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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......

COVID-19 sends northern Chinese city into semi-shutdown

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BEIJING, Sept 22 (Reuters) – China’s northeastern city of Harbin, population 10 million, went into semi-shutdown after reporting new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases for the first time since early February. Three of 16 new local cases reported in China for Sept. 21 were in Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang,......

BOJ rolls out climate scheme, to disburse first loans late December

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A man wearing a protective mask stands in front of the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo BOJ will begin accepting applications from Wednesday BOJ says to offer climate loans twice a year Financial institutions required to......

Russia was behind Litvinenko assassination, European court finds

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European court says Lugovoy and Kovtun carried out 2006 killing Court endorses British inquiry findings “No serious attempt” by Moscow to refute British findings Both men, and Russia, have always denied any involvement Court awards Litvinenko’s widow 100,000 euros in damages LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The European Court of......

Sudan thwarts attempted coup, situation under control, army says

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Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir is seen inside the defendant’s cage during his and some of his former allies trial over the 1989 military coup that brought the autocrat to power in 1989, at a courthouse in Khartoum, Sudan September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo KHARTOUM, Sept 21 (Reuters)......

U.S. adds top Guatemalan, Salvadoran officials to corruption list

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U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday it had put Guatemala’s attorney general and five Salvadoran Supreme Court judges on......

White House: apparent use of whips on Haitian migrants not acceptable

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki takes questions during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday that footage appearing to show border patrol agents using whips against Haitian migrants coming into......

Tropical Depression Sixteen forms east of northern Leeward Islands – U.S. NHC

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Sept 18 (Reuters) – Tropical Depression Sixteen formed east of the northern Leeward Islands on Saturday and is expected to continue over the next couple of days, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory. The system is located about 670 miles (1080 km) east of the northern Leeward......

UN says basic services in Afghanistan are collapsing

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Afghans line up outside a bank to take out their money after Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan September 1, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer GENEVA, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Afghanistan is facing the collapse of basic services and food and other aid is starting to run out, the U.N. Office for the Coordination......

New Zealanders venture out as COVID-19 curbs eased in most regions

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WELLINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – New Zealanders on Wednesday visited beaches and queued for takeaway food as tough lockdown measures enforced to beat an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus were eased for most of the country. About 1.7 million people in the largest city Auckland......

Taliban government will decide on Kabul airport charter flights – Germany

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks to reporters on developments in Afghanistan, in Berlin, Germany, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/Pool ISLAMABAD, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Germany will wait for the Taliban to install a new government to see if the Islamists will honour their pledge to allow civilians to leave......

China environment ministry says U.S. climate envoy Kerry invited to visit

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John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, delivers remarks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner BEIJING, Aug 31 (Reuters) – United States climate envoy John Kerry will visit china between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 at China’s invitation, China’s Ministry......

UK reports most COVID-19 cases since July over past seven days

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LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Britain reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in just over a month during the past seven days, reflecting the continued spread of the Delta variant of the disease, government figures showed on Friday. Britain recorded a further 38,046 cases of COVID-19 on Friday,......

Fed hawks circle before Powell speech

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WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve’s hawkish wing used the day before a marquee speech by Fed Chair Jerome Powell to urge the central bank to begin paring bond purchases they feel have become ineffective, it not downright harmful. “We probably don’t need the asset purchases at......

Buffett-backed Nubank to seek IPO valuation of over $55 bln -sources

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The logo of Nubank, a Brazilian FinTech startup, is pictured at the bank’s headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker BANGALORE/SAO PAULO, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Nubank is seeking a valuation in its planned U.S. initial public offering that would push the eight-year-old fintech past the......

Maersk orders eight vessels able to run on carbon-neutral methanol

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Shipping containers are transpoted on a Maersk Line vessel through the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh COPENHAGEN, Aug 24 (Reuters) – The world’s largest container shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) said on Tuesday it had ordered eight vessels which are able to run on......

China reports no new local COVID-19 cases for first time since July

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BEIJING, Aug 23 (Reuters) – China’s health authority reported on Monday that there were no new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 for the first time since July, offering more signs that the current outbreak which began late last month may be tapering off soon. The latest outbreak was driven mainly......

Appeals court rejects latest bid to halt U.S. eviction moratorium

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WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a bid by groups representing landlords to halt the latest moratorium on residential evictions imposed by President Joe Biden’s administration, setting up a U.S. Supreme Court showdown. In a written order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the......

EU’s Borrell brands Afghanistan events ‘a catastrophe and a nightmare’

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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon June 19, 2021. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS BRUSSELS, Aug 19 (Reuters) – The European Union’s foreign policy chief branded developments in Afghanistan “a catastrophe and a nightmare” on Thursday, and said there had been a......

Delta outbreak exposes New Zealand’s low vaccination rates

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Lambton Quay is devoid of people on the first day of a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wellington, New Zealand, August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Praveen Menon New Zealand enters second day of lockdown NZ reports 11 new cases on Thursday, total at 21 PM Ardern......

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