US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring

Federal investigators say they have seized 81 vehicles worth an estimated $3.2 million that were bound for Venezuela as part of a smuggling ring

WH slams Harvard, MIT lawsuit over international…

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday condemned a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, seeking to block a new Trump administration rule that would bar foreign students from remaining in the United States if their universities move all courses online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

6-Week Lockdown Begins in City With 860 Active…

Around 5 million Australians are now back under a strict lockdown after a resurgence in coronavirus cases in the country's second-largest city. As of midnight Wednesday, Melbourne residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential business, reports Reuters . The restrictions will be in place for at least...

FBI Director Calls China The 'Greatest Threat' To…

Christopher Wray accused Chinese officials of targeting U.S. citizens who criticize China's political and human rights issues.

Crane collapses in east London, killing 1…

The London Fire Brigade says a 20-meter crane has collapsed onto a block of apartments under development and two houses in east London, killing one person and injuring four others

Tech shares drive Wall Street higher

U.S stocks rose Wednesday and the Nasdaq hit a record closing high, supported by tech shares as early signs of an economic rebound offset concern about rising coronavirus cases across the country. Fred Katayama reports.

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Sweden 'Literally Gained Nothing' With COVID…

Much has been made about Sweden's rejection of a lockdown and the high death rate that ensued. Per Reuters , the country had logged 5,447 deaths as of Tuesday, out of a population of 10 million—meaning its death rate is well above that of the US and its Nordic...

Japan Storms Kill 50 People, Soldiers Pull…

Nearly three million people are evacuated and troops are mobilized for flood rescues after five days of torrential rains in Japan.

Criticism of US pullout from WHO from allies…

Top U.S. allies are denouncing the planned pullout of the United States from the World Health Organization

Los Angeles cafe shields diners with private…

A Los Angeles cafe has erected tiny greenhouse dining pods to help patrons socially distance and feel safe while having their meals. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

6 Years After 43 Students Disappeared, Big News

On Sept. 26, 2014, 43 undergraduate students at a Mexican teachers' college disappeared in rural Mexico, apparently abducted by local police. One bone fragment was found in December 2014 and identified as belonging to one of the missing students; since then, no other remains have been found—until now. The...

TikTok To Leave Hong Kong In Response To National…

Under the law, Hong Kong police can seize equipment from internet companies and service providers and force them to take down online content.

Trump forgoes insults of past, calls Mexico…

President Donald Trump has in the past denigrated Mexican migrants and threatened the U.S. ally with crippling tariffs

Vindman retires from Army over 'bullying' by Trump

Former White House aide Alexander Vindman, a key figure in the impeachment of President Donald Trump, said on Wednesday he was retiring from the Army after what his attorney described as a "campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation" by the president. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

FBI Director Issues Strong Warnings About China

The greatest long-term threat to the US? China, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray. In a speech to Washington's Hudson Institute on Tuesday, he said "the stakes could not be higher" when it comes to China and its acts of espionage, cyberattacks, data and monetary theft, and acts of bribery...

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Tokyo Gov. To Work With Japanese PM On…

Officials want to have the country's coronavirus pandemic under control so the Olympic Games can take place in 2021.

Philippines virus cases soar past 50,000 as…

Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Philippines are soaring past 50,000 in a troubling milestone for a country that has reopened an economy on the brink of recession while still struggling to combat the pandemic

'Stay-at-home' stocks here to stay: advisor

As coronavirus cases rise again, Gerber Kawasaki's Brett Sifling is bullish on the prospects for pricey "stay-at-home" stocks. He tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why he particularly favors Activision and Netflix.

Feds Notify UN of Formal Withdrawal From WHO

The US is on its way out of the World Health Organization. The State Department and the United Nations say the Trump administration formally notified the UN Monday of its intention to withdraw from the WHO, triggering a 12-month withdrawal process that will end with the US exiting on July...

Dozens Of People Dead Or Presumed Dead In Japan…

Rescue efforts have been complicated by continued risk of flooding and mudslides.

Germany's Merkel: Pandemic highlights limits of…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the coronavirus pandemic is showing the limits of “fact-denying populism.”

United Airlines warns 45% of staff face furlough

United Airlines said on Wednesday it was preparing to send notices of potential furloughs to 36,000 U.S.-based frontline employees, or about 45% of staff, as travel demand hit by the coronavirus pandemic struggles to recover. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Brazil's President Tests Positive for COVID

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus, an illness he has repeatedly downplayed as a threat to public health. "It came back positive," the 65-year-old told reporters Tuesday, per the Guardian . Bolsonaro was tested Monday after developing a fever and cough. The diagnosis will test the president's...

Canada Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

​PM Justin Trudeau said Canada will stop extraditing people to Hong Kong,​ and halt shipments of "sensitive military items" over the new security law.

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Writers warn in open letter against threat to…

Dozens of artists, writers and academics have signed an open letter decrying the weakening of public debate, warning that the free exchange of information and ideas is in jeopardy

Trump 'does not have the authority' to open…

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said that reopening schools is a state decision and that the president "does not have the authority" to do so.

Bus Driver Brain Dead After Attack Over Masks

Bus drivers in southwest France are refusing to work after a Sunday night attack left one of their colleagues brain dead. A police source says the driver, a man in his 50s, was attacked by a group of passengers in Bayonne and suffered severe head injuries after he reportedly refused...