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Coronavirus pandemic – the ActivTrades perspective

The coronavirus pandemic is a one in a generation event. The disruption it brought to the lives of countless individuals and businesses is unparalleled during times of peace; For the first time in several generations, life came to an almost standstill.

U.S. wants Prince Andrew on Epstein

THE US has officially demanded Britain allow Prince Andrew to be quizzed over his links to Jeffrey Epstein. According to reports in the British press, the US Department of Justice has formally told the UK the Duke of York is now caught up in a criminal probe for the first time. Prince Andrew has so far refused to answer questions from New York prosecutors investigating Epstein’s historic sex trafficking network but strongly denies any wrongdoing.

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UPDATED: SpaceX's historic encore – Astronauts arrive at space station

SUNDAY UPDATE (AP): SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.

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Protesters converge on White House for second straight day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shouting "Black Lives Matter" and "I can't breathe," hundreds of people converged on the White House for a second straight day Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and President Donald Trump's response.

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President Trump suspends travel between the US and Europe (except UK) for 30 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is suspending all travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days beginning Friday as he seeks to combat a viral pandemic.

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NEMA releases statement after powerful earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

NEMA has released the following statement on the earthquake that struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica on Tuesday afternoon:

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: President Donald Trump impeached by US House on two charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution's ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister calls for election of St Vincent and the Grenadines to UN Security Council

Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, has called on global governments to support the election on June 7 of St Vincent and the Grenadines to the Security Council of the United Nations.

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Family grieves over Miami murder

THE murder of a Bahamian educator in Miami, Florida has shaken her family at home in Nassau.

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Body of teacher found in Miami

A BAHAMIAN school teacher living in Miami, Florida who had been reported missing earlier this month has been found dead, according to international reports.

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May quits as UK Prime Minister, to leave post on June 7

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to become the country's next prime minister.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Ecstatic Prince Harry says Meghan has healthy baby boy

WINDSOR, England (AP) — A beaming Prince Harry said his wife Meghan gave birth to a baby boy early Monday morning.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: At least 290 dead in Sri Lanka Easter attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings which killed at least 290 people, the country's health minister said Monday.

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Shock and sadness as fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS (AP) — A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.

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