French Wineries To Receive €250 Million To Weather Lockdown And US Tariffs – Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday (5 August) that the state will raise its support plan to wine growing to €250 million “and we will request this aid to be distributed as quickly as possible because cash needs are pressing”. [tdb]
Trump Bans US Transactions With Chinese-Owned TikTok And WeChat – Executive order comes as TikTok faces scrutiny from US lawmakers and Trump administration over national security concerns. [guardian]
Playing Electoral Defence, Trump Claims Biden Opposes God – “He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy, our kind of energy. I don’t think he’s going to do too well in Ohio,” Trump said. [ap]
Cabinet Approves Bill To Regulate Private Use Of Cannabis In South Africa – Cabinet has approved the submission of the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill of 2020 to Parliament for processing. [btech]
Iranians Get SMS Barrage Offering Millions For Info On U.S. Election Hacking – When Mohamad first got the text message offering him up to $10 million for information about attempts to interfere with the U.S. election, he thought it was “some kind of cyber attack.” [mav]
New York Attorney General Sues N.R.A. And Seeks Its Closure – The New York attorney general, Letitia James, filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association, alleging that years of corruption and misspending had irreparably undermined its ability to operate as a nonprofit. [nyt]
Prince Harry Accuses Social Media Of Stoking A ‘Crisis Of Hate’ – Duke of Sussex attacks tech companies for having ‘created the conditions for a crisis of hate, a crisis of health, and a crisis of truth’. [tele]
Apple’s New iPhone SE Is Scoring Rave Reviews – Apple’s new iPhone SE is the company’s answer to the call for a smaller iPhone that packs a powerful punch. [here]
Daisy Coleman: Assault Survivor In Netflix Film Takes Own Life – Daisy Coleman, a sexual assault victim advocate and subject of the Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy, has taken her own life, according to her mother. [bbc]
Uber Continues To Hemorrhage Cash During The Pandemic Despite Growth In Delivery – Uber is continuing to bleed cash during the coronavirus pandemic. The chronically unprofitable company lost $1.8 billion over the last three months, with its adjusted net revenues down 29 percent compared to Q2 of 2019. [verge]
Teens Arrested With AK47 At Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Resort In Florida – Three teenage boys have been arrested after inadvertently entering President Donald Trump’s Florida resort with a loaded AK47 assault rifle. [bbc]
Alyssa Milano Thought She Was Dying And Tested Positive For Covid-19 Antibodies – Alyssa Milano says she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after having tested negative for Covid-19. [cnn]
Pope Francis Appoints Six Women To Senior Vatican Positions – A Historic First – Pope Francis appointed new members to the Vatican’s Council for the Economy on Thursday, and in addition to several cardinals, he also added seven new laypeople to the committee. Six of them are women. [cbs]
Edinburgh Accent Among Most Attractive In The World Due To ‘Bond Effect’, Survey Finds – Researchers said that the Scottish capital’s dialect is now associated by many with the suave voice of Sir Sean Connery. [tele]
Attention Constantia Housewives: That ‘2FAST4U’ Jaguar Crash Lady Doesn’t Dig Your Vibe – Following images and video footage of her Constantia crash going viral, the driver of the Jaguar has now come forward to tell her side of the story. [here]
Twin YouTube Stars Alan And Alex Stokes Charged After Allegedly Faking Robberies – One prank resulted in an innocent Uber driver, who refused to drive the twins, being held by police at gunpoint. [sky]
The Café Caprice Women’s Day Brunch Looks Like A Good Time – Unsure of how to celebrate Women’s Day this year? You can’t go wrong with brunch, good mates, and a beautiful beachside setting. [here]
Jennifer Garner Enjoys Flirty Beach Fun With Eligible Bachelor Bradley Cooper – After her ‘split’ from boyfriend John Miller. [dm]
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