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Tim Tam maker Arnott's loses 50 jobs in first cuts since KKR buyout

Arnott's, maker of Tim Tam biscuits and other snacks, is shedding about 50 staff, a representative told Reuters, the first such cuts since U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co Inc bought one of Australia's best-known brands last year.

Fauci says likely some degree of aerosol transmission of COVID-19

The new coronavirus is likely spreading through the air to some degree, the United States' top infectious disease official said on Friday, one day after the World Health Organization changed its guidance on the ways the virus spreads.
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Fauci says likely some degree of aerosol transmission of COVID-19

The new coronavirus is likely spreading through the air to some degree, the United States' top infectious disease official said on Friday, one day after the World Health Organization changed its guidance on the ways the virus spreads.

Exclusive: Lonza expects EPA approval coming 'very soon' to make COVID-killing claims for disinfectants on surfaces

Lonza Group AG is in the “last step” of discussions with U.S. regulators for approval to claim that its formulation is effective in killing the novel Coronavirus on surfaces, an executive at the pharmaceutical and chemical giant told Reuters.
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Exclusive: Lonza expects EPA approval coming 'very soon' to make COVID-killing claims for disinfectants on surfaces

Lonza Group AG is in the “last step” of discussions with U.S. regulators for approval to claim that its formulation is effective in killing the novel Coronavirus on surfaces, an executive at the pharmaceutical and chemical giant told Reuters.

Football: Officials should explain decisions, says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes match officials should be obliged to explain their decisions after his Tottenham Hotspur side were involved in more VAR controversy this week.
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Football: Officials should explain decisions, says Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes match officials should be obliged to explain their decisions after his Tottenham Hotspur side were involved in more VAR controversy this week.

Serbia, Kosovo renew 'very difficult' dialogue

The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo on Friday held their first talks in 18 months on resolving one of Europe's most intractable territorial disputes, agreeing to a face-to-face meeting next week on the "very difficult" process.
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Serbia, Kosovo renew 'very difficult' dialogue

The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo on Friday held their first talks in 18 months on resolving one of Europe's most intractable territorial disputes, agreeing to a face-to-face meeting next week on the "very difficult" process.

Australia approves Gilead's remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment

Australia has granted provisional approval to Gilead Sciences Inc's remdesivir as the first treatment option for COVID-19 in the country, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said on Friday.
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Australia approves Gilead's remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment

Australia has granted provisional approval to Gilead Sciences Inc's remdesivir as the first treatment option for COVID-19 in the country, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said on Friday.

191 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 16 in the community and 1 imported

SINGAPORE - There are 191 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Friday noon (July 10), taking Singapore's total to 45,613. They include 16 community cases, comprising seven Singaporeans or permanent residents and nine work pass holders, said the Ministry of
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191 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 16 in the community and 1 imported

SINGAPORE - There are 191 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Friday noon (July 10), taking Singapore's total to 45,613. They include 16 community cases, comprising seven Singaporeans or permanent residents and nine work pass holders, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday. Of these 16, eight are close contacts of earlier cases, and had already been placed on quarantine. Epidemiological investigations are ongoing for the other cases. There is also one imported case who had been placed on stay-home notice (SHN) upon arrival in Singapore. Migrant workers living in dormitories make up the vast majority of the other cases. More details will be announced on Friday night. On Thursday, MOH added Bugis Junction, People's Park Food Centre, Old Airport Road Food Centre, the Singapore Safety Driving Centre in Woodlands and Wisma Atria to the list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious.

GE2020: Singaporeans head to the polls

As many as 2.65 million Singaporeans are expected to vote in the general election from 8am on Friday (July 10). They will cast their votes at 1,100 polling stations across the country. A total of 10 opposition parties and one independent candidate are chall
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GE2020: Singaporeans head to the polls

As many as 2.65 million Singaporeans are expected to vote in the general election from 8am on Friday (July 10). They will cast their votes at 1,100 polling stations across the country. A total of 10 opposition parties and one independent candidate are challenging the ruling People's Action Party in this election, where Singaporeans will pick 93 Members of Parliament. Seats in all 17 group representation constituencies (GRCs) and 14 single-member constituencies (SMCs) are being contested. No ballot papers will be issued after polling closes at 8pm. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, arrangements have been made by the Elections Department (ELD) to ensure the safety of voters. Each voter has a recommended time-band to cast their ballots on polling day, so as to spread out the crowd across polling hours. To minimise their interaction with younger voters, senior voters aged 65 and above have been assigned time bands between 8am and 12 noon, said the ELD.

