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EU FM meeting to focus on COVID-19 impact, recovery measures
Brussels, July 10 (IANS) A scheduled virtual meeting of the European Union's (EU) economy and finance ministers on Friday is expected to focus on COVID-19's impact and the bloc's recovery measures.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
US partisanship makes fighting COVID-19 harder: Fauci
Washington, July 10 (IANS) America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said that US partisanship has made the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic harder.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,International
US revokes permission for PIA to operate special direct flights
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) The US has revoked the permission granted to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate a number of special direct flights to America, a spokesperson for the flag carrier said here, as the fallout from the revelation of Pakistani pilots' alleged dubious licences continues.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US SC upholds NY prosecutors' access to Trump's tax returns (Ld)
Washington, July 10 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has granted New York prosecutors access to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, while blocking subpoenas by the Democrat-led House to obtain the financial records.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google launches 'new kind' of open source organisation
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Google has launched a new organisation focused on extending the philosophy and definition of open source to project trademarks.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pasteurising breast milk inactivates Covid-19 virus: Study
Toronto, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that pasteurising breast milk using a common technique inactivates severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) making it safe for use.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
UK accused of apologising to Saudi after imposing Magnitsky sanctions
London, July 10 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian media said that the UK government has privately praised the oil-rich Kingdom after publicly criticising it for human rights abuses and targeting individuals under the Magnitsky sanctions.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Targeted killing of Iran's Soleimani unlawful: UN report
Geneva, July 10 (IANS) Without an actual imminent threat to life, the targeted killing of Iran's General Qassem Soleimani in an American airstrike earlier this year was unlawful, according to a latest UN report.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Royal Thai Armed Forces celebrate 60th anniversary
Bangkok, July 10 (IANS) The Royal Thai Armed Forces celebrated the 60th anniversary of its establishment after the event was postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Thailand,Defence/Security
Significant divergences in UK-EU talks: Michel Barnier
London, July 10 (IANS) "Significant divergences" remain between the European Union (EU) and the UK on a post-Brexit trade deal following three-days informal talks in London, the bloc's chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Google confirms new Nest smart speaker
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Google has released a photo of an upcoming Nest smart speaker to multiple media outlets, referring to it only as "what the Nest team is working on from home."
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Trudeau's mother, brother paid to speak at charity events: Report
Ottawa, July 10 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's mother Margaret and his brother Alexandre have both been paid tens of thousands of dollars to appear at events for WE Charity, according to a media report.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Elon Musk to reveal more about brain-computer tech on August 28
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Tech billionaire Elon Musk has announced that its most secretive brain-computer interface technology startup Neuralink will provide a key update on its progress on August 28.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in front of NYC Trump Tower
New York, July 10 (IANS) A massive, yellow "Black Lives Matter" mural was painted on New York City's Fifth Avenue right in front of the Trump Tower, a skyscraper that serves as the headquarters for the Trump Organization.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
University of California to file suit against student visa restrictions
Los Angeles, July 10 (IANS) The University of California (UC) has announced plans to file a suit against US President Donald Trump administration's decision to ban foreign students taking only online courses.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Brittany Snow considers herself lucky to have got married before lockdown
Los Angeles, July 10 (IANS) Actress Brittany Snow got married to Tyler Stanaland in March, and she feels extremely lucky to have tied the knot before isolation orders were put in place due to Covid pandemic.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US jobless claims dropped to 1.3mn last week
Washington, July 10 (IANS) The number of initial jobless claims in the US totaled 1.3 million last week, the 13th weekly decline in a row but still a historic high, the Labor Department said in a report.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Voting underway for Singapore general elections
Singapore, July 10 (IANS) Voting was underway on Friday for Singapore's general elections, where the city-state's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is contesting on all the 93 seats.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Sony invests $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Sony on Friday announced it has made a strategic investment of $250 million to acquire a minority interest in Epic Games, creator of the popular video game Fortnite.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Another summit with US unnecessary: Kim Jong-un's sister
Seoul, July 10 (IANS) Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, said on Friday that another summit with the US was "unnecessary" and "useless" for Pyongyang as long as there was no change in Washington's negotiating position.
2020-07-10
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Eng vs WI: Michael Holding breaks down while discussing racism
Southampton, July 10 (IANS) Legendary West Indies pacer Michael Holding was recently reduced to tears while discussing the racism his parents faced in the past.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
No revised guidelines for reopening schools: US CDC
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Robert Redfield, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said that the agency was not planning to rewrite guidelines for reopening schools in the country.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Google joins Canonical to bring Flutter apps to Linux
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Google has announced that it is partnering with open source software operating system Ubuntu maker Canonical to bring its open-source UI software development kit Flutter to Linux desktop operating system.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Seoul Mayor found dead hours after reported missing
Seoul, July 10 (IANS) Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead on Friday, hours after he was reported missing, police said.
