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As virus cases fall, South Africa allows liquor sales

South Africa, which had one of the world’s strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns for five months, relaxed its restrictions Tuesday to permit the sales of alcohol and cigarettes, in response to decreasing new cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

China considers imposing tariffs on Australian wine

China is investigating whether Australia is dumping wine in the latest trade dispute to strain their relations

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

UK retailer Marks & Spencer cuts 7,000 jobs due to pandemic

U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer says it plans to eliminate about 7,000 jobs as it streamlines management and store operations after sales plunged during the COVID-19 pandemic

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Snowing cocoa? Chocolate factory glitch dusts Swiss town

Residents of a Swiss town got a bit of a shock when it started snowing particles of fine cocoa powder after the ventilation system at a chocolate factory malfunctioned

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Belarusian ambassador resigns after supporting protesters

The Belarusian ambassador to Slovakia, who supported protesters rallying against election results that extended the 26-year rule of his country’s authoritarian president, has handed in his resignation

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Nuggets take 1-0 lead into game 2 against the Jazz

The Denver Nuggets play the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference first round with a 1-0 lead in the series

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Greinke expected to start as Houston hosts Colorado

The Houston Astros host the Colorado Rockies

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Asia shares mixed after tech rally takes S&P 500 near record

Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, after buying of technology stocks nudged the S&P 500 closer to the record high it set in February before the pandemic crunched the global economy

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Colorado looks to clinch series against Arizona in game 5

The Colorado Avalanche look to clinch the Western Conference first round over the Arizona Coyotes in game five

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

UN-backed court to deliver verdicts in Hariri assassination

A U.N.-backed tribunal in the Netherlands is to deliver verdicts in the trial held in absentia of four members of the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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