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  • China 'open, transparent' about coronavirus, US can't 'bully' Beijing, envoy to UK says

    04/24/2020 6:58:46 AM PDT · by granada · 11 replies
    the Foxnews ^ | April, 24, 2020 | Brie Stimson
    The Chinese government has been “transparent, open” and “very quick” in its response to the coronavirus outbreak, Beijing’s ambassador to the United Kingdom said Thursday. Liu Xiaoming urged international cooperation during the pandemic and said “blaming” and “bullying” would just create a wedge between nations. The United States thinks “they can bully China, they think they can bully the world," he continued in an online news conference with a member of Britain's House of Lords. "If WHO [the World Health Organization] do not act in their way, they stop supplying, they stop support. They criticize WHO to be China-centric, that’s...
  • UK: Muslim beats policewoman, punching her so hard that she falls and continuing attack as she lies on the ground

    04/23/2020 2:39:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies ^ | April 22, 2020 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Hussain “initially appeared calm” and then attacked the two police officers without any provocation or warning. “Then with no warning whatsoever he punched the male officer in the face knocking him backwards….However the female was more seriously injured with a bruised and swollen cheek, a bloodied nose, a cut to the inside of her mouth and cuts and abrasions to her hands and arms as a result of her falling to the ground.” -snip “Policewoman brutally battered in Handsworth street – even when she pleaded with thug to stop,” by Ross McCarthy, Birmingham Mail, April 19, 2020: Kadeer Hussain punched a...
  • Prosecutor reveals how one teenage girl was grilled by 11 barristers for six days and called a liar - but refused to back down and laid bare the horror of Asian rape gangs

    04/22/2020 9:07:00 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 64 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | NAZIR AFZAL
    She told of underage girls being threatened and picked up in car parks and taken to houses across the town, where they would be passed around dozens of men. In one case, a man in his 40s poured petrol on the head of a 14-year-old girl with learning difficulties and threatened to set her alight unless she performed a sex act on him. In 2009, the Crown Prosecution Service had decided not to pursue the cases in court, describing the girls as ‘not credible’. Authorities who were supposed to protect them had judged the girls promiscuous teenagers who were making...
  • The Wuhan Virus Is Finally Awakening Europe To China’s Imperialism: when you have lost the support of both the Germany and UK, you will possibly lose the rest of Europe

    04/21/2020 5:29:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/21/2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    German political culture is the most passive-aggressive on the continent. German politicians rarely raise their voices or act animatedly. German media, right and left, avoid jingoism.Their history dictates that Germans generally value public propriety and a calm demeanor much more than in their hyper-aggressive past. It doesn’t mean Germans have lost their political intelligence; they essentially dominate the continent, after all. But it does mean Germans care about how they look and are perceived a lot more than the French or the Anglo-Americans do. One can like or dislike this historical change, but it remains a fact.It will, therefore,...
  • Policeman seen threatening to 'make something up' so he could arrest a man for breaching lockdown laws is SUSPENDED from duty [Accrington UK]

    04/20/2020 11:18:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:10 EDT, 20 April 2020 | Lara Keay
    A policeman has been suspended after he was filmed threatening to “make something up” so he could arrest a man for breaching coronavirus lockdown laws. Lancashire Police was forced to apologize for the unnamed officer’s behavior after footage of the incident in Accrington was shared online. Tonight they have confirmed he has been suspended from duty with immediate effect and the force has referred itself to the police watchdog over the clip. The video captured a young man being shouted at by a policeman in Accrington on Friday afternoon after he was pulled over for being out of his house....
  • Boston Globe's obituary pages span a devastating 15 pages in its Sunday issue as Massachusetts grapples with third largest outbreak in the country where the case toll has hit over 36,000

    04/20/2020 12:01:11 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:18 EDT, 19 April 2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    The Boston Globe newspaper's obituary section spanned a devastating 15 pages in its Sunday edition, as Massachusetts reels from the coronavirus crisis with more than 36,000 cases. Massachusetts has the third greatest coronavirus breakout in the country with more than 1,560 deaths reported so far. While not all the deaths that filled Sunday’s Boston Globe issue were virus-related, there has been a stunning spikes in deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic. 'Never in my life have I seen the obituary listings take up almost a whole page. I can’t imagine what NY and NJ papers look...
  • Piers Morgan: Trump 'failing the American people' on 'almost every level' with coronavirus response

