Wednesday , August 12 2020

Slovaks shift tactics, expel Russians for suspicion of spying

Bloomberg Slovakia expelled three Russian diplomats on suspicion of spying, marking a shift in the Nato and European Union member’s approach towards Moscow. The three officials “carried out activities violating the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations” and must leave the country by the end of the week, Slovakia’s Foreign Ministry ...

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Lebanon seeks new leadership after Beirut’s port blast

Bloomberg Lebanon’s political leaders are expected to launch parliamentary consultations to choose a new prime minister after Hassan Diab’s government resigned over the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port. The nomination process by parliament’s various factions will be a litmus test of whether the August 4 port disaster marks an inflection ...

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Thai students risk jail over ‘monarchy’

Bloomberg Student protesters in Thailand are stepping up pressure on the military-backed government with calls for greater democracy and less power for the monarchy, a potentially explosive demand just as leaders struggle to handle the country’s worst-ever economic crisis. Thousands of demonstrators gathered again as part of near-daily gatherings across ...

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UK suffers biggest job losses since 2009 amid coronavirus

Bloomberg Britain’s mounting labour market crisis was underscored by a 220,000 slump in employment during the height of the coronavirus lockdown, the worst decline since the global financial crisis. The fall in the second quarter coincided with a period that saw the most strict restrictions to contain the spread of ...

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