• Brexit Bulletin: The Farage Factor

    Brexit Bulletin: The Farage Factor
    Days to Brexit deadline: 80(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to get the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox every weekday.Today in Brexit: Nigel Farage has made his move, pledging to hold Boris Johnson’s feet to the fire.What’s happening? The landscape of the upcoming U.K. general election is coming more clearly into view. Nigel Farage’s decision not to run Brexit Party candidates in seats held by Conservatives means that what was a wildly confusing four-party scramble
  • In Trump's Marathon Briefings, the Answers and the Message Are Often Contradictory

    In Trump's Marathon Briefings, the Answers and the Message Are Often Contradictory
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump left little room for doubt. "We're going to put a hold on money spent to the WHO," he said, referring to the World Health Organization. "We're going to put a very powerful hold on it."But when he was asked a bit later whether it was the right time to delay money for the health agency in the middle of a pandemic, he denied that he said he would. "I'm not saying that I'm going to do it," he said during his news briefing Tuesday. "But we're going to look at it."
  • N.J. Sees Peak in Three Days; Johnson Out of ICU: Virus Update

    N.J. Sees Peak in Three Days; Johnson Out of ICU: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- New York state reported the fewest hospitalizations since the outbreak began even as it recorded the most deaths in a 24-hour period. The top U.S. infectious-disease expert said the final death toll may be lower than earlier estimated.Spain is poised to extend a nationwide lockdown, a step also being considered by Italy. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken out of intensive care and moved back to the main hospital ward.Stocks rallied after the Federal Reserve acted to provi
  • Some churches confront virus restrictions on Easter services

    Some churches confront virus restrictions on Easter services
    At the holiest time of year for Christians, churches are wrestling with how to hold services amid the coronavirus outbreak, and in some cases, that has set up showdowns with local governments over restrictions that forbid large gatherings.Many churches are offering parishioners livestreaming options so they can observe Good Friday and Easter on TVs, smart phones and computers.Governors in several states have deemed church an “essential service," allowing Easter worship to proceed even as p
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  • Merkel Joins Italy, Spain in Upholding Tough Virus Lockdowns

    Merkel Joins Italy, Spain in Upholding Tough Virus Lockdowns
    (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined Spain and Italy in standing by stringent restrictions on public life as Europe’s volatile infection rates complicate plans to begin easing lockdowns.While Merkel said there are grounds for “cautious hope,” the gains in the fight against the coronavirus are “fragile,” and current limits on movement need more time. In a small condolence for the country’s shut-in population, the measures won’t need to be
  • Smart City Platform Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

    Smart City Platform Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)
    The smart city platform market is expected to register a CAGR of 49.1% in the forecast period. A smart city is a system of systems. These systems can include various facilities like building automation systems, smart transportation systems, smart lighting systems, security and control systems, intelligent grids, renewable power, water treatment, and supply, etc.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05865792/?utm_source=PRN - Smart cities are growing globally, due to urbanization, w
  • Soyuz rocket with crew of 3 launched to space station

    Soyuz rocket with crew of 3 launched to space station
    Coronavirus restrictions limited launch guests, but lack of fanfare had no impact on smooth climb to space.
  • Russian Trolls Hype Coronavirus and Giuliani Conspiracies

    Russian Trolls Hype Coronavirus and Giuliani Conspiracies
    Suspected Russian government trolls are trying to pin the COVID-19 pandemic on the Pentagon; hyping Rudy Giuliani’s conspiracy theories about collusion between Democrats and Ukraine; and trying to meddle in European elections, an investigation by The Daily Beast reveals.Working with researchers from the disinformation-tracking firm Graphika, The Daily Beast found at least 20 fake news articles pushed by over 40 suspected Kremlin-backed personas across dozens of social media networks like F
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  • Syria denies its air force is behind 2017 chemical attacks

    Syria denies its air force is behind 2017 chemical attacks
    Syria denounced Thursday as misleading the first report from the global chemical weapons watchdog blaming its air force for a series of attacks using sarin and chlorine on a rebel-held town in 2017.The investigative team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a 82-page report issued Wednesday that the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing either chlorine or sarin on a hospital and open farmland in the central town of Latamneh, injuring over 70 people and killing
  • Merkel Joins Italy, Spain in Standing by Tough Virus Lockdown

