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Governments need to take urgent action to combat inequality, Oxfam says

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LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Governments need to take urgent action to tackle rising inequality which emerged over the COVID-19 crisis with a surge in energy and food prices ramping up pressures on millions of people around the world, Oxfam said on Monday. The report, released by the Nairobi-based charity......

PGA Championship up for grabs as Pereira’s lead trimmed to one

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TULSA, Oklahoma, May 22 (Reuters) – The PGA Championship was set for a wild finish after Chile’s Mito Pereira saw his three-shot lead trimmed to one with nine holes to play on Sunday, leaving the Wanamaker trophy up for grabs. Pereira, playing in just his second major, started three clear......

Twice runner-up Thiem crashes out at first hurdle in Paris

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PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) – Twice French Open finalist Dominic Thiem crashed out of the tournament in the first round on Sunday, losing in straight sets to Bolivian world number 87 Hugo Dellien. Austrian Thiem, who has failed to win a match at any of the tournaments he has played......

Woods charge fizzles in third round at rainy PGA Championship

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TULSA, Oklahoma, May 21 (Reuters) – After narrowly making the cut a defiant Tiger Woods headed out for his third round at the PGA Championship at rainy Southern Hills on Saturday still believing he had a chance to hoist the Wanamaker trophy. But reality quickly struck home as any glimmer......

COVID restrictions for migrants at U.S. border cannot end yet, judge rules

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May 20 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities were blocked by a federal judge on Friday from lifting COVID-19 restrictions that empower agents at the U.S.-Mexico border to turn back migrants without giving them a chance to seek asylum. The nationwide injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana means......

Biden officials consider inviting Cuban representative to Americas summit -source

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HAVANA/WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Biden administration officials are considering inviting a Cuban representative to the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas, a person familiar with the matter said, as Washington scrambled to head off a potentially embarrassing boycott by some regional leaders. Discussion has focused on allowing a Cuban presence......

U.S. files third labor complaint in Mexico, on behalf of Panasonic workers

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MEXICO CITY, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. labor officials asked Mexico on Wednesday to probe whether workers at a Panasonic (6752.T) auto parts factory were denied their rights, marking the third U.S. labor complaint under a new trade deal that aims to improve workplace conditions in Mexico. The request from......

Authorities discover narco-tunnel on U.S.-Mexico border

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MEXICO CITY, May 17 (Reuters) – U.S. anti-narcotics agents have discovered a drug-smugglers’ tunnel running under the U.S.-Mexico border and equipped with a rail track, electricity and ventilation system, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The so-called “narco-tunnel” led from the Mexican city of Tijuana to a warehouse 300 feet......

First draft of Chile’s new constitution set, fine-tuning to begin

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SANTIAGO, May 16 (Reuters) – Commissions in charge of fine-tuning a draft of Chile’s new constitution and mapping out the transition from a free-market doctrine to a focus on rights and social programs take over on Monday before it is put to a vote in September. The constitutional assembly finished......

Column: European smelter hits mean another year of zinc shortfall: Andy Home

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LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – The global refined zinc market is expected to register a supply shortfall of 292,000 tonnes this year, according to the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG). It will be the second consecutive year of deficit after global production fell short of demand to the......

FTX’s billionaire chief says bitcoin has no future as a payments network- FT

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Bitcoin cryptocurrency representation is pictured on a keyboard in front of binary code in this illustration taken September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 16 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency exchange FTX’s founder has said that bitcoin has no future as a payments network......

Infantino gets support for third term from southern Africa

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WINDHOEK, May 14 (Reuters) – The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) has thrown its weight behind incumbent Gianni Infantino ahead of FIFA presidential elections next year, an indication that he will enjoy widespread support across Africa. New COSAFA president Artur de Almeida e Silva made the announcement on......

Telefonica quarterly profit tops forecast on price rises, cost cuts

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The logo of Spanish Telecom company Telefonica is seen during GSMA’s 2022 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MADRID, May 12 (Reuters) – Spanish telecom company Telefonica (TEF.MC) posted a smaller-than-expected fall in first-quarter net......

Under an orange sky, largest U.S. wildfire menaces New Mexico towns

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BLACK LAKE, N.M., May 11 (Reuters) – Firefighters rested under an apocalyptic orange sky and vehicles streamed out of Angel Fire, New Mexico, on Wednesday as the largest active U.S. wildfire advanced on the ski resort and nearby town of Taos. With winds gusting over 50 mph (80 kmh) through......

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

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May 10 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said Tuesday he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former U.S. President Donald Trump when he buys the social media platform, the clearest signal of Musk’s intention to cut moderation of the site. Musk, the world’s richest person and chief executive of Tesla Inc,......

U.S. importers turn to prayer and the President as West Coast port labor talks begin

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Crude tankers are shown at the port of Long Beach, California, U.S., March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, May 10 (Reuters) – For more than two years, Isaac Larian has used every available tool to overcome global supply-chain bottlenecks and......

Exclusive: Setting up a national coal reserve is no longer a priority for Germany

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An aerial view shows coal at a dry bulk terminal of German Rheinberg-Orsoy harbor along Europe’s most important shipping way Rhine in Rheinberg near Duisburg, Germany, April 6, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Stephane Nitschke/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Officials, industry concerned plan could......

Ukrainian Americans try many ways to bring in relatives

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May 9 (Reuters) – Twice daily, Yuliya Day reaches out by phone from Los Angeles to see how her mother and aunt are doing in the attic they’ve rented in Warsaw. The sisters, 68 and 70 years old, crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border with two cats and few belongings after fleeing......

Kicking the China habit: South Korea hunts tungsten treasure

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S.Korean tungsten mine gets $100 million makeover Dozens of new mineral projects launched globally Green, digital booms fuel demand for rare minerals China is pre-eminent in critical minerals supply GRAPHIC-S.Korea’s reliance on China: SANGDONG, South Korea, May 9 (Reuters) – Blue tungsten winking from the walls of abandoned mine shafts,......

Verstappen beats Leclerc to win first Miami Grand Prix

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Verstappen cuts Leclerc’s lead to 19 points Third win in five races for Red Bull driver Ferrari second and third with Leclerc and Sainz Verstappen also takes fastest lap MIAMI, May 8 (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Max Verstappen won the first Miami Grand Prix for Red Bull on......

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