5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 6th April 2021

Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
05:04, 6th April 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Thursday 6th April 2021

 

5. Hollywood film Godzilla Vs. Kong has set a new global record for pandemic-era filmgoing, taking more than $385m (£205m) since opening two weeks ago.

The strong showing came despite continued limits on attendance in many places, bringing hope to an industry that has been battered by the virus.

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4. A decade-long battle over copied code in Google's Android operating system has ended in the US Supreme Court.

Oracle, another tech titan, had sued Google in 2010 for copyright infringement over what it said was copied computer code but the Supreme Court let Google off the hook, overturning a lower court's decision it had infringed copyright.

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3. US labour officials have found that Amazon retaliated illegally when it fired two employees who had spoke out about the firm's environmental practices and warehouse safety.

The National Labor Relations Board was investigating a complaint brought by Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, who had helped organise the group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice and were were fired last April.

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2. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has signalled a stronger engagement on issues from climate change to human rights to tax evasion, pledging to restore America's economic leadership.

"America first must never mean America alone," she said in her first major speech on its overseas economic policy.

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1. Pubs and restaurants serving outside can reopen as planned next Monday, along with non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers, as England's lockdown is further eased, Boris Johnson said.

The prime minister also said the government was "hopeful" international travel could resume in the next stage of lockdown easing on 17 May, but cautioned against the effects of the surge of coronavirus in other parts of the world.

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