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Reeling again from COVID-19, Amazonas gets respirators, oxygen from Brazil military and Venezuela

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By Bruno Kelly, Jamie McGeever A truck is loaded with oxygen to fill the local hospitals, after it arrived on a Brazilian Air Force airplane in Manaus airport, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brazil January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly MANAUS/BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian jungle state of Amazonas......

Azerbaijan to start COVID-19 inoculations with 4 million Sinovac shots

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FILE PHOTO: Azeri law enforcement officers stand guard in a street as authorities tightened up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Baku, Azerbaijan April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Karimov BAKU (Reuters) – Azerbaijan will begin vaccinating citizens against COVID-19 on Monday, using a batch of 4 million......

Azerbaijan to open restaurants but other coronavirus restrictions extended

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BAKU, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Azerbaijan will allow cafes and restaurants to open their doors to customers from Feb. 1 but other coronavirus lockdown restrictions will be extended until April, the government said on Saturday. Measures to stem the spread of the virus were introduced in late March and have......

U.S. carries out 13th and final execution under Trump administration

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. government early on Saturday carried out the 13th and final federal execution under President Donald Trump’s administration, a media witness said, just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office with a promise to try to end the death penalty. (Reporting by......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

Britain tightens borders to keep out new COVID-19 strains

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Passengers from international flights arrive at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is tightening border controls to prevent new strains of COVID-19 coming into the country, suspending all the ‘travel corridor’ arrangements that had meant......

PRECIOUS-Gold falls 1% as dollar accelerates rally

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(New throughout, adds analyst comments, updates prices) * Powell sees no reason to alter Fed's accommodative stance * Platinum falls as much as 4.4%, silver down 3.8% * Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: tmsnrt.rs/3mvcUoa By Shreyansi Singh Jan 15 (Reuters) - Gold prices slumped more than 1% on......

Schools open, businesses closed as Portugal enters new lockdown

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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal began the first day of a new lockdown on Friday with businesses closed and most people confined to their homes, although parents were able to take their children to school. Schools will remain open this time around, but some parents were nervous about the decision, which......

France toughens COVID-19 testing rules for non-EU travellers

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FILE PHOTO: Orange and green lanes for entry into France and the EU are seen on the road as new customs infrastructure for Brexit at Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles, near Calais, France, December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol PARIS (Reuters) – People travelling from non-EU countries to France will no longer......

Scientists think vaccines will work on Brazil COVID variant: UK minister

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps walks outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister said scientists think that COVID-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in Brazil and a decision to ban flights......

UK economy shrinks by 2.6% in November, first drop since April

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FILE PHOTO: Workers cross London Bridge with The Shard skyscraper seen behind on a foggy morning, in the City of London financial district, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, December 7, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy shrank by 2.6% in November, the first......

UK records 1,248 new COVID-19 deaths, down from record level

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By Reuters Staff 1 Min Read LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Britain reported 1,248 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Thursday, down from a record high of more than 1,500 seen the previous day. (Reporting by William James Editing by Chris Reese) Our Standards: The......

American teachers grapple with patchy COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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By Maria Caspani, Brendan O’Brien NEW YORK (Reuters) – For New York City high school teacher Rebecca Crawford, receiving the coronavirus vaccine meant taking the first concrete step towards seeing her students in person again, after an uncertain year that she spent mostly teaching online. New York City teacher Sari......

U.S. airlines back Biden plan to mandate masks for passengers

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By David Shepardson, Tracy Rucinski FILE PHOTO: A traveler wearing a protective face mask and a face shield to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) goes through security to board a flight at the airport in Denver, Colorado, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt/File Photo WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) –......

American Keys tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Australian Open

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FILE PHOTO: Sep 5, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Madison Keys of the United States hits the ball against Alize Cornet of France on day six of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) –......

BOJ’s Kuroda says economy to head for recovery

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TOKYO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday the country’s economy will likely head for a recovery as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic gradually subsides. “Japan’s economy is picking up, although conditions remain severe due to the impact of the pandemic,” Kuroda said......

Fed’s Rosengren says U.S. labor markets could stagnate until vaccine is widely available

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File Photo: The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s President and CEO Eric S. Rosengren speaks in New York, April 17, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. economy could face significant weakness over the next couple of months until coronavirus vaccines are widely distributed, but those vaccines, combined with......

Fed’s Rosengren says U.S. labor markets could stagnate until vaccine is widely available

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(Reuters) – The U.S. economy could face significant weakness over the next couple of months until coronavirus vaccines are widely distributed, but those vaccines, combined with the increased odds for fiscal stimulus under President-elect Joe Biden, could boost the economy in the long run, Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric......

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