European Economics Preview: UK Inflation Data Due

Israel's elected coalition government faces major legal hurdle

A petition to the High Court argues the power-sharing deal between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party is illegal.

Israel’s troubled coalition government has not been sworn in yet, but it is already facing a major legal hurdle.

A petition to the High Court argues the power-sharing deal between Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party is illegal.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from West Jerusalem.

Apple to Reopen About 100 More U.S. Retail Stores This Week

Apple Inc. said it will reopen about 100 more retail stores in the U.S. this week, with more than half offering curbside pick-up service only.

“This week we’ll return to serving customers in many U.S. locations,” Apple said Tuesday in a statement. “For customer safety and convenience, most stores will offer curbside or storefront service only, where we provide online order pick-up and Genius Bar appointments.”

The move adds to about 30 U.S. store reopenings from earlier this month. The company has about 270 retail locations in the U.S.

The company said the new openings will happen across Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, Missouri, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Virginia and Utah.

Stores that let customers inside require temperature checks, social distancing and masks, Apple has said.

The company has already reopened locations across Australia, Canada, Austria, Germany, South Korea, Italy and Switzerland, and plans to start opening stores in Japan and Sweden this week.

US city deploys camera-equipped planes for surveillance

The US city of Baltimore is deploying a controversial method of surveillance that was developed for use in Iraq.

The US city of Baltimore is deploying a controversial method of surveillance that was developed for use in Iraq.

Camera-equipped planes will take to the skies to help fight crime.

Its success or failure there could have significant consequences for the rest of the country.

Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Baltimore.

California Coronavirus Update: Governor Gavin Newsom Says Film And TV Restart Guidelines Will Come Later This Week

Governor Gavin Newsom began his Tuesday Coronavirus press conference by noting that California is about to cross the sad threshold of 100,000 positive cases of COVID-19.

“We are in a transition as it relates to the modifications we have made. The message before was straightforward: Stay home…We’re seeing things on our television screen that” suggest we may see “an increased number of cases presents itself.”

Newsom announced modifications to regional guidance, allowing for attestations at the county level that there are adequate plans i place should a rise in cases be seen again. Forty seven of the 58 counties currently have made such attestations.

Barbershops and hair salons are now allowed under those regional variances. Tomorrow summer camps.

“We are just in the first wave of this pandemic,” said Newsom, indicating that the second wave is still to come.

“The images over the weekend with this spectacular weather…It’s incumbent upon all of us to practice what we preach.”

“We have been making modifications in real time, not just waiting for press conference.”

Over the weekend, the stqte announced customers could resume shopping in stores, with modifications. Places of worship were opened, but limited to 25 percent capacity or 100 people.

Has PM undermined public health messaging for tackling COVID-19?

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we examine the continuing controversy surrounding Boris Johnson and his top adviser Dominic Cummings with our chief political correspondent Jon Craig and sociologist Dr Ashley Frawley.

We also look at the impact of the pandemic on the pub industry and discuss how it is adapting for life after lockdown with the founder of Oakman Inns, Peter Borg-Neal and Christopher Snowdon, from the Institute of Economic Affairs.

Fitch cuts Argentina after failure to pay interest on sovereign bonds

May 26 (Reuters) – Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has downgraded Argentina’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating to ‘Restricted Default’ (RD) from ‘C’, it said on Tuesday.

The downgrade came after the failure of Argentina’s authorities to pay interest due on three sovereign bonds within the stipulated 30-day grace period that expired on May 22, Fitch said in a statement.

European Economics Preview: UK Inflation Data Due

Consumer and producer price data from the UK is due on Wednesday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics is set to release UK consumer and producer prices for April. Inflation is forecast to ease to 0.9 percent from 1.5 percent in March.

UK output prices are expected to fall 0.4 percent annually after gaining 0.3 percent a month ago. At the same time, economists expect input prices to drop 8.7 percent following a 2.9 percent decrease in March.

At 3.00 am ET, producer prices from the Czech Republic and consumer confidence from Turkey are due. The Czech producer prices are forecast to fall 1.1 percent on year in April after rising 0.4 percent in March.

At 4.00 am ET, the European Central Bank is scheduled to issue euro area current account data for March. The current account surplus totaled seasonally adjusted EUR 40.2 billion in February.

At 5.00 am ET, Eurostat publishes euro area final consumer prices for April. Inflation is forecast to slow to 0.4 percent, as initially estimated, from 0.7 percent in March.