Amazon asks employees to delete TikTok 'due to security risks'

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Amazon told employees in an email on Friday to delete Chinese app TikTok from phones due to “security risks”. The email, confirmed by Amazon employees to The Independent and first reported by The New York Times,…Continue Reading

Trump claims border wall stopped US being 'inundated' with coronavirus despite 133,000 deaths

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Donald Trump claimed on Friday, without providing supporting evidence, that the United States would have been “inundated” with coronavirus had his administration not erected over 200 miles of barrier along the US-Mexcio border – ignoring surging…Continue Reading

Trump briefed on SOUTHCOM Enhanced Counternarcotics Operation

Trump briefed on SOUTHCOM Enhanced Counternarcotics Operation  Fox NewsThe White House’s new briefing strategy: Short, with lots of commentary  POLITICOTrump the victim: President complains in private about the pandemic hurting him  The Washington PostBrian Arbour: Trump’s ‘image is everything’ coronavirus response has been a political failure  Fox NewsFaces of young Chicago gun violence victims shown on White House news…Continue Reading

Tiwai Point smelter closure: Meridian Energy meets with investors

Navigation for News Categories Meridian Energy has met with investors today after yesterday’s bombshell notice by Rio Tinto that the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter would close next year. Meridan Energy Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson Rio Tinto announced yesterday it would close the smelter, following a review which concluded the business was no longer…Continue Reading

Me Today raises $4m through share offer

Navigation for News Categories Health and wellness company Me Today has raised $4m in capital raising. Me Today founders Grant Baker, Stephen Sinclair, and Michael Kerr. Photo: Supplied The offer, launched on Wednesday, attracted bids for over twice the $3m sought. The company has accepted one million in over subscriptions. There will be 42,105,263 new…Continue Reading

Prospects slim for Tiwai Point aluminium smelter workers set to lose jobs

Southland industries are warning new jobs for smelter workers affected by their employer closing shop won’t be available overnight. Tiwai Point aluminium smelter will be closed down by August next year, when owner Rio Tinto ends its contract with Meridian Energy. Photo: Getty Images One of the region’s major employers the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter…Continue Reading

Trump tax returns: Supreme Court rules president does not have to reveal financial documents to House

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Congress from obtaining Donald Trump’s tax and financial records from his accounting firm and major lenders, meaning voters will not see them before Election Day. The president had mounted a…Continue Reading

Theresa May criticises surge in black people being stopped and searched since coronavirus pandemic

Theresa May has attacked the huge surge in the number of black people being stopped and searched by police since the coronavirus crisis began. “I fundamentally believe that you should not be stopped on the streets of our country simply because of the colour of your skin,” the former prime minister said. Speaking after it…Continue Reading

Trump tax returns: Supreme Court rules president must hand over financial documents to prosecutor

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. The Supreme Court has ruled that a district attorney in Manhattan can seek Donald Trump’s tax and financial records from his accounting firm, a potentially damaging ruling against the president and his New York-based business. However,…Continue Reading