Contact restrictions tightened up in parts of northern England

London, Contact restrictions will be tightened up in parts of northern England from Friday in a bid to stem increasing rates of coronavirus transmission, Britain’s health minister said, said dpa.   Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire are affected, Matt Hancock wrote late Thursday on Twitter.   From midnight, members of different […]


Italian economy shrank by 12.4 per cent in second quarter of 2020

Rome, Italy’s gross domestic product (GDP) plunged by 12.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter in the April-June period, which mostly coincided with a coronavirus lockdown.   The calendar and seasonally adjusted contraction is “unprecedented” and due to “the economic effects of the health emergency and of the adopted containment measures,” national statistics agency Istat says.   However, […]

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CGTN: Decoding China’s vision for new era world-class army

BEIJING, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has come a long way since its birth during the armed uprising in the city of Nanchang on August 1, 1927, when it had only 20,000 soldiers. With two million servicemen, today’s PLA pledges to build up new types of combat forces that have […]

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European Commission clears Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier Transportation

MONTRÉAL, July 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) and Alstom welcome the European Commission’s decision for conditional clearance of the proposed acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom. The Commission’s approval for the transaction is conditional on certain proposed engagements that consist of: A transfer of Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very […]