Thursday, 28 May 2020

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Coronavirus lockdown a major blow for Airbnb

ATHENS: At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage. The tourist industry in Athens, as in many other European capitals, has ground to a halt, with planes grounded and restaurants, museums and archaeological monuments ...

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Britain unveils phased plan to exit lockdown

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a phased plan to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, with schools and shops to begin opening from June 1 – as long as infection rates stay low. In a televised address, Johnson also announced plans to introduce quarantine for people arriving ...

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‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’ releasing directly on digital

BOLLYWOOD: Arjun Kapoor has opened up about rumours doing the rounds about the release status of his next film ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’ helmed by Yash Raj Films. Rumours have been rife that the film, which co-stars Parineeti Chopra will release directly on digital platforms. It was due out at ...

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Oil prices climbed with hopes

LONDON: Oil prices climbed on Friday as countries including Australia moved ahead with plans to relax economic and social lockdowns put in place to halt the coronavirus pandemic, kindling market hopes for a boost in demand for crude and its products. Brent crude was up by 87 cents, or 3 ...

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UK to review easing of coronavirus lockdown

LONDON: The British government was on Thursday reviewing lockdown measures introduced to combat the coronavirus outbreak, with a partial easing expected to be announced this weekend. Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Cabinet colleagues, with predictions that unlimited exercise and picnics will soon be allowed as part of the first step ...

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Coronavirus worse ‘attack’ than Pearl Harbor, 9/11: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said the coronavirus pandemic is a worse “attack” on the United States than either Pearl Harbor or 9/11, taking aim once again at China, which he said should have stopped the disease in its tracks. The president has ramped up his rhetoric against Beijing ...

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Oil extends gains as virus-hit economies ease curbs

SINGAPORE: Oil extended gains in Asia Tuesday on signs of improving demand as coronavirus-hit major economies begin to ease strict curbs and as top producers slash output. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for June delivery was up 7.26%at $21.87 a barrel in morning trade. The contract ended about three percent ...

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Italy’s lockdown easing spells hope, worry and confusion

ROME: Weary of Europe s longest coronavirus lockdown, Italians have had circled in their diaries for a month since Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte first suggested it could be the date life returned to something nearing normal. Now their excitement is muted by the knowledge that in the end many of the ...

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Police allows Rishi Kapoor’s daughter to travel amid lockdown

BOLLYWOOD: The Delhi Police has granted permission to Riddhima Sahni, daughter of actor Rishi Kapoor who passed away on Thursday morning, to travel to Mumbai for his last rites amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a senior officer said. “Along with Riddhima, four other people – Bharat Sahni, Samara Sahni, Akshay ...

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Bangladesh reopens garment factories

DHAKA: Bangladesh has reopened hundreds of its garment factories this week after nearly one month of closures to fight the coronavirus pandemic in a move critics say risks igniting a sharp increase in infections among workers. An industry group said that about 850 factories are operating with fewer workers than ...

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