Nokia profit up despite pandemic as new CEO takes over

Nokia has reported better than expected second-quarter earnings on the back of improved margins for telecoms equipment and software despite the coronavirus crisis causing a drop in revenue By JARI TANNER Associated Press July 31, 2020, 3:12 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HELSINKI — Nokia has reported better than … Read more

Dutch KLM group to cut 4,500-5,000 jobs due to pandemic

Dutch carrier KLM will cut between 4,500 and 5,000 jobs because of the coronavirus crisis July 31, 2020, 8:18 AM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article AMSTELVEEN, The Netherlands — Dutch carrier KLM said Friday it will cut between 4,500 and 5,000 jobs because of the coronavirus crisis. The company said … Read more

German economy plunged 10% during 2nd quarter amid pandemic

Germany’s economy took a massive hit during the pandemic shutdowns July 30, 2020, 8:17 AM 1 min read FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany’s economy took a massive hit during the pandemic shutdowns. Output shrank by 10.1% percent during the April-June period from the previous quarter, the country’s official statistics agency said Thursday. Tough pandemic restrictions shut … Read more

Maduro’s hold on Venezuela tightens as coronavirus surges

CARACAS, Venezuela — More than a year after a young U.S.-backed politician rose up to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the socialist leader holds a yet stronger grip on power — with a boost from the novel coronavirus. The Venezuelan opposition hoped that 2020 could bring new momentum after several failed pushes to overthrow Maduro. … Read more

UN refugee agency to install housing units in Mexico

The U.N. refugee agency says it is setting up 48 temporary pre-fab housing units for refugees and asylum seekers in Mexico July 27, 2020, 7:41 PM 2 min read MEXICO CITY — The U.N. refugee agency said Monday it is setting up 48 temporary pre-fab housing units for refugees and asylum seekers in Mexico. Thousands … Read more

North Korea’s Kim marks war anniversary amid virus concerns

North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un has visited a national cemetery and handed out commemorative pistols to army officers, as he pushes to muster public support for efforts to contain a potential coronavirus outbreak By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press July 27, 2020, 7:30 AM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he tested negative for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested negative for the new coronavirus, based on a fourth test since he said July 7 that he had the virus By DANIEL CARVALHO Associated Press July 25, 2020, 12:50 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro … Read more

Vietnam bans wildlife imports, markets amid new health fears

Vietnam says it is banning wildlife imports and will close wildlife markets in response to the threat from diseases that can jump from animals to humans, such as the virus that causes COVID-19 By HAU DINH Associated Press July 25, 2020, 4:09 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HANOI, Vietnam … Read more

France-born man in Mexico dies in bid to save his dog’s life

The devotion of dogs to people has been remarked upon for centuries By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press July 24, 2020, 6:40 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — The devotion of dogs to people has been remarked upon for centuries. In Mexico, one man’s love for his dog … Read more

Israeli police use water cannons on protesters, arrest 55

Israeli police have used water cannons to disperse protesters in central Jerusalem and arrested at least 55 of them By ARIEL SCHALIT Associated Press July 24, 2020, 7:05 AM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Israeli police used water cannons to disperse protesters in central Jerusalem and arrested at … Read more