Government / Politics

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

Published 06/07/2020

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan would welcome a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, its foreign ministry said on Monday, a trip that [more…]

UK new car sales post smaller slump in June

UK new car sales post smaller slump in June

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British new car registrations fell by an annual 35% in June, the smallest drop since February, as many dealerships reopened after coronavirus [more…]

Don’t forget us! Paris tour guides protest outside Louvre

Don’t forget us! Paris tour guides protest outside Louvre

Published 06/07/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Several dozen Paris tour guides wearing masks and holding Mona Lisa portraits protested outside the Louvre museum on Monday for more support [more…]

UK decision on Huawei not set in stone, British minister says

UK decision on Huawei not set in stone, British minister says

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s decision to allow China’s Huawei to play a limited role in building its 5G network is not “fixed in stone” and [more…]

UK’s Sunak plans tax cuts to boost COVID recovery, The Times reports

UK’s Sunak plans tax cuts to boost COVID recovery, The Times reports

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak will try to restart the country’s economy by giving homebuyers a tax break and cutting value-added tax [more…]

UK pledges boost for the arts as it eyes socially distant performances

UK pledges boost for the arts as it eyes socially distant performances

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will invest nearly $2 billion in the arts and hopes to allow outdoor and socially distanced performances at cultural venues as [more…]

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…]

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Russia reports more than 6,600 new coronavirus cases

Published 06/07/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s official coronavirus case tally, the fourth largest in the world, rose to 687,862 on Monday after officials reported 6,611 new infections [more…]

Moderate rebound in German industry orders points to slow recovery

Moderate rebound in German industry orders points to slow recovery

Published 06/07/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Orders for German industrial goods rose by 10.4% in May, rebounding from their biggest drop since records began in 1991 the previous [more…]

Survey finds 77% of Japanese think Olympics ‘cannot be held’ next year

Survey finds 77% of Japanese think Olympics ‘cannot be held’ next year

Published 06/07/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - A wide-ranging survey conducted by the Japan News Network (JNN) found that 77% of those questioned said that the Tokyo Olympics “cannot [more…]