Friday, October 30, 2020



Eurozone posts fastest growth on record; markets suffer worst week since March – business live | Business

Next week is one of those ridiculously stacked periods that sees 4 or 5 headline stories all jostle for investors’ attention. Of course, there’s the election on Tuesday, the aftermath of which will run well beyond Wednesday due to a) the way mail-in votes are being counted in certain states, and b) the potential resistance Trump will put up if he loses. Alongside that there’s a likely stimulus-expanding Bank of England meeting at Thursday lunchtime, a post-election Fed statement on Thursday evening, and October’s nonfarm jobs report on Friday. And...

Premier League team news, European latest and more: weekend football countdown – live! | Football

9.37am GMT09:37 It’s all good news for Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace on the fitness front for tonight’s trip to Wolves. From the horse’s mouth, “James McCarthy has returned to training this week, plus Gary Cahill and James Tomkins are fully fit for the Wolves game. “Furthermore, following positive Covid-19 tests, Jordan Ayew and Jack Butland are both available and amongst the squad following their periods of self-isolation.” Updated at 9.37am GMT 9.31am GMT09:31 Diego Maradona is 60 today! Happy Birthday to the greatest ever. Here’s Emmet Gates on...

US election 2020: signs of record turnout as candidates make final push through swing states – live | US news

One month before a purported leak of files from Hunter Biden’s laptop, a fake “intelligence” document about him went viral on the right-wing internet, asserting an elaborate conspiracy theory involving Joe Biden’s son and business in China. The document, a 64-page composition that was later disseminated by close associates of Trump, appears to be the work of a fake “intelligence firm” called Typhoon Investigations, according to researchers and public documents. The author of the document, a self-identified Swiss security analyst named Martin Aspen, is a fabricated identity, according to analysis...

Queensland’s border will remain closed to Victoria and greater Sydney, Annastacia Palaszczuk says – politics live | Australia news

Another reminder from NSW Health that you can find good value for money in Leppington – provided you use your gym membership as much as this person: NSW Health is advising that more attendees of a gym in south-west Sydney, where a confirmed case of Covid-19 included in yesterday’s numbers had visited, are now considered close contacts. Anyone who attended any class scheduled to begin five minutes before or after one of the classes below is considered a close contact and must get tested immediately and isolate for a full...

Coronavirus live news: Europe leaders told to ‘act urgently’ as global daily case records tumble | World news

12.51am GMT00:51 The World Health Organization in Europe on Thursday said nationwide lockdowns should be treated as a “last-resort option” even as it noted that the continent was back at the pandemic’s “epicentre”, AFP reports. While widespread shutdowns of society would “cut community transmission and give the health system much needed space to recoup and scale up”, they also came at a huge cost, the WHO’s regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said in a statement delivered to an emergency meeting of European health ministers. As more and more European...
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