Art

The Houseplant Styling Guide For Every Room In Your Home

The Houseplant Styling Guide For Every Room In Your Home

Plant Society by Melbourne-based designer Jason Chongue is one of the most beautiful new books we’ve... Full story

Education

Why reopening French schools is a social emergency

Why reopening French schools is a social emergency

Image caption Primary schools and some middle schools have reopened with pupils following strict social distancing measures. It's obvious that a lack of schooling has increased inequalities, says France's Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer. "Social emergency" is the term he uses to describe the need to unlock the country's schools. France started reopening its education system after lockdown with primary schools, because it was even more ... Full story

Economics

Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany

Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany

Lufthansa has agreed a rescue deal worth €9bn (£8bn) with the German government that saves it from collapse. The German airline has been severely affected by a decline in travel due to the coronavirus and closed its budget airline Germanwings in April . The German government will take a 20% stake in the firm, which it intends to sell by the end of 2023. But the deal still has to be approved by the firm's shareholders and the European ... Full story

Entertainment

Call for clear face masks to be 'the norm'

Call for clear face masks to be 'the norm'

Image caption Kelly Morellon (right) and her mother Sylvie have designed a face mask with a transparent window. It's now part of daily life now for many of us - struggling to work out what someone in a supermarket or at work is saying when they're wearing a face mask. But for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, masks can prevent them understanding anything at all. "You might as well be speaking in French," says Fizz Izagaren, a paediatric ... Full story

Health

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 121 to 36,914

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 121 to 36,914

People are seen on the beach in Southend following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Southend, Britain, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge. LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases has risen to 36,914, up 121 from a day earlier, official figures showed on Monday. Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Hugh Lawson. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Full story

Law

Saudi Arabia: Free Adult Children of Ex-Official

Saudi Arabia: Free Adult Children of Ex-Official

(Beirut) – Saudi authorities have held two adult children of a former official in incommunicado detention since security forces arrested them in March 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. Omar al-Jabri, 21, and Sarah al-Jabri, 20, are children of former intelligence official Saad al-Jabri, who has lived in exile in Canada since 2017. Security forces also detained al-Jabri’s brother in May, Human Rights Watch said. An informed source told Human ... Full story

Living

Volkswagen Mexico won't talk of restart while state decree in place

Volkswagen Mexico won't talk of restart while state decree in place

FILE PHOTO: Workers walk outside the Volkswagen (VW) plant as the company will temporarily close its factories in Mexico amid growing worries over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Puebla, Mexico, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Imelda Medina. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen ( VOWG_p.DE ) said on Monday it had satisfied federal requirements to resume production in Mexico but would not make announcements about ... Full story

Politics

France again ranks No. 4 in COVID-19 deaths as Spain revises tally

France again ranks No. 4 in COVID-19 deaths as Spain revises tally

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk past the slogan which reads: "Work, Buy, Die" written on a wall in Paris, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier. PARIS (Reuters) - France again ranked fourth in coronavirus deaths after the United States, Britain and Italy, as Spain revised its tally down by nearly 2,000 on Monday. The French health ministry reported on ... Full story

Sport

Greece reopens cafes, restaurants as summer season nears

Greece reopens cafes, restaurants as summer season nears

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece allowed cafes and restaurants to reopen on Monday as part of a gradual lifting of its coronavirus restrictions to reboot its tourism-dependent economy and help draw in foreign visitors ahead of the summer season. The country, which has emerged from a decade-long financial crisis in the last couple of years, is relying on tourism to help it recover from a nationwide lockdown that brought its economy to a near ... Full story

Technology

Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit Co. fails first rocket launch attempt

Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit Co. fails first rocket launch attempt

FILE PHOTO: Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the start of trading in Virgin Galactic in New York, Oct. 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. (Reuters) - Billionaire mogul Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday, the company announced. This was a key test for the company’s plan to launch satellites into ... Full story