Opinion | ‘Let’s Talk About “Personal Responsibility”’: A Year of Tough Conversations in the Comments

This has been a tumultuous 12 months, a harrowing ride through the pandemic and elections, racial injustices and civic turmoil. Through it all, in your comments, you’ve shared your fears, frustrations and anger, but also hope, humor and much wisdom. In the process, you helped document this extraordinary year. We

Canada's economy grows more than expected in Oct despite second Covid-19 surge

OTTAWA (BLOOMBERG) – Canada’s economy expanded more than forecast in October, easing worries of a sharp slowdown amid a second wave of coronavirus. Gross domestic product grew 0.4 per cent in October from a month earlier, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday (Dec 23) in Ottawa. Economists were expecting 0.3 per

Boris under attack: Scotland and Wales join forces to launch full scale assault on PM

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Mark Drakeford told a press conference in Cardiff there had only been “one brief phone call” with Mr Johnson since May 28, which he described as “simply unacceptable”.

Coronavirus breakthrough: Scientists make exciting announcement about new treatment

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The life-saving antibody treatment developed by Oxford University has been hailed as potentially vital for the elderly and vulnerable, whose bodies may not respond well to a

Coronavirus deaths per capita: Which countries have the most cases and deaths per capita?

Every country has different ways of measuring coronavirus cases and deaths per capita. Most care home deaths, for example, have not been added into Spain’s overall statistics – which, like the UK’s, require a positive test result. The latest ONS figures reveal that in the week ending April 17, the

Experts in Germany believe Europe could be close to herd immunity in shock new study

A new study has led scientists to speculate whether Europe could be close to herd immunity. German scientists studying Gangelt, the town at the centre of Germany’s virus outbreak, discovered that as much as 15 percent of its population may have already been infected and therefore acquired immunity. On Thursday

EU crisis: Italy on collision course with Brussels over coronavirus bailout demands

Deputy Economy Minister Antonio Misiani said the eurozone’s bailout fund – the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) – should be deployed without restrictions within the bloc to manage economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic. But the move could put Rome at loggerheads with richer northern euro zone nations like Germany and

Coronavirus contagion warning: Scientists discover infection can spread through cash

A new government study from the US has revealed that credit cards, coin and cash could be surfaces that spread the coronavirus infection. New research suggests the virus’ life span is anywhere between three hours and three days on surfaces, depending on the material. The finding that the infection clings

Coronavirus WAR: China imposes MAJOR US ban as tensions boil over in coronavirus blame war

China escalated the coronavirus blame war by placing restrictive measures on several top media companies from the US. This includes The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. The Trump administration has hit back at Chinese officials after they released a statement claiming the move was