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Science • Space
2020-04-09T21:02:43+00:00
Astronauts arrive at ISS for a six-month mission

Cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, along with American astronaut Christopher Cassidy arrived today at the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month mission in space. Before the takeoff, that took place in the Russian-controlled Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan; the three men spent a month in quarantine to keep them safe from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Sports • Soccer
2020-04-09T03:53:37+00:00
Real Madrid players agreed to 10-20% pay cut amid coronavirus pandemic

Real Madrid's soccer players, coaches and "main directors" agreed on a pay cut between 10-20% this year to help the club mitigate a decrease in income "as a result of the suspension of competitions and the paralysis of a large part of its commercial activities". Madrid's basketball team also agreed on a voluntary pay cut.

Politics • American • South America
2020-04-06T20:23:27+00:00
Brazilian minister starts diplomatic row with China over Coronavirus

After a tweet -- now retracted -- by Brazil’s Education Minister Abraham Weintraub that appeared to mock Chinese accents while insinuating the Asian giant stood to benefit from the coronavirus pandemic, China's embassy in Brasilia demanded a public correction by the Brazilian Government.
This dispute comes just weeks after President Jair Bolsonaro sought to pacify a similar dispute sparked by his son, Eduardo Bolsonaro.
China is the biggest destination for Brazilian exports, accounting for 29% of its global total during the first quarter of 2020.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-04-05T21:14:08+00:00
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital over virus symptoms

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests with "persistent symptoms" - including a temperature. Johnson tested positive for Coronavirus 10 days ago and has been in self isolation ever since. For the moment, the prime minister will remain in charge of the government, but the foreign secretary is expected to chair a coronavirus meeting on Monday morning.

Politics • European • Germany
2020-04-04T21:55:03+00:00
Berlin regional government accused U.S. government of "modern piracy"

German officials said a shipment of 200.000 N95 face masks destined for Berlin was seized at Bangkok airport and diverted to the U.S.
Berlin Interior Minister Andreas Geisel called the incident an act of “modern piracy.” Berlin Mayor Michael Müller, a Social Democrat, said: “the actions of the U.S. president are…inhumane and unacceptable.”

Politics • American • US
2020-04-03T19:58:20+00:00
U.S. Navy dismisses Captain who sounded the alarm on Coronavirus

The U.S. Navy relieved Capt. Brett Crozier of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt of his command after he wrote a memo sounding the alarm on an exploding coronavirus infection on board the cramped quarters of the aircraft carrier.
Last week, the aircraft carrier was ordered to port in Guam after five sailors tested positive for Covid-19.

Sports
2020-04-03T17:06:23+00:00
Hansi Flick, head coach of Bayern Munich, has extended his contract until 2023

FC Bayern Munich announced that head coach Hans-Dieter Flick extended his contract with the club until 2023.
Flick, who joined the German club as an assistant coach, under the management of Niko Kovač, was promoted interim head coach last November and announced on 22 December 2019 he would remain manager until the end of 2019-2020 season.

Sports
2020-04-01T19:15:10+00:00
Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

The 2020 edition of the Wimbledon tennis tournament is canceled. The tournament was due to be played between 29 June and 12 July and this is the first time, since World War II, the English competition will not take place.

Business • Economy
2020-03-31T06:43:21+00:00
Amazon, Instacart workers strike amid working conditions under coronavirus pandemic

Amazon warehouse workers on New York’s Staten Island, and Instacart works across the United States, went on strike Monday to call attention to what they called a lack of protections for employees who continue to come to work amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Workers for both companies want more access to paid sick time off. At this time, it's available only to those who have tested positive for the coronavirus or get placed on mandatory self-quarantine.
Amazon workers want their warehouse to be closed for a longer cleaning, with guaranteed pay.
Instacart's grocery delivery workers ask for disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer and better pay.

Politics • American • South America
2020-03-31T06:43:06+00:00
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram delete Brazilian President posts

Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, posted videos of himself going into crowds in Brasilia, hyping hydrochloride as a cure, and encouraging an end to isolation.
First, Twitter, and now Facebook and Instagram, deleted the posts for violating platform rules.