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Hong Kong police make first arrest under new security law

Asia Pacific Jul 1, 2020

Hong Kong police make first arrest under new security law

Hong Kong police made their first arrest under a new national security law imposed by China's central government, arresting a protester Wednesday for carrying a flag calling for Hong Kong's independence. The man was arrested after police had issued multiple warnings to the crowd at ...

All-new N700S shinkansen goes into service

Business / Corporate Jul 1, 2020

All-new N700S shinkansen goes into service

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) started the commercial operations of its N700S bullet train on the Tokaido Shinkansen line on Wednesday. The N700S is the first all-new Tokaido Shinkansen train in 13 years. It offers improved functions for passenger seats, with a power outlet ...

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

World Jul 1, 2020

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

In Republican circles — with the notable exception of the man who leads the party — the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on. As a surge of infections hammers much of the U.S., Republican officials are pushing back against the ...

Russians set to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

World / Politics Jul 1, 2020

Russians set to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

Russians are set to approve constitutional reforms on Wednesday denounced by critics as a move to allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in the Kremlin for life. The changes were passed weeks ago by Russia's parliament and copies of the new constitution are already on ...

MLB teams won't be able to disclose who goes on IL due to virus

Baseball / MLB Jul 1, 2020

MLB teams won't be able to disclose who goes on IL due to virus

Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be easier than learning whether someone tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball said Tuesday that a team will not specifically announce a COVID-19 injured list ...

Nuggets to close practice facilities after positive tests

Basketball / NBA Jul 1, 2020

Nuggets to close practice facilities after positive tests

The Denver Nuggets say they’ve closed their facilities after two members of the team’s traveling party tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend. A third tested positive this week. All three are asymptomatic, the Nuggets said Tuesday in confirming a report by ESPN’s Adrian ...

FIFA bans former finance director Kattner for 10 years

Soccer Jul 1, 2020

FIFA bans former finance director Kattner for 10 years

FIFA banned its former finance director Markus Kattner for 10 years on Tuesday for helping former president Sepp Blatter and other top managers award themselves salary raises and bonuses totaling tens of millions of dollars. FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Kattner guilty of ...

Lionel Messi scores 700th goal; Barcelona held by Atletico

Soccer Jul 1, 2020

Lionel Messi scores 700th goal; Barcelona held by Atletico

Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal for club and country before Atletico Madrid came back to earn a 2-2 draw in the Spanish league on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to Barcelona’s title hopes. Barcelona’s third draw in four rounds left it in second ...