    04/19/2020 1:05:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2020 | Caitlin Yilek
    Piers Morgan said he is horrified by how his “friend” President Trump is handling the coronavirus crisis. The British media personality said Trump has turned his daily briefings on the pandemic into a partisan affair, which Morgan argued shows Trump is more concerned with winning November’s election than saving lives. "I've known him a long time. I consider him to be a friend, but I've been watching these daily briefings with mounting horror, frankly, because this is not what the president should be doing. He won't want me saying this, but I'm gonna say it anyway," Morgan told CNN’s Reliable...
  • Take a look at the largest virus bank in Asia

    04/18/2020 5:28:12 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Wuhan Institute of Virology ^ | 04-06-2018 | Wuhan Institute of Virology
    Take a look at the largest virus bank in Asia Date:04-06-2018   |   【Print】 【close】 Recently, the National Health Commission of China officially designated the China Center for Virus Culture Collection (CCVCC) in Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as a "National-Level Culture Collection Center", which is an important milestone in the development of the Center's innovative construction. The species and samples of pathogenic microorganisms are important strategic resources for ensuring national social security, economic security and biological safety. As a national-level culture collection center, the CCVCC will be oriented to national strategic needs and will play an indispensable...
  • HUGE: The UK Just Dumped China's Huawei in 5G Tech Roll-Out — Citing its Lies Over Coronavirus.

    04/18/2020 7:06:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/17/2020 | Victoria Taft
    Western democracies, especially the United States, just heaved a huge sigh of relief after getting word that United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson is dropping the controversial Chinese tech company, Huawei, as the nation's provider of 5G infrastructure. Although Johnson was in support of the Chinese tech giant laying the non-sensitive portions of 5G infrastructure, he said China's lack of transparency about coronavirus made the communist-run country untrustworthy. President Trump, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and members of the so-called "Five-Eyes" countries that share intelligence information, brought huge pressure on the Brits to dump Huawei. The U.S....
  • School dinners and hospital meals will contain 20% less meat in a bid to help battle climate change [UK]

    04/17/2020 10:48:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:47 EDT, 16 April 2020 | Sean Poulter
    Meat dishes are to be slashed by 20 percent in schools, universities and hospitals in a major move to cut greenhouse gases linked to livestock. Public sector caterers have vowed to hit the target as part of a pledge which also aims to boost people’s health by lowering consumption of animal products. The meals being reduced in canteens and kitchens across the UK are eaten by a quarter of the population. Hitting the 20 per cent target would remove nearly 20 million lbs of meat from plates every year — equivalent to 45,000 cows or 16 million chickens. Farmers’ livelihoods...
  • Brexit: UK will refuse any transition extension request

    04/16/2020 9:37:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 April 2020
    The UK will refuse to extend the Brexit transition period, even if the EU requested a delay, Downing Street says. A spokesman said any extension would keep the UK bound by EU rules when it instead "needs flexibility" to deal with coronavirus. The transition period, due to end on 31 December, was intended to allow the two sides to negotiate a trade deal. On Wednesday, UK and EU negotiators agreed to hold three further rounds of trade talks.
  • Auntie Anne slams nephews Princes William and Harry

    04/15/2020 1:56:57 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Page Six/New York Post ^ | April 15, 2020 | Nikki Gostin
    Princess Anne seems to take a veiled dig at her nephews, Princes William and Harry in a new interview. The Princess Royal, who turns 70 this August spoke with Vanity Fair and described herself as a “fuddy-duddy” when it comes to charitable work, in comparison to the younger royals who she thinks might want to “go back to basics” when it comes to philanthropy. The interview was conducted before Harry and Meghan exited the royal family and announced the establishment of their own private foundation named Archewell after their son Archie. Harry — especially while still a working member of...
  • A Comparison of Lockdown UK With Non-Lockdown Sweden, Which Country is Faring Better?

