Meng Wanzhou: Canada court rules Huawei CFO extradition case can continue

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou has been living in Canada under house arrest A Canadian court has ruled that the case of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who is fighting extradition to the United States, can go forward. A judge found that the case meets the threshold of double criminality – meaning

Coronavirus: When will shops open and what will the rules be?

Image copyright John Lewis Image caption Preparations are being made to reopen at some John Lewis stores Non-essential shops have been given the go-ahead to open their doors again in England from 15 June. But does that mean I will be able to have a haircut or buy a book, and how will shopping be

Coronavirus: Young could be scarred throughout working life

Image copyright AFP The International Labour Organisation young people are disproportionately being affected by the coronavirus health crisis. In a new report the ILO, which is a United Nations agency, warns there is a risk they could be scarred throughout their working lives. They could become what the report calls a “lockdown generation”. It says

UK furlough scheme now covers 8.4 million workers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said the furlough scheme will run until the end of October Some 8.4 million workers are now covered by the government’s furlough scheme, up from eight million a week earlier, the Treasury has said. Claims for subsidies filed by employers rose to £15bn from £11.1bn, it

Hairdressers say they are ready to open sooner

A group representing hairdressers in the UK says politicians are taking too long to give salons permission to open. The Hair and Barbour Council, which represents 11,000 salons, estimates most of its members would be ready by mid-June. The Department for Business has told Radio 1 Newsbeat that 4 July remains the earliest date they

Coronavirus: What are my rights as a non-essential shop worker?

Image copyright Getty Images As lockdown starts to ease, one of the next steps involves getting more shops open across England. From 1 June, open air markets and car showrooms are set to open followed by non-essential shops on 15 June. But some people who work in these places are worried about how safe it

Record drop in energy investment, warns IEA think-tank

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus crisis is causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history. Before the pandemic, funding was set to rise 2%, but now it’s predicted to plunge 20%, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). Fossil fuels are hit hardest, with a 30% funding drop expected for oil and a

Coronavirus: ‘Short-lived’ rebound in house hunter demand

Image copyright PA Media Demand from property hunters rebounded as curbs on the sector were lifted in England – but the trend may be short-lived, analysis suggests. Buyer demand rose by 88% in the week estate agents were told they could resume viewings and people could move again, property portal Zoopla said. However, actual sales

Sizewell C: Nuclear power station plans for Suffolk submitted

Image copyright EDF Image caption EDF said Sizewell C will provide electricity for six million homes and create 25,000 jobs An application has been submitted to build a new nuclear power station capable of powering six million homes. EDF Energy has put in plans for the Sizewell C plant on the Suffolk coast, first proposed

Coronavirus: ‘Mums do most childcare and chores in lockdown’

Image copyright Getty Images Mums appear to be doing most of the housework and childcare during lockdown, according to a new study. Research shows that in homes where there is a working mother and father, women are doing more chores and spending more time with children. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and University College

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