Weak Diageo, Bayer earnings hit Europe stocks; BP jumps

(Reuters) – European shares edged lower on Tuesday as disappointing earnings reports from Diageo and Bayer took the shine off a jump in growth-linked cyclical stocks, while investors awaited signs of progress on more U.S. fiscal stimulus.

Countries are strengthening their face mask rules. Soon you might have to wear one outdoors, too

“There will be fractions who do object really strongly to it — that will get a bit larger and more vociferous, and our attention will be drawn to those people,” he said. “But the reality will be that the majority of the population will adapt and accept it.”

Over a Quarter of Infected in Victoria, Australia, Break Stay-at-Home Orders

Just over 160 fines were handed out in Victoria in the past 24 hours, including to a woman who was charged over allegedly smashing a police officer’s head into concrete after being questioned for not wearing a mask.

Report: Boris Govt May Ban Travel In and Out of London If Virus Cases Spike

“Just as the government loses control, and the police lose control of real crime and disorder, they start making life much much more repressive for the law-abiding. The two things actually go hand in hand… it’s so much easier to pick the low hanging fruit of the obedient citizen, who can be scared,” Hitchens told […]

‘Wild West’ Sweden: 12-Year-Old Child Killed in Suspected Gang Crossfire

Shootings across Sweden, which are primarily gang-related, have become a major issue, and according to a report from the Swedish National Forensic Centre released last year the country saw a 100 per cent increase in deaths from shootings between 2012 and 2019.

EasyJet expands flight schedule as holiday demand grows

The budget carrier said popular destinations included Faro and Nice, along with city breaks such as Amsterdam and Paris. EasyJet will have 210 planes flying this month and expects to operate 40% of its capacity between July and September, higher than the 30% predicted at its first-half results.

Number of UK citizens emigrating to EU has risen by 30% since Brexit vote

The biggest jump in migration was to Spain, where an estimated 380,000 British nationals live. Registration has not been essential in the country so many have lived there without being included in official Spanish immigration data, with an average of just 2,300 a year registering as migrating to the country between 2008 and 2015. After […]

Dispute mechanism is key sticking point in Brexit talks, says Von der Leyen

“Governance may sound like an issue for bureaucrats,” Von der Leyen told the European parliament. “It’s not. It is central for our businesses and our private citizens both in the UK and in the European Union. It is crucial to ensure that what has been agreed is actually done.”

Hugo Boss reports strong China rebound in June

BERLIN (Reuters) – German fashion house Hugo Boss (BOSSn.DE) returned to strong growth in China in June and saw online sales jump 74% in the second quarter, even as it reported an overall 59% fall in sales for the period due to lockdowns.

Online fashion stocks in vogue as coronavirus speeds ecommerce

“The sudden closure of all apparel retail stores across all major global markets has shaken up the channel mix in an unprecedented way this year,” said Bernstein’s Aneesha Sherman. “(It’s) five years’ worth of growth achieved in about six months.”