Shopper traffic stabilises 3 weeks into phase two of Singapore's reopening, but many spend cautiously

SINGAPORE - Three weeks into phase two of Singapore's reopening, shoppers here have adjusted well to safety measures, said retailers. Though some stores continue to see consistent shopper traffic, the initial rush of crowds seen during the first week of phas
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Shopper traffic stabilises 3 weeks into phase two of Singapore's reopening, but many spend cautiously

SINGAPORE - Three weeks into phase two of Singapore's reopening, shoppers here have adjusted well to safety measures, said retailers. Though some stores continue to see consistent shopper traffic, the initial rush of crowds seen during the first week of phase two has subsided, as malls and customers acclimatised to safe distancing rules. Speaking to The Straits Times on Thursday (July 9), Ms Rose Tong, executive director of the Singapore Retailers Association, said some shoppers may also be more cautious about spending since the outlook on the economy moving forward is uncertain. She said: «Shopper traffic overall has slowed since the first week. Initially, many headed out since they were stuck at home for so long, but now people are more likely to head to the shops only when they really need something.» Ms Tong added that with retailers having had time to get used to the safety measures, operations have also become smoother. She said: «It's become a routine for everyone now.»

IMF's chief economist urges 'equity-like' governments support for virus-hit firms

International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said on Friday governments must shift to "equity-like" support from one focused on liquidity provision as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts prolonged harm on companies.
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IMF's chief economist urges 'equity-like' governments support for virus-hit firms

International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said on Friday governments must shift to "equity-like" support from one focused on liquidity provision as the coronavirus pandemic inflicts prolonged harm on companies.

Hopes and fears as polarised Poles choose president

A farmer and father of five, Grzegorz Myszak is crystal clear about his reasons for backing Poland's right-wing President Andrzej Duda on Sunday in a knife-edge run-off against liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.
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Hopes and fears as polarised Poles choose president

A farmer and father of five, Grzegorz Myszak is crystal clear about his reasons for backing Poland's right-wing President Andrzej Duda on Sunday in a knife-edge run-off against liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski.

Singapore GE2020: Voters unable to stick to allotted time slots can still vote at other times, says ELD

SINGAPORE - Seniors who are assigned voting time bands in the morning on Polling Day can vote at other times, if they are unable to stick to their allocated time slots. Morning slots for the July 10 polls have been reserved for voters who are 65 years and ol
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Singapore GE2020: Voters unable to stick to allotted time slots can still vote at other times, says ELD

SINGAPORE - Seniors who are assigned voting time bands in the morning on Polling Day can vote at other times, if they are unable to stick to their allocated time slots. Morning slots for the July 10 polls have been reserved for voters who are 65 years and older to minimise their interaction with younger voters and to allow them to vote ahead of others, the Elections Department (ELD) said on Thursday (July 9). «Family members voting at the same polling station may accompany the senior voter to vote,» it added. «However, only one accompanying family member will be accorded priority voting, along with the senior voter.» Seniors who are unable to vote during their allotted time slots will still be given priority and assistance if they show up at other times. In a statement on the voting arrangements amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the ELD assured seniors, who are considered particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus, that voting is safe. To prevent crowding, the number of polling stations has been increased from 880 to 1,100. This means each station will serve an average of 2,400 voters, down from 3,000.

GE2020: Singaporeans in UK among first to cast ballot, out of 6,570 overseas voters

Singaporeans living in the United Kingdom were among the first to cast their votes in this year's general election. The Singapore High Commission in London opened its doors at 8am (3pm Singapore time) yesterday, but a queue of about 15 people had already for
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GE2020: Singaporeans in UK among first to cast ballot, out of 6,570 overseas voters

Singaporeans living in the United Kingdom were among the first to cast their votes in this year's general election. The Singapore High Commission in London opened its doors at 8am (3pm Singapore time) yesterday, but a queue of about 15 people had already formed 10 minutes earlier outside the building in the Belgravia area of the city. Voters were standing at least 2m apart from one another, in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Poll letters issued to registered overseas voters listed instructions to wear a face covering and to keep a safe distance from others. One of the first few in line at 7.45am was Mr Zack Ho, 28, who moved to London for work last year. The auditor from Aljunied GRC, who was voting overseas for the first time, said it is good that the GRC is keenly contested. «It keeps (politicians) on their toes, with residents watching whether they deliver their promises after each election.» Singapore Management University exchange student Darren Choy, 24, who is from Hougang SMC, flew to London from Moscow to cast his ballot.

