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Greek foreign minister hopes for ‘positive’ spirit from Turkey in talks

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FILE PHOTO: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias speaks during a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov at the Foreign Ministry in Athens, Greece, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s foreign minister said he hoped Turkey would have a positive approach towards a meeting next......

Bulgaria to ease some COVID-19 rules, restaurants closed for now

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SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria will ease some coronavirus restrictions from February 4 though restaurants will remain closed for now due to concerns about the new coronavirus variant, officials said on Saturday. The move as follows measures in place since late November which have tamed a surge in new infections. Prime......

European stocks head lower ahead of business activity data

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FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks fell on Friday, hit by tighter travel restrictions in the euro zone and weak UK retail sales numbers, while investors awaited the latest batch......

European shares extend gains on U.S. stimulus hope

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FILE PHOTO: Bull and bear symbols for successful and bad trading are seen in front of the German stock exchange (Deutsche Boerse) as markets react to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Frankfurt, Germany, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (Reuters) – European stocks extended gains on Thursday on hopes of a......

UPDATE 1-Thyssenkrupp shares rise on steel spin-off report

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(Adds context) FRANKFURT, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Shares in Thyssenkrupp rose on Monday as traders pointed to a Bloomberg report which said that the group was considering a spin-off of its steel business, citing people familiar with the matter. Thyssenkrupp said that in addition to a potential sale of the......

AT&T to cut Slovakia workforce, unions expect 300 jobs to go

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FILE PHOTO: The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid PRAGUE (Reuters) – AT&T plans to cut its workforce in Slovakia as the COVID-19 pandemic hits customer demand, the......

Bayer aims to help CureVac with COVID-19 vaccine output, says CEO

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BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) – German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is examining whether it can help CureVac to produce its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its chief executive was quoted as saying on Sunday. Though inoculation campaigns have started around the world using various COVID-19 vaccines, many countries say their ability to get......

Azerbaijan to start COVID-19 inoculations with 4 million Sinovac shots

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FILE PHOTO: Azeri law enforcement officers stand guard in a street as authorities tightened up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Baku, Azerbaijan April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov BAKU (Reuters) – Azerbaijan will begin vaccinating citizens against COVID-19 on Monday, using a batch of 4 million......

Azerbaijan to open restaurants but other coronavirus restrictions extended

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BAKU, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Azerbaijan will allow cafes and restaurants to open their doors to customers from Feb. 1 but other coronavirus lockdown restrictions will be extended until April, the government said on Saturday. Measures to stem the spread of the virus were introduced in late March and have......

Russian athletes propose ‘Katyusha’ folk song to replace anthem: reports

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian athletes on Thursday proposed playing patriotic folk song ‘Katyusha’ at international sporting events for the next two years, while Russia’s national anthem is banned over doping violations, news agencies reported. FILE PHOTO: Sofya Velikaya, Chairman of the Athletes’ Commission of the Olympic Committee of Russia, attends......

Analysis: Dollar bears grow cautious as U.S. yields rise

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By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Ritvik Carvalho NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – A rally in U.S. yields is clouding the outlook for one of the market’s most popular trades: betting against the dollar. FILE PHOTO: A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File......

FOREX-Dollar buoyed as Treasury yields stabilise

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* Dollar index trades higher * Sterling gains * Euro, Aussie and Kiwi down * Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Stabilising U.S. Treasury yields helped the dollar trade back in positive teritory on Wednesday, though investors remained bearish on the currency’s near-term prospects. Benchmark 10-year......

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 19,600 – RKI

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BERLIN, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 19,600 to 1,953,426, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday. The reported death toll rose by 1,060 to 42,637, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom Editing by Shri......

European stocks rebound as oil, travel stocks jump

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FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks steadied on Tuesday after declining in the last session, as investors looked to the upcoming earnings season and focused on the prospect of larger......

Dollar holds above 2018 lows ahead of U.S. jobs report

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LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar held above a 2018 low against other major currencies on Friday ahead of fresh U.S. jobs data likely to give clues on the extent of fiscal stimulus needed to prop up the coronavirus-hit economy. FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollars and other world currencies lie in a......

German vaccine purchase agreements don’t affect EU contracts – ministry

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Oezlem Saki, member of a German Red Cross mobile vaccination team prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for employees and inhabitants of a retirement nursery in Dillenburg, Germany, January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s agreement with BioNTech to purchase additional doses of a COVID-19 vaccine does not affect......

South African variant unlikely to fully negate COVID vaccines, scientist says

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JOHANNESBURG, Jan 5 (Reuters) – A variant of the coronavirus first detected in South Africa is unlikely to completely negate the immunising effects of vaccines, a researcher studying it told Reuters. British scientists expressed concern on Monday that COVID-19 vaccines may not be able to protect against the variant identified......

Ukraine’s average temperature rises to record in 2020

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FILE PHOTO: A combine harvests wheat in a field near the village of Hrebeni in Kyiv region, Ukraine July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s average annual air temperature in 2020 exceeded the average long-term level by 2.2 degrees Celsius and reached a record high 10.7 degrees, Ukrainian......

EU worried about Iran enrichment, aims to save nuclear accord

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shakes hands with High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of European Commission Josep Borrell in Tehran, Iran, February 3, 2020. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Tuesday it regretted......

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