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U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the dispute over reopening U.S. schools, a $38 billion plan to save British jobs and a crackdown on protesters in Serbia. Schools become a flash point in U.S. …

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Serbia Protests Meet Violent Response in Europe’s 1st Major Virus Unrest

Serbia Protests Meet Violent Response in Europe’s 1st Major Virus Unrest

Serbia Protests Meet Violent Response in Europe’s 1st Major Virus Unrest Serbia Protests Meet Violent Response in Europe’s 1st Major Virus Unrest Thousands of Serbs demonstrated for a second consecutive night on Wednesday in response to President Aleksandar Vucic’s management of the coronavirus crisis and wider concerns over the state of democracy in Serbia. The protests were the first major …

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Britain Plans Incentives to Bring Its Workers Back

Britain Plans Incentives to Bring Its Workers Back

Britain Plans Incentives to Bring Its Workers Back Britain Plans Incentives to Bring Its Workers Back The British government, facing a potential avalanche of layoffs in the fall, announced a host of tax and spending measures on Wednesday to preserve and create jobs in Britain as the nation reopens its economy. Rishi Sunak, chancellor of the Exchequer, laid out to …

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London Police to Review Handcuffing Procedures After Detention of Black Athletes

London Police to Review Handcuffing Procedures After Detention of Black Athletes

London Police to Review Handcuffing Procedures After Detention of Black Athletes London Police to Review Handcuffing Procedures After Detention of Black Athletes LONDON — The head of the London Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday that the force’s handcuffing practices would be reviewed, after officers on Saturday pulled a top British sprinter and her partner from their car and handcuffed them …

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Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay

Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay

Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay ISTANBUL — Since it was built in the sixth century, changing hands from empire to empire, Hagia Sophia has been a Byzantine cathedral, a mosque under the Ottomans and finally a museum, making it one of …

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Jair Bolsonaro, Global Warming, Sweden’s Economy: Your Wednesday Briefing

Jair Bolsonaro, Global Warming, Sweden’s Economy: Your Wednesday Briefing

Jair Bolsonaro, Global Warming, Sweden’s Economy: Your Wednesday Briefing Jair Bolsonaro, Global Warming, Sweden’s Economy: Your Wednesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the Brazilian president’s positive coronavirus test, Sweden’s failure to benefit from not locking down and jobless Britons who are picking berries. Mr. Bolsonaro, 65, said he had been …

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U.K. Says It Will Resume Arms to Saudi Arabia

U.K. Says It Will Resume Arms to Saudi Arabia

U.K. Says It Will Resume Arms to Saudi Arabia U.K. Says It Will Resume Arms to Saudi Arabia LONDON — One day after sanctioning 20 Saudis for human rights violations, Britain on Tuesday sent a very different signal to the government in Riyadh, ending a moratorium on arm sales to Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the bloody conflict in …

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Hoping for a Theater Bailout? Better Head to London.

Hoping for a Theater Bailout? Better Head to London.

Hoping for a Theater Bailout? Better Head to London. Hoping for a Theater Bailout? Better Head to London. The last person you’d expect to emerge as the theater’s savior is Boris Johnson. Well, maybe not the very last. On Monday, Johnson, the British prime minister, announced a bailout to keep the arts alive in his country in the wake of …

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London Police Stop Star Athletes, Setting Off Racial Profiling Debate

London Police Stop Star Athletes, Setting Off Racial Profiling Debate

London Police Stop Star Athletes, Setting Off Racial Profiling Debate London Police Stop Star Athletes, Setting Off Racial Profiling Debate LONDON — The couple, a top British sprinter and a Portuguese track star, were driving their Mercedes through the elegant Maida Vale neighborhood in West London — their 3-month-old son in the back seat — when a police van appeared …

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Hostels Try to Adapt for the Covid-19 Era

Hostels Try to Adapt for the Covid-19 Era

Hostels Try to Adapt for the Covid-19 Era Hostels Try to Adapt for the Covid-19 Era Hostels are built on the idea of community and sharing, can they survive in a time of social distancing? As European hostels reopen, they are confronting new challenges. Source link

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