Britain imposes sanctions on Russians, including top investigator, Saudis over rights

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain imposed sanctions on 25 Russians and 20 Saudis on Monday as part of post-Brexit measures foreign minister Dominic Raab said were aimed at stopping the laundering of “blood money”. After leaving the European Union in January, Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to forge a new independent role for Britain in foreign and trade affairs and this […]

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Coronavirus: New York numbers plummet as US deaths pass 130,000

Cases are rocketing in most of the US as the original hot spot, New York, sees lowest hospitalisations since March 18. The United States surpassed 130,000 deaths in its battle with the coronavirus pandemic on Monday as new cases surge throughout the country, placing President Donald Trump’s response to the crisis under increasing scrutiny.  Confirmed deaths were at 130,007 as […]

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Cinemark offering $5 movies plus more cheap deals in July

Lights! Camera! Reopen! For many, it’s just not quite summer without watching larger-than-life characters zoom across the big screen or laughing at the colorful antics of the latest animated blockbuster. And Cinemark is getting ready to welcome customers back to its theaters for fun and savings. Originally planned for early July, the theater chain is now scheduled to being its […]

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Mexico fines, bans company owned by son of president's ally

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has fined a company owned by the son of an ally of the president for selling overpriced ventilators to the government and banned it from doing public sector business for two years, the Public Administration Ministry (SFP) said Monday. In May, Mexicanos Contra la Corrupcion y la Impunidad (MCCI), an anti-corruption group, said an arm […]

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Coronavirus: Israel government reimposes lockdown measures after spike in cases

Israel’s government has ordered the immediate closure of bars, gyms, nightclubs, swimming pools and event halls after a spike in coronavirus cases. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was necessary because the country was close to requiring another total lockdown. “The pandemic is spreading – that’s as clear as day. It is rising daily… it is dragging with it, contrary […]

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Eurozone crisis: ECB chief warns of spiralling unemployment and plummeting production

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The European Central Bank (ECB) President warned the euro area would have to closely monitor disinflation and inflation levels while the Continent’s economy undergoes a profound shift prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. She said there would be […]

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Pakistan's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE (Reuters) – Pakistan’s health minister on Monday said he had tested positive for COVID-19, the latest senior figure to contract the novel coronavirus in a country where rising cases are putting pressure on the health system. “I have tested positive for COVID-19. Under (medical) advice I have isolated myself at home & taking all precautions. I have mild symptoms. […]

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Emmanuel Macron crisis: Rivals attack selfish French president after election humiliation

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The French municipal elections were a great triumph for the Green Party and environmentalists across Europe. French president Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche party, however, did poorly in Sunday’s poll. Now the leader of France’s Europe […]

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COVID-19 exposed deep flaws in Spain's anti-poverty system, U.N. expert says

MADRID (Reuters) – The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted serious weaknesses in Spain’s social security system and a failure to address the plight of the poorest people, a U.N. expert said on Monday. “Spain’s social protection net was utterly inadequate before COVID-19, but the pandemic has since exposed just how deeply it is failing people,” Philip Alston, the former United Nations […]

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