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Coronavirus: ‘Ineffective’ 14-day quarantine rules for UK arrivals come into force

Travellers arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days from today under new rules being described by some airlines as “unlawful” and “ineffective”. British Airways has begun legal proceedings after sending a pre-action letter, which is the first stage in a judicial review, to ministers on Friday. Backed by Ryanair and EasyJet, a statement […]

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Singapore will not falter in its onward march: Full speech of PM Lee's national broadcast on Covid-19

SINGAPORE – This is the transcript of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s broadcast to the nation on Sunday (June 7) on overcoming the crisis of a generation. It is the first in a series of six ministerial broadcasts, scheduled from June 7 to June 20, on the theme of securing Singapore’s future in a post-Covid-19 […]

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US election 2020: Donald Trump on course for victory despite protests – EXCLUSIVE

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 President has been under fierce attack this week after his decision to deploy the National Guard to deal with protesters after some of them became violent. But according to an […]

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Daily briefing: Is there a coronavirus daily briefing today?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Coronavirus press conferences have become part of Britain’s daily routine – with scientists, MPs and the Prime Minister updating the public on the fight against coronavirus. Figures on cases and deaths, new […]

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Fed's Powell scheduled for congressional appearances June 16-17

(Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will testify before the U.S. Congress on June 16 and 17 in hearings on the central bank’s semi-annual monetary policy report. By statute, the Fed delivers the report providing an overview of the economy twice a year, usually in February and again in June or July, and the […]

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Parliament: GIC and Temasek provide loans to companies for investment, says Indranee Rajah

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s GIC and Temasek provide loans to companies in the context of investments, and the Government does not direct these decisions, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Indranee Rajah in Parliament on Friday (June 5). Like all other investments the sovereign wealth fund and government investment company make, these are commercial decisions taken […]

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Brexit warning: Barnier attacked for plotting ‘blame game’ if UK-EU trade deal collapses

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Britain officially left the European Union on January 31, with the focus now turning firmly to the trading relationship between the two respective sides during a series of virtual meetings brought on […]

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Republican senator 'struggling' over whether to back Trump in election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Thursday she is struggling over whether she can support President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, saying criticism of Trump’s response to nationwide protests by former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis rang true. Asked if she supported Trump, who faces the nation’s voters again in November, she said, “I […]

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Denver mayor walks backs “murder” comments, though others hold him to it

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s office sought to pull back his comments made last week during television interview that Denver police officers had murdered three people, saying he misspoke. Those comments and the reversal come as Denver and the rest of the country continue to protest racism in America’s justice system. As those protests ramped up […]

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Boris Johnson SMASHES his fist on dispatch box as he rages in PMQs row with Keir Starmer

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Prime Minister accused the Labour leader of adopting an “agree, U-Turn and criticise” opposition approach as the pair clashed during Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons. As Keir Starmer asked Boris […]