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Coronavirus crisis costs Spain over 1 mln jobs in Q2

The coronavirus crisis reduced employment in Spain by over a million during the second quarter (Q2) of the year, according to the Economically Active Population Survey published by the Spanish Statistical Office (INE) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/29 10:57:16

Belarusian president Lukashenko says he had coronavirus asymptomatically: media

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday he had had the coronavirus without any symptoms and had already recovered from it, the state-owned BELTA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/28 23:07:04

Hundreds evacuated

Hundreds were evacuated after a fire broke out Monday at a pre-trial detention center for women in Moscow, Russian news agencies reported.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 17:09:11

Migrants flee in Sicily

Dozens of migrants escaped quarantine in Sicily Monday, a day after nearly 200 others fled a separate holding facility as Italy prepared a navy ship to house arriving migrants.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 17:04:10

Zelenskiy, Putin talk on conflict, cease-fire

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskiy discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine and both expressed support for a cease-fire that started on Monday, their offices said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/27 17:08:40

UK to tackle obesity

The UK unveiled plans to tackle an “obesity time bomb” on Monday, banning TV and online adverts for junk food before 9 pm.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/27 16:23:41

Britain announces plans to tackle "obesity time bomb"

Britain on Monday announced plans to tackle the "obesity time bomb," with a ban on adverts for junk food at specific times, the cancellation of "buy one get one free" deals on such foods and a decision to put calories on menus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/27 13:19:59

Ceasefire begins in East Ukraine

Ukrainian armed forces and the forces of the governmentally non-controlled areas of East Ukraine started ceasefire at midnight between July 26 and 27, Ukrinform news agency reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/27 10:06:45

Poland to quit treaty on violence against women, minister says

Poland will take steps next week to withdraw from a European treaty on violence against women, which the right-wing cabinet says violates parents' rights by requiring schools to teach children about gender, the justice minister said on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/26 19:08:40

Lack of childcare found 'destroying' UK mothers' careers amid COVID-19

Almost three-quarters of mothers in Britain have been forced to cut work hours because of childcare issues under COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a survey by a maternal rights group which warned more action was needed to protect women's careers.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/26 18:58:40

UK lending schemes may widen regional divides

In the northern English seaside resort of Blackpool, the family-run Elgin Hotel is preparing to reopen in August after four months' enforced closure.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/26 18:48:40

Small plane crashes into house

A small aircraft crashed into a house in the German State of North-Rhine Westphalia, killing three people and injuring a child, police said Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/26 15:28:41

Volunteer incarcerated over French cathedral fire

A volunteer assistant suspected of setting a French cathedral on fire was rearrested, then indicted and detained in pretrial custody by prosecutors overnight Saturday to Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/26 15:28:40

EU-UK post-Brexit trade deal "unlikely": Barnier

The European Union's (EU) chief negotiator for relations with the United Kingdom (UK), Michel Barnier, said Thursday that the UK's approach was making a post-Brexit trade deal "unlikely" as the sixth round of talks ended with little progress.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/24 12:50:02

German officials consider coronavirus testing for inbound travelers

Germany's state health ministers have decided to conduct coronavirus testing at airports for inbound travelers from high-risk countries, local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/23 18:00:06

Italy detains migrant rescue ship over safety

The migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking was detained on Wednesday over technical irregularities, Italy's coastguard said, a move blasted as “harassment” by the charity that runs the vessel.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/23 16:58:42

Gunman arrested, hostages freed after Ukraine president's call

Ukrainian police freed 13 hostages and arrested an armed man who held them on a bus for more than 12 hours on Tuesday, after the country's president agreed to his demand to post a movie recommendation on social media.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/22 16:03:41

Brexit Russia probe finds nothing

Britain's government failed to find out whether Russia meddled in the 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union (EU), a parliamentary report released on Tuesday said, noting that the intelligence services should investigate and make their findings public.
Source: Reuters | 2020/7/22 15:58:40