Protesters in the Israeli capital are calling for the resignation of the country’s prime minister. Thousands of protesters gathered outside of Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem Thursday, where they called for him to resign.
A Major League Baseball player tested positive for the coronavirus on the leagues opening day of the 2020 season. On Thursday, the Washington Nationals announced outfielder Juan Soto had contracted COVID-19 and would be missing the season’s opening game.
Tensions between the U.S. and China have reached a new high point. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is now calling for a new alliance of the Free World against China’s bid for global supremacy.
On Thursday, President Trump announced the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida has been canceled. During his latest coronavirus briefing, the president confirmed the convention will be replaced by teleconferences following a “flare up” of cases in the state.
Tea Party conservatives have raised the alarm over the price tag of the Senate’s latest coronavirus relief legislation. The bill was confirmed to cost around $1 trillion, which would be allocated for testing, reopening schools and a new round of stimulus checks.
No headway was made during the second round of in-person post-Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the U.K. According to both sides, Thursday’s discussions showed considerable gaps in opinions on difficult topics and revealed a deal may not be reached until September.
The U.S. and Britain have agreed to end a loophole that gave diplomats immunity from criminal charges. The U.K.’s foreign secretary announced the changes on Thursday and confirmed the agreement was reached during Mike Pompeo’s recent visit.
This week, Minnesota made its Police Accountability Act a law.
California is set to spend as much as $315 million on more face masks for the state. On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the deal with a Chinese based manufacturer BYD, which aims to protect social workers and first responders.