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8,000 children and 350 teachers self-isolating in just one city - metro

8,000 children and 350 teachers self-isolating in just one city

New infections there are doubling every six days.
metro - 16 minutes ago
Bombshell Report Shows How Much Trump Paid in Taxes to Foreign Governments - vice

Bombshell Report Shows How Much Trump Paid in Taxes to Foreign Governments

Trump paid just $750 to the IRS the year he was elected. He paid a lot more to the governments of Turkey, India, and Panama.
vice - 34 minutes ago
At least 300 house parties raided by police over the weekend - metro

At least 300 house parties raided by police over the weekend

This is a breaking news story - more to follow
metro - 40 minutes ago
WATCH: Anti-lockdown riots continue in Madrid, as police response grows increasingly violent - rt

WATCH: Anti-lockdown riots continue in Madrid, as police response grows increasingly violent

Anti-lockdown protests and violence continued over the weekend in Madrid, as clashes between citizens and police grew increasingly violent. Video shared to social media showcases the increasing violence.
rt - 42 minutes ago
EU expresses ‘disappointment’ over resignation of Lebanon’s PM-designate, urges ‘unity’ amid political chaos - rt

EU expresses ‘disappointment’ over resignation of Lebanon’s PM-designate, urges ‘unity’ amid political chaos

Brussels has relayed its dissatisfaction with the political gridlock that led to the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister-designate, Mustapha Adib, stressing that the country must urgently form a new government.
rt - 54 minutes ago
Spanish Supreme Court confirms Catalan leader Quim Torra will be forced to step down, likely triggering election - rt

Spanish Supreme Court confirms Catalan leader Quim Torra will be forced to step down, likely triggering election

Spain’s Supreme Court has upheld a decision to remove Catalan separatist leader Quim Torra from his position as head of the autonomous region.
rt - 1 hour ago
Merkel reportedly fears Germany could see nearly 20,000 daily Covid-19 cases, but opposes economy-damaging measures - rt

Merkel reportedly fears Germany could see nearly 20,000 daily Covid-19 cases, but opposes economy-damaging measures

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Germany could soon see thousands of more coronavirus cases each day, but said she wants to keep the economy open, local media reported.
rt - 1 hour ago
Third party on the ground? Armenia & Azerbaijan point finger at each other over use of Syrian militants in Nagorno-Karabakh - rt

Third party on the ground? Armenia & Azerbaijan point finger at each other over use of Syrian militants in Nagorno-Karabakh

As clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces rage on over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the two rivals are accusing each other of using Syrian militants on the battlefield – but providing no proof.
rt - 1 hour ago
EU summit is ‘chance to reset relations’ with Turkey – Erdogan spokesman - rt

EU summit is ‘chance to reset relations’ with Turkey – Erdogan spokesman

A European Union summit this week could provide an opportunity to reset relations between Turkey and the EU, Ankara has said, adding it expects Brussels to produce specific proposals and a timetable to work on a roadmap together.
rt - 1 hour ago
Seoul expands search for missing official shot by N. Korean amid Pyongyang’s warnings against intrusion into its territory waters - rt

Seoul expands search for missing official shot by N. Korean amid Pyongyang’s warnings against intrusion into its territory waters

On Monday, South Korea expanded the search for the body of its official killed by North Korean troops at sea last week, and urged that a hotline with Pyongyang be restored to prevent such incidents.
rt - 1 hour ago
‘Trojan horse’ treatment makes cancer self-destruct without use of drugs - rt

‘Trojan horse’ treatment makes cancer self-destruct without use of drugs

A new experimental treatment reportedly tricks cancer cells into self-destructing, without the use of any drugs, providing new hope for winning the war on many different types of the disease.
rt - 2 hours ago
Parliament bars ban alcohol after 10pm but are exempt from curfew - metro

Parliament bars ban alcohol after 10pm but are exempt from curfew

This is a breaking news story - more to follow
metro - 2 hours ago
Coronavirus news live: London faces local lockdown as £10,000 fines for failing to self-isolate begin today - metro

Coronavirus news live: London faces local lockdown as £10,000 fines for failing to self-isolate begin today

