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US Reports Another Daily Case Record; COVID Deaths In UK, Germany Top 1K: Live Updates

Summary: US sees record 310K new cases NJ reported nearly 20K new cases CA reports 50K cases UK, Germany daily deaths top 1K UK tops 3MM cases UK deaths top 80K Portugal reports 9K+ cases Japan may extend emergency order China moves to expedite vaccinations * * * Yesterday, we reported on speculation about a…

Germany Extends COVID Lockdown, UK Tops 60K New Cases, NJ Suffers Most Deaths Since May: Live Updates

Summary: Germany likely to impose new COVID lockdown UK’s chief scientific advisor warns vaccines could pressure virus to mutate NJ reports most deaths since May UK tops 60K cases Switzerland could be next Biden COVID advisor on SoCal hospitals: “what it looks like right now is nothing short of…war” Suga says Japan state of emergency…

Germany Leads Europe Into New Wave Of Lockdowns As COVID Numbers Surge

Germany is leading Europe toward extending economically devastating lockdowns as Western Europe scrambles to quell a second more deadly wave of COVID-19, potentially exacerbated by “mutant” strains like B.1.1.7, first isolated as a driver of infections in the UK. As Germany prepares to extend a nationwide lockdown until the end of January, other governments in…

Tokyo Health-Care System Risks COVID-Induced Collapse; Germany Sees Record Deaths: Live Updates

Summary: COVID data delays still plaguing some US states Texas reports new daily record cases Hospitalizations still at record highs 20+ cases of UK COVID mutant discovered in India Tokyo Gov warns about possible health-care system collapse Germany reports record daily deaths China says Sinopharm vaccine 80% effective Portugal reports most new cases in 3…

Germany Outraged Over "Unjustified" Russian Tit-For-Tat Sanctions On Berlin Officials

Germany has expressed outrage over what it says are “unjustified” sanctions leveled by Russia on Tuesday in response to prior German punitive sanctions against Kremlin intelligence officials over the alleged state-sponsored poisoning of opposition activist and political figure Alexei Navalny. The AFP reports on the tit-for-tat measures: The charge d’affaires at the German embassy in Moscow, Beate Grzeski, was summoned…

Germany Is Finally Holding A Government Official Accountable For Massive Wirecard Fraud

After promising to seriously scrutinize a series of suspicious stock trades involving shares of disgraced one-time fintech darling Wirecard, German lawmakers have apparently forced out Ralf Bose, the leader of APAS, Germany’s audit watchdog. Bose was suspended, effective immediately, on Monday after admitting to Parliament that he had traded shares in Wirecard while purportedly leading…

Germany Looks To Protect Russia-Led Nord Stream 2 From US Sanctions

Authored by Charles Kennedy via OilPrice.com, The German state where the controversial Russia-led natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 is planned to land has proposed the creation of a state-protected foundation that would hold the assets of Nord Stream in a bid to protect the project from U.S. sanctions, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing a proposal of…

France, UK, Germany Plea For Iran To Reverse Course On Advanced Centrifuge Expansion

Days ago Iran announced its intent to install more advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges to expand its nuclear program, which it still maintains is for peaceful domestic energy purposes, giving approval through an act of parliament in a move seen as aimed toward gaining more leverage ahead of expected talks with the incoming Biden administration on relieving sanctions…

NDAA Seeks To Halt Trump’s Troop Withdrawals From Afghanistan & Germany

Authored by Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com, The version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) agreed to by the House and Senate, known as the compromise version, includes provisions to block President Trump’s planned troop withdrawals in both Afghanistan and Germany. For Afghanistan, there is language in the bill that would block funding to reduce troop numbers…

Pakistani Minister For Human Rights Compares Emmanuel Macron To Nazi Germany

Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has likened Emmanuel Macron’s administration to Nazi Germany after the French prime minister insisted Muslim leaders in France agree to a “charter of republican values”. The policy idea was put forth to “discourage radicalism”, according to RT. But Mazari didn’t take well to the suggested idea and instead accused Macron of…

Germany Wants To Avoid “Yo-Yo Shutdown” Of Economy With 4-5 Months Of “Severe” Lockdown

By Tyler Durden Germany is among the latest large European countries to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions nationwide, alongside France, Germany and the UK as cases rise across the continent. While this has included shutting down pubs, restaurants, cafes and potentially crowded night venues, the latest restrictions stopped short of school closures or retail outlets. German officials…

Germany Wants To Avoid “Yo-Yo Shutdown” Of Economy With 4-5 Months Of ‘Severe’ Lockdown

Germany is among the latest large European countries to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions nationwide, alongside France, Germany and the UK as cases rise across the continent.  While this has included shutting down pubs, restaurants, cafes and potentially crowded night venues, the latest restrictions stopped short of school closures or retail outlets. German officials are now signaling to the public…

Dozens of Raids Over “Racist and Xenophobic” Online Speech Sweep Germany

By Joe Jankowski Police have raided dozens of residences in Germany as a part of a Europe-wide effort to silence online speech deemed racist and xenophobic. European Union law enforcement agency Europol and German prosecutors say that police have searched 83 apartments and other buildings on Tuesday to seize smartphones and laptops while 96 people…

Lenin Statue Erected in Germany as Founding Fathers Statues Toppled in West

While statues of Founding Fathers are being toppled in the West, a new monument to Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin was just erected in Germany. by Kit Daniels The Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD) installed the seemingly privately-owned statue in the western German city of Gelsenkirchen, which sparked controversy among residents. ‘Seemingly’ private-owned because while the…

Germany to ban large events until end of October (after which they plan another lockdown) – on and on it goes as always planned

A ban of large events, including fairs, will be extended in Germany until at least the end of October due to the coronavirus pandemic, broadcaster n-tv reported on Wednesday. It cited a document prepared for a meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the premiers of the country’s 16 states. Separately, the chief executive of software…

Italy, Germany, France & Netherlands sign deal for up to 400 million Oxford Covid-19 vaccines – Italian health minister

Four EU countries have signed a contract with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to produce enough Oxford University vaccines to rid the continent of Covid-19 infections, the Italian health minister said. Under the agreement, British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will produce up to 400 million doses of the vaccine, which is enough for “the whole population of Europe,” Roberto Speranza wrote on…