EU unveils plan to borrow 750 billion euros to aid economic recovery

By CNBC The European Commission has unveiled plans for a 750 billion euro ($826.5 billion) recovery fund as the region faces the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. It will borrow these funds and then disburse them via the European budget — the EU’s common basket of cash that supports programs such as Erasmus. They will be repaid between … Continue reading EU unveils plan to borrow 750 billion euros to aid economic recovery

Trump administration ready to send out more coronavirus relief money

President Donald Trump and his advisors showed more support for a new round of coronavirus relief spending this week as economic damage from the pandemic mounts.  The president on Thursday said, “I think we’re going to be helping people out” and “getting some money for them” as tens of millions of Americans lose paychecks and businesses struggle to survive … Continue reading Trump administration ready to send out more coronavirus relief money

Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister amid ex wife murder

He did not say when he would leave office but his party said a new premier would be sworn in on Wednesday. The 80-year-old's current wife, with whom he was living at the time of the murder, was charged in connection with the killing in February. The pair have denied any involvement. "I decided to … Continue reading Thomas Thabane resigns as Lesotho prime minister amid ex wife murder

US authorises use of EBOLA drug for treating the coronavirus.

The authorisation means the anti-viral drug can now be used on people who are hospitalised with severe Covid-19. A recent clinical trial showed the drug helped shorten the recovery time for people who were seriously ill. However, it did not significantly improve survival rates. Experts have warned the drug - which was originally developed to … Continue reading US authorises use of EBOLA drug for treating the coronavirus.

Tara Reade: “I have lost total respect’ for CNN’s Anderson Cooper for not asking Joe Biden about sexual assault claim”

Tara Reade, the lady who accused US presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her when she worked for him as a staffer in 1994, has now revealed that her opinions of some journalists and media outlets have shifted in recent weeks based on their coverage of her claim. Anderson Cooper Tara Reade, told her story about … Continue reading Tara Reade: “I have lost total respect’ for CNN’s Anderson Cooper for not asking Joe Biden about sexual assault claim”

Apple and Google accelerate coronavirus contact tracing apps plan

Apple and Google have tightened privacy measures in the contact-tracing scheme they are offering to health authorities and brought forward its launch. The tech giants now intend to release a software building block to developers on Tuesday, allowing them to build compatible apps. A fortnight ago, the firms said it would take until mid-May. Apple's … Continue reading Apple and Google accelerate coronavirus contact tracing apps plan

Israeli court bans lawless contact tracing

Israel's Supreme Court has banned its intelligence agency from tracing the phone location of those infected with Covid-19, until new laws are passed. The Shin Bet internal security service had been given emergency powers in March to use the technology. Now, the court says legislation must be brought in for it to continue past 30 … Continue reading Israeli court bans lawless contact tracing

Kim Jong Un rumored to be dead

Kim Jong Un is rumored to be dead, according to a Hong Kong broadcast network, while a Japanese magazine is reporting that North Korea’s rocket man is in a “vegetative state” after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month. A vice director of HKSTV Hong Kong Satellite Television, a Beijing-backed broadcast network in Hong Kong, claimed that … Continue reading Kim Jong Un rumored to be dead