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'No evidence' reopening of Finland schools has spread virus faster

FILE PHOTO: Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin arrives for the second day of a special European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium February 21, 2020, held to discuss the next long-term budget of the European Union. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo. (Reuters) - Finland has seen no evidence of the coronavirus spreading faster since schools started to reopen in the middle of May, the top health official said on Thursday. “The time has ... Full story

Boeing job cuts start to hit nearly 13,000 workers

Nearly 13,000 Boeing workers, mostly in the US, are set to lose their jobs in the coming weeks, as cuts at the American aerospace giant take effect. More layoffs are expected, some of which may affect the UK. The reductions had been expected since Boeing revealed plans last month to slash its global workforce by 10% - or roughly 16,000 jobs. "I wish there were some other way," chief executive Dave Calhoun wrote in an email to staff. Boeing has ... Full story

Raspberry Pi Foundation announces Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM – TechCrunch

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new version of its flagship model, the Raspberry Pi 4 . In addition to the models that come with 2GB and 4GB of RAM, there’s a new 8GB model. This model costs $75, which makes it the most expensive Raspberry Pi out there. As always, you get a single-board computer that is the size of a deck of cards. It has an ARM-based CPU, many ports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a big community of computer enthusiasts. ... Full story

Philippines confirms 539 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

FILE PHOTO: Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs wait for provincial buses in a terminal after being allowed to go home following weeks of quarantine amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez. MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday reported 17 more novel coronavirus deaths and 539 new infections, the largest number of ... Full story

Nissan plans to slash costs after first loss in 11 years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co outlined a new plan on Thursday to become a smaller, more cost-efficient carmaker after the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated a slide in profitability that culminated in its first annual loss in 11 years. FILE PHOTO: Nissan Motor's logo is pictured at its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. Under a new four-year plan, the Japanese manufacturer will slash its production ... Full story

A pandemic nurse's love letter to New York

NEOSHO, Mo. (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic has restricted almost everyone’s freedoms in America but for Meghan Lindsey it has done the opposite. This is the freest she has ever felt. Traveling nurse Meghan Lindsey poses for a portrait in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton. Traveling to New York City at age 33 to work as a COVID-19 nurse was the first time that Meghan, a married mother of two, ... Full story

Spain says Nissan has decided to close its Barcelona plant

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Japan’s Nissan Motor Co ( ) has decided to close its factory in Barcelona, resulting in the loss of about 3,000 jobs as part of a worldwide restructuring plan, the Spanish government said on Thursday. Nissan workers protest in front of the Barcelona factory against the possible closure of the plant at Zona Franca, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Barcelona, Spain, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Albert Gea. The ... Full story

Nearly half shuttered UK firms don't know when they will reopen: ONS

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of businesses in Britain which have temporarily suspended their operations because of the coronavirus lockdown are unsure when they will restart trading, a survey by the country’s official statistics office showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: An empty street is seen in Manchester, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Manchester, Britain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble. Britain’s government is ... Full story

Facebook German privacy case referred to European Court

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Federal Court on Thursday referred a lawsuit filed by a consumer protection watchdog alleging privacy violations by Facebook ( FB.O ) to the Court of Justice of the European Union to seek clarification on the applicable law. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo. The long-running case, brought by the Federation of ... Full story

Turkish coronavirus slump could prompt private bank retreat

ISTANBUL/LONDON (Reuters) - Financial fallout from the coronavirus crisis could hasten mergers or retreats by some of Turkey’s private and foreign-owned banks, ceding more ground to state-owned lenders, bankers and analysts say. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of Grand Bazaar, also known as Kapali Carsi, during a 4-day curfew amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey May 26, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. ... Full story