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Trump claims US having 1.5 million coronavirus cases is a ‘badge of honour’

Trump claims US having 1.5 million coronavirus cases is a ‘badge of honour’

World
Donald Trump has claimed the fact the US has 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases - the most of any country in the world - is a "badge of honour".The country has suffered almost 92,000 deaths of people with COVID-19, but the president suggested the infection figures should be a source of pride. "By the way, you know when you say that we lead in cases, that's because we have more testing than anybody else," he told reporters at the White House. :: Listen to Divided States on Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Spreaker"So when we have a lot of cases, I don't look at that as a bad thing, I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better. ...
UK jobless claims hit 2.1 million in April as virus crisis shocks economy

UK jobless claims hit 2.1 million in April as virus crisis shocks economy

Business
Official figures have shown a surge of 856,500 people submitting benefit claims last month as the coronavirus crisis took its toll on jobs.The update from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the so-called claimant count, measured through Universal Credit applications, at its highest level since 1996 at 2.1 million in total. The growth marked the largest monthly leap in claims on record, the ONS said. The data mainly covered the first three months of the year as COVID-19 first struck UK shores ahead of the lockdown, imposed since 23 March, which has crippled large parts of the economy.The report showed unemployment increased by 50,000 to 1.35 million over the three month period as the government and Bank of England scrambled to protect businesses and jo...
Climate change: Study pours cold water on oil company net zero claims

Climate change: Study pours cold water on oil company net zero claims

Science
Claims by oil and gas companies that they are curbing their carbon emissions in line with net zero targets are overstated, according to a new review. The independent analysis of six large European corporations acknowledges they have taken big steps on CO2 recently.In April, Shell became the latest to announce ambitious plans to be at net zero for operational emissions by 2050.But the authors say none of the companies are yet aligned with the 1.5C temperature goal. Scientists argue that the global temperature must not rise by more than 1.5C by the end of the century if the world is to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.The research has been carried out by the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), an investor-led group whic...
Willian sensationally claims that moving to Arsenal or Tottenham ‘would be fine’ with Chelsea contract set to expire this summer

Willian sensationally claims that moving to Arsenal or Tottenham ‘would be fine’ with Chelsea contract set to expire this summer

Sports
Willian has sensationally claimed he would be ‘fine’ moving to either Arsenal or Tottenham this summer.The Chelsea star’s contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire at the end of the season, with negotiations stalling as the Brazil international holds out for a three-year extension. Getty Images - Getty Chelsea star Willian is attracting interest from Tottenham and Arsenal Talks have come to a standstill and recent reports have suggested that Tottenham and Arsenal may be looking to capitalise by offering Willian a contract to join the club in the summer. And despite admitting the respect he has for Chelsea fans, the Brazil star said it would be ‘fine’ for him to move to a rival club. When asked about a move to either Arsenal or Spurs in an interview
Most elderly COVID-19 victims would not have died otherwise, major study claims

Most elderly COVID-19 victims would not have died otherwise, major study claims

Technology
A leading scientist has warned Britons to heed the lockdown because "COVID-19 is as dangerous as Ebola" - as a study found most elderly people killed by the disease would not have died otherwise.Professor Calum Semple, who is leading the largest study of coronavirus patients in the UK, said it showed more than a third of those who had been admitted to hospital had died. "That's the same for those admitted to hospital with Ebola," he told a virtual news conference. "People need to hear this and get it into their heads. The reason the government is keen for people to stay at home until the outbreak is quietening down is because this is an incredibly dangerous disease."We still see isolated egregious examples of selfishness where people think it is ok to meet up in the park and share a fo...