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Tokyo Olympic organizers say fully focused on hosting Games this summer

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FILE PHOTO – A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Picture TOKYO (Reuters) – Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics said all event partners, including the Japanese government......

U.S. House aims for early February COVID-19 relief bill vote

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WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to bring a coronavirus relief bill to a vote the first week of February, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, as President Joe Biden’s administration grapples with a crisis that has killed more than 400,000 Americans. “We will......

UPDATE 1-Bank of England’s Bailey expects ‘pronounced recovery’ for economy

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(Combines stories, adds background) LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Wednesday he expected a “pronounced recovery” in Britain’s economy as the country moves ahead with vaccinating its population against COVID-19. “I really do think that we are going to see a pronounced recovery......

Taiwan cancels major festival as domestic COVID-19 cases rise

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan on Tuesday cancelled a major festival during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday as the island reported four locally transmitted cases of COVID-19, the biggest daily rise in local infections in nearly 11 months. FILE PHOTO: Customers wear protective masks to prevent the spread of the......

New York governor asks Pfizer to directly sell COVID-19 vaccine doses

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FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address virtually from The War Room at the state Capitol in Albany, New York, U.S. January 11, 2021. Hans Pennink/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla on......

UK PM, finance minister to meet business leaders on COVID recovery

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak arrive for a Cabinet meeting, in London, Britain October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak will ask 30 business leaders on Monday for their thoughts on......

China’s economic recovery to quicken in Q4, herald stronger 2021

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* China GDP seen growing 6.1% y/y in Q4, vs Q3’s 4.9% * Recovery seen gaining further steam in 2021 * Leaders rule out policy u-turn amid pandemic * Q4 GDP, Dec activity data due Jan 18 at 0200 GMT BEIJING, Jan 18 (Reuters) – China’s economic recovery likely accelerated......

INSIGHT-The fight to avert one last execution on Trump’s watch

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan 17 (Reuters) – On Thursday evening, Dustin Higgs, 48, waited in a cell on death row at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, his scheduled execution less than 24 hours away. A five-minute drive down the road, members of his legal team sat around a......

Bayer aims to help CureVac with COVID-19 vaccine output, says CEO

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BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) – German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is examining whether it can help CureVac to produce its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its chief executive was quoted as saying on Sunday. Though inoculation campaigns have started around the world using various COVID-19 vaccines, many countries say their ability to get......

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......

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......

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......

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