    Merkel Joins Italy, Spain in Standing by Tough Virus Lockdown
    (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined with Spain and Italy in standing by stringent restrictions on public life as Europe’s volatile infection rate complicates plans to begin easing lockdowns.While Merkel said there are grounds for “cautious hope,” the gains in the fight against the coronavirus are “fragile,” and current limits on movement need more time. In a small condolence for the country’s shut-in population, the measures won’t need
  • Italian cemeteries can't keep up with deaths from pandemic

    Italian cemeteries can't keep up with deaths from pandemic
    In Bergamo, a city in Northern Italy, bodies are being kept in a makeshift morgue, unrefrigerated.
  • No halt to culture wars during coronavirus outbreak

    No halt to culture wars during coronavirus outbreak
    A partisan fight over voting in Wisconsin was the first issue linked to the coronavirusto make it to the Supreme Court.Efforts to limit abortion during the pandemic could eventually land in the justices' hands.The virus outbreak has put much of American life on hold, but the nation’s culture wars seem immune from the pandemic.
  • N.Y. Has Fewest Hospitalizations; Fauci Optimistic: Virus Update

    N.Y. Has Fewest Hospitalizations; Fauci Optimistic: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- New York state reported the fewest hospitalizations since the outbreak began even as it recorded the most deaths in a 24-hour period. The top U.S. infectious-disease expert said the final death toll may be lower than earlier estimated.Spain is poised to extend a nationwide lockdown, a step also being considered by Italy. The U.K. may keep curbs in place as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition improves in intensive care.Stocks rallied after the Federal Reserve acted to pr
  • VIRUS DIARY: `The most Passover of Passovers I've ever had'

    VIRUS DIARY: `The most Passover of Passovers I've ever had'
    For a quarter century, the Arbel-Zvida Seder has been my constant.“Hopefully," my friend Eldan Zvida wrote to me, “it’s the 1 and only zoom Seder we will ever have to experience.”Wednesday turned out to be the most Passover of Passovers I’ve ever had.
  • Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis

    Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis
    Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with Israeli activists, officials said Thursday.The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said the activists are accused of “holding a normalization activity with the Israeli occupation.”“Holding any activity or contact with the Israeli occupation under any cover is a crime punishable by law and a betrayal for the people and their sacrifices,&rdquo
  • UN makes new appeal for women, hard-hit by virus job losses

    UN makes new appeal for women, hard-hit by virus job losses
    The United Nations called Thursday for women to be at the heart of economic reconstruction efforts as the world grapples with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, warning that most women face a greater risk of poverty.Although COVID-19 mortality rates appear to affect men more than women, the pandemic "is having devastating social and economic consequences for women and girls," UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned in a statement."I urge governments to put women and girls at the centre
  • 'Afraid of hope': Frenchman shaken by fear and isolation in Iran jail

    'Afraid of hope': Frenchman shaken by fear and isolation in Iran jail
    When French researcher Roland Marchal was thrown into prison in Iran back in June 2019, he was convinced it was all a mistake and that he would be released shortly.Marchal and his partner, fellow researcher Fariba Adelkhah, 60, were detained on accusations of plotting against national security.Abdelkhah, who was born in Tehran, remains in jail, but Marchal was freed by Iran on March 20 after France released an Iranian prisoner threatened with extradition to the United States.
  • NYC Has Record Number of Deaths; Fauci Raises Hope: Virus Update

    NYC Has Record Number of Deaths; Fauci Raises Hope: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious-disease expert, said the final death toll from the virus may be lower than earlier estimated. With the U.S. is on track to overtake Italy in fatalities, New York City reported a record 824 deaths in the past 24 hours.Stocks rallied after the Federal Reserve acted to provide as much as $2.3 trillion in aid, even as huge numbers of Americans applied for jobless benefits.Spain reported fewer deaths and is poised to extend a nationwide lockdown.
  • Merkel Sees Cautious Hope in Virus Fight on Lockdown Measures

    Merkel Sees Cautious Hope in Virus Fight on Lockdown Measures
    (Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel said there are grounds for “cautious hope” that current measures to contain the coronavirus in Germany are having an impact and won’t need to be tightened.“We can be very pleased that perhaps, as things stand, we can say that isn’t necessary,” she told reporters in Berlin on Thursday after a cabinet meeting. She urged her compatriots to abide by measures over the coming Easter weekend to minimize contact with other peopl
  • “The Fed Is Now All-In. It’s No Surprise That Gold Is Up $42 In Response.”

