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UK jobless rate rises for first time since COVID-19 lockdown

UK jobless rate rises for first time since COVID-19 lockdown
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s unemployment rate rose for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began in March but data published on Tuesday also suggested the increase in joblessness was, so far at least, not surging.
Published 15 Sep, 2020 01:44pm

German hospitality industry still far below pre-crisis revenues

German hospitality industry still far below pre-crisis revenues
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German hotel and restaurant industry in July further recovered from its slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but sales were still down more than a quarter when compared to pre-crisis levels, the statistics office said on Tuesday.
Published 15 Sep, 2020 01:43pm

Fearing supply shortfall, EU wants to buy more COVID vaccines

Fearing supply shortfall, EU wants to buy more COVID vaccines
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants to raise more money to shore up its supplies of potential COVID-19 vaccines after estimating that the number of shots available next year around the world might fall short of demand, two EU sources said.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:48pm

Second UK lockdown? England COVID-19 cases rising by 6,000 per day

Second UK lockdown? England COVID-19 cases rising by 6,000 per day
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was on Friday considering whether to impose a second national lockdown, after new COVID-19 cases almost doubled to 6,000 per day, hospital admissions rose and infection rates soared across parts of northern England and London.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:42pm

EU plans to crack down on racism in 'moment of reckoning'

EU plans to crack down on racism in 'moment of reckoning'
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission pledged on Friday to take tougher action against member states failing to fully implement EU anti-racism laws, in a move reflecting global outrage at police violence against African Americans in the United States.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:40pm

Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials

Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.
Published 18 Sep, 2020 06:12pm