Environment Secretary George Eustice says the government has a 'series of steps' to move people off its furlough scheme and back into work … [Read more...] about Furlough scheme update: What did Rishi Sunak say in the announcement today?
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Three strikes no more After nearly a lifetime in prison, Paul Redd had become accustomed to rejection from the state parole board. But on May 21, Redd walked out of the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, where he served the last leg of his sentence. Tears soaked his cheeks as family pulled him into their arms at a nearby park — social distancing guidelines be damned for the moment. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: June 15 — the next step in San Francisco’s ‘new normal’
While the push by mostly developing nations, called the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool, won praise from groups including Doctors Without Borders, a drug industry alliance questioned if the effort to pool intellectual property would really broaden access to medicines. … [Read more...] about WHO, 37 nations launch alliance to share tools to tackle Covid-19 pandemic
The United States has exited a number of world bodies and multilateral pacts on President Trump’s watch, starting with the Trans-Pacific Partnership in January 2017, the month when he took office. This was followed by departures from the Paris Accord on climate change (2017), UNESCO (2017), Iran deal (2018) and UNHCR (2018). And the president has grumbled about US contributions to NATO and the United Nations and now with the World Health Organization. … [Read more...] about Trump announces end of ties with WHO over virus pandemic, to end special treatment for Hong Kong
The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, the union representing the city's police force, said in a statement the officers involved were cooperating with investigators and it was "not time to rush to judgment." … [Read more...] about George Floyd death: White House on lockdown as protesters burn flags and set fire to cars