Facebook, Twitter remove Russia-linked accounts in Ghana targeting U.S.

Facebook said its investigation found links to an NGO in Ghana called EBLA, or “Eliminating Barriers to the Liberation of Africa,” and individuals associated with past activity by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), a St Petersburg-based “troll factory” that U.S. intelligence officials say aimed to interfere in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

Over half of Britons say government was too slow on coronavirus: poll

The Ipsos MORI poll, carried out online between March 27 and March 30 showed 56% of respondents believed the government’s enforcement of social distancing measures was taken too late, compared with 4% who felt that they were taken too soon.

Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs

Sehdev said celebrities received the best reception when they stuck to messages that urged people to follow official and scientific guidelines, or shared personal stories in an authentic way, like when actors Tom Hanks and Idris Elba announced they had the virus.

Over half of Britons say government was too slow on virus: poll

LONDON (Reuters) – More than a half of Britons think Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was too slow to order a lockdown to counter the spread of coronavirus, according an opinion poll published on Thursday.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro isolated, weakened by coronavirus denial

FEAR OF A DEPRESSION Even before coronavirus struck, Brazil’s $1.8 trillion economy was unlikely to eke out more than anemic growth this year. And with 40% of Brazil’s workforce in the informal sector, prolonged quarantines would dramatically raise poverty levels – including among Bolsonaro’s supporters.

Under pressure, UK government promises 100,000 daily coronavirus tests

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health minister promised a tenfold increase in the number of daily tests for coronavirus by the end of the month after the government faced criticism for failing to roll out mass checks for health workers and the public.

Putin takes coronavirus precautions as Moscow unveils tracking app

‘DIGITAL CONCENTRATION CAMP’ Russia expanded its coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday to cover more of its sprawling territory as the official tally of infections rose to 2,777, after increasing by 440 on one day. Twenty-four people have died in Russia, the authorities say.

Malaysians send 3D-printed masks, meals to front-line coronavirus medics

Malaysia has one of the most serious coronavirus outbreaks in the region with more than 3,000 infections. After reports medical staff were facing a shortage of protective gear, an army of volunteers stepped up to produce hundreds of face shields at a workshop with 3D-printing and carving machines.

Commentary: Forty years on, Moscone-Milk political legacy still matters

At least four current and former big city mayors are thought to be considering a bid for the White House when voters go to the polls in 2020. These candidates range from representatives of the progressive left like Bill de Blasio to more business-oriented mayors like Michael Bloomberg, who preceded de Blasio as mayor of […]

COLUMN-Commentary: Forty years on, Moscone-Milk political legacy still matters

We will never know what George Moscone’s San Francisco would have looked like because hours before he was going to announce the appointment of Don Horanzy to replace the reactionary Dan White, giving the mayor a majority on the city’s legislature, White shot the mayor at point blank range and then walked down the hall […]