps it recently banned from obtaining an injunction to block the order, according to two sources and the legal filing. FILE PHOTO: Smartphone with Chinese applications is seen in front of a displayed Indian flag and a "Banned app" sign in this illustration picture taken July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo. ... Full story

Trump's commutation of ally Roger Stone's sentence sparks outrage

Outrage is growing among opponents of Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and notorious Republican fixer Roger Stone despite the US attorney general having declared Stone’s conviction “ righteous ”. Criticism on Saturday came from both sides of the political aisle. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and chairmen of the House intelligence committee – the congressional panel Stone was convicted of lying ... Full story

Belgium tells citizens not to travel to Leicester amid new lockdown

The Belgian government has placed Leicester on its “red zone” list, requiring all new arrivals who have recently visited the city to go into quarantine for two weeks. The east Midlands city has joined a handful of others in Spain and Portugal – as well as Finland, Ireland and Malta and Norway – on a list of places the Belgian government has banned its citizens travelling to for non-essential purposes. The Belgian foreign affairs department has ... Full story

French aerospace firm Safran to build new Mexico factory: Mexican foreign minister

FILE PHOTO: The Safran company logo is pictured at the company's logistic area in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - France’s Safran, the world’s third-largest aerospace supplier, has began building a new factory in the northern Mexican border state of Chihuahua, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Saturday. Ebrard said on Twitter that he was informed on July 1 that ... Full story

How a running mate, diverse campaign could help Biden with Latino voters

At a moment of national reckoning over systemic racism brought to light by both the impact of the COVID-19 and police brutality, former Vice President Joe Biden is facing increasing calls to pick a woman of color as his running mate. Much of the attention has focused on the black women on his short list, but some strategists and Latino leaders want to make sure that the campaign is also seriously considering qualified Latina candidates. While ... Full story

Patel bullying inquiry must be published 'immediately' - Labour

An inquiry into whether Home Secretary Priti Patel bullied staff must be published "immediately", the Labour Party has said. A Cabinet Office investigation into several allegations about Ms Patel's behaviour was launched in March. Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds wrote to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove on Saturday, saying that the delay in publishing the findings was "unacceptable". Ms Patel denies all the allegations. The MP for ... Full story

Trump confirms cyberattack on Russian trolls to deter them during 2018 midterms

President Trump has acknowledged in an interview with a Washington Post columnist that he ordered a clandestine military cyberstrike against Russian trolls in 2018 to disrupt their Internet access during the midterm elections. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Asked by columnist Marc Thiessen whether he had authorized the operation, Trump said “Correct,” according to a piece posted Friday. Trump in an interview confirms a U.S. ... Full story