From kitchen to stage: Royal Ballet dancers prepare for reopening

From kitchen to stage: Royal Ballet dancers prepare for reopening
Members of The Royal Ballet rehearse "Within The Golden Hour" by Christopher Wheeldon which forms part of the mixed programme "21st-Century Choreographers", showing at the Royal Opera House from May 18 as lockdown restrictions ease amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London, Britain, May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleRoyal Ballet dancer Anna Rose O'Sullivan last performed… Read More

UPDATE 1-S&P affirms Israel’s credit rating and outlook

UPDATE 1-S&P affirms Israel’s credit rating and outlook
(Adds background on vaccine rollouts, additional details from statement)May 14 (Reuters) - Global ratings agency S&P on Friday affirmed its long-term sovereign credit rating on Israel at “AA-/A-1+” and maintained its outlook at “stable”.Despite security and political risks escalating sharply in the last few days, the combination of a very effective and swift COVID-19 vaccination… Read More

Less than 3 pct of U.S. small businesses could face tax hikes under Biden plan -White House

Less than 3 pct of U.S. small businesses could face tax hikes under Biden plan -White House
U.S. President Joe Biden holds first Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Less than 3% of the roughly 30 million small-business owners in the United States could face tax increases under President Joe Biden's jobs and infrastructure plan, according to a new analysis by the White House… Read More

U.S. judge puts ruling overturning eviction ban on hold

U.S. judge puts ruling overturning eviction ban on hold
A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File PhotoA federal judge on Friday agreed to put on hold her May 5 ruling invalidating the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) nationwide moratorium on residential evictions pending the Justice Department's appeal.U.S.… Read More

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken to visit Denmark, Iceland, Greenland

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken to visit Denmark, Iceland, Greenland
May 14, 202112:29 PM UTCReuters1 minute read1/2U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken disembarks after landing at Boryspil International airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine May 6, 2021. Efrem Lukatsky/Pool via REUTERSU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, from May 16 to May 20, the State Department said in a statement… Read More