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Wuhan ends lockdown; Virus strains medical workers to limits

By DANICA KIRKA AND ELENA BECATOROS LONDON — After 76 days in lockdown, the Chinese city at the heart of the global pandemic reopened Wednesday and tens of thousands immediately hopped on trains and planes to leave. Elsewhere, the economic, political and psychological toll of fighting the virus grew increasingly clear and more difficult to bear. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care, the first major world leader confirmed to have COVID-19. His condition was ...
Tags: Health, Business, Japan, New York, London, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington, France, China, Uncategorized, Spain, Sport, World news, Beijing


Call for common EU approach to apps and data to fight COVID-19 and protect citizens’ rights

The European Commission has responded to the regional scramble for apps and data to help tackle the coronavirus crisis by calling for a common EU approach to boost the effectiveness of digital interventions and ensure key rights and freedoms are respected. The European Union’s executive body wants to ensure Member States’ individual efforts to use data and tech tools to combat COVID-19 are aligned and can interoperate across borders — and therefore be more effective, given the virus does n...
Tags: Europe, France, China, Germany, Singapore, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Pepp, Didier Reynders, Germany Switzerland, Veale, Lukasz Olejnik


Netflix Joins Forces With Audiens to Set Up Relief Fund For French Crews, Artists

Netflix has joined forces with Audiens, the social protection group of the French cultural sector, to set up an emergency fund for local freelance artists and crew members. Netflix is set to inject €1 million ($1.09 million) into the fund that’s being set up with Audiens, in collaboration with France’s National Film Board (CNC). The […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Netflix, National Film Board CNC


Uber for Business expands its corporate Eats delivery feature to 20 more countries

Uber for Business, a platform designed for corporate customers, is expanding its food delivery Eats product to more than 20 countries this year, in response to a surge in demand as more employees work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The expansion kicks off Wednesday, starting with Brazil, Canada, France and the UK. The ride-hailing company launched Business for Uber in 2014 to give companies a tool that would streamline payments for rides taken by their employees and clients. In 2018,...
Tags: Food, TC, Transportation, Uber, UK, France, Tech, Brazil, Food Delivery, Uber Eats, Uber for Business, Brazil Canada France, Business for Uber, Eats Uber


eBay Finds: Bottecchia Equipe SLX vintage bike

A similar set-up to Greg LeMond's 1989 Tour de France-winning road machine
Tags: News, Ebay, France, Lifestyle, Greg LeMond, Bottecchia Equipe SLX


We Got Married Over Zoom, From Two Different Cities

Welcome to Love Lockdown: a weekly column about how people are navigating romantic relationships in the time of coronavirus. This week, Mehreen, from Essex, tells Alice Snape about marrying her fiancé Charlie last weekend over Zoom.“I was always going to be at my parents’ house in Essex on the morning of my wedding – although I didn’t imagine this. Me getting ready in my childhood bedroom, in isolation with my parents. Doing my own makeup from my party palette, rather than the bridal look I’d pl...
Tags: UK, London, News, France, Lifestyle, Essex, Sri Lanka, Charlie, I am Muslim, Mehreen, Alice Snape


Hong Kong expats rush to send masks home

The face mask has become a priceless commodity, but it is much easier to find in some places than in others. In Hong Kong, where masks were once hard to find a few months ago, supplies have now bounced back. Yolanda Caravaca Lopez is one of those now stocking up -- but not for herself. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SPANISH NATIONAL LIVING IN HONG KONG, EXECUTIVE COACH YOLANDA CARAVACA LOPEZ, SAYING: "I got four packs of face masks. And each pack has fifty pieces. And it's going to be sent to Spain ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, News, France, Spain, Lopez, Yolanda Caravaca Lopez


Europe Struggles to Agree on a Plan to Stem Virus Recession

(Bloomberg) -- Divisions among the European Union’s finance ministers threatened to derail, or at least delay, the bloc’s attempt to put forward a bold strategy aimed at mitigating the economic impact of the global pandemic.An emergency teleconference that started Tuesday dragged on until Wednesday morning, as the region’s finance chiefs struggled to reconcile their contrasting visions, forcing negotiations to continue through the night. A press conference was tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. B...
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Eu, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, European Central Bank, World, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Brussels, European Investment Bank, ESM


The Latest: European Union science official resigns

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— New York City records more deaths from virus than 9-11.—Trump criticizes World Health Organization for virus response.—France reaches 10,000 coronavirus deaths.—U.N. estimates loss of 195 millon full-time jobs in 2nd quarter.___BRUSSELS — The chief of th...
Tags: New York, News, NYC, Washington, France, White House, China, Germany, Russia, New York City, US, Atlanta, Georgia, Eu, European Union, World


