Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Monday that the chamber should not go on recess without passing the huge relief measure, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., offered a jobless benefit proposal that’s more generous than a pending GOP alternative. Both are facing closer-than-hoped reelection bids in states that should be easy holds for Republicans.

Indian PM lays foundation of temple at razed mosque site

The symbolism was impossible to miss since Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party had long pledged in its manifesto to strip disputed Kashmir’s autonomy and to build a temple to the Hindu god Ram where the Mughal-era mosque once stood.

VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES AUGUST 4

Bamboo Airway is working on recovering all of its domestic routes following the COVID-19 hiatus. According to the latest data from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, the airline’s throughput in June surpassed that in the same period last year. In the first five months of 2020 it also posted the highest on-time performance (OTP) […]

Coronavirus: Queensland to close border to New South Wales

How did the virus re-emerge in Australia? Why did Melbourne’s lockdown fail to prevent more cases? Infections in Melbourne over the past month make up more than half of Australia’s total cases since the pandemic began.

Lorraine Kelly savages Matt Hancock for government ‘smashing lockdown rules to smithereens’

He said: “Over the whole of the UK the number of deaths is now lower than it usually is at this time of year, which is good news and we have taken that action to move from a full blown national lockdown to more and more local action.

Countries criticize China for sending – and resending – faulty coronavirus test kits, supplies

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker bought $17 million worth of masks from China after claiming the Trump administration was not helping hard-hit states. The money was spent on Chinese KN95 masks which the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said were an alternative to the hard-to-find N95 masks.

Loved Christine Lampard’s Loose Women dress? We’ve found the PERFECT dupes

BUY NOW Meanwhile, Christine and husband Frank have been giving fans a rare insight into their family life by sharing photos of their incredible London home during lockdown. The couple lives in London with their daughter Patricia, one, as well as Frank’s daughters Luna and Isla from his former relationship with Elen Rivas.

Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic.But President Donald Trump, claiming the company wasn’t moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act, which gives the government broad authority to direct companies to meet […]

Christine Lampard twins with daughter Patricia in adorable denim outfits

The button-down number boasted a belt knotted around the waist and was perfectly paired with some Birkenstock sandals, which have made a big comeback this summer! Christine’s classic Madrid pair are just £55 – a worthy investment for the footwear staple.

SMFG to invest in British asset manager with eye on ESG bonds: sources

SMFG, Japan’s second-largest lender by assets, will invest $20 million in the London-based company this year and up to another $5 million over the next few years depending on AIM’s performance, said the sources, who declined to be identified because the information has not been made public.