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Pandemic amplifies broadband access limits in US

Pandemic amplifies broadband access limits in US

Working from home and online learning have become the norm during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has shuttered offices and schools.

Building South Korea’s post-pandemic economy

Building South Korea’s post-pandemic economy

South Korea seems to be winning the battle against Covid-19. It has been recording little more than a handful of new cases per day for weeks, and though it is now preparing for that rate to rise, following the relaxation of social-distancing guidelines, it seems likely to remain in control of the

One giant leap for Europe?

One giant leap for Europe?

The €500bn ($547bn) Covid-19 recovery fund proposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron has been hailed as a turning point for the European Union – and for good reason.

How America has suffered 100,000 coronavirus deaths

How America has suffered 100,000 coronavirus deaths

Today, more than four months after the first reported case of what was then called the novel coronavirus in the state of Washington, Americans will die in Tennessee and Texas, in Arizona and Wisconsin, in Colorado and Kansas and, of course, in New York and New Jersey.

Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behaviour across the United States in May as people responded to the loosening of stay-at-home orders, a Reuters analysis shows. Americans returned to parks, restaurants and gas stations first.

Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behaviour across the United States in May as people responded to the loosening of stay-at-home orders, a Reuters analysis shows. Americans returned to parks, restaurants and gas stations first.

America’s delisting threat could pay off

America’s delisting threat could pay off

After passing unanimously in the US Senate on May 20, 2020, the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act is heading for the House of Representatives, and US President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law.

Dawn of Asian century puts pressure on Europe to choose sides: diplomat

Dawn of Asian century puts pressure on Europe to choose sides: diplomat

The Asian century may have arrived marking the end of a US-led global system, the EU’s foreign affairs chief has said amid a growing discussion in Europe on how to weave a path between China and the US.

Signs of oil demand picking up; IEA says peak yet to come

Signs of oil demand picking up; IEA says peak yet to come

The world consumed last year nearly 100mn barrels a day of oil, according to Bloomberg estimates. And some in the energy industry believe that could mark the peak for global demand.

Are Italy’s post-lockdown plans a shut-and-open case, or too risky?

Are Italy’s post-lockdown plans a shut-and-open case, or too risky?

Italians are tasting freedom after emerging from a strict lockdown that helped contain one of the world’s most devastating outbreaks of the novel coronavirus.

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