Day: July 14, 2020

'So are white people': Donald Trump brushes off question on police killings of black people

July 14, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Donald Trump has pushed back against a question on police killings of black people in the US by saying more white people die at the hands of officers. The president was asked during an interview with CBS News why […]

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McDonald's begins reopening restaurants for dine-in customers as it tests safety procedures

July 14, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates McDonald’s has announced it has reopened four of its restaurants for dine-in customers across the UK and Ireland to test safety procedures. The fast food giant said the move will see restaurants reopen with table service only, reducing capacity […]

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Donald Trump signs Hong Kong sanctions bill in move to punish China for security law

July 14, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Donald Trump has signed legislation mandating sanctions for Chinese officials involved in Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong. The US president also issued an executive order that ends preferential treatment for the territory. The two actions are part of the […]

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5,000 fewer heart attack hospital admissions due to coronavirus, research shows

July 14, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates There were around 5,000 fewer hospital admissions with heart attacks in England by the end of May than would be expected, research has found. This suggests that thousands of people missed out on potentially life-saving treatment because of the […]

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Far-right supporter admits shoving female police officer down stairs at London protest

July 14, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. A man has admitted to violently pushing a female police officer down a flight of stairs during a protest attended by the far right in London’s Parliament Square. Jamie Dewing, 31, was caught on camera aggressively […]

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Banksy debuts new coronavirus-inspired piece on London Tube

July 14, 2020

Tube commuters were offered a glimpse of Banksy’s latest graffiti work after he unveiled a pandemic-inspired mural on the London Underground. In a video posted to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon, the elusive graffiti artist – renowned for his thought-provoking political works – revealed his latest coronavirus-inspired piece, titled: ‘If you don’t mask, you don’t get’. […]

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Michael Gove seen without mask in Pret despite calling it ‘basic good manners’

July 14, 2020

Michael Gove has been pictured without a face covering inside a Pret in London – despite calling it ‘basic good manners, courtesy and consideration’ to wear one. The minister for the Cabinet Office was spotted not wearing a mask in a Westminster branch of the lunch chain on Monday, the day after No 10 announced […]

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What I Rent: Fleur and Leila, £1,050 a month for a one-bedroom flat in Anerley, London

July 14, 2020

We’re exploring the reality of renting in our series, What I Rent. Each week we take a look around a different person’s rented property and chat to them about their experiences in the world of renting. This time we’re hanging out with Fleur, 23, a retail and admissions supervisor at a museum, and her partner […]

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Economy ‘still a quarter below’ pre-virus crisis level in May

July 14, 2020

Official figures show the economy failed to regain much momentum in May – the second full month of the coronavirus lockdown. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported a 1.8% improvement in UK output during May compared to the previous month – worse than the 5% spurt economists had expected. But it determined that the […]

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