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German union in show of strength as Commerzbank's top duo exits
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Commerzbank's
chief executive and chairman were under pressure from activist investors to axe jobs, but they decided to go first after a damaging clash with unions last week, sources close to the situation told Reuters.
Motor racing-Verstappen suffers the first retirement of F1 season
SPIELBERG, Austria, July 5 (Reuters) - Max Verstappen's hopes of an Austrian Grand Prix hat-trick disappeared on Sunday when the Red Bull driver retired from Formula One's season-opening race at his team's home track.
Tokyo governor re-elected after plaudits for COVID-19 response: exit poll
TOKYO (Reuters) - Yuriko Koike was re-elected Tokyo governor on Sunday, according to an exit poll released by public broadcaster NHK, after winning over voters with her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Japanese capital.
Soccer-Xavi renews Al-Sadd contract for 2020-21 season
July 5 (Reuters) - Xavi Hernandez has renewed his managerial contract with Qatari side Al-Sadd for the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Sunday amid speculation he could return to his former club Barcelona.
Spain imposes second local coronavirus lockdown in two days
MADRID (Reuters) - The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia imposed restrictions on about 70,000 people on Sunday following a COVID-19 outbreak, a day after Catalonia also introduced a local lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Health minister hails responsible behaviour after English pubs reopen
LONDON (Reuters) - People in England appear to have broadly behaved themselves as pubs reopened this weekend, Britain's health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday after the latest step towards a return to normality from the coronavirus lockdown.
UPDATE 1-Tokyo governor re-elected after plaudits for COVID-19 response - exit poll
TOKYO, July 5 (Reuters) - Yuriko Koike was re-elected Tokyo governor on Sunday, according to an exit poll released by public broadcaster NHK, after winning over voters with her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Japanese capital.
'Beyond worst nightmares': Argentina's child poverty rate soars amid pandemic
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Antonio Chenarce, a 49-year-old baker and father of three in Buenos Aires, has struggled to make ends meet since losing his job due to the coronavirus lockdown imposed in the Argentine capital since mid-March.
Death toll in Ethiopian protests after killing of singer jumps to 156
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The number of people killed in protests in Ethiopia following the slaying of a popular singer has jumped to 156 from the initial tally of 80, a senior regional security official told Reuters on Sunday.
Prime Minister Johnson and Prince Charles lead birthday tributes to Britain's health service
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles paid tribute to Britain's state-run National Health Service on its 72nd birthday on Sunday, expressing pride in how it has coped with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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