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President Biden warned Friday that the Delta variant is "particularly dangerous for young people." President Joe Biden warned Friday that Delta, a coronavirus variant first discovered in India, poses an increased threat to unvaccinated Americans. "It is a variant that is more easily transmissible, potentially deadlier, and particularly dangerous for young people," Biden said at a White House news conference. Recent Public Health England analyses found that two doses of Pfizer's vaccine were 88% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 from Delta cases, while a single shot was just 33% effective by the same standard. Still, Biden said the US likely wouldn't return to lockdowns because so many people have been vaccinated already.
Persons: Biden, Young, Joe Biden, Rochelle Walensky, Imperial College London that's, Vivek Cherian Organizations: White House, Centers for Disease Control, Imperial College London, Public Health, Alpha, CDC, Delta Locations: India, US, Scotland, Delta, Baltimore
UEFA has contingency plan for London-scheduled Euro 2020 final
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( Simon Evans | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
"There is always a contingency plan but we are confident that the final week will be held in London," UEFA said in a statement. The Times newspaper reported on Friday that Budapest was the alternative venue being considered if Wembley was not able to accept travelling supporters. "The Hungarian organisers focus on hosting the four Budapest matches," a spokesman for the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) told Reuters. Under current regulations in England, fans travelling from countries on the government's amber list must quarantine for 10 days on arrival, making it difficult for them to fly in for games. Wembley will also host two round-of-16 matches with the second one, on June 29th, having a 50% capacity.
Persons: England's Raheem Sterling, Catherine Ivill, MLSZ, Simon Evans, John Stonestreet Organizations: Soccer Football, Croatia, Wembley, REUTERS, UEFA, The Times, Champions League, Hungarian Football Federation, Reuters, Thomson Locations: England, London, Britain, MANCHESTER, Budapest, Scotland, Wales, Turkey
The 4.3 MW "typhoon-class" turbines have been designed to cope with the "very high wind speeds" seen in Japan, Siemens Gamesa explained. The 339.7 megawatt Dohuku project will be located on the island of Hokkaido, Siemens Gamesa said in a statement Wednesday, and consist of four facilities set to be developed by Japan's Eurus Energy. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is to supply 79 "typhoon-proof turbines" to a major onshore wind development in Japan, as the country attempts to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and develop more renewable energy installations. Last October, Japan's Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, said the country would target net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. This year has still seen a number of interesting renewable energy projects take shape in the country, however.
Persons: Siemens Gamesa, Yoshihide Suga Organizations: Siemens, Japan's Eurus Energy, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Japan's, Agency, Natural Resources, Energy, Japan, International Energy Agency, Mitsui Locations: Japan, Hokkaido, Scotland
Police make 18 arrests as England clash with Scotland
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( ) sentiment -0.94   time to read: +1 min
Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Fans gather for England v Scotland - London, Britain - June 18, 2021 Scotland fans celebrate in London after the match REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON, June 18 (Reuters) - London's Metropolitan Police said they made 18 arrests in the city centre and around Wembley Stadium on Friday as England faced Scotland in the European Championships. Thousands of Scotland fans travelled south to London despite torrential rain in the English capital, many without a ticket for the match. "As of 22:30hrs 18 people had been arrested as part of our policing operation during the England v Scotland game," the Metropolitan Police wrote on Twitter. "The majority of these were in central London and in the vicinity of Wembley Stadium. The Metropolitan Police had issued a dispersal order for central London ahead of the Euro 2020 game, which ended 0-0.
Persons: Henry Nicholls LONDON, Sadiq Khan, Peter Hall, Daniel Wallis Organizations: Soccer Football, England, REUTERS, Metropolitan Police, Wembley, Scotland, Twitter, London, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, England
UEFA hoping UK will allow overseas fans for final Euro games
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Under current regulations in England, fans travelling from countries on the government's 'amber list' must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the country, making it difficult for them to fly in for games. "We are in discussions for the knockout rounds, especially for the semi-final and final, the obvious question is also to have overseas spectators," UEFA tournament organiser Martin Kallen said on Thursday. But it is too early to give a clear answer, we have also still some time," he told reporters. The UK government has agreed to increase the capacity at Wembley to 50% for the knockout stage, meaning crowds of 40,000 rather than the group stage limit of 22,500. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions, which means the goal of a full house for the final is now unlikely to be met.
