A lawyer for convicted rapist Brock Turner attempted to overturn the former Stanford University swimmer’s assault conviction during an appellate court hearing in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday.
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Kate Garraway has shared an emotional message about her husband Derek Draper, who is in hospital being treated for coronavirus.The Good Morning Britain host has been posting regular news to her followers, after Draper, an author and former lobbyist, was admitted to hospital at the beginning of April.
Socially distanced gatherings of up to six people will be allowed in outdoor spaces in England from Monday, Boris Johnson has announced as part of plans to gradually ease the country’s lockdown.The prime minister confirmed all five tests required to move to the next stage had been met, schools to begin reopening and greater contact to be permitted from next week.
Steve Carell reprised his role as Gru from Despicable Me for a special COVID-19 public service announcement released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 27.The WHO teamed up with the UN Foundation and Despicable Me’s production company, Illumination, to make the child-friendly PSA.The minute-long video features Gru and his Minions explaining some of the different things people can do to help keep themselves and their loved ones safe during the coronavirus pandemic.According to a news release by the WHO, llumination is the first Hollywood studio to partner with WHO, the UN Foundation, and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to create an entertaining and educational PSA for global audiences. Credit: World Health Organization/UN Foundation/llumination via Storyful
Barbara and Simon Campbell's lovingly renovated 16th century manor house, which they bought in 1999, could lose value due to a quarry with planning permission from the 1950s.
How the Government ignored its own experts on the risks of reopening shops and schools Durham Police face prospect of inquiry after complaints over Dominic Cummings probe Hopes rise for foreign summer holidays as ministers draw up plans for 'air bridges' as early as June Subscribe to The Telegraph, free for one month Theresa May has launched an attack on Dominic Cummings in a statement to constituents. The former prime minister said she did not feel the adviser had abided by the "spirit" of the guidance when he drove from London to Durham and then Durham to Barnard Castle during lockdown. She also expressed concern that the episode was distracting from the public health effort, according to the Daily Mirror. Her comments came as the police chief who carried out the investigation into Mr Cummings is now facing the prospect of an inquiry over her force’s handling of the matter. Durham Police have received a number of complaints from members of the public angry at the way the investigation was dealt with.
Donald Trump is in trouble, trailing former Vice President Joe Biden nationally and in most key swing states. He's lost – for now, at least – older voters and white educated women.The president appears to know his road to a second term is going to be winding and uphill. So he is, once again, following his instincts. And they always tell him one thing: Fight.
The UK coronavirus death toll has passed 38,000 after a rise of 324.Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed the toll in hospitals, care homes and the wider community had climbed to 38,161 at this afternoon's Downing Street briefing.
Coronavirus has “not gone away” and is “lurking”, a World Health Organisation expert warned today after Boris Johnson announced lockdown restrictions would be eased .Dr David Nabarro, the WHO’s Covid-19 special envoy, said people needed to be prepared against the fast-spreading virus as measures are relaxed.
More than 200 schools were forced to return to online teaching just days after they reopened in South Korea after the country experienced a spike in coronavirus cases.South Korea reported 79 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the highest rise in nearly eight weeks.
It remains illegal to socialise in groups of more than two in public under coronavirus laws, police have warned as the UK heads into another hot and sunny weekend.Boris Johnson announced that lockdown rules will be eased to allow gatherings of up to six people, but the changes will not come into force until Monday.
The family of an alleged human smuggler in Libya killed at least 30 migrants in a vengeful rampage following his death.The 26 Bangladeshi and four sub-Saharan African migrants killed were believed by the family to have murdered a man trying to arrange their illegal passage through Libya to the coast, where they would presumably be taken by boat into European waters. Another 11 migrants were also reportedly wounded.
Rishi Sunak has set out plans to taper back the Government's furlough scheme, as he led this afternoon's Downing Street press briefing.The Chancellor announced that businesses must start contributing towards employees' salaries from August, while the self-employed will be able to apply for a second, and final, income grant.
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Britain's double shame: coronavirus deaths and economic collapse. Lockdown is likely to go down in history as the UK’s most costly policy failure of modern times
Amy Klobuchar's decision as a Minneapolis prosecutor in 2006 not to bring charges against the police officer filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd could cost her the role of vice president, critics have said.With Joe Biden asking Ms Klobuchar to undergo official vetting to be his running mate in November, the death of Mr Floyd has renewed scrutiny of her record as a district attorney that reportedly brought zero charges against police involved in 40 deaths during her tenure.
On Wednesday, Americans were set to enjoy a break from the non-stop news coverage of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the Trump administration’s haphazard response to a disease that has now killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, and the seemingly endless scandals and controversies ginned up by a president who relishes dominating the national discourse.
Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator has ruled out any deal giving European boats access to UK waters in return for better conditions for British financial services in the EU’s Single Market. The EU and the UK are deeply divided over fishing in free trade negotiations ahead of the next round of talks, which start on Monday, David Frost told peers in the European Union Select Committee on Thursday. Brussels also rejected British calls for an improved system of regulatory recognition for the City of London than the “equivalence” model currently on offer, during the last round of negotiations. Those talks ended in deadlock and mutual recrimination with both sides urging each other to drop their red lines. Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, and Phil Hogan, the EU’s trade commissioner, have both suggested that a “fish for financial services” compromise could be struck to break the deadlock between the two sides. Mr Hogan, who is Ireland's EU commissioner, said yesterday, "Perhaps the United Kingdom has come to the conclusion that there’s not going to be a deal.” “I don’t think fisheries is something we are going to link to anything,” Boris Johnson’s top Brexit official said. The Political Declaration, a joint document for the trade talks, said that a deal on fishing and financial services should be completed by July, ahead of the end of year deadline for the trade deal to be finalised. Mr Frost said he thought the deadline would be missed and repeated that the UK would not ask for an extension to the transition period to allow time for more trade negotiations beyond December 31. “I'm sure we'll carry on talking after June 30. Obviously, at some point, there will need to be a negotiation on the arrangements for 21, whether there's an agreement or not,” Mr Frost said. “If there isn't an agreement that will reflect the fact that we're in the independent coastal state, and we'll control access, and fishing in our waters at that point.” He added, “So, that is the reality that we have to contend with, if the EU doesn't evolve its position and try and reach an agreement with us.”
The Change.org petition, created by Gary Kelly on 25 May, calls for the aide to be sacked after his actions were defended by Boris Johnson.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man. After his online comment that "looting leads to shooting" drew a warning from Twitter and widespread condemnation from Democrats, Trump said he understood why the killing had sparked nationwide protests about police violence against African Americans. Trump said he had expressed his sorrow to the family of George Floyd, a black man seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck.
Government adviser Dominic Cummings continues to face pressure to resign or be sacked over allegations he broke lockdown guidelines. Mr Cummings ignored members of the press as he left his London home this morning.