Prime Minister fails to confirm minimum wage will go up in 2021

Boris Johnson rules out extending furlough beyond October

Boris Johnson has failed to confirm the minimum wage will increase next April. Labour’s Jessica Morden highlighted reports that Chancellor Rishi Sunak may scrap the planned increase on the grounds it may be considered unaffordable, amid high levels of public spending during the Covid-19 pandemic….

Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi tests positive for coronavirus

Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi tests positive for coronavirus

Former prime minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi has announced that he has the coronavirus. The current leader of the Forza Italia party is holed up in his home in Arcore, Lombardy where he is expected to spend a period of isolation. According to Italian publication…

Walmart+ will finally launch in September. Can it compete with Amazon Prime?

Walmart+ will finally launch in September. Can it compete with Amazon Prime?

Walmart’s much-anticipated membership program, Walmart+, will finally launch nationwide September 15, the company announced today, about six months after the Covid-19 pandemic pushed the retailer to delay its original timing. The brick-and-mortar retail giant needs the program to be successful to stop top-spending customers from…

Abe Shinzo, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, steps down over health concerns

Abe Shinzo, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, steps down over health concerns

Abe Shinzo, Japan’s longest-serving and most consequential prime minister in decades, has resigned from his post over health complications. After weeks of speculation fueled by recent hospital visits, Abe made official what many suspected: Though his chronic ulcerative colitis is not life-threatening, he is just…

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