World News Britain ill-prepared for COVID-19 pandemic: inquiry Blog

An investigation has found that the British government was ill-prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic and failed its citizens through serious planning errors. Retired judge Heather Hallett, who is leading the ongoing investigation, said the government mistakenly believed it was one of the world’s best prepared countries for an outbreak in 2019 and anticipated the wrong … Read more

World News Justin Thomas braves squalls to lead 152nd British Open Blog

Rain squalls made life difficult for the early starters on the opening morning of the 152nd British Open at Royal Troon, before American star Justin Thomas braved the tough conditions of the Ayrshire Links golf course and took over the clubhouse tour. Former two-time PGA champion Thomas appeared to be the biggest victim of the … Read more

World News European leaders to discuss Ukraine at UK summit Blog

Heads of state and government from across Europe have gathered for a summit in an English country house. The situation is overshadowed by concerns about whether the United States will remain a reliable ally if Donald Trump wins a second US presidential election. Newly elected British Prime Minister Keir Starmer hosted around 45 heads of … Read more

World News Shopping centre fire in China kills 16 Blog

Chinese investigators suspect that construction work at a shopping mall in the southwestern city of Zigong sparked a fire that killed 16 people. The fire broke out on Wednesday night and took nearly ten hours to extinguish, state media reported. The 14-story commercial building was evacuated and 75 people were taken to safety, the official … Read more