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Google is creating a website for people to screen their health and help them find testing sites at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart locations

Google reportedly rescinds 2,000 contract worker jobs

Google rescinded offers to more than 2,000 contract and temporary workers in an effort to curtail new spending as the pandemic continues to sink ad revenue, according to The New York Times.
President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional funding that will allow the government to address the effects of the pandemic.

Report: Donald Trump executive order banning new green cards, visas coming soon

President Donald Trump could sign an executive order temporarily banning the issue of new green cards and work visas in the next few days, The New York Times reports.
FIFA

FIFA prepares massive bailout package for clubs

World football governing body, FIFA, have got a plan to help clubs through the damaging financial consequences of the coronavirus crisis. Gianni Infantino’s plan is to give the clubs up to five billion euro.
Facebook is seeing an extreme spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the company outlined in a blog post on Tuesday.

Facebook says coronavirus is pushing usage through the roof

Facebook is seeing an extreme spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the company outlined in a blog post on Tuesday.
China announced plans early on Wednesday to expel U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post in retaliation for U.S. curbs on Chinese media.

China expels US journalists from three top newspapers

China announced plans early on Wednesday to expel U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post in retaliation for U.S. curbs on Chinese media.
Harvey Weinstein has been taken to hospital after being convicted of sexual assault and rape.

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be “totally confused” by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer’s downfall.
Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is allegedly an espionage tool for the United Arab Emirates, from the Play Store for a second time.

Google removes ‘spying’ app ToTok from android play store again

Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is allegedly an espionage tool for the United Arab Emirates, from the Play Store for a second time.
Brad Pitt is the Oscars 2020 winner for Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Cliff Booth in Once upon a Time...in Hollywood!

Brad Pitt wins best supporting actor Oscar for ‘Once Upon a Time…’

Brad Pitt’s Oscar win on Sunday marks a fitting comeback for the veteran actor whose personal life, rather than his on-screen roles, have dominated headlines in recent years.
Veteran actor Orson Bean has died after being struck by a car in Venice, Los Angeles on Friday night.

Veteran actor Orson Bean dies after being hit by car

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed Bean’s Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a ‘traffic-related’ fatality.
This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian presidential press service on January 20, 2020 shows the President Volodymyr Zelensky (3L) during his talks with Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development (not seen) in Kiev. – Ukraine insisted on Janaury 20 that Iran hand over the black box flight recorders of a Ukrainian passenger plane mistakenly shot down by Iranian forces during a spike in tensions with Washington. (Photo by HO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) /

Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked angry protests.
In stunning testimony yesterday, United States (U.S.) Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump directed Rudy Giuliani to pursue a “quid pro quo”.

Quid pro quo: Latin phrase dominates US impeachment process

“Quid pro quo.” There’s no escaping the Latin phrase in America right now. It’s front and centre of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump and omnipresent across airwaves and social media.
Philanthropies Mike Bloomberg is jumping into the Democratic presidential race because he believes that Joe Biden is fading, opening the moderate lane next to Elizabeth Warren, sources close to the former New York mayor tell Axios.

Michael Bloomberg prepares to enter 2020 presidential race

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to enter the crowded race to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, US media reported Thursday.
DES MOINES, IOWA – NOVEMBER 01: Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Liberty and Justice Celebration at the Wells Fargo Arena on November 01, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Fourteen of the candidates hoping to win the Democratic nomination for president are expected to speak at the Celebration. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

2020 Democrats: Joe Biden slips, Beto O’Rourke quits, Elizabeth Warren answers critics

Joe Biden’s standing in the Democratic presidential nomination battle has slipped in Iowa against top rivals including Elizabeth Warren, the frontrunner in the early-voting state, who on Friday answered critics over how she will pay for her progressive policies.
Indonesian investigators on Thursday said the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots were searching for the right checklist in their handbooks and were experiencing airspeed and altitude issues.

Lion Air crash: One year after, Boeing 737 MAX remains grounded

On March 12, 2019, Dennis Muilenburg phoned US President Donald Trump for support after European and Chinese regulators grounded the Boeing 737 MAX following an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Court orders Donald Trump to hand over 8 years of tax returns

A federal judge has paved the way to forcing U.S. President Donald Trump to hand over eight years of tax returns to a Manhattan district attorney, as the court rejected the idea that the sitting occupant of the White House cannot be investigated.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Americans criticise Donald Trump for attacking major media outlets

President Donald Trump’s near-daily affront on American media outlets and specific journalists who run them has become an enduring feature of his administration.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Democrats to announce formal impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump

Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi will on Tuesday announce the start of a formal impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump in the US House of Representatives, US media reported.
Madeleine Westerhout, the president’s personal assistant, was said to have indiscreetly shared details about the president’s family and the Oval Office operations she was part of during a recent off-the-record dinner with journalists.

Donald Trump’s assistant steps down over information breach

Donald Trump’s personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout resigned on Thursday after she shared information about the president’s family with journalists, US media reported.

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Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.
Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Sudan summons Ethiopia envoy over deadly cross-border attack

Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian embassy's chargé d'affaires over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian rebel fighters that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, Khartoum said in a statement on Saturday.

Thirteen killed in Katsina bandit attacks

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase.
Dr. Dominic Ukpong, Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Health

Akwa Ibom discharges two coronavirus patients

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, who announced this on Saturday said those discharged have been certified negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing to 16, the total of those treated and discharged of the viral infection since the first set of cases were recorded on April 1, 2020.

Lagos to decamp pipeline explosion victims from relief camp

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Saturday.