2020-07-10
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Indian economic zone in B'desh: Delhi set to offer $115 mn
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) The economic zone of Bangladesh dedicated to Indian investors is set to avail $115 million under the third credit line from India. Md. Moniruzzaman, Joint Secretary and General Manager, Investment Promotion of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has confirmed to IANS.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Android 10 has seen fastest adoption rate yet: Google
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) The adoption of Android 10 has been faster than any previous versions of Android yet, owing to new capabilities that enabled Google to deliver updates more uniformly, quickly and efficiently to Android devices.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mnuchin expects US Senate to pass COVID-19 relief bill by July end
Washington, July 10 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that President Donald Trump's administration will work with the Senate to pass the next COVID-19 relief bill by the end of July.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Politics
Meet Ed Sheeran, the property czar
Los Angeles, July 10 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran wants to buy more houses on the edges of his estate in the Suffolk area of the UK.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
WTA adds two events to 2020 provisional calendar
Florida, July 10 (IANS) The WTA has announced that two more additional tournaments, the Prague Open in the Czech Republic and the Top Seed Open in Lexington, have been added to the provisional 2020 calendar, which now features 21 tournaments.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Puerto Rico,Sports,Tennis
Bolivia's Interim President tests COVID-19 positive
La Paz, July 10 (IANS) Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in quarantine.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Paraguay,International
Apple releases public Beta version of iOS 14
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Apple has released the public Beta version of iOS 14 that would be officially available in the fall with the new iPhone 12 series.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
German Ministers decline G7 invitation to Washington
Berlin, July 10 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz have reportedly declined an invitation to attend a G7 meeting in Washington, media reports said.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Germany,Politics
US judge sentences Indian on drug, money laundering charges
New York, July 10 (IANS) An Indian businessman extradited to the US from the Czech Republic has been convicted of conspiring to illegally import medicines into America and money laundering, according to the Department of Justice.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United States,National,Diaspora
Brazil Serie A season to run until February
Rio de Janeiro, July 10 (IANS) Brazil's Serie A championship will not stop for FIFA-sanctioned international breaks under its revised 2020 calendar which has been unveiled.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Eng v WI Test, Day 2: WI top-order steady after Holder show (Stumps)
Southampton, July 9 (IANS) West Indies ended the second day of the first Test against England on 57/1 and trail the hosts by 147 runs at the Ageas Bowl. After Dom Bess' cameo took England past the 200-run mark, West Indies openers John Campbell and Kraigg Brathwaite put up an opening stand of 43 runs. Campbell was dismissed by James Anderson towards the end of the day and Shai Hope was at the crease with Brathwaite when umpires ended play on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Military dictators spoiled character of people: Bangladesh PM Hasina
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed the country's past military dictators for "spoiling" the character of the people.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Niall Horan's lockdown love story
London, July 9 (IANS) One Direction star Niall Horan has been reportedly in a romantic relationship with designer shoe buyer Amelia Woolley.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cate Blanchett: Look forward to more refugee stories
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett has opened up about the casting criticism around her series "Stateless", and admitted that this was not the "only way to tell this story".
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mariah Carey announces her memoir
New York, July 9 (IANS) Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Mariah Carey will "tell the unfiltered story of her life" in her upcoming memoir "The Meaning of Mariah Carey". It releases in September.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Brad Pitt, Jolie amicably co-parenting after 'family therapy'
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Former Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly co-parenting amicably, thanks to "family therapy" four years after their bitter split.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
LaLiga: Real Betis confirm Manuel Pellegrini as coach
Madrid, July 9 (IANS) Spanish LaLiga club Real Betis on Thursday confirmed Manuel Pellegrini as their new coach.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Eng v WI Test, Day 2: Holder picks six, England fold up for 204 (Tea)
Southampton, July 9 (IANS) West Indies captain Jason Holder was the star of the day on Thursday as his six wickets helped the visitors bundle out England for 204 in the first innings of the first Test between the two sides at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Amy Schumer opens up on her complicated pregnancy
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Comedian-actress Amy Schumer has recalled the hard time she had during pregnancy.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Apple launches new coding tools for educators, students
San Francisco, July 9 (IANS) Apple on Thursday launched a new set of tools to help educators teach coding to students from grade school to college, along with starting a new professional learning course for Develop in Swift, available to educators at no cost.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Education
IOC disqualifies Turkish weightlifter's London 2012 result
Lausanne (Switzerland), July 9 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said it has sanctioned a Turkish weightlifter for failing anti-doping tests conducted again on samples from the 2012 London Olympics. Following this, Mate Binay's sixth place finish in the 69kg men's category has been disqualified.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Athletics
We have to work together and eliminate racism: Sajid Mahmood
Southampton, July 9 (IANS) Former English cricketers Saj Mahmood and Owais Shah responded with candour to fans after the first day of the first Test between England and West Indies at Southampton. Speedster Saj Mahmood was extremely moved by listening to former West Indies pacer and respected commentator Michael Holding speaking on racism. Whereas, Owais Shah confessed that playing without fans in a stadium is spooky as the sound echoes in an empty stadium.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Was an important move to show solidarity with the West Indies: Thorpe
Southampton, July 9 (IANS) England's first Test against the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton has gone into its second day and both days, the proceedings started with both teams taking a knee and paying tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Hearing, visual impairments linked to elevated dementia risk
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Researchers have found that older adults with both hearing and visual impairments--or dual sensory impairment--had a significantly higher risk for dementia.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
They make me enjoy football: Pogba in awe of United frontline
Manchester, July 9 (IANS) Manchester United playmaker Paul Pogba praised the team's forward line and said watching them play makes him enjoy football.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ACC working towards June 2021 as suitable window to host Asia Cup
Dubai, July 9 (IANS) The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Thursday officially announced that the 2020 Asia Cup has been cancelled, a day after BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said the same.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket