Coronavirus: Italy’s toll jumps after non-hospital deaths reported

ROME (AFP) - Italy's death toll jumped on Saturday (May 2) by the highest number since April 21, although local news agencies attributed it to the addition of previously uncounted deaths outside hospitals. The 474 fatalities reported by the civil protection service took the Mediterranean country's total since February to 28,710, second only to the … Continue reading Coronavirus: Italy’s toll jumps after non-hospital deaths reported

Coronavirus: Austrians let their hair down as curbs are relaxed

VIENNA (REUTERS) - Austrians flocked to newly reopened hairdressers, beauticians and electronics shops on Saturday (May 2), as they relished the loosening of a seven-week-old coronavirus lockdown, although the move could yet cause a rebound in infections. The Alpine republic acted early in its outbreak to close restaurants, bars, theatres, schools, non-essential shops and other … Continue reading Coronavirus: Austrians let their hair down as curbs are relaxed

Coronavirus: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warns against ‘blindly’ reopening states

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday (May 2) pushed back against what he called premature demands that he reopen the state, saying he knew people were struggling without jobs but that more understanding of the coronavirus was needed. As governors in about half the United States partially reopen their economies … Continue reading Coronavirus: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warns against ‘blindly’ reopening states

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to take ‘strict, painful’ measures to deal with impact

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia will take strict and painful measures to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said in an interview with Al Arabiya TV, adding that "all options for dealing with the crisis are open". "We must reduce budget expenditures sharply", Jadaan said in comments published … Continue reading Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to take ‘strict, painful’ measures to deal with impact

Meet Wilfred Johnson, newborn son of British PM Boris Johnson and fiancee

LONDON (REUTERS) - Mr Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have named their newborn son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas, partly as a tribute to two of the intensive care doctors who treated the British prime minister for Covid-19 last month. The name was announced on Saturday (May 2) by Ms Symonds on Instagram beside a picture of … Continue reading Meet Wilfred Johnson, newborn son of British PM Boris Johnson and fiancee

Taleban, US engage in Twitter spat amid rise in Afghanistan violence

KABUL (REUTERS) - Representatives of US forces in Afghanistan and Taleban insurgents engaged in a rare public spat on Saturday (May 2), venting on social media about the stalling Afghan peace process. After lengthy talks behind closed doors, the Taleban and United States signed an agreement in February for reduced violence and a move towards … Continue reading Taleban, US engage in Twitter spat amid rise in Afghanistan violence

Arsenal sell their best players now – Adams fears Aubameyang exit

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave Arsenal during the next transfer window because they have become a selling club, former Gunners captain Tony Adams has said. Only Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, with 19, has scored more Premier League goals in 2019-20 than Aubameyang, who netted 22 times last season to become one of the three players … Continue reading Arsenal sell their best players now – Adams fears Aubameyang exit

David Beckham at 45: Man Utd and England great’s highs and lows

Few footballers have enjoyed the worldwide acclaim which came the way of David Beckham. Originally a superstar at Manchester United, he later became a 'Galactico', an MLS trailblazer and one of England's most-capped players. Here, on his 45th birthday, we look at the highs and lows of his career. HIGH - A STAR IS BORN … Continue reading David Beckham at 45: Man Utd and England great’s highs and lows

Coronavirus: Premier League players should not be tested ahead of key workers – Lampard

by Rob Lancaster2 May 2020, 14:06 Frank Lampard admitted "it would not sit well" if Premier League players were tested ahead of key workers who are serving on the front line during the coronavirus pandemic. After a meeting of its stakeholders on Friday, the Premier League issued a statement to reaffirm their commitment to completing … Continue reading Coronavirus: Premier League players should not be tested ahead of key workers – Lampard

Barcelona 6-1 PSG: Emery rues ref, Suarez and ‘hiding’ PSG star as he reflects on collapse

Unai Emery hit out at referee Deniz Aytekin, Barcelona forward Luis Suarez and an un-named Paris Saint-Germain player as he reflected on the 6-1 Champions League collapse suffered at Camp Nou in 2017. PSG, then coached by Emery, romped to a 4-0 win in the first leg of their last-16 tie, but on March 8, … Continue reading Barcelona 6-1 PSG: Emery rues ref, Suarez and ‘hiding’ PSG star as he reflects on collapse

Coronavirus: Internacional players can resign if they don’t want to return, says club president

Internacional players that are not willing to return to action can resign, the club's president Marcelo Medeiros has said. Football in Brazil has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic but Inter will return to training on Tuesday after government authorities in Porto Alegre granted permission. The club will follow protocols laid out … Continue reading Coronavirus: Internacional players can resign if they don’t want to return, says club president

Coronavirus: Amiens’ Ligue 1 relegation ‘like a blow from a sword’

Amiens coach Luka Elsner has likened the decision to relegate his team from Ligue 1 to "a blow from a sword". The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) announced on Thursday its decision to finish the 2019-20 season and determine the standings on a points-per-game basis, with the coronavirus pandemic having forced French prime minister Edouard … Continue reading Coronavirus: Amiens’ Ligue 1 relegation ‘like a blow from a sword’