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BRANSON OFFERED BAILOUT!
Sir Richard Branson has warned that airline Virgin Atlantic needs government support to survive.
In response the Treasury have offered him back ‘ every single penny that he has paid in U.K. tax for the past 14 years’.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak described as an ‘unprecedented offer ‘ but said that he cannot extend it to others as to do so would cost the government money they can ill afford ‘.
Asked how much the offer to Branson would cost the U.K. taxpayer , Mr Sunak said he hasn’t yet calculated it exactly but believes it to be ‘ in the region of zero ‘
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'It's outrageous': inside an infuriating Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich synthesizes legal information with first-person testimony of the billionaire’s abuse and bought immunity into a shocking watch
Geneva, Switzerland: Mile-long line for food forms in one of the world’s wealthiest cities
The Swiss city is best known for bankers, watchmakers and U.N. officials. But the virus has forced thousands from Geneva’s underclass to line up for hours for food aid.
SpaceX and NASA successfully launch two astronauts into space
In a historic first for the U.S. space program, a spacecraft designed, built, owned and operated by a private company - SpaceX - blasted off Saturday with two NASA astronauts ab...
Protesters in the US demand justice for the death of George Floyd after fatal arrest
Protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis in the US state of Minnesota on May 27, 2020, to demand justice for a 46-year-old African-American who died while in police custody...
Microsoft and Google to replace journalists with robots
Microsoft is to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories.
Pompeo: The U.S. will defend itself from the tyranny of the CCP
“The Chinese Communist Party is crushing what made Hong Kong different from the rest of China. As a result, the President no longer believes it’s justified to treat Hong Kong th...
Attorney General William P. Barr’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Riots
“ the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements”. Attorney General William P. Barr has issued the following statement:
Official George Floyd Memorial Crowd Fund got over $3M in 30 hours
A GoFundMe campaign for George Floyd's memorial fund collected over $3,000,000 in 30 hours.
George Floyd murderer is free at home, despite the announcement that he is arrested
The privileged murderer of a black man got immediately free on “Bail”. The “bail” for former officer Derek Chauvin set at $500,000, document shows... with no conditions set for...
Two Police officers shot in Oakland, one killed
Protests have erupted in at least 30 US cities over the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd by a police officer and his 3 team members in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Two Federa...
Trump cuts ties with World Health Organization
US President Donald Trump said he is severing ties with the WHO over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll from the disease spiked again in the United Stat...
Chinese flying taxi maker Ehang gets approval to test drone deliveries for cargo weighing over 150kg
Ehang is the world’s first autonomous aerial vehicle company approved to conduct commercial trials of passenger drones for transporting heavy cargo, it says. The pilotless 216 f...
‘You Chinese virus spreader’: after coronavirus, Australia has an anti-Asian racism outbreak to deal with
A rise in racial abuse linked to Covid-19 highlights a gap in human rights legislation: there is no federal law punishing racist acts as a crime. With pressure growing for a nat...
China says it blocked US, UK move for formal discussion of Hong Kong national security law at UN
China’s UN delegation says ‘vast majority’ of Security Council members opposed formal debate. The UK and US raised ‘serious concerns’ about Hong Kong national security bill to t...
Hong Kong justice secretary Teresa Cheng accuses US President Donald Trump of infringing principle of non-intervention, argues it’s ‘false and wrong’ to say city has lost autonomy
She also says Beijing’s proposed national security legislation may not be retrospective in principle, though an expert says it will depend on social circumstances. Security mini...
China’s public security ministry vows to ‘fully guide’ Hong Kong’s embattled police force in safeguarding stability and restoring order
Ministry makes the undertaking through its online news portal, but provides no details. Pledge sparks questions from local scholars, commentators and security experts as to how ...
No more shared karaoke booths and massage chairs in China as Covid-19 takes the shine off sharing economy
The sharing economy was once seen as an indelible part of China’s future - but Covid-19 has changed that perception. Now that the spread of the novel coronavirus has been contai...
Trump’s plan to strip Hong Kong of its special status is light on detail, but economists still fear for city’s future
City’s trade with US is small, but some warn White House moves could reduce its importance as a financial centre. Markets shrug off White House address, but questions about expo...
Donald Trump says US to end Hong Kong trade privileges as ‘it is no longer autonomous from China’ after new security law introduced by Beijing
‘We will take action to revoke Hong Kong's preferential treatment as a separate customs and travel territory from the rest of China,’ the US president says. Statement comes afte...
Donald Trump has announced the severance of all US ties with the World Health Organisation
In a speech in the White House Rose Garden which was chiefly devoted to castigating China, and threatening new sanctions over its actions in Hong Kong, the president claimed tha...
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