The startling plunge of 13.8 percent from April June starkly illustrated the punishing economic cost of the two month lockdown. The pain was so damaging to jobs and industries that the government is talking down the possibility of another nationwide lockdown as infections tick upward again.France''s economy was already slowing, shrinking by 0.2 percent in the last quarter of 2019, before the pandemic hit with full force.
The coronavirus pandemic that originated in Wuhan and spread to the entire world with disastrous effect has drawn widespread international condemnation. As China herself has now largely recovered from the pandemic, her foreign policy is now aggressive aimed at enforcing her claims and punishing those she believes oppose her.India ''s northern eastern border with China Tibet is about 4000km long, and large parts of the border areas are claimed in occupation illegally by China. Prior to the 1962 war China illegally seized and occupied Aksai Chin, an area of about 38,000sqkm. Pakistan also illegally ceded about 5,180 sq km to the Chinese through an agreement on March 2, 1963. She also claims large areas in eastern Ladakh.
State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh told ThePrint that there is no lockdown on Eid (1 August) and Muharram (29 August), but on the bhoomi pujan ceremony day of the Ram temple, which will be held on 5 August. The whole lockdown decision is arbitrary and only to punish Bengali Hindus. What is the basis of choosing and omitting certain dates? There is no pattern. In a certain week, you choose lockdown on Thursday, but next week, you remove Thursday. They include Wednesday in some week, and Sunday in another. The only constant is Saturday because Bengali Hindus do puja on Saturday, he said.
The African country of Sudan is winning an old battle for its women: against female genital mutilation (FGM). On April 22, 2020, the country;s transitional government passed a law criminalising the practice with a prison term of up to three years and a fine.Though the law is still to be approved by Sundan ''s sovereign council, UNICEF has already welcomed the decision and vowed to support it. The law, considered a huge victory of female rights in the country, is another step for Sudan from a dictatorial to a democratic form of government.
Trading conditions are tight within a pennant pattern via the daily chart view. The narrowing has been observed for going on six sessions.
I say attempting , because the classic version of the popular MMORPG (which Blizzard once told fans they didn t want ) has been such a hit that players have actually been facing hour long queues to get into the game, and there are even reports of players having to line up and take it in turns to complete quests.Naturally, we can assume that Blizzard is already working to minimise these punishing wait times, but you have to wonder what players who were in those pesky queues were doing to kill the time. Maybe they read a book? Maybe they watched something on Netflix? Or maybe, just maybe, they simply whipped off their pants and had a little grown up me time.
President Donald Trump has expressed a renewed willingness to use punishing tariffs in the yearlong trade war with China, weeks after the two sides reached a ceasefire in trade negotiations. "We have a long way to go as far as tariffs where China is concerned," the president said in a Cabinet meeting at the White House. "If we want, we have another $325 billion we can put a tariff on, if we want." The comments could add to tension as the two sides work to defuse a dispute that has led to more than $350 billion worth of tariffs between the largest economies. Visit Markets Insider for more stories. Weeks after negotiators from the US and China restarted an attempt to defuse their sprawling trade dispute, President Donald Trump expressed a renewed willingness to use punishing tariffs. The threat marked the latest signal of defiance between the two sides since they reached a trade ceasefire."We have a long way to go as far as tariffs where China is concerned," the president said in a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday. "If we want, we have another $325 billion we can put a tariff on, if we want."
JOHANNESBURG Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday, a landmark case for Africa, as the High Court rejected laws punishing it with up to seven years in prison.
According to the New York Times, the Federal Trade Commission s negotiations with the social network are coming to a close yet the agency s five commissioners are still unable to agree on how to deal with the Facebook founder.Sources familiar with the talks tell the Times that along with the dissent over Zuckerberg, the FTC is also wrestling with the exact financial penalty to be levied against the company. Facebook is expecting to pay a record breaking fine of somewhere between $3 billion and $5 billion.
A host of celebrities, including George Clooney and Elton John, led global outrage over the tiny, oil rich South East Asian nation;s introduction of Islamic laws, or sharia, on April 3, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with death, including by stoning.Brunei had consistently defended its right to implement the laws, elements of which were first adopted in 2014 and which have been rolled out in phases since then.
by Ravie Lakshmanan mdash; in Insider Two of the women who helped organize last year s global Google Walkout have accused the tech giant of retaliating against them, reports Wired.
Kavita Devi ready to become first female WWE champion from India WWE Raw Results: Vince McMahon announces return of John Cena, women;s tag team championship title WWE in 2018: The year when women;s revolution truly began Rusev defeats Shinsuke Nakamura in title fight. (Source: WWE) The final SmackDown Live of 2018 saw a new United States Champion emerging with Rusev defeating Shinsuke Nakamura. The Bulgarian Brute and the Artist indulged in an edge of the seat thriller match in which both exchanged several punishing haymakers. While Nakamura used his verstalility to wear down his opponent, Rusev used his brute strength to keep rallying back into the match.The Champion set up Rusev in a perfect position to deliver a Kinshasa Knee Strike. But the Super Athlete got back up and connected with a Machka Kick, to cover his opponent. Nakamura kicked out after a two count, showing his resilience. But Rusev did not lose confidence, despite being locked up in a triangle submission lock. He then suffered a knee to his temple, but rallied back once more, to connect a second Machka Kick to Nakamura. One, Two, three - and the new United States Champion, Rusev.
The United States hit a Chinese military organisation with punishing financial sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles as it stepped up pressure on Moscow over its "malign activities."
playPochettino: Lloris will stay as captain (1:41)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino discusses Hugo Lloris drink driving offence, revealing the goalkeeper is punishing himself for his mistake. (1:41)LONDON Tottenham Hotspur will be without midfielder Dele Alli and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris when they face Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday.
OTTAWA Canada will join Mexico and other European and Asian auto producing countries this week to plot strategy ahead of the potential imposition of tariffs on vehicles and auto parts exported to the United States.Japan and the European Union organized the meeting for Tuesday in Geneva, where vice and deputy ministers from Canada, the EU, Japan and South Korea will gather to talk about the punishing levies threatened by U.S. President Donald Trump.
But signs of hope and a fierce sense of determination are starting to show. A billboard on the outskirts reads lsquo;I love Mosul ', and I can see people really do. Buildings which once bore the brunt of the battle have been painted in bright colours. Walls once sprayed with bullet holes have been re plastered and roofs have been fixed. The streets, which used to be deadly quiet, are buzzing with people on the way to the market.There 's still a long way to go in the Old City, where Isis held out till the bitter end in the Great Mosque of al Nuri, where they had declared their caliphate in 2014. Every time I visit the area I 'm shocked at how much destruction there is. Buildings have been reduced to rubble following airstrikes, and some streets are still completely impassable. It 's the last part of Mosul that 's been left without any running water ndash; punishing in the 50 ordm;c heat. Incredibly, families are coming home, even though their houses have no roofs and some have walls missing. Some have been living in camps for years and have longed to come home for some time now. To finally be able to do that means a lot.