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La Liga clubs free to start full training from Monday

MADRID (Sports) – Clubs in Spain’s top two soccer divisions can hold full training sessions from Monday for the first time since returning to activity after action was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers La Liga have said. “Clubs will begin collective training on June 1 after the government’s latest health order […]
Europe

Spain approves minimum income for 2.3 million poorest people

MADRID (Europe) – Spain’s left-wing coalition government approved on Friday the creation of a minimum income worth 462 euros ($514) a month for its poorest people, whose financial fragility has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme targets some 2.3 million people, Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias told a news conference. People aged 23
World

Canada’s opioid OD on the rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO (World) – Opioid-related deaths in Canada have been on the rise since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the country’s chief public health officer, Theresa Tam. British Columbia has been reported by Tam as the epicentre of the country’s overdose crisis. Over 100 deaths have been reported from illicit drugs in March […]
Business

LATAM is the largest airline bankrupt due to coronavirus

(Business) – LATAM Airlines Group, the continent’s largest carrier, filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, becoming the world’s largest carrier so far to seek an emergency reorganization due to the coronavirus pandemic. The filing highlights the financial weakness of Latin America’s carriers, following a similar bankruptcy earlier this
Finance

Economic prospects globally darken, rebound delayed

BENGALURU (Finance) – Economic prospects for the developed world this year have darkened again in the past month as the coronavirus pandemic has rolled from Asia to the Americas, with a V-shaped sharp recovery expected by less than one-fifth of economists polled by Reuters. With many countries starting to ease lockdown restrictions imposed to stop […]