The Danish inventor jailed

The Danish inventor jailed for the gory murder of a journalist on his home-made submarine was arrested after trying to escape from prison today.  Peter Madsen forced his way out of the jail by taking a female psychologist hostage with what he claimed was a pistol, before threatening guards by saying he had a bomb, according to Danish media. People will only be allowed in and out of Navarre for work, university studies, to care for relatives, or for emergencies, the regional government said. Restaurants, cafes and bars will be closed, while shops may open at 40% capacity but close … Continue reading The Danish inventor jailed

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

I spent my earliest years in Beirut

I spent my earliest years in Beirut before my family returned to the UK, and when I was at school here in the 1980s, the phrase “it’s like Beirut” was bandied around. The Lebanese capital, once called the Paris of the Middle East, became synonymous with a brutal civil war, the kidnapping of Terry Waite and bullet-scarred buildings. He is widely expected to announce the formal resignation of the cabinet but his confirmation became increasingly unnecessary as a string of ministers pre-empted him by saying they were quitting. During the course of the day, Ghazi Wazni, the finance minister, followed … Continue reading I spent my earliest years in Beirut

Mere days before a key federal programme

Mere days before a key federal programme for the millions of Americans rendered jobless by the coronavirus pandemic expires on Friday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have ratcheted up their combative rhetoric to full volume. The personal attacks were particularly brutal on Wednesday as the two leaders appeared as far apart as ever from a deal to stimulate the economy, buttress the health care system, and help get American children safely back to school this fall. The hideaway was said to be under a hut on the allotment being searched by police. Police today found the … Continue reading Mere days before a key federal programme

Several military trucks carrying troops in tan uniforms and helmets were seen entering White House grounds

Several military trucks carrying troops in tan uniforms and helmets were seen entering White House grounds shortly after 5 p.m. on the East Coast on Monday, as the nation’s capital prepares for a fourth consecutive evening of protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. “At 5:05 pm, I counted 9 two and a half ton military trucks carrying troops in tan uniforms and helmets pull off 17th Street into the White House grounds,” Time magazine reporter Brian Bennett tweeted. Today Dr Michael Baden, one of the doctors who performed the autopsy as the … Continue reading Several military trucks carrying troops in tan uniforms and helmets were seen entering White House grounds

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

The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide may be making a dent in illicit business, too. In Chicago, one of the most violent places in the US, drug arrests in the weeks since the city shut down are down by 42% compared with the same period last year. “They cannot stop coronavirus coming, it’s got everywhere,” he tells the Independent, from inside the camp. “If one person with coronavirus comes into the camp – I promise that all of the people in the camp will get it. Every person that’s older than 50 is going … Continue reading The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide

The US Senate has finally agreed a massive bipartisan $2trn (£1.7trn) stimulus package with the White House

The US Senate has finally agreed a massive bipartisan $2trn (£1.7trn) stimulus package with the White House to boost the country’s economy in response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, the bill providing tax rebates, four months expanded unemployment benefits and a slew of business tax-relief provisions. Donald Trump is meanwhile under fire for suggesting on Tuesday that he hopes to have America open for business again by Easter, a deadline denounced by everyone from Democratic 2020 front-runner Joe Biden to state governors. Congresswoman Donna Shalala called his aim “dangerous and immoral”. The freelance event producer was shocked when he had … Continue reading The US Senate has finally agreed a massive bipartisan $2trn (£1.7trn) stimulus package with the White House