Despite blustering in public that the coronavirus is “Fake News!” and being weaponised against him, Donald Trump is reportedly fretting about the growing crisis behind the scenes

Despite blustering in public that the coronavirus is “Fake News!” and being weaponised against him, Donald Trump is reportedly fretting about the growing crisis behind the scenes, with one ex-West Wing official telling Vanity Fair: “He’s just now waking up to the fact that this is bad, and he doesn’t know how to respond.” The White House has said that the president himself has so far not been tested for the disease, despite coming into contact with several Republican allies who have since gone into self-isolation, including new chief of staff Mark Meadows and congressmen Doug Collins and Matt Gaetz. … Continue reading Despite blustering in public that the coronavirus is “Fake News!” and being weaponised against him, Donald Trump is reportedly fretting about the growing crisis behind the scenes

Venezuela’s leader has called on women in the country to have up to six children in order to counter the mass exodus

Venezuela’s leader has called on women in the country to have up to six children in order to counter the mass exodus that has seen millions flee poverty, hunger and political chaos. In a televised speech in which he introduced a government programme to promote fertility, Nicolas Maduro he said people should have as many children as possible. South Korea is battling the biggest epidemic outside China – and has reported 37 deaths, the fourth most behind China, Italy and Iran. North Korea, meanwhile, has insisted it is coronavirus-free, sealed itself off from the outside world and put all foreigners … Continue reading Venezuela’s leader has called on women in the country to have up to six children in order to counter the mass exodus

More than 31,000 people joined the ranks of the “ultra-wealthy” last year

More than 31,000 people joined the ranks of the “ultra-wealthy” last year as the fortunes of the already very rich benefitted from rising global stock markets and increased property prices. The number of ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) – those with assets of more than $30m (£26.5m) – rose by 6% last year to 513,244, according to a report by the property consultants Knight Frank. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation has warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the deadly virus. It asked companies and governments to increase production by 40 per cent. The … Continue reading More than 31,000 people joined the ranks of the “ultra-wealthy” last year

The roars of over 10,000 people rolled around the hall as Bernie Sanders walked onstage

The roars of over 10,000 people rolled around the hall as Bernie Sanders walked onstage and they had barely died down when the candidate declared that he had some news. The crowd gathered in the Los Angeles Convention Centre hung on his next words. The 88-year-old twice got down on his knees to bow before reporters in Gapyeong, his head to the floor, as he pleaded for the ‘forgiveness of the government’ today.  The secretive church is linked to more than half of South Korea’s virus cases and has been accused of failing to co-operate with authorities over the outbreak, … Continue reading The roars of over 10,000 people rolled around the hall as Bernie Sanders walked onstage

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