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Trump taxes: Supreme Court says New York prosecutors can see records

The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump's financial records can be examined by prosecutors in New York. In a related case, the court ruled that this information did not have to be shared with Congress. M

Coronavirus in Australia: Melbourne begins new shutdown

Australia's second-largest city has begun a second lockdown in response to a spike in new coronavirus infections.Five million Melbourne residents will be barred from leaving home for six we

Coronavirus: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus.He took the test, his fourth, on Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature.Mr Bolsonaro has repeat

Hong Kong: Chinese ambassador warns UK over ‘interference’

China has warned the UK not to interfere with Hong Kong following the imposition by Beijing of a sweeping new national security law.Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said the UK's offer of a path to

Coronavirus: Spain imposes local lockdown in Galicia

Officials in Spain's north-western region of Galicia have re-imposed restrictions on an area of 70,000 people following a Covid-19 outbreak. Only those travelling for work will be allowed t

Donald Trump orders creation of ‘national heroes’ garden

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of a "National Garden of American Heroes" to defend what he calls "our great national story" against those

Zheng Yanxiong: China appoints hard-line Hong Kong security chief

China has appointed a hard-line figure as head of its new security agency in Hong Kong.Zheng Yanxiong is best known for his role in dealing with a protest over a land dispute in the souther

Jeffrey Epstein ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI

Media playback is unsupported on your device British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is facing charges in the US after being arrested by the FBI.She is accused o

Hong Kong: First arrests under ‘anti-protest’ law as handover marked

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong police have made their first arrests under a new "anti-protest" law imposed by Beijing, as crowds marked 23 years since the end of British rule.Nine

Coronavirus: US officials warn ‘this is just the beginning’

Health officials across the US have expressed growing concern about the nation's ability and willingness to slow or end the coronavirus pandemic. A Centers for Disease Control and Preventio

US top court strikes down law limiting abortions

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a law restricting abortions in Louisiana is unconstitutional in a landmark decision.The law required that doctors providing abortions have admitting priv

Coronavirus: Number of Covid-19 infections tops 10m worldwide

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has passed the milestone of 10 million, according to Johns Hopkins University in the US. The virus emerged in China late last year

Coronavirus: US has ‘serious problem’, says Fauci

US infectious disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci says the nation has a "serious problem" as 16 states reel from a spike in Covid-19 cases.At the first White House task force briefing in two mon

Coronavirus: US hits record high in daily cases

The United States recorded an all-time daily high of 40,000 coronavirus infections on Thursday, figures from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) show.A recent surge in infections and hospitalisa

‘Very significant’ Europe resurgences alarm WHO

Europe has seen an increase in weekly cases of Covid-19 for the first time in months as restrictions are eased, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.In 11 countries, which include Armen

Coronavirus: US cases at highest level for two months

Media playback is unsupported on your device New Covid-19 cases in the US have risen to their highest level in two months, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the outbreak.On Tuesday the US repor

Coronavirus: German outbreak sparks fresh local lockdowns

German authorities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia have reimposed lockdown restrictions in two districts after a spike in cases, with more than half a million people affected.One are

Arctic Circle sees ‘hottest-ever’ recorded temperatures

Temperatures in the Arctic Circle are likely to have hit an all-time record on Saturday, reaching a scorching 38C (100F) in Verkhoyansk, a Siberian town.The record still needs to be verifie

Coronavirus: Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends

Spain has lifted its state of emergency, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine. For three months Spain has been

John Bolton: Judge rejects Trump bid to ban ex-adviser’s book

A US judge has rejected a request by President Donald Trump to stop the publication of a memoir by his former National Security Adviser, John Bolton.The justice department argued that the b

Coronavirus was already in Italy by December, waste water study finds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Italian scientists say sewage water from two cities contained coronavirus traces in December, long before the country's first confirmed cases. The National In

John Bolton: White House makes last gasp bid to stop book’s release

The Trump administration is making a last-ditch effort to stop the publication of a damaging new book by a former national security adviser.Among several allegations, John Bolton says Donal

India-China clash: Diplomats ‘strongly protest’ over border clashes

The Indian and Chinese foreign ministers have exchanged protests over clashes in a disputed Himalayan border area which led to the deaths of at least 20 Indian troops.India's Subrahmanyam J

Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus.The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, UK exp

Top US court backs protection for LGBT workers

The US Supreme Court has ruled that employers who fire workers for being gay or transgender are breaking the country's civil rights laws.In a 6-3 decision it said federal law, which prohibits discrimination based on