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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU justice chief Vera Jourova on Thursday criticized U.S. tech giants such as Google and Facebook for making money off coronavirus-related fake news instead of putting in more efforts to stop the deluge. FILE PHOTO: European Values and Transparency Commissioner-designate Vera Jourova of Czech Republic attends her hearing before the European Parliament
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s online delivery firms, including Walmart Inc’s Flipkart and Amazon’s grocery service Pantry, have had to halt services as a 21-day nationwide lockdown began to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: The logo of India’s e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2019.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has ordered the closure of schools until further notice from Friday evening to help contain the coronavirus outbreak.”After schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon they will remain closed until further notice, this will be for all children except for those of key workers and where children are most vulnerable,” the education
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Tourists take Luxor-bound EgyptAir flight from Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo Egypt will sanitize
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Friday that it will halt, with some exceptions, all domestic travel for service members, Defense Department civilians and their families in a move aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus and its impact on the military. The move, which goes further than previous restrictions on international travel,
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ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – Two environmental groups on Friday issued notice that they intend to sue the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to void a permit allowing oil exploration in waters used by endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales. Earlier this week, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a new population estimate showing the whales are
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Domantas Sabonis had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lift the Indiana Pacers to a 105-102 win against the Lakers on Tuesday night in Indianapolis, snapping Los Angeles’ seven-game overall winning streak and 14-game road winning streak. FILE PHOTO: Dec 7, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) warms up before
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Corey Crawford made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated visiting Dallas 3-0 Tuesday night, preventing the Stars breaking the record for longest winning streak in team history. Nov 26, 2019; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) shoots and scores a goal against Montreal
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders said on Thursday he would put a moratorium on deportations from the United States and end raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on his first day in office. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a campaign
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