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William Gritten

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 1 May 2020
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 1 May 2020

1 May 2020
Odeon owner bans Universal Pictures films from its screens
Justin Timberlake posing on the red carpet at Trolls Movie Premiere Sydney with characters Branch and Poppy.
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Odeon owner bans Universal Pictures films from its screens

The companies disagree over how new films will be first released - at the heart of the dispute is a row over the future of cinema
30 Apr 2020
US economy nosedives with worst yet to come
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 28:A man takes a photograph on the Brooklyn Bridge during the coronavirus pandemic on April 28, 2020 in New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around
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US economy nosedives with worst yet to come

Current figures do not take April into account, and as such do not show the effect of much of the economic shutdown
30 Apr 2020
Can you go on holiday this summer?
Castelldefels beach, near Barcelona, practically empty despite the sunny day, in Barcelona on 29th April 2020.(Photo by Joan Valls/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Can you go on holiday this summer?

Millions depend on tourism for their livelihood, particularly in the summer - what are the chances of countries permitting some travel?
30 Apr 2020
Should car insurers offer refunds during lockdown?
M4 motorway
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Should car insurers offer refunds during lockdown?

Fewer claims being made as drivers stay at home
23 Apr 2020
How is Russia coping in the pandemic?
Vladimir Putin
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How is Russia coping in the pandemic?

Plummeting oil prices are combining with Covid-19 to badly damage the Russian economy
23 Apr 2020
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 20 Apr 2020
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 20 Apr 2020

20 Apr 2020
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 17 Apr 2020
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 17 Apr 2020

17 Apr 2020
Amazon thrives during pandemic - but comes under pressure
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
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Amazon thrives during pandemic - but comes under pressure

This is a crisis tailor-made for an e-commerce giant like Amazon, and business is booming, even as it faces criticism
16 Apr 2020
German zoo prepares to feed animals to each other
Neumunster Zoo in Germany
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German zoo prepares to feed animals to each other

Neumunster zoo, deprived of its income from visitors by Covid-19, is running out of the funds it needs
16 Apr 2020
Brexit: the state of affairs as negotiations restart
Berlaymont
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Brexit: the state of affairs as negotiations restart

Virtual negotiations will begin next week, but time is running out to agree a deal
16 Apr 2020
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 13 Apr 2020
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 13 Apr 2020

13 Apr 2020
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 10 Apr 2020
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 10 Apr 2020

10 Apr 2020
Is a new global Great Depression inevitable?
River Thames
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Is a new global Great Depression inevitable?

Upcoming recession risks matching the 1930s for severity, but doesn’t have to last as long
9 Apr 2020
Can a deal be struck to raise oil prices?
Russian oilfield
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Can a deal be struck to raise oil prices?

Opec+ will convene today over video link in a bid to boost crude
9 Apr 2020
Why Bernie Sanders bowed out of US presidential race
Bernie Sanders
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Why Bernie Sanders bowed out of US presidential race

Responsibility for taking on Trump in November now rests squarely with former vice president Joe Biden
9 Apr 2020
What we know about Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation
Boris Johnson
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What we know about Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation

The prime minister has not recovered swiftly after being in self isolation for 10 days, and spent Sunday night in hospital
6 Apr 2020
Keir Starmer: what kind of leader will he be?
DURHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Sir Keir Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union looks on as Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan addresses the audience during the Labour Party L
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Keir Starmer: what kind of leader will he be?

The moderate’s victory marks a shift away from the politics of Jeremy Corbyn, but his vision is yet to be clarified
6 Apr 2020
Coronavirus lockdown hits young, low-paid, and women worst
The electronic billboard displays an advert thanking Britain's emergency services for their dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic, in an empty in Piccadilly Circu in London on April 2, 2020
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Coronavirus lockdown hits young, low-paid, and women worst

A new study has revealed that the industries most affected by the economic shutdown employ some of the most vulnerable members of society
6 Apr 2020
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 3 Apr 2020
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 3 Apr 2020

3 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: what should prisons do?
French prison
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Coronavirus: what should prisons do?

Jail conditions make disease control impractical, and many countries are releasing inmates to avoid mass coronavirus infections
2 Apr 2020
British banks cancel dividends: what does it mean?
City of London
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British banks cancel dividends: what does it mean?

Bank of England applies pressure to UK banks to help bolster the economy in the face of a Covid-19 recession
2 Apr 2020
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 30 Mar 2020
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 30 Mar 2020

30 Mar 2020
Oil price continues to tumble: will petrol get cheaper?
Oil rigs in Cromarty Firth June 10th 2019, Cromarty, Scotland, United Kingdom. The Cromarty Firth is used by oil rig companies for its shelter and close proximity to the North Sea and oil fie
In Depth

Oil price continues to tumble: will petrol get cheaper?

As Covid-19 cripples the economy, lower fuel prices and reduced inflation may provide some relief
26 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: how is Covid-19 affecting Russia?
Putin
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Coronavirus: how is Covid-19 affecting Russia?

Vladimir Putin delays vote on extending rule amid pandemic
26 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: is Donald Trump putting the US at risk?
Donald Trump
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Coronavirus: is Donald Trump putting the US at risk?

The president is bucking the advice of health officials, arguing for a quick restart of the economy
26 Mar 2020
SoftBank’s WeWork bailout in doubt
Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group Corp., speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. SoftBanklost money in its Vision Fun
In Depth

SoftBank’s WeWork bailout in doubt

The office space provider faced meltdown before it secured a rescue deal with SoftBank last year - now that deal is under threat
19 Mar 2020
Should Iran still be sanctioned during the pandemic?
Iran
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Should Iran still be sanctioned during the pandemic?

Calls are growing for sanctions relief as Covid-19 bites hard in Iran, but Tehran continues to orchestrate attacks
19 Mar 2020
UK schools to close until further notice over coronavirus
Boris Johnson
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UK schools to close until further notice over coronavirus

Exams are cancelled, but provision will be made for children of key workers
19 Mar 2020
Global markets in freefall as Trump adds to jitters
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: A board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)on March 12, 2020 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industr
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Global markets in freefall as Trump adds to jitters

Investors are panicking about the economic impact of coronavirus - and the US response has exacerbated fears
13 Mar 2020
Airlines in crisis: coronavirus bites hard
An information board at Brussels Airport
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Airlines in crisis: coronavirus bites hard

The aviation industry is concerned it will not bear the weight of the crisis, and some companies could go bust without government help.
13 Mar 2020
Putin’s plan to rule for longer than Stalin
Putin
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Putin’s plan to rule for longer than Stalin

Russia’s parliament approves new constitution that allows Putin to stay on for another 16 years
12 Mar 2020
Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in jail
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24: Harvey Weinstein enters a Manhattan court house as a jury continues with deliberations in his trial on February 24, 2020 in New York City. On Friday the judg
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Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in jail

The producer is likely to spend his last years in prison, after receiving a longer-than-expected sentence
12 Mar 2020
Pepsi enters energy drink market with $3.85bn Rockstar deal
A truck passes in front of a PepsiCo Inc. facility in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. PepsiCo Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on October 3. Photographer:
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Pepsi enters energy drink market with $3.85bn Rockstar deal

Pepsi is attempting to diversify by acquiring Rockstar Energy Beverages
12 Mar 2020