Persons: England's Raheem Sterling, Catherine Ivill, Martin Kallen, Boris Johnson, Simon Evans, Ken Ferris Organizations: Soccer Football, Croatia, Wembley, REUTERS, UEFA, Thomson Locations: England, London, Britain, Scotland, Wales, Turkey
The Delta variant appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. But the Delta variant, first identified in India in February, has come closest to checking all three. While Delta undoubtedly poses the biggest threat to unvaccinated people, some experts worry that it may result in more breakthrough infections: cases of COVID-19 diagnosed at least two weeks after someone is fully vaccinated. Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto/Getty ImagesResearch from Public Health England suggests the Delta variant is associated with a 60% increased risk of household transmission compared to Alpha — the variant discovered in the UK. Even when it comes to Delta, Cherian said, "my guess is you don't really have to worry about breakthrough infections."
Persons: Bob Wachter, Wachter, Eric Topol, Vivek Cherian, Vishal Bhatnagar, Delta hasn't, hospitalizations —, It's, James Truong, Chip, Cherian, Yalonda, James Organizations: Department of Medicine, University of California, Disease Control, Scripps Research, Twitter, HB Kanwatia, Getty, Research, Public Health, Alpha, CDC, Delta, Maryland National Guard, Moderna, San Francisco Chronicle Locations: San Francisco, India, Baltimore, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Scotland, Delta, Wheaton , Maryland, San Francisco , California
London (CNN Business) The biggest US bank is ramping up its plans to expand in the United Kingdom. JPMorgan Chase JPM announced Thursday that it's buying Nutmeg, the UK digital wealth manager, for an undisclosed amount. It said the new acquisition will "complement" the digital bank that it's planning to launch in the country later this year under the Chase brand. Nutmeg, which launched in 2012, has more than 140,000 customers and £3.5 billion ($4.9 billion) in assets under management. Lloyds Bank LLDTF HSBC HSBC Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Barclays BCS JPMorgan is putting tech at the center of its efforts to push its way into the crowded UK retail banking market, which is dominated by established players includingandRead More
Persons: JPMorgan Chase JPM, Sanoke Viswanathan, includingand Read Organizations: London, CNN, JPMorgan, Chase, Lloyds Bank LLDTF HSBC HSBC Royal Bank of Scotland RBS Barclays BCS JPMorgan Locations: United Kingdom
England invites all adults to get their COVID-19 vaccines
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( ) + 0.86   time to read: +1 min
A person waits to receive the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine next to an information board, in Leicester, Britain May 27, 2021. Britain has given a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to more than 42 million people, almost 80% of adults, while well over a half have received both shots. Health authorities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland each run their own vaccination campaigns. Wales and Northern Ireland have already made vaccines available to any adult, while Scotland is offering them to anyone over 30. Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael HoldenOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Andrew Boyers, Boris Johnson, Alistair Smout, Michael Holden Organizations: REUTERS, Andrew Boyers LONDON, Monday, Public Health, Health, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Thomson Locations: Leicester, Britain, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
UK royal Kate sets up new centre to focus on importance of early years
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( ) + 0.99   time to read: +2 min
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a Beating of the Retreat at Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain May 27, 2021. Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoLONDON, June 18 (Reuters) - Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, launches a new centre for early childhood on Friday with the aim of raising the importance of the first five years of children's lives and seeking to "transform society for generations to come", her office said. "By working together, my hope is that we can change the way we think about early childhood, and transform lives for generations to come." This estimated that the cost of not taking preventative action in early childhood in England alone was 16.13 billion pounds ($22.5 billion), with society paying for remedial action such as for children in care to long-term mental health issues. ($1 = 0.7165 pounds)Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Guy FaulconbridgeOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Britain's Catherine , Duchess, Cambridge, Jane Barlow, Britain's Duchess, Kate, Prince William's, William, Jill Biden, Michael Holden, Guy Faulconbridge Organizations: Prince William's Royal Foundation, London School of Economics, Harvard University, U.S, Seven, Thomson Locations: Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, Cambridge, Kensington, England, Cornwall, United States
Social media users have wrongly identified a man seen in a photo with the Prince of Wales and the disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile as the gunman who carried out Britain’s deadliest mass shooting. The image has been shared on Facebook and shows the three kilt-clad men walking together in an undisclosed location (here). Here is a picture of Prince Charles with his buddies Jimmy Saville [sic] and Thomas Hamilton (the cheery old chap who shot up the school in Dunblane). Prince Charles is seen walking on the far left, while in the middle is Savile, the man unmasked after his death in 2011 as one of Britain’s worst sex offenders (here and here). While Prince Charles and Jimmy Savile have been correctly identified in the Facebook photo, the third man, Iain Thornber, has been mistaken for Dunblane gunman Thomas Hamilton.
