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Volleyball-Japan claim first win in 29 years, Iran beat Poland in epic clash

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TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – Hosts Japan began their men’s volleyball campaign with their first victory at the Olympics in 29 years while Iran edged Poland in a five-set epic in their Pool A openers at an empty Ariake Arena on Saturday. Japan’s win over Venezuela in straight sets was......

Global supply chains buckle as virus variant and disasters strike

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LONDON/BEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) – A new worldwide wave of COVID-19. Natural disasters in China and Germany. A cyber attack targeting key South African ports. Events have conspired to drive global supply chains towards breaking point, threatening the fragile flow of raw materials, parts and consumer goods, according to companies,......

Investors flee stocks, pile into bonds as COVID-19 surges; oil plunges

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Dow has worst day in nine months Dollar rises broadly Oil prices fall more than 6% after OPEC+ resolves spat Government bond yields burrow lower as infections jump NEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) – Stocks on Wall Street fell as much as 2% on Monday, with the Dow posting its......

Foreign missions in Afghanistan call for Taliban ceasefire

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An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the check post on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail Doha talks fail to reach ceasefire agreement Clashes continue across Afghanistan Afghan president visits western city under siege KABUL, July 19 (Reuters) – Fifteen diplomatic missions and the NATO representative......

Ermotti-led SPAC to help Italy’s Zegna go public in $3.2 bln US deal

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MILAN, July 19 (Reuters) – Ermenegildo Zegna has agreed to list in New York this year by combining with a U.S. special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a deal that gives the Italian luxury fashion group an enterprise value of $3.2 billion. It is the latest example of an Italian family-owned......

Hamilton takes controversial eighth home British GP win

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Hamilton wins at home for record-stretching eighth time Verstappen crashes out on first lap Red Bull driver’s lead slashed to eight points Leclerc second for Ferrari SILVERSTONE, England, July 18 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for a record-extending eighth time on Sunday despite a 10-second......

Verstappen wins Silverstone Sprint for British GP pole

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Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during sprint qualifying REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge Verstappen wins first F1 Sprint Red Bull driver extends championship lead to 33 points Hamilton second for Mercedes, Bottas third Sprint winner starts Sunday Grand......

Belgium sets day of mourning as flood deaths hit 20

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TROOZ, Belgium, July 16 (Reuters) – Belgium declared a national day of mourning next week as the death toll from burst rivers and flash floods in the south and east of the country rose to 20 on Friday, with another 20 people missing. “What should have been beautiful summer days......

UniCredit CEO Orcel steps up management shakeup

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UniCredit bank logo is seen in Siena, Italy June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo MILAN, July 15 (Reuters) – UniCredit (CRDI.MI)announced further senior management changes on Thursday as new Chief Executive Andrea Orcel presses ahead with plans to streamline the bank ahead of any eventual merger. In May, less than......

Crypto exchange Binance unauthorised, says Italian regulator, as crackdown widens

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Binance not authorised in Italy -regulator Scrutiny of platform growing across world UK, Thailand, Japan and Germany among others to target Binance LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – Binance is not authorised to carry out activities in Italy, the country’s market watchdog said on Thursday, joining a string of global regulatory......

EU set to call time on combustion engine within two decades

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EU to propose CO2 curbs that make combustion cars unfeasible Carmakers already accelerating switch to electric motors Firms want commitment to build public charging network Questions over EU view on phasing out plug-in hybrids LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – The European Union is set to propose measures on Wednesday, as......

Pope to attend November U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, health permitting

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Pope Francis speaks with a health worker at the Gemelli hospital, as he recovers following scheduled surgery on his colon, in Rome, Italy, July 11, 2021. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS VATICAN CITY, July 12 (Reuters) – Pope Francis will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in......

Italy crowned European champions after shootout win over England

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Italy win shootout 3-2 after 1-1 draw Shaw scores early for England, Bonucci levels England miss three shootout penalties in first Euro final Italy take European title for second time LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Italy claimed the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as penalties came back......

Djokovic triumphs at Wimbledon to secure record-equalling 20th major

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LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic beat Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-3 on Sunday to win his sixth title at Wimbledon. His third straight triumph at the All England Club also earned the Serbian a 20th Grand Slam title, equalling the men’s......

Fans charge security at Wembley before Euro final

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LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – Fans breached security cordons, charging into the perimeter area of Wembley Stadium, before the start of the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy on Sunday. A day of alcohol-fuelled festivities had begun with rowdy scenes in central London and a crowd of around 65,000......

U.S.’s Yellen says tax changes for large firms may not be ready until 2022

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen answers questions during the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to examine the FY22 budget request for the Treasury Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., June 23, 2021. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS VENICE, July 11 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday......

Southgate says England fans can intimidate Italy but not boo anthem

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Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – England Press Conference – The Grove Hotel, Hertford, Britain – July 10, 2021 England manager Gareth Southgate during the press conference UEFA/Handout via REUTERS July 11 (Reuters) – England manager Gareth Southgate said the team’s fans can try to intimidate Italy but should remain......

Pliskova finally warms up to Wimbledon after run to final

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Jul 10, 2021; London, United Kingdom; Karolina Pliskova (CZE) seen playing against Ashleigh Barty (AUS) in the women’s final at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports July 10 (Reuters) – Despite possessing a game tailor-made for grass, Karolina Pliskova never found......

Djokovic faces Berrettini hurdle in his leap towards history

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July 10 (Reuters) – The 6-foot-5 frame of Matteo Berrettini will be standing in the way of Novak Djokovic’s relentless pursuit of hoarding as many tennis milestones as possible when the two meet in a Wimbledon final where both men will be eyeing the record books. A win against Berrettini......

England’s Foden misses training ahead of Euro final v Italy

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Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Semi Final – England v Denmark – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 England’s Phil Foden celebrates after the match Pool via REUTERS/Paul Ellis July 10 (Reuters) – England midfielder Phil Foden did not take part in Saturday’s team training session ahead......

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