The South Korean capital’s administrative court dismissed an 11th-hour injunction to block the use of taxpayer funds for the funeral on Monday morning of Park Won-soon, whose body was found in mountain woods in Seoul on Friday, the Guardian reported.
The Australian white supremacist, who admitted to killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month.
A group of 83 of the world’s richest people called on governments to permanently increase taxes on them and other members of the wealthy elite to help pay for the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused an "unprecedented education emergency" with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back to class, Save the Children warned on Monday.
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the “highest bidder,” saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic.
In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, tax systems should be reformed, and tax avoidance and evasion reduced, to ensure an economic recovery in which everyone pays their share, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
As millions of Chinese students sat a grueling university entrance exam this month, stories of how an identity theft scandal robbed hundreds of previous candidates of their dreams set social media alight.
California plans to release roughly 8,000 non-violent offenders from state prisons, seeking to relieve pressure on a chronically overcrowded correctional system that’s now struggling with a spike in coronavirus cases.