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PHOTOS: Greek cafes still shuttered by COVID-19 measures

PHOTOS: Greek cafes still shuttered by COVID-19 measures

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ByThe Associated PressApril 4, 2021, 6:43 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleATHENS, Greece -- Silence has replaced the low hum of conversation and the clink of glasses that pervaded the sidewalk cafes across Athens. Their chairs and tables, once occupied throughout the day and deep into the night, stand stacked in empty piles, some secured by chains.When coronavirus infections rose again in Greece in the fall, the government imposed a second lockdown. Retail stores, bars, restaurants and cafes found themselves shuttered once more, forced to close their doors in early November to prevent the virus's insidious spread.Retail stores opened briefly during the Christmas holidays, with social distancing measures in place, and starting Monday will be allowed to reope...
Starbucks to shut over 8,000 US cafes for race training

Starbucks to shut over 8,000 US cafes for race training

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceCoffee chain Starbucks is to close more than 8,000 company-owned branches in the US for an afternoon next month to carry out "racial bias" training.The aim is to prevent discrimination in Starbucks stores.The move comes after the firm had to apologise over last week's arrest of two black men who were waiting to meet someone in a Starbucks in Philadelphia.Following the incident, protesters converged on the store and there were calls for a boycott of Starbucks.Starbucks' chief executive Kevin Johnson said he had been "learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it".Mr Johnson said he had spent the last few days in Philadelphia. He has also met the two men who were arrested.In a joint statement the men's lawyer and Starbucks said...