‘That’s what caused Brexit!’ Anger at deluded Verhofstadt’s EU exit rant

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The MEP took to Twitter to share a picture of the cover of the Dutch magazine Elsevier Weekblad which featured a story about the EU’s coronavirus recovery fund. Mr Verhofstadt fumed: “This kind of false reporting led […]

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Portugal approves third phase of lockdown exit, Lisbon takes it slow

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal gave the green light on Friday to the third phase of its lockdown exit, but some restrictions will remain in Lisbon due to localised outbreaks in industrial hubs and outskirts. From June 1, shopping malls, childcare centres, gyms, cinemas, theatres and other cultural venues can reopen across most of the country but with capacity restrictions. Gatherings […]

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Red light: Mexican coronavirus restart hits speed bumps

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico faces a sluggish exit from coronavirus lockdown as government guidance on next week’s planned easing of restrictions showed on Friday that nearly the entire country was still stuck in the highest red phase of contagion alert. From June 1, the government had planned to start reopening the country from anti-coronavirus measures. Instead, deaths and new […]

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Morgan Stanley plans June return of some traders to New York headquarters: CNBC

(Reuters) – Morgan Stanley (MS.N) is planning to start getting some traders to return to its New York headquarters in mid- to late-June, CNBC reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the situation. A Morgan Stanley spokeswoman declined to comment on the CNBC report. CNBC’s report cnb.cx/2McVJYt said the Wall Street bank expects only a small number of traders […]

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China finally admits coronavirus did NOT breakout from Wuhan wet market

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Researchers from the Chinese Centre of Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention said genetic evidence confirmed the virus originated in Chinese bats before crossing to humans via an “intermediary animal”. But they said pinpointing the exact location of […]

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RTD suspends bus and rail service to and from downtown Denver

Regional Transportation District officials stopped bus and rail service to and from downtown Denver Friday after crowds clashed with police Thursday night and plans for more protests extend through the weekend. The crowds are protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer earlier this week. In Denver police sprayed crowds with pepperballs and pepper […]

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US consumer spending tanks; savings hit record high

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US consumers cut spending by the most on record for the second straight month in April while boosting savings to an all-time high, and the growing frugality reinforced expectations the economy could take years to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The report from the Commerce Department on Friday (May 29), together with news that monthly exports collapsed, […]

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UK PM Johnson and U.S. President Trump criticise China's Hong Kong plan

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that China’s plan to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong would undermine the territory’s autonomy. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will […]

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South China Sea: US warns of ‘serious threat’ as Beijing tracks US navy vessel

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The US Navy has issued a stern response to China after Beijing accused Washington of “violating international laws” during a routine freedom of navigation operation. Senior Colonel Li Huamin, a spokesman for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Southern […]

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