David Aaro
Fox News

New Zealand to charge man with COVID-19 who allegedly escaped quarantine, went shopping: report

Authorities in New Zealand say they will press charges against a man with COVID-19 who allegedly escaped managed isolation on Tuesday and went shopping at a local supermarket in Auckland, according to multiple reports. The 32-year-old had recently spent time in India. He allegedly fled quarantine by squeezing through a fence at the Stamford Plaza hotel, which is being used for managed isolation amid […]

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HS2 ‘badly off course’ as damning report accuses government of hiding soaring costs

A damning report on the troubled HS2 high-speed rail programme has accused the government and the company running the project of hiding massive cost and time overruns from parliament and taxpayers. The report by an influential Commons spending watchdog found the programme has gone “badly off course” and said the Department for Transport and HS2 […]

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OSINT Global Trendline Report: The Middle East and Africa

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Coronavirus: Business leaders tell Trump testing is key to restarting economy during taskforce phone call, report says

Guaranteed widespread coronavirus testing is the key to restarting the United States workforce, industry leaders told President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of a new phone-call led business council, reports say. Members on the call emphasised the importance of testing in the first meeting of Mr Trump’s new business council according to one person briefed on […]

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Trump slams watchdog report on hospitals engulfed by virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday disputed the veracity of a federal survey that found hospitals faced severe shortages of coronavirus test supplies, questioning whether its conclusions were skewed by politics. With coronavirus cases rocketing toward their expected peak, the nonpartisan Health and Human Services inspector general’s office reported Monday morning that a shortage […]

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NJ is ‘ground zero’ for sea level rise, Rutgers report sounds alarm

NEPTUNE, N.J. — Human-made gas emissions are speeding up sea level rise around New Jersey and, in tandem with coastal storms, will cause more frequent flooding for decades to come, according to a new report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers University. “Climate change is the single-biggest environmental challenge that we face, not only in New […]

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Fewer journalists killed this year, says report

The International Federation of Journalists said on 9 December that far fewer journalists are being killed this year compared to last year. The IFJ represents 600,000 media professionals from across the world. The group announced that 49 journalists have been killed so far this year, down from last year’s 95. This year’s countries with the […]

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Dem Smears on Nunes FISA Abuse Memo Proved False by DOJ IG Report

Democrats last year smeared Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) when he issued a memo with findings that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process when it obtained surveillance warrants on Carter Page, a member of the Trump campaign, in 2016. However, a report released Monday by Justice Department Inspector General […]

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Trump abused power of presidency, Dems conclude in impeachment report

“[T]he president placed his own personal and political interests above the national interests of the United States, sought to undermine the integrity of the U.S. presidential election process, and endangered U.S. national security,” the report concludes. The Intelligence Committee is expected to approve the report along party lines Tuesday evening, ahead of the first impeachment […]

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