'Painful lesson': how a military-style lockdown unfolded in Wuhan

BEIJING (Reuters) – As the world grapples with the escalating coronavirus pandemic, China reopened the city of Wuhan on Wednesday, allowing its 11 million residents to leave for the first time in over two months, a milestone in its effort to combat the outbreak. But while the operation to contain Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak has been hailed as a success by […]

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Australia's parliament set to pass huge stimulus plan as S&P lowers 'AAA' outlook

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s coveted ‘AAA’ rating came under a cloud on Wednesday as the country’s parliament returned to pass an emergency A$130 billion ($80 billion) stimulus package to help cushion the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. Australia’s government has so far pledged A$320 billion in fiscal support as the coronavirus pandemic shuts companies and leaves many […]

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How DID Ant McPartlin blow £20million?

How DID Ant McPartlin blow £20million? After his various travails, the TV presenter has closed his company – and emptied its accounts of every penny. But, asks ALISON BOSHOFF, where could the money have gone? TV presenter Ant McPartlin, 44, has opted to dissolve his company, Teecourt Last filed accounts show that it had over £20m in assets before he […]

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House Armed Services committee chair demands Trump fire navy secretary

Bungling Navy Secretary Thomas Modly QUITS after flying 8,000 miles to Guam to board Theodore Roosevelt and smear fired Captain Crozier as ‘naive’ and ‘stupid’ for trying to protect sailors from coronavirus – as Pentagon chief admits ‘stability’ of Navy is in jeopardy Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday as lawmakers pressured President Donald Trump to take action against […]

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Pell says he holds ‘no ill will’ over abuse claim

Cardinal George Pell has said he “holds no ill will” towards his accuser after Australia’s highest court overturned his conviction for child sexual abuse. The former Vatican treasurer, 78, was the most senior Catholic figure ever jailed for such crimes. In 2018, a jury found he abused two boys in Melbourne in the 1990s. But the High Court of Australia […]

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