25 May 2020


No need to show proof of work permit to get CERB, Ottawa tells temporary foreign residents (2)
A memo sent to officials handling CERB applications said that condition is waived 'effective immediately' and agents 'are only required to verbally obtain work permit details' The federal government has taken new steps to make it easier for international students and other temporary foreign residents to receive emergency benefits, another sign of Ottawa's determination to disburse the payments quickly and widely.
Trudeau asks bank CEOs for views on economy, COVID-19 relief- Globe and Mail (2)
12:44 May 25, 2020 Reuters Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Photograph: BLAIR GABLE Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken to the heads of the country's six big banks to get their views on the state of the economy and the COVID-19 relief efforts, the Globe and Mail reported on Sunday, citing multiple sources. This was Trudeau's first one-on-one dialogue with the CEOs since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the report, which added
HK Secretary for Security and six disciplinary forces support national security law in HK (2)
2020/5/25 12:10:40 Hong Kong residents from all walks of life collect online signatures and hold a gathering on Sunday morning to show their support for the draft bill to safeguard the national security law to be implemented in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Russia's coronavirus infections rise above 350,000 - latest updates (3)
1 hour ago The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 5.5 million people, with over 346,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are coronavirus- related updates for May 25: People relax on the first warm day at Palace Square in St Petersburg despite the self-isolation regime announced by the authorities due to the coronavirus epidemic in Russia.
Coronavirus: China accuses US of spreading 'conspiracies' (2)
China's foreign minister has accused the US of spreading "conspiracies and lies" about the coronavirus, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations. The US has been infected by a "political virus" that compels some politicians to repeatedly attack China, Wang Yi told reporters on Sunday. He urged the US to "stop wasting time and stop wasting precious lives" in its response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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