British PM Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday after recovering from coronavirus

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Boris Johnson will return to work on Monday and take charge of Britain's handling of the pandemic, a month after he was struck down by the coronavirus. The government has been without a leader since the prime minister was admitted to the hospital on April 5. Boris Johnson speaking on TV on … Continue reading British PM Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday after recovering from coronavirus

2020 most expensive cars in the world

Don’t you just love expensive cars?! I know I do! When you are dreaming about spending your imaginary lottery winnings, these are the cars you wish you could buy. The most expensive cars in the world are more than vehicles that get you from point A to point B. These cars are artwork on wheels.  … Continue reading 2020 most expensive cars in the world

Dozens of anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Berlin

Berlin (AFP) German police arrested dozens of protesters in Berlin on Saturday for flouting the coronavirus lockdown measures they were demonstrating against. About 1,000 people turned out for the rally, which has become a weekly event in the German capital. Police remove a demonstrator during he anti-confinement protest in Berlin Tobias SCHWARZ AFP Saturday's protest attracted … Continue reading Dozens of anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Berlin

Israelis protest against unity government

Tel Aviv (AFP) Thousands of Israelis demonstrated Saturday to protest a deal struck earlier this week between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and parliament speaker Benny Gantz to form a unity government. The protesters rallied in the coastal city of Tel Aviv to denounce Monday's deal as manoeuvering by Netanyahu, who is facing trial on charges … Continue reading Israelis protest against unity government

Mount Rushmore drawing visitors escaping US virus lockdowns

Keystone (United States) (AFP) The steep and winding roads leading up to the iconic Mount Rushmore memorial are deserted these days. This mecca of tourism in South Dakota, which ordinarily swarms with tourists, is now drawing only the occasional handful of visitors desperate to escape their extended confinement in the time of the coronavirus. The … Continue reading Mount Rushmore drawing visitors escaping US virus lockdowns

Lebanon bank attacked with explosive amid economic crisis

BEIRUT (AFP) - Assailants lobbed an explosive device at a bank in Lebanon on Saturday (April 25), in the latest attack on financial institutions in a country facing its worst economic crisis in decades. The official National News Agency said the night-time assault targeted a branch of Fransabank in the southern port city of Sidon, … Continue reading Lebanon bank attacked with explosive amid economic crisis

Coronavirus: French PM to present plan to unwind lockdown on Tuesday

PARIS (REUTERS) - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will present the government's plan to unwind the country's coronavirus lockdown to parliament on Tuesday, followed by a debate and vote, his office said in a statement. The lockdown ordered by President Emmanuel Macron to slow the spread of the virus has been in place since March … Continue reading Coronavirus: French PM to present plan to unwind lockdown on Tuesday

Coronavirus: Global death toll passes 200,000

PARIS (AFP) - The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 200,000 deaths worldwide, nearly 90 per cent of which were in Europe or the United States, according to an AFP tally on Saturday (April 25) based on official figures. In total by 1900 GMT (3am on Sunday, Singapore time), 200,736 deaths had been recorded, including … Continue reading Coronavirus: Global death toll passes 200,000

Deutsche Bank refuses to give US senators information on recent Trump dealings

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Deutsche Bank has declined a request by prominent US senators to provide information about the German lender's recent business dealings with US President Donald Trump and his family, according to a letter this week seen by Reuters. Four Democratic senators, led by Elizabeth Warren, earlier this month demanded details from Deutsche Bank … Continue reading Deutsche Bank refuses to give US senators information on recent Trump dealings

Coronavirus: Plans to restart Canadian economy do not hinge on ‘immunity’ levels, says PM

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (REUTERS) - Plans under way to restart the economies of Canadian provinces do not depend on presuming people who become infected with coronavirus develop immunity to it, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday (April 25). The World Health Organisation said earlier that there was"no evidence" that people who have recovered from … Continue reading Coronavirus: Plans to restart Canadian economy do not hinge on ‘immunity’ levels, says PM

‘I want my life back’: Germans protest against coronavirus lockdown

BERLIN (REUTERS) - German police wearing riot gear and face masks tussled on Saturday April 25) with dozens of protesters demonstrating in central Berlin against the coronavirus lockdown on public life. Protesters shouted "I want my life back" and held up signs with slogans such as "Protect constitutional rights", "Freedom isn't everything but without freedom, … Continue reading ‘I want my life back’: Germans protest against coronavirus lockdown

Covid-19: France records 369 new deaths to bring its total toll to 22,614

France reported 369 more coronavirus deaths on Saturday, a lower toll than in previous days, with the number of people in intensive dropping for the 17th day in a row. While 22,614 people have died from the virus in France since the beginning of March, health officials said the mortality rate in hospitals was the lowest in a month, … Continue reading Covid-19: France records 369 new deaths to bring its total toll to 22,614