Covid-19: No evidence of spread in Tampines block, says MOH

Bugis Junction, People's Park Food Centre, Old Airport Road Food Centre, the Singapore Safety Driving Centre in Woodlands and Wisma Atria are among the list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious. This update was given by th
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Covid-19: No evidence of spread in Tampines block, says MOH

Bugis Junction, People's Park Food Centre, Old Airport Road Food Centre, the Singapore Safety Driving Centre in Woodlands and Wisma Atria are among the list of places visited by Covid-19 patients while they were still infectious. This update was given by the Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday. The ministry provides the list of locations that Covid-19 patients visited for at least 30 minutes to get those who were at these places to monitor their health closely for two weeks from the date of their visit. It has said that close contacts would already have been notified and that there is no need to avoid these places as they would have been cleaned if needed. The full list can be found on MOH's website. The ministry also said that a 38-year-old Bangladeshi man died from cardio-respiratory failure on Tuesday, becoming the 14th case of a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus but died from other causes here.

Dollar, safe-haven currencies buoyed by US COVID-19 anxiety

The dollar and other safe-haven currencies were well bid on Friday after a surge in new coronavirus cases in the United States further undermined the case for a quick economic recovery.
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Dollar, safe-haven currencies buoyed by US COVID-19 anxiety

The dollar and other safe-haven currencies were well bid on Friday after a surge in new coronavirus cases in the United States further undermined the case for a quick economic recovery.

US coronavirus cases rise by over 55,000 for third day in a row

The United States reported more than 56,300 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the third day in a row infections have risen by at least 55,000, according to a Reuters tally.
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US coronavirus cases rise by over 55,000 for third day in a row

The United States reported more than 56,300 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the third day in a row infections have risen by at least 55,000, according to a Reuters tally.

With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic

With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a grave health risk to the Japanese public, predicting that few people will have coronavirus antibodies and that vaccines will not be widely available.
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With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic

With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a grave health risk to the Japanese public, predicting that few people will have coronavirus antibodies and that vaccines will not be widely available.

Apple rolls out free online coding course for teachers

Apple Inc said on Thursday it was rolling out a free online coding course for teachers, while beefing up its existing school coding programs with new material.
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Apple rolls out free online coding course for teachers

Apple Inc said on Thursday it was rolling out a free online coding course for teachers, while beefing up its existing school coding programs with new material.

Football: MLS Union honors black victims of police brutality in win

Wearing jerseys with the names of black victims of police brutality, the Philadelphia Union defeated New York City FC 1-0 Thursday in the Major League Soccer is Back Tournament.
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Football: MLS Union honors black victims of police brutality in win

Wearing jerseys with the names of black victims of police brutality, the Philadelphia Union defeated New York City FC 1-0 Thursday in the Major League Soccer is Back Tournament.

Man in China executed for killing 2 at coronavirus checkpoint

Ma Jianguo, who killed two people at a roadblock set up to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, was executed in Yunnan province after China's top court approved his death penalty. The intermediate people's court in Honghe prefecture of the province a
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Man in China executed for killing 2 at coronavirus checkpoint

Ma Jianguo, who killed two people at a roadblock set up to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, was executed in Yunnan province after China's top court approved his death penalty. The intermediate people's court in Honghe prefecture of the province announced the decision made by the Supreme People's Court to Ma on Thursday, and permitted him to meet his family members before the execution. Ma, a native of Luomeng village in Azhahe township of the prefecture, was sentenced to death by the intermediate people's court in the prefecture on March 1 after being convicted of killing two workers responsible for preventing and controlling the outbreak on Feb 6. Ma, with another resident, went to the roadblock in a minivan, and the second man tried to move the barricades and refused to obey the workers in charge.

