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Starbucks ties up with Meituan to bolster presence in crucial China market

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BEIJING, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Starbucks (SBUX.O), which has seen sales slow in China due to COVID-19’s fallout, is attempting to widen its reach in its second-biggest market globally by distributing its coffees through the country’s dominant food delivery firm, Meituan. The U.S. coffee chain said on Tuesday it has......

UK PM Johnson must address culture that led to lockdown parties – Conservative chairman

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Co-Chairman of British Conservative Party Oliver Dowden walks on Downing Street in London, Britain, December 17, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The British Conservative Party chairman rejected calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign but said he......

Unilever eyes GSK’s consumer goods arm in possible 50 billion-pound deal

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Unilever confirms interest in GSK assets GSK consumer business would be “strong strategic fit” Sunday Times says 50 billion-pound bid rejected in late 2021 Unilever is under pressure from shareholders over stock price Jan 15 (Reuters) – Consumer goods giant Unilever (ULVR.L) said it had approached Glaxosmithkline (GSK.L) about buying......

Britain’s MI5 spy service warns lawmakers over Chinese agent of influence

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LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s domestic spy service MI5 has warned lawmakers that the Chinese Communist Party has been employing a woman to exert improper influence over members of parliament. MI5 sent out an alert and picture of the woman named Christine Lee on Thursday alleging she was “involved......

Apple submits plans to allow alternative payment systems in S.Korea – regulator

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An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Jan 11 (Reuters) – South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said on Tuesday Apple Inc......

Uber to end restaurant deliveries in Brazil

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SAO PAULO, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Uber (UBER.N) has decided to end its Uber Eats restaurant delivery service in Brazil starting on March 7, the company said in a statement without specifying a reason. Uber added that its Uber Eats Brazil operation will focus on deliveries by its online groceries......

German cartel office steps up examination of Google products

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German regulator tightens focus on Google Amazon, Apple, Meta cases also under consideration Google confident it’s in compliance BERLIN, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Germany’s cartel office said it was examining Google’s use of personal data and its Google News Showcase product under its new powers to regulate internet companies, and......

Kazakh president removes ex-leader from post amid worst unrest in a decade

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Buildings on fire in biggest city President says government botched fuel price increase Ex-leader had retained influence since stepping down in 2019 ALMATY, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s president stripped his powerful predecessor of a role as head of the country’s security council on Wednesday after demonstrators stormed and torched......

France’s Le Maire sees 2021 growth higher than 6.25% forecast

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PARIS, Jan 4 (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday that the country’s growth would be significantly higher this year than the government’s current forecast of 6.25%. Le Maire also told RTL radio that even though the surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant was disrupting some......

China to order cybersecurity reviews for some firms seeking overseas listings

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A sign above an office of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is seen in Beijing, China July 8, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Jan 4 (Reuters) – China’s cyberspace regulator said on Tuesday it will implement new rules from Feb. 15......

Israel to start reopening to foreigners, even as Omicron surges

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Some foreigners will be able to enter Israel as of Jan. 9 United States, Britain, UAE still on Israel’s ‘red list’ Israel expands eligibility for fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose JERUSALEM, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Israel said on Monday it will admit foreigners with presumed COVID-19 immunity from countries deemed medium-risk......

Chinese cities on COVID alert as New Year holiday looms

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A taxi driver wearing a protective face mask drives on a street, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China, December 30, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Dec 31 (Reuters) – China is on high alert against COVID-19 as......

U.S. COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations ‘comparatively’ low despite Omicron surge, CDC director says

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky gives her opening statement during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on “Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 4, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access......

‘Just want to go home’: China’s Xian in COVID lockdown for 7th day

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BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) – A lockdown of 13 million people in the Chinese city of Xian entered its seventh day on Wednesday, with many unable to leave their residential compounds and virtually dependent on deliveries of necessities as new COVID-19 infections persisted. Xian reported 151 domestically transmitted infections with......

Rio court suspends Petrobras natural gas price hike

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The logo of Brazil’s state-run Petrobras oil company is seen at its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRASILIA, Dec 28 (Reuters) – A Rio de Janeiro state court has suspended a 50% hike in......

Vale and Anglo discuss joint development of Serpentina using Minas-Rio

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The logo of the Brazilian mining company Vale SA is seen in Brumadinho, Brazil January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Vale SA (VALE3.SA) has begun “preliminary discussions” with Anglo American PLC (AAL.L) regarding......

Ex-Trump adviser Flynn sues Jan 6 House committee to block release of phone records

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WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Michael Flynn, a longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, on Tuesday sued the congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in hopes of blocking it from obtaining his phone records. Flynn alleged in a lawsuit, filed in federal court......

Russian gas flows to Germany through Yamal reverse -Gascade data

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A worker checks pipes at a gas compressor station on the Yamal-Europe pipeline near Nesvizh, some 130 km (81 miles) southwest of Minsk December 29, 2006.REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Russian natural gas shipments to Germany through a......

COVID Omicron variant “raging through the world,” traveling increases risk -Fauci

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Dr. Anthony Fauci takes part in a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and other members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team on developments related to the Omicron COVID-19 variant from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 9,......

UK Brexit supremo Frost resigns in blow to Johnson -Mail on Sunday

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British Brexit Minister David Frost speaks to the media ahead of a meeting with European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic in Brussels, Belgium November 19, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Another blow for PM Johnson Frost resigned over COVID and high taxes Johnson under......

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