Sunday July 12-th, 2020

Judge orders Chelsea Manning's release from jail in Virginia Judge orders Chelsea Manning's release from jail in Virginia

The grand jury investigating the anti-secrecy group, U.S. federal judge Anthony Trenga of the Eastern District of Virginia said, is no longer active. Her legal team had asked for these to be vacated, but the judge said they must be paid in full. ...

Coronavirus declared pandemic: Meaning, definition, history and more Coronavirus declared pandemic: Meaning, definition, history and more

The WHO declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of worldwide concern earlier this year: the highest alert level for an infectious disease. After downplaying the threat of the virus for days, U.S. Meanwhile in Europe , figures suggest the ...

All schools in Seattle closed for two weeks due to COVID-19 All schools in Seattle closed for two weeks due to COVID-19

The school district is following the guidance of Public Health Seattle and King County and implementing preventive and responsive strategies. As of today, only two other large Seattle-area school districts had closed all their schools to try to slo...

Italy's virus death toll tops 1,000 Italy's virus death toll tops 1,000

Civil protection officials say 1,258 have recovered, although the number of cases has gone up by 2,651 since Wednesday. It has also ordered shops and restaurants to be closed, except for pharmacies, grocery stores, and other shops dealing in daily ...

Brazil official, who met Trump, tests positive for coronavirus Brazil official, who met Trump, tests positive for coronavirus

President Trump isn't anxious that he recently came into contact with an aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who tested positive for the coronavirus. Asked by Reuters before Estado reported the positive test, Brazil's health minister Luiz...

Coronavirus: New York bans gatherings of more than 500 - including on Broadway Coronavirus: New York bans gatherings of more than 500 - including on Broadway

That ban will be effective beginning 5:00 p.m. March 13, but Broadway theaters are shuttering beginning 5:00 p.m. March 12. Broadway will close at 5pm today, with all performances cancelled, it has been announced . There are now 31 musicals and pl...

Russian senators support Putin's constitutional changes Russian senators support Putin's constitutional changes

He said U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt serving four terms because of the upheaval his country was going through at the time was an example of why presidential term limits were sometimes superfluous. He added that the Constitutional Court wou...

Canada PM working from home as wife tested for COVID-19 Canada PM working from home as wife tested for COVID-19

Trudeau also cancelled a meeting Thursday and Friday with Canada ´s provincial and territorial leaders in Ottawa, but still planned to speak with them and world leaders by phone about measures being taken to curb the spread of the virus in Canada.

Brazilian official who just met with Trump has the coronavirus

A statement from the president's communications office on Thursday said director Fabio Wajngarten's test results have come back positive, and that the presidency is adopting preventitive measures to ensure Bolsonaro's health. "We sat next to othe...

Trump hosting Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago this weekend Trump hosting Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago this weekend

President Trump is not letting up on his threat to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel products from Brazil , despite his strong friendship with the country's leader, Jair Bolsonaro . Bolsonaro was speaking at an investor event hosted by the For...

President Donald Trump secures no-cost virus testing for Americans President Donald Trump secures no-cost virus testing for Americans

This is who our president chose to lead the fight in finding ways to protect Americans and limit the effect of this new pandemic? MA lawmakers in Washington are urging Vice President Mike Pence to act quickly to help local health officials and re...

House Democrats' virus bill: Free testing, paid sick leave House Democrats' virus bill: Free testing, paid sick leave

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that individuals exposed to the novel coronavirus self-quarantine for 14 days. Kaine said the goal is to for people to stay home when they're sick, but that can be hard for people who fe...

US Lawmakers Push Trump on Iran, War Powers US Lawmakers Push Trump on Iran, War Powers

House and Senate Democrats are responding to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States by supporting measures to effectively strip President Trump of his authority to impose travel bans to protect American citizens. The attack caused traumati...

Italy PM Conte toughens coronavirus lockdown with new measures Italy PM Conte toughens coronavirus lockdown with new measures

Panic buying erupted, prompting the government to assure citizens that supermarkets will remain open and stocked. Italy on Wednesday shut all stores except for pharmacies and food shops in a desperate bid to halt the spread of a coronavirus that...

Australian court hears final appeal by ex-Vatican treasurer Pell Australian court hears final appeal by ex-Vatican treasurer Pell

The High Court of Australia began a two-day hearing on Wednesday that marks Pell's last avenue of appeal. Another key argument raised by Pell's lawyer was whether the Court of Appeal was unduly convinced by video testimony given by the complainan...

Coronavirus declared a pandemic by World Health Organization Coronavirus declared a pandemic by World Health Organization

He added the agency thought long and hard about labelling the crisis a pandemic - meaning a new virus causing sustained outbreaks in multiple regions of the world. In recent years, other estimates have put the H1N1 victims higher. "They're suffering,...

Coronavirus Scare: Nation-wide restrictions imposed in Italy to contain new virus Coronavirus Scare: Nation-wide restrictions imposed in Italy to contain new virus

The decree of the Italian government putting the country under lockdown goes into effect on Tuesday and will last till April 3, in a bid to prevent the ongoing coronavirus epidemic from spreading. Cruise ships have been banned from porting at cer...

Labour MP self-isolating after meeting with infected Nadine Dorries — BBC coronavirus Labour MP self-isolating after meeting with infected Nadine Dorries — BBC coronavirus

A Liberal Democrat MP hoping to be her party's next leader has criticised people for celebrating Tory minister Nadine Dorries' coronavirus diagnosis . The UK is expecting a sharp peak in cases in the coming weeks. See story HEALTH Coronavirus . ...

Growing sense of angst over virus-hit Olympic Games Growing sense of angst over virus-hit Olympic Games

But no sooner had those comments been reported , Takahashi doubled-down on his fears for the Olympics taking place as scheduled, telling Kyodo News that he would consider proposing a postponement when the Tokyo 2020 organising committee meets at t...

United States bans travelers from Europe amid Coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus cases first started coming up in China in late December and have since had large outbreaks in Italy, France, Germany, and Spain. Trump said the European Union failed to take the same precautions as the USA, blaming that for new "cluste...

No travel from Europe over COVID-19, tax relief for workers

The briefing came after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 31 Americans have died from the COVID-19 outbreak and more than 1,000 have been sickened. Asked by a reporter what he would "say to Americans who are concerned th...

British PM Johnson defeats lawmaker revolt on Huawei's 5G role British PM Johnson defeats lawmaker revolt on Huawei's 5G role

Tory MP Bob Seely said he was "surprised" so many colleagues rebelled because the piece of legislation they were trying to amend "was not even the right vehicle". Britain's Digital Minister, Oliver Dowden, told parliament today that the government ...

Virus disrupts White House race as Sanders, Biden cancel rallies Virus disrupts White House race as Sanders, Biden cancel rallies

The biggest prize on Tuesday, Michigan delivered a crucial victory for Biden. It awards 125 delegates, followed by Washington with 89 delegate votes, Missouri (68), MS (36), Idaho (20) and North Dakota (14). Sanders will win at least 18 delegate...

Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

The president has promised to veto the war powers resolution, warning that if his "hands were tied, Iran would have a field day". "This will be the fifth time that this Congress. The House vote marked a rare exertion of authority from Congress, whi...

Govt advises self quarantine for those coming from Covid-19 affected countries Govt advises self quarantine for those coming from Covid-19 affected countries

The Indian government has suspended all existing visas except for diplomatic, official, UN, worldwide organization, employment and project visas. India has suspended visas and e-visas granted on or before March 11 to foreign nationals of European...

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