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PM Imran Khan urges WHO lift Covid-related travel restrictions on Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the WHO to “play its role” in engaging member states to remove coronavirus-related travel restrictions for Pakistan. During a video call with World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom, Khan said the travel restrictions imposed by developed countries in the wake of Covid-19 can further exacerbate economic difficulties of […]

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China detains professor who criticised Xi Jinping over coronavirus

BEIJING: Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and his efforts to consolidate power, according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China’s heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by […]

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Amazon DSPs were among recipients of PPP loans

Dozens of companies that handle last-mile delivery for Amazon received funds from the government’s coronavirus relief program, according to data released Monday.  Peregrine Express, Rapid Logistics, Systemize Logistics, Sheffield Express and Valdivia Logistics each received at least $1 million in loans, while dozens of other delivery partners got $350,000 or less. Money from the Paycheck Protection […]