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Swiss coronavirus death toll rises to 540, confirmed cases top 20,000

2 monthes ago   |   By National Post

VIENNA - Switzerland's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has reached 540, the country's public health agency said on Saturday, rising from 484 on Friday.
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Trump vs. governors, 10 million jobless and New York's devastation. 7 reporters break it down

Trump vs. governors, 10 million jobless and New York's devastation. 7 reporters break it down

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

New York may be approaching its coronavirus peak, but with the U.S. death toll now approaching 1,000 per day, many bleak days remain ahead for the cities and states whose hospital systems are heading toward capacity. Crucial elements of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act are up and running, but money is yet to hit the bank accounts of struggling Americans. This split screen experience of the pandemic reflects a nation whose politics are as divided as its coronavirus experience.
Further federal government economic stimulus now seems inevitable: What tools does the government have at its disposal?...
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Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

The damage inflicted on the job market since February has highlighted a widening line of inequality based on education. Read more ...

A Maine factory says it will have to discard all coronavirus swabs made...

A Maine factory says it will have to discard all coronavirus swabs made during Trump's factory tour

Puritan Medical Products, a medical swab manufacturer, will reportedly have to throw away all the coronavirus swabs made during President Trump's visit to the factory on... Read more ...

Photos show where around the world Black Lives Matter and anti-police...

Photos show where around the world Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality protests are erupting, from Tokyo to Amsterdam

Countries across the globe are erupting in response to the death of George Floyd. From Europe to Asia, to South America, and Australia, protesters in several countries and... Read more ...

Poland hopes to host US troops if they are withdrawn from Germany - PM...

Poland hopes to host US troops if they are withdrawn from Germany - PM Morawiecki

Warsaw has set its hopes on hosting some of the US troops reportedly preparing to leave Germany on Donald Trump's orders, Poland's prime minister has signaled, amid reports the... Read more ...

Marine Corps officially bans Confederate battle flag on military bases...

Marine Corps officially bans Confederate battle flag on military bases - including on bumper stickers and coffee mugs

The US Marine Corps has officially banned the Confederate battle flag from both public and work spaces on its military bases - including its display on vehicle bumper stickers... Read more ...

US economy adds 2.5 million jobs in May, unemployment falls to 13.3%

US economy adds 2.5 million jobs in May, unemployment falls to 13.3%

The US economy added 2.5 million jobs last month as the nation began its recovery from the coronavirus crisis, the feds said Friday. The nation's unemployment rate dropped to... Read more ...

Twitter blasts Trump for saying it's a ‘great day for George Floyd' after...

Twitter blasts Trump for saying it's a ‘great day for George Floyd' after good US jobs numbers, but his words taken out of context

Twitter erupted in a rage after reports that Donald Trump said the murdered George Floyd would be “happy” about good US jobs figures. It turned out the president wasn't talking... Read more ...

Jeff Bezos responded to an 'offended' customer who wants Amazon to say All...

Jeff Bezos responded to an 'offended' customer who wants Amazon to say All Lives Matter instead of Black Lives Matter: 'My stance won't change'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared an email exchange he had with a customer upset about the Black Lives Matter banner on Amazon's website. Bezos wrote that the Black Lives Matter... Read more ...

'Greatest miss in forecasting history': 4 economists and strategists react...

'Greatest miss in forecasting history': 4 economists and strategists react to Friday's surprising May jobs report

The May jobs report released Friday from the Labor Department showed the US economy gained 2.5 million jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 13.3%. It was a major surprise... Read more ...

Reddit co-founder resigns from board, urges black replacement

Reddit co-founder resigns from board, urges black replacement

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the link-sharing site Reddit, announced his resignation from the company's board of directors Friday and called on the company to replace him with... Read more ...