Proposal to cancel RTD’s security contract dismissed in lopsided vote

A proposal before an RTD committee that would have canceled the agency’s security contract was voted down Tuesday night by an overwhelming 14-1 margin. Director Shontel Lewis, who authored the proposal, which was before the operations and customer service committee, was the only member to vote yes. The resolution, if passed, would have set in motion the termination of Allied […]

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New clashes as opposition leader flees Belarus citing children's safety

MINSK (Reuters) – Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya said on Tuesday she had fled abroad for the sake of her children after strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko’s claim of victory in Sunday’s presidential election prompted bloody street protests. Tikhanouskaya, a 37-year-old former English teacher who took her husband’s place on the ballot after he was jailed, fled to neighbouring Lithuania. She […]

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Russia coronavirus vaccine: How far is the UK behind Russia?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Russian President Vladimir Putin reveals his country has become the first to develop a working coronavirus vaccine. Making the announcement earlier today, Mr Putin said the Russian Health Ministry approved the vaccine for use. The news means […]

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Airbnb to confidentially file for IPO in August: WSJ

(Reuters) – Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc is close to confidentially filing paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission later in August, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Airbnb is preparing to potentially go public before the end of the year, the report said, citing sources familiar with the matter. An […]

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UPDATE 4-Canadian finance minister's job appears unsure, markets fret over distraction

(Adds details about potential replacements, analyst quote about former central bank governor Mark Carney) By David Ljunggren and Fergal Smith OTTAWA/TORONTO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s job appeared uncertain on Tuesday after reports he had clashed with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, prompting analysts to fret about Ottawa becoming distracted as it tackles the coronavirus crisis. The […]

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S&P 500 nears record high as stimulus bets climb

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 closed in on its February peak on Tuesday, returning to levels last seen before the onset of the coronavirus crisis that caused one of Wall Street’s most dramatic crashes in history. The benchmark index was about half a percent below the all-time high it hit on Feb. 19, when investors started dumping shares in anticipation […]

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Rome's first woman mayor to run for second term

ROME (Reuters) – Rome mayor Virginia Raggi, from the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, has announced plans to run for a second term, hoping to steal a march on rivals in a long campaign for next year’s vote. Raggi, 42, became the Eternal City’s first woman mayor when elected in 2016, in a major breakthrough for 5-Star ahead of national polls two […]

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Pompeo kicks off central Europe tour, Huawei dominates agenda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Prague to begin a five-day visit to central Europe. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Prague to begin a five-day visit to central Europe with China’s role in 5G network construction dominating his agenda. Pompeo will spend two days in the Czech Republic before moving on to Slovenia, Austria […]

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