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Heathrow Airport CEO sees patchy international travel this summer

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LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – The chief executive of Heathrow Airport, Britain’s busiest airport, said that international travel this summer would be “patchy” as countries worry about the risk of importing COVID-19 variants and their impact on the vaccine. “I think over the summer, we’re going to see quite a......

Britain reports 2,472 new COVID cases, 23 further deaths

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LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Britain reported 2,472 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, down from 3,568 a day earlier, government data showed, adding that a further 23 people had died within 28 days of a positive test of the novel coronavirus. Some 32.25 million people have received a first dose......

UK investors expand anti-slavery push to construction, materials sectors

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LONDON (Reuters) – A UK investor coalition that presses companies to unearth modern-day slavery in their supply chains said on Monday it was going to expand its campaign into the construction and materials sectors. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers are seen working at a site in London, following the outbreak of......

China’s graft watchdog rebukes ‘mukbang’ binge-eating, drinking videos

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s corruption watchdog has called on online video-sharing platforms to take action against “mukbang” shows, in which people livestream themselves eating – or drinking – excessively, saying such content encourages food waste. Mukbang videos originated in South Korea and are increasingly popular in China, but they have......

Prince Philip’s death marked by gun salutes across UK

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WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – The British military fired gun salutes across the United Kingdom from land and sea on Saturday to mark the death of Prince Philip, the queen’s husband and pillar of strength during her 69-year reign. The armed forces, including artillery units in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and......

China regulators fine Alibaba $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office in Beijing, China January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Chinese regulators have fined Alibaba 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) – around 4% of its revenues in 2019 – for violating anti-monopoly rules and abusing its......

Swiss luxury watchmakers learn to love the pre-owned market

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ZURICH, April 7 (Reuters) – Swiss luxury watch brands have long considered the market for pre-owned watches as a potential threat to their business, but now their view is shifting as they see it can provide valuable insights into pricing and demand. Initially seen as cannibalising sales of new watches,......

Climate change protesters break windows at Barclays London HQ

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LONDON (Reuters) – Protesters against climate change broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays in the Canary Wharf business district on Wednesday. The activists from the Extinction Rebellion group carried placards with slogans such as “Better Broken Windows than Broken Promises” and pasted the message “In Case of Climate......

France starts giving COVID-19 shots in national sports stadium

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PARIS (Reuters) – France has started administering shots of the COVID-19 vaccine inside the Stade de France, the national stadium that once hosted soccer’s World Cup final. People, wearing protective face masks, walk inside the Stade de France stadium opened as a mass vaccination center in Saint-Denis near Paris as......

China’s blue-chip index ends lower as healthcare, consumer stocks slip

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SHANGHAI, April 6 (Reuters) – China’s blue-chip index retreated on Tuesday, pressured by healthcare and consumer companies, as upbeat economic data raised worries of policy tightening. ** The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.4% to 5,140.34, while the Shanghai Composite Index was flat at 3,482.97. ** As of last close, the......

Family of UK’s Captain Tom call for fundraising celebration

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A woman walks past a new mural of British veteran and fundraiser Captain Tom Moore by artist Akse-P19 amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manchester, Britain, March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – The family of Britain’s Captain Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who......

UPDATE 1-Kenya Airways suspends flights to United Kingdom

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(Adds detail, background) NAIROBI, April 5 (Reuters) – Kenya Airways will suspend flights to the United Kingdom effective April 9, the airline said in a statement. The announcement comes days after Britain said it would add Kenya to its travel “red list”. Those arriving in the United Kingdom from countries......

Twitter says in process of identifying new independent board director

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April 1 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Thursday it was in the process of identifying a new independent director for its board. The company also said board member Jesse Cohn, who is also hedge fund Elliott Management’s head of U.S. equity activism, will be nominated for re-election as a......

Climate activists splash black dye on Bank of England

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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate activists in London splashed black dye on the front of the Bank of England on Thursday as part of a protest, a Reuters photographer at the scene said. Activists, some dressed as jesters, hurled the dye at the imposing neo-classical building, known as “the Old Lady......

Hong Kong court finds leading democracy activists guilty of unauthorised assembly

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Democratic Party founder and barrister Martin Lee and Albert Ho arrive at the West Kowloon Courts for verdicts in landmark unlawful assembly case, in Hong Kong, China April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong court found seven prominent democrats guilty on Thursday of unauthorised assembly,......

Box Office: Bob Odenkirk’s ‘Nobody’ Debuts to No. 1 as ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Roars Overseas – Reuters

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EU’s Breton hopes vaccine push can boost Europe’s summer tourist season

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FILE PHOTO: Tourists are seen at the Caffe Quadri at St. Mark’s Square a day before Italy and neighbouring EU countries open up borders for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak hit the country, in Venice, Italy June 14, 2020. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri PARIS (Reuters) – European Internal......

Indonesia president condemns church attack as “terrorism”

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FILE PHOTO: Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures during an interview with Reuters at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian president Joko Widodo strongly condemned a suspected suicide bomb attack outside a church that wounded 14 people in the city of Makassar......

Night curfew in Maharashtra state after record COVID spike

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By Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Rupam Jain MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Authorities in India’s western state of Maharashtra imposed night curfews on Sunday to tackle a record surge in COVID-19 cases with the financial capital Mumbai reporting 6,123 new cases, the highest single-day spike since March last year. FILE PHOTO: A......

Indonesia police: one killed in church bombing was the attacker

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – The one person killed in the church bombing in the Indonesian city of Makassar in South Sulawesi was suspected to be the attacker, the provincial police chief Merdisyam told reporters. Nine others were hurt in the blast, he added, while the police categorised the bombing as “high......

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