United Airlines to cut 2,850 pilot jobs without more U.S. government aid

United Airlines said on Thursday it will need to cut 2,850 pilot jobs between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 if the government does not extend an aid package to help airlines cover employee payroll for another six months while they weather the coronavirus pandemic.

The job cuts, released in a memo to employees and shared with the media, would take place between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 and are significantly higher than those announced earlier

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Government watchdog says Trump action puts Census at further risk

A government watchdog said Thursday that it already considers the 2020 Census to be at high risk for problems, as the data collection endeavor faces a looming deadline next month.

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In a new report, the Government Accountability Office says that the administration’s decision to cut short the counting period puts it at greater risk of producing an inaccurate count, noting that the agency has designated the 2020 Census to be “high

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‘Heartwrenching’: at least 40 dolphins dead near Mauritius oil spill

(Reuters) – At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat, officials and witnesses said on Friday, as witnesses described the deaths of one mother dolphin and her baby.

Environmentalists have demanded an investigation into whether the dolphins were killed as a result of the spill from a Japanese ship, which was scuttled on Monday after running aground in July and leaking oil.

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Trump pandemic border policy sends asylum seekers back to Ortega’s Nicaragua

Valeska Alemán, 22, paid a price for that notoriety. She was detained twice. Interrogators pried off her toenails. When she decided to leave the country, the United States seemed a natural destination: The Trump administration has been vocal in its opposition to Nicaragua’s crackdown — and its support of the country’s young protesters.

But by the time Alemán arrived at the U.S. border in July, the administration had launched a pandemic-era policy that sends Nicaraguans

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Splaining How Government Works to Young Voters

Name: Ben Sheehan

Age: 35

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Now Lives: In a two-bedroom condo in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles, with his fiancée, Jackie, and his dog, Chooch.

Claim to Fame: Until 2016 Mr. Sheehan was the head of talent for the humor site Funny Or Die, in charge of concocting outrageous skits with celebrities, like when Michael Bolton starred as himself in a spoof screen test for “Office Space.” Now he’s using

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Nobody denies Johnson’s government is incompetent. But do enough voters care? | UK news

This government is a shambles. More and more people say so: not just Keir Starmer but Tory backbenchers, not just Piers Morgan but the Financial Times, not just leftists on Twitter but the Daily Mail. The list of Boris Johnson’s failures – over coronavirus and in just about every other policy area – gets longer every week. Ministers are objects of mockery and contempt.

Government incompetence matters, especially during a pandemic. But it’s also

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Morales’ office denounces sex complaint as ‘dirty war’ by interim government

FILE PHOTO: Former Bolivian President Evo Morales gestures during an interview with Reuters, in Buenos Aires, Argentina March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo

LA PAZ (Reuters) – The press office of former Bolivian President Evo Morales denounced a criminal complaint of sex abuse as part of a “dirty war” by the interim government against the ousted leader less than two months before the country’s general elections.

Bolivia’s justice ministry this week filed a complaint against

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Sudan ready to cooperate with ICC over Darfur, says PM

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s prime minister said on Saturday the country was ready to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) so those accused of war crimes in Darfur appear before the tribunal, a list that includes ousted President Omar al-Bashir.

FILE PHOTO: Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) address the media at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Bashir, who has been in jail

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Anti-eviction protests after government ‘U-turn’ on ban

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A small group of people gathered outside the law courts in Leeds as part of Acorn’s national protests

Protests have taken place calling for urgent reform after a ban on landlords evicting tenants was extended by four weeks.

The Acorn union said the extension, until 20 September, was “not enough” to prevent people becoming homeless.

There are fears thousands could lose their homes as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Protestors took to

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UK Government Health Advisers Say Missing School Is Greater Risk to Kids Than COVID | World News

LONDON (Reuters) – The chief medical officers of the United Kingdom have said children should return to school after the summer holidays, warning that missing out on their education posed much bigger risks to them than catching COVID-19.

The rare joint statement from the top health advisers to the governments of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland represents a boost for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has said getting children back to school is

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Unions fire warning shot over government’s industrial agenda

Ms McManus on Sunday laid out the set of “threshold issues” that will trigger a backlash from the union movement if crossed.

Among them is giving businesses that were once on JobKeeper, but are no longer, the power to drop workers’ hours and change their tasks at work without consultation, deferring the legislated superannuation rise to 12 per cent and adopting employer proposals that reduce workers’ rights.

Ms McManus declined to comment directly on the

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Cross-party MPs to sue UK government for details of Covid PPE contracts | Coronavirus outbreak

MPs are to launch legal action to force the government to reveal details of hundreds of personal protective equipment (PPE) contracts, amid mounting complaints over the secrecy around the deals.

A cross-party group of MPs has signed a pre-action letter accusing ministers of breaching transparency rules and demanding the immediate disclosure of the contracts, which are valued at more than £5bn. The legal letter claims: “Publication of the contracts themselves appears not to be happening

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The Observer view on the government’s shameful actions in the Channel | Observer editorial | Opinion

‘He wanted to have a better life from the horror we used to live in.” These are the words of Al-Fatih Hamdallah, the older brother of Abdulfatah Hamdallah, the 22-year-old Sudanese man who drowned trying to cross the Channel in a tiny inflatable dinghy with shovels for oars. Hamdallah had left West Kordofan, a Sudanese province bordering war-torn Darfur, in 2014; he made his way to Europe via Libya and the dangerous Mediterranean crossing

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If a crisis like COVID-19 hasn’t pushed government to take action to improve broadband access, what can?

This column is an opinion by Erin Knight, a digital rights campaigner at OpenMedia, which works to keep the internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ.

When COVID-19 struck, the internet was the seatbelt that stopped us from catapulting through the windshield. By mid-March, workplaces had gone remote, schools moved to online learning, and videoconferencing became the best, safest way to stay in touch.

But one

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Libya’s Tripoli-based government and rival parliament take steps to end hostilities

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tripoli announced a ceasefire on Friday and the leader of a rival parliament in eastern Libya also appealed for a halt to hostilities.

The statements offered hope for a deescalation of a regionalised conflict that has wracked the country since a 2011 uprising, displacing hundreds of thousands, slashing oil production and opening space for migrant smugglers and militants.

However, previous efforts to secure lasting truces and political

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EU trade commissioner apologises for attending golf dinner

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Phil Hogan attended an Irish parliamentary golf society event at a County Galway hotel on Wednesday

EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has apologised “fully and unreservedly” for attending a dinner in the west of Ireland with more than 80 people.

Mr Hogan said he acknowledged his presence at the golf event had “touched a nerve” with Irish people.

The Irish government has agreed to recall the Dáil (Irish parliament)

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UK government health advisers say missing school is greater risk to kids than COVID

LONDON (Reuters) – The chief medical officers of the United Kingdom have said children should return to school after the summer holidays, warning that missing out on their education posed much bigger risks to them than catching COVID-19.

FILE PHOTO: A child gestures in a classroom at Watlington Primary School during the last day of school, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Watlington , Britain, July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

The rare joint statement

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Parliament and the Government – UK Parliament

What is the Government?

The Government are the people responsible for running the country. The political party that wins the most seats at a General Election takes charge of the Government for five years, until the next General Election.

The leader of the winning party is appointed as Prime Minister and chooses other party members to work in the Government with them – as Cabinet ministers and junior ministers. 

What is Parliament?

Parliament is there

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