A pregnant migrant with coronavirus has given birth

A pregnant migrant with coronavirus has given birth on board a helicopter while being transferred to a hospital in Italy. The woman was staying at a migrant holding centre on the small Italian island of Lampedusa – off the coast of Sicily. “We are all in this together,” Mr Trump said as he met local police chiefs. “Kenosha has been ravaged by anti-police, anti-American riots, they have been hit so hard. Law enforcement has really done a great job working with the national guard but we’re here to show our support for Kenosha and Wisconsin — Wisconsin’s been very good … Continue reading A pregnant migrant with coronavirus has given birth

The White House has pushed back on a Trump administration projection from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

The White House has pushed back on a Trump administration projection from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention that would see the daily death toll increase to 3,000 per day by 1 June. The latest projection, first obtained by The New York Times, was confirmed as authentic, but the White House has denied the veracity of the report despite the CDC’s role in its drafting. When officers raided his rented home they are said to have found a pot of half-eaten swan broth in the kitchen. The man, who is known by his surname Wu, claimed he attacked the … Continue reading The White House has pushed back on a Trump administration projection from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied having any intentions to run for the White House

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied having any intentions to run for the White House after sparring with Donald Trump over a lack of federal assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Democrat told reporters during a press briefing on Saturday that he had “no political agenda” or plans to hold higher office after his tenure as the state’s governor. Africa’s 54 countries have so far reported fewer than 20,000 confirmed cases of the disease, just a fraction of the more than two million cases reported globally. Africa has recorded more than 1,000 deaths from Covid-19 so far as of … Continue reading New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied having any intentions to run for the White House

A 12-year-old girl in Belgium has become the youngest known person to die from coronavirus in Europe

A 12-year-old girl in Belgium has become the youngest known person to die from coronavirus in Europe. Announcing the news, Dr Emmanuel Andre, spokesman for the country’s coronavirus crisis centre, said it was “an emotionally difficult moment, because it involves a child, and it has also upset the medical and scientific community”. The claim has been mad by a former prisoner, who survived the hell of Kaechon concentration camp. Using the pseudonym Kim Il-soon, she said: “The lands are very fertilised, and farming is successful there because the buried human bodies serve as natural fertilisers. Last month President Trump and … Continue reading A 12-year-old girl in Belgium has become the youngest known person to die from coronavirus in Europe

The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn

The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn, blaming the failure of President Ashraf Ghani and his main political rival, Abdullah Abdullah, to agree on a unity government for talks with the Taliban. A further $1bn could be cut in 2021, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said after a surprise visit to Kabul on Monday failed to persuade the two men to make a deal. Pompeo suggested the aid could be restored if they changed their minds. “When I’ve made suggestions he’s taken them. He’s never countered or overridden me — the idea … Continue reading The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn

As China and America trade accusations of blame for the coronavirus pandemic, there is increasing talk in US government circles of “decoupling” from China

As China and America trade accusations of blame for the coronavirus pandemic, there is increasing talk in US government circles of “decoupling” from China — the disentangling of economies and supply chains, reduction of co-operation and erecting of new trade barriers. Beijing’s state media and diplomats have not only disputed whether the global pandemic originated on Chinese soil but have pushed unfounded speculation that the US was the source. It came as Italy recorded a record 4,207 infections and 475 new deaths from the virus yesterday, squashing hopes that the unprecedented national lockdown was beginning to slow the spread of … Continue reading As China and America trade accusations of blame for the coronavirus pandemic, there is increasing talk in US government circles of “decoupling” from China

Last year’s summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of 600bn tons of ice from Greenland

Last year’s summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of 600bn tons of ice from Greenland – enough to raise global sea levels by 2.2mm in just two months, new research has found. The analysis of satellite data has revealed the astounding loss of ice in just a few months of abnormally high temperatures around the northern pole. Last year was the hottest on record for the Arctic, with the annual minimum extent of sea ice in the region its second-lowest on record. Elsewhere, Donald Trump has crowned himself a “wartime president” fighting an invisible enemy, and … Continue reading Last year’s summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of 600bn tons of ice from Greenland

Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman as his running-mate as polls suggested he is set to cement an unassailable lead over Bernie Sanders

Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman as his running-mate as polls suggested he is set to cement an unassailable lead over Bernie Sanders with victories in four state primaries tonight. Mr Biden, 77, made his pledge on his vice-presidential choice during a feisty duel with Mr Sanders in their first head-to-head TV debate. Polls gave him double-digit leads in Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. The document, seen by the Daily Telegraph, proposes that these criteria ‘must include age of less than 80’. Doctors have already described making life-or-death decisions about who can be treated and who may effectively be … Continue reading Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman as his running-mate as polls suggested he is set to cement an unassailable lead over Bernie Sanders

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

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