HKSAR Liaison Office: National security law draft decision essential

The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said the draft decision is essential to close loopholes in National Security Legislation for HKSAR and ensure the stability of “One Country, Two Systems”. The office says the draft fully embodies the central government’s strong will and firm determination to … Read more HKSAR Liaison Office: National security law draft decision essential

GTA Publisher Releasing 93 New Games – Inside Gaming Daily

Protect your online privacy today at http://expressvpn.com/inside. Take-Two, the parent company of publishers like Rockstar and 2K, revealed a CRAZY release schedule – an especially surprising move in a time where coronavirus is delaying much of the games industry. So what’s included in this roster… GTA 6?? Tune in to hear our thoughts! Check out … Read more GTA Publisher Releasing 93 New Games – Inside Gaming Daily

Pompeo asked to explain why he wanted inspector general fired

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his push to have his department’s inspector general fired, saying he “should have done it some time ago,” but refused to explain his reasoning for recommending President Donald Trump remove Steve Linick from his job. When pressed to explain why he lobbied to have the independent watchdog fired, Pompeo … Read more Pompeo asked to explain why he wanted inspector general fired

Coronavirus: 55,000 extra deaths as MPs accuse govt of failings – BBC News

There have been an additional 55,000 deaths in the UK in the ten weeks since the first death from coronavirus, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. It says all of them are related to the pandemic. The figures also show that more than 11,500 people have died in care homes … Read more Coronavirus: 55,000 extra deaths as MPs accuse govt of failings – BBC News

“Severe recession” warning as jobless benefit claims surge – BBC News

The Chancellor has delivered a sombre warning about the prospects for the UK economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Rishi Sunak said the nation was heading into a “severe recession” and it’s “not obvious there will be an immediate bounceback” once lockdown restrictions are eased more fully. His warning came as the latest … Read more “Severe recession” warning as jobless benefit claims surge – BBC News

UK jobless claims jump to highest level since 1996

Jobless claims in the UK has jumped to its highest level since 1996. The Office for National Statistics said the number of claims rose by 69 percent from the previous month to 2.1 million in April. It says the rise would have been steeper if the government did not pay 80 percent of the salaries … Read more UK jobless claims jump to highest level since 1996

Matt Hancock challenged on why government was too slow in tackling care home coronavirus outbreaks

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of deaths in care homes has fallen by a third in just the last week – from 2,423 to 1,666. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the house of Commons that the government is doing “whatever is humanly possible to protect our care … Read more Matt Hancock challenged on why government was too slow in tackling care home coronavirus outbreaks

LIVE: Health Sec Matt Hancock answers urgent question in Parliament

Health Secretary Matt Hancok will once again face Urgent Questions related to coronavirus in the House of Commons. The total number of excess deaths in the UK was over 53,000 in early May, according to the latest data released by the Office for National Statistics. This means that during the coronavirus outbreak, from the start … Read more LIVE: Health Sec Matt Hancock answers urgent question in Parliament

U.K. Jobless Claims Surged in April as Lockdown Kicked In

May.19 — The number of Britons seeking jobless benefits spiked the most on record last month as the coronavirus lockdown sent shock waves through the U.K. economy. Jobless claims rose 856,500 to more than 2 million in April, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. HSBC Senior Economist Liz Martins comments on the data on … Read more U.K. Jobless Claims Surged in April as Lockdown Kicked In

The coronavirus new normal facing Australians in a world still gripped by pandemic | ABC News

While Australia received its first major reprieve from COVID-19 restrictions this weekend, our lives are still a long way from what we once called normal. Individuals and businesses have been forced to adapt, painting a stark picture of what life might be like in the post-pandemic world. If you are someone who sets your alarm … Read more The coronavirus new normal facing Australians in a world still gripped by pandemic | ABC News

Coronavirus warning: steep cuts to local services without emergency funding – BBC News

Leaders of some of the biggest councils in England have appealed to the government for emergency financial support to prevent them becoming insolvent during the pandemic. The County Councils Network says that without a £5bn income guarantee, many non- essential services will have to be cut. There could also be an impact on care providers … Read more Coronavirus warning: steep cuts to local services without emergency funding – BBC News

Work from home… forever?

From her confinement headquarters in the Loire Valley, France 24 senior correspondent Catherine Norris-Trent weighs the advantages and drawbacks of working from home while raising two active young ones. When Twitter offers its employees the chance to never return to the office, it sounds tempting but what does it do the work/home life balance? More … Read more Work from home… forever?

The reality of coronavirus intensive care in Wales – and long road to recovery

New figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed thousands of extra deaths in care homes in England and Wales – both from Covid-19 and other causes. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The Health Secretary Matt Hancock promised that all care home residents and staff in England are being tested for coronavirus, pledging every resident and staff … Read more The reality of coronavirus intensive care in Wales – and long road to recovery