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Britain pushing US to form 5G club to cut out Huawei: report

Britain wants the United States to form a club of 10 nations that could develop its own 5G technology and reduce dependence on China’s Huawei, The Times newspaper reported Friday. The reported proposal comes ahead of a planned G7 summit that US President Donald Trump hopes to host next month. Britain has allowed the Chinese global leader in 5G technology ...

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Coronavirus: UK sees almost no car manufacturing in April

British car manufacturing came to a screeching halt in April, down 99.7% against the same month last year. It was the lowest output since the Second World War, according to the industry body, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Just 197 premium and luxury sports vehicles rolled off factory lines, with 45 of those sent to UK customers, BBC ...

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Islamic Relief UK donates £30,000 to CW+, to help COVID-19 patients in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s intensive care unit

May 28 2020. As demands for medical equipment increase during the coronavirus pandemic, Islamic Relief UK is working with CW+, the official charity of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CWFT), to help support its newly-expanded intensive care facilities, with the financing of new equipment. Funds donated to the charity’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund will support Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with ten syringe ...

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Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund ‘Europe’s moment’

EU’s executive Commission Ursula von der Leyen A recovery fund worth €750bn (£670bn; $825bn) has been proposed by the EU’s executive Commission to help the EU tackle an “unprecedented crisis”. The package will be made up of grants and loans for every EU member state, BBC reported.Economies across the 27-nation EU bloc have been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, but ...

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Coronavirus: France announces €8bn rescue plan for car industry

The French government has announced an €8bn (£7.1bn) rescue plan for its car industry, which has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal includes €1bn to provide grants of up to €7,000 to encourage citizens to purchase electric vehicles. It also puts money toward investments to make France a centre for electric vehicle output, BBC reported.The ...

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Latin America’s largest airline, LATAM, files for bankruptcy

LATAM Airlines Group, the largest air carrier in Latin America, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, according to a statement released on its website. Reservations, employee pay, flight vouchers as well as passenger and cargo operations will not be affected, according to the statement. “The U.S. Chapter 11 financial reorganization process provides a clear and guided opportunity to work ...

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First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives docked in Venezuela on Monday, Caracas announced amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between countries it sees as international pariahs. In a statement delivered on state television, Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami said the convoy was an expression of the Venezuelan people’s “self-determination” and praised Tehran’s ...

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Volkswagen loses landmark German ‘dieselgate’ case

Germany’s highest civil court has ruled that Volkswagen must pay compensation to a motorist who had bought one of its diesel minivans fitted with emissions-cheating software. The ruling sets a benchmark for about 60,000 other cases in Germany. The plaintiff, Herbert Gilbert, will be partially reimbursed for his vehicle, with depreciation taken into account.VW has already settled a separate €830m ...

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CPA handles 3.19 lakh containers in 56 days of general holiday

ৃ Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) has handled over 3,19,000 containers in 56 days of general holiday across the country during global epidemic of coronavirus (Covid-19), reports BSS. The Transport Department of CPA has given this information after calculating data from March 26 to May 20. At least 1,37,28,642 metric tons of goods including 87,398 metric tons onion, 8,275 metric tons ...

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