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BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 116,355,405 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of March 6 Versus 114,133,115 Doses As Of March 5

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March 6 (Reuters) – * U.S. CDC SAYS DELIVERED 116,355,405 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF MARCH 6 VERSUS 114,133,115 DOSES AS OF MARCH 5 * U.S. CDC SAYS ADMINISTERED 87,912,323 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF MARCH 6 VERSUS 85,008,094 DOSES ADMINISTERED AS OF MARCH 5 * U.S. CDC......

Saudi Arabia to lift most coronavirus-related curbs on Sunday: SPA

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FILE PHOTO: People celebrate Saudi Arabia’s 90th annual National Day, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will end most coronavirus-related restrictions on Sunday, including resuming indoor dining, reopening cinemas and resuming entertainment activities and......

GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall Street surges on jobs data, global equity markets regain ground

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(New throughout, updates prices, market activity and comments) NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) – Wall Street and a gauge of global equity markets on Friday recovered from earlier losses as investors took stock of a report that showed faster-than-expected U.S. jobs growth but which had previously stoked inflation concerns. Trading......

South Korea approves Pfizer covid-19 vaccine: drug safety ministry

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FILE PHOTO: Medical workers wait to receive the first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine Covid-19 at the National Medical Center vaccination center in Seoul, South Korea February 27, 2021. Song Kyung-Seok/Pool via REUTERS SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s drug safety ministry said on Friday it has granted final approval......

Singapore says “national shame” for armed forces to use weapons against own people

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s foreign minister said on Friday it was a “national shame” for the armed forces of a country to use weapons against their own people as he called on Myanmar’s military rulers to seek a peaceful solution to the unrest in the country. Security forces stand on......

China pledges to deepen reform of disease control and prevention

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China will improve the system for responding to public health emergencies and providing emergency supplies, the......

Saudi Arabia says oil market recovery remains uncertain

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FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed Opec logo in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said on Thursday that the situation in the oil market had improved but the outlook for a recovery......

China’s CIC eyes U.S. investment after fund with Goldman raised $2.5 billion

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is scouting for long-term investment opportunities in the United States, an executive said, after a fund co-established with Goldman Sachs Group Inc raised $2.5 billion, half of the targeted amount. The China-U.S. Industrial Cooperation Fund, launched in November 2017 on the......

U.N. special envoy on Myanmar says 38 killed on Wednesday

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NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – United Nations special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said 38 people had been killed in the Southeast Asian nation on Wednesday. Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered......

Rockets land at Iraqi air base hosting U.S., coalition forces: security sources

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(Reuters) – Several rockets landed on Wednesday at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base that hosts United States, coalition and Iraqi forces, two security sources said. No casualties have been reported so far, the sources said. It was the second rocket attack in Iraq this month and came two days before......

Myanmar police break up protests as ASEAN diplomatic effort stalls

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(Reuters) – Security forces fired in the air and used tear gas to break up anti-junta demonstrations in Myanmar’s two biggest cities on Wednesday, witnesses said, a day after a regional diplomatic push to help end the month-long crisis made little headway. Protesters set off smoke grenades to block the......

China shares bounce higher; investors shrug off factory growth slowdown

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* SSEC +1.21%, CSI300 +1.54% * Follows >5% fall last week, biggest weekly drop in a year * Factory activity growth slows in February SHANGHAI, March 1 (Reuters) – China shares ended higher on Monday, rebounding from their biggest weekly loss in a year as investors bought shares bruised by......

UPDATE 1-Czech PM backs using Sputnik vaccine without EU regulator’s approval

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(Adds prime minister’s quotes, background) PRAGUE, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday the country could use Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine even without approval by European Union’s EMA drugs agency. The country of 10.7 million has ranked among the world’s worst-hit countries by the......

Kremlin critic Navalny arrives in penal colony: RIA

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FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District......

Armenian president refuses to fire armed forces chief at center of political crisis

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People attend an opposition demonstration to demand the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, Armenia February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Artem Mikryukov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has refused to fire the head of the general staff of the country’s armed forces after he was dismissed by......

Swiatek claims second career title with Adelaide crown

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FILE PHOTO: Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – October 10, 2020. Poland’s Iga Swiatek kisses the trophy as she celebrates after winning the French Open. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo (Reuters) – French Open champion Iga Swiatek breezed past second seed Belinda Bencic 6-2 6-2 in the Adelaide......

Yemen’s children starve as U.N. seeks billions to avoid vast ‘man-made’ famine

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By Abdulrahman al-Ansi, Michelle Nichols SANAA/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ahmadiya Juaidi’s eyes are wide as she drinks a nutrition shake from a large orange mug, her thin fingers grasping the handle. Her hair is pulled back and around her neck hangs a silver necklace with a heart and the letter......

SoftBank announces settlement with former WeWork CEO Neumann

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Feb 26 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it had reached a settlement with WeWork’s special committee and the company’s co-founder and former chief executive, Adam Neumann, putting to rest a legal battle dating back to 2019. SoftBank, the new owner of the office-sharing firm, did not disclose......

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