|Wall Street rallies, led by healthcare jump
U.S. stocks rose on Monday, led in part by healthcare stocks as investors looked for shares that have become cheap and can withstand the impact to the economy from efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Extend Brexit transition by years over coronavirus, UK told
European People's party says it hopes 'common sense will prevail over ideology'
The largest group in the European parliament has urged the UK government to do the "responsible thing" and extend the Brexit transition period, as coronavirus plays havoc with the timetable for an EU-UK deal.The centre-right European People's party (EPP), which unites the parties of 11 EU leaders, including Angela Merkel and Leo Varadkar, issued a statement on Monday calling on the government to extend the Brexit transition beyond the end of the year. Continue reading...
Former anti-Nazi Greek resistance fighter and MEP Manolis Glezos dies aged 97
Former prime minister Alexis Tspiras said Glezos was a 'symbol of a fighter'In the pantheon of Greek politicians feted as much for fortitude as tenacity, few have stood out more than Manolis Glezos.Tributes poured in Monday as word spread that the indefatigable Greek leftist, who as a teenager tore down the Nazi swastika flag from the Acropolis and more than seven decades later was elected as an MEP for the radical Syriza party, had died of heart failure at the age of 97. Continue reading...
Harry and Meghan to start new life with focus on family and charities
Couple reveal plans as they prepare to officially cease working duties later this weekThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who begin their new life as non-working royals this week, have said they intend to spend the next few months concentrating on their family and privately supporting their charities.The couple, who have relocated to California, will cease to be working royals and can no longer officially represent the Queen from Wednesday, as they seek to become financially independent. Continue reading...
Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum
Thieves have stolen the £5m Parsonage Garden at Neunen in Spring
by the famous artist from the Singer Laren museumA painting by Vincent van Gogh
with an estimated value of up to £5m has been stolen from a Dutch museum currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.The thieves took Van Gogh's Parsonage Garden at Neunen in Spring after smashing through the front glass door of the Singer Laren museum, in Laren, at around 3.15am on Sunday morning. No other art is believed to be missing. Continue reading...
Film on Angela Merkel's role during refugee crisis set for screening
Decision to keep borders open despite thousands of migrants arriving set to be featuredIt was long said to have been the most significant decision of Angela Merkel's 14 years as German chancellor. Now the political and social drama of the refugee crisis in 2015 has been turned into a feature film based on a bestselling book.Merkel: The Driven charts the twists and turns surrounding the decree that allowed almost a million refugees into Germany. Continue reading...
Scientists develop AI that can turn brain activity into text
Researchers in US tracked the neural data from people while they were speaking
Reading minds has just come a step closer to reality: scientists have developed artificial intelligence that can turn brain activity into text.While the system currently works on neural patterns detected while someone is speaking aloud, experts say it could eventually aid communication for patients who are unable to speak or type, such as those with locked in syndrome
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