Persons: Prince, Wales, Jimmy Savile, Prince Charles, Jimmy Saville, Thomas Hamilton, don’t, Jimmy, Iain Thornber, Hamilton, Read Organizations: Facebook, Dunblane Primary School, Reuters Locations: Dunblane, Inverness, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Philippine minister aims to deploy more nurses, healthcare staff overseas
  + stars: | 2021-06-16 | by ( ) sentiment -0.95   time to read: +1 min
After lobbying by nurses groups, Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello said he will recommend to the coronavirus task force on Thursday that the cap is raised. Nurses are among the more than 10 million Filipinos who work and live overseas, with annual remittances in excess of $30 billion a key driver for the country's consumption-driven economy. "There are reasons to allow health workers to seek good jobs abroad," Bello told a news conference. More than 200,000 nursing graduates have chosen to work in other industries because of meagre compensation and benefits in the healthcare sector, Jocelyn Andamo, secretary general of the Filipino Nurses United, told Reuters. In 2019, almost 17,000 Filipino nurses signed overseas work contracts, government data showed.
Persons: Silvestre Bello, Bello, Jocelyn Andamo, Andamo, Rodrigo Duterte, Neil Jerome Morales, Ed Davies Organizations: Labour, Filipino Nurses United, Reuters, Thomson Locations: MANILA, Philippines, Germany, East, Scotland, Japan, Singapore, United States, Australia, Asia
Vodafone, Amazon partner to launch 'edge computing' in UK
  + stars: | 2021-06-16 | by ( ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
An Amazon logo is seen at its centre in Darlington, County Durham, Britain September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Lee SmithSTOCKHOLM, June 16 (Reuters) - Vodafone (VOD.L) said on Wednesday it has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) (AMZN.O) to launch "edge computing" services for its business customers in the UK. "Edge computing" uses augmented reality and machine learning to analyse bulk data where it was gathered - whether factory floor, oil rig or office space - before moving it to remote servers in the cloud. The company will initially offer low-latency "edge computing" services to customers in London and the surrounding area, as well as towns and cities including Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and Cardiff. AWS has edge services in Tokyo, Daejeon, South Korea and 10 cities across the United States.
Persons: Lee Smith STOCKHOLM, Anne Sheehan, Supantha Mukherjee, Jason Neely Organizations: REUTERS, Vodafone, Amazon Web Services, AWS, European Technology, Telecoms, Thomson Locations: Darlington , County Durham, Britain, Europe, London, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Cardiff, Scotland, England, Tokyo, Daejeon, South Korea, United States, European, Stockholm
Soccer clubs embrace cryptocurrency, but fans are divided
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Tom Wilson | Anna Irrera | ) + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Fan tokens can be traded on exchanges like other cryptocurrencies, and have also attracted the attention of retail traders and professional investors. Some of the big-name clubs’ tokens have lost about two-thirds or more of their value over recent weeks, mirroring similar declines in the broader cryptocurrency sector. EMBRACING CRYPTOThe rise of fan tokens is part of a deepening embrace by the sports industry of cryptocurrency. Soccer clubs have taken the lead in offering fan tokens. Still, some soccer fans like the tokens because they enjoy feeling more involved.
