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UK hopes for socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister says

UK hopes for socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister says

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain hopes to permit outdoor and socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister Oliver Dowden said on Monday, after announcing a nearly [more…]

Senator warns of political pressure on U.S. probe into hackers of green groups

Senator warns of political pressure on U.S. probe into hackers of green groups

Published 03/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator says he has written to Attorney General William Barr outlining his concerns about potential “political interference” by the [more…]

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama order easing voting restrictions

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Alabama order easing voting restrictions

Published 03/07/2020

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower-court ruling that would have relaxed voting restrictions in Alabama state during the coronavirus pandemic. [more…]

Ousted U.S. prosecutor Berman to appear for closed-door congressional interview

Ousted U.S. prosecutor Berman to appear for closed-door congressional interview

Published 03/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted from his job last month amid an investigation by his office [more…]

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

Published 30/06/2020

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the [more…]

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain urgently needs to see the legislation China passed regarding Hong Kong to determine whether it has breached the joint declaration and [more…]

UK PM Johnson says on Huawei: we must protect from ‘hostile state vendors’

UK PM Johnson says on Huawei: we must protect from ‘hostile state vendors’

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain needed to protect its critical national infrastructure from “hostile state vendors” when deciding [more…]

LinkedIn users ditch polite networking for real talk on U.S. race and inequity

LinkedIn users ditch polite networking for real talk on U.S. race and inequity

Published 30/06/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - “This is white supremacy. This is institutionalized racism,” Aaisha Joseph, an executive assistant in New York City, posted on Microsoft Corp’s [more…]

Britain reels from latest terrorism-linked stabbing, American among dead

Britain reels from latest terrorism-linked stabbing, American among dead

Published 22/06/2020

READING, England (Reuters) - The English town of Reading held a minute’s silence on Monday for the victims of a stabbing that killed three people [more…]

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Published 22/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors asked a court in Moscow on Monday to sentence prominent film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov to six years in [more…]