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EU drug regulator OKs Pfizer COVID pill for high-risk patients

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Jan 27 (Reuters) – The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday gave the green light to Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) antiviral COVID-19 pill for treating adults at risk of severe illness, as the region scrambles to boost its arsenal to fight the Omicron variant. The endorsement by the European Medicines Agency......

U.S. yields rise, Asian shares and European futures tumble as Powell warns on inflation

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Passersby wearing protective face masks walk past a stock quotation board, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI Asia ex-Japan falls 2%, lowest since Nov. 2020 Powell warns inflation above long-run goal Fed......

Wall Street, oil up as Fed signals rate hikes could come ‘soon’

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Fed says rates could rise ‘soon’ Nasdaq leads U.S. indices higher, up over 2% Oil hits highest level since 2014 WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks maintained gains Wednesday even after the Federal Reserve signaled an interest rate hike could be coming soon, while tension between Russia and Ukraine......

Blinken says U.S. responds to Russia’s demands, seeks dialogue

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U.S. ambassador delivers reply to Russian Foreign Ministry Kremlin: personal sanctions on Putin would not harm him Russia keeps up pressure with land and sea exercises Four-way talks on east Ukraine drag on in Paris MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The United States delivered written replies on Wednesday to sweeping......

Intel scores major win as court scraps $1.2 bln EU antitrust fine

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Jan 26 (Reuters) – Intel on Wednesday won its fight against a 1.06-billion-euro ($1.2 billion) EU antitrust fine that the U.S. chipmaker was handed 12 years ago for stifling a rival, in a major setback for EU antitrust regulators. The judgment by Europe’s second-top court in support of Intel’s arguments......

Blast in Greek capital damages buildings, one injured

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ATHENS, Jan 26 (Reuters) – One person was injured and several buildings were extensively damaged by an explosion in central Athens that led to a fire early on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said. One person who suffered burns was taken to hospital, Giorgos Mathiopoulos, the head of workers at the......

Biden warns Putin with sanctions as West steps up Ukraine defenses

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Tensions high after Russia masses troops near Ukraine Biden threatens sanctions on Putin if there is an invasion U.S., others discuss ways to protect energy supplies WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades......

Exclusive: U.S. funding to WHO fell by 25% during pandemic

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The World Health Organization logo is pictured at the entrance of the WHO building, in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register U.S. contributions fell by over 200 mln in last biennium Germany replaced U.S. as top funder of WHO last......

America Movil floats discussing Mexico pay TV entrance with U.S. officials

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The logo of America Movil is pictured on the wall of a reception area in the company’s corporate offices in Mexico City, Mexico, May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Mexico’s America Movil said on Tuesday......

Column: China slashing crude stockpiling ends oil demand growth driver: Russell

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Oil and gas tanks are seen at an oil warehouse at a port in Zhuhai, China October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 25 (Reuters) – China’s stockpiling of crude oil ground to almost a halt in 2021, reversing years......

S.Korea’s GDP growth at 11-year high in 2021 as exports boom

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A truck drives between shipping containers at a container terminal at Incheon port in Incheon, South Korea, May 26, 2016.REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register S.Korea Q4 GDP s/adj +1.1% Q/Q (Reuters poll +0.9%) -BOK S.Korea Q4 exports +4.3%......

NATO sends reinforcements to eastern Europe as Russia accuses West of hysteria

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NATO sending ships, fighter jets to eastern Europe U.S. says some 8,500 troops on alert Kremlin says West, not Russia, is escalating tensions UK withdraws some staff from Kyiv embassy MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, Jan 24 (Reuters) – NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with......

Do not assume COVID pandemic reaching ‘end game’, warns WHO

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Tedros warns against lurching between ‘panic and neglect’ Pandemic in third year, with nearly 6 million dead More variants likely to follow Omicron, WHO warns GENEVA, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that it was dangerous to assume the Omicron variant......

Burkina Faso President Kabore detained at military camp, security sources say

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Heavy gunfire overnight around president’s residence President’s exact location unknown, no word from army Burkina Faso struggling to quell Islamist insurgency Protesters have denounced high toll on security forces OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, four......

U.S. tells diplomats’ families to leave Ukraine, weighs troop options

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US says families of American diplomats must leave Ukraine President Joe Biden mulling additional troops for region UK says Moscow wants to put pro-Russian leader in Ukraine WASHINGTON/LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department announced Sunday it was ordering diplomats’ family members to leave Ukraine, as U.S. President......

U.S. orders departure of Ukraine embassy staff family members

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WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The United States on Sunday ordered the departure of family members of staff at its embassy in Ukraine, citing the continuing threat of military action from Russia. The U.S. State Department also authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government employees and said Americans should consider......

Belgian police fire water cannon, tear gas during COVID curbs protest

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Thousands protest again in Brussels against COVID restrictions Buildings broken into, more than 60 people arrested Protesters angry at ‘blackmail’ over COVID-19 vaccines BRUSSELS, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people protested in Brussels on Sunday against COVID-19 restrictions, some clashing with police who fired water cannon and......

Germany distances itself from navy chief’s comments on Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a flower-laying ceremony at a monument, dedicated to the end of the Civil War of 1917-1922, on Russia’s Unity Day in Sevastopol, Crimea November 4, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters)......

Biden, Kishida agree to boost security, economic cooperation amid rising concerns

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WASHINGTON/TOKYO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed in a virtual meeting on Friday to boost cooperation on pressing economic and security issues, including China, North Korea’s missiles and Russia’s threat to Ukraine. The online meeting, their first substantial talks since Kishida......

U.N. chief condemns deadly Saudi-led coalition strike in Yemen

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SAADA/NEW YORK, Yemen, Jan 21 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Friday that reportedly killed at least 60 people in a detention center in the Houthi-held Saada province. A Reuters witness said several people, including African migrants, died in......

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