    04/15/2020 10:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Blogmire ^ | 04/15/2020 | Rob Slane
    So far as I am aware, Sweden remains the only major Western country that has not imposed a strict lockdown on its citizens to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. Other than a ban on gatherings of 50 or more people, and advice such as over-70s being urged to stay at home, Swedish schools, shops, restaurants and pubs all remain open. It almost seems to me that the Government there has decided to treat grown adults like they are … well grown adults.However, despite being a sovereign nation, with the right to set its own policy, it appears that this...
  • Is this Megxit Mansion? Estate agent claims Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could buy Mel Gibson's £12million Malibu home - which comes with TWO pools and exclusive beach club membership

    04/13/2020 12:12:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2020 | Bridie Pearson-Jones
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly bought Mel Gibson's £12million ($15million) mansion in Malibu. The royal couple moved to California from Vancouver at the end of last month and were said to be interested in the five-bedroom home. In a now deleted Instagram post, local LA estate agent Andrea Pilot last week posted 'Big news Prince Harry & Meghan buy Mel Gibson's house.' The firm selling the property have not confirmed news of a royal purchase, but a source claimed to the Sun the property, in one of Los Angeles' glitziest enclaves, had been sold.
  • Boris Johnson making "very good progress"

    04/11/2020 10:43:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/4/20
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson "continues to make very good progress" in his recovery from coronavirus, a Downing Street spokesman said Saturday. Meanwhile, UK health officials said the death toll from coronavirus has reached 9,875...
  • We'll sing again! After the Queen reminded Britain of her greatest hit, your chance to join in a moving mass sing-along with Dame Vera Lynn to celebrate VE Day

    04/11/2020 8:38:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2020 | Frances Hardy
    Four simple words, but to a nation in lockdown they offer comfort and hope. When the Queen assured us in a public address this week, 'We will meet again', she was quoting from Dame Vera Lynn's most iconic wartime song. In doing so, Her Majesty gave us reason to soldier on in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with the promise of brighter days and reunions with our loved ones to come. At her home in East Sussex, Dame Vera, who turned 103 last month, listened attentively to Her Majesty's TV broadcast. The two women have a warm affiliation stretching...
  • Pictured: Police waiting to intercept private jet full of billionaires and young women trying to get to £50,000-a-night luxury villa in the south of France during coronavirus lockdown

    04/11/2020 8:31:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2020 | Paul Thompson
    This is the sight that greeted a group of billionaires after they attempted to land in the south of France and travel to their £50,000 a night luxury villa during the coronavirus lockdown. The party of ten, three businessmen, three young women and various staff, were planning to fly by helicopter to a stunning £60m villa called Alang Alang where they would stay during the Covid-19 pandemic. But customs and police officers barred them from stepping off the jet and ordered them to return to the UK following a three-hour standoff on the tarmac. Video obtained by Mail Online -...
  • Coronavirus in New York: A paramedic's diary

    04/11/2020 4:56:44 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/11/2020 | BBC
    There's only one patient we've seen so far who I feel wasn't Covid-19 and that's because it was a suicide. Imagine: I was there and my brain felt relief. This person's dead and it's a suicide. I felt relief that it was a regular job. It is now around 11:00 and I've done about six cardiac arrests. In normal times, a medic gets two or three in a week, maybe. You can have a busy day sometimes, but never this. Never this. The seventh call gets to me. We walk in and there's a woman on the floor. I see...
  • Hundreds of bodies are being recovered from New York City homes every day but are NOT included in coronavirus death count even if they had symptoms - as the city increases burials in mass graves on Hart Island

    04/10/2020 4:46:00 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 96 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 10:17 EDT, 10 April 2020 | Updated: 15:18 EDT, 10 April 2020 | Emily Crane
    Hundreds of people dying in their homes or on the street in New York City are not being including in the coronavirus death count even if they had symptoms; suggesting the city may be significantly under-counting its COVID-19 fatalities. Data from the NYC fire department shows that 1,125 people died in their homes or on the street in the first five days of April alone, which is more than eight times the number of deaths recorded this time last year when when 131 people died. The daily tally of residents who died at home with coronavirus-like symptoms exploded from 45...
  • Donald Trump insists deaths will be 'far lower' than 100,000

    04/09/2020 11:44:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 25 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 9 April 2020 | EMILY GOODIN
    Donald Trump says there will not be mass testing for all Americans when the economy reopens but insists deaths will be 'far lower' than 100,000 As White House shares hope of getting people back to work in early May President Donald Trump predicted deaths from the coronavirus in the United States will be much lower than 100,000 'You are looking at a much lower level than the level of, I hope the level of 100,000,' he said at the daily White House briefing 'It's working America,' Vice President Pence said of containment measures President Trump also said the economy was...