England's COVID-19 test and trace system has stopped trying to contact under-18s separately to ask them to self-isolate if a parent says they will tell their child, helping to boost the proportion of contacts of cases successfully traced. After weeks near a record low of around 60% of contacts of positive cases being successfully traced, 72.5% percent of the 246,604 people identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the week to Nov 25. "This operational improvement has resulted in an increase in the proportion of contacts reached, and the proportion reached within 24 hours."
U.S. President Donald Trump's pardoning of his former adviser Michael Flynn has fueled speculation over whether the president could pardon other associates, and even members of his family, during his final weeks in office. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Trump talked with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani about pardoning him as recently as last week, citing two people briefed on the matter. The Times also said Trump has asked advisers about the possibility of "preemptively" pardoning his three eldest children.
France will on Thursday start investigating dozens of mosques suspected of fomenting Islamist ideology to combat the rising threat of religious extremism, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. The government has launched what it calls an unprecedented action against "separatism" following several Islamist attacks in France this autumn, including the beheading of a teacher who had shown his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. Darmanin said 76 mosques out of the more than 2,600 Muslim places of worship had been flagged as possible threats to France's Republican values and its security.
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Thousands of supporters of Moldova's incoming president Maia Sandu protested on Thursday against a move by parliament to strip her of control of the intelligence service weeks before she takes office. Sandu, a former World Bank economist who favours closer ties with the European Union, defeated the pro-Moscow incumbent Igor Dodon in last month's presidential election, but parliament is still dominated by Socialist party lawmakers aligned with Dodon. The eastern European country of 3.5 million, where the West and Russia vie for influence, has been rocked in recent years by instability and corruption scandals, including the disappearance of $1 billion from the banking system.
A fit Andy Murray could still be competitive against top players and tennis fans should consider themselves lucky still to be able to see the three-time Grand Slam champion in action, the Briton's former coach Daniel Vallverdu has told Reuters. Venezuelan Vallverdu currently coaches three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka who crushed former world number one Murray 6-1 6-3 6-2 in the opening round of this year's French Open. It was Murray's joint-worst loss at a Grand Slam and came on his return to the claycourts at Roland Garros after a three-year absence, during which he has had two major hip surgeries.
With 2017’s “This Is Our Land,” director Lucas Belvaux examined the ways in which far right movements attract, recruit and reformat new converts, curdling contemporary anxieties for acrid political goals. With his follow-up, “Home Front,” the Franco-Belgian auteur explores the roots of those prejudices. Adapted by Belvaux from Laurent Mauvignier 2009 novel “The Wound,” the […]
Production and distribution powerhouse All3Media has acquired leading natural history producer Silverback Films. Founded in 2012 by Alastair Fothergill (pictured, left) and Keith Scholey (right), Silverback Films creates wildlife content for film and TV, with recent credits including the documentary "David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet", which had a worldwide theatrical release at the […]
It produced 92 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2018. But Nestle is taking action. The world's biggest food company said on Thursday (Dec 3) it plans to invest over $3.5 billion over the next five years to reduce its climate impact. With an aim to get to net zero emissions by 2050. Nestle said it will work with farmers and suppliers to promote regenerative agriculture - like restoring soil health, The company plans to source more than 14 million tons of its ingredients from farmers using these techniques. It also plans to switch to renewable electricity for all its power by 2025. The maker of KitKat chocolate bars and Nescafe coffee, said it would finance these investments primarily through operational and structural efficiencies. Nestle's said its also has plans to scale up it reforestation programme. It aims to plant 20 million trees every year for the next decade in the areas where it sources ingredients. As well as offsetting all business travel by 2022. Continuing its push into plant-based products, the company said it wanted to raise the number of ‘carbon neutral’ brands it owns.
PUTRAJAYA, Dec 3 — The government could lift the embargo on foreign labour hire if companies are willing to fund the deportation costs of undocumented migrants, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah...
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President Donald Trump's administration is pushing to finalize new immigration restrictions before his term ends in January, according to three senior homeland security officials, a last-gasp effort in a policy area that was a central focus during his four years in office. The moves come even as Democratic President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to rescind many of Trump's immigration policies. By finalizing rules that have just been proposed, or issuing last-minute orders, the administration could slow down Biden's efforts to undo many of Trump's signature measures that have made it harder for immigrants to enter and settle in the United States.
New Delhi [India], December 3 (ANI): Ravi Kumar and Deepak Punia are among the 24 wrestlers who will be representing India in the upcoming Wrestling World Cup.
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Manchester [UK], December 3 (ANI): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Fred's challenge which saw him being sent out in the Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) was not a foul.
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