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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will merge its diplomatic and aid departments, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, promising that a combined department would better promote British interests without cutting spending on overseas projects. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain,
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An employee in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Monday, without saying whether the 70-year-old leader had been exposed. A statement from Netanyahu’s office said an “epidemiological investigation is being conducted, which will provide appropriate guidelines for those who came into contact” with
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(Reuters) – One-way corridors, buffer zones around desks, and clear plastic screens to guard against colleagues’ coughs and sneezes may become office standards after coronavirus stay-at-home orders are lifted, say occupational experts. FILE PHOTO: An empty office space is seen during the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in Washington, U.S., April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Leah
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work on Monday, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday, after having recovered from a case of coronavirus that sent him to intensive care for three nights in early April. Johnson, 55, will take back control of a government under pressure from the economic
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to block federal aid for the U.S. Postal Service unless it raises shipping rates for online companies like Amazon.com, prompting criticism that the move would hurt consumers relying more than usual on packages during the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the novel coronavirus, in London, Britain March 3, 2020. To match Special Report HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-PATH Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is making “very good progress” in his recovery from COVID-19, his office said on Saturday.
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LONDON (Reuters) – A Barclays (BARC.L) employee has tested positive for coronavirus in its 5 North Colonnade office in London’s Canary Wharf financial district, the bank confirmed on Wednesday. An employee on the ninth floor of the building, which mainly houses Barclays investment bank workers, tested positive for the disease, the bank said. “The colleague
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top official in the ministry responsible for policing resigned on Saturday after clashes with Home Office minister Priti Patel, in the latest test of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans for overhauling how the government operates. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel leaves Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s top government official in the ministry responsible for policing and counter-terrorism resigned on Saturday, saying there had been an orchestrated campaign to remove him. Philip Rutnam quit after reports of tensions between him and Home Secretary Priti Patel, including allegations she mistreated officials. Patel has denied the allegations against her. Rutnam,
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg on Monday called on front-runner Bernie Sanders to denounce vandals who scrawled the word “oligarch” on Bloomberg’s Chicago office, and moderate rival Pete Buttigieg was heckled at a march with labor activists. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg marches with striking
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FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc on the day of its IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) is closing its office in downtown Los Angeles, where the ride-hailing company employs customer
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FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc on the day of its IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) said late on Tuesday that it was closing its office in downtown Los Angeles,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday appointed one of Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s former staffers to lead a Justice Department office at the heart of a recent whistleblower complaint over anti-human trafficking grants awarded in 2019. The White House said Jessica Elizabeth Hart, who works in the Justice Department’s legislative affairs office, will
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