The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday July 16)

July 16, 2020

Here are today’s top stories from select sources around the world.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for possible infection

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to the hospital and treated for a possible infection, according to a court spokeswoman.

US allies once seemed cowed by China. Now they’re responding with rare coordination

In 2017, China’s Xi Jinping made a speech in Davos calling for global cooperation on free trade and climate change. It was a sign he was ready to commmit China to the rules-based order. Three years later, the warmth in the room at Davos has gone.

UK bans Huawei from its 5G network in rapid about-face

The United Kingdom has banned Huawei from its 5G telecom network, reversing a January decision to allow the embattled Chinese tech company a limited role in building the country’s super-fast wireless infrastructure.

China will sanction Lockheed Martin over arms sales to Taiwan

China said on Tuesday it would place sanctions on Lockheed Martin for its involvement in arms sales to Taiwan, a move that could further escalate tensions between Beijing and Washington.

US declares ‘most’ of China’s maritime claims in South China Sea illegal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a formal rejection of “most” of China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea, the latest in the escalation between Washington and Beijing.

New York Times moving some staff out of Hong Kong as security law brings media chill

The New York Times is moving some staff out of Hong Kong due to a new security law imposed by China on the city, as both foreign and local media face increased uncertainty in the Asian financial hub.

Jeff Sessions loses Alabama GOP Senate runoff to Trump-backed Tommy Tuberville

Jeff Sessions lost an Alabama Senate GOP primary runoff on Tuesday to former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, CNN projects, a major blow to the former attorney general who faced fierce opposition to his candidacy from President Donald Trump.

Daniel Lewis Lee executed after Supreme Court clears the way

Daniel Lewis Lee, a convicted killer, was executed Tuesday morning in the first federal execution in 17 years after the Supreme Court issued an overnight ruling that it could proceed.

Nissan unveils its first electric SUV, the Ariya

The Nissan Ariya, the company’s first all-electric SUV, will be able to drive up to 300 miles on a single charge and features a high-tech interior, with almost no buttons or knobs, according to the automaker.

Doctors remove live worm from woman’s tonsil

A woman in Japan got more than she bargained for after visiting the doctor with an irritated throat, as she was told that a worm was living inside her tonsil.

Trump repeatedly calls famed Alabama football coach by the wrong name

President Donald Trump repeatedly referred to the University of Alabama’s head football coach Nick Saban by the wrong name during a call on the eve of the state’s Republican runoff race.

Trump signs order targeting China over Hong Kong

US President Donald Trump has signed an order to end preferential treatment for Hong Kong, as his administration adopts an increasingly tough stance on China. “Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China,” the president told reporters at the White House.

Inside South Africa’s ‘hospitals of horrors’

An exclusive, weeks-long BBC investigation inside filthy hospitals in South Africa has exposed an extraordinary array of systemic failures showing how exhausted doctors and nurses are overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients and a health service near collapse.

Fake pharmaceutical industry thrives in West Africa

The counterfeit pharmaceutical industry is thriving in West Africa, with law enforcement agencies battling to crackdown on foreign-linked criminal syndicates, writes Emma Hooper. It is rare to have a conversation in Nigeria about the problem of falsified medicine without a mention of the My Pikin syrup tragedy.

Coronavirus updates: Hong Kong tightens rules as cases increase – BBC News

The much tighter restrictions are a response to a sharp increase in new daily virus cases.

Nissan faces Tesla in China’s electric car market

Nissan has unveiled the first of its new electric vehicles as part of a turnaround strategy for the loss-making company. The Japanese carmaker is hoping its new all-electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) Ariya will sell well in China. But it faces tough competition from Tesla which has a strong presence in the world’s largest car market.

Nissan Ariya is just like its concept EV, only now it’s a real Tesla Model Y competitor

The Nissan Ariya made a splash last year at the Tokyo Motor Show as a concept electric SUV with a sleek interior and an advanced driving system built in. Now the car is a real thing coming to the U.S. late next year.

Amazon is rolling out shopping carts that know what you’re buying

Amazon has unveiled a shopping cart that knows exactly what you’re buying. The e-commerce giant unveiled the Amazon Dash Cart on Tuesday, which uses sensors to detect the items you’re adding to your cart.

Finally, you can remove titles from your ‘Continue Watching’ Netflix row

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Unless I’m getting a Postmates notification suggesting I order another $25 worth of McDonald’s at 2 a.m. on a Friday night, I don’t typically like being reminded of past mistakes.

Coronavirus ‘exposure’ soars at Tesla’s Fremont plant, leak shows

When it comes to the coronavirus, Elon Musk’s sustained incompetence long ago took a turn for the dangerous. Now, an internal data leak from the Fremont Tesla plant brings into focus just how badly the billionaire’s tantrum has backfired – even if only on his employees.

Ivanka Trump tells jobless Americans to ‘Find Something New,’ reinvents ‘Let them eat cake’

Ivanka Trump – first daughter, heiress, White House adviser, and person who has worked for her father nearly her entire adult life – put out some serious let them eat cake vibes with her new initiative centered on the slogan “Find Something New.”

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