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Coronavirus live news: Spanish authorities hope cases peaking as global number exceeds 600,000

China eases quarantine in Wuhan; police fire tear gas at commuters in Kenya; Japan announces giant economic package. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceWuhan eases quarantineLockdowns linked to rise in domestic violenceSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT The European Union has granted Tunisia 250 million euros in aid to help it cope with the economic and social effects of the coronavirus outbreak, EU ambassador Patrice Bergamini said on Saturday in a tweet.Tunisi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Kenya, Tunisia, Wuhan


UK researchers develop new low-cost, rapid COVID-19 test that could even be used at home

A new type of test developed by UK researchers from the Brunel University London, Lancaster University and the University of Surrey can provide COVID-19 detection in as little as 30 minutes, using hand-held hardware that costs as little as £100 (around $120 USD) with individual swab sample kits that cost around $5 per person. The test is based on existing technology that has been used in the Philippines for testing viral spread in chickens, but it’s been adapted by researchers for use with COVID...
Tags: Health, TC, UK, Science, Medicine, China, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Philippines, United Kingdom, Fda, Biotech, Software Testing, University of Surrey


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China; Belgium hospital admissions rise by 50% in a day

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – livePrince Charles tests positive for Covid-19See all our coronavirus coverage 1.35pm GMT Canadian banks on Tuesday followed US heavyweights in offering one-time bonuses and extra paid days off to customer-service employees who are required to work in branches and call...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Coronavirus live news: some London tube stations to close while Hubei reports no new cases

Australia and New Zealand announce border closures, Japan’s deputy PM calls Olympics ‘cursed’ Coronavirus latest: at a glanceFollow our Australia coronavirus live blogSee all our coronavirus coverageShare your experiences 10.30am GMT Russia has recorded its first death from coronavirus. 10.20am GMT The European Union’s industry chief has called on Netflix and other streaming services to take action to reduce congestion on the internet, amid surging demand as millions of people confined t...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, London, Australia, Russia, Africa, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Netflix, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


World virus infections hit 200,000; Borders jammed in Europe

By DAVID RISING and CHRIS BLAKE BERLIN — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people infected worldwide crested the 200,000 mark and deaths topped 8,000, with the number of people now recovered at more than 82,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins Univer...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, New York, Science, Milan, London, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Mexico, La, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin


Coronavirus: EU brings in travel ban as France enters 'war' footing

Macron tells citizens to prepare for ‘long and difficult crisis’ as country goes into lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU has endorsed the strictest travel ban in its history as France joined Italy and Spain in full lockdown and Donald Trump told Americans to change their behaviour, acknowledging for the first time that beating the coronavirus could take months.EU leaders on Tuesday suspended all travel into the passport-free Schengen zone by non-EU nationa...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Poland, Donald Trump, Macron, Austria Hungary, Coronavirus outbreak


Brexit threatens UK’s ability to respond to a future pandemic

The coronavirus should remind us of just why international cooperation is so important in reducing the threat of infectious disease• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageBrexit threatens the UK’s ability to respond to the novel coronavirus and future pandemicsThe coronavirus pandemic could not have come at a worse time for the UK and its citizens. Just as UK government ministers are digging in for the really difficult part of Brexit, the negotiations on future relationsh...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, China, Eu, European Union, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Brexit, Coronavirus outbreak


'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over Covid-19

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over coronavirus

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Spain to enter state of emergency as EU nations step up coronavirus measures

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China Spain has said it will declare a state of emergency as European governments and EU institutions take further radical steps to stem the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak and cushion its economic impact.The virus was now present in all 27 EU states and had infected more than 25,000 people, authorities said, prompting many countries to strengthen their response to the crisis beyond closures of schools, unive...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Spain declares state of emergency as EU nations step up coronavirus measures

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China The Spanish government is to declare a state of emergency as European national governments and EU institutions scramble to impose further restrictions to stem the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic and cushion its economic impact.The virus is now present in all 27 EU states and has infected more than 25,000 people, authorities said, prompting many countries to toughen their response to the crisis beyond cl...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


