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Televisa, Azteca to provide TV learning as Mexican schools stay shut

Televisa, Azteca to provide TV learning as Mexican schools stay shut

Published 03/08/2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican schools will not reopen when the academic year begins on August 24 in order to safeguard the health of students [more…]

Location of TikTok headquarters is a matter for ByteDance: PM Johnson’s spokesman

Location of TikTok headquarters is a matter for ByteDance: PM Johnson’s spokesman

Published 03/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The location of TikTok owner ByteDance’s headquarters is a commercial decision for the company to make, a spokesman for British Prime Minister [more…]

UK PM Johnson praises Northern Ireland’s Hume as a ‘political giant’

UK PM Johnson praises Northern Ireland’s Hume as a ‘political giant’

Published 03/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish peacemaker John Hume was a “political giant” who did so much to help bring an end to the Troubles in Northern [more…]

Hong Kong reports 80 new coronavirus cases, slight drop from previous highs

Hong Kong reports 80 new coronavirus cases, slight drop from previous highs

Published 03/08/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong reported 80 new coronavirus cases on Monday, dropping below 100 infections for the first time in 12 days, as [more…]

Google to keep employees home until summer 2021 amid pandemic: WSJ

Google to keep employees home until summer 2021 amid pandemic: WSJ

Published 27/07/2020

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google will keep its employees home until at least next July, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar [more…]

Merkel aide: Decision on mandatory coronavirus testing for holidaymakers likely soon

Merkel aide: Decision on mandatory coronavirus testing for holidaymakers likely soon

Published 27/07/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said health ministers would on Monday discuss the possibility of obliging returning holidaymakers to take a [more…]

UK eyes France, Germany after slapping coronavirus quarantine on Spain

UK eyes France, Germany after slapping coronavirus quarantine on Spain

Published 27/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is closely watching rises in coronavirus cases in other European destinations such as France and Germany after slapping a 14-day quarantine [more…]

Britain set to drop quarantine for Canary Islands and Balearics: The Sun

Britain set to drop quarantine for Canary Islands and Balearics: The Sun

Published 27/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will drop its policy of requiring people returning from the Spanish Canary Islands or Balearics to quarantine for two weeks, the [more…]

Record number of Black women set to run for U.S. Congress

Record number of Black women set to run for U.S. Congress

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Joyce Elliott, an Arkansas state senator who is seeking a U.S. congressional seat in November, was the second Black student to attend her [more…]

Hong Kong bans restaurant dining as it battles new wave of coronavirus

Hong Kong bans restaurant dining as it battles new wave of coronavirus

Published 27/07/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong banned gatherings of more than two people on Monday, closed down restaurant dining and introduced mandatory face masks in [more…]