A sticking point for agreeing on a trade deal has been fishing rights, with the UK wanting to take back control of her territorial waters while the EU has demanded long-term assurances to access fishing at current arrangements. European fishermen currently land fish in more than 60 per cent of Britain’s waters. … [Read more...] about Boris Draws Red Line: UK Will Go for Clean Break if No EU Deal by Oct 15th
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"It has an excellent profile and I consider this vaccine as a vaccine which is near perfect and which has a near perfect profile," Sahin said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Frederik Pleitgen. He added "this provides us with a lot of confidence in combination with understanding of the mode of action. In combination with the safety data coming in from the running trial. Yes, we believe that we have a safe product and we believe that we will be able to show efficacy." … [Read more...] about What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday September 8
Melburnians exercise along Elwood Beach on July 13, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell shire are in lockdown following the rise in COVID-19 cases through community transmissions. The new restrictions came into effect on Thursday 9 July, with residents in lockdown areas under stay at home orders for the next six weeks. People are only able to leave home have for exercise or work, to buy essential items including food or to access childcare and healthcare. Gatherings of groups of more than two or more than a household group are not permitted while school holidays have been extended by a week so children remain home. Retail can remain open and markets are permitted to open for food and drink only. Cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars are back to takeaway only. Eight public housing estates that have been under hard lockdown have reopened subject to stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions in line with the rest of Melbourne, while the tower at Alfred Street … [Read more...] about What Lockdown 2.0 Looks Like: Harsher Rules, Deeper Confusion
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, has fallen by seven percent in the second quarter this year. It was worse than many economists had predicted. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Plunges Australia Into First Recession Since 1991
Other Australian conspiracy theories were even more ludicrous, and spread via some of the same vectors as right-wing scaremongering the U.S. One theory, promoted in the U.S. by Donald Trump Jr. and Fox New host Sean Hannity, falsely claimed that nearly 200 people had been arrested for intentionally starting the fires. Although these claims suggested a nefarious plot, which dovetailed with other accusations against the leftist Greens, the truth was that almost all the arrested people were not accused of arson, but of violating anti-fire measures like discarding lit cigarettes or hosting unsafe barbeques, HuffPost reported. … [Read more...] about Wildfires Keep Getting Worse. So Do the Conspiracy Theories.