Macron urges donors to ‘act quickly’ as he opens virtual conference on aid for Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron and the United Nations are co-hosting a virtual donors’ conference Sunday to solicit international aid for Lebanon, whose capital Beirut was devastated by explosions on Tuesday that left more than 150 people dead and a quarter of a million homeless.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Macron urges donors to ‘act quickly’ as he opens virtual conference on aid for Lebanon

Elcho Island patients stuck in Darwin for dialysis push to return home | ABC News

The social cost of shifting remote Indigenous patients to cities for dialysis can be huge – leaders are sometimes torn away from their communities and mentoring roles with young people. A group of Elcho Island patients who are desperate to get home to Arnhem Land now have the support of Aboriginal dialysis organisation Purple House. … Read more Elcho Island patients stuck in Darwin for dialysis push to return home | ABC News

Trump Signs Executive Orders Extending Coronavirus Economic Relief

Trump said his action authorizes the U.S. Treasury to allow companies to defer payroll taxes for Americans making less than $100,000 a year from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. He said if he’s re-elected in November, he may extend the deferral and terminate the tax for some workers. ”This fake tax cut would also be … Read more Trump Signs Executive Orders Extending Coronavirus Economic Relief

Trump Orders Extended Jobless Benefits, Payroll Tax Deferral

President Donald Trump announced four executive actions on Saturday, including continued expanded unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax deferral for some workers, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hobble the U.S. economy. Trump also ordered continued eviction protection and student-loan relief. The president said another order would provide $400 a week in jobless benefits … Read more Trump Orders Extended Jobless Benefits, Payroll Tax Deferral

How one powerful act of kindness saved a father from execution | nzherald.co.nz

Her father was sentenced to be executed during the Cambodian genocide but in a unexpected twist of fate his life was spared. For the first time, South Auckland doctor Rebecca Ly shares her family’s deeply moving story of courage and kindness. Full story: http://nzh.tw/12354405 Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq … Read more How one powerful act of kindness saved a father from execution | nzherald.co.nz

Trump says Democrats are holding coronavirus relief bill ‘hostage’

Donald Trump says he will act unilaterally to suspend payroll taxes for all Americans through the end of 2020 and possibly longer and extend supplemental unemployment benefits and other coronavirus aid if no deal can be reached with Democrats on a new spending bill. ‘If Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage I will act under … Read more Trump says Democrats are holding coronavirus relief bill ‘hostage’

Trump will issue executive order if Democrats ‘hold relief hostage’

U.S. President Donald Trump said during a Friday news conference that he would act under his authority as president if Democrats “hold relief hostage.” Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ … Read more Trump will issue executive order if Democrats ‘hold relief hostage’

Schumer Compares Pelosi to ‘Lioness’ in Negotiations with Republicans

“Speaker’s been like a lioness…in pursuing this at every meeting we have been at.” Sen. Schumer notes that executive orders leave out “testing, tracing, treatment,” which he says Pelosi has been fiercely pushing for. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected an offer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to roughly split the difference in the price tags … Read more Schumer Compares Pelosi to ‘Lioness’ in Negotiations with Republicans

Sending Your Children Back To School Safely | This Morning

As Scotland prepares to reopen the doors to its schools next week, many are anxious about the return and how it could effectively act as a blueprint for how the rest of the UK’s schools will behave in September. Dr Ranj reveals what measures will be in place to protect the health of both staff … Read more Sending Your Children Back To School Safely | This Morning

UK to have crunch talks with French over migrant crossings, Chancellor confirms

The UK will hold crunch talks with French authorities over the growing crisis over migrant crossings, as the Government comes under pressure to act. Rishi Sunak said that Chris Philip, the immigration minister, would be going to France next week and “pending the outcome of those discussions we can decide what measures should take place”. … Read more UK to have crunch talks with French over migrant crossings, Chancellor confirms

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin Reveals How a Seagull Led to His Puppet Slip-Up at Butlins | Lorraine

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1KyA9sV Paul Zerdin is the British ventriloquist who won America’s Got Talent and he joins Christine today to talk about launching his new YouTube series starring his favourite puppets and his nine year-old nephew. He also chats about his current summer work at Butlins and reveals all about what happens when … Read more Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin Reveals How a Seagull Led to His Puppet Slip-Up at Butlins | Lorraine

Long queues at NSW-Queensland border ahead of late-night closure | ABC News

A mini-migration is taking place as thousands of Queenslanders stream home across the border. At 1am the state goes into a hard lockdown. No-one will be allowed to drive into Queensland from New South Wales unless they live in a border community and have a valid pass – or if they’re moving freight. Any Queenslander … Read more Long queues at NSW-Queensland border ahead of late-night closure | ABC News

Terrorists Exploiting Disruption Caused by COVID-19 – Security Council Briefing

Virtual Briefing by Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the Office of Counter-Terrorism, on ‘Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts’: Linkage of Counterterrorism and transnational organized crime, during the Security Council Open VTC. He said, “we are yet to fully understand the impact and consequences of the pandemic on global peace and security, … Read more Terrorists Exploiting Disruption Caused by COVID-19 – Security Council Briefing

This is what Beirut looks like in aftermath of explosion

Beirut was declared a “disaster city” by authorities on Wednesday, in the wake of a huge explosion in the port of the Lebanese capital that left at least 135 people dead and 5,000 injured. The number of deaths is expected to climb amid ongoing search and rescue efforts. Many people were still missing the day … Read more This is what Beirut looks like in aftermath of explosion