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Stocks fall as hawkish Fed reverberates; Treasury yields slide

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks dropped on Monday after last week's surprise hawkish shift by the U.S.

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Finland vs Belgium live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 fixture online and on TV

Belgium have produced two professional displays to take six points from their opening two Group B matches at Euro 2020. They struggled to cope with Denmark in the first half of their game on Thursday, but Roberto Martinez’s substitutions made the difference as Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Axel Witsel changed the game to secure a 2-1 victory. Now they will look to build on that second half display by securing a third successive victory over a Finland side who sit precariously on three points. Finland could not follow up their win against Denmark as they lost 1-0 to Russia and realistically need a point here to make their progression through to the last 16 an absolute certainty. Here is everything you need to know about the match. When is the match? The game kicks off at 8pm on Monday 21 June in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Where can I watch it? The match will be shown live on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD, and can be streamed via the BBC iPlayer. What is the team news? Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard were brought on by Belgium boss Roberto Martinez in their match against Denmark and the pair changed the game for their side. You imagine Martinez will be looking to put them in the starting line-up for this one. Finland have a full strength squad to select from as coach Markku Kanerva looks to cause a major upset against Belgium. Predicted line-ups FIN - Hradecky; O’Shaughnessy, Arajuuri, Toivio; Uronen, Kamara, Sparv, Kauko, Raitala; Pukki, Lod. BEL - Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Meunier, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T. Hazard; De Bruyne, Lukaku, E Hazard. Odds Finland - 10/1 Draw -17/4 Belgium - 3/10 Prediction Finland played well against Russia in their last match and were unfortunate to come away with nothing. They will feel a point is enough to take them through to the second round, but you feel Belgium’s quality up front will eventually prevail. 1-0 Belgium. Read More Finland vs Belgium predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Euro 2020 fixture Finland vs Belgium prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out? Is Finland vs Belgium on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Euro 2020 fixture

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Time: BBC viewers praise ‘heart-wrenching’ finale of hit prison drama

Viewers have lavished praise on the hit prison drama Time after the series finale aired on BBC One last night (20 June). The three-part series, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham, aired in the timeslot previously held by Line of Duty. While viewers had been able to watch the entire series on BBC iPlayer following the first episode’s airing, many have kept up with the series as it was broadcast weekly on TV. Fans shared their admiration for the series on social media, with particular praise being focused on the acting of Bean and Graham. “Thought Time on BBC1 was excellent,” wrote one viewer. “Top quality drama for a Sunday night, @StephenGraham73 was excellent, Sean Bean fantastic as well!” “Just watched #TimeBBC with @StephenGraham73 n Sean Bean......WOW such great acting,” wrote another. “Stephen is one of the best British Actors of my time.” “Unbelievable viewing, was gripped by it,” wrote someone else. “@StephenGraham73 and #SeanBean deserve awards for the acting skills given throughout the 3 episodes. “Incredibly sad at times but that definitely makes the series so much more gripping to watch.” Another person wrote: “A tough watch so 3 episodes were enough for me, but not enough either! Sean Bean broke my heart from the very first moment. All the applause to @StephenGraham73 @HannahWalters74 Jimmy McGovern, Siobhan Finneran, Sue Johnstone.” Viewers also described the series as “heart-wrenching” and “a masterclass”. Earlier this month, the BBC revealed that Time’s first episode had been viewed 8.4 million times on iPlayer, making it the broadcaster’s biggest new drama of 2021 to date. All three episodes of Time are currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Read More Watch live as Joe Biden signs Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Marvel supervillain Tom Hiddleston will read CBeebies Bedtime Story about a superhero potato EastEnders: 27 best forgotten characters in BBC soap’s history

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MPs tell government to upgrade e-passport gates to read Covid tests