Persons: Malcolm Clarke, , Giorgio Ricci, Katia Gigliotti, Alexandre Dreyfus, Chiliz, Dreyfus, ’ ” Chiliz, Christian Ott, Sue Watson, didn’t, Ham, Giuseppe Bognanni Organizations: English Premier League, Manchester City, AC Milan, Spain’s, European, Copa America, Football Supporters ’ Association, Deloitte LLP, Soccer, Italy’s Juventus, Italy’s AS Roma, National Basketball Association, Chiliz, Mediarex Enterprises, Scotland’s Rangers, Borussia Dortmund, West Ham United, ’ Association, Reuters, Juventus Locations: Argentina, England, Wales, Spain, cryptocurrency, Malta, Turkish
Screenshots of a Police Scotland procurement contract have been used to falsely suggest the force is buying disaster victim identity (DVI) tents because it has prior knowledge of a deadly catastrophe. Police Scotland told Reuters it was buying the shelters to replace older models. 1984 is not coming – it's here.”However, the procurement of DVI shelters has nothing to do with vaccines. “The new tents are in varying sizes and are to replace tents that are no longer fit for purpose, through wear and tear etc,” a Police Scotland spokesperson told Reuters via email. Police Scotland advertised the contract for new DVI shelters to replace its older tents.
Persons: David Icke, Read Organizations: Police, Police Scotland, Reuters, Scottish Police Authority, Criminal Police Organization, INTERPOL Locations: Police Scotland, Scotland
Risk of hospitalization is 85% higher with the Delta variant, new data from the UK shows. But both were less protective against the Delta variant, which is 60% more infectious. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is linked to an 85% higher risk of hospitalization, according to a new study from part of the UK. It is 60% more transmissible than the variant Alpha (B.1.1.7, first seen in the UK), which had been dominant in the UK but was fast supplanted by the Delta variant. The researchers looked at 19,543 confirmed infections, a little fewer than half of which were the Delta variant.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Antony Fauci Organizations: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, White House, Public Health, University of Edinburgh, Alpha Locations: Scotland, India, Public Health England, EAVE
CDC now calls coronavirus Delta variant a 'variant of concern'
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Jen Christensen | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
(CNN) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now calls the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.2, a "variant of concern." Vaccines, treatments and tests that detect the virus may also be less effective against a variant of concern. Previously, the CDC had considered the Delta variant to be a variant of interest. The World Health Organization classified the Delta variant as a variant of concern on May 10. A study on the Delta variant in Scotland published on Monday found that it was associated with about double the risk of hospitalization compared with the Alpha variant, B.1.1.7, that was first identified in the UK.
Organizations: CNN, US Centers for Disease Control, CDC, World Health Organization, Alpha, Read Locations: India, Scotland
Continued burning of coal to generate power, for example, is widely accepted to be counterproductive to averting climate change’s worst effects. The G-7 nations did put to paper a pledge to halve their emissions by 2030 and zero them out from their economies by 2050. Yet, the careful phrasing from the G-7 leaders leaves wiggle room to keep financing coal plants that use carbon capture technology to sequester and store carbon dioxide emitted from burning coal. Perhaps the most glaring omission from the G-7 climate agreement, environmental advocates said, was the lack of any deadline for when nations will stop burning coal at home. Still, the G-7 summit in Cornwall may have been the last, best chance for the world’s wealthiest democracies to increase their leverage over China and other major emitters by uniting behind specific, joint goals well ahead of November.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, it's, , Rachel Kyte, , David Waskow, “ That’s, Rachel Cleetus, Jason Bordoff, Obama, Bordoff, September’s U.N, October’s Organizations: WASHINGTON —, Tufts University’s Fletcher, World Resources Institute, Union of Concerned, U.S, European Union, White, National Security Council, Columbia University’s Center, Global Energy, General Assembly Locations: United States, Cornwall, England, U.S, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Scotland, New York, Rome
Delta variant doubles risk of COVID hospitalisation - Scottish study
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File PhotoThe Delta coronavirus variant doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant variant in Britain, but two doses of vaccine still provide strong protection, a Scottish study found on Monday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to delay the ending of COVID-19 restrictions in England on Monday, following a rapid rise in cases of the Delta variant, which is also more transmissible than the Alpha variant. Chris Robertson, Professor of Public Health Epidemiology, University of Strathclyde, said that adjusting for age and comorbidities, the Delta variant roughly doubled the risk of hospitalisation, but vaccines still reduced that risk. Two weeks after the second dose, Pfizer (PFE.N) BioNTech's vaccine was found to have 79% protection against infection from the Delta variant, compared to 92% against the Alpha variant. For Oxford-AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) vaccine, there was 60% protection against Delta compared with 73% for Alpha.
