Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020
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'Follow COVID-19 rules if you want students home for Christmas', says UK minister
Sky, 28 Sep 2020
The government is under mounting pressure to give students a guarantee that they will be allowed to go home for Christmas.
Fears have been raised after a series of coronavirus outbreaks at universities.
The Culture Secretary said students would be able to see their families - so long as everyone follows new COVID-19 restrictions.
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US election: President-elect Joe Biden unveils his economic team
CA, 02 Dec 2020
United States President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his economic team Tuesday amid growing concerns about the pace of the nation’s economic recovery.
Michigan governor wants state-based stimulus plan
AP, 02 Dec 2020
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer calls on the Michigan Legislature to pass an economic stimulus plan, arguing the state can't wait for the federal government to act (Dec.
Mnuchin, Powell push for more small business aid
Reuters, 02 Dec 2020
Top U.S. economic officials urged Congress to provide more help for small businesses amid a surging coronavirus pandemic and concern that relief from a vaccine may not arrive in...
What to expect once FDA approves a COVID-19 vaccine
CBS, 02 Dec 2020
The first coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna could become available by mid-December.
Germany: Trier officials react after car tears through pedestrian zone killing at least 2
AFP, 02 Dec 2020
The mayor of Trier and the police spokesperson react after a baby was among at least four people killed and several injured when a car tore through a pedestrian shopping street ...
Barr names John Durham as special counsel in Russia origins probe
FOX, 02 Dec 2020
Attorney General Bill Barr says US Attorney John Durham will stay on as special counsel in the Russia probe; Former DOJ Deputy Public Affairs Director Ian Prior reacts.
WATCH LIVE: CDC Advisory Committee discusses COVID-19 immunization practices
PBS, 02 Dec 2020
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McConnell Claims 'We Just Don't Have Time To Waste Time' On Covid Relief | NBC News NOW
NBC, 02 Dec 2020
After a bipartisan group of lawmakers put forward a framework coronavirus relief, Sen.
🇦🇫 Is Afghanistan being left to fend for itself? | The Stream
Al Jazeera, 02 Dec 2020
Afghanistan’s security vacuum Afghanistan is bracing for further security challenges following the US’s announcement that it will nearly halve its troop presence in the country.
Japanese company reveals 18 meter tall ‘Gundam’ robot
DW, 02 Dec 2020
It was due to feature at the Gundam Factory Yokohama, a new attraction that will allow fans to get up close and personal with the creation and learn about how it was created.
Eritrea refugees in Ethiopia ‘run out of food’
BBC, 02 Dec 2020
Thousands of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's conflict-hit northern region of Tigray have run out of food, the UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, has said.
'Our family didn't have to be gutted': Nurse who lost husband and mom to virus
CNN, 02 Dec 2020
ICU nurse Lizanne Jennings speaks with CNN's Kate Bolduan about losing her mother and husband to Covid-19, only three days apart.
Azerbaijan rolls into Lachin district, the last area ceded by Armenia
FRANCE24, 01 Dec 2020
Azerbaijan’s forces have moved into the Lachin district, the final region Armenia ceded to the country as part of a Russia-brokered peace deal to end six weeks of fighting in Na...
Gender issue | Child removed from family as parents refuse sex reassignment therapy
RT, 01 Dec 2020
An Australian child has been seized from its parents following a court decision after they refused requests for a gender change.
Looted horse head statue returns to China's Old Summer Palace after 160 years
CGTN, 01 Dec 2020
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video A bronze horse head looted by foreign forces from Yuanmingyuan, the Old Summer Palace, in Beijing was returned on Tuesday after 160 years.
'Tough but fair' tier system necessary to prevent another national lockdown, says Gove
Guardian, 01 Dec 2020
Michael Gove insisted the government's 'rigorous' new tier system is necessary to prevent another national lockdown before the roll out of Covid vaccines.
Curtain up for family Christmas panto? Why the show may still go on in Surrey
ITV, 01 Dec 2020
It is the Christmas cheer so many of us need. With curtains down and theatres closed, it looked like all pantomimes were going to close in 2020.
Thousands of Indian farmers protest against market reforms as government talks fail to ease anger
SCMP, 01 Dec 2020
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Indian farmers burned effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and shouted slogans on November 28...
China: Family members fear for Hong Kong protestor Wong Wai Yin, detained in Shenzhen
Sky, 01 Dec 2020
The family of a man detained in mainland China after fleeing Hong Kong by boat believes a letter he sent was written under duress.
Credit Suisse Picks Horta-Osorio for Chairman
Bloomberg, 01 Dec 2020
Dec.01 -- Credit Suisse Group AG is proposing that its new chairman will be the outgoing CEO of Lloyds Banking Group Plc, Antonio Horta-Osorio.