All the latest Covid-19 updates.
metro - 2 hours ago
President Moon expresses hope for rebooting dialogue with Pyongyang after ‘unfortunate’ killing of South Korean official - rt

President Moon expresses hope for rebooting dialogue with Pyongyang after ‘unfortunate’ killing of South Korean official

President Moon Jae-in has voiced his sadness and frustration over the killing of a South Korean official by North Korean troops but said the tragedy could serve as a springboard for renewed dialogue.
rt - 4 hours ago
Uber could be banned from operating in London today - metro

Uber could be banned from operating in London today

The app's licence wasn't renewed because of a 'glitch' which allowed unauthorised people to pick up passengers.
metro - 5 hours ago
Man uses BEDSHEET ROPE in attempted escape from Auckland Covid-19 quarantine facility - rt

Man uses BEDSHEET ROPE in attempted escape from Auckland Covid-19 quarantine facility

A man who had been ordered to self-isolate at a hotel in Auckland, New Zealand climbed down from his window using a rope made from bedsheets as part of a foiled escape attempt. Authorities are investigating the incident.
rt - 6 hours ago
500,000 sharks could be killed for use in coronavirus vaccine - metro

500,000 sharks could be killed for use in coronavirus vaccine

Sharks produce squalene, an ingredient in the vaccines.
metro - 15 hours ago
‘There’s a danger if you come from a working class background… that the establishment will absorb you’ – Diane Abbott on getting into politics - channel 4

‘There’s a danger if you come from a working class background… that the establishment will absorb you’ – Diane Abbott on getting into politics

A new authorised biography details Diane Abbott's rise from working-class roots to Labour front bencher.
channel 4 - 20 hours ago
Man arrested on suspicion of supplying firearm in connection with police officer’s death - channel 4

Man arrested on suspicion of supplying firearm in connection with police officer’s death

Today there was a minute's silence to remember Sergeant Ratana who died in the line of duty.
channel 4 - 20 hours ago
Armenian PM warns ‘aggressive’ Turkey to stay out of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, says hostilities could spill over regional borders - rt

Armenian PM warns ‘aggressive’ Turkey to stay out of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, says hostilities could spill over regional borders

Yerevan has urged Turkey not to meddle in ongoing hostilities over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, warning that the conflict could spill out over regional borders. Ankara had earlier pledged “full support” to Azerbaijan.
rt - 21 hours ago
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‘Traitor to farmers!’ Protesters rally against proposed fur farming ban outside ruling party’s HQ in Warsaw (VIDEOS)

‘Traitor to farmers!’ Protesters rally against proposed fur farming ban outside ruling party’s HQ in Warsaw (VIDEOS)

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Disgruntled farmers have gathered in the Polish capital to denounce a bill that would ban breeding animals for fur. Protesters say it will endanger their livelihoods, while the government argues they had enough time to prepare.

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the main office of the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) in Warsaw. They carried Polish flags, chanting “Betrayal from PiS!” and slamming the party’s leader, political heavyweight Jaroslaw Kaczynski, as a “traitor to farmers.” After an argument with police, several people were allowed to enter the party HQ in order to present a petition for Kaczynski.

Kaczynski proposed a bill dubbed ‘The Five for Animals’, which would ban using animals in circuses, set guidelines for keeping animals on leashes and dogs in cages, limit the ritual slaughter of animals, and give more power to animal rights groups. The farmers, however, were outraged by the part of the bill that would ban the breeding of animals for fur, with the exception of rabbits.  

The head of a large farmers’ union, Slawomir Izdebski, called the ban on fur breeding “a slap to the face” from PiS, which traditionally styles itself as pro-farmer. The opponents of the ban argue that it was proposed for purely ideological reasons, and are afraid that many farms would go bankrupt, as the fur sector employs around 50,000 people. 

Defending the bill, PiS spokesperson Radoslaw Fogiel said that it would introduce a more humane treatment of animals, while the fur industry “has had plenty of time to prepare for the coming changes.”

“The social tolerance towards such types of activity is ending, and breeding animals for fur is already banned in several European countries,” Fogiel told the wPolityce.pl news website.

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