A cross-party group of MPs have called on the government to upgrade e-passport gates at airports to read Covid tests in time for the return of mass foreign travel. The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on coronavirus said the measure will help reduce queueing and crowding at airport arrival halls. In a report released on Sunday night the MPs also say Covid “green passes” for international travel should include test results to reduce the need for paper documentation. And they say the government must consider measures to reduce the cost of tests, perhaps introducing a VAT exemption or price caps. “The rapid growth of the Delta variant has shown how we must be vigilant against the risks posed by international travel,” said Caroline Lucas, the group's vice-chair. "Yet despite repeated warnings, ministers are still failing to address overcrowding at airports or fake test certificates that are allowing Covid cases to slip through the cracks. “Upgrading e-gates and digitising test results would reduce the risk of transmission in airports and ensure we are no longer relying solely on Border Force officials to spot fraudulent documents. The government must learn from its mistakes and ensure its border policy is watertight.” The need to manually check test results has led to many airports closing e-gates or requiring a second layer personnel, adding to waiting times. Travellers have reported long waits and overcrowding at some entry points to the country. The government has been criticised for allowing people arriving at UK airports from high-risk countries to mix with those from low-risk countries. Layla Moran, the APPG’s chair, said: “Any digital Covid green pass for international travel should include test results in addition to vaccination status to better defend against new variants. The government must not yet again allow international travel to jeopardise the hard-won progress we’ve made against the virus. “Once this is in place, the government should also consider measures to reduce the costs of tests such as a VAT exemption or a price cap, as has been done in other European countries. Until we vaccinate the world, testing will remain crucial to our efforts to detect new variants and keep the virus under control.” The government is currently reviewing arrangements for international travel, which remains banned to most countries for all but exceptional reasons. Responding to the APPG's recommendation's, a government spokesperson said: “Our international travel policy is guided by one overwhelming priority – public health – and traffic light allocations are based on a range of factors including genomic surveillance capability, transmission risk and Variants of Concerns. “We are committed to protecting the country against the risk of variants, and every essential check introduced – from testing to the Passenger Locator Form – is helping prevent new variants making it into the UK. “As set out by the Global Travel Taskforce, we continue to engage with international partners, to explore how we can open international travel safely.” Read More White House won’t ‘simply accept China saying no’ on probe in Covid origin, says national security adviser Covid UK news: Winter lockdown possible says top PHE expert as thousands of over-18s queue for vaccine Covid: Minister doesn’t rule out winter lockdown after PHE expert says ‘we may have to’ reimpose measure

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Finland vs Belgium predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Euro 2020 fixture

The winner of Group B will face a third place qualifier in the second round of the European Championships. For the runner-up, it is a tie with the second place from Group A. Belgium look set to top the group as they need just a point in their match against Finland. But the Finns could earn themselves a favourable draw if they manage to finish in the top two of the group, which they will do if they can match Russia’s result. With Denmark and Russia playing at the same time, it promises to be an intriguing battle for the runner-up spot in the group, with no guarantees of qualification for those finishing third. Here is everything you need to know about the match. When is the match? The game kicks off at 8pm on Monday 21 June in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Where can I watch it? The match will be shown live on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD, and can be streamed via the BBC iPlayer. What is the team news? Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard were brought on by Belgium boss Roberto Martinez in their match against Denmark and the pair changed the game for their side. You imagine Martinez will be looking to put them in the starting line-up for this one. Finland have a full strength squad to select from as coach Markku Kanerva looks to cause a major upset against Belgium. Predicted line-ups FIN - Hradecky; O’Shaughnessy, Arajuuri, Toivio; Uronen, Kamara, Sparv, Kauko, Raitala; Pukki, Lod. BEL - Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Meunier, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T. Hazard; De Bruyne, Lukaku, E Hazard. Odds Finland - 10/1 Draw -17/4 Belgium - 3/10 Prediction Finland played well against Russia in their last match and were unfortunate to come away with nothing. They will feel a point is enough to take them through to the second round, but you feel Belgium’s quality up front will eventually prevail. 1-0 Belgium. Read More Euro 2020 matchday 11: Five’s a crowd in tight battle for last-16 progression Robert Page laughs at Kieffer Moore’s jumping style as Wales progress to last 16 Gareth Bale ‘proud’ as Wales reach Euro 2020 knockout stage

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BOC: P9M smuggled onions seized in Subic port

