5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 10th June 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 10th June 2021


5. The oil giant Shell will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions more quickly than planned following a legal ruling in the Netherlands, its chief executive has promised in a blog post.

Shell would take "bold but measured steps", Ben van Beurden wrote, but would still appeal against the ruling.

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4. Travel industry figures have dismissed the latest moves by the US and UK to reopen travel.

This is after a Number 10 statement said the prime minister and president would "work to relaunch UK-US travel as soon as possible".

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3. The government is "dragging its feet" in taking action against UK companies linked to the use of forced labour in China's Xinjiang region, MPs have said. In

March the Business department (Beis) vowed to sanction firms that could not prove they had no ties with Xinjiang.

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2. US President Joe Biden has launched his first official overseas trip to the UK with a warning to Russia that it faces "robust and meaningful" consequences if it engages in "harmful activities".

Mr Biden made clear his intention to strengthen ties with US allies, following strained relations under the Trump administration.

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1. There are still "serious problems" among private Covid testing firms, with rogue operators making misleading claims, says consumer group Which?

Most travellers to the UK are required to pre-book tests for day two and day eight after their return but several test providers on a government approved list are offering misleading information about pricing and availability.

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