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Australia returns to “war footing” amid COVID-19 vaccine turmoil

Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s national cabinet will begin meeting twice a week from Monday, marking a return to a “war footing” in the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic amid turmoil in its national vaccination programme. FILE PHOTO: A sign for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic is seen as high-risk workers......

Swiss watchdog asked Credit Suisse on Greensill risks: SonntagsZeitung

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann//File Photo/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of Switzerland’s financial regulator FINMA questioned Credit Suisse over risks in its dealings with now-insolvent finance firm Greensill Capital “months” before......

BHP, Vale Samarco JV files for Brazil bankruptcy protection

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Brazilian mining company Vale SA is seen in Brumadinho, Brazil January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Samarco Mineracao SA, a joint venture between Brazilian miner Vale SA and BHP Group Ltd, has filed for bankruptcy protection to prevent creditors’......

UK-made AstraZeneca vaccines sent to Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Boxes of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are pictured in a refrigerator at a NHS mass coronavirus vaccination centre at Robertson House in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Britain January 11, 2021. Joe Giddens/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) -Hundreds of thousands of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been flown to Australia......

Amid Sexual Harassment Scandals, Australia Plots a ‘Road Map for Respect’

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here SYDNEY, Australia — After two months of sexual assault scandals, including an alleged rape inside Parliament House, Australia’s conservative government agreed on Thursday to accept a series of recommendations that aim to prevent gender-based abuse and increase accountability......

Dollar stuck near two-week lows amid lower U.S. yields

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar traded near more than two-week troughs versus major peers on Thursday, tracking Treasury yields lower, after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s March policy meeting offered no new catalysts to dictate market direction. FILE PHOTO: U.S. one dollar banknotes are seen in front of displayed......

Covid: Can Australia blame its vaccine woes on Europe?

BBC
Australia is up to stage two of its four-phase rollout. Doses are being offered to people over 70, those in aged care homes, frontline health workers, emergency services workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 55, and people with underlying health conditions. BBC – For more and to sign......

Dollar drops with U.S. yields despite strengthening U.S. recovery

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar sank to an almost two-week low versus a basket of its peers on Tuesday, moving in tandem with retreating Treasury yields from recent peaks despite signs of a robust U.S. economic recovery. FILE PHOTO: A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in......

Andreescu refuses to let injuries define her career

Reuters
(Reuters) – Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is frustrated with continued setbacks since returning to court at the Australian Open after 15 months due to a knee problem, but the 20-year-old is not willing to let injuries define her fledgling career. A month after winning her maiden Grand Slam at the 2019......

Barty hits out at number one ranking critics

Reuters
(Reuters) – Ash Barty dismissed suggestions that she had unfairly held on to the top ranking while opting not to compete on the WTA Tour for most of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the pandemic preventing many from competing on the tour since March 2020, the WTA tweaked......

Motor racing: Hamilton’s team ahead of Rosberg’s in Extreme E qualifying

Reuters
(Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton beat old Formula One rival Nico Rosberg in the battle of team owners in qualifying for the first race of the new electric off-road Extreme E series in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir,......

Motor racing: Hamilton’s team ahead of Rosberg’s in Extreme E qualifying

Reuters
(Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton beat old Formula One rival Nico Rosberg in the battle of team owners in qualifying for the first race of the new electric off-road Extreme E series in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir,......

Australia calls on Myanmar military to release Australian economic adviser

Reuters
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia called on Friday for Myanmar’s ruling military to immediately release an Australian economic adviser to the deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained for two months. Sean Turnell, a professor of economics at Macquarie University in Sydney who has been advising Suu Kyi......

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