Joseph Stepansky

Joseph Stepansky

Joseph Stepansky is freelance reporter and writer who has covered major breaking news stories across the US, most recently focusing on the 2016 US presidential election and incoming US administration. Previously a staff reporter at the New York Daily News, he reported on cops, crime, and the people caught in between.

Coronavirus pandemic

US surpasses 4 million coronavirus infections: Live updates

The US is the hardest hit country in terms of the number of cases and deaths, and has seen a new surge in recent weeks.

US surpasses 4 million coronavirus infections: Live updates

Mali

Challenges ahead as UN set to extend 'most dangerous' mission

The seven-year-old MINUSMA operating in Mali has faced an array of issues as insecurity in the Sahel grows.

Challenges ahead as UN set to extend 'most dangerous' mission

Coronavirus pandemic

Live: WHO reports largest 24-hour increase in coronavirus cases

The UN health agency recorded 183,000 new cases, with Brazil and the US reporting the most new infections.

Live: WHO reports largest 24-hour increase in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus pandemic

Spain PM urges caution as coronavirus movement limit lifts: Live

Spain's state of alert, which limits the movement of citizens to help contain the virus, will end at midnight.

Spain PM urges caution as coronavirus movement limit lifts: Live

Asia

Indian army says 'no soldier in Chinese custody': Live updates

No Indian soldier is missing in action following Monday's clash with Chinese troops, report citing army sources says.

Indian army says 'no soldier in Chinese custody': Live updates

Human Rights

Rights groups renew concerns over US 'Unalienable Rights' panel

Mike Pompeo launched the commission last year and criticism has grown as the panel nears release of its final report.

Rights groups renew concerns over US 'Unalienable Rights' panel

Asia

LIVE: India, China foreign ministers discuss deadly Ladakh clash

Wang Yi and Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar hold telephone talks over clash that killed 20 Indian soldiers.

LIVE: India, China foreign ministers discuss deadly Ladakh clash

Black Lives Matter protests

UN to hold debate on racism, police brutality in US: Live updates

UN Human Rights Council in Geneva will hold debate on the issues at request of African countries.

UN to hold debate on racism, police brutality in US: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

Chile health minister resigns amid coronavirus row: Live updates

The health ministry had been accused of tallying deaths using a method that did not reflect the scale of the toll.

Chile health minister resigns amid coronavirus row: Live updates

The Gambia

Gambian petition demands fair investigation in US police killing

Gambian citizen Momodou Lamin Sisay was killed during a standoff with police in Georgia on May 29.

Gambian petition demands fair investigation in US police killing

George Floyd protests

Democrats to unveil sweeping US police reform plan: Live updates

Proposal is expected to ban police chokeholds, racial profiling, require nationwide use of body cameras, and more.

Democrats to unveil sweeping US police reform plan: Live updates

George Floyd protests

George Floyd: Thousands turn out for protests in US, UK: Live

Thousands attend anti-racism demonstrations in London and Australia as protests continue in several US cities.

George Floyd: Thousands turn out for protests in US, UK: Live