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Three die, some injured as Amtrak train derails in Montana

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Sept 25 (Reuters) – At least three people died on Saturday and some passengers were injured after five cars of an Amtrak train went off the rails in north-central Montana, an official at a local sheriff’s office said. People trapped aboard soon after the derailment have all been taken off......

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......

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......

Britain expected to ease visa rules as truck driver shortage bites

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LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain is expected to announce plans to issue temporary work visas to truck drivers to ease an acute labour shortage that has led to fuel rationing at hundreds of gas stations and long queues to fill up – with pumps running dry in some places.......

White House says millions of government contractors must be vaccinated by Dec. 8

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday that millions of federal contractors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8 and that the administration will add clauses to future government contracts mandating inoculations. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Sept. 9 requiring federal contractors......

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......

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......

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......

U.S. House approves $1 billion for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile-defense system

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WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile-defense system, two days after objections from the most liberal Democrats forced leaders to remove it from a broader spending bill. The measure passed by 420......

Evergrande bondholders run out of hope for coupon payment on Thursday -source

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Chairman reiterates top priority is to help investors Evergrande shares rise 18% boosting other property stocks Investors and analysts play down threat of ‘Lehman moment’ HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, Sept 23 (Reuters) – China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) dollar bondholders were still waiting for information about a key interest payment due Thursday, with......

U.S. weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise; labor market recovery on track

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People line up outside a newly reopened career center for in-person appointments in Louisville, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Amira Karaoud Weekly jobless claims increase 16,000 to 351,000 Four-week average of claims at 18-month low Continuing claims rise 131,000 to 2.845 million Business activity slows in September WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters)......

Australia sues Neoen for lack of power from its Tesla battery reserve

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Tesla Powerpacks at Neoen wind farm in Hornsdale, South Australia September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Sonali Paul MELBOURNE, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has filed a lawsuit against Neoen SA (NEOEN.PA), saying the French firm’s Tesla “Big Battery” in South Australia did not provide backup power during four months......

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens

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ALGIERS/CAIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Algeria’s supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after it cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom. The decision came “in view of the continued provocations and......

French envoy to return to U.S. after fence-mending Biden-Macron call

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PARIS/WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. and French presidents moved to mend ties on Wednesday, with France agreeing to send its ambassador back to Washington and the White House acknowledging it erred in brokering a deal for Australia to buy U.S. instead of French submarines without consulting Paris. In......

Greece tests drone drug delivery for remote regions

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TRIKALA, Greece, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Greece on Tuesday tested a drone to deliver medicines to isolated places in an environmentally friendly way, sending the unmanned vehicle to a 200-person village. The red drone with four rotor blades took off from the northwestern Greek city of Trikala and flew 3......

SoftBank backs Steven Mnuchin’s $2.5 bln private equity fund

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, December 2, 2020. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Sept 22 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group (9984.T) will invest in a $2.5 billion private equity fund set up by former U.S. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Japanese......

German auto giants place their bets on hydrogen cars

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BMW iX5 Hydrogen is seen during Munich Auto Show, IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, September 8, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay MUNICH, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don’t rule out the underdog hydrogen. That’s the view of......

NASA splits human spaceflight unit in two, reflecting new orbital economy

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Sept 21 (Reuters) – NASA is splitting its human spaceflight department into two separate bodies – one centered on big, future-oriented missions to the moon and Mars, the other on the International Space Station and other operations closer to Earth. The reorganization, announced by NASA chief Bill Nelson on Tuesday,......

Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, but leadership pledges vote later this week

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WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to fund the U.S. government after objections from liberals in the House of Representatives, but party leaders pledged to bring the matter up again later this week. Some House Democrats objected......

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