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Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime

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A computer keyboard lit by a displayed cyber code is seen in this illustration picture taken on March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing......

As Brazilians flock to the U.S. border, an alleged smuggler cashes in

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Record numbers of Brazilians have been arrested at the U.S. southern border this year, part of the United States’ broader migration crisis. Police believe a child-custody dispute has led them to one of the smugglers moving migrants north. In early June, Brazilian federal......

Business jet makers look to tap surging travel demand at Las Vegas air show

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LAS VEGAS, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Planemakers are unveiling new orders and fresh models at the world’s largest business jet show this week as they aim to cash in on a boom in private travel, but executives warn of headwinds due to a capacity crunch. The National Business Aviation Association......

U.S. will accept WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines for international visitors

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A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The United States will accept the use by international visitors......

Pfizer study to vaccinate whole Brazilian town against COVID-19

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A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BRASILIA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) will study the effectiveness of its vaccine against COVID-19 by inoculating the entire population over the age of 12 in......

Embraer’s Eve receives Brazil order for up to 100 VTOL’s

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SAO PAULO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Eve Urban Air Mobility, an Embraer (EMBR3.SA) company, has received an order for up to 100 eVTOLs, or electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, according to an Embraer press representative on Sunday. Avantto, a Brazil-based fractional-ownership and aircraft operator, placed the order, with......

Bout manipulation existed at Rio 2016 Olympics, says independent report

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2016 Rio Olympics – Boxing – Quarterfinal – Men’s Fly (52kg) Quarterfinals Bout 247 – Riocentro – Pavilion 6 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 17/08/2016. The hands of an official are seen during the bout. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra Sept 30 (Reuters) – A bout manipulation system existed in boxing at......

Besieged by seaweed, Caribbean scrambles to make use of the stuff

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PUERTO MORELOS, Mexico Sept 29 (Reuters) – As the sun rises in Mexico’s Quintana Roo state, home to the white sandy beaches of Cancun and Tulum, Rear Admiral Alejandro Lopez Zenteno readies his sailors for another day of dragging rafts of brown seaweed to shore and out of view of......

Petrobras eyes Brazil price hikes despite political pressure

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People walk in front of the Brazil’s state-run Petrobras oil company headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes//File Photo Sept 27 (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-run oil company, Petrobras (PETR4.SA), is considering raising fuel prices as the prices of some petroleum derivatives are out of line with......

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......

Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

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Retail industry warns of significant disruption Queues form at some petrol stations – Reuters reporters Britain to boost HGV driver testing British ministers to meet on easing rules Hauliers: there is no quick fix LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it......

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......

World leaders return to U.N. with focus on pandemic, climate

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering. As the coronavirus......

Pele in ‘stable’ condition after respiratory problems, hospital says

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SAO PAULO, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Brazil soccer legend Pele, 80, is in a “stable” condition after “respiratory instability” early on Friday led to him being admitted to an intensive care unit, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement. Concerns grew about Pele’s health on Friday after local......

Pele in ‘stable’ condition after respiratory problems, hospital says

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SAO PAULO, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Brazil soccer legend Pele, 80, is in a “stable” condition after “respiratory instability” early on Friday led to him being admitted to an intensive care unit, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement. Concerns grew about Pele’s health on Friday after local......

Brazil Senate leader kills Bolsonaro decree criticized by tech firms

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President of Brazil’s Senate Rodrigo Pacheco listens to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Brazilian Senate leader Rodrigo Pacheco said on Tuesday he would not consider President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree limiting social......

EXCLUSIVE U.S., EU pursuing global deal to slash planet-warming methane -documents

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BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The United States and the European Union have agreed to aim to cut emissions of the planet-warming gas methane by around a third by the end of this decade and are pushing other major economies to join them, according to documents seen by Reuters. Their......

SoftBank renews bet on Latin America with $3 bln fund

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SoftBank Corp’s logo is pictured at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo SAO PAULO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) on Tuesday launched a $3 billion fund to invest in technology companies in Latin America in a bid to build on the......

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