Month: July 2020

Government will be culpable for mass unemployment if they go ahead with furlough cuts, Labour warns

Government will be culpable for mass unemployment if they go ahead with furlough cuts, Labour warns

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Ministers will be “culpable” for mass unemployment if they go ahead with planned blanket cuts to the furlough scheme, Labour has warned. Business groups and opposition politicians said on Friday night that firms will likely have …

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Chernobyl fungus could protect astronauts from radiation on deep-space missions

Chernobyl fungus could protect astronauts from radiation on deep-space missions

A type of fungus found at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was sent into space in a research project that aims to keep astronauts safe from radiation on deep space missions. “The greatest hazard for humans on deep-space exploration missions is radiation,” the scientists explain in an abstract of a paper uploaded to the …

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Army maps plans for future tank

Army maps plans for future tank

Racing over bridges, supporting advancing infantry with suppressive fire, shooting vehicle-launched counter-drone missiles and engaging enemy tanks from safe standoff ranges are all operations the Army anticipates for its new fleet of armored combat vehicles. A decided emphasis for the Army’s family of Next Generation Combat Vehicles is speed, maneuverability and expeditionary warfare, all key …

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'Imagine them pulling this at Christmas': Fury and frustration in Bradford at northern lockdown

‘Imagine them pulling this at Christmas’: Fury and frustration in Bradford at northern lockdown

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. In Bradford, it was not the decision itself which caused shock or frustration. It was the timing. When Matt Hancock announced late on Thursday night that the West Yorkshire city would be part of a swathe …

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‘RHONY’ newcomer Leah McSweeney slams Ramona Singer for talking about her bipolar disorder

‘RHONY’ newcomer Leah McSweeney slams Ramona Singer for talking about her bipolar disorder

“Real Housewives of New York City” newcomer Leah McSweeney slammed Ramona Singer for talking about her bipolar diagnosis to their co-stars in a negative light. McSweeney, 37, and Singer’s relationship was strained after the Married to the Mob founder got intoxicated at the 63-year-old’s birthday party. On Thursday’s episode of “RHONY,” Singer discussed the matter with Sonja …

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PSG vs Lyon: Live stream FREE, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for TONIGHT’s French League Cup final

PSG vs Lyon: Live stream FREE, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for TONIGHT’s French League Cup final

PSG were presented with their forth straight Ligue 1 title when the French season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. And after beating 10-man Saint Etienne for the Coupe De France, they’re now on track for a possible quadruple. 2 The French giants could win the quadruple this seasonCredit: Getty Images Lyon on the …

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California paper urges Biden to pick Karen Bass over Kamala Harris for running mate

California paper urges Biden to pick Karen Bass over Kamala Harris for running mate

The biggest newspaper in California’s capital city is urging Joe Biden to choose Rep. Karen Bass of California as his running mate instead of the other Golden State politician who’s being seriously considered – Sen. Kamala Harris. “If Biden chooses a California VP, he likely won’t pick Karen Bass,” the Sacramento Bee editorial board wrote. “Clearly, …

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Evangelist says 'revival' meetings targeted in Chicago: ‘You can riot … but worshipping God is dangerous’

Evangelist says ‘revival’ meetings targeted in Chicago: ‘You can riot … but worshipping God is dangerous’

“Big Tent Revival” meetings organized by a traveling evangelist in a Chicago suburb are coming under fire from local politicians. Torben Søndergaard, of The Last Reformation, held gatherings at Des Plaines’ historic Methodist Campground in Cook County until city leaders issued an emergency order this week to stop them, requiring masks and social distancing at any and …

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NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken prepare for historic return to Earth in SpaceX capsule

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken prepare for historic return to Earth in SpaceX capsule

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are making preparations for their historic return to Earth Sunday. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, named “Endeavour” by the astronauts, is scheduled to undock from the International Space Station on Saturday and make its splashdown off the coast of Florida the following day. The astronauts have spent two …

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Gareth Southgate reveals 'invaluable' talk with Stuart Pearce that helped him get over Euro 96 penalty miss

Gareth Southgate reveals ‘invaluable’ talk with Stuart Pearce that helped him get over Euro 96 penalty miss

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Heather Locklear says James Naughton not to blame for 'gross' moment while filming 'First Wives Club'

Heather Locklear says James Naughton not to blame for ‘gross’ moment while filming ‘First Wives Club’

Heather Locklear said that her “First Wives Club” co-star James Naughton is not at fault for a “gross” moment that occurred while filming the movie. During a recent appearance on Zach Braff and Donald Faison’s podcast “Fake Doctors, Real Friends,” Locklear, 58, recounted filming a scene with Naughton, 74, in which he got more intimate …

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Portland police uncover sledgehammer, pipe, other weapons while clearing park outside courthouse

Portland police uncover sledgehammer, pipe, other weapons while clearing park outside courthouse

Several items that included a sledgehammer, pipe and a chain with a lock were found Thursday during the cleanup of downtown Portland, Ore., parks near where protests have raged for weeks, police officials said Thursday. The maintenance of Chapman and Lownsdale squares — which sit adjacent to one another — was conducted following a night of confrontation …

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