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Exclusive: Hong Kong activists discuss “Parliament in exile” after China’s crackdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are discussing a plan to create an unofficial parliamentary exile to keep democracy alive and send a message to China that freedom cannot be crushed, campaigner Simon Cheng told Reuters. Simon Cheng, a former employee of the British Consulate, poses for a photograph in London, UK, July 2, 2020. REUTERS / Hannah …

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In the Covid-19 economy you can have a child or a job. You can’t have both.

But my family, as a social and economic entity, cannot work forever in the framework authorities imagining this fall. There are so many ways that the situation we have pushed into, where companies plan to reopen without any conversation about the consequences for families with school-age children, is even more unsustainable for others. Updated June 30, 2020 What are the …

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US coronavirus cases hit another bleak milestone days before July Fourth

“We know people are tired of working together at home … but cases grew after Memorial Day,” said Dean Sidelinger, Oregon State Health Officer. “We don’t want the same thing to happen during Independence Day.” The Fourth of July weekend may be the “perfect storm” for a peak in coronavirus cases, says Dr. Joshua Barocas, an infectious disease physician at …

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When Europeans start summer travel, Americans have fewer options

The EU. on Tuesday recommended that its member states be reopened for people traveling from at least 14 countries outside the bloc. Canada and Thailand were among the countries included, but not the United States, Russia and Brazil, where infection levels are nailing or staying high. In practice, this means that a tourist from Canada can go to Berlin from …

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Ending China’s poverty in 2020 would be Xi Jinping’s crowning achievement. Coronavirus may have destroyed it

Then the new coronavirus pandemic ripped through the global economy. China closed factories in January and February to prevent a major outbreak and contain the virus, but at the same time it severely damaged employment and production. Faces reporters at his tightly controlled annual press conference at the end of the NPC, Chinese premier Li Keqiang acknowledged that some Chinese …

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Jade Mine collapse in Myanmar kills over 100

MANDALAY, Myanmar – At least 113 miners were killed on Thursday and scores remain in northern Myanmar after a huge pile of muddy waste at a jad mine collapsed in an open pit, triggering a deadly wave, an official said. The disaster occurred after a heavy rainstorm in Hpakant township in Kachin State, where miners work under increasingly dangerous conditions …

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How states’ reopening strategies match COVID-19 cases

Florida. South Carolina. Arizona. Nevada. In these and other states across America, the number is new COVID-19 cases is growing at an alarming rate, and there is no indication that the corona virus that causes it will subside anytime soon. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey warned this week that hospitals in his condition could very quickly suffer from overcapacity and urged …

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An Indian family arrested for breaking the death row died in police custody

On Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Supreme Court said there was enough evidence to prosecute the police involved in the murder case, based on the victims’ injuries and formal statements. The deaths have renewed the riot in India over police brutality, with men’s family members, politicians and human rights activists claiming that officers tortured the couple before they died. CNN has repeatedly …

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