Persons: Henry Nicholls, Boris Johnson, Chris Robertson, Aziz Sheikh Organizations: Pfizer, Belmont Health, REUTERS, Alpha, Public Health, University of Strathclyde, Oxford, Delta, Institute, University of Edinburgh, Thomson Locations: Belmont, Harrow, London, Britain, Scottish, India, Kent, England, British, Scotland
But there are still millions of people who have not yet received a vaccine. They are mostly under 50 and thus, even if they do contract Covid, are thought to be less likely to develop a severe enough case to require hospitalization. “The Delta variant has made the process considerably more difficult.”Under Monday’s announcement, there will be a review of government Covid-19 rules on June 28 and, if the situation improves significantly, restrictions could be lifted on July 5. The delay is intended to allow millions more vaccines to be administered, ramping up the second doses that appear to be critical in protecting against the Delta variant. In particular, the time between the first and second vaccine shots given to those 40 or older will be shortened, with all of that group offered two doses by July 19.
Persons: , Mark Woolhouse Organizations: Alpha, University of Edinburgh Locations: Scotland, Delta, Covid
Live G7 Live Updates: World Leaders Face Critical Climate Questions On the final day of the meeting of the world’s wealthiest large democracies, nations are working to reach consensus on plans to limit carbon emissions. President Biden will meet with Queen Elizabeth II later on Sunday. Beyond that point, climate change is expected to have extreme and irreversible consequences. President Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, with Queen Elizabeth II in Cornwall on Friday. President Biden with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain before their meeting on Thursday.
Persons: Biden, Queen Elizabeth II, Alastair Grant, , Yamide Dagnet, Peter Betts, , Mr, Betts, ” Michael D, Angela Merkel’s, Angela Merkel of Germany, Jack Hill Angela Merkel, Merkel, , Katja Iversen, Melissa Eddy, Angela Merkel, Michael Kappeler, France Ian Langsdon, Canada Yves Herman, Italy Alessandro Bianchi, Markus Schreiber, Belgium Stephen Crowley, France Peter Dejong, Jill Biden, Jack Hill President Biden, leader’s, Elizabeth, Harry S, Truman, Lyndon, Johnson, Donald J, Trump, Charles, Prince, Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Charles’s, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate, Duchess, . Biden, “ They’re, Aaron Chown, Prince Philip, Boris Johnson of, Doug Mills, Boris Johnson, Winston Churchill, Franklin D, Roosevelt, ” Mr, ” David E, Sanger Organizations: Associated, Eden, Organization for Economic Cooperation, Development, World Resources Institute, United, Chatham House, European Union, ., Women Political, Federal Government, Associated Press, Reuters, New York Times, Windsor Castle, NATO, British, Mr, Cambridge Tour, Credit, Atlantic Charter, United States Locations: Gyllngvase, Cornwall, England, United Nations, Scotland, United States, Paris, Australia, Canada, Japan, Washington, London, Britain, China, Europe, Germany, Russia, Malbaie, Quebec, Biarritz, France, Taormina, Italy, Brussels, Belgium, Windsor, Carbis Bay, Cambridge, America, United, United Kingdom,
UK PM Johnson likely to delay England's final stage of reopening-media
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
People walk along the South Bank, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, June 5, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to delay lifting the remaining coronavirus restrictions in England as data shows a further rise in cases of the rapidly spreading Delta variant, British media reported. Johnson is due to announce on Monday whether the planned lifting of restrictions, which would see an end to limits on social contact, can go ahead on June 21. A four-week delay would push back the easing of restrictions to July 19. More than three-quarters of adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Persons: Henry Nicholls, Boris Johnson, Johnson Organizations: South, REUTERS, Daily Telegraph, Thomson Locations: South Bank, London, Britain, Henry Nicholls British, England, India, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
Trump's failure to hedge loans to his Scottish golf courses cost him tens of millions of dollars, say experts. The British pound has declined significantly in value, adding tens of millions to his already huge losses. However, the scale of Trump's losses may be even greater than it first appears, with experts pointing out that Trump appears to have lost tens of millions of dollars more by failing to implement a very basic financial practice. One is the iconic Turnberry near Glasgow, which he bought in 2014, and the other is Trump Golf Links International in Aberdeenshire. The prospect of Trump having lost tens of millions of pounds by failing to implement a common business practice raises further questions about the soundness of his business judgment.
