Prosecutors can see Trump taxes, Supreme Court says

Image copyright Getty Images The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s financial records can be examined by prosecutors in New York. In a related case, the court ruled that this information did not have to be shared with Congress. Mr Trump is the first president since Richard Nixon in the 1970s not to … Read more

HSBC may have to choose between East and West as China tightens grip on Hong Kong

China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, responded this week by accusing the country of “gross interference” in Hong Kong and saying any treatment of China as an enemy is “completely wrong.” HSBC’s relationship with both countries makes it an obvious target as relations worsen, according to Willy Lam, an adjunct professor for the … Read more

HSBC may have to choose between East and West as China tightens grip on Hong Kong

China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, responded this week by accusing the country of “gross interference” in Hong Kong and saying any treatment of China as an enemy is “completely wrong.” HSBC’s relationship with both countries makes it an obvious target as relations worsen, according to Willy Lam, an adjunct professor for the … Read more

Turkish fireworks removal team hit by second blast

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLast Friday’s explosion at the fireworks factory killed seven people and wounded dozens Three Turkish soldiers have died in the explosion of an army truck while removing explosives from a fireworks factory that blew up last week. At least six other soldiers were wounded in the latest … Read more

Farce over renaming of ‘racist’ Berlin station

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Last month, Mohrenstrasse’s name was covered up in solidarity with protests over the killing of George Floyd in the US For years, the name of metro station Mohrenstrasse (Moors Street) left Berliners feeling uncomfortable. The use of an out-of-date term for North Africans was seen as racist or pejorative. … Read more

Search begins after Seoul mayor reported missing

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Park Won-soon speaks during an event at Seoul City Hall on Wednesday The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and a search is under way, police in the city said on Thursday. Police said they were looking for Park Won-soon near a small hill in the … Read more

Coronavirus: Data shows cases in England falling

Image copyright Getty Images Two reports charting coronavirus cases in England show the number of people in the community with the disease is falling. The Office for National Statistics estimates one in 3,900 people have Covid-19 – 0.3% of the population, down from one in 2,200 the previous week. And data from Public Health England … Read more