Shocking as that is for Americans, that stopped short of the restrictions imposed in Europe or elsewhere. Parisians are fined if they try to leave the city and South Africans can’t even buy liquor and Serbians are upset over a ban on walking their dog. In Italy, coffins are piling up despite three weeks of strict confinement and burials are being held with only one family member. … [Read more...] about EU Must Step Up to Coronavirus Challenge, Warn Stricken Member-states
Hill, a top advisor on Russia, also referred to U.S. ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, the person said, telling the three committees leading the investigation that Bolton also told her he was not part of “whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up,” an apparent reference to talks over Ukraine. … [Read more...] about John Bolton called Giuliani a ‘hand grenade,’ says former White House aide
Reps. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaDefense Production Act urgently needed for critical medical gear 20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order Lawmakers call for universal basic income amid coronavirus crisis MORE (Calif.) and Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanLawmakers call for universal basic income amid coronavirus crisis Democrats tear into Trump's speech: It was a 'MAGA rally' Democrats walk out of Trump's address: 'It's like watching professional wrestling' MORE (Ohio) have offered a plan that would provide most Americans with monthly checks for six months, which Congress could renew for an additional six months if the outbreak continues to weigh on the economy. … [Read more...] about Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus
But Germany is not alone in urging caution. The Netherlands, Finland and Auave similar reservations about unleashing new aid that would have long-term impact on Europe’s collective finances. Some want to save money in case the crisis gets even worse, and fear a system where frugal northerners eternally subsidize debt-laden southerners. … [Read more...] about Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?
The coronavirus is threatening “the economic and political sinews of globalization, and causing them to unravel to a certain degree,” Mr. Snowden says. He notes that “coronavirus is emphatically a disease of globalization.” The virus is striking hardest in cities that are “densely populated and linked by rapid air travel, by movements of tourists, of refugees, all kinds of business people, all kinds of interlocking networks.” [Emphasis added] … [Read more...] about Pandemic Historian: Coronavirus ‘a Disease of Globalization’