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Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

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MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (Net) — At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before Election Day, accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."
The president dug further into American divisions Friday, offering a discordant tone to an electorate battered by a pandemic and wounded by racial injustice...
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As much of US dials back July 4 plans, Trump goes big

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WASHINGTON (Net) — While public health officials are urging Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations amid a spike of coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is going big for what he is promising will be a "special evening" in the nation's...
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Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19

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KIGALI, Rwanda (Net) — As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV.
The lockdown in Rwanda has kept many of her customers away, she said, so she has less money to buy...
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Turkey debates iconic Hagia Sofia’s status

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ISTANBUL (Net) — In its more than 1,400-year existence, the majestic domed structure of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has served as the Byzantine Empire's main cathedral, a mosque under the Ottoman Empire and a museum under modern Turkey, attracting millions of tourists each year.
The 6th-century...
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Satellite images show buildup on disputed India-China border

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BEIJING (Net) — Construction activity appeared underway on both the Indian and Chinese sides of a contested border high in the Karakoram mountains a week after a deadly clash in the area left 20 Indian soldiers dead, satellite images showed.
The images released this week by Maxar, a...
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