TikTok hits back at Trump’s ban threat

Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has responded to Donald Trump’s threat of a US ban by declaring: “We’re not planning on going anywhere.” In a video aimed at the app’s supporters, TikTok spokesperson Vanessa Pappas said it was “here for the long run” and called people to “stand for TikTok”. It followed a suggestion from the … Read more TikTok hits back at Trump’s ban threat

US economy has worst-ever quarter with epic 32.9% dive in Q2 GDP

Donald Trump’s suggestion that the presidential election be delayed came minutes after news of the sharpest downturn in the US economy since the 1940s. Gross Domestic Product shrunk 9.5 percent in the second quarter, as the country struggles to contain the pandemic. And another 1.4 million Americans filed jobless claims last week. Al Jazeera’s Gabriel … Read more US economy has worst-ever quarter with epic 32.9% dive in Q2 GDP

Trump backtracks election delay suggestion

US President Donald Trump has walked back his startling suggestion that Election Day should be postponed amid searing criticism from both parties — now saying his idea wasn’t about undermining the foundation of American democracy but simply ensuring results were ready in a timely fashion. “Do I want to see a date change? No. But … Read more Trump backtracks election delay suggestion

Trump faces bipartisan rejection of call to delay November election | ABC News

Both Republicans and Democrats have dismissed Donald Trump’s suggestion the US presidential election be delayed because of alleged voting fraud. The President is also grappling with a recession, with new figures showing the economy is experiencing its worst performance on record. The highly contentious issue of the November vote was even raised during the funeral … Read more Trump faces bipartisan rejection of call to delay November election | ABC News

Trump Walks Back Suggestion to Delay Election Amid Criticism from Both Parties

President Donald Trump has walked back his startling suggestion that Election Day should be postponed amid searing criticism from both parties — now saying his idea wasn’t about undermining the foundation of American democracy but simply ensuring results were ready in a timely fashion. “Do I want to see a date change? No. But I … Read more Trump Walks Back Suggestion to Delay Election Amid Criticism from Both Parties

Trump Pushes Voter Fraud Claims With Mail-In Ballots After Suggesting Delay to Election

President Donald Trump has walked back his startling suggestion that Election Day should be postponed amid searing criticism from both parties — now saying his idea wasn’t about undermining the foundation of American democracy but simply ensuring results were ready in a timely fashion. “Do I want to see a date change? No. But I … Read more Trump Pushes Voter Fraud Claims With Mail-In Ballots After Suggesting Delay to Election

McCarthy Says He’s Opposed to Trump’s Suggestion to Move Election Date

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he is opposed to moving the date of this year’s election as President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet Thursday morning. However, McCarthy backed Trump in opposing mail-in voting and said Republicans should vote by absentee ballot, instead. “I understand the president’s concern about mail in voting, which is … Read more McCarthy Says He’s Opposed to Trump’s Suggestion to Move Election Date

London’s communities and Met Police tensions – Where do we go now?

Met Police officers explain how tensions are running high in many boroughs of London following recent stop and search incidents and is causing them concern when doing their day to day patrols. Sky News witnessed separate incidents where crowds gathered after officers stopped black teenagers. There were accusations the teenagers had only been stopped because … Read more London’s communities and Met Police tensions – Where do we go now?

PM says face masks “should be worn in shops” after days of confusion – BBC News

After days of being accused of giving mixed messages the prime minister now says face coverings should be worn in shops in England to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The policy is expected to be mandatory, despite a suggestion from one of the most senior ministers, Michael Gove, that it was best to rely … Read more PM says face masks “should be worn in shops” after days of confusion – BBC News

Massive fire on US navy ship in San Diego following explosion

Firefighters were battling a massive blaze on a US navy amphibious assault ship in San Diego, California, on Sunday night. The fire erupted after an explosion on the USS Bonhomme Richard shortly before 9am local time. Ariel photographs showed giant plumes of smoke billowing out from the ship, which was docked in its home port. … Read more Massive fire on US navy ship in San Diego following explosion

“It makes no sense, this question!” | Jurgen Klopp’s full post match interview after Man City defeat

SUBSCRIBE ► http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS ► http://bit.ly/SkySportsPLHighlights Jurgen Klopp was in a prickly mood in his post-match interview with Geoff Shreeves following Liverpool’s 4-0 defeat to Manchester City, asking for clarification on a number of Shreeves’ questions, and taking issue with the suggestion that his team didn’t prepare adequately for the game at the … Read more “It makes no sense, this question!” | Jurgen Klopp’s full post match interview after Man City defeat

Fines for parents who refuse to send children to school being considered – BBC News

The government has said it may fine parents in England who refuse to send their children back to school by September. The suggestion was made by the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, who said he wanted all age groups to return to classrooms in the autumn. Teaching unions have said that threatening parents is the wrong … Read more Fines for parents who refuse to send children to school being considered – BBC News

Are the Patriots tanking? | Get Up

Tim Hasselbeck, Adam Schefter and David Pollack join Mike Greenberg on Get Up to react to a suggestion from Bleacher Report writer Brad Gagnon that the New England Patriots might be sneakily tanking with Jarrett Stidham in the 2020 NFL season so they can land either Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields in the draft. They … Read more Are the Patriots tanking? | Get Up

How will regional and suburban media survive in a post-coronavirus world? | ABC News

If you could claim your local newspaper subscription as a tax deduction, would it make you more likely to sign up? It’s one suggestion being floated to safeguard suburban and regional news outlets as coronavirus exacerbates the financial woes facing Australia’s media industry. Political reporter Matthew Doran has the story. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-22/regional-suburban-media-after-coronavirus-pandemic/12374636 For … Read more How will regional and suburban media survive in a post-coronavirus world? | ABC News