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Google to adopt work-from-home until at least July 2021

Google will extend its work-from-home stance until at least July 2021, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company had previously said most employees will be working remotely through the end of 2020, with some …

Europe braces for second COVID-19 wave

Europe is bracing for a second wave of coronavirus as continuing outbreaks raise the prospect of reimposed restrictions at a time when millions of people are travelling across the continent for their summer holidays, The Guardian writes. …

UN: COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty

The COVID-19 pandemic is reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in an annual report. According to the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020, an …

World's oldest man passes away

The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112. Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, became the oldest man in February following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, who was also 112. Weighton was born in …

Malls, markets and gyms in Israel set to open today

Malls, markets and workout centers across Israel will open their doors today for the first time since they were forced to shutter nearly two months ago due to the coronavirus crisis. Patrons will be required to wear masks, have their …

Austrian citizens to be able to leave homes on May 1

Austria is loosening its general lockdown rules by allowing gatherings of up to 10 people, the country's Health Minister Rudolf Anschober said. The rules, which include guidance that the public only leave their …

Turkey extends quarantine restrictions

Turkey’s government extended quarantine measures in major cities for another 15 days as the spread of the coronavirus shows signs of slowing, Bloomberg reports. The rules — first announced in early April — apply …

Trump’s gifts to world leaders revealed

The annual list of gifts that U.S. President Donald Trump has dispensed to foreign leaders is out, and the State Department report reveals some eclectic taste in his gift-giving. The report is sent to Congress. …