Australia coronavirus live update: Covidsafe app downloads reach 5.5m as Victoria begins easing Covid-19 restrictions – latest news

Deputy CMO says there are ‘very serious risks’ from overcrowding as Victoria plans to lift lockdown rules and another Newmarch resident dies after testing negative. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus email Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications Coronavirus Australia […]

City of Toronto and inside workers union reach tentative deal, avoid possibly disastrous work stoppage

The City of Toronto has reached a tentative contract deal with more than 20,000 inside city workers, averting a possible work stoppage amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The deal was announced on Saturday morning at 12:15 a.m. by CUPE Local 79 and includes 90 per cent of public health staff who have been administering coronavirus tests […]

Boeing’s Starliner astronaut capsule fails key test to reach space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Boeing Co’s (BA.N) new astronaut capsule failed after liftoff on Friday to climb high enough in orbit to reach the International Space Station, cutting short a critical unmanned test mission in the embattled aerospace giant’s race to send humans to the orbital outpost. The CST-100 Starliner astronaut capsule was successfully […]

U.S., Canada and Mexico reach agreement on free trade deal to replace NAFTA, clearing way for implementation

OTTAWA — An agreement has been reached on a North American free trade deal, with all three countries set to sign the agreement today. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland will take part in a meeting and signing ceremony with U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer and their Mexican counterpart, Jesus Seade, in Mexico City this afternoon. […]

Shaman Durek reveals he told Martha to ‘reach out’ to Meghan and Prince Harry after documentary

Shaman Durek has revealed he encouraged girlfriend Princess Märtha Louise of Norway to ‘reach out’ to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after their emotional ITV documentary so they could all have a ‘family pow-wow’. The Norwegian princess, 48, and A-lister spiritual healer Shaman Durek, 44, confirmed their relationship in May on Instagram — two years after […]