“Olga Petersen, a member of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, told the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda that the increasing pressure on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project started before the situation surrounding Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.”
She argued that in early August, “three US senators, led by Ted Cruz, wrote an official letter, in which they issued threats to the administration of the German port of Mukran, used for the construction of the [Nord Stream 2] gas pipeline”.
“The lawmaker warned that Berlin abandoning the project, in which she said Germany is interested, would entail negative consequences for the country’s economy.”
“But after complaints from parents, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people looking after children under 14 or vulnerable adults would be exempt.” After new rules introduced over the weekend prohibit people in affected areas from meeting other households: @BBCNews reports
“Mr Hancock told the House of Commons: “I’ve heard the concerns about the impact of local action on childcare arrangements. For many, informal childcare arrangements are a lifeline, without which they couldn’t do their jobs.”
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Over the past week, the Delaware Valley saw a series of troubling acts of violence against police officers. The incidents spanned Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Two men are charged with the arson of a patrol car parked on the 2100 block of South Simpson Street in Southwest Philadelphia around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. No one was hurt, but the car has extensive damage.
AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas health officials on Sunday reported 2,466 new coronavirus cases and 45 more deaths due to COVID-19.
There are a reported 688,534 total cases and 14,893 deaths, up from 686,068 confirmed cases and 14,848 deaths reported Saturday, according to the state health department. The true number of cases is likely higher though because many people haven’t been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.
” Leifer, 52, is accused of sexually assaulting female students during her time as principal of the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel school in Melbourne’s south-east. Victorian police have charged her with 74 offences.”
Malka Leifer during an earlier court appearance in 2018. Photograph: Mahmoud Illean/AP