Covid: Boris Johnson warns of tougher measures if new rules are flouted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson said that collective health depends on “individual behaviour” The government has warned of “tougher measures” if people do not follow the latest coronavirus restrictions. In a television broadcast on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “we must reserve the …

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China is escalating its punishment diplomacy

Just two days before President Xi Jinping was scheduled to speak to Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, China blocked all pork imports from Germany. The ostensible reason was the death of a single German wild boar from African swine fever, a disease already endemic in China. But some analysts jumped …

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China has the upper hand in corporate proxy wars with US

When I was growing up in Ronald Reagan’s America, the small proxy wars that the US fought with the Soviet Union were a regular feature of the copies of the Boston Globe I delivered every morning. There would be tragic news out of Afghanistan on the front page one day, …

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Small firms in legal threat over Yell hard-sell tactics

The firm behind the Yellow Pages could be hit with legal action over claims it sold services to small businesses using ‘false claims and high-pressure sales techniques’. Yell is accused of pressurising companies and sole traders into buying services they did not need and trapping them in expensive contracts they …

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