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

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 coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled

The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist. His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the “tip of the iceberg”. Right on cue, a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos forecasts the president losing the 2020 battle to Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden and drawing with Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren. The president unveiled a a $4.8trn (£3.7trn) budget proposal on Monday that reneges on … Continue reading The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled

Jeff Bezos received a message taunting him about his collapsing marriage from the personal phone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

Jeff Bezos received a message taunting him about his collapsing marriage from the personal phone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia long before his extramarital affair became public knowledge, the United Nations has confirmed. A photograph of a woman loosely resembling the Amazon billionaire’s secret girlfriend was sent to Mr Bezos from a WhatsApp account belonging to the prince, known as MBS, “along with a sardonic caption”, according to Agnès Callamard and David Kaye, two UN special rapporteurs. The revelation comes as a third city in China went into lockdown today while officials battle to stop the … Continue reading Jeff Bezos received a message taunting him about his collapsing marriage from the personal phone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has shot down Donald Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has shot down Donald Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum for misrepresenting the economy and failing to address the problem of climate change. In his speech to political and business leaders at Davos 2020, Mr Trump lauded a list of supposed achievements by his administration since taking office three years ago. The youngster was sat down playing in the sand and watching his father exercise when more than a dozen ravenous mutts pounced on him. Nolan, from the US, screamed for help as the dogs sunk their teeth into his young body and tore … Continue reading Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has shot down Donald Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum

Carlos Ghosn has been pictured celebrating New Year’s Eve with his wife and friends in Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn has been pictured celebrating New Year’s Eve with his wife and friends in Lebanon after escaping nine months of house arrest in Japan. The 65-year-old former Nissan CEO can be seen sitting next to wife Carole in a plush dining room in front of a table strewn with empty plates, glasses, a half-full bottle of wine and decorated with lit candlesticks on Tuesday. In Victoria – where there are grave fears for 28 people still missing in the East Gippsland region – authorities have sent 250,000 text messages to people in affected shires and urged them to evacuate. … Continue reading Carlos Ghosn has been pictured celebrating New Year’s Eve with his wife and friends in Lebanon

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

“Rowdy” teens boasted about snorting cocaine in a toilet and one was sick as they caused chaos on a rush-hour train, fellow passengers claim

“Rowdy” teens boasted about snorting cocaine in a toilet and one was sick as they caused chaos on a rush-hour train, fellow passengers claim. A witness says commuters were “disgusted” as the five boys intimidated other passengers on a service from Dublin’s Connolly station to Newry in Co Down, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday. “The Xinjiang issue fundamentally is not about human rights, ethnicity or religion but about antiterror and antiseparatism,” Ms Hua said, threatening unspecified retaliation if the US interfered. China has for decades been trying to suppress the Uighur separatist movement, some of whose members have committed attacks. According … Continue reading “Rowdy” teens boasted about snorting cocaine in a toilet and one was sick as they caused chaos on a rush-hour train, fellow passengers claim