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Cuts to Rīga transport services criticized amidst Covid-19 outbreak

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Rīga temporary administration is acting to ensure sufficient transport flow during the coronavirus pandemic to reduce crowding, the Rīga City Council told the press March 26. Specifically, the city’s interim head Edvīns Balševics has tasked Rīga executive director Juris Radzevičs and the board of the Rīgas Satiksme municipal transport company to increase transport services so that passengers could stand at the mandatory 2 meter distance from one another. “Taking public safety…

Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

By Elias Glenn, Ben Blanchard on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

China’s exports surged more than expected in July despite U.S. duties and its closely watched surplus with the United States remained near record highs, as the world’s two major economic powers ramped up a bitter dispute that some fear could derail global growth. In the latest move by President Donald Trump to put pressure on Beijing to negotiate trade concessions, Washington is set to begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on…