Coronavirus: Pupils return to school in Scotland for first time since lockdown | ITV News

Pupils have returned to the classroom in Scotland as schools in the country become the first in the UK to begin reopening as lockdown eases. Local authorities across the country are taking different approaches with the time frame for reopening – the first time schools have opened their doors since March 20. Pupils in the … Read more Coronavirus: Pupils return to school in Scotland for first time since lockdown | ITV News

Malaysia and Singapore resume border crossings

Malaysia and Singapore have begun to accept border-crossing applications again after months of closure. Before the pandemic, over 300,000 people commuted between the two countries to work every day. But that stopped in March when the borders were closed. Applicants that are accepted can begin traveling within a week. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more Malaysia and Singapore resume border crossings

Director Michael Wood on how to tell China’s stories to the world

In an era of baffling bias and alternate facts, how do you explain the real story of China to the world beyond its borders? Michael Wood, a professor of public history at the University of Manchester and director of the hit documentary “Du Fu: China’s Greatest Poet,” shed light on the issue during a masterclass … Read more Director Michael Wood on how to tell China’s stories to the world

Australia Announces JobKeeper Extension During Covid-19

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced an extension and additional 15 billion AUD ($10.8 billion) to the government’s JobKeeper scheme to offer relief for Australians during the coronavirus pandemic. “This is the largest program of this nature the country has ever undertaken,” said Morrision during a news conference with Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly … Read more Australia Announces JobKeeper Extension During Covid-19

Qld border residents able to travel in ‘bubble’ as closure ready to go | ABC News

The Qld government announces zero new COVID-19 cases as the state prepares for borders to be closed to interstate travellers from midnight. Read more here: https://ab.co/33AFkXG For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC … Read more Qld border residents able to travel in ‘bubble’ as closure ready to go | ABC News

Saudi crown prince sued over alleged hand in murder plot

The Saudi crown prince is accused of dispatching a group of hitmen to kill a former top Saudi intelligence official – Saad al-Jabari – who is in exile in Canada. The allegation was made in a lawsuit filed by al-Jabari in Washington, DC. The hitmen were allegedly sent by Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) just days … Read more Saudi crown prince sued over alleged hand in murder plot

Laura Tingle looks at the politics of border closures | 7.30

The surge in COVID-19 cases in Victoria has seen Australia’s states and territories slam their borders shut. It means that interstate travel across the country is now virtually banned. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper … Read more Laura Tingle looks at the politics of border closures | 7.30

Queensland to close borders to NSW and ACT in bid to avoid ‘catastrophic’ second wave | ABC News

Queensland will close its border to all of New South Wales and the ACT from 1:00am on Saturday. It comes as the state records one new case of coronavirus overnight. Read more here: https://ab.co/30sOofl For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us … Read more Queensland to close borders to NSW and ACT in bid to avoid ‘catastrophic’ second wave | ABC News

Hungary’s PM Orban Nears Full Control of National Media

Prime Minister Viktor Orban moved closer to gaining near-total control of Hungarian media after the country’s most influential news website imploded. More than 70 journalists at Index quit on Friday 24 July, two days after the publisher fired the editor-in-chief, with resigning staff citing “overt pressure” that they said jeopardized editorial independence. Their departure likely marks … Read more Hungary’s PM Orban Nears Full Control of National Media

Jacinda Ardern: no trans-Tasman travel bubble for ‘some time to come’

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern says while there was no timeframe on plans for a trans-Tasman travel bubble that would include Australia, the rise in Covid-19 cases in Victoria means it won’t happen for some time to come. Once hopeful of including other countries in the Pacific region in the travel bubble, Ardern has confirmed … Read more Jacinda Ardern: no trans-Tasman travel bubble for ‘some time to come’

Data security questions over coronavirus Good to Go travel app | ABC News

As Tasmania prepares to open borders with South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia there are questions over a phone app to be used by travellers. The Good to Go pass which manages applications for entry to the state was built by a private company for West Australian police. Some have raised concerns about … Read more Data security questions over coronavirus Good to Go travel app | ABC News

Brazil opens air borders, as death toll surpasses 90,000

Brazil has opened its doors to foreign visitors, hoping to revive its tourism economy devastated by lockdown. Brazil’s death toll from Covid-19 surged past 90,000 in recent days, while infections continue to soar across Latin America. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Brazil opens air borders, as death toll surpasses 90,000

Queensland reshuts NSW border for visitors from Sydney | 7.30

During the past month, a growing number of COVID cases have been detected in Sydney and some regions. From this weekend, Queensland will shut its borders again to visits from Sydney. And the NSW government is warning of harsher measures if the number of infections continues to rise. For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Queensland reshuts NSW border for visitors from Sydney | 7.30

Bloomberg New Economy Conversation Series: Saving Global Trade

Jul.28 — Covid-19 is the perfect storm for the global trading system. On top of the U.S.-China trade war and an upsurge in technology nationalism, borders all over the world are closing to the flow of people, goods and services. Slowing trade and shrinking supply chains will hurt the most vulnerable countries in the developing … Read more Bloomberg New Economy Conversation Series: Saving Global Trade