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Trump says someone shot near White House

US President Donald Trump has said someone was shot near the White House, after abruptly leaving a news conference. Mr Trump told reporters the incident “seems very well under control”. He reappeared moments after a member of his security detail walked on stage during his remarks to reporters and escorted him out. Mr Trump was […]

Politics

Schumer says Democrats ready for coronavirus aid talks, if Republicans move

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that Democrats are ready to return to the negotiating table over coronavirus relief, if Republicans would agree to a larger bill than they have been willing to accept up to now. “Democrats remain ready to return to the table. We need our Republicans […]

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Algeria jails journalist for three years over protest coverage

Khaled Drareni, editor of Casbah Tribune website and reporter with TV5 Monde, sentenced to three years in prison. An Algerian journalist who played a prominent role in covering the country’s pro-democracy movement last year has been jailed for “endangering national unity” and “inciting an unarmed gathering”. Khaled Drareni, editor of Casbah Tribune news website and correspondent of […]

Business

Pandemic wrecks global Class of 2020’s hopes for first job – The Denver Post

LONDON — British fashion school graduate Phoebe St. Leger’s dream of landing a job at a design label is on hold. Like many others in the global Class of 2020, the pandemic is clouding her career ambitions. The coronavirus forced the cancellation of her university graduating class’s final-year fashion show, removing the chance to show […]

Politics

Brussels keeps national budget rules relaxed –allowing EU states to run up monstrous debts

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. In March, the European Commission relaxed its restrictions on national budgets to allow governments to spend their way out of the crisis. Eurocrats agreed to let countries ignore their obligations to work […]

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Bedrooms, bad advice and the ballot: What the heck is going on in Boulder?

Direct democracy isn’t supposed to be this complicated. In fact, the playbook is fairly simple: People who want to amend or create a law via a ballot measure write their proposal out and then seek approval to circulate petitions. If it’s a state ballot measure, they need an OK from the secretary of state, otherwise […]

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Shares edge up as positive China industrial data outweighs trade jitters

LONDON (Reuters) – Share markets rose on Monday as stronger industrial activity in China offered signs it was recovering from the coronavirus pandemic that outweighed jitters over U.S.-Sino trade tensions. The Euro STOXX 600 rose 0.4% and London’s FTSE .FTSE 0.5%. European oil and gas shares .SXEP were up 1.1% as rising oil prices added […]

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China sends fighter jets as U.S. health chief visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Chinese air force jets briefly crossed the mid-line of the Taiwan Strait on Monday and were tracked by Taiwanese missiles, Taiwan’s government said, as U.S. health chief Alex Azar visited the island to offer President Donald Trump’s support. Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, the highest-level U.S. official to visit in four […]

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China blows top: Beijing lashes out at US with wave of brutal sanctions

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. China’s foreign ministry has said it will introduce sanctions against a handful of US officials, including Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, from today. The move comes after Washington imposed sanctions on 11 […]

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UK rain radar: Where will it rain today, and what time?

Heatwave conditions this weekend drew thousands of people outside as temperatures spiked into the mid-30Cs for three consecutive days. The UK is yet to see the back of it, with similar temperatures dominating the next four days worth of forecasts. But beaches may end up deserted as the weather continues this week, as the Met […]