LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain on Wednesday to move on from what he described as a “very, very frustrating episode” when his closest adviser provoked outrage for taking a long-distance drive during the coronavirus lockdown. Dominic Cummings has refused to quit after it was revealed that he had travelled 400 km
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Shuttlers will keep ranking points they earned during the original Olympic qualification period before the novel coronavirus pandemic forced the Tokyo Games to be postponed, the Badminton World Federation said on Wednesday. The All England Open, played from March 11-15, was the final event to count towards Olympic qualification before the circuit
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Chef Gilles Chesneau prepares takeaway menus at Michelin-starred restaurant Le Chiberta in Paris before the announcement by the French government of more easing lockdown measures to allow the reopening of restaurants as soon as possible following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – It’s not
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FILE PHOTO: Visitors examine books at Frankfurt book fair in Frankfurt, Germany, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Frankfurt’s annual book fair – the world’s largest – will take place as scheduled in mid-October, its organisers said on Wednesday, a sign of some return to normality amid the coronavirus pandemic. The event usually
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A view of One World Trade Center and lower Manhattan from The Green-Wood Cemetery, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on
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WEDZA, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – In the rural Zimbabwe district of Wedza, a new electric-powered motorcycle is helping bring income to poor women and easing the burden of looking after families. Employees charge lithium ion batteries for a Hamba electric motorcycle at a solar-powered recharging station in Wedza, Zimbabwe, 22 May 2020. REUTERS/MacDonald Dzirutwe The three-wheeler,
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An anti-government poster is seen in London as an ambulance passes, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 412 to 37,460, health officials said on Wednesday. Including deaths from suspected cases of
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FILE PHOTO: Visitors examine books at Frankfurt book fair in Frankfurt, Germany, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Frankfurt’s renowned annual book fair will take place on its original dates in mid-October, its organisers said on Wednesday, a sign of some return to normality amid the coronavirus pandemic. It will take place at
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FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, attends a news conference on the coronavirus (COVID-2019) in Geneva, Switzerland February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation that will enable it to tap new sources of funding,
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FILE PHOTO: A nurse shows a pill of hydroxychloroquine, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Nossa Senhora da Conceicao hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara PARIS (Reuters) – The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms
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FILE PHOTO: Newly elected President of European People’s Party Donald Tusk speaks during the EPP congress in Arena Zagreb hall in Zagreb, Croatia November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A senior European Union politician couldn’t help a Brexit quip as he waded into Britain’s row over Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia reported 187 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with illegal migrants held at a detention centre accounting for most of them, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,604. The health ministry said no new deaths were recorded. The total number of coronavirus fatalities in Malaysia currently stands
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