• ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it’s only September
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Dealing with the first wave was like a sprint, the second will be more like a marathon.

  • More than 1,000 Jewish pilgrims blocked from Ukraine over coronavirus fears
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    More than 1,000 Orthodox Jews are waiting on the Belarus-Ukraine border, after their attempts to enter the country for a religious pilgrimage were rebuffed due to coronavirus concerns.

  • Putin faces tough choice on Belarus: How to sort out Lukashenko without giving ground
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visited Sochi in southwest Russia on Monday for one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, seeking reassurances of Russia’s support after weeks of protests in Belarus.

  • Perfectly preserved Ice Age cave bear found in Siberia
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    The perfectly preserved remains of an Ice Age cave bear have been discovered in the Russian Arctic — the first example of the species ever to be found with soft tissues intact.

  • A chunk of ice twice the size of Manhattan has broken off Greenland in the last two years
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    A 44-square-mile chunk of ice, about twice the size of Manhattan, has broken off the Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf in northeast Greenland in the last two years, leaving scientists fearful over its rapid disintegration.

  • Greek president visits tiny island at center of eastern Mediterranean dispute, angering Turkey
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    For weeks, Greece and Turkey have been facing off in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Greece’s president strode into this highly charged environment on Sunday, with a provative trip to an island at the center of the dispute.

  • Kremlin critic Navalny posts hospital photo after poisoning as aide says he plans to return to Russia
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has posted a photograph of himself on his hospital bed in Berlin, weeks after he was poisoned and fell critically ill.

  • Germany to take in 1,500 migrants from Greece, after huge fire left thousands homeless
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Germany will take more than 1,500 migrants currently sheltering on Greek islands, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert announced Tuesday.

  • Everything you thought you knew about Vikings may be wrong
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    In the biggest study of its type, researchers claim they have “debunked” the modern image of Vikings.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Fast Facts
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Read CNN’s Fast Facts about soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo to learn more about Portugal’s all-time top international goalscorer.

  • Migrants allege Greece is pushing them back to sea
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Migrants allege being pushed back to open waters after arriving in Greece, assaulted and cast adrift in flimsy boats.

  • Russia’s regional elections pose serious test for pro-Kremlin party
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Russians are casting votes to pick regional legislators and officials in an election seen as a serious test for the pro-Kremlin United Russia party. About 160,000 candidates are seeking seats in local parliaments and 20 regions are electing a new governor, according to the Central Elections Committee.

  • WHO warns of ‘very serious situation’ in Europe, with ‘alarming rates’ of virus transmission
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that coronavirus cases are surging alarmingly in Europe, as a “very serious situation” unfolds across the continent.

  • Novichok found on water bottle suggests Russia’s Navalny poisoned before he went to airport, aides say
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Traces of poison were found on a bottle of water from the hotel room in Siberia where Alexey Navalny stayed before falling ill, the Russian opposition politician’s team said Thursday.

  • Poisoned Navalny plots his return, but Russia’s opposition activists wonder who might be next
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Alexey Navalny is out of a coma and off a ventilator, just weeks after his near-fatal poisoning. Now the Kremlin critic is planning his return home to Russia, where his list of enemies is as long as it is powerful.

  • Navalny says he can walk and recognize people as he eyes ‘clear road’ to recovery from poisoning
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny says he is still unable to use his phone properly or pour himself a glass of water, but is on a “clear road” towards recovering from his near-fatal poisoning.

  • How it all went wrong (again) in Europe as second wave grips continent
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    After successfully tamping down the first surge of infection and death, Europe is now in the middle of a second coronavirus wave as it moves into winter — raising questions over what went so wrong.

  • Navalny demands his clothes back from Russia, saying they are ‘vital evidence’
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny, who is currently recovering from a near-fatal suspected poisoning, has demanded that Russian authorities return the clothes he wore on the day he fell ill on a plane from Siberia to Moscow.

  • Tour de France Fast Facts
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Read CNN’s Fast Facts about the Tour de France and learn more about the prestigious bike race.

  • Vatican calls euthanasia an ‘act of homicide’
    on September 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    The Vatican has condemned euthanasia in its strongest language yet, calling it an “act of homicide” that can never be justified, in a document issued Tuesday.

  • UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson says ‘there have been too many breaches’ and warns restrictions could go further – as it happened
    by Jessica Murray (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier) on September 22, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Prime minister addresses nation as UK records 4,926 new cases, highest daily tally since MayBoris Johnson sets out new Covid restrictions at ‘perilous turning point’Local lockdowns failing to stop Covid spread in England, experts warnWhat are the new coronavirus rules in England?Global coronavirus updates – live 9.23pm BSTThat’s it for our live blog today, thanks to everyone for reading along on what has been a tumultuous day for the UK and its battle against coronavirus.Our coronavirus coverage will continue into the night over on our global blog. 8.53pm BSTInterestingly, Boris Johnson said in his speech this evening that the army would be used to “backfill” police enforcement of the new coronavirus rules “if necessary”, just hours after leaders of rank-and-file officers said military help was not asked for or needed. Martin Hewitt, chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), said:Policing is a unique role and any military support must be assessed very carefully.At the moment, no military involvement is necessary, nor do we anticipate this will be needed.The announcement from the prime minister has been seized by some as a suggestion that the military will be on streets helping the police to enforce Covid regulations. This is not what policing has asked for and not what it needs.This is an ever-changing situation and police officers will continue to do an incredible job at adapting quickly. Continue reading…

  • British Give U.S. Evidence Against ISIS ‘Beatles,’ Clearing Way for Trial
    by Charlie Savage on September 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    The men were half of a cell of Britons who held Westerners hostage in Syria, some of whom were beheaded for propaganda videos.

  • Pompeo’s Quest to Redefine Human Rights Draws Concern at U.N.
    by Pranshu Verma on September 22, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    European allies are skeptical of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s push to elevate religious liberty and property rights, which they fear could come at the expense of protecting marginalized groups.

  • ‘We must take action now’: Boris Johnson calls for ‘resolve’ amid new Covid-19 rules – video
    on September 22, 2020 at 8:12 pm

     Boris Johnson called for the UK population to come together for ‘collective health’ in a televised address in which he announced six months of new restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus.The prime minister said we must ‘reserve the right to go further’ with coronavirus restrictions. He does not want to impose a second total lockdown, but said there have been ‘too many breaches to the rules’ UK coronavirus live: 4,926 new cases recorded as Boris Johnson warns of six months of restrictionsCoronavirus: Boris Johnson sets out new restrictions to last ‘perhaps six months’Continue reading…

  • A Somber Boris Johnson Offers Britain a New Plan to Halt the Virus
    by Mark Landler and Stephen Castle on September 22, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Fighting a second wave of infections that scientists warn could grow exponentially, the prime minister is imposing new restrictions and penalties for up to six months.

  • Follow new Covid restrictions or risk a second lockdown, Johnson warns
    by Heather Stewart & Jessica Elgot on September 22, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    PM says he is prepared for harsher restrictions, if new measures do not cut down virus’ spreadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has warned the weary British public to summon their resolve for a tough winter ahead, as he refused to rule out a second national lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.Speaking in a televised address after announcing new rules across England he appeared to suggest “freedom-loving” Britons will be to blame if more draconian restrictions are applied. Continue reading…

  • Covid: Sturgeon announces Scotland-wide ban on household visits
    by Libby Brooks and Steven Morris on September 22, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    First minister also confirms 10pm curfew on pubs, bars and restaurants from FridayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHousehold visiting will be banned across Scotland, as Nicola Sturgeon moves to limit a key driver of coronavirus infections before the winter.While Boris Johnson’s statement on Tuesday did not include direct limits on socialising, Scotland’s first minister said she would be extending nationwide from Friday the ban on household visiting already in place in the west of Scotland, where she said the limits were having an impact on infection rates. Continue reading…

  • Rishi Sunak weighs up German-style wage subsidies to replace furlough scheme
    by Richard Partington on September 22, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Option part of wider emergency package to help firms through second wave of Covid-19Premier Inn owner to cut 6,000 jobsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is weighing up plans to replace the furlough scheme with German-style wage subsidies as part of a wider emergency support package to help businesses through a second wave in Covid-19.Sources from business and industry told the Guardian that the Treasury has been consulting on options for the end of the furlough scheme as concerns mount over increasing numbers of job losses, and as rising infections and tougher restrictions risk derailing Britain’s economic fightback from the pandemic. Continue reading…

  • Vatican Reiterates Its Opposition to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
    by Elisabetta Povoledo on September 22, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    As lawmakers debate right-to-life issues around the world, the Vatican says euthanasia and assisted suicide are “intrinsically evil” acts.

