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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......

Foster urges All Blacks to complete Rugby Championship grand slam

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Sept 26 (Reuters) – Coach Ian Foster wants his All Blacks to focus on claiming their own grand slam next weekend when they face South Africa looking for a clean sweep in The Rugby Championship after handing the world champions a narrow loss on Saturday. Jordie Barrett’s late penalty earned......

Lavrov says Mali asked private Russian military company for help

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Mali has asked a private Russian military company to help it fight against insurgents, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday at the United Nations. Mali’s year-old military junta is close to a deal to recruit the Russian private military contractors the Wagner......

U.S. border agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents escort Mexican soldiers detained after crossing the boundary and entering the U.S., at the Cordova of the Americas international border bridge, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer MEXICO CITY, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Fourteen Mexican soldiers were detained early Saturday morning......

UK looking at deal to remove China from nuclear project- report

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Car lights stream past a home near Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent, southern England, December 4, 2012./File Photo LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain is closing in on a deal which would remove China’s state-owned nuclear energy company China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) from involvement in building a......

Suicide car bomb targeting convoy in Somali capital kills at least 8 -official

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MOGADISHU, Sept 25 (Reuters) – A suicide car bomb killed at least eight people in the Somali capital on Saturday at a street junction near the president’s palace, police said, and al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said it was behind the attack which targeted a convoy going into the palace. Police......

Belize says dollar bond purchase offer gets robust demand

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – Belize has received tender orders on its Sept. 13 purchase offer equal to around 84.38% of the aggregate principal amount of its outstanding dollar bonds due 2034, and it will give bondholders more time to submit orders, the government said on Friday. “The government of Belize......

Taiwan opposition party’s new leader pledges renewed talks with China

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TAIPEI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s main opposition party elected former leader Eric Chu as its chairman on Saturday with a pledge to renew stalled talks with China, which has ramped up military and political pressure against the island Beijing claims as its own territory. Chu, 60, a former mayor......

Russian F1 qualifying goes ahead after heavy rain

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Sept 25 (Reuters) – Final practice for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled due to heavy rain in Sochi on Saturday but conditions improved and qualifying started as scheduled. Race director Michael Masi had said earlier that the session at the Olympic Park could be postponed until Sunday......

Zimbabwe bolsters emissions targets ahead of climate summit

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A cow stands on caked mud before a small patch of water at a dam as the region deals with a prolonged drought near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Sept 25 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe has adopted a more ambitious target for emissions reduction ahead of a United Nations climate conference in......

Chad plans to double army size to deal with security challenges

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N’DJAMENA, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Chad’s transitional government said on Friday that it plans to drastically increase the size of its army to deal with security challenges, including threats from Islamist militants and armed rebels. Defence Minister General Daoud Yaya Brahim told parliament that the army has begun the process......

El Salvador to begin giving third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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A healthcare worker prepares a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a drive-in vaccination center in San Salvador, El Salvador, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas SAN SALVADOR, Sept 24 (Reuters) – El Salvador will begin administering a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to various groups including the elderly,......

China urges cartoon producers to resist ‘unhealthy’ content

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People watch a giant screen broadcasting Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at a celebration marking the 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China, in Shanghai July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – China’s broadcasting regulator said it will encourage online producers to create “healthy” cartoons......

Prudential eyes $2.41 bln raising in Hong Kong share sale – sources

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The logo of British life insurer Prudential is seen on their building in London, Britain March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson HONG KONG, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Prudential (PRU.L) is seeking to raise $2.41 billion by pricing its stock at HK$143.8 each in its Hong Kong share sale, according to two......

‘Quad’ leaders meet at White House as China looks warily on

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia presented a united front on Friday at their first summit and stressed the need for a free and open Indo-Pacific region amid shared concerns about China. The two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad,......

Wall St Week Ahead Fed’s coming taper fans talk of renewed ‘reflation’ trade

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People are seen on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s signal that it will soon unwind its bond buying program is bolstering the case in financial markets......

Ecuador’s Lasso proposes economic reforms to reactivate economy

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Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso speaks during the annual gathering in New York City for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, U.S., September 21, 2021. Spencer Platt/Pool via REUTERS BOGOTA, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Ecuadorean president Guillermo Lasso on Friday proposed new labor regulations......

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.......

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......

US migrant camp closed as Haitians migrants shunted far away

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DEL RIO, Texas, Sept 24 (Reuters) – An impromptu border camp has been emptied of thousands of Haitian migrants, a county judge in Texas said on Friday, as U.S. deportation flights and transport to Mexico has closed a chapter that has roiled U.S. politics over the past week. Val Verde......

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