Europe stocks get travel boost, dollar slides on stimulus concern

08/18/2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s blue-chip stocks rebounded on Tuesday, helped by gains for COVID-19-hit sectors such as travel and leisure, while the dollar slid on concern further U.S. fiscal stimulus could face political deadlock. Despite the large amounts of recovery money sloshing around the system, […]

UK government subsidises 35 million restaurant meals

08/18/2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government said it had subsidised more than 35 million restaurant meals over the past two weeks as part of a temporary programme to encourage diners to support the hospitality industry as it reopened after the coronavirus pandemic. Under the “Eat Out […]

Australian officials skipped health checks on ship

08/18/2020

Australian officials have admitted they failed to carry out mandatory health checks on board a cruise ship that became the source of one of the country’s largest coronavirus clusters. Andrew Metcalfe, the secretary for the Department of Agriculture, told the Senate Covid-19 committee on Tuesday […]

Target Trump: 4 key takeaways from the DNC’s opening night

08/18/2020

    During her keynote speech on the opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, former first lady Michelle Obama delivered a bleak warning that summed up the two hours of pandemic-era programming that had come before it.  “If you think things cannot possibly […]

Bernie Sanders: ‘Authoritarianism has taken root’ under Trump

08/18/2020

Bernie Sanders accused President Trump of “leading us down the path of authoritarianism” and having a “negligent response” to the coronavirus pandemic in his speech at the first night of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Monday.  The Vermont senator also urged the supporters who […]