Terrorists Exploiting Disruption Caused by COVID-19 – Security Council Briefing

Virtual Briefing by Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the Office of Counter-Terrorism, on ‘Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts’: Linkage of Counterterrorism and transnational organized crime, during the Security Council Open VTC. He said, “we are yet to fully understand the impact and consequences of the pandemic on global peace and security, … Read more Terrorists Exploiting Disruption Caused by COVID-19 – Security Council Briefing

Linkage of Counterterrorism and transnational organized crime – Security Council (6 August 2020)

Security Council meeting to address linkages between terrorism & organized crime. Challenges, lessons learned, good practices & need to support UN entities fighting these threats. Linkages between terrorism and organized crime are a growing threat facing the international community. There are increasing concerns that terrorists can benefit from organized crime, whether domestic or transnational, through, among … Read more Linkage of Counterterrorism and transnational organized crime – Security Council (6 August 2020)

As UK government urges people to return to the office – how long will we wfh?

From today, firms can ask their staff to go back to the office after the government changed its advice on working from home. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) But despite fears for the future of our deserted city centres – it seems there’s no rush to return to the workplace, with many big companies saying they would prefer … Read more As UK government urges people to return to the office – how long will we wfh?

Over-50s shielding reports ‘speculation’, Nadhim Zahawi insists

A minister has claimed that reports the Government is planning to make some over-50s shield this winter is “speculation” and “inaccurate”, amid growing backlash against them. Anyone over 50 who is obese, overweight or in ill health is likely to receive an individually tailored letter in the autumn warning them they are at increased risk … Read more Over-50s shielding reports ‘speculation’, Nadhim Zahawi insists

Pelosi on Unemployment Benefits: ‘Why Don’t We Just Get the Job Done?’

With aid expiring, the White House offered a short-term extension Thursday of a $600 weekly unemployment benefit that has helped keep families and the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Democrats rejected it, saying President Donald Trump’s team failed to grasp the severity of the crisis. Democratic leaders panned the idea in late-night talks … Read more Pelosi on Unemployment Benefits: ‘Why Don’t We Just Get the Job Done?’

Coronavirus: The rising infectious hotspots in England

The average rate that an infected person passes the virus on to someone else is between 0.8-0.9 – but some areas are seeing a spike in the number. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there are around 4,200 new infections in England per day. #England #Coronavirus SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more … Read more Coronavirus: The rising infectious hotspots in England

Businesses in turmoil over sudden halt to lockdown easing – UK COVID-19 update

The businesses that were planning to reopen on 1 July were disappointed by the Prime Minister’s snap decision to postpone the next phase of easing lockdown in England. Casinos, bowling alleys and skating rinks are among those that will have to wait at least two more weeks. Indoor performances, wedding ceremonies and outdoor sporting events … Read more Businesses in turmoil over sudden halt to lockdown easing – UK COVID-19 update

Live: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends ceremony marking completion of BeiDou-3 system

#Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a ceremony marking the completion and launching of the #BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellite System scheduled for Friday in Beijing at the Great Hall of the People. The satellite will start providing navigation, positioning and timing services, the office said on Wednesday.

England had worst excess death rate in Europe between March and June – BBC News

New figures show that England suffered the highest rate of excess deaths in Europe between the end of February and the middle of June. The Office for National Statistics compared the number of deaths with the five-year average. The death rate in England was 7.5% higher than in recent years. Spain and Scotland had the … Read more England had worst excess death rate in Europe between March and June – BBC News

Should Your or Your Boss Decide Whether You Should Return to the Office? | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa Millions of workers may soon be told to get back to the office, amid growing fears that city centre businesses who rely on commuters and office workers could go bankrupt. From 1st August, employers will have more freedom about whether or not their staff should return to the office. However, … Read more Should Your or Your Boss Decide Whether You Should Return to the Office? | Good Morning Britain

Coronavirus Updates: NSA Robert O’Brien Has Covid-19; Republicans Aim to Cut Unemployment Insurance

Stay informed with QuickTake’s coronavirus coverage of up-to-the-minute stories on the COVID-19 crisis. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUpdates — Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tested positive for Covid-19 but the White House said his infection poses no risk to the president or Vice President Mike Pence. O’Brien, 54, the closest person to the president known … Read more Coronavirus Updates: NSA Robert O’Brien Has Covid-19; Republicans Aim to Cut Unemployment Insurance

Trump Signs Four Executive Orders Aimed at Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs

A top Trump priority, lowering prescription drug prices, could see executive action as early as Friday, including a policy to tie Medicare payments to foreign countries’ drug prices, according to five sources familiar with the move. The White House has also informed several lawmakers about a presidential signing event Friday The slate of policies will … Read more Trump Signs Four Executive Orders Aimed at Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs

Trump Delivers Remarks and Signs Executive Order on Lowering Drug Prices

(July 24) Watch live as President Donald Trump delivers remarks and signs an executive order on lowering the cost of prescription drugs from the White House on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Washington, D.C. A top Trump priority, lowering prescription drug prices, could see executive action as early as Friday, including a policy to tie … Read more Trump Delivers Remarks and Signs Executive Order on Lowering Drug Prices

Trump to Meet With Big Pharma Execs to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

A top Trump priority, lowering prescription drug prices, could see executive action as early as Friday, including a policy to tie Medicare payments to foreign countries’ drug prices, according to five sources familiar with the move. The White House has also informed several lawmakers about a presidential signing event Friday The slate of policies will … Read more Trump to Meet With Big Pharma Execs to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

Changing face of retail under coronavirus

At first glance, retail sales figures for June released by the Office for National Statistics reveal the pattern of recovery that business and the Treasury have been praying for – a V-shaped return to pre-coronavirus levels. The total volume of sales bounced back by a striking 13.9%, just 0.6% down on pre-lockdown levels in February … Read more Changing face of retail under coronavirus