European Union starts to open its borders publishing a 14 country list

The Council today (30 June) adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. Travel restrictions should be lifted for countries listed in the recommendation, with this list being reviewed and, as the case may be, updated every two weeks. Based on the criteria and conditions set […]

Leicester lockdown: Parents and pupils upset at school closures

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Schools and non-essential businesses are set to close again from Thursday Leicester is to stay in lockdown after an increase in coronavirus cases, meaning schools will have to stay shut from Thursday. Parents of children who only just returned to school at the beginning of June say they are […]

New York group trying to turn experiences of imprisonment into something positive – Channel 4 News

The American dream has become the African American nightmare. The words of one of the founders of a grassroots group called Holla – who are trying to turn their experiences of imprisonment into something positive. Instead of anger against a system they say is rife with racism and class prejudice – they want to start […]

Coronavirus latest news: Leicester becomes first British city to have draconian lockdown measures reimposed

There has been more than one million cases of Covid-19 in the 22 countries of the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean region, the WHO confirmed on Sunday. As of 11:00 on Sunday, 1,025,478 cases and 23,461 deaths have been recorded from the region, which spans from Morocco to Pakistan. While cases in Europe have been largely declining, […]

Jennifer Hudson transforms into Aretha Franklin in new ‘Respect’ trailer

Jennifer Hudson transforms into Aretha Franklin in the new trailer for the Franklin biopic “Respect.” The film is set to premiere this December. The official trailer for “Respect” debuted during the BET Awards on Sunday night, with the Oscar winner’s powerful cover of “Respect” soundtracking the preview. The clip features scenes of Franklin performing and […]

India coronavirus: Country opens of one of the world’s largest hospitals

The Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre, the largest facility of its kind in India, became partly operational on Sunday, with 2,000 of its 10,000 beds available, according to the Delhi government. The remaining 8,000 beds at the facility, which is located in the Chattarpur area of Delhi, will be in use from Wednesday. India’s Home […]

Sudan’s Partners Pledge almost $2Bn but Is it Enough? — Global Issues

The Sudan Partnership Conference, which took place via teleconference, pledged $1.8 billion to support the transitional government as well as facilitating access to loans and partial or total debt relief by some countries. Courtesy: CC by 2.0/Nina R by Reem Abbas (khartoum) Friday, June 26, 2020 Inter Press Service KHARTOUM, Jun 26 (IPS) – This […]

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 500,000 as Australian state of Victoria steps up efforts to fight outbreak | World news

1.39am BST01:39 Morrison government denies reports it will permanently lift unemployment benefit payments The Morrison government has denied it about to permanently lift unemployment benefit payments when the treasurer makes a long-awaited economic statement next month. News Corp newspapers, citing senior ministers, had reported the jobseeker payment would rise to $75 per day from $40 […]

GOLDSTEIN: Shootings up 20% as city council debates defunding police

City Council meets Monday to consider cutting the $1.22 billion police budget by 10% next year, or $122 million, at a time when shootings in Toronto are up by 20% over last year. Gun violence this year is also on pace to surpass 2019’s record number of occurrences since police street checks (aka carding) were […]