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ZURICH (Reuters) – The Austrian government intends to make one-off payments to jobless people and boost spending on families with children as part of measures this year to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic, its coalition leaders said. Measures to be approved at a cabinet meeting next week include payments of 450 euros ($506)
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 10, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a cabinet backlash over plans to suspend Sunday trading laws
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DALLAS (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday announced modest plans for an executive order on policing, while making it clear he would not support sweeping proposals in response to protests against police brutality prompted by the killing of George Floyd. U.S. President Donald Trump is greeted as he arrives for a roundtable discussion with
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate’s only black Republican said on Thursday he plans to introduce the party’s police reform bill by the middle of next week – a delay from his previous Friday target – as Republicans wrestle with their response to a sweeping Democratic proposal in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. House
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore plans to give a wearable device that will identify people who had interacted with carriers of coronavirus to each of its 5.7 million residents, in what could become one of the most comprehensive contact-tracing efforts globally. FILE PHOTO: People cross a street during morning peak hour commute amid the coronavirus disease
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore plans to soon launch a wearable device for novel coronavirus contact tracing that, if successful, it will distribute to all of its 5.7 million residents, the government said on Friday. The city-state has already developed the first-of-its-kind smartphone app to identify and alert people who have interacted with novel coronavirus carriers,
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OSLO (Reuters) – The Norwegian government proposes spending 3.6 billion Norwegian crowns ($369 million) on investments to make its economy greener as it gradually emerges from coronavirus lockdowns, the government said on Friday. “The crisis we are now in hasn’t made the need for transformation smaller – it has increased it,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg
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A farmworker harvests strawberries in a glasshouse as farmers struggle to find workers due to the coronavirus lockdown in Wepion, Belgium April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Wednesday it planned to increase organic farming and cut agricultural chemical use to protect the environment, proposals welcomed by green groups
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FILE PHOTO: A logo is seen at the entrance to the International Tennis Federation headquarters in London, Britain January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville MUMBAI (Reuters) – The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said it is working on additional measures, including a new relief fund, to support lower-ranked professionals who have been left in the lurch
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FILE PHOTO: General view of the Canary Wharf financial district, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Marika Kochiashvili LONDON (Reuters) – London’s Canary Wharf has drawn up detailed plans to bring bankers, accountants and lawyers back to the financial district as the coronavirus pandemic eases, the Financial
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LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s richest nations must ensure their COVID-19 recovery plans are sustainable and help meet the goals of the Paris climate accord, according to leading global investor groups that together manage trillions of dollars in assets. FILE PHOTO: Environmental activists of Swiss Klimastreik Schweiz movement hold banners, one of them reads: “Crisis
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LISBON (Reuters) – Looking to a more environmentally-friendly future after the coronavirus, Portugal is preparing a handful of multi-billion projects including a new hydrogen plant and will revive a delayed solar auction in June, a minister said. FILE PHOTO: (L-R) Portugal’s Environment and Energy Transition Minister Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes, Health Minister Marta Temido, Economy
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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a new Orthodox cathedral dedicated to the Russian Armed Forces during construction works outside Moscow, Russia April 28, 2020. Sergei Kiselyov/Moscow News Agency/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – A grandiose mosaic depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking officials will not be put on display in a new
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PARIS (Reuters) – No one is having their hair highlighted or nails painted right now in the Christophe Bruno salon in Paris. Still, co-owner Bruno Amaru is busy stocking up on masks and sanitizer, re-arranging chairs and disinfecting scissors and basins. Amaru plans to reopen on May 11, the day slated for France to emerge
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