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Thursday, Aug 13, 2020
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Britain

Aug 12, 2020 17:54
Staycations, or vacationing close to home, have been a theme of this summer. Although this has increased sales for the hospitality industry, overall travel spending remained 60% lower than last year. read more
Aug 12, 2020 17:25
Britain’s economy shrank by a record 20.4% in the second quarter when the coronavirus lockdown was tightest, the most severe contraction reported by any major economy so far, with a wave of job losses set to hit later in 2020. read more
Aug 12, 2020 11:14
One important long-term effect for young graduates who take longer to find good first jobs is lower pay over the course of their careers, experts said. read more
Aug 11, 2020 17:08
Reopening businesses, as well as warm weather, boosted consumer spending in July. But sales at pubs and restaurants, which reopened for on-premises consumption on July 4, remained well below year-ago levels. read more
Aug 09, 2020 17:18
The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are immense, but so is the question of how to ensure the millions of dollars promised in international aid is not diverted in a country notorious for missing money, invisible infrastructure projects and its refusal to open the books. read more
Aug 07, 2020 15:07
Britain’s Met Office warned the public to take precautions against dehydration and sunburn and be ready for a dramatic rise in temperatures following a rather cool week. read more
Aug 07, 2020 11:31
Passengers arriving into Britain from Belgium, the Bahamas and Andorra will need to quarantine for 14 days due to concerns over rising COVID-19 infection rates, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday. read more
Aug 06, 2020 19:44
Pope Francis has appointed six women, including the former treasurer for Britain’s Prince Charles, to the council that oversees Vatican finances, naming them in one fell swoop to some of the most senior roles. read more
Aug 06, 2020 11:03
Britain asked travellers from some countries to voluntarily self-quarantine in February and early March, but the government lifted all border restrictions on March 13. read more
Aug 05, 2020 15:56
The Bhopal disaster is the reason why regulation of the right kind that has teeth is important because not everyone plays by the rules, said Britain’s environment agency chief. read more
Aug 04, 2020 19:01
Mask-wearing in public spaces was made mandatory in most places across Europe’s tourism hotspot Spain over the course of July. The Portuguese island of Madeira implemented the policy over the weekend. read more
Aug 03, 2020 20:19
People across Britain enjoyed half-price meals on Monday as the government launched its “Eat Out to Help Out Scheme” aimed at driving up business in the shattered hospitality industry after months of coronavirus lockdown. read more
Jul 31, 2020 19:01
Epstein killed himself last summer while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Maxwell was recently arrested on federal charges that she recruited at least three girls, including one as young as 14, for Epstein to sexually abuse in the 1990s. Prosecutors said she also joined in the abuse. read more
Jul 31, 2020 17:59
The weekly infection survey said an estimated 1 in 1,500 individuals had Covid-19 in the most recent week from July 20-26, compared to 1 in 2,000 the previous week. read more
Jul 31, 2020 15:58
Matt Hancock said that while it’s not the “sort of decision that anybody would want to take,’’ the government had no choice. read more