Full story - July 31, 2020
A close-up photograph of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam who is shown wearing a face mask and glasses.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
Full story - July 30, 2020
Pilgrims are shown from above around the cube-like Kaaba in Mecca walking on specified lines and carrying colored umbrellas.
Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.
Full story - July 29, 2020
A healthcare worker is shown in shadow standing next to a car and wearing a protective face shield.
Russian officials on Wednesday rejected accusations that Moscow is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the US, slamming them as "conspiracy theories" and a "persistent phobia."
Full story - July 28, 2020
Attorney General William Barr is shown wearing a dark suit and red tie while standing in front of the POTUS flag.
Attorney General William Barr is on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend his use of federal law enforcement in response to civil unrest in the US and on other controversies including his handling of the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russia.
Full story - July 27, 2020
Three vials are show sitting on a table with two of the bottles have a label.
The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government -- one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race.
Full story - July 23, 2020
The top of a white building is shown with a Chinese flag flying.
The FBI believes that a Chinese researcher, accused of visa fraud for hiding her affiliation with the Chinese military, has been holed up in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco for a month, according to court filings.
Full story - July 22, 2020
The rear of a red fire truck is shown with lights on outside of a building with trees in the background.
The United States said Wednesday that it has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston "to protect American intellectual property" and the private information of Americans.
Full story - July 21, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown speaking into a microphone and wearing a dark suit.
A long-awaited report on Russian meddling in British politics criticized the UK government for failing to investigate whether Moscow interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, with the document's authors describing the lack of curiosity about this threat to democracy as a major failure at the heart of power.
Full story - July 20, 2020
A medical researcher is shown wearing a face mask, protective glasses and a hair covering.
Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot.
Full story - July 16, 2020
A close-up photograph shows a researcher hearing blue protective gloves and inserting a syringe into the shoulder of a subject.
Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia on Thursday of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine.