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U.S. tighten grip on Ryder Cup after another day of domination

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KOHLER, Wisconsin, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The United States tightened their grip on the Ryder Cup with another day of domination at wind-whipped Whistling Straits on Saturday, taking a commanding 11-5 lead over holders Europe, who need to produce an historic comeback if they are to defend their title. Comfortably......

U.S. border agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents escort Mexican soldiers detained after crossing the boundary and entering the U.S., at the Cordova of the Americas international border bridge, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer MEXICO CITY, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Fourteen Mexican soldiers were detained early Saturday morning......

Tsitsipas takes shoe break in Laver Cup win over Kyrgios

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Sept 25 (Reuters) – Stefanos Tsitsipas did not leave the court but required some time to replace a worn out pair of shoes during a 6-3 6-4 win over Nick Kyrgios on Saturday in Boston to give Team Europe a 5-1 lead over Team World in the Laver Cup. Tsitsipas......

Libya’s presidency seeks consensus on election law

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Mohamed al-Menfi, Head of the Presidential Council of Libya, talks to media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The head of Libya’s Presidency Council said on Saturday he would......

UK looking at deal to remove China from nuclear project- report

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Car lights stream past a home near Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent, southern England, December 4, 2012./File Photo LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain is closing in on a deal which would remove China’s state-owned nuclear energy company China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) from involvement in building a......

When Harry – and Meghan – met the U.N. chief in New York

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the United Nations in New York on Saturday to meet with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the 193-member world body’s annual gathering of leaders. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in New York to attend the Global Citizen......

Belize says dollar bond purchase offer gets robust demand

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – Belize has received tender orders on its Sept. 13 purchase offer equal to around 84.38% of the aggregate principal amount of its outstanding dollar bonds due 2034, and it will give bondholders more time to submit orders, the government said on Friday. “The government of Belize......

Taiwan opposition party’s new leader pledges renewed talks with China

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TAIPEI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s main opposition party elected former leader Eric Chu as its chairman on Saturday with a pledge to renew stalled talks with China, which has ramped up military and political pressure against the island Beijing claims as its own territory. Chu, 60, a former mayor......

El Salvador to begin giving third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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A healthcare worker prepares a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a drive-in vaccination center in San Salvador, El Salvador, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas SAN SALVADOR, Sept 24 (Reuters) – El Salvador will begin administering a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to various groups including the elderly,......

Britney Spears’ calls and texts were monitored, new documentary says

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Singer Britney Spears poses at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., April12, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo LOS ANGELES, Sept 24 (Reuters) – A security firm hired by Britney Spears’ father monitored the pop singer’s phone calls and text messages during the court-sanctioned conservatorship she has......

United States overwhelm Europe to grab control of Ryder Cup

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KOHLER, Wis., Sept 24 (Reuters) – A red wave washed over the Ryder Cup on Friday as the United States dominated both foursome and fourball sessions to grab a commanding 6-2 lead over holders Europe for their largest opening-day advantage in the biennial event in a nearly half-century. With U.S.......

White House says millions of government contractors must be vaccinated by Dec. 8

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday that millions of federal contractors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 and that the administration will add clauses to future government contracts mandating inoculations. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Sept. 9 requiring federal contractors......

Google CEO sought to keep Incognito mode issues out of spotlight, lawsuit alleges

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai in 2019 was warned that describing the company’s Incognito browsing mode as “private” was problematic, yet it stayed the course because he did not want the feature “under the spotlight,” according to a new court filing. Google spokesman José Castañeda told......

‘Quad’ leaders meet at White House as China looks warily on

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia presented a united front on Friday at their first summit and stressed the need for a free and open Indo-Pacific region amid shared concerns about China. The two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad,......

EXCLUSIVE Oil producer Hilcorp eyes purchase of shut Louisiana refinery -sources

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HOUSTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Houston-based oil producer Hilcorp (HILCO.UL) is evaluating Phillips 66’s (PSX.N) refinery in Alliance, Louisiana, for conversion into an oil export terminal, said four sources familiar with the matter, a move that would eliminate it as a source of motor fuels. Hilcorp, the largest privately owned......

Wall St Week Ahead Fed’s coming taper fans talk of renewed ‘reflation’ trade

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People are seen on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s signal that it will soon unwind its bond buying program is bolstering the case in financial markets......

Ecuador’s Lasso proposes economic reforms to reactivate economy

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Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso speaks during the annual gathering in New York City for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, U.S., September 21, 2021. Spencer Platt/Pool via REUTERS BOGOTA, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Ecuadorean president Guillermo Lasso on Friday proposed new labor regulations......

Week Ahead in Mergers and Acquisitions: Sept. 27, 2021

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Huawei CFO strikes agreement with U.S. over fraud charges, allowing her to leave Canada

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou has reached an agreement with U.S. prosecutors to end the bank fraud case against her, officials said on Friday, a move that should allow her to leave Canada and relieve a point of tension between China and the United States.......

Brazil approves COVID-19 booster shots for healthcare workers

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Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga attends a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Brazil has approved booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines for “health professionals,” with preference given to the Pfizer (PFE.N) shot, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said......

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