Instead of the US, where the collapse of Lehman Brothers sent consumers and investors into panic mode, this time the focus is firmly on the eurozone, and time is running out. Greece is on the brink of going bust if it doesn't receive a fresh injection of cash, and bond vigilantes are focusing their fire on the much bigger Italian and Spanish economies, which had their debt downgraded by Moody's on Friday. Meanwhile, many economists think the eurozone as a whole may already have sunk into recession. … [Read more...] about Euro crisis spreads and puts the world economy at risk
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“The EU expects the Belarusian authorities to ensure the immediate release of all detained on political grounds before and after the falsified 9 August presidential elections,” its diplomatic head Josep Borrell said. “The EU will impose sanctions on individuals responsible for violence, repression and falsification of election results.” … [Read more...] about Maria Kolesnikova: Germany and UK call for release of snatched Belarus opposition figure
Are there other ways to test? One procedure that is being looked at involves testing pooled saliva samples. This could allow rapid mass testing for the virus because saliva from hundreds of people can be tested at once. If the result comes back negative – as it often will, since only a small percentage of people have the virus – all those who contributed saliva can reasonably sure they are free from infection. If the batch tests positive, all those who supplied saliva would have individual tests to identify the infected. … [Read more...] about Why is there a problem with getting a test for Covid-19 in the UK?
“It’s really infuriating that they’re blaming us for the rise now,” he said. “The government relaxed the regulations but didn’t really say what you couldn’t do … We were so restrained for so long and I didn’t see people at all for at least three months. And then only did so outside. Then, [suddenly] pubs were jam-packed.” … [Read more...] about Don’t blame us for UK’s coronavirus spike, say young people
The UK government imposed quarantine measures on 8 June for international arrivals to stem the threat of imported Covid-19 cases. However, in early July as part of an “air bridges” scheme it released a list of 59 locations holidaymakers could visit without having to quarantine on their return. But within weeks Spain was removed from the list of countries exempt from quarantine measures after a dramatic rise in Covid cases. … [Read more...] about Rishi Sunak: UK will not hesitate to add nations to quarantine list