Early May bank holiday 2020 to be moved to coincide with VE Day

He added: “VE Day marked an historic moment in not only our nation’s but the world’s history and it is important that we commemorate this great occasion on its 75th anniversary. Honouring those who did their duty, whether on the battlefields of Europe or through their efforts and sacrifices here at home.”

New Zealand records first new Covid-19 cases in 102 days

The latest case in New Zealand was diagnosed on Monday in a person in their 50s who lives in South Auckland; a second test on Tuesday also tested positive. The person had no history of overseas travel.

New Zealand reinstates coronavirus restrictions after first locally-transmitted case in 102 days

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed four new locally transmitted coronavirus cases on Tuesday night, and announced that New Zealand’s most populous city, Auckland, will temporarily see level three restrictions introduced for three days starting from midday on Wednesday.

Rise in UK Covid cases above 1,000 a day breached government target

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said of the rise in cases to more than 1,000 in a day: “The UK continues to have low levels of disease compared to the start of the pandemic and, thanks to our large testing capacity, we are able to detect more cases now than ever before. […]

Belarus Opposition Leader Flees the Country After Days of Bloody Protests

While European politicians discussed the return of economic sanctions on Belarus, which were lifted in 2016, leaders of Russia and China congratulated Lukashenko with victory. Russian officials often praise Belarus for being a comfortable buffer zone against NATO, a Russian-speaking ally, a transit territory for Russian goods. But even Russian politicians seemed shocked to see […]

Mary Trump Book Review: In The Chaos Of Donald Trump’s Presidency, Will His Niece’s Tell-All Matter?

The book draws on her experience as a clinical psychologist, as she gives a full rundown of the dynamics at work in the family that made Donald Trump who he is. The title — Too Much and Never Enough — is perhaps apt for this moment, as the president dominates each news cycle yet is […]

‘I Was in the Room Too’: Pompeo Calls Bolton ‘Traitor’, Refutes Upcoming Book’s Claims

On Wednesday, several US media published excerpts obtained from copies of Bolton’s book, “Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” before its scheduled release on 23 June. In the book, Bolton accuses US President Donald Trump of misusing his powers in a number of cases, including asking China for help in the 2020 election. […]

Priyanka Chopra debuts book cover for upcoming memoirs, Unfinished, shares details

The feeling of checking something off your “bucket list” gives you an indescribable sense of accomplishment…and that’s where I am in this moment. I’ve always wanted to write a book, but the timing never felt right. With each opportunity that presented itself, my first instinct was always to wait…because I wasn’t (and I’m still not) […]

Who wrote the Meghan and Harry book Finding Freedom and what’s it about?

Do Harry and Meghan know the authors? The authors met Harry and Meghan in the past, but have repeatedly said the pair did not contribute to the book.

Fact check: False Hitler quote on “World War 3”

Some social media users have been sharing a quote misattributed to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with his alleged view on the start of “World War 3”. The posts claim that Hitler considered America’s Black citizens the “true Hebrews” and further claim that Hitler’s death would prompt a new global conflict. This is inaccurate.