China aviation authority may consider increasing international flights if risks under control: state media

FILE PHOTO: An aircraft takes off at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File ...

Britain proposes November 2021 date for delayed U.N. climate summit

(Reuters) – Britain has proposed hosting in November 2021 a United Nations’ climate summit that was postponed from this November due to the coronavirus pandemic, a letter ...

New Iran parliament convenes under strict coronavirus curbs

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s new parliament convened on Wednesday after the Feb. 21 elections under strict health protocols and social distancing rules to ward off the coronavirus ...

On this day… May 28

(Reuters) – ON THIS DAY — MAY 28 FILE PHOTO: ON THIS DAY — May 28 May 28, 1999 FORMULA ONE – Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine cools off during the free ...

Japanese fans can cheer remotely at empty stadiums

TOKYO (Reuters) – As Japan’s sports teams prepare a cautious return to action after novel coronavirus suspensions, a company has developed an app that allows fans to cheer ...

Cuban proposes NBA regular-season restart, extra playoff rounds

While the NHL is preparing to restart its season by leaving off seven of its 31 teams, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants all of the NBA’s 30 teams to be in action when basketball ...

Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets to disperse protests over security bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong riot police fired pepper pellets to disperse protesters in the heart of the global financial centre on Wednesday, as new national security laws ...

Australia drops probe of journalist over use of classified documents

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian police have dropped their investigation of a News Corp journalist over the disclosure of a national security document in 2018, citing a lack ...

Swiss to announce further relaxation of coronavirus rules: NZZ

ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland will decide on Wednesday on further relaxations of restrictions brought in to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including how to reopen nightclubs ...

On this day: Born May 28, 1888: Jim Thorpe, American athlete

(Reuters) – Jim Thorpe, a two-time Olympic gold medallist and formidable American football and baseball player, was one of the greatest U.S. athletes of all time but the public ...