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Pelosi predicts ‘what’s his name’ would fail in a 2024 White House run

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Sept 16 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump might make another White House run in 2024, but if he does, he will take his place in American history as a two-time loser, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted on Thursday. Visiting England for a meeting of parliamentary leaders......

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......

With tighter grip, Beijing sends message to Hong Kong tycoons: fall in line

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HONG KONG, Sept 17 (Reuters) – As Beijing seeks to tighten its grip over Hong Kong, it has a new mandate for the city’s powerful property tycoons: pour resources and influence into backing Beijing’s interests, and help solve a potentially destabilising housing shortage. Chinese officials delivered the message in closed......

West African bloc resorts to sanctions over Guinea and Mali coups

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ACCRA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – West Africa’s main regional bloc on Thursday imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea and those slowing Mali’s post-coup transition – its toughest response yet to a run of military takeovers. The move was agreed at an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West......

Tesla to work with global regulators on data security -Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he visits the construction site of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany, August 13, 2021. Patrick Pleul/Pool via Reuters/File Photo SHANGHAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) will work with global regulators to ensure data security, Chief Executive Elon......

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......

Sydney pilots home quarantine as Australia looks to reopen border

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Sydney trials home quarantine for vaccinated travellers Trial to use controversial face recognition technology Almost 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in Sydney and Melbourne Victoria to ease some restrictions from Friday night SYDNEY, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Australian officials will trial a home quarantine system for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving......

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......

Enbridge fined $3.32 mln for failings in Line 3 replacement project

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Protest signage on display at a camp established by indigenous leaders and water protectors at the Mississippi headwaters, one body of water the Line 3 pipeline will cross following a series of demonstrations in protest of the Line 3 pipeline, built by Enbridge Energy, in Solway, Minnesota, U.S., June 8,......

Canada’s Trudeau hammers main election rival’s COVID-19 approach

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MONTREAL, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of Monday’s election, accused his main rival on Thursday of showing weak leadership in the fight against COVID-19. Opinion polls show Trudeau’s center-left Liberals effectively tied with the right-of-center Conservatives led by Erin......

U.S. to award Newark flights to low-cost carrier to spur competition

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People traveling ahead of the July 4th holiday are seen at the Newark Liberty International Airport, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it plans to award 16 slots for flights at Newark International Airport......

Thousands of migrants camp under Texas bridge, food scarce

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, MEXICO, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Ernesto, a 31-year-old Haitian migrant, waded knee-deep through the Rio Grande river that separates the United States and Mexico. He was not heading to the United States, though. He was leaving a migrant encampment in Del Rio, Texas, on Thursday to slip back......

Police release August video of missing Florida woman, boyfriend amid dispute

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Gabrielle Petito, 22, who was reported missing on September 11, 2021 after traveling with her boyfriend around the country in a van and never returned home, is shown in this undated handout photo. North Port/Florida Police/Handout via REUTERS Sept 16 (Reuters) – Police in Utah released a video on Thursday......

Exclusive: Facebook targets harmful real networks, using playbook against fakes

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Sept 16 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) is taking a more aggressive approach to shut down coordinated groups of real-user accounts engaging in certain harmful activities on its platform, using the same strategy its security teams take against campaigns using fake accounts, the company told Reuters. The new approach, reported here......

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