Louise Halliday, the Director of External Affairs at the Royal Albert Hall, thanked the government for listening to their plea for help as they pledged £1.5 billion to save struggling galleries and theatres. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
When asked about the risks of having Huawei as part of the 5G network, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that "the UK should not be vulnerable to a high risk state vendor" but, at the same time, he also wants to make sure to deliver the best broadband needed for the whole country. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that next week he will set out a precise timetable for when the theatres and other sectors can start to think about getting back to normal. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a train manufacturing site in East Yorkshire, after he announced government plans to invest in infrastructure projects. He says that this new factory will be the cutting edge of technological efficiency, and will be building driver-less trains for the Piccadilly Line in London. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduces the UK's first sanctions regime that targets people who have committed the gravest human rights abuses. He mentions specifically those involved in the deaths of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the killings of the Rohingyas in Myanmar and the North Korean gulags. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
California continues to battle a spike in coronavirus cases. Business Insider reports California has banned people from singing or chanting in places of worship. Early in the virus battle California was praised for its successful early response. Now the state has recently experienced record-highs in new cases. On May 25, California started to allow churches to reopen with safety guidelines. This week, it updated its guidelines to advise against singing.
51-year-old California man Thomas 'Tommy' Macias died after contracting COVID-19 at a barbecue in June. A resident of Lake Elsinore, California, Macias died June 21, three days after testing positive for the coronavirus. According to HuffPost, just one day before his death, he posted an emotional note on social media. It was a plea for others to practice social distancing measures to protect themselves against COVID-19.
The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress in New York and New Jersey held protests in front of Chinese Consulates in respective cities to show solidarity with India over the recent Chinese military intrusion in the Galway Valley, Eastern Ladakh region, where 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives defending their national territory. "We strongly condemn the Chinese aggressive intrusion on Indian territory. Tibet's independence India's security. Jai Bharat Jai Tibet," the protesters chanted. India and China have been involved in talks to ease the ongoing border tensions since last month. Twenty Indian soldiers lost their lives in a violent face-off in the Galwan Valley on June 15-16 after an attempt by the Chinese troops to unilaterally change the status quo during the de-escalation. Indian intercepts revealed that the Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured in the face-off.
While President Donald Trump will visit New Jersey, he doesn’t plan to follow the state’s new quarantine mandate. New Jersey issued an order requiring visitors in states with a high number of cases to quarantine for 14 days once they enter the state. Trump has been to Oklahoma and Arizona, both of which are included in New Jersey’s quarantine order. The White House said: "The President of the United States is not a civilian.
Social media giant Facebook will update its advertising policy to restrict hateful content and explicitly ban ads that encourage racial divisions. Specifically, the new policy will "prohibit claims that people from a specific race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status are a threat to the physical safety, health or survival of others." The policy will also restrict ads that express contempt for immigrants or refugees, The Verge reported. Notably, the new restrictions apply only to advertisements and will not affect posts without paid promotion. "Facebook stands for giving people a voice, and that especially means people who have previously not had as much voice, or as much power to share their own experiences. It's really important that we make sure our platforms live up to these principles," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a company town hall while announcing the changes. The restrictions are part of a suite of changes Facebook is making in advance of the 2020 US elections.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company will start fixing the way information is spread. He said Facebook will put labels or take down posts from public figures that violate its rules. According to Gizmodo, Zuckerberg said they will also prohibit more categories of hate speech in ads. Facebook policy will not prohibit posts that spread false information that immigration officials are checking papers at voting places.
Facebook has said it will affix labels to political ads shared by users on their own feeds, closing what critics have said for years was a glaring loophole in the company's election transparency measures. Joe Davies reports.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is playing hardball to stop city and county governments from making wearing masks in public mandatory. According to Business Insider, Gov. Ricketts threatened to withhold $100 million in federal relief funds if they did so. Wearing a mask is a measure widely encouraged by public health officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Local officials say they have little choice but to comply with the governor's order.
Protesters gathered to demand the shutdown of the Farmer John meatpacking plant in Vernon, California on Thursday, where a coronavirus outbreak has infected over 150 people and counting. Ryan Brooks reports.
Kanye West said he intended to run for president of the United States. West announced his presidential ambitions on Twitter on Saturday. "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States!" Business Insider reports that West received a range of reactions. The deadline to file as an independent presidential candidate has passed in six states. Seven other states have deadlines fast approaching.
As many as 20 major EU banks are set to announce details for a new payments initiative in the very near future. This announcement came from Electronic Payments International. Business Insider reports the system is referred to as the Pan European Payment System Initiative (PEPSI). It will process card payments in addition to making fund transfers and mobile payments without using Mastercard's or Visa's network.
Economist Christophe Barraud has been ranked Bloomberg's most accurate forecaster of US economic data eight years in a row. And according to Business Insider, he's made a fairly gloomy prognostication about the US economy. Barraud predicts the US won't return to its fourth-quarter 2019 GDP of 2.1% until at least 2022. European countries aren't likely to bounce back until 2023.
A new strain of the novel coronavirus is rapidly spreading from Europe to the US. According to Business Insider, a new study says the virus is more infectious than its predecessor but is not making people any sicker than before. According to Business Insider, researchers call the new strain G614 and the previous strain D614. One researcher says the new mutation is "now the dominant form infecting people." The US has reported a total of 2,795,437 cases of the disease.
It is 30 years since Liverpool last won the top-flight championship. Here, the PA news agency casts an eye back at how the world looked back in April 1990 – in sport and elsewhere – when they last clinched the title.
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Once known as 'America's Father' for his titular role on "The Cosby Show,' actor and comedian Bill Cosby was imprisoned in 2018. Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. Now 82, the convicted sex offender is less than two years into a 3-to-10-year sentence in Pennsylvania.
According to Business Insider, nonessential travel is resuming as governors ease states' lockdown orders. But, it's not your typical summer travel season. 15 governors have enacted statewide travel restrictions. 12 states will require incoming travelers to self-quarantine when they arrive. This includes: Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Alaska and Maine require anyone visiting to have a recent negative COVID-19 test upon entering.
Gizmodo reports the Department of Homeland Security deployed aircraft in Dayton, Ohio, New York City, Buffalo, and Philadelphia, among other cities. The drones and aircraft were taking footage of protesters demonstrating over the death of George Floyd by the police. The footage is now part of the 'Big Pipe,' which can be accessed by other federal agencies and local police departments for use in future investigations.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz challenged actor Ron Perlman to a wrestling match with Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. According to Business Insider, Cruz did this because Perlman called Jordan ugly. It first began with Perlman getting into a Twitter fight with Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. While they went back and forth, Perlman mentioned Jordan as the “ugliest politician.” Cruz then intervened and Perlman said he shouldn’t offer other men to fight but do it himself.
A tanker truck drove into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis on Sunday, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, amid another night of demonstrations against police brutality descending into violence. Libby Hogan reports.