Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak

Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak spreading from Italy across the continent.   Denmark, Switzerland, Romania, North Macedonia and the city of Athens have all confirmed their first virus cases in the last two days – all of them linked to Italy. The injured man on the ground, whose voice is muffled, replies that he came “from Moscow”, and says, “They have my mother.” There was no immediate comment from Polish authorities. The Sweden-based Chechen rights group Vayfond described the attack as an assassination attempt. The centre of the outbreak … Continue reading Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak

They came in their hundreds to Rocketown, Nashville, on Wednesday night

They came in their hundreds to Rocketown, Nashville, on Wednesday night. Young, old, black, white, they wanted a free T-shirt, a complimentary barbecue dinner and a chance to check out the only Democratic candidate campaigning last week in Tennessee: Michael Bloomberg. It was unlike any other primary campaign event — countless staffers buzzing around, freebies for all. You could feel the heft of it, the scale, the impossibly deep pockets funding this increasingly probable run for president. Police say they found her body in a canyon at the bottom of Pyke Creek, an area of Mount Aspiring National Park close … Continue reading They came in their hundreds to Rocketown, Nashville, on Wednesday night

The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled

The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist. His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the “tip of the iceberg”. Right on cue, a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos forecasts the president losing the 2020 battle to Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden and drawing with Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren. The president unveiled a a $4.8trn (£3.7trn) budget proposal on Monday that reneges on … Continue reading The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled

Iran’s Supreme Leader has bragged of giving America a ‘slap in the face’ after 22 ballistic missiles were fired at two bases in Iraq

Iran’s Supreme Leader has bragged of giving America a ‘slap in the face’ after 22 ballistic missiles were fired at two bases in Iraq – but said military actions were ‘not enough’ and vowed to kick US forces out of the region altogether. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke on Iranian TV shortly after strikes hit Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq and Erbil International Airport in the north early Wednesday local time in revenge for the death of Qassem Soleimani. Victims of the crash included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three Britons, according … Continue reading Iran’s Supreme Leader has bragged of giving America a ‘slap in the face’ after 22 ballistic missiles were fired at two bases in Iraq