British taxpayers picked up £435,000 bill to host Donald Trump

British taxpayers picked up more than £400,000 bill to host Donald Trump on his three-day state visit including £108,000 Buckingham Palace banquet – while security operation cost £3.5m An additional £242,000 of costs were labelled ‘venue/production costs’ Mr Trump’s visit to the UK cost Scotland Yard almost £3.5million  In contrast the Dutch king’s two-day tour in October 2018 cost £135,000  Over

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No elevators or hugs for South Korean coronavirus survivor now battling stigma

BUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) – Park Hyun stops to catch his breath after climbing a few steps to the entrance of the engineering college of the Pusan National University where he teaches. Despite a persistent shortness of breath, he uses the stairs and avoids elevators. Park was Busan’s “Patient 47,” one of more than 5,000 South Koreans who have recovered

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In China, a young diplomat rises as aggressive foreign policy takes root

SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) – Diplomats returning from overseas postings don’t usually receive special attention at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a vast government bureaucracy with thousands of staff. But when Zhao Lijian, a diplomat known for his pugnacious social media presence, finished a posting in Pakistan in August, he received an enthusiastic welcome in Beijing. A group of young admirers at

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Peterborough man charged with weapon possession, uttering threats outside home: police

A Peterborough man is facing charges including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats to damage property following an incident outside a residence on Friday night. Peterborough police say around 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a reported disturbance outside a Romaine Street residence. Police were informed a man was allegedly refusing to leave the property and uttering

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Italy coronavirus deaths hit 11,591 as top scientist says UK style lockdown isn’t working and families should separate – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS deaths in Italy rose to 11,591 today as experts fear lockdown measures used in European countries — including the UK — are not working. Now a prominent Italian scientist is calling on his government to change its strategy by separating people with suspected Covid-19 symptoms from their families. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news &

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Israel to use computer analysis to find likely coronavirus carriers

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s defense ministry plans to use software that analyses data gathered from mobile phones – produced, according to Israeli media, by the spyware firm NSO – to help locate likely carriers of the coronavirus in order to test them. Defense Minister Naftali Bennett told reporters that the “coronameter” would need approval from the cabinet – likely

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