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West Point prepares for June 13 graduation ceremony

West Point prepares for June 13 graduation ceremony

Business
May 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Military Academy announced plans Friday to ensure the safety of cadets at their June 13 graduation ceremony. The cancellation of the remainder of the semester was announced March 19, when cadets were ordered to return home instead of the West Point, N.Y., college and officer training school. They have not been back since. President Donald Trump has indicated he plans to attend the ceremony. There has been criticism over the demand that West Point's 1,000-member Class of 2020 return, citing travel complications relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the necessity of many returning cadets passing through viral hot spot New York City and the possibility that a large gathering of future Army officers could promote transfer of the virus. The Army said that, at the bare m...
Despite virus, Pompeo in Israel to talk West Bank annexation

Despite virus, Pompeo in Israel to talk West Bank annexation

World
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Israel for meetings with Benjamin Netanyahu and the prime minister's new governing partner, Benny Gantz, to discuss Iran, the coronavirus and Israel's possible annexation of parts of the West BankBy ILAN BEN ZION Associated PressMay 13, 2020, 9:57 AM5 min read5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Israel's plans to annex parts of the West Bank, as Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian teen in a clash with stone-throwers in the occupied territory. Pompeo arrived at a tense time, as Israeli troop searched for the killers of a soldier killed a day earlier by a brick dropped from a rooftop during an army raid of...

Premier League and sports news LIVE: Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for COVID-19, West Ham players defer wages, Tottenham supports urge club to save reputation

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus but remains asymptomatic West Ham players to defer part of their wages to help club fight crisis Tottenham supporters urge club to […] talkSPORT
West African lions don’t prefer national parks to hunting preserves

West African lions don’t prefer national parks to hunting preserves

Science
March 30 (UPI) -- Data from a massive wildlife camera survey suggests West African lions divide their time evenly between the region's largest national parks and the hunting preserves that surround them. There are an estimated 400 lions living in West Africa, and 90 percent of them are found in a protected complex called W-Arly-Pendjari, or the WAP Complex. The expanse comprises five national parks and 14 hunting concessions in Burkina Faso, Niger and Benin -- some 10,200 square miles of habitat. Inside the parks, the lions are protected and face fewer human pressures, but in the hunting preserves, the lions can be killed. When scientists set out to document their distribution and movement patterns within the WAP Complex, they expected to find that lions avoided hunting concessions when ...
Coronavirus: West End shuts down as Boris Johnson’s advice sparks anger

Coronavirus: West End shuts down as Boris Johnson’s advice sparks anger

Entertainment
Theatres in London's West End and around the UK have shut after PM Boris Johnson advised people to avoid such venues as coronavirus spreads."You should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues," he said.However, he stopped short of forcing venues to close, leaving some in the affected industries in limbo.The Society of London Theatre, which represents the West End, said theatres would close from Monday night until further notice.Sister organisation UK Theatre said its 165 venues around the country would take the same step. Media playback is unsupported on your device Speaking during his first daily news briefing on Monday, Mr Johnson said the government advice was that...