World News

DA seeks to drop more charges against Aurora protest leaders – The Denver Post

The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on Sunday moved to withdraw the most serious charges against three protest leaders who were accused of committing crimes while leading demonstrations against police brutality in Aurora last summer. Prosecutors asked to dismiss the felony charges against the Party of Socialism and Liberation’s Lillian House and Joel Northam, and […]

Business

Crane numbers drop 8 per cent from 2019 record but 136 giants still dominate skyline: RLB

New Zealand high-rise long-term tower, fixed and crawler crane numbers fell 8 per cent from last year’s record because of closed borders and falling demand for new hotels, according to a study out today. Quantity surveyors and cost consultants Rider Levett Bucknall said 136 construction cranes were up working on sites in this year’s first […]

Politics

PM warned not to ‘drop our guard’ on military power as he boasts of boost to cyber defence

Boris Johnson has said new efforts to radically boost the UK’s cyber capabilities will “transform our ability to protect our people”. The impact of the new technology will be comparable to the emergence of military air power a century ago, the prime minister said. His comments come ahead of next week’s publication of the government’s […]