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No “immediate threat to NATO allies”: Stoltenberg on Russia, China

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg DENIS LOVROVIC | AFP | Getty Images NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sees no immediate threats to members of the 30-country alliance, even in the face of an emerging China and deteriorating relations with Russia, he told CNBC on Thursday. “These two nations [China and Russia] are two very different challenges for NATO. We see …

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Liverpool face a new threat to the Premier League after a major UEFA decision

UEFA has confirmed that it will temporarily postpone financial fair play this summer, which could affect Liverpool next season. The European governance body is easing FFP measures this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has either suspended or prematurely restricted leagues across the continent. Financial uncertainties are likely to distort the transfer market in the coming …

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A new threat to commerce: Crews stranded due to corona virus now want to leave cargo ships

According to shipping companies and unions, many seafarers have extended their contracts by several months to maintain food, fuel and medicine supplies during the pandemic worldwide. But the months at sea without a break take their toll on the crews. Fatigue and mental illnesses are a growing security threat and many seafarers now want their ships. The International Transport Workers’ …

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BA ‘threat of dismissal’ undermines talks, says pilot union Balpa

Image rights Getty Images The pilot union Balpa has accused British Airways of undermining talks about the planned loss of jobs by threatening to fire and resume members under new contracts. The airline is proposing to lay off 12,000 workers as it faces the effects of the pandemic and threatens over 1,000 pilot roles. British Airways said it was now …

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George Floyd Live US Protests: Latest updates as Trump causes trouble with the threat of using the military

Protests “understandable and legitimate,” says the German Foreign Minister German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has described the protests in the United States as understandable and legitimate, adding that the authorities there must act to support freedom of the press. “The peaceful protests that we see in the United States, which include many moving gestures, including those by American police officers, …

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Chinese state media respond to Trump’s threat of sanction against Hong Kong in Beijing

Police officers outside Prince Edward MTR station commemorating the tenth month after hundreds of anti-government protesters were attacked by riot police during clashes at the subway station. Miguel Candela | SOPA pictures | LightRocket | Getty Images China’s state media reverted to President Donald Trump’s decision to deprive Hong Kong of its special status vis-à-vis the United States, saying Washington …

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The outbreak of the Nigerian corona virus shows the emerging threat in Africa: live coverage

An outbreak in Nigeria is just one of the alarming hot spots in Africa. The corona virus has been relatively slow to spread in Africa, but burning continents are beginning to develop on the continent. In Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, officials say burials have tripled. In Tanzania, cases suddenly rose and The U.S. Embassy issued a health alert. The government abruptly …

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Concern about the threat of substitute chemicals is growing

Substances that are used in almost all new cars for air conditioning build up in the environment and, according to researchers, can pose a risk to human health. These “ozone friendly” chemicals have been introduced to replace products that damage the ozone layer. These alternatives, which are widely used in industry, do not collapse in the environment. Scientists have now …

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