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales—At least P9 million worth of smuggled onions were seized inside the Subic Bay Freeport, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday, June 20.The shipments were declared as fresh yellow onions and arrived at the Subic port on May 29, the BOC said.After inspection, the containers were found to contain fresh red onions.The BOC said the consignee failed to secure a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance from the Bureau of Plant Industry under the Department of Agriculture.Maritess Martin, head of BOC Port of Subic, said the shipments' consignees would be charged with smuggling.She said they would continue strengthening the agency's

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Biden Nuclear Envoy Ready for Talks ‘Anytime’ With North Korea

(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden’s point man for North Korea said the U.S. was ready for talks “anywhere, anytime” with

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Hong Kong to Reduce Quarantine; Toyota Gets Jabs: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong is preparing to shorten its mandatory hotel quarantine for international travelers from most places, as long

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Bust the Process: Hawks head to 1st East final since 2015

The Atlanta Hawks are headed to their first Eastern Conference finals since 2015

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LOOK: ‘Low vaccination’ turnout in 4 Manila sites after no walk-in policy

MANILA, Philippines — Four Manila vaccination sites had low turnouts of vaccinees after the city government announced that it will no longer allow walk-ins starting this week.In a Facebook post on Monday, the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO) said only 911 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered as of 11 AM across four malls designated as vaccination centers.Each of the four malls had an allocation of 2,500 vaccine doses.The MPIO said only 170 doses were administered from Lucky Chinatown Mall, 195 doses from Robinsons Place Manila, 233 doses from SM City Manila, and 313 doses from SM San Lazaro. The Manila go

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Covid Counting Sees New Era as Threat Shifts Away from Cases

(Bloomberg) -- After more than a year of obsessively tracking Covid-19 case numbers, epidemiologists are starting to shift focus to

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Finland vs Belgium prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out?

Belgium remain one of the favourites to lift the trophy at the end of this summer’s European Championships. Their wins over Russia and Denmark have been impressive, albeit with a degree of uncertainty in the first half against the Danes. But in their final Group B match they face a Finland side in need of a win to guarantee qualification through to the second round. That being said, a point will almost certainly book their place in the last 16 and a loss could still see them through as one of the best third place finishers. Here is everything you need to know about the match. When is the match? The game kicks off at 8pm on Monday 21 June in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Where can I watch it? The match will be shown live on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD, and can be streamed via the BBC iPlayer. What is the team news? Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard were brought on by Belgium boss Roberto Martinez in their match against Denmark and the pair changed the game for their side. You imagine Martinez will be looking to put them in the starting line-up for this one. Finland have a full strength squad to select from as coach Markku Kanerva looks to cause a major upset against Belgium. Predicted line-ups FIN - Hradecky; O’Shaughnessy, Arajuuri, Toivio; Uronen, Kamara, Sparv, Kauko, Raitala; Pukki, Lod. BEL - Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Meunier, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T. Hazard; De Bruyne, Lukaku, E Hazard. Odds Finland - 10/1 Draw -17/4 Belgium - 3/10 Prediction Finland played well against Russia in their last match and were unfortunate to come away with nothing. They will feel a point is enough to take them through to the second round, but you feel Belgium’s quality up front will eventually prevail. 1-0 Belgium. Read More Paul Pogba offered Manchester United contract extension as Arsenal target Andre Silva Is Russia vs Denmark on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Euro 2020 fixture Finland vs Belgium live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 fixture online and on TV

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What's the plan? Corporate polluters lag on setting climate goals

By Patturaja Murugaboopathy and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists say the world needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions by

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Palace: ‘Bad eggs’ in PNP constitute ‘exception rather than the rule’

MANILA, Philippines — “Bad eggs” within the police force are just an exception rather than the rule, Malacañang said Monday as it vowed to investigate the alleged killing of a 16-year old and his companion in the hands of policemen.Ten police officers were placed under restrictive custody due to allegations that they summarily killed Jhondy Maglinte, 16, and his companion Antonio Dalis in a supposed shootout.“Hindi ko po alam ang mga pangyayari sa mga kasong sinabi mo pero sisiguraduhin ko po na matapos ito, tatawagan ko si Gen. [Guillermo] Eleazar para magkaroon ng imbestigasyon dito sa mga ito,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing when

