The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant theory

The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant theory, according to the director of the EU agency responsible for advising governments – including the UK – on disease control. “The question is when and how big, that is the question in my view,” said Dr Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Mr Trump on Tuesday said he started taking the medication because “a young man close to me” contracted the virus, appearing to cite a military valet who tested positive recently. He also noted Vice … Continue reading The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant theory

Russia has joined China in denouncing President Donald Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the World Health Organization

Russia has joined China in denouncing President Donald Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump on Monday called the WHO a ‘puppet of China’ before tweeting a letter he had sent to the organisation’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus threatening to make permanent a temporary freeze on funding from the US. The findings show the world has experienced the sharpest drop in carbon output since records began, with large sections of the global economy brought to a near standstill. When the lockdown was at its most stringent, … Continue reading Russia has joined China in denouncing President Donald Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the World Health Organization

China’s expanding network of infrastructure and overseas investment projects pose a danger to America and the free world

China’s expanding network of infrastructure and overseas investment projects pose a danger to America and the free world, the US secretary of state has warned in a further sign of the deepening rift between the two superpowers. Mike Pompeo, who has been among the strongest critics of China in the Trump administration, said that its initiatives presented a risk “to the United States and to all free nations”. Schools in Austria, Belgium and Portugal also reopened their doors for the first time in weeks on Monday, while more children were allowed to return to lessons in Greece. Lessons have already … Continue reading China’s expanding network of infrastructure and overseas investment projects pose a danger to America and the free world

A schoolgirl who said a boy aged 10 was her baby’s father has claimed the real dad is a 16-year-old who raped her

A schoolgirl who said a boy aged 10 was her baby’s father has claimed the real dad is a 16-year-old who raped her. Darya, who was 13 when she found out she was expecting, said it has taken her until now to have the courage to admit the painful truth. Will vulnerable citizens be expected to risk infection to stand in line for hours at the polls? Will a drop in turnout affect the result? What if a second surge of infection sends large swathes of the country back into lockdown? The number of different ways in which the electoral … Continue reading A schoolgirl who said a boy aged 10 was her baby’s father has claimed the real dad is a 16-year-old who raped her

Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Representative Eliot Engel have launched an investigation into President Donald Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Representative Eliot Engel have launched an investigation into President Donald Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. The announcement of the investigation was tweeted by Mr Menendez on Saturday afternoon with an open letter from the two congressmen. A campaign spokesman said: “Turtles at live food markets are routinely stacked four and five deep, without food or water and butchered while fully conscious. “These markets are not only in China but exist throughout North America and many other countries.” The conclusions, described as “eye-opening” by one source, are supported by the … Continue reading Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Representative Eliot Engel have launched an investigation into President Donald Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

Portugal will reopen its beaches on 6 June

Portugal will reopen its beaches on 6 June, its prime minister Antonio Costa has said. And he encouraged the public to download an app that will tell them if their beach of choice is full or still has space. Groups must stay 1.5m apart, deck-chairs may only be booked for the morning or afternoon, and beach sports of two people or more will not be allowed, according to the new rules. VICE Media Group CEO Nancy Dubuc told staff in an internal memo that the company was cutting 55 jobs in the US and 100 globally, mostly to its digital operations. “The … Continue reading Portugal will reopen its beaches on 6 June

A Malaysian cinema appears to have become covered in mould after two months of coronavirus lockdown

A Malaysian cinema appears to have become covered in mould after two months of coronavirus lockdown which has already ravaged the country’s leather goods retailers. The cinema’s purple and red seats and its carpets had been wrecked by a thick layer of mould and dust, according to the photographer in the city of Ipoh in western Perak state. Under US law they would normally be allowed to live with relatives while their cases wind through immigration courts. Instead the Trump administration is quickly expelling them under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus pandemic, with 600 minors expelled in April alone. … Continue reading A Malaysian cinema appears to have become covered in mould after two months of coronavirus lockdown

Fears of a trade war grew in Australia yesterday after China, its biggest trading partner, announced it was blocking imports of beef from the country

Fears of a trade war grew in Australia yesterday after China, its biggest trading partner, announced it was blocking imports of beef from the country, with fears that wine and seafood would be next. The embargo marks the latest escalation in a row between the two countries after Canberra set up an inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus last month. Beijing has accused the Australian government of launching an investigation at the behest of the White House. Branyas was originally born in San Fransisco in the United States on March 4, 1907 and lived through the Spanish flu pandemic … Continue reading Fears of a trade war grew in Australia yesterday after China, its biggest trading partner, announced it was blocking imports of beef from the country

A YouTuber has been arrested for handing out boxes of rubbish to transgender women

A YouTuber has been arrested for handing out boxes of rubbish to transgender women. Indonesian police launched a manhunt for Ferdian Paleka and his friend after they shared a video of the sick ‘prank’ online. The whereabouts of Mr Zhang, who specialises in law, are now unknown. His friends claim he was detained in front of the gate to his residential compound in Shanghai last night and that they have not since been able to contact him. The letter was posted on the social messaging platform WeChat on Saturday, less than two weeks before this year’s National People’s Congress, the … Continue reading A YouTuber has been arrested for handing out boxes of rubbish to transgender women

Donald Trump sent more than 100 tweets and retweets on Sunday

Donald Trump sent more than 100 tweets and retweets on Sunday, most of which promoted unsubstantiated claims about the investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russia. The president appeared to spend much of his day on Twitter, even as the death toll from the coronavirus neared 80,000 and White House officials issued dire warnings about the state of the US economy. At the time of writing, the toll stood at 79,384. The islands have a total land area of 800 square kilometres and are vulnerable to any rise in sea levels. Kiribati, which gained its independence in 1979, has … Continue reading Donald Trump sent more than 100 tweets and retweets on Sunday