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In a first, Trump dons mask in visit to a military medical facility

U.S. President Donald Trump wears a mask while visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., July 11, 2020. REUTERS/Tasos Katopodis. BETHESDA, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care ... Full story

Fauci sidelined by Trump as he talks bluntly about pandemic - The Washington Post

In recent days, the 79-year-old scientist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has found himself directly in the president’s crosshairs. During a Fox News interview Thursday with Sean Hannity, Trump said Fauci “is a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes.” And when Greta Van Susteren asked him last week about Fauci’s assessment that the country was not in a good place, Trump said flatly: “I disagree with ... Full story

Russian journalists in shock as FSB hunts enemy within News

Image caption The FSB released images of their arrest of Safronov in Moscow. As Ivan Safronov was led into court, hands cuffed and head pushed down by two masked guards, he managed just one sentence. "I'm not guilty," he told a crowd of supporters packed into the corridor. The arrest of the former military correspondent has shocked fellow Russian journalists, who describe the claim by the FSB security service that he handed state secrets to ... Full story

Hong Kong security law: Why we are taking our BNOs and leaving

Since China imposed a draconian National Security law on Hong Kong, a lot of dinner party chatter in this protest-minded city has been about personal exit strategies. For up to three million Hongkongers, the exit could come in the form of a British National (Overseas) passport. Will they really leave - and what of those left behind? Michael and Serena have decided to leave Hong Kong for good and settle in the UK, a country they have never set ... Full story

Mexico crime: Could this become the bloodiest year on record?

Image caption Police in Mexico have faced a surge of violence. In the two years since Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the presidential election in Mexico by a landslide, the country has endured many violent moments. But recent months have been especially bloody and brutal. On 7 June, an astonishing 117 murders were recorded in 24 hours, making it the country's most violent day of the year so far. The previous high had been on 20 April, when 114 ... Full story

Conservatives rally around Goya amid calls for boycott over CEO's support of Trump

A number of prominent conservatives have offered their support for Goya Foods as it faces mass calls for boycott over its CEO's decision to praise President Trump . On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas , tweeted: "Goya is a staple of Cuban food. My grandparents ate Goya black beans twice a day for nearly 90 years. And now the Left is trying to cancel Hispanic culture and silence free speech. ... Full story

Thousands join anti-government protest in Serbian capital

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Several thousand people gathered in front of the Serbian parliament building in Belgrade on Saturday for a fifth consecutive night of protests against government policies, including measures to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. A woman reads a religious book during an anti-government rally, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in front of the parliament building in Belgrade, Serbia, July 11, 2020. ... Full story

Racial disparities seen in how doctors treat pain, even among children

As many doctors, nurses and other health workers have joined protests against systemic racism, research has shown that racial bias is pervasive in health care, perhaps most apparent in the assessment and treatment of pain. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The strongest evidence of this comes from a clinical setting commonly requiring surgery — acute appendicitis. Not only are there clear racial disparities in pain relief provided even ... Full story

Tesla cuts price of Model Y SUV by $3,000, Electrek says

The Tesla logo is seen on a car in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. (Reuters) - U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Inc ( TSLA.O ) reduced the price of its sports utility vehicle Model Y by $3,000, Electrek reported on Saturday. Tesla's mid-sized SUV, which is sold as a Long Range or Performance version - is now priced at $49,990, according to the carmaker's website ... Full story

UK plans to create 'freeports,' cut taxes: Sunday Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak reacts as he leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay. LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak is preparing to introduce sweeping tax cuts and an overhaul of planning laws in up to 10 new “freeports” within a year of the UK’s becoming fully independent from the European Union in December, the Sunday Telegraph said. Sunak will open ... Full story