Hospitals across the South and West are being flooded with virus patients, forcing them to cancel elective surgeries and discharge patients early. Most of Australia is now off-limits to people from the state of Victoria, as the country responded to an outbreak spreading through Melbourne. With virus cases soaring in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that the country had reopened parts of the economy too early. A different milestone: The intensive care unit at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy had no Covid-19 cases for the first time in 137 days. The hospital commemorated the occasion on Wednesday with a moment of silence, followed by a round of applause.
July 10, 2020 04:07 UTC
TOKYO — International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said on Friday governments must shift to "equity-like" support from one focused on liquidity provision as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts prolonged harm on companies. Government support in the form of loans would saddle companies with huge debt, which would serve like a tax that makes it difficult for them to emerge from the crisis, she said. "If the lending takes form more like equity ... then that's less onus on the firms. That will make it easier for firms to recover from the crisis," Gopinath said in a webinar co-hosted by the IMF and the University of Tokyo. (Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
July 10, 2020 02:15 UTC
With its China swing in peril, Simon said the tour was considering staging tournaments in other locations late in the season. Many events, including the United States Open, have long planned to go ahead without spectators. was also working with the tours, the French Tennis Federation and other entities to ensure that players would be able to travel freely to Europe after the U.S. Open. The concern is that players might simply choose to stay in Europe rather than travel to New York. Rafael Nadal, the reigning U.S. Open men’s singles champion, already has committed to Madrid but not yet to the Open.
July 10, 2020 00:10 UTC
SYDNEY — The U.S. Department of Transportation said it has revoked permission for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to conduct charter flights to the United States, citing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerns over Pakistani pilot certifications. The information is contained in a revocation of special authorisation dated July 1 provided by the department to Reuters on Friday. Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency suspended PIA's authorisation to fly to the bloc for six months in a blow to the carrier's operations.
July 09, 2020 23:48 UTC
UNITED NATIONS — Latin America and the Caribbean have become “a hot spot” for the COVID-19 pandemic, with several countries now having one of the highest per capita infection rates and absolute number of cases in the world, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday. The U.N. chief said in a video and briefing report that a 9.1% contraction in GDP is expected this year in the region, which would be the “largest in a century.”“COVID-19 represents a massive health, social and economic shock with an immense human toll for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean,” the report said. “It is expected to result in the deepest recession in living memory.”According to the report, unemployment in the region is expected to rise to 13.5% from 8.1% last year, affecting more than 44 million people, compared to over 18 million in 2019. The poverty rate is expected to rise to 37.2% from 30.2%, meaning 230 million people will be affected compared to 185 million last year, it said.
July 09, 2020 23:26 UTC
En jouant, de village en village, à la manière des troubadours, emmenant avec lui famille et amis, dans une pérégrination d'abord guidée par la générosité. A l'époque, déjà, l'on produisait du vin à Pennautier, château entouré de peu de jardins à la française mais de bien des rangs de vignes. Au moins, le vin de Pennautier peut-il continuer de couler, et c'est heureux tant il porte haut les couleurs de la maison Lorgeril. Propriétaire de nombreux domaines en Languedoc, elle y fait entendre une jolie musique grâce à des cuvées toujours plus élégantes et précises, interprètes ambitieuses de leur terroir. Pennautier s'invite même maintenant à la table des rosés de gastronomie avec Série limitée, assemblage de grenache, syrah et merlot, au style croquant et vineux.
July 09, 2020 23:15 UTC
Je vais être franc avec toi, Edouard était sympa, mais il prenait un peu trop de place. Dis donc t'es pas écolo au moins, sinon le 'en même temps écolo et pas écolo ', ça ne marcherait pas dans son essence disruptive. Ca te va comme ça ? Tu as vu que les alliances franches entre LREM et la droite, ça ne marche pas, donc subtil hein… Tu dis quoi ? Oui je peux être à droite, tu le sais, comme j'ai pu être à gauche avant d'être au centre sans intention particulière.
