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Boris Johnson announces schools will reopen on 1 June as UK enters phase 2 of lockdown exit

Boris Johnson announces schools will reopen on 1 June as UK enters phase 2 of lockdown exit | The Independent News > UK > UK Politics Announcement comes as prime minister seeks to shake off controversy over his senior adviser Dominic Cummings’ apparent breach of lockdown rules The partial reopening of primary schools will go …

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Eid al-Fitr celebrated under coronavirus lockdown: Live updates | News

Iraq’s health ministry reported 308 new infections, the steepest single-day spike since late February. At least 4,200 cases and 152 deaths have been reported to date. Turkey announced 32 new COVID-19 deaths and 1,186 infections in the past 24 hours, the highest number of the week, pushing total cases to 55,686 and deaths to …

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Beijing’s coronavirus quarantine: One couple’s 14-day stay in a hotel

BEIJING — For 14 days, we were in a long-distance relationship across a hotel hallway. Since mid-March, the Beijing city government has required all incoming overseas travelers, including Chinese citizens, to undergo “observation” and a two-week quarantine at one of a few repurposed hotels. You pay out of pocket for room, board and covid-19 tests. …

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Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection

Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company’s business. The Estero, Florida-based company’s lenders were unwilling to grant it another extension on its auto lease debt payments past a Friday deadline, triggering the filing in U.S. …

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Solar panel limit-lifting key part of government formation talks

Restrictions on the amount of solar panels which can be placed on the roofs of homes and businesses will be significantly eased under plans to increase energy efficiency being discussed in government formation talks. Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens are continuing their coalition talks and all sides hope a draft programme for government …

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Former Trump ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen released from prison because of coronavirus fears

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was released from federal prison on Thursday because of coronavirus concerns and will serve the rest of his three-year sentence at home. He was seen by reporters entering his New York City apartment building wearing a cap, black suit jacket, jeans and a mask. He nodded but …

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Emissions Are Way Down During The Pandemic. But Lockdowns Won’t Solve The Climate Crisis.

BuzzFeed News has reporters across five continents bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. The world has slowed to a crawl under coronavirus lockdowns, with a stunning side effect: As driving, flying, and electricity generation …

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Stabbing attack at North York massage parlour was ‘incel’ terrorism, police say

In a legal first and a “significant moment” in Canadian national security, the February stabbing death of a 24-year-old woman at a North York massage parlour is now being treated as an act of terrorism after investigators determined it was allegedly inspired the misogynistic “incel” ideology. “Terrorism comes in many forms and it’s important to …

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