Friends and family including the over-70s will be able to hold socially-distanced gatherings in their gardens from next week

Friends and family including the over-70s will be able to hold socially-distanced gatherings in their gardens from next week, Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister told the daily Downing Street briefing that from Monday up to six people would be able to meet outdoors, including in their gardens, as long as they stayed two metres apart. Chinese president Xi Jinping cast one of the 2,878 votes for the bill – with only one against – in a move which has triggered a fresh wave of protests in the city despite Beijing’s promise to ‘smash’ any resistance.  Lawmakers in the … Continue reading Friends and family including the over-70s will be able to hold socially-distanced gatherings in their gardens from next week

A five-month-old girl has died after being given turtle blood to drink as a bizarre remedy to protect her from coronavirus

A five-month-old girl has died after being given turtle blood to drink as a bizarre remedy to protect her from coronavirus. The baby’s seven-year-old sister and parents have also been hospitalised after drinking the animal blood too. Boris Johnson said the system was “relying on people’s public spiritedness” because the system was “our way out” of lockdown, “This is our way of defeating the virus, getting our country back on its feet, and I think people will want to work together,” he said. “That captivity for a tiny minority for a short time will allow us gradually to release, 66 … Continue reading A five-month-old girl has died after being given turtle blood to drink as a bizarre remedy to protect her from coronavirus

House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, intend to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi

House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, intend to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block the chamber’s new proxy voting system. “It’s simple: one representative should equal one vote. We can’t let her get away with this,” Republican Whip Steve Scalise tweeted, announcing the House GOP’s legal plan. He then tried to murder his estranged wife and the mother of his children, but her thick wig cushioned the blow as he struck her on the head from behind with a heavy object. Laurent F. only admitted killing his young children once his trial had already got underway. More than … Continue reading House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, intend to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Two of the highest profile fashion houses are planning to cut back on how many collections a year they will launch

Two of the highest profile fashion houses are planning to cut back on how many collections a year they will launch, the Associated Press reports. Gucci and Saint Laurent will leave the fashion calendar behind, with its relentless four-times-a-year rhythm, which sees the industry shuttle between global capitals for runway shows. Mr Trump and Melania Trump didn’t wear masks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry or while laying a wreath earlier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Mr and Ms Biden were flanked by full Secret Service protection as they laid a wreath of white flowers tied … Continue reading Two of the highest profile fashion houses are planning to cut back on how many collections a year they will launch

A bank executive and at least one other passenger have been pulled alive from the wreckage of an Airbus A320

A bank executive and at least one other passenger have been pulled alive from the wreckage of an Airbus A320 which crashed after an engine failure in Pakistan today with 98 people on board.  Bank of Punjab president Zafar Masood was dragged from the smoking debris of the Pakistan International Airlines flight after it smashed into a residential area in Karachi on Friday. “I think he followed the instincts of every father and every parent, and I do not mark him down for that,” Johnson told the daily Downing Street press briefing. But within hours of Johnson’s defence of Cummings, … Continue reading A bank executive and at least one other passenger have been pulled alive from the wreckage of an Airbus A320

Hong Kong democracy activists yesterday made frantic plans to cover their tracks amid fears

Hong Kong democracy activists yesterday made frantic plans to cover their tracks amid fears of a brutal crackdown by the world’s most powerful surveillance state. Many deleted politically sensitive online postings, wiped social media accounts and turned to proxy servers that mask their identities after China announced sweeping national security laws for the territory. Some confided in friends that they intended to destroy their electronic devices. A medic who treated protesters injured in police clashes at underground clinics said colleagues involved in the opposition planned to move overseas. At least two people aboard survived, according to the country’s health department, … Continue reading Hong Kong democracy activists yesterday made frantic plans to cover their tracks amid fears

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