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Dongguan becomes latest city in China's Guangdong to be hit by COVID-19

BEIJING (Reuters) - The major manufacturing hub of Dongguan in China's most populous province of Guangdong launched mass testing on

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Duterte urges Saudi Arabia to include domestic workers in labor reform initiative

The Philippines is hopeful that Saudi Arabia will expand its Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) to cover migrant workers engaged in domestic work. The country has lauded Saudi Arabia’s reforms aimed at easing some contractual restrictions on migrant workers but President Duterte hoped that such initiative will apply to Filipino domestic workers as well. Saudi Arabia introduced last March key reforms to the kafala sponsorship system, including allowing migrant workers to switch jobs and leave the country without an employer’s consent. Some rights groups however were dismayed that the reforms do not apply to other foreign workers, including domestic workers considered among the most vulnerable workers. The Philippine leader earlier called for the abolition of the “unjust” and “exploitative” kafala system that ties migrant workers to their employers in the renewal and termination of their residency and work status in the oil-rich kingdom. The kafala system, prevalent in some countries in the Middle East, has long been alleged to be rife with abuse and exploitation. READ: Duterte seeks abolition of Kafala system: ‘The Filipino is not a slave to anyone anywhere’ According to the Palace, the President welcomed Saudi Arabia’s LRI as a “significant step towards addressing issues with the existing sponsorship system” in the kingdom. “Saudi Arabia’s LRI is commendable, and President Duterte hopes for Filipino household workers’ inclusion in the reform initiative,” a Palace press statement read. The President’s message was relayed by his special envoy to Saudi Arabia, Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje, during a meeting with Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) Minister Ahmad Sulaiman Al Rajhi Sunday June 20. Also present in the meeting were Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sara Lou Arriola, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Enrico Fos, and Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto. In the meeting, the Philippine delegation expressed commitment to work with Saudi Arabia in implementing its labor reform initiative, especially in advancing the rights and welfare of migrant workers, the Palace said. READ: PH seeks to strengthen labor reform cooperation with Saudi Arabia The two nations have likewise agreed to “further heighten cooperation aimed at ensuring the well-being of Filipino migrant workers in the Kingdom underscoring their significance in Saudi Arabia’s development.” Both sides also remained committed “to work more closely together in bilateral and multilateral fora to highlight significant advancements in labor reform and fair migration.” The government likewise asked for the support of Saudi Arabia’s human resources ministry in the areas of repatriation for distressed Filipino workers and improving accessibility of consular services to Filipinos in the kingdom. A memorandum of understanding between the Philippines and Saudi Arabia on labor cooperation meantime will be forged soon. A technical working group has been crated to finalize the details of the agreement that will be based on Saudi Arabia’s LRI. Government data showed more than 865,000 Filipinos are working and living in Saudi Arabia. From this number, around 410,000 are household service workers.

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Mapua engineering student feted in DOST's #PinoyInnovator TikTok tilt

An engineering student from Mapua University who created a P35 microscope using lenses from a laser, a hairclip, and his mobile phone has emerged as a victor in the Department of Science and Technology’s first-ever #PinoyInnovator TikTok Hashtag Challenge. The DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) announced that Jeremy C. de Leon bagged the first and fourth awards in its online social media competition which seeks to inspire Filipinos to pursue science and research. In a statement, the Council said De Leon, the 2018 recipient of the DOST PCIEERD Young Innovators Program (YIP) , will receive a cash prize amounting to P25,000 for bagging the two awards – P15,000 for his P35 microscope innovation, and P5,000 for his “Flashlight Microscope-Projector.” Included in the list of winners are the following: First runner-up: Temperature Check for Door Security by @burtzx Second runner-up: DIY Fumigator by The Traveller @maf0393 Third runner-up: Loading Tray for Packages by Doc Macoi @universemd The first runner-up will receive an amount of P15,000 while the second to the fourth runner-up will receive P5,000, respectively, the DOST-PCIEERD said. Aside from cash prizes, the winners will be given trophies and certificates. DOST PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit commended “amazing ideas and inventions” of the Filipino TikTok creators. “We have high hopes that more Filipino scientists and researchers, especially the young ones, will continue to take their science journey to make incredible finds, make more discoveries, and achieve significant milestones,” he said. Kristoffer Rada, TikTok head for Public Policy, expressed hope that more Filpino youth will be inspired to create their own technological innovations. “TikTok has grown to be a home for a diverse array of creators and we are very pleased on how this competition has highlighted Filipino talents in science and technology. We hope to continually engage this vibrant community,” he said. “Through the #PinoyInnovator TikTok challenge, a lot of young content creators will be inspired to become innovators who will change the future and make new paths possible,” he added. The DOST-PCIEERD and TikTok jointly initiated the #PinoyInnovator challenge to promote science, technology, and innovation to the public.

