Equipment delays threatening UK military capability: report

LONDON (Reuters) – The fighting capability of Britain’s armed forces is being put at risk by delays in producing important new pieces of equipment, the government’s spending watchdog warned on Wednesday. Delays have hit a wide range of projects including the F-35 fighter jet, offshore patrol vessels and battlefield communication systems. A report by National Audit Office (NAO) found about […]

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Front-runner Biden projected to defeat Sanders in Florida

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Joe Biden was headed to a sweeping victory over Bernie Sanders in Florida’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, moving him closer to clinching the nomination to face President Donald Trump in November’s election. Biden held a lead of nearly 40 percentage points over Sanders with more than half the precincts reporting in Florida, one of three states […]

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Coronavirus: FSIN wants to see urgent action on COVID-19 for remote communities

First Nations across Saskatchewan have been proactive in trying to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is asking people not to panic, but it hopes steps will be taken to make health and testing services accessible. “This is a matter of life and death to all levels of government. All resources and […]

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Coronavirus: York Regional Police close stations, services accessible through phone and website

The York Regional Police service is closing all of its stations “indefinitely” to the public amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. “York Regional Police (YRP) continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and will continue to follow the direction from Health Canada, Ontario Ministry of Health and the Region of York Public Health Unit,” a statement issued by the service Tuesday […]

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Coronavirus cabin fever? Keeping mental health a priority during self-isolation

As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise in Canada, more Canadians are either working from home, self-isolating and generally staying home. For many, this means fewer face-to-face connections and more time being alone. For those who live with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues, being asked to stay at home can cause further panic. As of Tuesday, […]

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Once Political B-Listers, Governors Lead Nation’s Coronavirus Response

Mr. Hogan also said he was pleased that Mr. Trump seemed to be taking the virus more seriously, but suggested that it was overdue and he should have looked to the governors sooner. “His messaging sounds a lot more like the way I’ve been talking and some of my colleagues have been talking about it for weeks,” he said. The […]

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Congress Is Knitting a Coronavirus Safety Net. It Already Has Big Holes.

The House passed a sweeping virus response bill early Saturday, but Democrats and the Trump administration continued to negotiate through Monday over so-called technical corrections to a $100 billion program in the legislation. That program is meant to offer paid leave to workers infected with the virus or otherwise hurt by it. The negotiations narrowed the program, in part over […]

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Teachers’ union urges ‘some’ school closures to fight coronavirus spread

Education leaders have urged school closures "at least for some time and in some areas" in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. The National Education Union (NEU) said the running of schools will be made "all the more complicated" as they advise teachers and staff who are classed as vulnerable to self-isolate. But the Education Secretary insisted on Tuesday that […]

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