Haiti, Dominican Republic hit with tropical storm rains as Elsa approaches

SANTO DOMINGO (REUTERS) – A slightly weakened Elsa was close to the southwestern peninsula of Haiti on Saturday (July 3), prompting tropical storm warnings for large swaths of Hispaniola, Cuba and Jamaica. The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said an aircraft measured maximum sustained winds at 110kmh. This downgraded Elsa to a tropical storm from […]

Covid 19 coronavirus: Five fixes NZ urgently needs to make

Public health experts have singled out five major areas where New Zealand urgently needs to beef up its defences against Covid-19 – ranging from an alert level overhaul to mandating scanning in cafes, bars and gyms. In the wake of Sydney’s spiralling case numbers, Professor Michael Baker has also recommended New Zealand review its settings […]

Restaurant chain Leon serves up two-year restructuring to creditors

Leon, one of Britain’s most prominent restaurant chains, has served creditors with a restructuring plan that includes a multimillion pound investment from shareholders to secure its future. Sky News has learnt that the company, which was co-founded by Boris Johnson‘s ‘food tsar’, Henry Dimbleby, circulated details of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) to landlords and […]

Israel, UAE and Bahrain sign US-brokered normalisation deals

President Donald Trump hosts a White House ceremony with leaders of the UAE and Bahrain but without the Palestinians. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have signed agreements to normalise relations with Israel in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern countries against Iran. United States President Donald Trump hosted a White House ceremony capping a […]

Trump administration halts election security briefings, Democrats complain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ top intelligence office told lawmakers it will end in-person briefings on election security because there had been leaks from congressional committees, officials said on Saturday. The move drew heated rejoinders from Democrats who have focused on foreign efforts to sway the presidential election in 2016 and again this year. […]

75-year-old man suspected of unlawfully touching 2 children in Jeffco park.

A 75-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of unlawfully touching two juveniles in a public park. Terry Joe Thompson on Wednesday was booked into the Jefferson County Jail for investigation of two counts of sexual assault on a child, according to the sheriff’s office. The alleged incident happened at The Ridge at West Meadows Park, […]

Iran blocking sites access – UN nuclear watchdog

The UN nuclear watchdog has expressed serious concern at Iran’s continuing failure to allow access to sites the agency wants to visit. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that for more than four months Iran has been blocking inspections of two suspect locations. It is believed the activity there took place long before Iran […]