The Latest: Switzerland signs vaccine deal with Moderna

BEIJING — China’s capital is reporting its first new case of locally transmitted COVID-19 in a week. State media said Friday the case in Beijing is linked to a recent outbreak in the northern port city of Dalian. Beijing has registered only a few scattered new cases since containing a June outbreak linked to a […]

Coronation Street fans ‘work out’ what Geoff has done to Elaine amid death fears

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‘In the last hours of my life, you inspired me’: Civil Rights icon John Lewis urged Black Lives Matters protesters to ‘redeem the soul of America’ and ‘answer the highest calling of your heart’ in powerful essay written just before his death

JOHN LEWIS’ FINAL MESSAGE While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference […]

EU wants tech giants to do more to counter virus fake news

A senior European Union official warned online platforms like Google and Facebook on Wednesday to step up the fight against fake news coming notably from countries like China and Russia, but she praised the approach of Twitter for fact-checking a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump. Unveiling a plan to fight disinformation linked to the […]

The King Is Alive

The Americans, Ray (Bruce Davison) and Liz (Janet McTeer), are a couple of swingers, always torturing each other with hints of infidelity. Liz eventually goes off for what looks like a sexual tryst with the driver “just to piss off my husband”. Chris Walker and Lia Williams play a boorish northern bloke and his timid […]

‘If we need to take action we will not hesitate’: Rishi Sunak warns travellers amid fears FRANCE could be the next holiday destination to face UK curbs due to rising coronavirus cases

France’s covid testing teams down tools – for summer holidays: Laboratory staff head off on vacation just as signs of a second wave strike leaving country struggling with demands for tests France is facing new coronavirus testing troubles as dozens of labs close to allow staff a summer holiday despite signs that a second wave is […]

Fears for thousands of holidays on the continent as travel experts warn France ‘is highly likely’ to be added to the 14-day quarantine list following a dramatic rise in coronavirus infections

France’s covid testing teams down tools – for summer holidays: Laboratory staff head off on vacation just as signs of a second wave strike leaving country struggling with demands for tests France is facing new coronavirus testing troubles as dozens of labs close to allow staff a summer holiday despite signs that a second wave is […]

EXCLUSIVE: Female firefighter dubbed ‘Bride of Beirut’ is buried in emotional funeral as her heroic colleagues who broke into doomed warehouse as blaze took hold are named

An official source familiar with preliminary investigations blamed the incident on negligence. Lebanese citizens directed anger at politicians who have overseen decades of state corruption and bad governance that plunged the nation into financial crisis.   

Friday briefing: Vulnerable children left in filthy cells, says custody monitor

Knock me down with a huruhuru – A Canadian brewery and a leather store in New Zealand have found themselves in a hairy situation after unwittingly using a Māori language word for pubic hair, huruhuru, to name their brands. They had intended an alternative meaning: it can also be used for feather, wool or fur. […]

San Francisco pushes back reopening timeline for indoor dining, outdoor bars

“Although this is clearly both a disappointment and a financial blow for our industry, our biggest concerns remain with the health of our workers, patrons and residents of the state,” said Golden Gate Restaurant Association Executive Director Laurie Thomas in a statement to SFGATE. “We are encouraged that outside dining is still allowed, and want […]