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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......

U.S. House approves $1 billion for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile-defense system

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WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile-defense system, two days after objections from the most liberal Democrats forced leaders to remove it from a broader spending bill. The measure passed by 420......

Evergrande bondholders run out of hope for coupon payment on Thursday -source

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Chairman reiterates top priority is to help investors Evergrande shares rise 18% boosting other property stocks Investors and analysts play down threat of ‘Lehman moment’ HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, Sept 23 (Reuters) – China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) dollar bondholders were still waiting for information about a key interest payment due Thursday, with......

Romanian hospitals fill up with COVID patients amid widespread vaccine refusal

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BUCHAREST, Sept 23 (Reuters) – After living through three waves of the COVID-19 pandemic without getting sick, 55-year-old Roxana Pascu thought that she was healthy enough to withstand the virus and decided to turn down the vaccine. Now Pascu, who runs a small business, is one of around 1,040 COVID-19......

South Korea foreign minister says to meet Japan counterpart on Thursday

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South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong speaks during a joint announcement with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, March 25, 2021. Ahn Young-joon/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said he would meet his Japanese counterpart......

EXCLUSIVE Biden administration mulls big cuts to biofuel mandates in win for oil industry -document

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Signage is seen at the headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is considering big cuts to the nation’s biofuel blending requirements, according to a......

UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations

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A general view of the CF industries plant in Billingham, Britain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices forced it to halt operations,......

U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

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WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. The decision, announced......

Oil prices advance amid U.S. supply tightness signals

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Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S. April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base/File Photo TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Tuesday as analysts pointed to signs of U.S. supply tightness, ending days of losses as global......

White House condemns border guard use of whip-like cord against Haitian migrants

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CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday criticized the use of horse reins to threaten Haitian migrants after images circulated of a U.S. border guard on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas. The mostly Haitian migrants in recent days have been......

Spanish, Italian police arrest 106 in mafia sting operation

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MADRID, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Spanish and Italian police said on Monday they had arrested 106 people for belonging to a gang that allegedly laundered money for mafia groups and made millions of euros through online scams. Most of the suspected members were Italian nationals and the majority of the......

Poland refuses to halt disputed coal mine despite EU court penalty

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The Turow open-pit coal mine operated by the company PGE is seen in Bogatynia, Poland, June 15, 2021. Picture taken June 15, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny BRUSSELS/WARSAW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Poland vowed to keep its disputed Turow coal mine running on Monday despite being hit with a order to......

Rwandan court finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero guilty in terrorism case

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KIGALI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A Rwandan court on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, guilty of being part of a group responsible for terrorist attacks. Judges were still going through a number of other accusations......

Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

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The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s Smart Voting app is seen on a phone, in Moscow, Russia September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov MOSCOW, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on......

Canada’s Trudeau hammers main election rival’s COVID-19 approach

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MONTREAL, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of Monday’s election, accused his main rival on Thursday of showing weak leadership in the fight against COVID-19. Opinion polls show Trudeau’s center-left Liberals effectively tied with the right-of-center Conservatives led by Erin......

‘Amazon won’t change without a union’: Canadian warehouse files for union vote

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Sept 14 (Reuters) – Workers at one of Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) Canadian facilities have filed a request with a local labor board to hold a vote to form a union,......

Oil hits 6-week high on fears of U.S. supply disruptions from storm Nicholas

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An oil storage tank and crude oil pipeline equipment is seen during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S. June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Carson U.S. energy firms brace for another storm amid slow recoveries Over 40% of U.S. Gulf’s oil, gas......

Nicholas strengthens to hurricane as U.S. Gulf Coast braces for flooding

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A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Nicholas in the Gulf of Mexico September 12, 2021. NOAA/Handout via REUTERS HOUSTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Tropical storm Nicholas strengthened into a hurricane late on Monday, and is set to batter the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana with rising seawater and rains......

Argentines head to polls in litmus test for Peronists

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BUENOS AIRES, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Argentines headed to the polls on Sunday for midterm primaries in a litmus test for the center-left Peronist government of Alberto Fernandez, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crises and rising poverty. Voting stations around the South American nation opened......

Japan’s tepid July household spending adds to economic recovery doubts

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People wear protective masks in a shopping district amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, December 14 , 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo/File Photo July household spending up 0.7% y/y vs f’cast +2.9% Household spending down 0.9% m/m in July vs f’cast +1.1% Spending growth picks up after June’s......

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