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Labour faces dilemma of attack against weakened Boris Johnson

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The only champagne corks being popped at the result of the ballot that decided the prime minister’s fate were not in Downing Street – they were a mile away at Labour’s HQ. But party officials are now deeply divided ab...

Rebel Tories plan ‘vote strikes’ to capitalise on PM’s weakened position

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Rebel Conservative MPs are drawing up plans for “vote strikes” to paralyse law-making and capitalise on the dramatic Boris Johnson no-confidence vote. Some of the 148 MPs who voted to oust the prime minister on Monday...

Blast from the past as currency speculators circle weakened pound

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The judgment of the markets was swift and brutal. Currency traders took one look at what the Bank of England was predicting for the UK economy and launched a sustained attack on the pound. It was noon last Thursday wh...

Child labor laws in some states may be weakened as US industries look to hire teens

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US employersare recruiting teenaged workers to solve their difficulties in hiring and retaining workers, and some Republicans and industry groups are pushing for looser child labor laws to allow those industries to pu...

Covid distancing may have weakened children’s immune system, experts say

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Scientists are concerned that measures to combat Covid-19 have weakened the immune systems of young children who have not been able to build up resistance to common bugs, leaving them vulnerable when mask-wearing and ...

Supermarkets will seek soy alternatives if Amazon protections weakened

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British supermarkets will look at alternatives to Brazilian soy if president Jair Bolsonaro and congress passes new legislation this week to weaken protections for the Amazon rainforest. Retailers and industry groups ...