Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

U.S. job growth accelerates; layoffs remain elevated

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy created a record 4.8 million jobs in June as more restaurants and bars resumed operations, but layoffs remained elevated and raging COVID-19 cases across the country threaten the fledgling recovery. The flare-up in coronavirus infections, which started in late June, was not captured in the Labor Department’s closely watched […]

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France to rename streets after African WW2 heroes

France’s armed forces ministry has provided local authorities with a guide to 100 Africans who fought for France in World War Two, so that streets and squares may be named after them. France’s reappraisal of its colonial past is fuelled by the global anti-racism protests and Black Lives Matter. There are many Senegalese and North […]

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Turkey's Erdogan heads to Qatar on first post-coronavirus trip

Turkish president to hold talks with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during day-long official visit. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is heading to Qatar to meet Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, his first overseas trip since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. A statement by Turkey’s Communications Directorate on Thursday said […]

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Hot weather to linger in Denver

Hot weather will linger in Denver through the July 4th weekend and into next week, and another air quality alert has been issued for the Front Range. The high temperatures in Denver will be 94 degrees on Thursday and Friday, with 91 on Saturday (Independence Day) and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. […]

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Coronavirus: How an Indian wedding and funeral infected 100

Bride not among 111 people who have tested positive after attending wedding, where groom showed COVID-19 symptoms. More than 100 people have tested positive for coronavirus in India after attending a wedding followed by a funeral for the groom, who reportedly tied the knot while ill with COVID-19. Officials in Bihar state said on Wednesday […]

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Rival factions Fatah, Hamas, vow to fight looming annexation

Palestinian groups pledge united campaign against Israel’s plans to illegally annex territory in the occupied West Bank. Rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas have said they will work together to fight against Israel’s planned annexation of large parts of the occupied West Bank. In a rare joint news conference on Thursday, officials from the two groups […]

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