European countries take radical steps to combat coronavirus

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China Governments, central banks and EU ministers have taken further radical steps to stem the spread of the coronavirus and cushion its economic impact, as evidence grew that in China the outbreak has passed its peak and in South Korea it is easing.The Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 135,000 people and killed nearly 5,000 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins university tracker, disrupting travel, closi...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Airports in the EU Devolve Into Chaos Over Trump's Inaccurate Covid-19 Address

Travelers at European airports faced chaos, surging prices, and uncertainty as they scrambled to react to Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement that severe restrictions would be imposed on travel from the continent to the U.S.—made significantly worse by a series of bullshit claims made by the president during his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Air Travel, European Union, Aviation, Outbreak, Airlines, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Huge Holes in the EU's New Climate Law Proposal

The European Commission’s released its long-awaited climate law proposal in Brussels on Wednesday. It would commit the 27 nations in the EU to become carbon neutral by 2050. To pass, the law needs the approval of the European Parliament and the EU’s 27 member states. But it’s got some pretty serious shortcomings.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Brussels, European Parliament, New Green Deal


Coronavirus live updates: first case confirmed at European Union offices

More cases in Scotland and Ireland, Italians in India test positive while Facebook says it will take down hoax claimsCoronavirus epidemic in UK is likely, says chief medical officerFears of global slowdown grow as US stimulus fails to rally marketsWhite House’s ‘muzzled’ messaging is dangerous, experts sayPodcast: Is Britain prepared for a mass outbreak of the coronavirus?Share your experiences 12.31pm GMT Brighton College, an independent day and boarding school in south east England, is one...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, Biology, Scotland, India, US, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Thailand, Britain, Ireland


Beating Covid-19? The new chancellor shouldn’t budget on it

Rishi Sunak’s job of drawing up his first budget in Brexit Britain was already complicated enough before coronavirus arrivedEconomic forecasting, at the best of times, is an uncertain task. For the purposes of forecasting the outlook for the British economy, this is not the best of times.Brexit uncertainty continues in that the negotiations on our future relationship with the EU are only just beginning. It is not obvious that any deal will be reached but, even if it is, the deal will be pretty t...
Tags: Politics, Science, Budget, Eu, European Union, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Brexit Britain, Rishi Sunak, Budget 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


New coronavirus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY SEOUL, South Korea — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed new threats far beyond. In Italy, authorities set up roadblocks, called off soccer matches and shuttered sites including the famed La Scala opera house. In Iran, a report of dozens of deaths in a single city emerged as...
Tags: Health, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, London, News, China, Uncategorized, Sport, European Union, World news, Iran, Afghanistan, Austria


How to Be an Expatriate in 2020

Two years ago, Chuck Burgess and Kerstin Michaelsen were comfortably set up in New York City with good careers, a home in Manhattan and another in the Hamptons. But they yearned for something more. Not more in the sense of material things but in the satisfaction derived from new adventures and new lands. They fantasized about moving abroad -- an idea that seemed more attractive as the couple, both 50, settled into midlife.Ultimately it was a "heightened sense of our mortality," Burgess said, tha...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, New York, Science, Mexico, Germany, Virginia, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, Atlanta, Spain, Barcelona, European Union, Taiwan, United States


UK’s expensive visa fees 'could deter NHS staff and scientists'

High cost of entry under immigration overhaul will put off applicants, says thinktankThe UK’s “sky-high” visa fees could deter vital NHS staff and the “brightest and best” scientists that Boris Johnson wants to attract as part of his new immigration policy, experts have warned.Nurses, lab technicians, engineers and tech experts who currently flock to the UK from the EU may not be able to afford to do so if the prime minister’s proposed immigration overhaul becomes law. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Money, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Work & careers, Foreign Policy, Migration


Europe Made A Name On Wrangling Big Tech. Now, It Wants To Profit From It

While the European Commission might be better known as a force that cracks down on some of the egregious practices of stateside companies, today the folks across the pond laid out an ambitious plan to bolster their own tech prowess—ethically.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, European Union, European Commission, American Exceptionalism, Tech Giants


