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 2020-04-08 17:42 

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France knife attack suspect charged with terrorism offences, murder...

PARIS (REUTERS) - A man who killed two people in a knife attack in southeastern France at the weekend is a refugee from Sudan and has been charged with terrorism offences and murder, the French anti-terrorist prosecutor's office said on Wednesday (Apr...

 2020-04-08 17:41 

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Wall Street climbs on hopes of outbreak peaking, Sanders suspending White House bid...

Wall Street rose on Wednesday on hopes the coronavirus outbreak in the United States was close to its peak, with health insurers boosted by ......

 2020-04-08 17:41 

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Wall Street climbs on hopeful coronavirus signs, healthcare lift...

Wall Street rose on Wednesday on hopes the coronavirus outbreak in the United States was close to its peak, with health insurers boosted by ......

 2020-04-08 17:41 

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Dow Jones CEO Will Lewis to step down: FT...

The chief executive officer of News Corp owned Dow Jones, Will Lewis, is stepping down, according to a report by Financial Times on Wednesday, ......

 2020-04-08 17:35 

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Coronavirus: After Trump criticism, UN chief says now not the time to assess virus response...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday (April 8) that now was not the time to assess the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling instead for the international community to focus on working in solidarity t...

 2020-04-08 17:30 

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Centerview turns to Matthieu Pigasse to lead new Paris hub...

U.S. investment bank Centerview has hired Lazard's former France boss, Matthieu Pigasse, to lead its newly-launched Paris office and win business ......

 2020-04-08 17:29 

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Dow Jones CEO Will Lewis to step down: FT...

LONDON (REUTERS) - The chief executive officer of News Corp owned Dow Jones, Will Lewis, is stepping down, according to a report by Financial Times on Wednesday (April 8), citing people familiar with the matter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 17:27 

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Coronavirus plunges world economy into brutal recession...

PARIS: Measures imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus are pushing the world economy into a recession deeper and more painful than ......

 2020-04-08 17:15 

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Rugby - Wales players agree to 25per cent pay cut during coronavirus crisis...

Wales' top rugby players will take a 25per cent pay cut after the Professional Rugby Board (PRB) said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement ......

 2020-04-08 17:12 

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Rugby: Welsh players take 25% pay cut...

LONDON: Players at Wales' four regions earning more than 25,000 (28,566 euros) will take a 25 per cent pay cut until Jul 1 due to the coronavirus ......

 2020-04-08 17:11 

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Toyota extends North American plant shutdown; will stop paying 5,000 temp workers...

Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday it plans to reopen its North American auto plants on May 4, extending its current shutdown by two additional weeks....

 2020-04-08 17:05 

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Norwegian Air seeks US$4.3 billion debt-for-equity deal as crisis deepens...

Norwegian Air plans to convert up to US$4.3 billion of its debt into equity and to issue new shares as it seeks to stay in business following the ......

 2020-04-08 17:00 

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Athletics - Sweden's European cross-country champion Fsiha fails dope test...

STOCKHOLM: Swedish cross-country runner Robel Fsiha, who won gold at the European Championships in Lisbon in December, is under investigation by ......

 2020-04-08 16:58 

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Coronavirus: 10 non-essential businesses asked to close after flouting circuit breaker rules...

SINGAPORE - Ten businesses that do not provide essential services have been told to cease operations after they were found to have remained open during the circuit breaker period that began on Tuesday (April 7) and is expected to last until May 4.. Read m...

 2020-04-08 16:57 

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Coronavirus: Airlines must refund cancelled flights, says EU...

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Airlines must reimburse customers for flights cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Union transport chief said on Wednesday (April 8), rejecting calls by carriers to relax EU rules and allow an EU-wide waiver of ref...

 2020-04-08 16:51 

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Snooker - Hearn to return home after successful surgery following heart attack...

World Snooker Tour chairman Barry Hearn is in...

 2020-04-08 16:51 

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Lufthansa's Austrian unit negotiates state aid, job cuts...

Austrian Airlines is in negotiations with the government regarding state aid to save jobs and keep Vienna as a transfer hub for long-haul flights, ......

 2020-04-08 16:51 

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Airbus cuts jet production to cope with coronavirus crisis...

Airbus on Wednesday cut production across the board to absorb the hit to manufacturing from the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-04-08 16:47 

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American football: Tom Brady 'probably knew' 2019 would be his last season with Patriots...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady foresaw his exit from the New England Patriots long before he announced it, the quarterback told radio host Howard Stern on Wednesday (April 8), in an interview that touched on his emotional depa...

 2020-04-08 16:44 

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Beware of scams involving fake cash give-aways linked to coronavirus government payouts...

SINGAPORE - Beware of scams on social media that purport to give away cash, especially if they are linked to coronavirus government payouts, the police warned on Wednesday (April 8).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 16:41 

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Italy's daily coronavirus death toll falls, but new cases accelerate...

ROME: Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose by 542 on Wednesday (Apr 8), a lower tally than the 604 the day before, but the number of ......

 2020-04-08 16:35 

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Fed modifying asset cap so Wells Fargo can make more small business loans...

The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it would...

 2020-04-08 16:25 

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Contador and Nadal auction memorabilia for Spanish Red Cross...

Alberto Contador is auctioning his bike from the 2011 Giro d'Italia and Tour de France while Rafa Nadal is selling the shirt he wore when he won ......

 2020-04-08 16:25 

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Walmart's Mexico unit hires over 7,700 employees to manage higher demand...

Walmart de Mexico, known locally as Walmex , has hired 7,741 employees to manage higher volume and demand at its stores, the retailer said in a ......

 2020-04-08 16:19 

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COVID-19: Sungei Tengah Lodge declared an isolation area under Infectious Diseases Act...

