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Liverpool explore German technology that could get fans back into Anfield next season

Liverpool are reportedly exploring ways to get fans back into Anfield next season, with Jurgen Klopp taking a personal interest in German technology which has been trialled at his former club Borussia Dortmund. The Athletic report that the Reds will hold talks with the Berlin-based G2K this week, with their artificial intelligence system having already …

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Next and Asos drop Boohoo amid Leicester garment factory claims | Business

Asos and Next have dropped the fast-fashion brand Boohoo after claims that some factories supplying its clothes paid less than minimum wage and failed to protect workers from coronavirus. The company had more than £1.5bn wiped off its stock market value on Monday in response to the allegations. A spokesman for Next said that the …

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson refuses to apologise over ‘cowardly’ care home comments as Covid-19 deaths fall for 10th consecutive week

Hancock pays tribute to ‘amazing’ care homes Jonathan Ashworth asked what the exist strategy was for the Leicester lockdown, adding that pillar-two data was needed in “real time on a daily basis”. The shadow health secretary called on Mr Hancock to “look again” at sick pay entitlement. On asymptomatic transmission, he added: “Could he explain …

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China arrests law professor who criticised Xi over coronavirus

Xu Zhangrun, a law professor and critic of China’s Communist Party and president Xi Jinping, was arrested on Monday, his friends and colleagues have said. In February, Xu published an essay that appeared on overseas websites. In the essay, he blamed the practice of censorship promoted by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in …

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Summer 2020 Economic Forecast: An even deeper recession with wider divergences

he EU economy will experience a deep recession this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite the swift and comprehensive policy response at both EU and national levels. Because the lifting of lockdown measures is proceeding at a more gradual pace than assumed in our Spring Forecast, the impact on economic activity in 2020 will …

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Why the recovery fund won’t work – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Mujtaba Rahman is the head of Eurasia Group’s Europe practice and the author of POLITICO‘s Beyond the Bubble column. European leaders convening in Brussels next week have pinned their hopes on a €750 billion recovery fund to rescue the Continent from the coronavirus crisis. It won’t be enough. When …

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Government warned ‘al-fresco’ drinks bill is ‘recipe for violence’

Plans to ease restrictions on take-away beer from bars and pubs are a “recipe for disorder and violence”, the government has been warned. The government has worked to strip hospitality businesses of regulation that would stop them offering al-fresco services in a bid to get the sector working again despite the challenges posed by the …

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Three quarters of people who live with a coronavirus sufferer may develop ‘silent’ immunity

Three quarters of people who live with a coronavirus sufferer may develop ‘silent’ immunity not detected by antibody tests, study finds The number who have suffered Covid-19 may have been hugely underestimated Tests are looking for antibodies in blood rather than the body’s ‘memory’ T cells  6 out of 8 people living with Covid-19 sufferers …

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BBC urged to ‘stop the blame game’ and keep free TV licences for over-75s

THE BBC has been urged to keep free TV licences for all over-75s. The call came as the House of Lords highlighted the importance of telly to the elderly during lockdown. 3 Peers in the House of Lords have urged the BBC to keep the free TV licence for over-75sCredit: Alamy Ministers have insisted the …

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Nordic region speaks out on big global challenges

Why should we learn to love bent cucumbers? And can the Nordic region really help improve the conditions for parental leave in the United States? The Nordic Council of Ministers has devised a new concept for focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspiring people to make a difference in their everyday lives. …

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