Coronavirus: Inmates could be freed to ease virus pressure on jails

Image copyright Getty Images The government is considering releasing some offenders from prisons in England and Wales to ease pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said the virus poses an “acute” risk in prisons, many of which are overcrowded. Some 3,500…

U.S.-Taliban Deal Comes Under Pressure Amid Military Action

BEIRUT—The Trump administration is facing an uphill battle to keep a landmark agreement with the Taliban on track after a resurgence of violence and growing diplomatic strain between Washington and Kabul. President Ashraf Ghani declined Wednesday to meet with President Trump’s special envoy, who arrived…