New EU science chief warns of drop-off in UK research funding

Mauro Ferrari joins organisation at a tricky time and says his focus is on identifying ‘breakthrough people’At the age of 43, Mauro Ferrari astonished his peers by giving up his career as a highly regarded professor of engineering at the University of California in Berkeley to enrol at medical school.He had been driven to find a cure for the cancer that had killed his wife at the age of 32, leaving him alone with three traumatised children. “I feel comfortable talking about this now – I didn’t f...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, European Union, World news, News Corporation, Research funding, University of California in Berkeley, Mauro Ferrari


Alphabet CEO Sides With EU on Facial-Recognition Tech Moratorium, But Microsoft Isn't Convinced

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently came out in support of a European Union proposal for instating a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology until officials beef up privacy regulations.Read more...
Tags: Google, Europe, Science, Microsoft, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Regulation, Ai, Facial Recognition, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Privacy And Security, Facial Recognition Tech, Deepfakes


Exposure to chemicals in drinking water associated with 5% of annual bladder cancer burden in Europe

Macro study analyzes for the first time the presence and health impact of trihalomethanes in tap water in 26 European Union countries.
Tags: Europe, Science, European Union


Top UK Websites' Annoying Pop-Ups Aren't Even Doing GDPR Right, Study Finds

It’s been more than a year and a half since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, but the internet’s still a long way from getting compliance right.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Privacy, European Union, Gdpr, CCPA


Albania earthquake kills 16; rescuers hunt for survivors

By LLAZAR SEMINI and VISAR KRYEZIU THUMANE, Albania — Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 16 people and injured more than 600. The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was followed by multiple aftershocks. In nearby Bosnia, another temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck southeast of the capital and rattled Sarajevo. There were no imme...
Tags: Science, News, Uncategorized, Sport, European Union, World news, Soccer, United States, Earthquakes, Serbia, Athens, Albania, Montenegro, Balkans, Bosnia, Tirana


Albania earthquake kills 14; rescuers hunt for survivors

By LLAZAR SEMINI and VISAR KRYEZIU THUMANE, Albania — Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 14 people and injured more than 600. The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was followed by multiple aftershocks. In nearby Bosnia, another temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck southeast of the capital and rattled Sarajevo. There were no imme...
Tags: Science, News, Uncategorized, Sport, European Union, World news, Soccer, United States, Earthquakes, Serbia, Athens, Albania, Montenegro, Balkans, Bosnia, Tirana


EU hopes US will rethink choice to pull out of climate pact

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has voiced regret at the U.S. government’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and expressed hopes that one of the world’s biggest CO2 emitters will backpedal on its decision and rejoin. European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Tuesday that the global deal signed in 2015 remains […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, US, Eu, European Union, Ap, Nation, Paris, European Commission, Brussels, Mina Andreeva


Report: EU Antitrust Officials Are Looking Into Apple Pay, iPhone NFC Chips

Officials across the European Union have already made their thoughts on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project clear. Now those concerns have extended to Apple Pay, with EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager’s office probing whether the company’s pre-installed mobile payments software is playing dirty with the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Facebook, Science, Technology, Eu, European Union, Antitrust, Mobile Payments, Apple Pay, Margrethe Vestager, Apple Wallet, Contactless Payment


The World Just Had Another Month of Record Heat

The summer of shocking global heat has continued into the fall. New data released by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the European Union’s climate agency, shows that last month tied for the hottest September on record. This adds to the stunning string of record or near-record heat the world has been…Read more...
Tags: Science, European Union, Records, Heat, ECMWF, Copernicus Climate Change Service, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason


This year's ozone hole could be the smallest it has been in 30 years

For decades, scientists have closely observed the ozone layer, which protects Earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This year, just in time for World Ozone Day, the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) announced the state of the ozone hole — its size is the smallest it has been in the past 30 years. Ozone is created in our atmosphere when the sun’s high-energy UV rays rupture the stable covalent bonds of atmospheric oxygen (O2) molecules, transformi...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Environment, European Union, Bbc, United Nations, Meteorology, Montreal, Ozone, WMO, Cams, World Meteorological Organization WMO, Ozone Layer, Ozone Hole, Ozone Healing



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