SINGAPORE: A fourth foreign worker dormitory has been gazetted as an isolation area, following a rise in COVID-19 cases. Sungei Tengah Lodge was ......

 2020-04-08 16:18 

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Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson's condition 'improving' as he fights Covid-19 in intensive care...

LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday (April 8) as Johnson remained in intensive care battling Co...

 2020-04-08 16:16 

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Football: Schalke ask season ticket holders to pitch in with rebate refusal...

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Bundesliga club Schalke 04 have asked season ticket holders to waive their right to a rebate and help the cash-strapped football club pull through the coronavirus shutdown.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 16:15 

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Suspicious match alerts up due to coronavirus shutdown - TIU...

MUMBAI: Alerts for suspicious betting patterns in tennis increased during the first quarter of 2020 as corruptors targeted lower level tours as ......

 2020-04-08 16:11 

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Football: Bundesliga stars glad to train again, even with social distancing...

BERLIN (AFP) - Wearing gloves for hygienic reasons and observing social distancing on the pitch are among the challenges facing Bundesliga footballers back in training this week amid hopes the league could resume next month.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2020-04-08 16:10 

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US, Britain warn that hackers increasingly use coronavirus bait...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US and British cybersecurity agencies warned on Wednesday (April 8) that foreign government-backed hacking groups are using coronavirus themes to ply their way into computers and networks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 16:04 

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Sanders suspends 2020 Democratic campaign...

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the White House on Wednesday (Apr 8) during a conference ......

 2020-04-08 16:04 

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Bernie Sanders quits US presidential race, setting up Biden battle with Trump...

WASHINGTON: Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist whose progressive agenda pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, ended his White House ......

 2020-04-08 16:01 

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Coming next from the Fed: How much for Main Street?...

The U.S. Federal Reserve responded fast to the coronavirus crisis with open-ended programs to keep financial markets running and ensure major ......

 2020-04-08 16:00 

Tech in Asia

Payments firm Ksher scores $10m in series A+ round led by MindWorks...

The Beijing-based startup looks to establish more partnerships with financial institutions and government agencies in Asia....

 2020-04-08 15:58 

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Police up virus controls as Italians lower their guard...

Police in Italy tightened lockdown controls Wednesday as cabin fever and a slowing in the coronavirus death toll and infection rate tempted ......

 2020-04-08 15:48 

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Coronavirus: About half of Singapore's markets will have crowd management measures by Friday...

SINGAPORE - More markets will have crowd management measures in place by Friday (April 10) as part of the Government's circuit breaker to curb the spread of the coronavirus here.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 15:47 

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Cycling: Contador auctions 2011 bike for Spanish Red Cross...

PARIS (REUTERS) - Seven-time grand tour winner Alberto Contador is auctioning the bike he used during the 2011 Giro d'Italia and Tour de France races and will donate the money to the Spanish Red Cross's fight against the new coronavirus, the Spani...

 2020-04-08 15:46 

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Coronavirus: Police step up controls as Italians lower their guard...

ROME (AFP) - Police in Italy tightened lockdown controls on Wednesday (April 8) as cabin fever and a slowing in the coronavirus death toll and infection rate tempted Italians out in increasing numbers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 15:46 

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Infantino talks of different football, but what might it look like?...

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that football will be...

 2020-04-08 15:45 

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E-sports: Super League Triathlon enlists top athletes to compete in Zwift Classics...

Super League Triathlon has made a foray into the world of esports and enlisted leading athletes such as double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee ......

 2020-04-08 15:41 

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Forum: Give pre-schoolers sense of normalcy during this period...

I read with great interest that some parents rushed to buy toys for their children ahead of the closure of most shops as part of stepped-up social distancing measures (Out and about before new measures kick in, April 5).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 15:41 

The Strait Times

Forum: Don't overload students during home-based learning...

When home-based learning was being trialled last week, my child in secondary school was glued to the screen for much of the day, and then for much of the evening to complete her homework.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 15:41 

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Forum: Set up hotline for students affected by crisis...

The Government must be complimented for its proactive move to help anyone who is stressed or anxious due to the Covid-19 pandemic (CCs, RCs to close except for essential services; hotline for emotional support, April 6).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 15:41 

The Strait Times

Forum: Don't let elderly, itinerant workers fall between the cracks...

While I applaud the cash payouts by the Government, I write with the hope of official assurances that a long neglected group of Singaporeans, many from the Pioneer and Merdeka generations, will not once again fall between the cracks of bureaucracy and adm...

 2020-04-08 15:40 

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Partizan halve wages amid coronavirus pandemic...

BELGRADE: Partizan Belgrade have slashed player, staff and board wages by 50per cent for the next three months to cut losses during the ......

 2020-04-08 15:40 

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Rugby: English Premiership intend to complete season, looking at restart dates...

England's Premiership Rugby has further postponed the season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic but remains committed to completing the ......

 2020-04-08 15:38 

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Coronavirus: EU urges members to prolong entry ban until May 15...

BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Commission urged EU member states on Wednesday (April 8) to maintain a ban on non-essential travel into the bloc's passport-free zone until at least May 15 to slow the coronavirus epidemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 15:36 

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Paralympics - IPC suffering cashflow issues after Games postponement...

After the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games following the coronavirus outbreak, Paralympics chief Andrew Parsons is focused on consolidating ......

 2020-04-08 15:36 

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Nordstrom temporarily shutters headquarters on coronavirus fears...

Nordstrom Inc has temporarily shut down its corporate headquarters in Seattle due to the spread of the coronavirus in the area, the retailer said ......

 2020-04-08 15:36 

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Ferrari to pilot employee screening for coronavirus: Elkann...

Luxury group Ferrari will pilot a project to conduct voluntary screening of employees and their families to better fight the novel coronavirus ......

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