Syria has accused President Donald Trump of stealing the country’s oil, after U.S. officials confirmed that a U.S. company has been allowed to operate there in fields under the control of a Pentagon-backed militia.
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Building on a friendship initiated in Sandinista Nicaragua of the 1980s, Wallace Shawn — a committed activist but someone who is best known as an accomplished dramatist and actor — interviewed scholar and linguist Noam Chomsky.
Denmark’s military intelligence head has been suspended after it was revealed the agency had broken laws and misled the intelligence watchdog. Lars Findsen has been relieved from duty “for the time being” and two other employees have also been suspended.
Hong Kong scientists are reporting the case of a healthy man in his 30s who became reinfected with coronavirus four and a half months after his first bout. They say genome sequencing shows the two strains of the virus are “clearly different”, making it the world’s first proven case of reinfection.
Jacob Blake was named by Wisconsin’s governor as the man who was shot and seriously wounded by a Kenosha police officer, a graphic scene that was captured on a video in which it appears the officer shot at Blake seven times toward his back.