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Wildcard race bringing MLB season to a crazy end

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Sep 20, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Detailed view of official Major League baseballs set on the grass before the game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports TORONTO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – After six months and 161 games, Major......

U.S. charges Canadian man, alleging he’s an Islamic State fighter, propagandist

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The flag and crest of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Saturday said they charged a Saudi-born Canadian man for aiding the Islamic State militant group, alleging......

Analysis: Huawei CFO’s admissions won’t help U.S. in its case against the company -legal experts

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – The admission by Huawei’s chief financial officer that she misled a bank about the company’s business dealings in Iran likely won’t help the United States as it continues to prosecute Huawei for the same charges. While Meng Wanzhou’s admissions last week go to the heart of......

U.S. citizens blocked from leaving China return home after three years

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Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Two American siblings prevented from leaving China since 2018 returned to the United States over the weekend, according to a U.S. official, their release......

U.S. citizens blocked from leaving China return home after three years

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Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Two American siblings prevented from leaving China since 2018 returned to the United States over the weekend, according to a U.S. official, their release......

Canada seeks to attract U.S. frequent flyers with perks on Air Canada

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Air Canada planes are parked at Toronto Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/File Photo MONTREAL, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Canada is trying to use the lure of travel perks to convince America’s frequent-flying elite to fly north on Air Canada (AC.TO), as the country steps......

PennEast becomes the latest to scuttle a natural gas pipeline project

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A natural gas pipeline in Chino Hills State Park, California, U.S., April 21, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Sept 27 (Reuters) – PennEast Pipeline said on Monday it would stop developing a proposed pipeline from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, the latest in a series of natural gas lines to run aground due......

Team Europe win fourth consecutive Laver Cup

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Sept 26 (Reuters) – Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev clinched the Laver Cup for Team Europe with a 6-2 6-7(4) 10-3 win over Team World’s Reilly Opelka and Denis Shapovalov on Sunday in Boston. Team Europe entered the final day of the event needing one victory from any of the......

Hamilton takes his 100th F1 win with victory in Russia

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Sept 26 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula One driver to win 100 races with a victory in Russia that sent him back on top of the championship. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second, after starting in last place, to limit the damage with Hamilton now two points......

China welcomes Huawei executive home, Trudeau hugs Canadians freed by Beijing

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SHENZHEN, China/TORONTO, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrived in China on Saturday, ending her near three-year U.S. extradition fight, the same day two Canadians detained by Beijing for more than 1,000 days returned home, potentially paving the way for improved ties between China and the......

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.......

Luxury group Kering to ditch fur completely

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PARIS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – France’s Kering (PRTP.PA) will stop using animal furs in all its collections, joining a growing list of luxury fashion houses to respond to customer demands for ethical and sustainable clothing and accessories. The decision comes four years after its star label Gucci announced it would......

Canada fossil fuel workers want victorious Trudeau to keep retraining pledge

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi announce the beginning of construction on the Green Line at the Calgary Transit Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Sturk/File Photo CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s narrow election victory......

BlackBerry beats quarterly revenue expectations on cybersecurity boost

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The Blackberry logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a displayed stock graph in this illustration taken February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Sept 22 (Reuters) – Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) beat Wall Street estimates for second-quarter revenue on Wednesday amid strong demand for its cybersecurity and Internet......

Dollar near one-month high as Evergrande risks, Fed loom

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TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The dollar held below a near one-month high on Wednesday as investors focused on two key risks — a default by Chinese property developer Evergrande and the expected pace of U.S. monetary policy tightening. The dollar index stood at 93.226 in early Asian trade, staying......

Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, but leadership pledges vote later this week

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WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to fund the U.S. government after objections from liberals in the House of Representatives, but party leaders pledged to bring the matter up again later this week. Some House Democrats objected......

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......

Canada’s ruling Liberals projected to form minority government

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Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at an election campaign stop on the last campaign day before the election, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada September, 19, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/File Photo TORONTO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Canada’s ruling Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is set to return to......

Canadians vote as Trudeau’s bid for decisive win hangs in the balance

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MONTREAL, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Canadians went to the polls on Monday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared likely to lose his bid for a parliamentary majority after a tough campaign that may have dashed his Liberal Party’s hopes for a convincing win. Trudeau heads a minority government that relies......

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