10 things to know about Labour's Keir Starmer

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LABOUR'S KEIR STARMER

LONDON - The U.K. Labour Party has a new leader. Keir Starmer won the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the first round with 56.2 percent...

KEIR STARMER ELECTED UK LABOUR LEADER

LONDON - Keir Starmer has been elected the new leader of the U.K. opposition Labour Party. The shadow Brexit secretary won the contest...

 
 
 
Authorities' shifting advice on face masks adds to confusion in coronavirus crisis

AUTHORITIES' SHIFTING ADVICE ON FACE MASKS ADDS TO CONFUSION IN CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

In Europe, people wearing face masks in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic were often met with strange looks. Now the tide...

US CAST AS CULPRIT IN GLOBAL SCRUM OVER CORONAVIRUS SUPPLIES

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing countries around the world into a cutthroat competition for medical resources - and the United...

 
 
 
World's cartoonists on this week's events

WORLD'S CARTOONISTS ON THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

First published in Der Spiegel, Germany, March 27, 2020 | By Chappatte First published in The Economist, U.K., April 4, 2020 | By Kal First...

Meet Macron's Mr. NATO

MEET MACRON'S MR. NATO

PARIS - If anyone thought the coronavirus crisis might prompt Emmanuel Macron to set aside his push to recast the West's relations...

 
 
 

COMMISSIONER: BIG CHANGES NEEDED TO REVAMP EU CRISIS SYSTEM

If you want a more European response to emergencies like the coronavirus crisis, you'll have to hand over some power. That's the message...

EU'S TOP DIPLOMAT: CORONAVIRUS IN AFRICA ‘OF PARTICULAR CONCERN'

The coronavirus could fast get out of control in Africa and the EU must step in to avoid ramifications for the bloc, the EU's top diplomat...

 
 
 

BERLIN ACCUSES US OF ‘PIRACY' OVER FACE MASKS

The United States was accused of “modern piracy” after around 400,000 face masks bound for Germany were diverted to the U.S., according...

GREECE TURNS STRICKEN SHIP INTO FLOATING HOSPITAL

ATHENS - Greek authorities on Friday began to evacuate a ship off the coast of Piraeus on which almost a third of passengers have coronavirus. The...

 
 
 

EU TO SUSPEND TARIFFS ON MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

The European Commission will temporarily waive tariffs on medical equipment in an effort to facilitate imports of needed materials...

ORBÁN TO POLITICAL FAMILY: IT'S TIME TO FIGHT PANDEMIC, NOT DEAL WITH ‘FANTASIES'

Viktor Orbán on Friday told the European People's Party that he is devoting “all my time” to fighting the coronavirus and there is...

 
 
 

EUROPEAN CITIZENS SUPPORT STRICT CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN, SAY POLLS

Polling from across Europe suggests that citizens not only support confinement measures, but would be happy for governments to apply...

WORKERS STRIKE AT BELGIAN SUPERMARKETS AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Six Belgian branches of Carrefour were closed on Friday morning after staff at the shops went on strike, demanding more protection...

 
 
 

BORIS JOHNSON STAYS IN SELF-ISOLATION AS COVID-19 SYMPTOMS PERSIST

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in self-isolation as he continues to suffer from COVID-19 symptoms. In a short...

CORONA-SNITCHES THRIVE IN LOCKDOWN EUROPE

The French call them mouchards . In Spain they're known as chivatos . In German, they're referred to as Spitzel . Every country has...

 
 
 

TOP US HEALTH OFFICIAL ON STAY-AT-HOME ORDER: ‘I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY WE'RE NOT DOING THAT'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, suggested Thursday that the federal government...

TRUMP TEAM REACHES INTO PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY FOR A HISTORIC CRISIS

When the avian flu first spread to pockets of Southeast Asia in 2005, President George W. Bush reassured Americans he would be prepared...

 
 
 

BRITISH MPS HOPE CORONAVIRUS WILL ACCELERATE DIGITAL DEMOCRACY

LONDON - British democracy is digitizing in response to the coronavirus crisis - but many MPs say it's not working well enough. With...

Don't turn into a potato and other work from home fails

DON'T TURN INTO A POTATO AND OTHER WORK FROM HOME FAILS

Welcome to Declassified, a weekly column looking at the lighter side of politics. (Important note: I'm not a doctor but after more...

 
 
 



Liverpool become the latest Premier League club to place staff on furlough

Liverpool become the latest Premier League club to place staff on furlough

The Anfield side have made the call with the football season currently shut down. Read more ...

Jamie Carragher among those to criticise Liverpool's decision to furlough staff

Jamie Carragher among those to criticise Liverpool's decision to furlough staff

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Stephen Kenny replaces Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager

Stephen Kenny replaces Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager

Mick McCarthy is no longer manager of the Republic of Ireland, with Stephen Kenny taking over 'with immediate effect,' the Football Association of Ireland has said in a statement. Read more ...

Coronavirus - Two prison workers at same jail die after suffering virus...

Coronavirus - Two prison workers at same jail die after suffering virus symptoms sparking fears of outbreak behind bars

TWO staff members at London's Pentonville Prison had died from coronavirus the Prison Officers' Association said. Bovil Peter and Patrick Beckford were both support staff... Read more ...

Boris Johnson's pregnant girlfriend Carrie Symonds has coronavirus symptoms

Boris Johnson's pregnant girlfriend Carrie Symonds has coronavirus symptoms

BORIS Johnson's pregnant girlfriend Carrie Symonds has been suffering with coronavirus symptoms. The 32-year-old has been self-isolating with Boris after he revealed he had... Read more ...

England manager Gareth Southgate agrees to 30 per cent pay cut amid...

England manager Gareth Southgate agrees to 30 per cent pay cut amid coronavirus crisis

Gareth Southgate will take a pay cut during the global pandemic England manager Gareth Southgate has agreed to a 30 per cent pay cut during the coronavirus crisis, a move... Read more ...

Virtual Grand National 2020: Potters Corner wins a thriller for Welsh...

Virtual Grand National 2020: Potters Corner wins a thriller for Welsh trainer Christian Williams with Tiger Roll fourth

POTTERS Corner produced some magic at virtual Aintree to outstay his rivals in a thrilling Virtual Grand National. A Welsh National hero in December, Christian Williams' stable... Read more ...

Premier League stars ponder 30% wage cut as total loss is estimated at £1.137bn

Premier League stars ponder 30% wage cut as total loss is estimated at £1.137bn

Elite footballers in England have come under criticism for failing to make a contribution amid the coronavirus crisis up until now but that could be set to change soon Read more ...

James Corden baffles Ant and Dec fans with posh accent as makes vow after prank

James Corden baffles Ant and Dec fans with posh accent as makes vow after prank

Saturday night Takeaway viewers were convinced that he sounded like Gavin & Stacey's Smithy when he was trying to impress Sonia Read more ...

National Lottery results: Your Lotto winning numbers for Saturday April 4

National Lottery results: Your Lotto winning numbers for Saturday April 4

Find out if you can finally buy that house and car you've always dreamed of with a £9.8million jackpot. Read more ...