Monday, August 3, 2020

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Fans Attend English Sporting Event For First Time Since Lockdown

Fans Attend English Sporting Event For First Time Since Lockdown

LONDON (AP) – Spectators were allowed into a sporting event in England for the first time since March when coronavirus prevention measures were tested at a cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval ahead of a planned wider

Labour Party Pays 'Substantial' Damages to Anti-Semitism Whistleblowers

Labour Party Pays 'Substantial' Damages to Anti-Semitism Whistleblowers

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party has agreed to pay substantial damages to seven whistleblowers who sued the party for defamation over an anti-Semitism dispute. The seven former employees appeared on a BBC investigative program last year looking into

World Council of Churches Dismayed by Re-Islamisation of Hagia Sophia

World Council of Churches Dismayed by Re-Islamisation of Hagia Sophia

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The interim secretary-general of the World Council of Churches has written to Turkey's president expressing his "grief and dismay" over Turkey's decision to change the status of Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque.

Queen's 'Palace Letters' to Australia to Be Published in Full

Queen's 'Palace Letters' to Australia to Be Published in Full

(AFP) -- Queen Elizabeth II's correspondence on her role in the 1975 sacking of Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam will be released next week, it was announced Thursday, after a lengthy battle to make the documents public.

Macron Ousts French Interior Minister After Police Protests

Macron Ousts French Interior Minister After Police Protests

PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron ousted his interior minister as part of a government shakeup Monday after protests against police brutality. The reshuffle is aimed at shifting the government´s focus to post-virus economic recovery in the last two

French Forces Kill Leader of Al-Qaeda in North Africa

French Forces Kill Leader of Al-Qaeda in North Africa

(AFP) -- France said its forces have killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, in a blow to the group behind a string of deadly attacks across the troubled Sahel region.

Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak in Czech Mines

Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak in Czech Mines

PRAGUE - A coal mine in the north-eastern Czech Republic near the border with Poland has halted work after a major Covid-19 outbreak among the miners.

Hong Kong Protesters Tear Gassed, Blasted with Water Cannons

Hong Kong Protesters Tear Gassed, Blasted with Water Cannons

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China's proposed tough national security legislation for the city.

'Hitler's Alligator' Dies In Moscow

'Hitler's Alligator' Dies In Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) -- An alligator that many people believe once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died in the Moscow Zoo.

EU Demands Compliance In Exchange for Coronavirus Cash

EU Demands Compliance In Exchange for Coronavirus Cash

BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union signaled Wednesday that it will not punish member countries for breaking the bloc´s deficit rules to tackle the coronavirus but that it could condition their access to sorely-needed recovery funds on them following its

Weight-gaining Belgians Urged to 'Get out! Move!' as Lockdown Eases

Weight-gaining Belgians Urged to 'Get out! Move!' as Lockdown Eases

BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgium is taking the next step in its relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown on Monday and is also telling people: get up! Schools are opening up to more students, markets are setting up again and museums are the reopening their doors.

'Calculated Risk' as European Countries Restart Sports, Open Up to Tourism

'Calculated Risk' as European Countries Restart Sports, Open Up to Tourism

(AFP) -- Top-flight football in Germany kicked off again on the weekend, becoming the first major sports league in the world to resume play, as parts of Europe took more tentative steps towards normality after the devastation unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Italy Easing Domestic Travel Restrictions

Coronavirus: Italy Easing Domestic Travel Restrictions

ROME (AP) -- The Italian government is easing travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, allowing people to move freely inside the region where they live as of Monday, and between regions starting June 3rd

New Zealand Announces End of Coronavirus Lockdown

New Zealand Announces End of Coronavirus Lockdown

(AFP) – New Zealand will phase out its coronavirus lockdown over the next 10 days after successfully containing the virus, although some restrictions will remain, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday.

Coronavirus: Govts Fear Second Wave After Outbreaks in Germany, Mingling in Italy

Coronavirus: Govts Fear Second Wave After Outbreaks in Germany, Mingling in Italy

ROME (AP) - South Korea's capital closed down more than 2,100 bars and other nightspots Saturday because of a new cluster of coronavirus infections, Germany scrambled to contain fresh outbreaks at slaughterhouses, and Italian authorities worried that people were getting too friendly at cocktail hour during the country's first weekend of eased restrictions.

Boris and Fiancee Reveal Name of New Baby Son

Boris and Fiancee Reveal Name of New Baby Son

LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson and fiancee Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson in honour of their grandfathers and doctors who saved the British leader's life when he was hospitalized with Covid-19.

Boris Govt Under Fire as Coronavirus Deaths Pass 20,000

Boris Govt Under Fire as Coronavirus Deaths Pass 20,000

LONDON (AP) - Britain's government on Saturday defended the independence of the scientists advising it on the coronavirus after it emerged that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's controversial chief aide had attended meetings of the group.

Australia and New Zealand Mark ANZAC Day in Coronavirus Isolation

Australia and New Zealand Mark ANZAC Day in Coronavirus Isolation

(AFP) -- Australians and New Zealanders held dawn Anzac Day vigils from the isolation of their own driveways on Saturday to honour their armed forces, as parades were cancelled and ceremonies closed to the public due to the coronavirus.

New Zealand Nurse Who Treated Boris Shares Her Story

New Zealand Nurse Who Treated Boris Shares Her Story

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Nurse Jenny from New Zealand says that helping save somebody as notable as Boris Johnson in his battle with the coronavirus didn't faze her thanks to her years of dealing with stressful situations in intensive care wards.

Germany: Syrian Migrants Tried for Crimes Against Humanity

Germany: Syrian Migrants Tried for Crimes Against Humanity

BERLIN (AP) - Two former members of Syria's secret police go on trial Thursday in Germany accused of crimes against humanity for their role in a government-run detention centre where large numbers of opposition protesters were tortured.

Coronavirus Sinking Centuries-old Traditional Breweries in Europe

Coronavirus Sinking Centuries-old Traditional Breweries in Europe

WERNECK, Germany (AP) - The Werneck Brewery has survived a lot: world wars, economic crises and decades of declining beer consumption. But after 400 years in existence it has finally met a challenge it can't overcome: the coronavirus outbreak.

Coptic Pope Celebrates Orthodox Easter in Desert Monastery

Coptic Pope Celebrates Orthodox Easter in Desert Monastery

CAIRO (AP) -- Pope Tawadros II, the spiritual leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Christians, has held Easter services in an empty monastery in the desert amid coronavirus restrictions which kept the faithful from gathering at churches and monasteries across the country.

PICS: Christians Celebrate Muted 'Holy Fire' Ceremony Amid Pandemic

PICS: Christians Celebrate Muted 'Holy Fire' Ceremony Amid Pandemic

JERUSALEM (AP) - A small group of Christian clerics celebrated the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Saturday as the coronavirus pandemic prevented worshippers from taking part in the ancient and mysterious ritual.

UK: Daily Coronavirus Death Toll 717, 11,329 in Total

UK: Daily Coronavirus Death Toll 717, 11,329 in Total

LONDON (AP) -- The British government says another 717 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died in hospitals, taking the total in the United Kingdom to 11,329.

Britain's Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 10,000

Britain's Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 10,000

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his gratitude to the staff of the National Health Service for saving his life when his treatment for the coronavirus could have "gone either way" as the UK on Sunday became the fourth European country to surpass 10,000 virus-related deaths.

UK: Daily Coronavirus Deaths Overtake Daily Records for Italy, Spain

UK: Daily Coronavirus Deaths Overtake Daily Records for Italy, Spain

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soon, his father said Friday, as millions of Britons began an Easter holiday weekend in lockdown and the U.K.