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REFILE-Foxconn founder asks Taiwan to allow vaccine talks with Chinese firm

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(Corrects to delete extraneous word ‘agency’ in paragraph 6) TAIPEI, June 18 (Reuters) – Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Taiwan’s Foxconn, asked for government permission on Friday to negotiate with a Chinese company for the purchase of BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccines to help address the island’s shortage of shots.......

Triathlon-Denmark’s Pedersen cruises to victory in Huatulco

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June 13 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Alberte Kjaer Pedersen produced a superb display on Saturday to secure her maiden World Triathlon Cup gold medal in Huatulco, Mexico, in the final event for women during the Olympic qualifying period. Pedersen clocked an overall time of 1:00:24 to finish ahead of American Kirsten......

India’s tally of coronavirus infections crosses 25 million

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BENGALURU, May 18 (Reuters) – India’s total coronavirus cases surged past the 25 million mark on Tuesday, boosted by 263,533 new infections over the last 24 hours, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by a record 4,329. India becomes the world’s second nation, after the United States, to pass the grim......

CORRECTED-India adds 311,170 daily coronavirus infections to nearly 24.7 mln

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(Corrects tally in headline, paragraph 1) BENGALURU, May 16 (Reuters) – India’s tally of coronavirus infections reached nearly 24.7 million on Sunday, boosted by 311,170 new cases over the last 24 hours, while deaths rose by 4,077. The South Asian nation’s tally stands at 24.68 million with the death toll......

India posts record daily rise in coronavirus deaths

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May 5 (Reuters) – India’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after the country became the world’s second, after the United States, to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections. Daily infections rose by 382,315 on Wednesday, health ministry data showed.......

Egypt projects 7.1% increase in debt financing needs in 2021/22

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the city skyline and River Nile from Cairo tower building in the capital of Cairo, Egypt December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt expects its debt financing needs to rise by 7.1% to 1.068 trillion Egyptian pounds ($68.1 billion) in the......

Bank of Israel keeps benchmark interest rate at 0.1%

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JERUSALEM, April 19 (Reuters) – The Bank of Israel held its benchmark interest rate at 0.1% for an eighth straight meeting on Monday amid optimism over an economic recovery due to a rapid COVID-19 vaccine rollout and inflation turning positive. All 16 economists polled by Reuters had said they expected......

India reports another record daily rise in coronavirus infections

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FILE PHOTO: Patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi, India April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported a record daily increase of 261,500......

China’s new home prices quicken in March

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BEIJING, April 16 (Reuters) – New home prices in China rose at a faster pace in March, data showed on Friday, even as authorities have taken measures to further clamp down on property speculation. Average new home prices in 70 major cities grew 0.5% in March from a month earlier,......

At least one killed in anti-UN protest in eastern Congo

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BENI, Democratic Republic (Reuters) – At least one person was killed by security forces on Thursday during protests against United Nations peacekeepers in Oicha, a town in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the town’s mayor said. Residents in towns in Congo’s eastern region have staged several......

Virus variants inciting India’s second surge, epidemiologists say

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By Neha Arora, Shilpa Jamkhandikar NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The second surge of COVID-19 cases in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because mutations in the virus mean each patient is infecting many more people than before, epidemiologists and doctors say. A patient lies in a bed......

Asian shares defensive, dollar struggles near one-month lows

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were on the backfoot on Thursday following mixed cues from Wall Street where a sharp sell-off in the largest bitcoin exchange Coinbase hit tech shares while the dollar index struggled near one-month lows. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians and a traffic light stop sign are reflected on......

Somalia’s president signs law extending his term, 15 killed in attack

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s president has signed a disputed law extending his mandate for two years, the state news agency reported, setting the Horn of Africa nation on a collision course with donors who strongly oppose the move. Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo addresses lawmakers after winning the vote at......

South Korea aims to fight Japan’s Fukushima decision at world tribunal

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s president ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National......

U.S. senators to receive classified briefing on Afghanistan: Schumer

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FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference after the first Democratic luncheon meeting since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators will receive a classified briefing on President Joe Biden’s......

S.Korea aims to fight Japan’s Fukushima decision at world tribunal

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SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan’s decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups. FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the National Assembly......

March palm oil imports up 57% year on year, says trade body

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Palm oil fruits are seen placed on a wheelbarrow at a palm oil farm in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said/File Photo MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s palm oil imports in March jumped 57% year on year as refiners increased purchases of the tropical oil to reduce expensive......

China shares end higher as some IT firms pledge against anti-competition

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* SSEC 0.6%, CSI300 0.8% * HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 5.2%, Shanghai->HK daily quota used 0.7% * FTSE China A50 +0.5% BEIJING, April 14 (Reuters) – China shares rose on Wednesday, with IT firms leading the gains, as investors cheered internet platform companies pledging to avoid anti-competitive behaviours after......

Chinese Internet firms pledge to avoid anti-competitive behaviors

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FILE PHOTO: A Baidu sign is seen at the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – A dozen Chinese Internet platform companies pledged to avoid anti-competitive behaviors such as forcing vendors to use their platform exclusively, according to a......

Ship owned by Israeli firm attacked off UAE coast: media

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DUBAI (Reuters) -A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in Gulf waters, pro-Iran media and an Israeli television channel said on Tuesday. Israel’s top-rated Channel 12 quoted unnamed Israeli officials as blaming arch-foe Iran for the assault, which it......

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