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The Israelis impose a second Covid ban: the citizens ignore it

After a nearly two-month national quarantine last spring, during which Israel’s 9 million residents largely followed up on instructions to stay at home, Lockdown II proved to be far leaky and more controversial in the fall. A troubled public – doubtful the restrictions are necessary, desperate for a living, and outraged by reports from politicians ignoring their own rules – …

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First citizens to buy the CIT group

First Citizen BancShares Inc. FCNCB 16.66% said Friday it plans to buy CIT Group Inc. CIT 29.13% in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $ 2.2 billion. The combination of First Citizens, based in Raleigh, NC, and CIT, based in New York City, would create one of the larger regional banks in the US, with more than $ 100 billion …

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US citizens released by Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen

Two US citizens and the remains of a third have been released by Iranian-backed militants in Yemen, US officials said. American citizens Sandra Loli and Mikael Gidada were released from custody in Houthi on Wednesday, National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien said in a statement. “We extend our condolences to Bilal Fateen’s family, whose remains are also being returned,” he …

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Singapore will pay citizens to have a baby during the pandemic

The country’s deputy prime minister said the incentive would help reassure people who are under financial pressure and worried about their jobs. “We have received feedback that Covid-19 has caused some aspiring parents to postpone their parenting plans,” Heng Swee Keat told lawmakers on Monday. “This is completely understandable, especially if they are unsure about their income,” he added. Heng …

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Ryan Reynolds & Seth Rogen urge younger citizens to stop partying – deadline

To get British Columbia’s youth and younger citizens to stay home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, British Columbia Prime Minister John Horgan sought help from some of Hollywood’s most iconic Canadians: Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen. On Thursday, Premiere Horgan posted a Twitter on its official page aimed at the movie stars. “I’ve talked about the importance of making sure younger …

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Citing the coronavirus, the US is weighing more restrictions on the border with Mexico, which could include citizens

It is the government’s latest attempt to cordon off US borders, citing the virus. In March, the government invoked a public health law to quickly remove migrants, including children arrested at the border. This measure, including a number of other travel restrictions, was expanded as the pandemic progressed. The options being weighed up by the government would likely also depend …

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The Fox News reporter gets a glimpse into the aftermath of the Beirut explosion as Lebanese citizens demand answers

The Lebanese people demanded answers when rescue teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut’s harbor on Friday, almost three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through the capital. More than 300,000 people have been displaced, nearly 150 killed and thousands injured. The Lebanese people want to know why 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, a …

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China applies Hong Kong’s security law to Hong Kong citizens of the United States

The Hong Kong police have issued arrest warrants for six democracy-friendly activists living in exile. For the first time, the city authorities have implemented a comprehensive new law to target activists living outside of Hong Kong. These include Samuel Chu, a U.S. citizen living in the United States, Nathan Law, a prominent activist who recently moved to Britain after fleeing …

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US citizens shot dead in the Pakistani courtroom during the blasphemy trial

Tahir Ahmed Naseem, 47, died Wednesday in the northwestern city of Peshawar after a member of the public entered the courtroom and opened fire before the judge, according to official information. His attacker was arrested at the scene. Naseem was brought to trial for blasphemy after allegedly claiming to be a prophet, a crime that is punished with death or …

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Phillies cancels all activities in Citizens Bank Park after 2 employees test positive for COVID-19

Two Phillies employees tested positive for COVID-19, the team said on Thursday afternoon. One is a trainer, the other is an employee of the home club house. It’s a worrying development, even though the Phillies have staggered training this week and taken quick action by canceling all activities in Citizens Bank Park until further notice. The results of the tests …

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