Month: October 2020

Analysis: Trump uses Midwestern swing to launch false attacks on doctors while Covid cases rise

The clashing messages of the two candidates stood in stark contrast as they campaigned in crucial states this weekend, each attempting to broaden his own potential path to 270 electoral votes. With swings through the Midwest and Pennsylvania, Trump and Biden are now vying for those pivotal blue-collar voters who abandoned Democrats four years ago …

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Johnson’s U-turn puts England under tough new lockdown

Johnson’s U-turn puts England under tough new lockdown

Boris Johnson performed an extraordinary U-turn on Saturday as he unveiled new month-long national lockdown measures across England, amid accusations that government indecision and delay will cost lives and livelihoods across the country. With immediate warnings of the grave economic fallout and a mounting backlash among Tory MPs, the prime minister announced that a series …

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CNN Polls: Biden leads in Michigan and Wisconsin, with tighter races in Arizona and North Carolina

Trump won all four of these states in 2016, and a loss on Tuesday in any of them would make his narrow path to 270 electoral votes more difficult. The polls, conducted as the campaign comes to its close, show little movement in the presidential race compared with previous CNN polls in each state. The …

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Felicity Jones, who portrayed Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recalls most memorable moment with late justice

Felicity Jones, who portrayed Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recalls most memorable moment with late justice

Felicity Jones, the actress who channeled the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the legal drama and love story “On the Basis of Sex,” is opening up about the time she spent with the late Supreme Court justice. Ginsburg died on September 18 at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Speaking to The Hollywood …

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Trump uses Midwestern swing to launch false attacks on doctors while Covid cases rise

Trump’s appalling attack on doctors on Friday came on a day when the US marked a new global record for daily coronavirus cases and 17 states were seeing record hospitalizations. Instead of addressing those challenges, the President tried to explain the mounting US case count by making the false claim in Michigan that US doctors …

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Seven arrested after vigil for Black man shot and killed by sheriffs in Washington state turns tense

The vigil was in memory of Kevin Edward Peterson Jr., 21, who was shot and killed Thursday evening after he displayed a handgun during an encounter with three Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to the unit investigating the shooting. After the vigil ended people gathered near a bar where there was a skirmish with …

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Social mobility will become ‘much harder’ in Britain due to pandemic, government commissioner warns

Social mobility will become ‘much harder’ in Britain due to pandemic, government commissioner warns

Social mobility will become “much harder” and faces a “dangerous” moment in Britain as the pandemic exacerbates existing issues and risks undoing progress, the head of a government advisory body has warned. The impact of coronavirus could create a greater “lack of opportunity” – particularly among those from disadvantaged areas, the interim chair of the …

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Celebrities pay tribute to Sean Connery after James Bond actor's death at 90: 'A real screen legend'

Celebrities pay tribute to Sean Connery after James Bond actor’s death at 90: ‘A real screen legend’

Celebrities are paying tribute to Sean Connery after the legendary actor’s death on Saturday. The acclaimed Scottish actor, who skyrocketed to fame for his iconic role as James Bond in seven of the franchise’s movies, died overnight in his sleep, his family confirmed to Fox News in a statement via his rep. He was 90. “He died peacefully in his sleep …

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Boris Johnson announcement: What time is his speech today and what will he say?

Boris Johnson announcement: What time is his speech today and what will he say?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has summoned the Cabinet for a meeting ahead of a public announcement at 6.30pm today regarding coronavirus restrictions in the UK. This comes amid reports that England is preparing for a full national lockdown, similar to what the country saw earlier this year in March. Ministers have reportedly been shown forecasting …

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Poland’s biggest protests in decades stand against abortion ban

Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski said more than 100,000 people were in attendance, while protest organizers put the figure at 150,000. Police detained 37 people Friday evening, the vast majority of whom were football hooligans, Sylwester Marczak, spokesman for the Warsaw Police headquarters, said Saturday morning. Taking into account the huge number of participants, it was …

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