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UK holidaymakers returning from Spain decry 'unfair' coronavirus quarantine
28. julij 2020 (12:54)
Many face shortfall after government introduce 14-day period during which they cannot work or receive sick payHolidaymakers returning to the UK from Spain have spoken out about how they are facing a shortfall in income after the government introduced a 14-day quarantine period as they cannot work and do not receive occupational sick pay.“The government’s decision is ridiculously unfair,” said Alejandro Castrillo, 29, who works at a hotel in London and had been visiting family in Asturias, northern Spain. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Anthony Fauci denies Trump claim that he misled US public about coronavirus
28. julij 2020 (12:40)
Health expert says ‘I will just continue to do my job’Sinclair TV network pulls segment on Fauci conspiracy theoryDr Anthony Fauci insisted on Tuesday he had “not been misleading the American public under any circumstances” – countering a claim by Donald Trump that he had.The director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases has become a trusted public voice on the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Coronavirus live news: Germany warns against travel to parts of Spain; masks compulsory in Madrid
28. julij 2020 (12:39)
Three regions in Spain highlighted; global cases doubled in last six weeks; deaths worldwide pass 650,000Covid-19 still accelerating, warns WHO, as restrictions return in EuropeOutbreak in Xinjiang prompts fears of spread inside Uighur campsBerlin couple test positive for coronavirus after Manchester visitUK coronavirus updates – live 1.39pm BST The vast white marble floors surrounding Islam’s holiest site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, would normally be packed with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world the day before the hajj.On Tuesday, however, only a few officials and workers putting last minute preparations in place were seen at the Grand Mosque housing the Kaaba, the Associated Press reports.We are taking every step possible to make sure that this hajj will end with zero cases of Covid-19 and also with zero deaths in our total hajj numbers. 1.29pm BST Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Place depicted in Van Gogh's final painting found with help of postcard
28. julij 2020 (11:58)
French hillside scene in Tree Roots may have been painted hours before artist’s deathThe exact location from where Vincent van Gogh is likely to have painted his final masterpiece, perhaps just hours before his death, has been discovered with the help of a postcard.The scene in Tree Roots, a painting of trunks and roots growing on a hillside near the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris was first spotted on a card dating from 1900 to 1910 by Wouter van der Veen, the scientific director of the Institut Van Gogh. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Madeleine McCann: German police search garden in Hanover
28. julij 2020 (11:31)
German officials had recently identified 43-year-old man as suspect in 2007 disappearanceGerman police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal in 2007 have been searching a garden plot in the northern city of Hanover in connection with their investigation, prosecutors said. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Zimbabwe brands US ambassador 'a thug' as crackdown on dissent intensifies
28. julij 2020 (11:07)
Ruling Zanu-PF accuses US delegate of fomenting unrest ahead of planned anti-corruption demonstrationsZimbabwe’s ruling party has threatened the US ambassador with expulsion, amid an intensifying crackdown on opposition and union activists ahead of planned anti-corruption demonstrations on Friday.Officials from the Zanu-PF called ambassador Brian Nichols “a thug” who was fomenting unrest by funding protest organisers. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
I'm optimistic about a Brexit deal - despite the gloomy outlook | Charles Grant
28. julij 2020 (11:00)
Both Brussels and London have moved in talks, and both grasp the political advantages of even a minimal free trade agreement• Charles Grant is the director of the Centre for European ReformAfter six rounds of talks, the UK and the EU are far from reaching an accord on their future relationship. Both sides are warning that failure – meaning that Britain would leave after the transition period on 31 December without a deal – is a real prospect. Those working for Michel Barnier, the EU negotiator, complain that the British have wasted July by refusing to offer meaningful compromises.Failure is certainly possible. But a deal this year is more likely, for several reasons. First, there has been more progress than one might suppose from the public comments of Barnier and David Frost, the UK negotiator. The EU has hinted at a softer line on fisheries and state aid, and agreed that an arbitration mechanism rather than the European court of justice should adjudicate on disputes. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Former NT police assistant commissioner Peter Bravos allegedly raped female colleague, court hears
28. julij 2020 (10:55)
An ACT judge is presiding over a rape trial that has begun in the Northern Territory supreme courtOne of the Northern Territory’s most powerful police officers raped a female colleague after a night out at a ball, a Darwin court has been told.The supreme court jury trial began on Tuesday for the former NT police assistant commissioner Peter Bravos, 53, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Australian government has no modelling on effect of university fee hikes, official reveals
28. julij 2020 (09:54)
It is not clear if recent funding changes will encourage students to study science instead of humanities, the Covid-19 parliamentary inquiry hearsEducation department officials have revealed the government has no modelling about whether university funding changes will incentivise students to study science instead of humanities, the rationale for fee hikes provided by Dan Tehan.The department’s deputy secretary of higher education, Rob Heferen, told the Covid-19 inquiry on Tuesday fee changes had produced “muted” results in the past and declined to answer questions about why the price of some courses such as social work will be increased by 113%. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency
28. julij 2020 (09:39)
Head of disease control agency ‘worried’ by Germany’s 557 new cases every dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNegligence is to blame for a worrying rise in coronavirus cases in Germany, the head of the country’s disease control agency has said in his first news conference in weeks.Over the past seven days, Germany has registered an average of 557 new cases a day, up from around 350 in early June. Continue reading... (The Guardian)