Persons: Trump, Donald Trump's, Stephen Clapham, Clapham Organizations: Trump, Golf Recreation, Companies, Golf Club Scotland Limited, Companies House, Trump Organisation, Getty Locations: Scottish, United States, Scotland, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Clapham
Climate, taxes and China: Investors are watching the G7
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Julia Horowitz | Cnn Business | ) + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
But G7 leaders could go even further ahead of crucial United Nations climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland this November. Taxes: Last weekend, the G7 finance ministers Last weekend, the G7 finance ministers backed changes to global tax rules , putting their support behind a minimum tax rate of at least 15% on multinational companies. China: Even though it's not a member of the G7, China — the world's second largest economy — looms large at the summit. G7 leaders are also looking at whether to back allocating $100 billion from the International Monetary Fund to support vaccinations and the economic recovery for countries most in need. The White House said in a statement Friday that more details would be given in the communique from G7 leaders expected over the weekend.
Persons: Joe Biden, Rishi Sunak, Sen, John Cornyn of, Pat Toomey, it's, Biden, Brett Callow, Ekram Ahmed Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, CNN, United, Investors, Apple, Facebook, Google, Republican, Washington, Initiative, International Monetary Fund, Electronic, Electronic Arts EA, EA —, FIFA, Madden, EA, University of Locations: London, Cornwall, England, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, Nations, Glasgow, Scotland, British, John Cornyn of Texas, Pennsylvania, China, Beijing, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, South China, United
U.S. first lady to visit British school with duchess Kate
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) + 1.00   time to read: +2 min
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during a Beating of the Retreat at Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain May 27, 2021. Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERSU.S. first lady Jill Biden will join Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, for a trip to a school in Cornwall as the senior members of Britain's royal family join world leaders for series of events around the G7 summit on Friday. Before that, Biden, the wife of the U.S. president, will visit a school with the duchess where they will meet young children, and then speak to some childhood experts, her office said. Kate, who has three children with William, has made the issue of the early years of childhood one of her main focal points of her charity work. "Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the queen," the first lady said on Thursday.
Persons: Britain's Catherine , Duchess, Jane Barlow, Jill Biden, Kate, Duchess of, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, Biden, Melania Trump, Michele Obama, William, Charles, Joe Organizations: REUTERS U.S, U.S, State, UK, Commonwealth, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Cambridge, Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, Duchess of Cambridge, Cornwall, England, Windsor
UK stocks muted ahead of ECB meeting, U.S. inflation data
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Sagarika Jaisinghani | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File photoLondon-listed stocks were subdued in early trading on Thursday as investors turned to a European Central Bank policy meeting and U.S. inflation data for cues on whether global central banks could start tapering monetary policy sooner than expected. The export-heavy FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rose 0.2%, tracking small gains in Asian stocks, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 (.FTMC) was down 0.3%. read morePersonal goods (.FTNMX402040) and insurance (.FTNMX303020) stocks were also among the biggest gainers by 0740 GMT. "There's a sense of every man for himself ahead of the U.S. inflation data this evening, a data point that has left markets in limbo," said Jeffrey Halley, a market analyst at OANDA. The ECB is expected to keep its policy guidance unchanged and publish updated euro area macroeconomic projections at its policy meeting later in the day.
Persons: Peter Nicholls, Jeffrey Halley, Patrick Drahi's Organizations: London Stock Exchange, REUTERS, European Central Bank, Pharmaceutical, AstraZeneca, ECB, CMC, BT, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, Scotland
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