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Nation’s strong financial position ‘will help weather pandemic’

Nation’s strong financial position ‘will help weather pandemic’

The Philippines is in a strong financial position to weather the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis, the government’s top financial official said.

Furlough scheme to be gradually withdrawn: Sunak

Furlough scheme to be gradually withdrawn: Sunak

Rishi Sunak has confirmed the Treasury is to gradually withdraw its job retention scheme over the next five months, with businesses meeting 20% of the wage bill for furloughed staff by October.

Lockdown extension for two more weeks ‘likely’

Lockdown extension for two more weeks ‘likely’

The nationwide lockdown - the fourth phase of which ends tomorrow - is likely to be extended beyond this date with more relaxations as most states are in favour of continuing it for two more weeks, sources said yesterday.

Racially charged violence rages for third night in Minneapolis

Racially charged violence rages for third night in Minneapolis

A third night of racially charged arson, looting and vandalism gripped Minneapolis as protesters vented rage over the death of an unarmed black man after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground

UN condemns deadly attacks on low-caste youths in Nepal

UN condemns deadly attacks on low-caste youths in Nepal

The UN rights chief has urged Nepal to investigate the murder of six young members of the persecuted Dalit minority, including a 12-year-old girl, after the deadly attacks sparked outrage in the Himalayan country.

Hong Kong warns removing US special status is a 'double-edged sword'

Hong Kong warns removing US special status is a 'double-edged sword'

Hong Kong told the United States to keep out of the debate over national security legislation being imposed by China, and warned that withdrawal of the financial hub's special status under US law could backfire on the US

Scientists raise concern over hydroxychloroquine study

Scientists raise concern over hydroxychloroquine study

Dozens of scientists have raised concerns over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine published in the Lancet that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs

Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

Twitter hid a tweet by US President Donald Trump behind a warning for the first time on Friday, accusing him of breaking its rules by "glorifying violence" in a message that said looters at protests in Minneapolis would be shot.

How coronavirus is revealing the problems with ‘fast science’

How coronavirus is revealing the problems with ‘fast science’

Garlic and sesame oil will not, repeat, will not safeguard you from the new coronavirus, unless the garlic keeps others at a safe distance. Nor is bathing in bleach a good idea.

Johnson easeslockdown as furore over aide rumbles on

Johnson easeslockdown as furore over aide rumbles on

The coronavirus lockdown will ease next week for most of Britain’s population, Boris Johnson announced yesterday, as a row persisted over the prime minister’s closest adviser taking a long-distance journey during lockdown.

Trump marks 100,000 Covid-19 deaths in US

Trump marks 100,000 Covid-19 deaths in US

President Donald Trump marked yesterday the “sad milestone” of 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States, after his earlier silence prompted criticism that he was failing in his duty to console victims and their loved ones.

We want money, not medals, say French healthcare personnel

We want money, not medals, say French healthcare personnel

Hundreds of healthcare workers demonstrated outside a hospital in Paris yesterday to demand better pay and more resources for a public health sector on the frontline of the coronavirus epidemic.

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