Balance of risk now more favourable for euro economy – ECB's Knot

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The risk of a deeper economic euro zone recession than predicted in the European Central Bank’s (ECB) baseline scenario has diminished, ECB governing council member Klaas Knot said on Friday. “Recent data solidifies the confidence in our baseline scenario with a more favourable balance of risks,” the Dutch central bank president said in a speech at a […]

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UK will ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries, Daily Telegraph says

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end the coronavirus quarantine rules for those arriving from 75 countries so that people can go on holiday, The Daily Telegraph reported. The newspaper said the UK would shortly lift a ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU destinations, the British territories including Bermuda […]

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'Wear a mask!' Republicans change tune as COVID-19 surges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers are making a public push for face coverings, splitting with mask-averse U.S. President Donald Trump on the issue as COVID-19 cases surge in some Republican-leaning states. The top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said on Monday every American has a responsibility to follow recommendations to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. […]

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Dozens detained at anti-social distancing rally in The Hague

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Police in The Hague said on Sunday they had detained 37 protesters who ignored a court ban and held a demonstration against social distancing rules imposed to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Around 200 protesters took part in Sunday’s demonstration, far fewer than a week ago when several thousand attended a similar protest. Organisers had called on […]

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Car crashes deadlier as drivers speed during lockdowns

LONDON (Reuters) – Coronavirus lockdowns led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities, a Reuters analysis shows. In New York City, the ratio of fatal crashes to all collisions rose 167% in April from a year ago. The increase was 292% […]

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In battle against British Airways, trade union goes to investors

LONDON (Reuters) – The trade union battling British Airways has met investors in its parent company IAG (ICAG.L) as it tries to ramp up pressure on the airline to stop it cutting staff pay and conditions by using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse. Unite, the union which represents BA cabin crew, said it had won significant political backing for […]

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