Bernie Sanders admitted yesterday that he was losing his bid for the White House to Joe Biden after another set of poor results

Bernie Sanders admitted yesterday that he was losing his bid for the White House to Joe Biden after another set of poor results, but vowed to stay in the race to try to force his policies on to the former vice-president’s agenda. Despite an emphatic defeat in the key state of Michigan on Tuesday Mr Sanders, 78, refused to yield to calls from Democratic party grandees to give Mr Biden a clear run and unify the fight against President Trump. Speaking hours after world health officials declared the coronavirus a pandemic, Trump repeatedly defended his own actions and vowed the … Continue reading Bernie Sanders admitted yesterday that he was losing his bid for the White House to Joe Biden after another set of poor results

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

The United States has blocked a British-sponsored meeting on North Korea’s human rights abuses

The United States has blocked a British-sponsored meeting on North Korea’s human rights abuses in a late effort to prevent a breakdown in diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, as the regime shows signs of preparing for a new long-range missile test. US diplomats withdrew their support for a proposal by eight other members of the United Nations security council, including Britain, to hold a discussion of North Korea to mark international Human Rights Day. The meeting would certainly have aired the many criticisms of the regime, which has been accused by UN investigators of crimes against humanity comparable to those of … Continue reading The United States has blocked a British-sponsored meeting on North Korea’s human rights abuses