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More EU solidarity needed to fight coronavirus -von der Leyen

More EU solidarity needed to fight coronavirus -von der Leyen Von der Leyen said too many countries had focused on their own problems in the initial days of the coronavirus emergency, which "was harmful and could have been avoided". "In the past month, the European Commission has left no stone unturned to help Italy", she wrote. But more spendthrift states such as Germany and the Netherlands oppose the idea. [Full Article...]

I Wouldn't Have Handled Coronavirus Any Better Even Without Impeachment

I Wouldn't Have Handled Coronavirus Any Better Even Without Impeachment In an interview on Tuesday with radio host Hugh Hewitt, McConnell said that the crisis "came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial". After being asked on the Dean Obeidallah Show about McConnell's claim that the impeachment attempt against President Donald Trump "diverted the attention of the government" away from the coronavirus, Pocan said, " Mitch McConnell is an idiot,... [Full Article...]

Several countries threaten jail time for coronavirus-related April Fools' pranks

Several countries threaten jail time for coronavirus-related April Fools' pranks Thailand in particular are coming down hard on any potential Covid-19 themed attempts at humour, the Thai government threatening prison sentences of up to five years for anyone found guilty. The World Health Organization has called the spread of coronavirus misinformation circulating on the internet an "infodemic". Taylor Herring, a British PR agency whose clients include TV channels and globa... [Full Article...]

'SHOOT THEM DEAD': Philippine leader won't tolerate lockdown violators

'SHOOT THEM DEAD': Philippine leader won't tolerate lockdown violators The Philippines has so far detected 2,311 cases and reported 96 deaths, but the country has only begun ramping up testing and so the number of confirmed infections is expected to keep rising. Activists deride Duterte over his fierce rhetoric and accuse him of inviting violence and vigilantism, as shown in his war on drugs, during which police and mystery gunmen have killed thousands of people acc... [Full Article...]

Pompeo: U.S. looks forward to meeting DPRK leadership for nuclear talks

Pompeo: U.S. looks forward to meeting DPRK leadership for nuclear talks Negotiations have been deadlocked over sanctions relief and what the DPRK would be willing to give up in return since a summit between Kim and Trump broke down in Vietnam over a year ago. The weapons launches included a developmental mid-range missile that could be launched from submarines, a "super large" multiple rocket launcher, and a new mobile, solid-fuel missile system. [Full Article...]

Daniel Pearl: Pakistan overturns convicted man's death sentence

Daniel Pearl: Pakistan overturns convicted man's death sentence Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh is now expected to be released from prison, having served 18 years. He said the three others, who had been serving life sentences in connection with the case, had been acquitted. Deputy Prosecutor General Saleem Akhtar had supported the trial court's verdict and submitted that the prosecution had proved its case against the appellants beyond a shadow of doubt and had req... [Full Article...]

COVID-19: Coronavirus cases to hit 1 million within few days

COVID-19: Coronavirus cases to hit 1 million within few days The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week. Now, the virus has impacted nearly every corner of the globe, and the number of confirmed cases is expected to surpass 1 million any day now, the World Health Organisation's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on April 1. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu tests negative for coronavirus after his aide's infection

Netanyahu tests negative for coronavirus after his aide's infection But Litzman has scaled back public appearances in recent weeks and the ministry's director-general has held daily briefings instead. Yaakov Litzman and his wife, who also contracted the virus, are isolated, feeling well and being treated, the statement said . [Full Article...]


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