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Bank of England to remove any portraits of former governors linked to slave trade

FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks walk past the Bank of England, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) …

Poles turn to rustic bolt-holes at home to escape COVID-19

CZASTKOWO, Poland (Reuters) – As summer begins and the lockdown eases, more Poles are shunning foreign resorts and are opting instead for holidays in remote rural settings at home, perhaps …

South Korea’s nuclear envoy visits U.S. amid flaring tension with North

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator will visit officials in Washington on Thursday amid flaring tensions with North Korea after Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison office and …

Italian nursing homes lacked tools for COVID-19 onslaught, survey shows

FILE PHOTO: Residents of a nursing home are seen in a room, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Capralba, near Cremona, Italy May 22, 2020. Picture …

Beijing extends movement curbs to contain resurgent coronavirus

BEIJING (Reuters) – Scores of flights to and from Beijing were cancelled, schools shut and some neighbourhoods blocked off as officials ramped up efforts to contain a coronavirus outbreak that …

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S&P 500 muted as virus cases rise, jobless claims weigh

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 was little changed on Thursday as coronavirus infections picked up again in parts of the United States and data showed an elevated level of weekly …

Sharp learning curve for bosses as WFH goes global

Two weeks into the coronavirus lockdown and Sergei Holmeckis, a boss at Deutsche Telekom’s Czech operations in the city of Brno, was frustrated with staff video calls. His team didn’t …

Glass Lewis opposes Tesla chairwoman’s re-election to Board: Bloomberg News

FILE PHOTO: Tesla logo is pictured on a car during electric car E-Rallye Baltica 2019 in Bauska, Latvia July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins (Reuters) – Proxy-adviser Glass Lewis has urged …

PepsiCo to drop Aunt Jemima name, criticized for racist history; Uncle Ben’s under review

(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) will change the name and brand image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup, it said on Wednesday, dropping a mascot that has been …

Stocks grind higher on recovery hopes

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Europe’s shares added to their best gains in almost a month as safety plays lost their lustre on Wednesday, with hopes of a rapid economic recovery standing …

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F1 engine changes could take twice as long under new measures

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One mechanics could take twice as long to change an engine under new measures to protect them from COVID-19 and reliability will be key, according to …

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U.S. senators unveil bill to curb foreign espionage, influence on campuses

FILE PHOTO: Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) walks to the Senate Chamber as the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (Reuters) …