    “The Fed Is Now All-In. It’s No Surprise That Gold Is Up $42 In Response.”
    “The Fed is now all in. It’s no surprise that gold is up $42 in response.” What A Day April 9 (King World News) – Peter Boockvar:  Initial claims totaled
    The post “The Fed Is Now All-In. It’s No Surprise That Gold Is Up $42 In Response.” appeared first on King World News.
  • Georgia postpones primaries again because of coronavirus

    Georgia postpones primaries again because of coronavirus
    Georgia on Thursday postponed primary elections for the second time this year because of the coronavirus, pushing back primaries scheduled for May to June.The move came a day after New Jersey and Virginia joined at least 15 other states in delaying their primaries amid the coronavirus pandemic so election officials can make preparations to address public health concerns and deal with a poll worker shortage brought on by the outbreak.“This decision allows our office and county election offi
  • Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

    Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires
    They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated.Wildfires have already broken out in Texas and Florida, and agencies are scrambling to finish plans for a new approach.Other proposals include limiting fire engines to a driver and one passenger, requiring other crew members to ride in additional vehicles.
  • A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York

    A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York
    Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. -- much too early for an average Monday.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been telling New Yorkers to stay home, and it has reduced service.
  • 24 hours in the life and death of a besieged New York City

    24 hours in the life and death of a besieged New York City
    Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. -- much too early for an average Monday.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been telling New Yorkers to stay home, and it has reduced service.
  • Merkel Says Tighter Measures to Slow Virus Likely Unnecessary

    Merkel Says Tighter Measures to Slow Virus Likely Unnecessary
    (Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel said tighter measures to contain the coronavirus in Germany will likely not be necessary as the slowing spread of the disease gives grounds for “cautious hope.”The recent “very swift” increase in infections had raised concern that tougher restrictions might be needed, Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Thursday after a cabinet meeting.“We can be very pleased that perhaps, as things stand, we can say that won’t be necessa
  • Virus-hit Wuhan cautiously revives amid thicket of controls

    Virus-hit Wuhan cautiously revives amid thicket of controls
    Released from their apartments after a 2 1/2-month quarantine, residents of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling in the streets.Wuhan’s 11 million people still face a thicket of controls after curbs that kept most of them from leaving the sprawling city ended this week.Office buildings require visitors to show a smartphone app that tracks their health.
  • WHO's new funding appeal for coronavirus fight to top $1 bln - diplomats

    WHO's new funding appeal for coronavirus fight to top $1 bln - diplomats
    The World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing to launch an appeal soon for more than $1 billion to fund operations against the COVID-19 pandemic through year-end, diplomats told Reuters on Thursday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a speech to diplomats issued by the United Nations agency, said it would release its latest plan "in the coming days". The campaign comes just as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration reviews its funding of the WHO, whose performance Trump
  • Glass Bottles and Containers Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

    Glass Bottles and Containers Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)
    The glass bottles and containers market was valued at USD 60.91 billion in 2019, and it is expected to reach a value of USD 77.25 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.13% over the forecast period 2020-2025. Glass bottles and containers are majorly used in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industry, due to their ability to maintain chemical inertness, sterility, and non-permeability.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05865786/?utm_source=PRN - Glass packaging is 100% recyclable
  • Fauci Sees Far Fewer U.S. Deaths; More Fed Aid: Virus Update

    Fauci Sees Far Fewer U.S. Deaths; More Fed Aid: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said fatalities in the country might be lower than previously thought. While deaths are now slowing in parts of Europe, they are still accelerating in the U.S., which is on track to overtake Italy in the coming days.The Federal Reserve announced another series of sweeping steps to provide as much as $2.3 trillion in additional aid, and Americans applied for jobless benefits in massive number
  • This is how coughing can spread coronavirus in a store, according to researchers

    This is how coughing can spread coronavirus in a store, according to researchers
    Data shows tiny airborne particles emitted with a cough, sneeze "or even talking" spread in an invisible cloud that lingers.

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