Columns of tanks and troops are parading through Red Square today as President Vladimir Putin oversees grand World War II commemorations

Columns of tanks and troops are parading through Red Square today as President Vladimir Putin oversees grand World War II commemorations to stir up patriotic fervour ahead of a vote on extending his rule.

Forced to postpone the country’s traditional May 9 Victory Day celebrations by the coronavirus pandemic, Putin rescheduled the parade for just a week ahead of a July 1 public vote on controversial constitutional reforms.

Schools and kindergartens, bars, fitness studios and museums, which had gradually begun opening their doors again, were forced to close and people are once more limited to meeting up with just one other person outside their household.

Local health authority officials said the measures, to be reviewed on a weekly basis, were the only hope of containing the virus, but it illustrates the anger and fury governments around the world may face if they force released communities back into lockdown.

The 2.7 per cent drop by the Dow was mirrored by 2.6 per cent and 2.2 per cent falls in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, respectively.

California reported a staggering 7,149 new cases on Wednesday, according to data from the state Department of Public Health. This broke the previous record, set the day before, of more than 5,000.

He has to pay up front for the retirement village but says Katrina placed a caveat on the apartment without him knowing, which stops him being able to sell it.

He told 9News: “Very clever and very clever in legal terms – and solicitors and the barrister said – she is someone I’ve never met the like of – she has an enormous capability to come up with things we never hear of.”

“The indictment is only an accusation,” the Office said, adding that it was confident it could prove “all charges beyond a reasonable doubt”. Mr Thaci denies all the charges.

“Mr Thaci and Mr Veseli are believed to have carried out a secret campaign to overturn the law creating the court and otherwise obstruct the work of the court in an attempt to ensure that they do not face justice,” the statement said. “By taking these actions, Mr Thaci and Mr Veseli have put their personal interests ahead of the victims of their crimes, the rule of law, and all people of Kosovo.”