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Denmark reopens borders for locked-out lovers

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP |  More than two months after closing its borders, Denmark has loosened restrictions to let couples separated by coronavirus lockdowns finally see each other again — even if the easing applies just to partners from a few nearby countries for now. Parliament agreed a deal last week …

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Italy’s Serie A to resume on June 20

Rome, Italy | AFP | Italy’s Serie A can resume on June 20 after a three-month absence in a country hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday. “The Technical and Scientific Committee gave its agreement on the protocol and the federation assured me that it had a Plan B …

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Stock markets shrug off US layoffs

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Stock markets mostly rose and the dollar advanced Thursday, gaining traction from optimism over reopening economies and a huge EU coronavirus recovery package, dealers said. Asia bounded higher but Hong Kong failed to maintain early gains as investors fretted over a US decision to revoke …

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Do not cut health spending during downturn, WHO warns

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | European governments should not cut healthcare spending during the current economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday. “We are concerned that countries will respond to this crisis in the same way they did to the recession 10 years ago… by …

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After silence, Trump marks 100,000 virus deaths in US

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump on Thursday marked 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 have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic …

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English Premier League to restart on June 17: reports

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17, three months after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, British media reported on Thursday. No matches have been played since Leicester’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on March 9, with Liverpool just two wins away from …

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Anglican church to hold televised service on Martyrs Day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anglican Church will hold a televised service to commemorate Uganda Martyrs day. The day held annually on June 3,  is in honour of the martyrdom of 45 young men who converted to Christianity between 1885 and 1887 to the annoyance of Kabaka Mwanga …

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Relief for restaurants as France prepares new lockdown easing

Paris, France | AFP |  The French government is expected to announce Thursday new measures to ease the coronavirus lockdown,  allowing restaurants in areas where the outbreak remains contained to open as soon as next week. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will unveil the second phase of his plan to get the …

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