【BRU】【SSE】【LS 】【(Re】【ute】【rs)】【 - 】【Chi】【nes】【e P】【res】【ide】【nt 】【Xi 】【Jin】【pin】【g a】【nd 】【Ger】【man】【 Ch】【anc】【ell】【or 】【Ang】【ela】【 Me】【rke】【l, 】【alo】【ng 】【wit】【h t】【he 】【EU’】【s c】【hie】【f e】【xec】【uti】【ve 】【and】【 ch】【air】【man】【, h】【old】【 ch】【all】【eng】【ing】【 di】【scu】【ssi】【ons】【 on】【 is】【sue】【s i】【ncl】【udi】【ng 】【tra】【de,】【 cl】【ima】【te 】【cha】【nge】【 an】【d h】【uma】【n r】【igh】【ts 】【at 】【an 】【onl】【ine】【 su】【mmi】【t o】【n M】【ond】【ay.】
The authorities said 147 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 9,683.
The Bank of Canada lowered its benchmark overnight rate to 1.25% from 1.75% in response to the epidemic, prompting money markets to price in a better-than-even chance of another reduction next month. The last time it cut by 50 basis points was in 2009 during the financial crisis.
【BRUS】【SELS】【 (Re】【uter】【s) -】【 The】【 Eur】【opea】【n Un】【ion’】【s ex】【ecut】【ive 】【aims】【 to 】【intr】【oduc】【e la】【ws t】【o co】【mbat】【 gen】【der 】【pay 】【gap 】【acro】【ss t】【he b】【loc 】【for 】【the 】【firs】【t ti】【me e】【ver 】【in a】【 bid】【 to 】【figh】【t in】【equa】【lity】【 and】【 boo】【st t】【he e】【cono】【my, 】【acco】【rdin】【g to】【 a d】【ocum】【ent 】【seen】【 by 】【Reut】【ers 】【ahea】【d of】【 off】【icia】【l pu】【blic】【atio】【n.】
The Belgian government pledged 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) of emergency aid for hospitals last week.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has excluded the United States from its initial “safe list” of countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel from Wednesday.
【BRU】【SSE】【LS 】【(Re】【ute】【rs)】【 - 】【Eur】【ope】【an 】【Uni】【on 】【chi】【efs】【 ex】【pre】【sse】【d t】【hei】【r “】【gre】【at 】【con】【cer】【ns”】【 ab】【out】【 th】【e p】【rop】【ose】【d s】【ecu】【rit】【y l】【aw 】【for】【 Ho】【ng 】【Kon】【g d】【uri】【ng 】【a v】【ide】【o s】【umm】【it 】【on 】【Mon】【day】【 wi】【th 】【Chi】【na’】【s p】【res】【ide】【nt 】【and】【 pr】【emi】【er.】
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU summit chairman on Thursday said the bloc wanted a new trade deal with Britain but also needed to protect its cherished single market from cheap substandard goods.<
Britain, Germany, France, Estonia and Belgium raised North Korea’s latest missile firings at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, calling them a provocative action that violated U.N. resolutions.
Britain’s own tourism and airline industry has also been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with other favourite holiday destinations France and Spain already subject to quarantine requirements in the peak of the holiday season.