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Poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter start over in New Zealand

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A former spy and his daughter who were poisoned by Russian military intelligence agents have started a new life in New Zealand. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia settled in the country after spending more than a year ensconced in a British MI6 safe house, according to the Sunday Times......
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Woman slammed for selling ‘Golliwog’ dolls amid Black Lives Matter protests

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A New Zealand woman has ignited fury online for hawking offensive “Golliwog” dolls on Facebook amid widespread Black Lives Matter protests. In the questionable sales pitch posted Sunday, Picton resident Cathy Dalzell advertized two “beautiful handmade Topsy/Turvey” dolls modeled after the controversial character for sale. Originally appearing in Florence Kate......
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Dollar gains, yuan takes hit as Hong Kong simmers

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar edged higher on Wednesday as worries about the U.S. response to China’s proposed security law and renewed protests in Hong Kong supported safe-haven demand for the greenback. A U.S. Dollar banknote is seen in this illustration taken May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration The yuan slipped......
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern keeps cool as earthquake strikes during TV interview

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was largely unphased when an earthquake struck during a live TV interview Monday morning. “We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan,” Ardern told the host of Newshub when the rumbling began. “Quite a decent shake here.” After a fleeting look of......
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New Zealand woman reunites with dying sister after Australia drops travel restrictions

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CANBERRA, Australia — A woman has tearfully embraced her dying sister in Australia after weeks of bureaucracy wrangling over pandemic travel restrictions. Australia had rejected Christine Archer’s request for permission to fly from New Zealand four times before her story attracted media attention. Her only sister Gail Baker was diagnosed......
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Coronavirus crushes Australia’s dividends with banks leading the decline

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HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Australia has made the deepest dividend cuts globally this year, with more than $6 billion deferred or cancelled as companies conserve cash to ride out the coronavirus, turning foreign investors wary of the country’s normally high-yielding firms. FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian looks at his phone as......
CNBC Business

China gets top score as citizens rank their governments’ response to the coronavirus outbreak

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Commuters wear protective masks as they exit a train at a subway station during Monday rush hour on April 13, 2020 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang | Getty Images As countries across the globe are left grappling with the coronavirus......
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‘Social bubbles’ allow you to see friends as coronavirus lockdowns ease — but they might not work

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New Zealand has already allowed people to expand their social bubbles to contact with close family outside their own households. Philippe Beyer/EyeEm/Getty Images As more countries look to lift their coronavirus lockdowns, “social bubbles” have been floated as an idea......
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How New Zealand’s ‘eliminate’ strategy brought new coronavirus cases down to zero

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference on May 04, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. Hagen Hopkins | Getty Images Government-imposed lockdowns have become a contentious topic in some countries, as the human toll......
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New Zealanders line up at McDonald’s after lockdown is lifted

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WELLINGTON – New Zealanders queued for burgers, fries and coffee takeaway on Tuesday after they were freed from a month-long lockdown, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has credited with eliminating domestic transmission of the coronavirus. Around 400,000 people returned to work after Ardern shifted the country’s alert level down a......
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These countries effectively contained the coronavirus, and their currencies are surging in response

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Swimmers return to Bondi beach on April 28, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Brook Mitchell | Getty Images Countries like Australia, New Zealand and South Korea are among the few which managed to buck the trend and put a lid on......

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