Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, commented: “This report bears out what we have been saying for weeks now, that removing the furlough support before business has had a chance to recover even slightly could be disastrous for jobs and workers.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus LIVE updates: UK has ‘world’s worst death rate’ report claims
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China is short of water, and areas with enough water to cool a plant in daily operations or an emergency are densely populated. He said: “They say they could build the plants in deserts, but the problem is there isn’t any water in the deserts.” … [Read more...] about China warned over ‘insane’ plans for new nuclear power plants
This will be the first time China's new aircraft carriers deploy together for the first time and the move has sparked fears in Taiwan of a possible invasion of its Pratas islands - which could then be used as a staging point for an attack on the mainland. … [Read more...] about China deploys two new aircraft carriers to stoke tensions with US after warning of a ‘new cold war’
While many China watchers in the US question whether the policy has been effective or even coherent, Glaser sees progress: in the joint declaration of action on climate change and in better negotiations over issues such as North Korea and Iran. That reflected attempts to build cooperation where the countries have common ground, while managing differences, she said. … [Read more...] about China crisis: west riven by age-old question – to appease or oppose?
Even though NBC lost thousands of hours of summer programming because of the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, this was the NHL’s idea. It is clear from the solid ratings of early telecasts of live Nascar and golf events that people want to watch sports, even though they don’t carry the same impact because there are no fans. … [Read more...] about The NHL’s bloated playoff proposal is a bid for normalcy that’s anything but