Here are some of today’s top stories from around the world.
Alarming new signs are emerging that the Trump administration is shunting science aside in the battle against coronavirus.
Trump says he ‘strongly’ disagreed with move to reopen Georgia — contradicting source who said he agreed with it
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both called Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday night and expressed support and praise for the Republican’s move to reopen businesses in his state starting Friday, a source familiar with the call said. Trump later said the opposite — that he told Kemp he disagreed “strongly” with the decision.
The new coronavirus appears to be causing sudden strokes in adults in their 30s and 40s who are not otherwise terribly ill, doctors reported Wednesday.
The boom-to-bust oil market is experiencing one of its darkest moments in history.
Abigail Disney is flabbergasted over the Walt Disney Co.’s decision to furlough hundreds of thousands low-paid workers after paying its executives millions of dollars.
Srishti Warman spent years dreaming about doing an MBA at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School.
Seven more big cats have coronavirus at the Bronx Zoo, in addition to a tiger that tested positive earlier this month, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced.
Two African American women who allege that management at a Pennsylvania golf course mistreated them when they called police because they were playing too slow have now filed a lawsuit claiming racial and gender discrimination.
Thursday marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan for many Muslims.
Home delivery of groceries and food is providing a needed lifeline to many residents in Nigeria’s main commercial city, Lagos, who are staying and working at home because of a coronavirus lockdown. Women who provide food delivery services to homes across the city have seen a boom in business, and for many Lagosians these services have helped make the lockdown a little bearable.
In the lush green gardens of Eliud Kipchoge’s training retreat in the Kenyan highlands, the greatest distance runner of all time is describing the dusty beginnings to his sparkling career. Growing up, running for Kipchoge was functional.
The Champions League and Europa League look increasingly likely to be played exclusively in August after more talks about the remainder of the 2019-20 season on Wednesday. Uefa told the 55 associations on Tuesday there was still the possibility of the competitions being played throughout June, July and August.
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to temporarily suspend the approval of some green cards. The measure, which contains a number of exemptions, is to last for 60 days and then could be extended, he said. Mr Trump says the order is designed to protect American workers’ jobs in an economy pummelled by the coronavirus.
All of Germany’s states have announced plans to make face masks compulsory to combat the spread of coronavirus. Bremen became the final federal region to back the measures, with its senate set to confirm the decision on Friday. Mask use will be compulsory on public transport throughout Germany, and nearly all states will also make face coverings mandatory when shopping.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Wednesday that he was convinced the coronavirus would be around in the United States until at least the fall but that the scope of those cases depended on the American people abiding by social distancing measures and lawmakers listening to public health advice before reopening segments of the country.
Former President Barack Obama joined in with the growing chorus of criticism being leveled at President Donald Trump over his administration’s slow and sloppy response to the coronavirus crisis, commenting on Twitter about the lack of “a coherent national plan to navigate this pandemic.”
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Twitter has begun testing a new feature allowing users to see all of a tweet’s retweets that include a comment. It’s a bold new era for browsing “bomboclaat” memes. The update was confirmed by Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour in a tweet on Wednesday, after it was spotted by thrilled BTS fan @jinepiphany.
If there’s one thing that seems almost ready-made for parody, it’s a Trump press conference. With the rambling sentences, casual misinformation and random attacks on the media, the president’s briefings frequently feel more like a farce than real life.
On Wednesday Twitter added new details to their regularly-updated guidance on information safety during the coronavirus pandemic, with new rules aimed squarely at conspiracy theories about 5G and COVID-19.
It took a couple of years, but Motorola’s finally back in the flagship game. On Wednesday, the company unveiled the Motorola Edge+ complete with a nearly bezel-less display and a 108-megapixel camera sensor. (Take that Galaxy S20 Ultra!) Available May 14, the device will set you back $999 and is exclusive to Verizon.
What if you could Zoom, but while driving in your Tesla? Not content with the bevy of options to stream video, listen to music, and browse the net, Tesla drivers now want to transform the compay’s electric vehicles into mobile offices.
Nothing was going to stop NBC’s Kristen Welker from delivering the news. Not howling winds. Not the added struggle of talking through a facemask. And certainly not a couple of falling lighting fixtures. Welker was reporting live in D.C. on Wednesday, covering Attorney General William Barr’s comments on coronavirus shutdowns.