The Daily Populous

Saturday February 29th, 2020 day edition

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Luxembourg is to become the first country to offer a free public transport system, as the government tries to reduce particularly dense car traffic.

Some cities have taken similar partial measures but the transport ministry said it was the only time such a decision had encompassed an entire country.

Public transport will be free from Saturday in a move that will affect approximately 40% of households and save each one about €100 per year.

Private cars are the most used form of transport in the country.

In comparison, in Paris, 69% of workers use public transport, according to Insee, the French statistics institute.

The transport minister, François Bausch, said: “Systematic and continuous investment is a sine qua non-essential condition for promoting the attractiveness of public transport.”.

The exception to the free-for-all public transport system will be first-class travel on trains and certain night bus services. »

Trump says the coronavirus is the Democrats' 'new hoax'

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President Donald Trump said Friday that Democrats are using the virulent coronavirus as a "hoax" to damage him and his administration.

"The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus," he said from a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina.

In the U.S., the Santa Clara Public Health Department announced a third case of coronavirus in the county Friday evening. »

Indian Official Threatens to Interfere in US Election to Stop Sanders

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The statement came in a response to a tweet from Sanders who condemned President Donald Trump for failing to speak out against anti-Muslim mob violence that rocked India’s capital earlier this week while Trump was visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Widespread anti-Muslim mob violence has killed at least 27 and injured many more.

Trump responds by saying, ‘That’s up to India.’ This is a failure of leadership on human rights,” Sanders said. »

The Suicide Squad Wraps Filming

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James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021.

Who would have ever thought that James Gunn would be directing a DC film?

Now that filming has wrapped and with convention season getting ready to start, perhaps we will some footage sooner rather than later. »

Mitt Romney receives standing ovation in Denver for impeachment vote

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Romney was joined by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former prime minister of Denmark, for a conversation at the University of Denver’s School of International Studies.

“I think that’s difficult for my party,” Romney said of the realignment, “because we’re not doing well with young people.

“During the trial, (Romney) was paying attention the whole time,” Rep. Jason Crow, an Aurora Democrat and prosecutor in the impeachment trial, told The Denver Post on Tuesday. »