Merkel: Coronavirus Shows Limits of ‘Fact-Denying Populism’

The coronavirus pandemic is showing the limits of “fact-denying populism,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the European Parliament on Wednesday. In her speech, Merkel set out her country’s plans for its six-month presidency of the European Union. Germany took over the task of chairing EU meetings on July 1. It faces the challenge of seeking … Read more Merkel: Coronavirus Shows Limits of ‘Fact-Denying Populism’

Drummers perform as F1 gears up for season-opener

Percussionists scaled and were hung over the sides of a massive steel bull as they performed at the Red Bull Ring in Austria in the build up to the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix slated for Sunday. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation … Read more Drummers perform as F1 gears up for season-opener

Police raid Wirecard HQ as probe widens

Police and public prosecutors raided Wirecard’s headquarters in Munich and four properties in German and Austria as they widened their investigation into the financial payments company that collapsed last week. 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. … Read more Police raid Wirecard HQ as probe widens

European Union to Reopen Borders to 14 Countries, U.S. Misses Out for Now

European Union governments are poised to extend a travel ban for U.S. residents for at least two weeks, according to a draft of a decision due to be formally adopted on Tuesday. The wording of the decision, seen by Bloomberg, signals that the ban disrupting both business and leisure travel across the Atlantic won’t be … Read more European Union to Reopen Borders to 14 Countries, U.S. Misses Out for Now

Coronavirus Updates: Some States Bring Back Covid-19 Restrictions; WHO Warns Pandemic Is Speeding Up

Stay informed with QuickTake’s coronavirus coverage of up-to-the-minute stories on the COVID-19 crisis. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUpdates — New Jersey halted plans for indoor dining and New York City said it’s considering the same move as other U.S. states experience a surge in Covid-19 cases after reopening restaurants and bars. One of those states, Florida, reported … Read more Coronavirus Updates: Some States Bring Back Covid-19 Restrictions; WHO Warns Pandemic Is Speeding Up

Anti-Bolsonaro Protesters Denounce Brazil’s President in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro Demonstrations

Demonstrators in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday. Waving red flags and holding banners, protesters in São Paulo – which included members of left-wing parties – joined the rally dubbed “STOP BOLSONARO.” Demonstrator Dafne Sena said marginalised groups such as Indigenous people, women, LGBTQ+ and poor people … Read more Anti-Bolsonaro Protesters Denounce Brazil’s President in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro Demonstrations

Maestro Daniel Barenboim: Live music must survive the pandemic | Talk to Al Jazeera

Maestro Daniel Barenboim is one of the leading figures in the world of classical music. He has conducted all the major orchestras and performed at some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues. Born in Argentina, his first performance came at the age of seven back in 1950. Two years later his family moved to … Read more Maestro Daniel Barenboim: Live music must survive the pandemic | Talk to Al Jazeera

Elections results: General Assembly President, Security Council Non-permanent members, ECOSOC member

The President of the United Nations 74th Session of the General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande announced today, the results of the elections of the President of the 75th session of the Assembly, non-permanent members of the Security Council and members of the Economic and Social Council. President of the 75th session of the General Assembly Having … Read more Elections results: General Assembly President, Security Council Non-permanent members, ECOSOC member

Submarine base turned into world’s largest digital art gallery

A submarine base built by the Germans during World War II has been turned into an enormous digital art center. The Bassins de Lumières gallery will open on June 10, 2020, in the southwestern port city of Bordeaux. The gallery will display artworks by renowned artists Gustav Klimt of Austria and Germany’s Paul Klee. The … Read more Submarine base turned into world’s largest digital art gallery

Russia hiring of Syrians to fight in Libya surges in May: Reuters

Russia reportedly stepped up efforts last month to recruit Syrians to fight in Libya alongside renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces. Russia is a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Reuters news agency says hundreds of mercenaries were signed up in May. It adds that they were hired by the private military contractor … Read more Russia hiring of Syrians to fight in Libya surges in May: Reuters

SPORTS FILE: Formula One is back

Formula One will get its stalled season back on track in Austria next month and the season is full of firsts. 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/ Follow Reuters on … Read more SPORTS FILE: Formula One is back

Von der Leyen Outlines $825 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus for European Union

The European Union has stepped back from the brink. Again. Unprecedented in nature and ambitious in scope, the 2.4 trillion euros ($2.6 trillion) in total recovery spending unveiled by the EU — anchored by 750 billion euros of joint debt issuance — has already started to calm jittery markets and it might just restore a … Read more Von der Leyen Outlines $825 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus for European Union

Should Khalifa Haftar’s foreign backers rethink their support? I Inside Story

Russia is one of the main players in the war in Libya. It supports warlord Khalifa Haftar, who wants to take the capital Tripoli from the UN-recognised government. The campaign has suffered a series of setbacks. Russia is now calling for an immediate ceasefire and a return to talks to stop the conflict. But, Moscow … Read more Should Khalifa Haftar’s foreign backers rethink their support? I Inside Story

EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

The European Commission is expected to unveil a plan on Wednesday to help the bloc’s economy recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan valued at more than one trillion euros would contain a mix of grants, loans, and guarantees. The package is needed for countries like Italy, Greece, and Spain that are … Read more EU to unveil stimulus plan for economic recovery

Trump Aide Accuses China of Using Travelers to ‘Seed’ Virus

The Trump administration stepped up its campaign of blaming China for the deadly coronavirus pandemic, with a top aide suggesting Beijing sent airline passengers to spread the infection worldwide. “The virus was spawned in Wuhan province, patient zero was in November,” White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on ABC’s “This Week.” “The Chinese, behind … Read more Trump Aide Accuses China of Using Travelers to ‘Seed’ Virus