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Global report: WHO reports record 200,000 cases in one day, amid surging outbreaks
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Donald Trump describes ‘victory’ over virus as cases rise; Mexico death toll becomes 5th highest; Australia’s toughest lockdown beginsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases with 212,326 being recorded in just 24 hours, amid a surge in the United States, Brazil and India.The WHO’s situation report showed that just under 130,000 of those new cases were in the Americas, including the US, Brazil and Mexico, but the WHO said South-East Asia, including India stood at just under new 28,000 new cases on Saturday. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Our Time Is Now review: Stacey Abrams for attorney general, if not VP to Biden
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An eloquent and moving call for voting rights reform shows the former Georgia House minority leader is ready for higher officeIf intelligence, thoughtfulness, an encyclopedic knowledge of voter suppression techniques and an elegant writing style were the main qualifications for the vice-presidency, Stacey Abrams would be odds-on-favorite to be Joe Biden’s running mate.Abrams is already a proven vote getter. When she became the first major party black woman nominee for governor in Georgia, in 2018, she increased youth participation by 139%, tripled turnout among Latinos and Asian Americans and increased white participation for Democrats to 25% – the party’s “highest percentage of white voters in Georgia in a generation”. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Anthony Albanese will bank Labor's Eden-Monaro win, but may suspend the celebrations | Katharine Murphy
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A status quo result means Labor is back where it started – a long way from where it would like to be We haven’t got an official result in Eden Monaro yet, but Labor has claimed victory, and we have enough information to be able to sketch out what happened in the contest.Here’s a visual explanation that will be very familiar to Canberra residents and to holiday-makers. The swings varied by your preferred route to the south coast. If you generally take the Kings Highway route, you are driving through towns that swung to the Liberal party. If you drive down the Brown Mountain route through the Bega valley, then you are passing through swing-to-Labor territory. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Hong Kong: books by pro-democracy activists disappear from library shelves
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Move follows new security laws and include titles by Joshua Wong and lawmaker Tanya Chan Books written by prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have started to disappear from the city’s libraries, online records show, days after Beijing imposed a new national security law on the finance hub. Related: China passes controversial Hong Kong national security law Continue reading... (The Guardian)
'Let's keep moving': Ardern launches New Zealand Labour's election slogan
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PM tells party’s annual conference NZ has been ‘put to the test’ by coronavirus, Christchurch and White Island Jacinda Ardern has delivered a rousing speech to the Labour party faithful at its annual conference ahead of September’s election. The prime minister addressed her annual party congress at Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum in Wellington on Sunday, kick-starting the party’s campaign and revealing Labour’s slogan: “Let’s keep moving”. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020
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Rapper uses Independence Day to make announcement, but it’s not clear if he has filed any official paperwork to appear on ballotsJust when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, rapper Kanye West declared his candidacy for US president.The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump – of whom he has been a vocal supporter – and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Labor's Kristy McBain claims victory in Eden-Monaro byelection
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The former Bega mayor looks all but certain to hold on to the seat after postal and prepoll votes swing towards Labor Labor has claimed victory in the Eden-Monaro byelection with Kristy McBain saying she would follow in Mike Kelly’s footsteps and not be “hyper-partisan” and put her electorate first, with a focus on rolling out bushfire relief to ravaged communities.McBain maintained a narrow lead over the Liberal candidate, Fiona Kotvojs, from the moment counting began on Saturday night, a trend which continued as counting resumed on Sunday. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Trump claims 99% of US Covid-19 cases are 'totally harmless' as infections surge
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President’s White House speech capping 4 July celebrations says US coronavirus strategy is ‘moving along well’Coronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has celebrated independence day with a string of false and misleading claims attempting to play down the coronavirus pandemic and warning that China will be “held accountable”.The US president staged a “Salute to America” jamboree on the south lawn of the White House with flyovers by military jets, parachute jumps and patriotic songs, but little effort among guests to physical distance or wear face masks. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Mathias Cormann says he will quit politics at the end of the year
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Finance minister, whose actions were key in Malcolm Turnbull downfall as prime minister, says his decision will ensure an orderly transitionOne of Scott Morrison’s most senior ministers, Mathias Cormann, is retiring from politics at the end of the year.“Having decided not to recontest the next election, I can confirm that I have advised the prime minister that the end of this year would be an appropriate time for an orderly transition in my portfolio,” he said in a statement. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Huawei could be cut out of UK's 5G network this year, say reports
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GCHQ believed to be advising Boris Johnson that Chinese firm poses higher security riskThe UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year because of security concerns, according to reports.The prime minister, Boris Johnson, is set to make a major policy change after GCHQ is believed to have reassessed the risks posed by the Chinese technology company, newspapers have said. Continue reading... (The Guardian)