Pandemic Stories from Readers Around the World

In the latest issue of the kottke.org newsletter sent out on Sunday evening, I asked readers if they would share what they’ve been up to during the pandemic and how their families and communities are coping. I received a bunch of responses and beginning today, I’m going to publish some of their experiences here and in the newsletter. Thanks to everyone who wrote in. The hope is that sharing these experiences will make us all feel a little more connected and a little less alone. In this first in...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Mississippi, France, China, India, US, Usda, Bbc, Canada, South Africa, Wyoming, Italy, Brazil, Kansas, Ohio


NYC Death Toll Eclipses Number Killed In World Trade Center On 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 3,200 Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the first major world leader hospitalized with the virus. The twin developments came even as the crisis seemed to be easing or at least stabilizing, by some measures, in New York and parts of Europe, though health officials warned people at nearly every turn not to l...
Tags: Europe, Japan, New York, London, News, Abc, France, China, Milwaukee, New York City, Spain, Ap, Britain, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Shinzo Abe


French footballers strike deal to reduce wages

Paris (AFP) – Footballers and clubs in France’s top two leagues have reached a non-binding agreement over a “temporary” pay cut during the coronavirus crisis, the national players’ union (UNFP) said Tuesday. “We approved the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Afp, UNFP


Disney Plus Launches in France After Two-Week Delay

Disney Plus has finally launched France on Tuesday after being delayed by two weeks at the behest of the French government, which feared the service would overload the country’s internet networks during the coronavirus lockdown. The streaming service launched in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland on March 24. The Walt Disney […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Switzerland, Walt Disney, Canal Plus, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Disney Plus Launches, Ireland Germany Italy Spain Austria


Amazon confirms 2 more cases of the novel coronavirus at facilities in Ohio

An employee told Business Insider there were two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Amazon facilities outside Cleveland, Ohio. In a statement on Monday, Amazon confirmed the information, saying the infected persons are in recovery. Dozens of Amazon workers have caught COVID-19, but the company has declined to reveal how many of its locations have been affected. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon has confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 at facilities in Ohio, following an e...
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Pop Culture Imports: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ ‘Itaewon Class,’ ‘The Platform,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) As this quarantine wears on, I know you’re all bored enough that you will give a foreign film a try. And with studios releasing some of their biggest theatrical and festival hits on digital platforms early, now is never a better time. Neon’s romance for the ages, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, hit Hulu early last week, while Netflix has some word-of-mouth hits on its hands with the electric...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Movies, France, America, Spain, Netflix, Korea, Kim, Hulu, Seoul, William Golding, Snowpiercer, Moises Arias, Rachel, Marianne


Caribbean: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation

Caribbean Anguila April 7, 2020 General Restrictions: Anguilla ports are closed to all passenger vessels. Ferry flights in to pick up foreign nationals to return to home country are allowed. Allowed flights are considered on a case by case basis. Passenger Restrictions: Passengers are NOT allowed to enter Anguilla. No exceptions. Crew: Extended ground time and overnight stays are not permitted for crew. Expect quick turnarounds. Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed with no disembark...
Tags: South Korea, Usa, France, China, Iran, Grenada, United Kingdom, US military, Italy, Aviation, Jamaica, John, Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti, Caribbean


Channel migrants: Four boats intercepted crossing Channel

A fifth boat is rescued and returned to France after being spotted by a ferry near Calais.
Tags: UK, News, France


The Straw Man: Looking critically at claims about EV emissions

A completely interesting example of what is known as the Straw Man fallacy appeared in coverage of a study that appears in this month’s Nature Sustainability , on electric vehicle emissions. The lead author of the study, University of Nijmegen’s Dr Florian Knobloch told the BBC: “ The idea that electric vehicles could increase emissions is a complete myth. We’ve seen a lot of discussion about this recently, with lots of disinformation going around. We have run the numbers for all around the w...
Tags: Europe, UK, Sweden, France, China, US, Bbc, Ronald Reagan, Top Stories, Cambridge, Poland, The Netherlands, Birla Carbon, Straw Man, University of Nijmegen, Florian Knobloch


U.K. Records Highest Daily Deaths With Johnson in Intensive Care

(Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still being monitored in a critical care unit as the U.K.’s coronavirus crisis deepened, with the highest daily rise in deaths so far.After he was taken into intensive care Monday, Johnson, 55, remained in a stable condition receiving oxygen treatment, and has not been diagnosed with pneumonia or put on a ventilator, his officials said. A statement Tuesday evening said this was unchanged.But the prime minister’s personal struggle to recover from Co...
Tags: Health, England, London, News, France, Germany, David Cameron, Bloomberg, European Union, Bbc, Britain, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, LBC, Johnson


Official Trailer for Lawrence Fowler's 'The Jack in the Box' Horror Film

"Jack in the boxes were originally built in France to contain evil entities." 4Digital Media has unveiled an official trailer for a crazy low budget horror film titled The Jack in the Box, a new clown horror film from Welsh director Lawrence Fowler. We all know these freaky little jack in the box toys, so why not make one of them come alive. What an original horror concept, right? When a vintage Jack-in-the-box is unearthed and opened, its new owners soon have reason to believe the creepy cl...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, France, Jack, To Watch, Lawrence Fowler, 4Digital Media, Darrie Gardner


