Sunday, 31 May 2020

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Russia eases stay-at-home orders as cases soar

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said stay-at-home orders for most workers in Russia would be eased this week even as the country registered a record increase in new coronavirus infections. With more than 220,000 confirmed cases and a steady surge of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases every day, Russia now ...

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Data Showing 30 Million US Job Losses From COVID-19

NEW YORK: Wall Street’s main stock indexes were down about 1 percent in Thursday’s early trade after data showed that nearly 30 million Americans have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the broadest equities gauge on the New York Stock Exchange, was down 1. 2 percent at 24,327 by 9:32 AM ...

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COVID-19 In Europe Lead To 11,000 Fewer Air Pollution Deaths

MOSCOW: Lockdowns implemented across Europe to curb the spread of COVID-19 have caused 11,000 fewer air pollution deaths over a 30-day period as oil and coal consumption have dropped dramatically across the continent, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) said in a report on Thursday. According to CREA, coal power ...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ”alive and well’

SEOUL: The global news media has been speculating about the possible demise of North Korea’s leader, since he missed an annual ceremony commemorating the birthday of his grandfather on 15 April. Kim Jong-un has not been publicly seen for more than two weeks now. North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un has ...

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Pakistan cricket teams tour to Netherlands postponed

BIRMINGHAM: The Pakistan Cricket Board night announced following advice from the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB), it has indefinitely postponed its July tour to the Netherlands after the Dutch government banned all events (sports and cultural) until 1 September 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Pakistan national men’s cricket ...

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Indian army claims Pakistani agencies ‘honey-trapping’ officiaries

NEW DELHI: The issue of honey-trapping by foreign intelligence agencies has been gaining credence in India, with the Indian Army issuing an advisory asking its personnel to be cautious and avoid strangers posing as women of foreign origin or spiritual gurus. India’s Junior Minister for Defence Shripad Naik claimed that ...

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Property tycoon Malik Riaz’s UK assets to be returned to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistani property tycoon Malik Riaz has agreed to pay UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) £190m in a settlement after eight UK bank accounts linked to him were frozen in August 2019. “The assets will be returned to the State of Pakistan,” the NCA said, referring to the settlement amount. ...

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Lingerie Fashion Week in Moscow

MOSCOW: Lingerie Fashion Week is an underwear showroom where more than 100 brands will present some 2,500 items of underwear in any size, shape, and colour. A large-scale festival of underwear, swimwear, and indoor clothing was held over the first weekend of November. A huge selection of goods, fashion shows, ...

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