‘And we’re not done yet’: US reaches 700,000 COVID deaths as Delta variant rages

The milestone is deeply frustrating to doctors, public health officials and the American public, who watched a pandemic that had been easing earlier in the summer take a dark turn.

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou receives hero’s welcome as she lands in China

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived in China on Saturday after more than 1,000 days under house arrest in Canada following a deal with US prosecutors to end a […]

ASX set to rise after gains on Wall Street following Fed statement

Futures for the local sharemarket are trading higher after US stocks rose, thanks to easing concerns about China’s teetering Evergrande Group and positive signals from the US central bank.

ASX to dip after Wall Street on edge over Evergrande ‘black cloud’ and the Fed

The local sharemarket is set to open lower after US stocks veered between gains and losses as traders weigh the risks from the Chinese real estate crisis and look ahead […]

Fix ‘dysfunctional’ relationship: UN chief tells China, US to avoid new Cold War

“We need to avoid at all cost a Cold War that would be different from the past one, and probably more dangerous and more difficult to manage,” Guterres said.

‘Getting punched in the face’: Investors brace for iron ore falls as China tensions linger

The AUKUS defence pact is unlikely to have a material impact on iron ore prices in the short-term, investors say, but warned of longer-term risks of pinning the country’s defence […]

‘I wasn’t ready’: US school board meetings become new front in COVID culture wars

The charged political climate that has seeped from the national stage into their local meetings has made a difficult job even more challenging, if not impossible.