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AstraZeneca says EU regulator approves COVID shot as booster

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May 23 (Reuters) – Drugmaker AstraZeneca (AZN.L) said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, has been approved in the European Union by the bloc’s drugs regulator as a third-dose booster in adults following a committee endorsement last week. The vaccine can now be used as a booster following the two-dose......

UK’s Kingfisher boosted by ‘grow your own’ plant sales

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General view of a B&Q DIY store, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Chiswick, London, Britain, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – British home improvement retailer Kingfisher (KGF.L) reported first quarter sales significantly......

Oil climbs in tight market as U.S. driving season looms

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A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S. June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Carson/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, May 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose......

PGA Championship up for grabs as Pereira’s lead trimmed to one

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TULSA, Oklahoma, May 22 (Reuters) – The PGA Championship was set for a wild finish after Chile’s Mito Pereira saw his three-shot lead trimmed to one with nine holes to play on Sunday, leaving the Wanamaker trophy up for grabs. Pereira, playing in just his second major, started three clear......

In-form Pujara back in India squad for England test

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Cricket – Third Test – South Africa v India – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa – January 11, 2022 India’s Cheteshwar Pujara in action REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, May 22 (Reuters) – Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara’s red-hot form for......

Woods charge fizzles in third round at rainy PGA Championship

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TULSA, Oklahoma, May 21 (Reuters) – After narrowly making the cut a defiant Tiger Woods headed out for his third round at the PGA Championship at rainy Southern Hills on Saturday still believing he had a chance to hoist the Wanamaker trophy. But reality quickly struck home as any glimmer......

Biden says first shipments of baby formula flying in from Europe this weekend

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May 20 (Reuters) – The first shipments of infant formula from Europe to address a critical shortage in the United States should begin arriving this weekend, President Joe Biden said on Friday amid criticism of his administration’s handling of the issue. Biden said on Twitter the initial military cargo plane......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

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Rare outbreak of viral disease outside Africa Cases in UK, Spain, Belgium France and North America Cause still unclear WHO holds emergency meeting to discuss cases As cases exceed 100, Germany says biggest ever in Europe LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization was due to hold an......

Dollar selling takes a pause after bruising week

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U.S. hundred dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar recouped some of its losses against the euro on Friday, but remained set......

Credit Suisse hires Barclays banker to run Iberia investment banking

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Logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at a branch office in Bern, Switzerland May 2, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse has hired a senior Barclays dealmaker to lead its investment banking business in Spain......

Britons party for the Queen – but not the monarchy

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LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – Practising Bollywood dance moves at his school gym in central England, 12-year-old Momin Rashid is excited to be one of the 10,000 performers who will take part in a pageant to honour Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne. The event will conclude four days......

European shares rebound, China rate move helps sentiment

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LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – Shares rebounded on Friday after China cut a key lending benchmark to support its economy, though a global equities gauge remained set for its longest weekly losing streak on record amid investor worries about slowing growth and high inflation. China cut its five-year loan prime......

Oil steady on the week as oil supply risks meet economic headwinds

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Pump jacks operate at sunset in an oil field in Midland, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – Oil prices edged lower on Friday on course for little change on the week as a planned European......

Woodside’s ‘crown jewel’ Scarborough gas lures buyers to fill Russia gap

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MELBOURNE, May 20 (Reuters) – Woodside Petroleum (WPL.AX) has received strong interest from companies for a stake in the Scarborough natural gas project it is developing off Western Australia in the wake of the Ukraine conflict, Chief Executive Meg O’Neill said on Friday. Woodside is set to become 100% owner......

Iraq bids to control Kurdistan oil revenue with contract switch

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LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Iraq has made a fresh attempt to control revenue from the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan by asking oil and gas firms operating there to sign new contracts with state-owned marketer SOMO rather than the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Oil minister Ihsan Ismael on May 7......

Oil rebounds from two days of losses in volatile trade

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Workers walk as oil pumps are seen in the background in the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau Region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Europe still weighing ban on imports from Russia U.S. dollar backs off recent......

Euronav shareholders signal support for Frontline merger

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May 19 (Reuters) – Belgian oil tanker and storage operator Euronav (EUAV.BR) said on Thursday it had received “a clear signal” from shareholders in support of its proposed $4.2-billion merger with smaller Oslo-listed rival Frontline (FRO.OL). Since the announcement on April 7 of the planned merger, Euronav has clashed with......

Sterling at two-week high, wins respite from growth fears for now

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Pound and U.S. dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Sterling climbed to a two-week high against a weaker dollar on Thursday, winning a respite for now from the soaring......

Explainer: Why monkeypox cases are spreading in Europe, US

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LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – A handful of cases of monkeypox have now been reported or are suspected in Britain, Portugal, Spain and the United States. The outbreaks are raising alarm because the viral disease, which spreads through close contact and was first found in monkeys, mostly occurs in west......

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