Asian markets sank into the red Tuesday following the previous day's healthy run-up, with sentiment jolted by the prospect that Joe Biden's huge stimulus could be watered down and not even be passed for several weeks.
Large crowds gathered in Sydney, New South Wales, for Australia Day protests on Tuesday, January 26, despite COVID-19 health orders limiting gatherings.This video shows groups piling into the Domain in Sydney, as speakers address the group.According to local media a march in the state’s capitol was cancelled after the New South Wales government rejected a request from rally organisers for an exemption from COVID-19 gathering limits. Credit: shaneohuallaigh via Storyful
With dreams of the big screen but Internet in their veins, eight young Italian influencers are racking up followers as they spend their days in a Milan TikTok luxury loft.
The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm President Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, on Tuesday, after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted strongly in favor of his appointment. After the 15-3 vote by the committee, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the full Senate would vote on Blinken at noon EST (1600 GMT) on Tuesday. Although the three committee no votes came from Republicans, Blinken is expected to be confirmed with strong bipartisan support.
Mexico's coronavirus death toll has surpassed 150,000, the government said Monday, a day after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced he had Covid-19.
Former right-wing paramilitary commander Hernan Giraldo, wanted in Colombia for numerous massacres, disappearances and rapes, was arrested at Bogota airport Monday after being deported from the United States where he had served 12 years in prison for drug trafficking, officials said.
Pfizer or Sinopharm? The US or China? In the Middle East and North Africa, novel coronavirus vaccine orders are driven by diplomatic and logistical considerations, reflecting Beijing's growing regional influence.
Major League Soccer announced Monday that the season will start on Saturday, April 3, with training permitted to begin on Feb. 22. The playoffs will begin Nov. 19, and the MLS Cup will be played on Saturday, Dec. 11. In addition to regular-season matches, the MLS All-Star Game will take place in the late summer, though the official venue and date have yet to be announced.
Thousands of Australians defied coronavirus rules on Tuesday to protest the country's national day, held on the anniversary of British colonisation of the vast continent that its Indigenous population brands "Invasion Day".
The US Senate on Monday voted by a wide margin to confirm Janet Yellen as the first woman to lead the Treasury Department, giving her a key role in Congress negotiations over a huge Covid-19 economic relief package.
As Olympic organisers deny reports that the Tokyo Games this summer will be postponed again, they, and other sports bodies, are wrestling with the issue of vaccinating participants for Covid-19 at international events.
A former paramilitary boss accused of crimes including rape, torture and murder arrived in Colombia on Monday after the United States deported him, the Andean country's migration authorities said. Hernan Giraldo, 72, was extradited to the United States from Colombia in 2008, where he served a 12-year sentence for drug trafficking offenses. "He will have to answer for the crimes including forced disappearance, killings, torture, kidnapping, forced displacement, terrorism, rape, forced prostitution, human trafficking and theft, among others," Colombia's migration agency said in a statement.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged his Manchester United players to show the relentlessness of champions when they welcome bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United to Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Wind and several inches of snow caused blustery, near-whiteout conditions across Flagstaff, Arizona, on January 25.Stephanie Lieb posted these videos from her home on the Friday, showing the several inches of snow and the view from her front porch.The National Weather Service said 6 to 10 inches of snow fell in Flagstaff and more snow was forecast to continue falling through Tuesday afternoon. Credit: Stephanie Lieb via Storyful
"Singapore is just gearing up," said Irene Lim of think-tank Institute of Policy Studies, which this week held an event for around 250 local delegates at the city state's Marina Bay Sands complex, which has facilities for more than 45,000 conference attendees, a hotel, casino and restaurants. Organisers of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting are also targeting the venue, sources told Reuters, to host the 2021 event after the gathering normally held in the Swiss Alpine ski resort of Davos was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.
HomeStreet (HMST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 37.38% and 14.91%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
A high-ranking official with the Hawaii Republican Party confirmed Monday that he resigned after posting a series of tweets about the QAnon conspiracy theory on the official party account, saying its adherents shouldn't be mocked. The tweets have since been deleted from the party’s account. QAnon followers advocate a conspiracy theory rooted in the baseless belief that former President Donald Trump was fighting deep state enemies and a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibals operating a child sex trafficking ring.
The St. Louis Blues begin a four-game road trip Tuesday night in Las Vegas with the first game of a back-to-back against the West Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights. If season-opening trends continue for St. Louis, it should be a good night. St. Louis is 0-2-1, getting outscored 16-4 including an ugly 6-3 loss to the visiting Kings on Sunday night.
The U.S. House of Representatives delivered to the Senate on Monday a charge that former President Donald Trump incited insurrection in a speech to supporters before the deadly attack on the Capitol, setting in motion his second impeachment trial. Nine House Democrats who will serve as prosecutors in Trump's trial, accompanied by the clerk of the House and the acting sergeant at arms, carried the charge against Trump to the Senate in a solemn procession across the Capitol. Wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, they filed through the ornate Capitol Rotunda and into the Senate chamber, following the path that a mob of Trump supporters took on Jan. 6 as they clashed with police.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Monday approved The Weinstein Co’s liquidation plan, which sets aside $17 million for women who accused co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Delaware announced her ruling at the conclusion of a remote hearing. She noted that 83% of sexual misconduct claimants in the bankruptcy “have expressed very loudly that they want closure through acceptance of this plan, that they do not seek to have to go through any further litigation in order to receive some recovery, some possible recompense ... although it’s clear that money will never give them that.”