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World 27 Nov 2020 | 8:02 AM

Freed British-Australian academic was detained in Iran due to Israeli partner - media

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A British-Australian academic who was freed from Iranian jail on Thursday was detained in 2018 on espionage charges after authorities there found her partner was an Israeli citizen, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday.

World 19 Nov 2020 | 12:43 AM

Shootings in NYC nearly double as arrests for serious crimes fall

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Shootings in New York City have nearly doubled this year, while arrests for major crimes have decreased, The New York Times on Wednesday quoted New York Police Department (NYPD) sources as saying.

World 19 Nov 2020 | 12:38 AM

NYC restaurants, bars prepare heaters for outdoor dining to survive in winter: media

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic and enduring stricter and lengthier restrictions than their counterparts in other areas of the state, most New York City's restaurants and bars still stick to their businesses by preparing heaters for outdoor dining in the winter, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

World 18 Nov 2020 | 12:22 AM

COVID-19 triggers free-fall in NYC tourism, makes recovery harder

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- The almost 9-month-long COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the tourism industry of New York City, one of the world's most popular destinations, and the influx of tourists will not fully rebound for at least four years, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

World 17 Nov 2020 | 9:05 AM

Trump asked for options for attacking Iran last week, but held off - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, with two months left in office, last week asked for options on attacking Iran's main nuclear site, but ultimately decided against taking the dramatic step, a U.S. official said on Monday.