Coronavirus live news: Spain to close night clubs and ban public smoking; Italy orders testing for some travellers | World news

In Greece, which has also seen a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases, authorities have announced further precautionary measures in an all-out bid to curb the spread of transmissions. A midnight curfew on bars and restaurants was extended nationwide with businesses being ordered to adhere to the new rules in Athens and on popular islands including […]

Immigrant Kids Are Being Expelled From The US Without The Chance To Seek Asylum

John Moore / Getty Images BuzzFeed News has reporters around the world bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member. After weeks of traveling through Mexico carrying her infant daughter, the 17-year-old thought she would soon be reunited with her parents and finally leave […]

Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 14 deaths and 372 new Covid cases as NSW awaits Ruby Princess report | Australia news

When you get a premier like Annastacia Palaszczuk making announcements about border closures when Gladys Berejiklian is doing a press conference and she is caught out, the question is asked of her and she knows nothing about it, she hadn’t been contacted by Queensland, well you would imagine she would be a bit miffed. I […]

An Accident in Name Only — Global Issues

Search and rescue team combs rubble in Beirut after a blast on 4 August 2020. Credit: UNOCHA Opinion Thursday, August 13, 2020 Inter Press Service Aug 13 (IPS) – The catastrophic explosion in Beirut’s port is a manifestation of the Lebanese political elite’s predation and dysfunction. Among the country’s long-suffering citizens, shock is quickly yielding […]

Biotech company says its anti-viral clothing kills 99.9 per cent of coronavirus

TORONTO — A Toronto-based biotech company is a frontrunner in developing a new kind of COVID-19 protection: antiviral clothing, made to protect against the virus. We have sanitizer for our hands, wipes for counters and masks for our faces. Is anti-viral clothing the next stage? Intelligent Fabric Technologies (North America) Inc. (IFTNA) is trying to […]

Puerto Rico ordered to resume primary after ballot shortage suspension

The chaotic gubernatorial primary that was partially suspended over the weekend must be resumed next Sunday, Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court said Wednesday night in a highly anticipated ruling. “The primary process will remain suspended until it resumes on Sunday,” according to a news release announcing the ruling. The court also determined that the votes by […]

Coronavirus live updates: Quebec reports 95 more cases, one new death

Article content This post will be updated throughout the day on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Questions/comments: [email protected] Top updates Quebec reports 95 new cases, one more death Quebec buying 30,000 computers for remote learning Israeli jewelers crafting a $1.5-million mask ‘I don’t think anyone should be sending their kids back’: Ontario teachers fearful Ottawa giving $2.7 […]

Biden chooses Harris, layoffs in media and new COVID-19 numbers

Plus: A court ruling on AB 5, new COVID-19 #s, school reopenings, a meteor shower and dolphins on the coast Is that a meteor shower or has Joe Biden just picked the first Black woman to ever be on a major party’s presidential ticket? Both! It’s Tuesday, Aug. 11, and I’m Maria Sestito, senior issues reporter at […]

Government gives go ahead for €12m fund to help enterprise centres

The Government has given the go-ahead for a new €12 million fund to assist enterprise centres, which offer co-working spaces and other supports for small businesses. The fund will be administered by Enterprise Ireland, with up to €150,000 available for applying enterprise centres, which in addition to providing space and training for companies, also administer […]

COVID-19: New York’s true nursing home death toll is likely high | Coronavirus pandemic News

Riverdale Nursing Home in the New York City borough of the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they succumbed […]