GE2020: Polling stations set up on Cooling-off Day as Singaporeans head to the ballot box on July 10

SINGAPORE - While candidates took a breather from campaigning on Cooling-off Day, public servants set up 1,100 polling stations across the country for Singaporeans who will head to the ballot box on July 10. Polling booths were set up at void decks, precinc
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GE2020: Polling stations set up on Cooling-off Day as Singaporeans head to the ballot box on July 10

SINGAPORE - While candidates took a breather from campaigning on Cooling-off Day, public servants set up 1,100 polling stations across the country for Singaporeans who will head to the ballot box on July 10. Polling booths were set up at void decks, precinct pavilions, schools and community clubs on Thursday afternoon (July 9), with tables arranged in neat rows for polling officers, and signs directing voters to the stations. Unlike in past elections, polling officers, who are public servants, have to implement extra measures to ensure safe distancing and hygiene, as some 2.65 million voters will be casting their votes under the cloud of the Covid-19 pandemic. Besides temperature-checking points, markers have been placed on floors to ensure voters maintain a 1m distance from one another. Hand sanitisers and disposable gloves will also be made available. The number of polling stations has been bumped up from 880 to 1,100 to spread out voters across more stations. This increase means each station will serve an average of 2,400 voters, down from 3,000.

Voting arrangements for senior voters on Polling Day: ELD

The Elections Department has reiterated the voting arrangements for senior voters come July 10, to ensure that voting is safe in light of the Covid-19 situation. Here are the arrangements:
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Voting arrangements for senior voters on Polling Day: ELD

The Elections Department has reiterated the voting arrangements for senior voters come July 10, to ensure that voting is safe in light of the Covid-19 situation. Here are the arrangements:

Exclusive: US finalising federal contract ban for companies that use Huawei, others

The Trump administration plans to finalise regulations this week that will bar the U.S. government from buying goods or services from any company that uses products from five Chinese companies including Huawei, Hikvision and Dahua, a U.S. official said.
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Exclusive: US finalising federal contract ban for companies that use Huawei, others

The Trump administration plans to finalise regulations this week that will bar the U.S. government from buying goods or services from any company that uses products from five Chinese companies including Huawei, Hikvision and Dahua, a U.S. official said.

Exclusive: Google's Fitbit deal will face EU antitrust probe if no concessions - sources

Google will face a full-scale EU antitrust investigation into its planned US$2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker maker Fitbit unless it offers concessions to address competition concerns, people familiar with the matter said.
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Exclusive: Google's Fitbit deal will face EU antitrust probe if no concessions - sources

Google will face a full-scale EU antitrust investigation into its planned US$2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker maker Fitbit unless it offers concessions to address competition concerns, people familiar with the matter said.

ViacomCBS signs 4-year deal to stream UEFA Champions League matches

ViacomCBS Inc said on Thursday it had signed an agreement with European soccer's governing body UEFA to live-stream Champions League matches on CBS All Access in the United States, starting this season through 2024.
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ViacomCBS signs 4-year deal to stream UEFA Champions League matches

ViacomCBS Inc said on Thursday it had signed an agreement with European soccer's governing body UEFA to live-stream Champions League matches on CBS All Access in the United States, starting this season through 2024.

New US$1 billion fund aims to steer antibiotic companies in tough market

A new US$1 billion fund backed by 20 drugmakers including Merck & Co Inc and Pfizer Inc is aiming to bolster struggling antibiotic companies and sustain a pipeline for new treatments, an industry group said on Thursday.
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New US$1 billion fund aims to steer antibiotic companies in tough market

A new US$1 billion fund backed by 20 drugmakers including Merck & Co Inc and Pfizer Inc is aiming to bolster struggling antibiotic companies and sustain a pipeline for new treatments, an industry group said on Thursday.

TikTok says removed over 49 million videos in second half of 2019

Social media app TikTok said on Thursday it removed over 49 million videos that violated its guidelines or terms of service from its platform globally in the second half of last year.
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TikTok says removed over 49 million videos in second half of 2019

Social media app TikTok said on Thursday it removed over 49 million videos that violated its guidelines or terms of service from its platform globally in the second half of last year.

Fast Retailing cuts outlook on pandemic woes despite Uniqlo June rebound

Japan's Fast Retailing Co , owner of casual clothing brand Uniqlo, lowered its outlook for the year as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on its global fashion business.
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Fast Retailing cuts outlook on pandemic woes despite Uniqlo June rebound

Japan's Fast Retailing Co , owner of casual clothing brand Uniqlo, lowered its outlook for the year as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on its global fashion business.

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