The hope in China's uphill task to reboot its stricken economy

Following his trip to Wuhan last month that signalled a turning point in China’s fight against Covid-19, Chinese President Xi Jinping travelled last week to the coastal province of Zhejiang in another symbolic tour. As the coronavirus outbreak in China abates and the number of locally transmitted daily cases falls to near zero, it is restarting its economy which came […]

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Japanese students virtually graduate thanks to iPads connected to robots

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, Japanese graduates are making sure not to miss an important milestone. Students in Tokyo weren’t able to have a traditional graduation ceremony due to virus fears, but Business Breakthrough (BBT) University had a novel idea. Using Newme robots, also known as avatar robots, graduates were able to use iPads to virtually graduate […]

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Chinese tourist sites packed as coronavirus lockdown lifts

As other countries lock down amid the coronavirus pandemic, China is free after multiple weeks indoors, and people are heading to tourist sites in droves. Sites were packed during the country’s holiday weekend, despite warnings from health officials that the battle against COVID-19 isn’t over yet, CNN reports. Photos from Huangshan mountain park were shared on China’s Twitter-like social media […]

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Texas teen facing terror charges after threatening to spread coronavirus

Police are searching for a Texas teen who allegedly posted on social media that she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is “willfully spreading it.” Officials in Carrollton, a city northwest of Dallas, are seeking help from the public to find the 18-year-old identified as Lorraine Maradiaga. They’ve said she’ll be charged with terroristic threat once she’s found […]

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Vaudreuil-Soulanges residents celebrating neighbours’ milestones with drive-by parades

If you hear horns honking on your street these days, chances are it’s someone’s birthday With public gatherings banned, Vaudreuil residents are getting creative, finding a way to celebrate neighbours’ birthdays during the COVID-19 health crisis. “We need some positivity, we need things to look forward to,” said Special Day Vaudreuil-Soulanges creator Denis Robinson. Robinson was so moved watching a […]

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Don't let Covid-19 become a hunger game

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting enormous strains on public health systems around the world, and millions of people in the world’s most advanced economies are in some form of quarantine. We know the human toll will be high, and that massive efforts to turn the tide carry a heavy economic cost. To reduce the risk of an even greater toll […]

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UAE's Dana Gas explores spin-off and listing of upstream business

DUBAI (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates’ Dana Gas is considering spinning off its upstream business and listing the unit on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the Sharjah-based energy company said on Tuesday. Dana Gas, which operates concessions Iraq’s Kurdish region and Egypt, said it was studying a potential demerger of the business into a new company, according to a statement […]

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Opinion | The Coronavirus and the Conservative Mind

The pandemic has put psychological theories of politics to a very interesting test. By Ross Douthat Opinion Columnist Over the past two decades, as conservatives and liberals have drifted ever farther from each other, an influential body of literature has attempted to psychologize the partisan divide — to identify conservative and liberal personality types, right-wing or left-wing minds or brains, […]

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Coronavirus, Stay-at-Home, Zoom: Your Tuesday Briefing

By Chris Stanford (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering expanding stay-at-home orders in the U.S. and a privacy investigation involving Zoom, the videoconferencing app. The late-night comedy shows returned on Monday, at least for one night, so our roundup has, too. More Americans are told to stay at home Roughly three of […]

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