U.S. payroll protection program: What has changed in round two?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Small Business Administration on Monday began to allow lenders to process $310 billion in funds for the second round of its program that aims to help small businesses, hurt by the novel coronavirus disruption, to cover

Coronavirus stirs rancour in South Africa on democracy anniversary

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s divisions over race and wealth inequality, which the COVID-19 crisis had briefly sidelined, returned to the fore on Monday’s 26th anniversary of the end of apartheid. President Cyril Ramaphosa has been praised for decisive action

Lethbridge police investigate suspicious death

Lethbridge police were called to investigate a suspicious death on Monday morning. In a media release issued just before 8 a.m., police said officers were on the scene of a suspicious death in the 1200 block of 4 Avenue South.

Russian envoy to Denmark says U.S. provokes Arctic peace

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to Denmark has accused Washington of provoking confrontation in the Arctic in order to achieve dominance in a region where Moscow has invested heavily. The accusation came after the United States last week announced $12.1

Israel decries Egyptian TV show predicting its destruction

Israel says series ‘completely unacceptable’, but there was no immediate comment from Egyptian government. Israel’s foreign ministry has condemned a new Egyptian TV drama set in the year 2120 that predicts Israel’s destruction as well as the break-up of its

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president

(Reuters) – U.S. House Of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed Joe Biden for president, joining a list of top Democrats, who have recently thrown their support behind the former vice president. Pelosi’s endorsement of the Democratic presidential candidate follows

Some countries prise open COVID-19 lockdowns, but UK says not yet

ROME/LONDON (Reuters) – Countries from Italy to New Zealand have announced the easing of coronavirus lockdowns but Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, back at work on Monday after being hospitalised with the disease, said it was too early to relax