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UK struggling with coronavirus tests amid global shortage

Testing as many people as possible for the coronavirus is vitally important but a global shortage of the materials needed is causing a supply bottleneck, British medical authorities said on Wednesday.

Asian stocks scratch gains but lose steam on U.S. job jitters

福利网站Asian stocks eked out gains on Thursday, but the week's rally lost steam as investors seemed torn between relief at the agreement of a huge U.S. stimulus package and dread over a likely spike in jobless claims and coronavirus cases.

Bank of England, UK government to resume fight against coronavirus slump

The Bank of England and Britain's finance ministry will resume their coordinated drive on Thursday to prevent the coronavirus-related shutdown of swathes of the economy from triggering a long and deep recession.

Britain-based airlines seek industry tax breaks in coronavirus battle

福利网站A representative body for airlines based in Britain has written to its transport minister seeking industry-specific tax and air traffic fee holidays to help survive a coronavirus pandemic that has brought air travel to a standstill.

China reports second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus transmissions, imported cases rise

福利网站Mainland China reported a second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus cases as the country's epicentre of the epidemic Hubei province opened its borders, but imported cases rose as Beijing ramped controls to prevent a resurgence of infections.

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, Queen Elizabeth in good health

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland with mild symptoms.

U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis

福利网站The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion (1.69 trillion pounds) bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.

U.S. Senate approves big rescue for struggling aviation sector

福利网站The U.S. Senate voted late Wednesday 96-0 to give the U.S. aviation industry $58 billion (49.02 billion pounds) in a coronavirus-rescue package, half in the form of grants to cover some 750,000 employees' paychecks, in a badly needed lifeline for an industry facing the worst travel downturn in history.

New York sees glimmer of progress against coronavirus, New Orleans worsens

New York state, leading the nation in coronavirus infections and deaths, is showing tentative signs of curbing the spread of the disease, the governor said on Wednesday, even as fatalities in New York City jumped while the health crisis deepened in hard-hit New Orleans and elsewhere.

U.S. braces for record surge in jobless claims amid coronavirus fallout

福利网站The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits likely raced to as high as a record 4 million last week as strict measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic ground the country to a sudden halt, unleashing a wave of layoffs.

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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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