Politics this week

Jul 30th 2020There were fears in Europe of a resurgence of covid-19. Catalonia returned to a form of lockdown. Britain announced that people arriving from Spain, including British tourists coming back from the beach, should quarantine for 14 days. The Spanish government was irked. Croatia, Germany, Luxembourg and Romania all saw localised spikes of coronavirus.…

Politics this week

Jul 23rd 2020After intense wrangling, the heads of government in the European Union agreed to a €750bn ($869bn) stimulus package. The negotiations were even more tricky than usual, though the outcome was hailed as a breakthrough. It is the first time the EU as a bloc will issue bonds on a huge scale to back…

Politics this week

Jul 25th 2020After intense wrangling, the heads of government in the European Union agreed to a €750bn ($869bn) stimulus package. The negotiations were even more tricky than usual, though the outcome was hailed as a breakthrough. It is the first time the EU as a bloc will issue bonds on a huge scale to back…

How Taiwan’s Now not going Digital Minister Hacked the Pandemic

In early February, Taiwan had a mask supply problem. Howard Wu, a 35-year-old software engineer, watched as Covid-19-induced stress levels rose in his social media feeds. Friends and family were swamping LINE, Taiwan’s most popular messaging app, with up-to-the-minute reports saying which local convenience stores still had masks in stock—or were completely out. So Wu…

Politics newest news: Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer clash over Russia in closing PMQs sooner than recess – peep stay – Telegraph.co.uk

Coronavirus latest news: Care home visits can resume in England, Government announces ​Labour agrees to pay ‘substantial damages’ to Panorama film’s anti-Semitism whistleblowers Jeremy Corbyn deserves to lose the whip, but it would plunge Labour into its worst civil war yet Revealed: The parts of Portugal where we could get regional air bridges from Monday Russia…

Venice has been combating floods for centuries. It be losing – CNET

Libreria Acqua Alta is Instagram famous. More than 30,000 people have tagged themselves visiting the enchanting bookstore, but unlike other popular buildings in Venice, Libreria Acqua Alta isn’t a church or canalside palazzo. It’s quintessentially Venice in another way: It’s designed to outsmart the floods that have plagued the city for centuries.Inside you’ll find books…

Politics this week

Jul 18th 2020Donald Trump signed an executive order ending Hong Kong’s privileged trading status with America, in response to China’s imposition of a crushing national-security law. Under new legislation, banks aiding officials who implement the law may face sanctions, as may the officials. See article.Separately, China announced sanctions against American officials, including Marco Rubio and…

The Gap in Joe Biden’s $2 Trillion Native climate Opinion Reveals the Finest Wrestle to Attain

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries on July 09, 2020 in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images)On Tuesday, Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden released a major update to his climate plan. It has a big splashy number—$2 trillion over four years—and some solid policies. It shows, definitively, that progressives are winning…

Politics this week

Jul 11th 2020Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has downplayed the threat of covid-19, flouted social-distancing guidelines and said that his “athletic history” would protect him, tested positive for the coronavirus.Luis Abinader, a businessman from the centre-left Modern Revolutionary Party, won the Dominican Republic’s presidential election. His victory ends 16 years of rule by the Dominican…

Belief: Princeton, Woodrow Wilson and my father

Mark Whitaker, the former managing editor of CNN, is the author of “My Long Trip Home: A Family Memoir” and “Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance.” The opinions expressed here are his own. Read more opinion at CNN. (CNN)When I heard the stunning news that Princeton University was removing the name…

Politics this week

Jul 4th 2020Police in Hong Kong made the first arrests under a draconian national-security law imposed from Beijing. Hong Kongers can now be jailed for life for vaguely defined crimes such as “subversion” or “conspiring” with anyone abroad to provoke “hatred” of the communist regime. Mainland secret police can now operate in Hong Kong. America’s…