Big OPEC+ oil output cuts depend on U.S., others joining: sources - Reuters

Big OPEC+ oil output cuts depend on U.S., others joining: sources - Reuters:Saudi Arabia, Russia and allied oil producers will only agree to deep cuts to their crude output at talks this week if the United States and several others join in with curbs to help prop up prices that have been hammered by the coronavirus crisis.Global oil demand has dropped by as much as 30%, or about 30 million barrels per day (bpd), as measures to prevent the virus spreading have slashed demand for jet fuel, gasolin...
Tags: Travel, France, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, United States, Moscow, Donald Trump, Reuters, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabia Russia, OPEC OPEC


France: The Emergency Law Of March 23, 2020 Relating To The Covid-19 Outbreak Has Been Published Today: Main Provisions Concerning Employment Law - August Debouzy

This law expresses a state of sanitary emergency throughout the French territory for a 2-month period starting March 24, 2020.
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France: La loi d'urgence du 23 mars 2020 pour faire face à l'épidémie de Covid19 a été publiée ce jour : mesures principales concernant le droit du travail - August Debouzy

Cette loi déclare l'état d'urgence sanitaire sur l'ensemble du territoire national pour une durée de deux mois à compter du 24 mars 2019.
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How The World Could Exit Lockdown

Britain and France say even discussing lifting coronavirus restrictions would be a mistake.
Tags: News, France, Britain


5 Weird Easter Traditions From Around the World

Looking for a new way to celebrate Easter this year? To mark their collection of Easter-themed online slot games, we’ve teamed up with bgo.com to list the 5 weirdest holiday traditions around the world. From carving farm animals out of butter to eating chocolates shaped like Australian marsupials, check them out. 1. Whip Cracking in Slovakia In Slovakia, it’s not unusual for girls to be woken up by a cold bucket of water over their head during the Easter weekend. Dousing women with wat...
Tags: Entertainment, Australia, France, Russia, New Zealand, Slovakia, Napoleon, Otago, South West France, Bessières, Bunny Hunting, Wabbit Warriors


Global stock rally zooms into Day 2 on hopes for coronavirus peak

By STAN CHOE NEW YORK  — Stocks climbed in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as markets around the world piled on even more gains following their huge rally a day earlier. The S&P 500 was up about 1.5% in morning trading, after paring bigger gains from earlier. It added on to Monday’s 7% surge, following encouraging signs that the coronavirus pandemic may be close to leveling off in some of the hardest hit areas of the world. Even though economists say a steep recession is inevitable, if not ...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, New York, London, Congress, France, China, Sport, Soccer, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Reserve, Dax, Stan Choe


Paris Bans Outdoor Workouts During Busy Daytime Hours

PARIS — Paris authorities have banned all outdoor sports activities between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. after Parisians took to the streets in numbers over the weekend to enjoy the sunny weather. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and police prefect Didier Lallement say Parisians should limit their movement to urgent or indispensable outings amid stringent lockdown measures implemented across the country. Starting Wednesday, Parisians can only exercise outdoors when “street crowd is at its lowest.” Parisians we...
Tags: News, France, Paris, Anne Hidalgo, David Taintor, Didier Lallement, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP


February in April

Since the first of March the weather has been glorious here in our far flung corner of France. But, saying that— it still feels like February to my poor brain. Suddenly it’s the beginning of April and I’ve lost the plot to what month we’re in…. Way back in January I introduced you to Victoire de Montesque and her book How to Live Your life to the Rhythm of the Days. Many weeks ago I started to write to you about what she says is important for coping with the short, gloomy month of Febru...
Tags: Travel, France, Victoire, Victoire de Montesque, Mozart Vivaldi Rossini Ravel Debussy, Waylon Jennings Duffy, February Victoire


Leaked Cable: U.S. Eyes Second Outbreak in China

As the Trump administration scrambles to get a hand on the spread of the new coronavirus across the U.S., it is keeping one eye on developments in China, the country where the pandemic originated.According to two officials with knowledge of those efforts and cables reviewed by The Daily Beast, the administration is monitoring China’s second wave of coronavirus cases, gathering data on the ground on the number of individuals newly infected and the reasons for the recent uptick. Over the past few ...
Tags: News, Washington, France, White House, China, Spain, Beijing, Netherlands, State Department, The Daily Beast, Wuhan, Trump, Peter Navarro, Centers for Disease Control, Lu, PRC


Lessons from ‘La Peste’: Camus and Covid-19

‘The Plague’, an allegory of the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, is about a town’s fight against an epidemic. It’s a relevant read in the times of Covid-19 The post Lessons from ‘La Peste’: Camus and Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, France, Aids, Article, Albert Camus, La Peste, Camus, Pandemic, Top Six, The Plague, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, COVID-19, Middle East Respiratory System