  • Macmillan Cancer Support to axe 310 jobs due to funding crisis
    by Patrick Butler Social policy editor on September 22, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Cancer charity reels from coronavirus has had on fundraising as it cuts sixth of workforceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMacmillan Cancer Support has announced major cuts as it struggles with a coronavirus funding crisis, announcing plans to axe 310 jobs – around a sixth of its workforce – from next month.The charity, which had already furloughed approximately 30% of its staff, said it was forced to take drastic action because it was likely to lose tens of millions a year in voluntary donations over the next two years. Continue reading…

  • David Moyes and two players leave West Ham game after Covid-19 positive tests
    by Jacob Steinberg on September 22, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Manager, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen return homeCarabao Cup tie against Hull goes ahead West Ham’s Carabao Cup tie against Hull City was allowed to go ahead on Tuesday night despite the Premier League club’s manager, David Moyes, and two of their players being sent home after returning positive tests for Covid-19 shortly before kick-off at the London Stadium.Medical officials from both clubs agreed to let the tie take place in line with health protocols and in consultation with the English Football League after it emerged that Moyes and two West Ham players, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen, were sent away from the ground after receiving their results. Continue reading…

  • ‘Our 1945 moment’: UN faces fears of a ‘great fracture’ at general assembly
    by Julian Borger on September 22, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Amid prerecorded speeches, secretary-general issues warning over US-China rivalry at an unprecedented moment“Today, we face our own 1945 moment,” the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, said as he opened the UN’s 75th general assembly, to a thinly populated chamber of socially distanced diplomats.Guterres meant the historical reference as a call to action inspired by the generation who had survived the second world war and sought to build a new world. A similarly concerted effort, he said, would be needed to defeat Covid and the pandemics that may follow, and the climate emergency. Continue reading…

  • Local lockdowns failing to stop Covid spread in England, experts warn
    by Josh Halliday and Helen Pidd on September 22, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Infection rates rising sharply in almost all areas where local measures were introduced over summerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLocal lockdowns are failing to stop a second wave of coronavirus, experts have said.(September 1, 2020)  Boris Johnson Continue reading…

  • NHS to hold review into gender identity services for children and young people
    by Sarah Marsh on September 22, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Review will examine rise in number of children in UK seeking treatment, from 77 in 2009 to 2,590 in 2018-19The NHS is launching an independent review into gender identity services for children and young people, it has been announced.The review of the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents, which is managed by the Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust in London, will assess issues surrounding children and young people who are prescribed puberty blocking and cross-sex hormone drugs. Continue reading…

  • U.S. and European Oil Giants Go Different Ways on Climate Change
    by Clifford Krauss on September 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    While BP and other European companies invest billions in renewable energy, Exxon and Chevron are committed to fossil fuels and betting on moonshots.

  • C.I.A. Reasserts Putin Is Likely Directing Election Influence Efforts to Aid Trump
    by Julian E. Barnes and David E. Sanger on September 22, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    The assessment, which the agency has moderate confidence in, buttresses earlier findings that the Russian president supports President Trump’s re-election.

  • U.K. Conservation Society Details Links to Colonialism and Slavery
    by Elian Peltier on September 22, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    The National Trust said a third of the properties it manages had direct links to colonialism or slavery. Some have a “hugely uncomfortable” history, it said.

  • Christian not sacked by UK school for LGBTQ+ ‘beliefs’, tribunal hears
    by Steven Morris and agency on September 22, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Kristie Higgs dismissed after sharing social media posts about relationship educationA secondary school headteacher has denied that a member of staff was suspended because she was a Christian who raised concerns about teaching young children about LGBTQ+ relationships, an tribunal has heard.Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by Farmor’s school in Fairford, Gloucestershire, last year after sharing and commenting on social media posts about relationship education. Continue reading…

  • Six ways to get through the next six months
    by Archie Bland on September 22, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Announcement of tighter coronavirus restrictions in England and Scotland leaves millions bracing for a difficult winter Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe announcement of a new set of coronavirus restrictions across England and Scotland has made the prospect of a second wave and a new lockdown tangible.With millions now bracing themselves for the autumn and winter ahead, the Guardian spoke to a number of experts for advice about how to get through the next six months. Continue reading…

  • Residents demand new clean air rules for former gasworks sites in England
    by Jo Griffin on September 22, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Coalition calls for independent scrutiny of contaminated land clean-ups to check for toxinsResidents living near four gasworks redevelopment sites in London and Brighton have joined forces to demand an overhaul of regulations on the treatment of contaminated land.The move follows a Guardian report on residents’ claims that toxic substances from a site in west London were damaging their health. Continue reading…

