French President Emmanuel Macron hosts African leaders and the heads of multilateral lenders in Paris on Tuesday to find ways of financing African economies hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss handling the continent's billions of dollars debt. The summit is part of Macron's efforts to recast France's engagement in Africa, where it was once a colonial power, at a time the continent faces a near 300 billion dollar deficit by the end of 2023 while trying to recover from the downturn. "The peculiarity of Africa is that it does not have the financial means today to protect and revive its economy like all the other continents have done," French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told RFI radio on Tuesday.
Sean Hannity told the prince he was welcome to leave, while another asked the UK to take Harry back.
President Joe Biden will make the case for his $174 billion electric vehicle plan on Tuesday, calling for government grants for new battery production facilities during a visit to a Ford Motor electric vehicle plant in Michigan. He will also rule out consumer incentives for high-priced electric luxury models, according to a White House fact sheet reviewed by Reuters, as he argues for dramatic government spending to prod Americans to buy electric vehicles at a preview of Ford's new EV F-150 pickup truck. The White House wants to encourage new battery production facilities, which are key to ramping up U.S. electric vehicle manufacturing.
The pound reached its highest levels of the year on Tuesday as optimism gained on a strong employment report.
Cantona won four league titles in five seasons at United, scoring 70 goals in 156 league appearances for the Old Trafford club. The Frenchman, who also won the 1991-92 First Division title with Leeds United, retired in May 1997 aged 30.
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A Japanese doctors' group has urged the cancellation of the Olympics, even as Games organisers reported a surplus of applications from medics to volunteer at the virus-postponed event.
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The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has deferred in-camp training except for essential operations due to the COVID-19 situation.
Most migrant workers coming from Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh states, northeast of Delhi were seen at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal with their children and belongings on Tuesday (May 18).Some sat on footpaths and some slept at platforms waiting for transportation.Delhi has been under lockdown to curb the unprecedented spread of coronavirus for a month and there have been no hint of reopening from the government.
Rhodes ferry operator Paris Kakas cannot afford another summer lost to the pandemic if he is ever to repay the millions of euros he owes: "When the bank comes asking, we say: sorry." Greece is counting on salvaging this summer season to head off a wave of insolvencies among tourism businesses, already on their knees after a disastrous 2020. "Last year, essentially, we stopped paying," said Kakas, whose ferry company Sea Dreams saw revenue collapse when the coronavirus pandemic brought travel to an abrupt standstill.
Shares in Oxford Biomedica rose roughly 5% on Tuesday morning.
Four bowlers in the Australian cricket lineup embroiled in a 2018 cheating scandal in South Africa issued a joint statement Tuesday rejecting renewed speculation they were aware a teammate was using sandpaper to change the condition of the ball. The so-called Sandpapergate rocked world cricket, resulting in lengthy suspensions for Australia captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner, opening batter Cameron Bancroft and the exit of senior officials. Speculation that other players were aware of the ball-tampering plot in a test match in Cape Town was revived on the weekend when a British newspaper quoted Bancroft saying it was “self-explanatory”, when asked if the bowlers were aware of it.
After the U.K. government eased lockdown restrictions from Monday, BBC Studioworks is getting audiences back into studios from Tuesday, with safety measures in place. Productions being recorded over the coming days with live audiences present include “The Goes Wrong Show,” produced by Big Talk/Mischief Screen in association with Lionsgate for the BBC; “The Jonathan Ross […]
Schools in Singapore will be taking extra precautions because of the way the B1.671 variant is thought to affect children.
GEORGE TOWN, May 18 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today urged Putrajaya to allow the state government to accept a donation of two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from a private company....
Japan's economy shrank in the first three months of 2021, as new COVID-19 infections and a slow vaccine rollout hit consumer confidence.Much of Japan is still under a state of emergency and deaths from COVID are rising.It's pushed people indoors and spending on dining out and clothes has subsequently fallen.The world's third largest economy has had one of the slowest vaccine rollouts among major developed nations.Government data showed on Tuesday the economy shrank just over 5% in the first quarter, following a jump of more than 11% in the one before that.The contraction also reflects a scaling back of company spending.And while exports grew, the pace of increase slowed sharply. There's now concern that Japan's economy may slide back into recession - and lag behind others emerging from the pandemic.Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura on Tuesday blamed the weak GDP report on the curbs introduced to contain the virus.He said the economy still had the "potential" to recover.
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Three people were reported to have died on May 18 in the state of Gujarat as strong winds and heavy rain from Cyclone Tauktae hit India’s western coast.The India Meteorological Department said Cyclone Tauktae was an “extremely severe cyclonic storm" with wind speeds of up to 100 mph on the evening of May 17.On May 18, the storm was expected to weaken gradually.This footage was filmed in Surat, on India’s west coast. Credit: Dharmesh Patel via Storyful