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

Mass protests held as anger grows towards Lebanon government

Mass #protests are staged as anger grows over Tuesday’s devastating #blast in #Beirut. Demonstrators are calling for the government to resign and be punished over negligence which they believe led to the disaster. Thus, Prime Minister Hassan Diab says the only solution to save the country is to hold early elections. Subscribe to us on … Read more Mass protests held as anger grows towards Lebanon government

Warning of humanitarian disaster in Lebanon after Beirut explosion – BBC News

The United Nations is warning of a humanitarian disaster in Lebanon, with widespread medicine and food shortages, after this week’s explosion in the capital, Beirut. 154 people are known to have died in the blast — thousands more were injured. More than 300,000 people are homeless. A number of hospitals have been damaged and the … Read more Warning of humanitarian disaster in Lebanon after Beirut explosion – BBC News

Beirut blast sparks violence and widespread protests in Lebanon

Clashes have broken out between protesters and security forces in the Lebanese capital Beirut – amid growing anger over the country’s widespread political corruption and incompetence, in the wake of Tuesday’s devastating explosion. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) One group – including former army officers – have tonight stormed the Foreign ministry building – declaring it would become … Read more Beirut blast sparks violence and widespread protests in Lebanon

Beirut residents protest against country’s leadership after the blast

Lebanese residents clashed with police late Thursday as they tried to approach government buildings in central Beirut. Police responded with tear gas and dispersed the crowd. Beirut residents showed their anger against the government during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron. Many Lebanese blame the disaster on the country’s political elites, accusing them of … Read more Beirut residents protest against country’s leadership after the blast

France offers aid as Mauritius declares emergency over oil leak from grounded ship

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Saturday to send teams and equipment to help Mauritius deal with an oil spill that environmentalists fear could be a major ecological disaster. 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 website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more France offers aid as Mauritius declares emergency over oil leak from grounded ship

Mauritius in ‘environmental crisis’ as oil leak from grounded ship threatens coastline

Mauritius on Thursday announced that oil was leaking from a bulk carrier that had run aground in the southeast of the island, sparking fears among green campaigners of an environmental disaster. 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 website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our … Read more Mauritius in ‘environmental crisis’ as oil leak from grounded ship threatens coastline

Beirut blast hits church during wedding

More dramatic footage has emerged showing how everyday life in #Lebanon’s #Beirut was literally torn apart by Tuesday’s explosion. What would have been a beautifully-shot #wedding video turned into a scene from a disaster movie as the shockwave from the blast ripped through the Lebanese capital and blew out the church’s stained glass windows, just … Read more Beirut blast hits church during wedding

Countries rally round Lebanon after Beirut explosions

International rescue teams flew into Beirut to help the residents after massive explosions devastated the Lebanese capital in a disaster that has has sparked grief and fury. 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 website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more Countries rally round Lebanon after Beirut explosions

Protesters Clash With Police as Anger and Despair Mount in Lebanon

Lebanese protesters clashed with police late Thursday as they tried to approach government buildings in central Beirut. Police responded with tear gas and dispersed the crowd. Tensions are high following Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Beirut that killed at least 130 people. Earlier on Thursday, Beirut residents showed their anger against the government during a visit … Read more Protesters Clash With Police as Anger and Despair Mount in Lebanon

Beirut – Macron’s speech: “Reforms are needed” (REPLAY)

French President Emmanuel Macron visited shell-shocked Beirut on Thursday, pledging support and urging change after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital in a disaster that has sparked grief and fury. After his speech, he answered a few questions. “Reforms are needed”, he said. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Beirut – Macron’s speech: “Reforms are needed” (REPLAY)

Beirut Blast: Rio’s Christ Statue Lights Up To Honor Victims in Lebanon

The iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro lit up with the Lebanese flag on Thursday to honor the victims of this week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. In a ceremony beside the statue, religious leaders remembered the 135 victims of the blast and offered prayers for the injured and those made homeless … Read more Beirut Blast: Rio’s Christ Statue Lights Up To Honor Victims in Lebanon

Protesters clash with police in Beirut as anger rises following devastating blast

Lebanese protesters clashed with police late Thursday as they tried to approach government buildings in central Beirut. Police responded with tear gas and dispersed the crowd. Tensions are high following the devastating explosion in Beirut that killed at least 130 people. Ealier on Thursday, Beirut residents showed their anger against the government during a visit … Read more Protesters clash with police in Beirut as anger rises following devastating blast

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

On Beirut visit, Macron says aid to go ‘directly to the people’, relief groups

French President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday that an international aid conference for disaster-hit Lebanon would be held soon. 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 website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en