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 […]

Bomb survivors lament Japan not doing enough for nuke ban

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshima on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945, the world’s first nuclear attack. The bombing destroyed the city and killed 140,000 people, mostly civilians and including many children. The U.S. dropped a second bomb three days later on Nagasaki, killing another 70,000. Japan […]

Donald Trump vows to ban Chinese-owned app TikTok in the United States ‘as soon as today’

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Donald Trump vowed to ban social media platform TikTok and said he would take action as soon as Saturday. The US president has expressed national security and censorship concerns over the popular Chinese-owned video app. He told reporters on […]

COVID-19: Union calls on B.C. government to extend ban on evictions

Article content continued The groups argue this would be more effective than increasing the amount of the B.C. rental supplement because not all tenants are eligible for that program. “We are hearing from vulnerable people who are having difficulty accessing the government benefits, in very complicated scenarios, and they are already very stressed, and there are […]

Coronavirus: Ban on landlords evicting renters extended

Image copyright Getty Images Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a two-month extension to the government’s ban on evicting renters amid the Covid-19 pandemic. New evictions in England and Wales of tenants in both social and privately-rented accommodation will be suspended until 23 August. “No-one will be evicted from their home this summer due to […]

‘Queen put her foot down’ Meghan and Harry delivered ‘big blow’ with Sussex Royal ban | Royal | News

The Queen is believed to have ordered Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to give up plans to build their business efforts on the Sussex Royal brand because they have agreed to give up their working royal role to seek “financial independence.” Sky News royal correspondent Rihannon Mills suggested the decision to band the Duke and […]

Cristiano Ronaldo cried so much after winning Euros he had to break booze ban and drink champagne to hydrate himself – The Sun

CRISTIANO RONALDO has revealed he cried so much after winning the Euros that he had to break his booze ban and neck champagne because he was so dehydrated. The Juventus superstar, 34, has won it all in his incredible career. 3 Ronaldo cried so much when Portugal won the Euros he had to hydrate with […]

Russia to avoid blanket ban on world sport, including Euro 2020, with doubts raised over credibility of Wada’s sanctions

“Wada must get tougher and impose the full restriction on Russian athlete participation in the Olympics that the rules allow. Only such a resolute response has a chance of getting Russia’s attention, changing behaviour, and protecting today’s clean athletes who will compete in Tokyo, as well as future generations of athletes in Russia who deserve […]

German court annuls ban on Saudi arms exports

A German court on 3 December cancelled an export ban that had prevented arms manufacturer Rheinmetall from exporting armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The government had put the ban in place after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh’s diplomatic mission in Istanbul. It had also imposed travel bans on 18 Saudis suspected of […]

#Huawei says latest US ban based on ‘innuendo’

US telecommunications regulators have declared Huawei and ZTE national security threats in the latest action by the US government against the Chinese tech giants, writes the BBC. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has also proposed forcing US customers to replace equipment previously purchased from the firms. Huawei called the decision “profoundly mistaken”. It said it […]