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Diplomacy in the time of coronavirus: Johnson and Macron trade bows, thumbs up

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets French President Emmanuel Macron at Downing Street in London, Britain, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – Standing apart on either side of …

UK says China and Russia trying to exploit coronavirus crisis

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign affairs Dominic Raab leaves Downing Street in London, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby …

Eiffel Tower to re-open – but you will have to take the stairs

A sign that reads, “Mandatory to wear a mask on all the site”, is seen at the entrance of the Eiffel Tower as she gets ready to re-open to the …

Poor health and family ties brought Rwanda genocide suspect into custody

PARIS (Reuters) – As dawn broke on May 16, an elite French police team blew open the door to an apartment in a sleepy northwestern Parisian suburb where they found …

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament confirms Boronov as prime minister

BISHKEK (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan’s parliament confirmed Kubatbek Boronov as prime minister on Wednesday, after his predecessor resigned due to a corruption probe against former cabinet officials. Boronov, 55, has served …

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Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summer

FILE PHOTO: The Tesla factory is seen in Fremont, California, U.S. June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam DETROIT (Reuters) – Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) wants to start building a …

Ford to offer hands-free driving in 2021 – six years after Tesla

FILE PHOTO: A 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV electric vehicle is displayed at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo (Reuters) – …

U.S. trade chief vows to push for ‘broad reset’ at WTO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will push for a broad reset of “outdated tariff determinations” at the World Trade Organization to fix what it sees as years of unfair …

LATAM Airlines suspends Argentina operations, blaming COVID-19 and government

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – LATAM Airlines Group (LTM.SN) said on Wednesday its Argentine subsidiary will cease operations indefinitely, canceling all domestic flights, its first major cutback since filing for bankruptcy …

HSBC revives 35,000 job cut plan after pandemic pause

LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC is resuming plans to cut around 35,000 jobs which it put on ice after the coronavirus outbreak, as Europe’s biggest bank grapples with the impact on …

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On this day: Born June 19, 1978 – Dirk Nowitzki, NBA player

(Reuters) – Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki was one of the finest imports to feature in the NBA and became the first European player to win the league’s Most Valuable Player …

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end ‘Dreamers’ immigrant program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects …