Finland to spend 100 million euros on coronavirus protection

Finland to spend 100 million euros on coronavirus protection

FILE PHOTO: Finland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen holds a news conference on the family leave reform in Helsinki, Finland February 5, 2020. Lehtikuva/Vesa Moilanen via REUTERS (Reuters) – Finland said on Monday it plans to place between June and August orders for protective equipment and respirators worth 100 million euros ($109 … Read more

Hong Kong and Beijing officials defend security laws, citing threat of terrorism

Hong Kong and Beijing officials defend security laws, citing threat of terrorism

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry office in Hong Kong and the city’s security chief on Monday defended proposed national security laws by describing some acts in mass pro-democracy protests last year as terrorism. Xie Feng, commissioner of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong, holds a briefing on the proposed national security … Read more

Gym closures force Kenyan sports champions to train by roadside

Gym closures force Kenyan sports champions to train by roadside

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya taekwondo champion Vincent Ochieng usually trains in school sports halls in Kisumu, but now he is working out with hundreds of other people on the gritty surface of the western city’s biggest highway flyover. The government closed sports facilities in March as part of measures to contain the spread of … Read more

Old-fashioned milkman makes the rounds as U.S. shoppers stay home

Old-fashioned milkman makes the rounds as U.S. shoppers stay home

A dog looks at man while delivering milk at Capitol Hill as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread nationwide and public anxiety lingering in grocery stores has created a new surge of interest in home food deliveries, in Washington, U.S., May 18, 2020. REUTERS/ Carlos Barria MIDDLETOWN, Md. (Reuters) – The milk truck can be … Read more

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Rare snow leopards spotted near Kazakh city amid lockdown

Rare snow leopards spotted near Kazakh city amid lockdown

A snow leopard is filmed on a camera trap in Ile-Alatau National Park in the mountains near Almaty, Kazakhstan, in this still image from an undated handout video. Snow Leopard Foundation/Handout via REUTERS ALMATY (Reuters) – Several snow leopards, including a mother and her cub, have been spotted near the Kazakh city of Almaty wandering … Read more

Chicago artist fills pesky potholes with pandemic art

Chicago artist fills pesky potholes with pandemic art

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy road for many Chicagoans, but they have mosaic artist Jim Bachor to thank for paving the way to some unexpected smiles with four additions to his “pothole art” series installed on the city’s North Side. Along a side street near the iconic Green Mill jazz … Read more

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Singapore’s APL England loses cargo in heavy Australian seas

Singapore's APL England loses cargo in heavy Australian seas

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Singapore-flagged cargo ship lost at least 40 containers in deep waters off the coast of Sydney when they fell overboard in heavy seas, maritime officials said on Monday. The vessel, APL England, lost propulsion power while navigating heavy seas about 73 kilometers (45 miles) south east of Sydney on Sunday, on … Read more