Coronavirus: Boris Johnson faces questions from MPs at liaison committee – watch live

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MPs Press Boris Johnson for Evidence to Support Dominic Cummings

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized for his adviser Dominic Cummings who last week refused calls to step down for breaching the country’s coronavirus lockdown orders. “I am sorry for the anguish and the heartbreak of so many people in this country,” Johnson said Wednesday, May 27, during a video conference before Parliament’s Liaison Committee … Read more MPs Press Boris Johnson for Evidence to Support Dominic Cummings

Boris Johnson Apologizes for ‘Anguish and Heartbreak’ Caused by Dominic Cummings

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized for his adviser Dominic Cummings who last week refused calls to step down for breaching the country’s coronavirus lockdown orders. “I am sorry for the anguish and the heartbreak of so many people in this country,” Johnson said Wednesday, May 27, during a video conference before Parliament’s Liaison Committee … Read more Boris Johnson Apologizes for ‘Anguish and Heartbreak’ Caused by Dominic Cummings

French parliament debates Covid-19 tracker as privacy watchdog gives green light

French lawmakers on Wednesday start debating a government-backed cellphone app that will alert users if they have been in contact with a person infected by the coronavirus. 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 French parliament debates Covid-19 tracker as privacy watchdog gives green light

NZ PM Appears Appears Unfazed During 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

May.25 — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared unfazed when an earthquake struck during a live television interview on Monday. The 5.8 magnitude quake hit at 7:53 a.m. and was centered near Levin, a town about 100 kilometers (65 miles) north of Wellington, seismic monitoring agency GeoNet said. Ardern interrupted Newshub host Ryan Bridge … Read more NZ PM Appears Appears Unfazed During 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake

On the Covid-19 frontline: Doctor MEPs on their return to medical service

In the second part of Talking Europe, we bring you a special round-table discussion with three doctors-turned-Members of the European Parliament, who returned to the health frontline amid the Covid-19 pandemic. They share their experiences of treating patients struck by the novel coronavirus and discuss how Europe should navigate the next phase of the pandemic. … Read more On the Covid-19 frontline: Doctor MEPs on their return to medical service

Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake rattles New Zealand capital

An earthquake struck near New Zealand’s capital on Monday (May 25) morning, shaking many residents including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who continued with a live TV interview at the parliament building. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake was 37 kms deep and the epicenter was 30 km northwest of Levin, a city in New Zealand’s North Island … Read more Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake rattles New Zealand capital

Police fire tear gas during protest in Hong Kong as opposition to new law grows | ITV News

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to march against China’s move to impose national security legislation on the city. Pro-democracy supporters have sharply criticised a proposal, set to be approved by China’s rubber-stamp parliament this week, that … Read more Police fire tear gas during protest in Hong Kong as opposition to new law grows | ITV News

What is China’s post-coronavirus strategy? I Inside Story

It’s normally a time to outline the strength of the China and the Communist party, but then what’s normal about these times? Already the annual session of the National People’s Congress had to be postponed from its usual slot in March, but it’s happening now, amid a pandemic that’s altered China’s agendas and shuffled its … Read more What is China’s post-coronavirus strategy? I Inside Story

VPN Downloads Surge in Response to Hong Kong Security Law

Hong Kong saw a spike in downloads of software designed to mask internet usage Thursday after Beijing signaled plans to usher in a new national security law that could tighten its grip on the city. Virtual Private Networks, the tools that help people bypass web restrictions and disguise their digital footprints, represented seven of the … Read more VPN Downloads Surge in Response to Hong Kong Security Law

Pro-Democracy Lawmaker: ‘This Is the Saddest Day in Hong Kong History’

China’s parliament on Thursday announced dramatic plans to write a new national security law to limit opposition activity in Hong Kong. A spokesman said the National People’s Congress will consider a bill to “establish enforcement mechanisms” for the former British colony that would curb secession, sedition, foreign interference, and terrorism—a move likely to fuel fresh … Read more Pro-Democracy Lawmaker: ‘This Is the Saddest Day in Hong Kong History’

China Abandons Numerical GDP Target on ‘Great Uncertainty’ From Covid-19

China reiterated a pledge to implement the first phase of its trade deal with the U.S. despite setbacks from the coronavirus outbreak, and as tensions escalate between the world’s two biggest economies. “We will work with the United States to implement the phase one China-U.S. economic and trade agreement,” Premier Li Keqiang told an annual … Read more China Abandons Numerical GDP Target on ‘Great Uncertainty’ From Covid-19

Scuffles break out as Hong Kong opposition slams China security law

A proposal to enact new Hong Kong security legislation was submitted to China’s rubber-stamp parliament on Friday, a move expected to fan fresh protests in the semi-autonomous city. Scuffles broke out in the Hong Kong Legislative Council as opposition legislators protested against the move. The proposal, which has been condemned by the United States and … Read more Scuffles break out as Hong Kong opposition slams China security law

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Protest Against China’s New Security Law

There were scuffles during Hong Kong’s Legislative Council meeting as pro-democracy lawmakers protested against China’s new security law. Authorities in Beijing vowed to end what they called a “defenseless” posture due to “those trying to sow trouble.” Legislation slated for passage in the National People’s Congress in Beijing would help complete Hong Kong’s obligation to … Read more Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Protest Against China’s New Security Law