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

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

A YouTuber has been arrested for handing out boxes of rubbish to transgender women

A YouTuber has been arrested for handing out boxes of rubbish to transgender women. Indonesian police launched a manhunt for Ferdian Paleka and his friend after they shared a video of the sick ‘prank’ online. The whereabouts of Mr Zhang, who specialises in law, are now unknown. His friends claim he was detained in front of the gate to his residential compound in Shanghai last night and that they have not since been able to contact him. The letter was posted on the social messaging platform WeChat on Saturday, less than two weeks before this year’s National People’s Congress, the … Continue reading A YouTuber has been arrested for handing out boxes of rubbish to transgender women

People across Spain have entered lockdown with a nationwide round of applause

People across Spain have entered lockdown with a nationwide round of applause, from their balconies, to show their gratitude to medical staff working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s prime minister, gave a televised address on Saturday night announcing measures confining residents to their homes except for essential trips outside. The options include ‘pick up shopping,’ ‘a friendly phone call,’ ‘posting mail,’ and ‘urgent supplies’. Becky said she thought of the lovely idea as she and her husband were discussing ways they could help others. Putin, 67, was due to stand down at the end … Continue reading People across Spain have entered lockdown with a nationwide round of applause

On 1 September 1991, a large private yacht cruised towards the Statue of Liberty

On 1 September 1991, a large private yacht cruised towards the Statue of Liberty. It was a clear, breezy evening, and from the upper deck of the Spirit of New York, a golden sunset could be seen glinting off the Manhattan skyline. Downstairs, a party was in flow. Scores of teenage girls in evening dresses and miniskirts, some as young as 14, danced under disco lights. It could have been a high school prom, were it not for the crowd of older men surrounding them. As the evening wore on, some of the men – many old enough to be … Continue reading On 1 September 1991, a large private yacht cruised towards the Statue of Liberty

The authorities in Moscow are rushing to build a dedicated £92 million hospital to cope with an expected major rise in coronavirus victims

The authorities in Moscow are rushing to build a dedicated £92 million hospital to cope with an expected major rise in coronavirus victims – despite the current number of cases in Russia standing at 34. City mayor Sergey Sobyanin has ordered the facility even though Russia currently has among the fewest victims among major countries. “Should the fighting reach us here, we won’t have to go too far,” said Al-Beij, 47, a shopkeeper from the Aleppo countryside. “And while we wait, at least we don’t have any problems with our neighbours. There is no better place to be.” When they … Continue reading The authorities in Moscow are rushing to build a dedicated £92 million hospital to cope with an expected major rise in coronavirus victims

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

China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday by three days in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus

China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday by three days in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has now claimed 81 lives. Millions of people travel home to be with family during the celebrations and Beijing hopes to keep people inside and avoid more infections by extending the festivities to Sunday. And reports say her husband Denis found his wife covered in blood moments later and called for an ambulance. Police in Talitsa, Sverdlovsk, Russia, have since confirmed the baby was put in a washing machine. Shifting poll results in recent months point to a … Continue reading China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday by three days in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus

The new Russian prime minister became mired in corruption allegations after less than a day in the role

The new Russian prime minister became mired in corruption allegations after less than a day in the role when newly discovered documents showed that his wife has acquired a substantial fortune and that the couple live in a luxury property near Moscow. Mikhail Mishustin, a previously obscure tax official, was hand-picked by President Putin and voted in by the Russian parliament yesterday. Meanwhile, senior gardaí have expressed concerns that criminals in Drogheda are embroiled in ‘social media warfare’. Yesterday, gardaí strongly criticised the circulation of images and footage on social media purporting to be linked to the 17- year-old’s murder. … Continue reading The new Russian prime minister became mired in corruption allegations after less than a day in the role

A doll that appears to be ‘transgender’ has sparked outrage after appearing on the shelves of a toy shop

A doll that appears to be ‘transgender’ has sparked outrage after appearing on the shelves of a toy shop. The doll, wearing a dress and sporting a penis and long blonde hair was seen at the ‘Planet Of Toys’ shop in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk in south-central Russia. Mr Putin, 67, whose final presidential term is supposed to end in 2024 under present rules, called for a referendum on constitutional amendments including an increase in the powers of parliament and the State Council, an advisory body to the Kremlin. He gave no details about when the referendum would take … Continue reading A doll that appears to be ‘transgender’ has sparked outrage after appearing on the shelves of a toy shop