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Lloyds, Shell report big losses as markets await German and US GDP – business live

US economy likely to have contracted at fastest pace since Great Depression 8.48am BST UK and European shares are a sea of red now. The FTSE 100 is down 0.8%, falling some 50 points to 6,081, dragged down by Lloyds Banking Group, which reported a much bigger than expected loss for the second quarter this […]

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Chinese parliament to vote on Hong Kong security law as US condemnation builds | World news

China’s legislature was set to approve plans to force a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, as the US prepared to retaliate against Beijing for stripping the territory of its promised freedoms. On Thursday, China’s National People’s Congress was preparing to vote on a draft decision that would pave the way for anti-sedition laws […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000 | World news

4.30am BST04:30 New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties, Reuters reports. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to […]

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Bridging the Gap between Hunger & Food Waste During a Pandemic — Global Issues

Feeding India volunteers and Hunger Heroes serving meals to school children. Credit: Zomato Feeding India Opinion by Seema Sanghavi (new delhi) Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, Apr 14 (IPS) – Seema Sanghavi is Founder Cooks Who FeedOn March 12, the first email came in. An email from a boutique hotel that […]

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Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 240,000 as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2 | World news

Fact check: “Nobody knew” “Nobody knew how contagious this was,” Trump said. “I don’t think any doctor new it at the time. People have not seen anything like this.” In fact, as the disease spread through China, public health experts were warning for weeks that the coronavirus threat could grow into a pandemic. Moreover, epidemiologists […]

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Changing Weather Patterns Spell Doom for Unprepared Pakistan Farmers — Global Issues

Inconsistent rainfall can be disastrous for winter and summer crops in Pakistan, where many farmers are still unaware of how to adapt to climate change. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS by Xari Jalil Friday, March 13, 2020 Inter Press Service Mar 13 (IPS) – Unpredictable weather patterns in the form of excessive or prolonged rainfall are wreaking […]

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Indian Wells tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Indian Wells tennis tournament, the most prestigious event outside the Grand Slams and tour finals, was canceled on Sunday, over concerns about the spread of a coronavirus in Southern California. “There is too great a risk, at this time, to the public health of the Riverside County area in holding […]

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Coronavirus: Italy death toll rises to 21 as UK confirms 20th case – live updates | World news

Whilst the first person-to-person transmission within the UK may come as a shock to many, it was really only a matter of time. It is increasingly clear that SARS-COV2 is capable of being spread by people showing very mild, or perhaps completely unnoticeable symptoms, which has allowed it to escape the lockdown in China, albeit […]

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Millions of Chinese ordered back to work but infection risk remains high | World news

The Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy. Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease […]

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