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U.S. tighten grip on Ryder Cup after another day of domination

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KOHLER, Wisconsin, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The United States tightened their grip on the Ryder Cup with another day of domination at wind-whipped Whistling Straits on Saturday, taking a commanding 11-5 lead over holders Europe, who need to produce an historic comeback if they are to defend their title. Comfortably......

Germans vote in close election to decide Merkel successor

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking a fifth term Final opinion polls gave Social Democrats a narrow lead Conservatives reduced gap in final stages of campaign BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Germans vote in a national election on Sunday that looks too close to call, with the centre-left Social Democrats......

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......

Airport closed as La Palma volcano eruption intensifies

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The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted last Sunday Airport closed, people queue for ferries Experts say volcano entering a new explosive phase LA PALMA, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Volcanic explosions spewed red hot lava high into the air on La Palma on Saturday as a new emission vent opened, forcing the......

Tsitsipas takes shoe break in Laver Cup win over Kyrgios

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Sept 25 (Reuters) – Stefanos Tsitsipas did not leave the court but required some time to replace a worn out pair of shoes during a 6-3 6-4 win over Nick Kyrgios on Saturday in Boston to give Team Europe a 5-1 lead over Team World in the Laver Cup. Tsitsipas......

Inter and Atalanta share spoils in San Siro thriller

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Sept 25 (Reuters) – Inter Milan maintained their unbeaten record in Serie A with an entertaining 2-2 draw against Atalanta on Saturday that featured late drama as the champions missed a penalty and the visitors had a match-winning goal ruled out. A sublime Lautaro Martinez volley put Inter in front......

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......

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......

Europe needs long-term energy plan, Eni CEO says

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Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Italian energy company Eni talks to media at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou/File Photo MILAN, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Soaring gas prices as winter approaches are evidence that the European Union needs to work out a long-term energy security plan,......

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......

United States overwhelm Europe to grab control of Ryder Cup

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KOHLER, Wis., Sept 24 (Reuters) – A red wave washed over the Ryder Cup on Friday as the United States dominated both foursome and fourball sessions to grab a commanding 6-2 lead over holders Europe for their largest opening-day advantage in the biennial event in a nearly half-century. With U.S.......

China’s top regulators ban crypto trading and mining, sending bitcoin tumbling

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A Chinese flag is seen among representations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in this illustration picture taken June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photo China intensifies crypto crackdown Vows to root out “illegal” trading activity, bans mining Bitcoin, smaller coins slump SHANGHAI/LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – China’s most powerful regulators on......

World’s youth take to the streets again to battle climate change

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Largest global climate protest since pandemic Strike takes place weeks before COP26 summit Hundreds of thousands protest in Germany alone, organisers say ‘No political party is doing close to enough’, Thunberg says BRUSSELS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Young people around the world took to the streets on Friday to demand......

Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

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Retail industry warns of significant disruption Queues form at some petrol stations – Reuters reporters Britain to boost HGV driver testing British ministers to meet on easing rules Hauliers: there is no quick fix LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it......

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......

Daimler expands European battery network with 33% stake in ACC venture

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Mercedes logo in Stuttgart, Germany, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/File Photo Daimler to take 33% stake in battery venture ACC will begin supplying Daimler from mid-decade Daimler to invest up to 1 billion euros CEO Kallenius: “Our focus is on Europe” BERLIN, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Daimler’s (DAIGn.DE) Mercedes-Benz said......

U.S. CDC director breaks with panel, backs COVID-19 boosters for high-risk workers

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday backed a booster shot of the Pfizer (PFE.N) and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, some adults with underlying medical conditions and some adults in high-risk working and institutional settings. The move......

CIA Vienna station chief removed amid ‘Havana syndrome’ criticism -Washington Post

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The CIA sign is seen onstage before the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama to speak following a meeting with his National Security Council at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The CIA has removed its Vienna station chief following criticism......

Analysis: Climate and COVID cast shadow over jet demand outlook

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane is seen at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the Greater Los Angeles Area, California, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Aircraft investors struggle to assess climate impact Values of older aircraft undermined Some fear newer aircraft’s lives will be shorter LONDON/TOULOUSE, Sept......

White House prods companies on chips information request

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WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The White House is pressing automakers, chip companies and others to cooperate in a bid for more information about the ongoing semiconductor crisis that has forced cuts to U.S. auto production, but made clear on Thursday that the industry needs to take the lead to......

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