New Zealand’s largest city to remain locked down

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s largest city will remain in lockdown for at least two more weeks, although some restrictions will be eased from Tuesday. Auckland has been in the strictest form of lockdown for just over a month, the longest stretch since the pandemic began. New Zealand has taken an unusual zero-tolerance approach … Read more

N Korea slams US over submarine deal, warns countermeasures

North Korea has criticized the U.S. decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia and warned of unspecified countermeasures if it finds the deal affects the North’s security By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press September 20, 2021, 2:11 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has … Read more

New poll finds ‘uniter’ Biden actually the divider-in-chief

A majority of American voters believe the nation has become less united since President Biden took office in January, a new poll released Sunday shows.  Fifty-four percent of the respondents think the country is less united, while only 37 percent say it is more united, a Fox News poll found. Unifying the country was a … Read more

France’s Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines

PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in what will be their first contact since a major diplomatic crisis erupted between France and the United States over a submarine deal with Australia, an official said Sunday. The phone call is at the request of Biden, government spokesman … Read more

Australia says France knew of ‘grave’ submarine concerns

CANBERRA – France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract’s cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused Australia of concealing its intentions to back out of the 90 billion Australian … Read more

France’s Macron to Talk to Biden Amid Crisis Over Submarines – NBC 7 San Diego

French President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in their first contact since a major diplomatic crisis erupted between France and the United States over a submarine deal with Australia, an official said Sunday. The phone call is at the request of Biden, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said, adding … Read more

Australia Says France Knew of ‘Grave’ Submarine Concerns – NBC10 Philadelphia

France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract’s cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused Australia of concealing its intentions to back out of the 90 billion Australian dollar ($66 … Read more

Australia Says France Knew of ‘Grave’ Submarine Concerns – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract’s cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused Australia of concealing its intentions to back out of the 90 billion Australian dollar ($66 … Read more

Australia Says France Knew of ‘Grave’ Submarine Concerns – NBC Los Angeles

France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract’s cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused Australia of concealing its intentions to back out of the 90 billion Australian dollar ($66 … Read more

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