Sport Frank Lampard admitted that Chelsea are a long way from challenging the elite after Bayern Munich all but secured a place in the last eight of the Champions League with a brutal 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. Antoine Griezmann’s equaliser cancelled out a fine opener from Napoli’s Dries Mertens to give Barcelona a 1-1 draw and the upper hand in their last-16 tie. Pep Guardiola believes that Manchester City are due a change in their luck as he prepares for the first leg of the last-16 tie at Real Madrid tonight. Heather Knight urged England to show their competitive mettle before going into battle against Thailand at the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup. At time of writing England are in position for an emphatic victory. … [Read more...] about Wednesday briefing: Viral alarm spreads through Europe
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Such an approach is not technically feasible in any case. As Culture minister John Whittingdale (a former Culture Secretary) has pointed out, Freeview — Britain's largest television platform — is incapable of switching off certain stations for non-subscribers. … [Read more...] about ALAN RUSBRIDGER: Yes, the BBC’s flawed. But abolishing the licence fee will only make Britain more divided
Consider the phase one deal with China: not only does it leave in place high tariffs; it also remains fragile, owing to a lack of credibility on both sides. In any case, its impact is likely to be limited. China may not be able to deliver on its promise to purchase an extra $200bn worth of goods from the US, and even if it does, that is unlikely to translate into higher US exports. Instead, those exports will simply be diverted from other customers. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus trigger a global recession?
Mr Lewis said documents that could only have been taken from WikiLeaks were found in Osama Bin Laden's Pakistani compound after US Navy SEALs raided it and shot him dead in 2011. This, argued Mr Lewis, is clear evidence that the information from the leaks was 'useful to the enemies of the United States of America'. … [Read more...] about The Guardian was to blame for putting secret sources’ lives at risk by publishing Wikileaks cables – not Julian Assange, his lawyer tells court