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Russia vs Denmark prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out tonight

Russia face Denmark tonight knowing victory will guarantee them a route out of Euro 2020’s Group B this evening. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side unsurprisingly fell short in their opening game, suffering a 3-0 defeat against Belgium. However, they responded with a 1-0 victory against Finland, inspired by Atalanta’s Aleksei Miranchuk. Denmark’s campaign has been entirely overshadowed by Christain Eriksen’s shocking cardiac arrest during their opening game against Finland. The midfielder is now recovering at home after undergoing successful heart surgery in hospital, and Denmark’s subsequent 2-1 defeat by Belgium was marked by emotional tributes to their talisman. Here is everything you need to know: When is it and what time is kick-off? The match will begin at 8pm BST at Parken in Copenhagen on Monday 21 June. How can I watch it online and on TV? The match will be broadcast live on BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer with coverage beginning at 7.30pm. What is the team news? Mario Fernandes was taken off on a stretcher during Russia’s victory against Finland which is likely to force a change on the right side of defence. Denmark did not suffer any new injury concerns against Belgium, but Jonas Wind and Mathias Jensen are both pushing for a place in the starting XI. Predicted line-ups Russia: Safonov; Barinov, Diveev, Dzhikiya; Karavaev, Ozdoev, Zobnin, Golovin, Kuzyaev; Miranchuk; Dzyuba Denmark: Schmeichel; Wass, Kjaer, Christensen, Maehle; Delaney, Hojbjerg, Jensen; Braithwaite, Wind, Poulsen Odds Russia - 17/4 Draw - 11/4 Denmark - 4/6 Prediction Denmark have endured an understandably difficult tournament but in front of a home crowd they should have the quality to take all three points. Russia 0-2 Denmark. Read More Watch live as fans clap for Denmark’s Number 10, Christian Eriksen Is Russia vs Denmark on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Euro 2020 fixture Russia vs Denmark predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Euro 2020 fixture tonight

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Armenian acting PM's party wins parliamentary election with 53.92% of vote -Ifax cites electoral commission

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and his Civil Contract party won a parliamentary election with 53.92%

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Dubai Airshow to take place under capacity restrictions, organiser says

By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) - The Dubai Airshow, this year's biggest aerospace trade show and a spectacle for business

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Mom of three, 35, seals eye shut after mistaking nail glue for hay fever drops

Katie Bath was watching television when she applied her eye drops for hay fever, only to realize that it was in fact nail glue

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‘Yoga adds years to your life’: Sehwag, Raina & others from Indian cricket fraternity celebrate International Yoga Day

On the occasion of 7th International Yoga Day, former India batsman Virender Sehwag on Monday said that meditation is one of the remarkable gifts given by India to the rest of the world.

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Salman Khan celebrates Father’s Day with family, poses with Salim Khan, Arbaaz and Sohail

As Salman Khan celebrated Father’s Day with his family on Sunday, he took to Instagram to share pictures. Salim Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan and Alvira Agnihotri were also seen in the photos.

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Meenakshi Seshadri says she 'doesn't know' what's happening in Madhuri Dixit's career

Meenakshi Seshadri, who is contemplating a return to Bollywood, has said that she doesn't know what's happening in the careers of her contemporaries such as Madhuri Dixit.

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Rakul Preet kickstarts Yoga Day by doing Kunjar Kriya to feel happy, energetic

Rakul Preet kickstarts International Yoga Day today by doing Kunjar Kriya. The yogic kriya helps her in feeling super clean, light, happy and energetic.

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