Britain announced on Monday it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in an escalation of a dispute with China over its introduction of a national security law for the former British colony. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament the treaty would be suspended immediately and an arms embargo would be extended to Hong Kong.
President Donald Trump has threatened to send more federal law enforcement officers to major US cities to control ongoing protests. Mr Trump on Monday criticized a number of cities run by “liberal Democrats”, including Chicago and New York, saying their leaders were afraid to act. He said officers sent to Oregon had done a “fantastic job” restoring order amid days of protests in Portland.
Hopes for a vaccine to address the global spread of coronavirus have been raised after Oxford University’s experimental version was revealed to be safe and to generate a strong immune response in the people who volunteered to help trial it. After intensive research, Prof Sarah Gilbert, from Oxford’s Jenner Institute, said they were more than happy with the first results, which showed good immunity after a single dose of vaccine.
A man who said he was armed with weapons and explosives seized control of a bus in the western Ukrainian city of Lutsk on Tuesday and took about 20 people on board hostage, police said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Facebook that “shots were heard, the bus was damaged.” The man’s demands were unknown, police said in a statement.
Most of the Arctic’s polar bear population will struggle to survive by 2100 due to melting sea ice, a new study claims. A loss of the ice caused by global warming will force the animals on to land, where they must rely on fat reserves due to a lack of food, researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada said.