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New Zealand abandon Pakistan tour after security alert

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New Zealand Black Caps cricket team practices in Pakistan in this undated handout image taken from video. New Zealand Cricket Handout via Reuters NZ Prime Minister says team could have been attacked PCB says no security threat exists for NZ team Pakistan Cricket Board to approach ICC ISLAMABAD, Sept 17......

Britain mulls easing COVID-19 travel rules for England

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Announcement on easing of rules expected later on Friday Expensive testing could be scrapped for fully vaccinated Destinations may be ranked high or low risk Industry warns over not easing rules Travel shares rise 4-5% LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The British government will on Friday consider easing England’s COVID-19......

Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

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The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s Smart Voting app is seen on a phone, in Moscow, Russia September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov MOSCOW, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on......

Banks beware, outsiders are cracking the code for finance

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Embedded finance investment jumps in 2021, data shows Buy now pay later deals take centre stage Fintech market valuations leapfrog banks LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Anyone can be a banker these days, you just need the right code. Global brands from Mercedes and Amazon (AMZN.O) to IKEA and Walmart......

Oil dips as U.S. storm-hit supply makes slow return

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A TORC Oil & Gas pump jack is seen near Granum, Alberta, Canada May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo Prices dip but set for near 4% weekly gains Slow post-Ida production recovery helped bolster prices SINGAPORE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Friday as more supply came back......

Oil dips as U.S. storm-hit supply makes slow return

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A TORC Oil & Gas pump jack is seen near Granum, Alberta, Canada May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo Prices dip but set for near 4% weekly gains Slow post-Ida production recovery helped bolster prices SINGAPORE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Friday as more supply came back......

China applies to join Pacific trade pact to boost economic clout

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BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) – China has filed an application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the commerce ministry said, as the world’s second-biggest economy looks to bolster its clout in trade. Commerce Minister Wang Wentao submitted China’s application to join the free trade agreement......

Russian space movie crew set for blast-off

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MOSCOW, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A Russian crew of two cosmonauts and two cinema professionals is set to take off for the International Space Station (ISS) early next month to shoot the first movie in outer space, filmmakers said on Thursday. The four are scheduled to be launched on a......

Italy makes COVID health pass mandatory for all workers

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Private and public sector workers must have health pass Draghi looks to boost vaccinations, blunt virus Italy becomes a test case for rest of Europe Minister says move puts country “in the forefront” globally ROME, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The Italian government approved on Thursday some of the strictest anti-COVID......

Lengthy toilet breaks may soon be thing of the past

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Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece headed to bathroom on a break after losing the 3rd set against Carlos Alcaraz of Spain on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo......

European stocks rise as travel shares jump on Ryanair forecast

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The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Staff Travel & leisure stocks snap 4-day losing streak Continental slumps on Vitesco spin-off Weaker metal prices weigh on miners Sept 16 (Reuters) – European stocks rose on Thursday as travel......

Four former VW employees go on trial in Dieselgate lawsuit

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BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Four former employees of carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) went on trial on Thursday over the Dieselgate scandal in which illegal software was used to cheat emission tests. The trial, being held in the city of Braunschweig, close to Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, started without former......

Britain’s M&S blames Brexit for closing French food stores

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M&S to close 11 food stores run with SFH Will retain nine stores run with Lagardere M&S says new rules make it ‘near impossible’ LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – British retailer Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) said it would close all 11 French franchise food stores it runs with its partner......

Britain’s John Lewis, Co-op lament supply chain disruptions

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Shoppers pass a branch of John Lewis in London, Britain, September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files John Lewis warns of ‘significant uncertainty’ Co-op says crisis will impact full year profit LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – British retailers John Lewis Partnership and the Co-operative Group both warned that creaking supply chains would......

China denies German warship entry into harbour, Berlin says

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BERLIN, Sept 16 (Reuters) – China has denied a German warship on a mission to the contested South China Sea entry into a harbour, a German foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday. The ship involved is the frigate Bayern, the spokesperson told a news briefing, but did not identify the......

France says Biden acted like Trump to sink Australia defence deal

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PARIS, Sept 16 (Reuters) – France accused U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday of stabbing it in the back and acting like his predecessor Donald Trump after Paris was pushed aside from a lucrative defence deal that it had signed with Australia for submarines. The United States, Britain and Australia......

Italy working on measures to curb power prices – minister

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Electricity masts are seen at the sunset in Milan’s neighborhood, Italy, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo MILAN, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Italy will introduce short-term measures to offset the expected rise in retail power prices and is working on a longer-term reform of power bills, the energy transition minister......

Asian shares fall again, dollar drifts

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A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a screen displaying a graph showing recent Nikkei share average outside a brokerage, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato HONG KONG, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Asian shares gave up early gains to fall......

Dollar sluggish as traders bide time before Fed meeting; kiwi jumps

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Euro, Hong Kong dollar, U.S. dollar, Japanese yen, British pound and Chinese 100-yuan banknotes are seen in a picture illustration shot January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration/File Photo Market waiting for clues on taper timing from Fed New Zealand dollar buoyed by faster-than-expected GDP growth Norway’s crown at multi-month highs to......

First all-civilian crew launched into orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 15 (Reuters) – A SpaceX rocket ship blasted off from Florida on Wednesday carrying a billionaire e-commerce executive and three less-wealthy private citizens he chose to join him in the first all-civilian crew ever launched into Earth orbit. The quartet of amateur astronauts, led by the......

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