July 09, 2020 23:15 UTC
“Notre-Dame is a national and international symbol” that unites people, he said, and departing from its world-famous architecture would have had a “divisive effect.”“Would we paint the White House red, for modernity’s sake?” Mr. Léniaud said. Mr. Macron’s decision came right after the National Heritage and Architecture Commission, an advisory body that handles important restoration projects, unanimously approved recommendations by architects that Notre-Dame be restored to its prior state. Molten metal, flaming beams and the spire fell into the cathedral’s interior, doing further damage. Progress toward restoring Notre-Dame has been halting. The old scaffolding, which weighs about 200 tons, has to be taken down before the architects can fully assess the state of the building and plan its reconstruction.
July 09, 2020 23:03 UTC
SEOUL — Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea'a leader, said another summit with the United States would only be useful for Washington at this point, but added that her country had no intention of "threatening the U.S.," according to state media. Kim said in her personal opinion, another summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump might not happen this year "but we never know," news agency KCNA reported on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday he was "very hopeful" about resuming talks with North Korea and appeared to leave open the possibility of another summit between the countries' leaders. Kim Yo Jong's comments came a day after the U.S. point man for North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, wrapped up a three-day visit to Seoul where he rejected speculation he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during his trip, but said the United States was open to talks.
July 09, 2020 22:30 UTC
Après la Côte d'Ivoire, les Pays-Bas, l'Angleterre, la France et l'Allemagne, Salomon Kalou va découvrir un sixième Championnat. L'international ivoirien (34 ans, 97 sélections) évoluera au Brésil la saison prochaine, où Botafogo a officialisé son arrivée jeudi. L'attaquant était libre depuis la fin de son contrat avec le Hertha Berlin, le club dont il aura porté les couleurs pendant six ans, entre 2014 et 2020.
July 09, 2020 22:28 UTC
« Je n'ai eu qu'un seul tir et je connais un peu le gardien (Pepe Reina) », a également dit le champion du monde. Sur un corner joué en retrait par Bruno Fernandes, il a marqué le troisième but de MU d'une frappe qui a traversé une forêt de joueurs pour filer le long du petit filet gauche.
July 09, 2020 22:17 UTC
L'international argentin (32 ans, 65 sélections) a d'abord déposé un coup franc dans la lucarne de Simon (69e). Iker Muniain avait plongé en cas de frappe au ras du sol, mais un de ses coéquipiers a oublié de sauter dans le mur. La tête, Banega l'a ensuite levée pour regarder où était placé Munir El Haddadi et lui déposer le ballon (74e). En deux coups de patte, il a retourné Bilbao. Il quittera l'Espagne pour Al Shabab en Arabie saoudite à la fin de son contrat.
July 09, 2020 21:56 UTC
MEXICO CITY — Ford Motor Co on Thursday said new staffing restrictions imposed on plants producing car parts in the Mexican state of Chihuahua were "not sustainable," the latest sign U.S. automakers are still reeling from coronavirus lockdowns in Mexico. Mexico is a key part of a wider international supply chain crucial to U.S. carmakers, many of which operate factories across the border in Mexico due to lower labor costs. Chihuahua, where the state government has limited employee attendance to 50% in plants, is home to a Ford engine plant and many auto parts producers. U.S. ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau on Thursday said the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker may have to shut some U.S. car plants as early as next week if they fail to receive Mexico-produced engines.
July 09, 2020 21:47 UTC
SINGAPORE — Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves will cast their ballot on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state's economy towards its deepest recession and has made concerns over jobs the focus of the election. In power since independence in 1965, the ruling People's Action Party is expected to carry Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to another comfortable, and probably final victory. The son of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding leader, Lee has held the premiership since 2004, but aged 68 he has already flagged his intention to step aside in coming years. Seen as a measure of approval for both the government's response to the coronavirus crisis and the next generation of leaders, the poll results will be closely watched as even small shifts in the PAP's popularity can lead to major policy changes.
July 09, 2020 21:45 UTC
WASHINGTON — The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Thursday confirmed that they were preparing to hold their annual meetings in October largely online given the coronavirus pandemic. In a joint statement, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank President David Malpass said they were recommending the annual meetings, set for Oct. 12-18, be held in a "primarily virtual format." They said they remained flexible about the format of the talks, depending on developments, and would work to accommodate the needs of their members. Malpass first disclosed the plans for virtual annual meetings in a letter to the Bank's governors on Monday.
July 09, 2020 21:45 UTC