  • New Covid-19 restrictions mean UK unemployment will get much worse
    by Larry Elliott on September 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Bank of England forecasts for 7.5% unemployment this winter may have to be revised up considerablyIt is March 2021. In the UK, the clocks are about to go forward and the government is about to ease restrictions imposed six months earlier in response to a rise in Covid-19 cases. A long, hard winter is over.But at what cost? That was the question exercising politicians, business leaders and economists after the prime minister announced curbs on opening hours for pubs and restaurants, and backtracked on the government’s previous advice that people should stop working from home. Economists at Bank of America think Britain is on course to contract in both the final three months of this year and the first three months of next. Continue reading…

  • Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar Becomes Slovenia’s First Winner
    by Elian Peltier on September 22, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Riding into Paris a day after grabbing the lead, Tadej Pogacar, 21, was still struggling to fathom how he had claimed his victory over two unforgettable days.

  • U.K. Opposition Leader Says Boris Johnson Is ‘Just Not Up to the Job’
    by Megan Specia on September 22, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Keir Starmer made his first major address after taking the helm of a Labour Party that suffered a devastating election loss in December.

  • Younger women ‘bearing brunt’ of second wave of Covid in UK
    by Ian Sample Science editor on September 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Exclusive: Figures show big rise in number of women aged 20 to 40 admitted to hospitalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYounger women are “bearing the brunt” of the UK’s second wave of coronavirus infections, according to a fresh analysis of hospital admissions prepared by government science advisers.Hospital records reveal a substantial rise in the number of women aged 20 to 40 admitted for serious coronavirus infections since the beginning of August, a country-wide trend that suggests younger women are now more exposed to the virus. Continue reading…

  • Zaghari-Ratcliffe files report of Revolutionary Guards harassment
    by Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor on September 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    British-Iranian woman under house arrest in Tehran sends details to prosecutor’s officeThe British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has claimed she is being harassed at her parents’ home in Tehran by Revolutionary Guards officers as she remains under house arrest awaiting the date of a second trial.In her report of the incident to the Tehran prosecutors’ office, she said Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officers had come to the house on Tuesday morning and falsely accused her of breaking the tag she was fitted with when she was given a temporary release from prison in March on furlough. She was warned she would be taken back to the revolutionary courts. Continue reading…

  • Boris Johnson outlines tighter Covid rules for England – video
    on September 22, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    The UK is at a ‘perilous turning point’ and must act, Boris Johnson has told MPs, announcing new restrictions for England including reducing the size of wedding gatherings and bans on indoor team sports, as well as a return to home workingWhat are the new coronavirus rules in England?Coronavirus – latest updatesContinue reading…

  • A London Caper With a Car James Bond Would Never Drive
    by Bryan Pietsch on September 22, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Five guns used in Bond films were stolen in March from a collector’s home. Now the police are appealing to the public for information.

  • People in parts of Birmingham told to get Covid test even if asymptomatic
    by Josh Halliday on September 22, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Birmingham city council will offer ‘drop and collect’ testing serviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in parts of Birmingham have been told to get a coronavirus test regardless of whether they have symptoms in a significant break from government policy.The UK government said earlier this month that people who do not have Covid-19 symptoms should not get tested because the system is struggling to keep up with demand. The same applies to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Continue reading…

  • New Plymouth museum and art gallery opens with Mayflower and mammoths
    by Steven Morris on September 22, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Exhibition at the Box looks back 400 years to the settlers’ voyage to America and its effect on the indigenous peopleOne of the galleries features both a full-scale model of a woolly mammoth and a collection of tiny sea creatures pickled in jars that look more like an installation by Damien Hirst than a city museum exhibit.A second is dominated by a replica of the Mayflower, the ship that sailed from the UK to what is now the US exactly 400 years ago, but also highlights precious artefacts and images that tell the story of the indigenous people who suffered in the decades following the ship’s landing. Continue reading…

  • Manchester attack victim’s father tells inquiry: ‘Enough is enough’
    by Amy Walker on September 22, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Andrew Roussos, whose daughter Saffie, eight, was killed, says lessons should have been learned after 7/7 The father of the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena bombing has told the public inquiry that lessons on terrorist attacks “should have been learned and in place” after 9/11 and the 7 July 2005 bombings in London.Andrew Roussos said his daughter Saffie Rose, who was eight when she was killed in the explosion on 22 May 2017, was “not a practice exercise” for security and emergency services. Continue reading…