Hungary’s Orban handed open-ended powers to fight coronavirus, alarming rights groups

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on March 30 secured the right to rule by decree after his Fidesz party passed a law in parliament granting him open-ended extra powers to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Story by Erin Ogunkeye. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Hungary’s Orban handed open-ended powers to fight coronavirus, alarming rights groups

What the Coronavirus Pandemic Means for the Future of Higher Education

Mar.30 — Anna Ivey, founder of Ivey Consulting and former dean of admissions at University of Chicago Law School, discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu and Romaine Bostick on “Bloomberg Markets: What’d You Miss?”

Hungary passes controversial coronavirus law – opposition say puts democracy in ‘quarantine’

Hungary’s Prime Minister has secured sweeping new powers giving his government the unlimited right to rule by decree during the coronavirus crisis. Opposition figures said it means Hungarian democracy is now in quarantine. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Meanwhile, Spain has reported hundreds more deaths, but the World Health Organization chief has said there should start to be … Read more Hungary passes controversial coronavirus law – opposition say puts democracy in ‘quarantine’

Hungary’s PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Hungary’s government has passed a law that grants nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban special powers to take extraordinary measures to tackle the coronavirus crisis, sparking concerns that it could lead to an ‘abuse of power’. The law passed on Monday indefinitely extends the state of emergency introduced on March 11, suspends Parliament and introduces jail … Read more Hungary’s PM Orban gets sweeping powers to tackle coronavirus

Canadian man calls physician-assisted death his ‘beacon of hope’

Physician-assisted suicide, known in Canada as medical assistance in dying, was legalized in 2016. But the law does not allow “advance requests,” which would allow someone to set out in advance the terms for their physician-assisted suicide, to be acted on after that person has lost decision-making capacity. That leaves Ron Posno, who suffers from … Read more Canadian man calls physician-assisted death his ‘beacon of hope’

China contains the COVID 19 epidemic by the rule of law

China’s measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic have been criticized by Western media as violations of individual freedom and authoritarianism without the rule of law. In fact, China passed the Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases as in 1989 and made important amendments in 2004. During China’s novel coronavirus outbreak … Read more China contains the COVID 19 epidemic by the rule of law

Coronavirus: Tracking the Outbreak, or Spying on People? | The Listening Post (Full)

A note for our viewers: The COVID-19 pandemic is a news story like no other, and as life as we know it grinds to a halt, The Listening Post team – like so many journalists across the globe – have put this week’s show together from home. We will get better at it! On The … Read more Coronavirus: Tracking the Outbreak, or Spying on People? | The Listening Post (Full)

Trump signs $2.2 trillion US stimulus package into law

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Trump signs $2.2 trillion US stimulus package into law