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EU science chief resigns over 'disappointing' European response to Covid-19

EU science chief resigns over 'disappointing' European response to Covid-19 The proposal was rejected by ERC's Scientific Council. The professor said that he had been "extremely disappointed by the European response to Covid-19". Ferrari also missed many important ERC meetings, attempted to promote his own ideas through personal initiatives with the commission, and was involved in academic and commercial projects that competed with his ERC workload, according to the ERC... [Full Article...]

EU could 'fail as a project' because of coronavirus, warns Italian PM

EU could 'fail as a project' because of coronavirus, warns Italian PM Amid the EU's paused relief efforts, assistance and personnel arrived in Italy from China, Cuba and Russian Federation to help the Italian medical authorities fight the outbreak of coronavirus in a country that ravaged its northern regions and caused complete isolation of society. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia announces Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic

Saudi Arabia announces Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic The announcement, due to take effect from 0900 GMT Thursday, marks the first breakthrough since the warring parties agreed to a UN-brokered ceasefire in the port city of Hodeida during talks in Sweden in late 2018. The conflict, largely seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and its regional arch-foe Iran, has unleashed an urgent humanitarian crisis that has pushed millions to the verge of starv... [Full Article...]

Carville: Wisconsin Primary Proved Republicans ‘Will Kill People to Stay in Power’

Carville: Wisconsin Primary Proved Republicans ‘Will Kill People to Stay in Power’ Supreme Court overturned his executive order. Now less than seven months away from a general election that could be held under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic , Sen. Ellie Bradish, 40, and her husband Dan Bullock, 40, waited with masks on for about three hours to vote in Milwaukee after their absentee ballots never arrived. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to deny United States funding to World Health Organization

Trump threatens to deny United States funding to World Health Organization Mr Trump told reporters on Thursday that he was "going to put a very powerful hold on" funding to World Health Organization, the UN body whose biggest funding source is the United States. "The world urgently needs stronger global health cooperation, not weaker, and the administration knows that USA failures to prepare for COVID-19 are not the fault of the WHO". [Full Article...]

Cardinal Pell accuser 'accepts' acquittal

Cardinal Pell accuser 'accepts' acquittal Groups representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse and the father of the deceased choirboy at the centre of Cardinal George Pell's trial have expressed disbelief and frustration at the High Court's ruling. Thousands of people took to social media yesterday to share their disgust and dismay at the ruling and Australia's legal system. Pell had been serving a six-year sentence after he was c... [Full Article...]

Small Businesses Sue China for $8 Trillion Over Coronavirus

Small Businesses Sue China for $8 Trillion Over Coronavirus Many of them were put under quarantine. As more enterprises resume their operations, Wuhan has seen an increase of almost 400,000 vehicles in transit in the past half month, and the number is expected to reach 1.8 million after Wednesday, according to the city's traffic police. [Full Article...]

‘Idiot’ Kiwi Health Minister Forgiven After Beach Visit Violates Strict Lockdown

‘Idiot’ Kiwi Health Minister Forgiven After Beach Visit Violates Strict Lockdown The prime minister also spoke at this afternoon's media conference, saying the case rates suggested that the level four lockdown was working. What he did was wrong, and there are no excuses. "I have a duty of care to New Zealand and it was my determination that moving him from this role at this time would not be in the best interest of that response that we must focus on". [Full Article...]


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