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Diplomacy in the time of coronavirus: Johnson and Macron trade bows, thumbs up

Standing apart on either side of a strip of red carpet outside Number 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron demonstrated the unusual reality of international diplomacy in the coronavirus era.

UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

福利网站Britain will switch to Apple and Google technology for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching its homegrown system which was not working well enough on Apple's iPhone, the government said on Thursday.

Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, dies at 103

福利网站Vera Lynn, the singer who became a symbol of hope in Britain during World War Two and again during the coronavirus pandemic with her song "We'll Meet Again", died at the age of 103 on Thursday.

UK says EU trade deal will be difficult if no progress before October

Britain warned the European Union on Thursday that it would be difficult to conclude a Brexit free trade deal by the end of the year unless broad agreement had been reached by October.

Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president

Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.

Bank of England slows bond purchases as it sees some recovery signs

The Bank of England slowed the pace of its huge bond-buying programme on Thursday as it saw some signs that the British economy was recovering from the unprecedented slump caused by the coronavirus lockdown.

London stocks slip as BoE slows bond purchases; AstraZeneca weighs

福利网站UK shares fell on Thursday after the Bank of England's slowed the pace of its huge bond-buying programme, while a surge in coronavirus cases in the United States and China fanned fears of a second wave of infections.

Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google's market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry's failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions.

Wirecard scrambles to find missing €1.9 billion as loan crunch looms

福利网站Wirecard's auditor has refused to sign off its 2019 accounts over a missing 1.9 billion euros (£1.7 billion), sending its shares down more than 60% as the German payments firm said the delay could cause billions in loans to be called in as soon as Friday.

OPEC+ pushes for compliance, undecided on oil cut extension

福利网站An OPEC+ panel pressed countries such as Iraq and Kazakhstan on Thursday to comply better with oil cuts and left the door open for extending or easing record production curbs from August.

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Stanford University's campus is seen from atop Hoover Tower in Stanford, California, U.S. on May 9, 2014.    REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach/File Photo

Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2018

American universities continue to dominate the top of Reuters’ ranking, but geopolitical uncertainty is giving a boost to Germany and China.  Full article 

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