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Libya’s presidency seeks consensus on election law

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Mohamed al-Menfi, Head of the Presidential Council of Libya, talks to media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The head of Libya’s Presidency Council said on Saturday he would......

Oil looks set to test 3-year high as supplies tighten

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A worker collects a crude oil sample at an oil well operated by Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in Morichal, Venezuela, July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo TOKYO, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Friday, taking Brent towards three-year highs, as investors focused......

U.S. House approves $1 billion for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile-defense system

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WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile-defense system, two days after objections from the most liberal Democrats forced leaders to remove it from a broader spending bill. The measure passed by 420......

Oil prices rise on tight supply, renewed risk appetite

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A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo U.S. crude stocks plunge to lowest since Oct 2018 -EIA Strong natgas prices support upside LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices extended gains on Thursday,......

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens

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ALGIERS/CAIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Algeria’s supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after it cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom. The decision came “in view of the continued provocations and......

DiCaprio invests in cultivated meat start-ups Mosa Meat, Aleph Farms

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Sept 22 (Reuters) – U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in and joining the advisory boards of Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat, the two cultivated meat start-ups said in a statement on Wednesday. Cast members Leonardo di Caprio takes part in a photo call for the movie “Once Upon a......

Oil prices rise on expected U.S. stocks draw

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A gas pump at a petrol station in Seoul June 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak/File Photo API shows drop in U.S. crude, product stocks – sources Market awaits EIA inventory data due later on Wednesday OPEC+ struggles to pump more oil Gas price rally adds to the upside pressure LONDON, Sept......

SoftBank backs Steven Mnuchin’s $2.5 bln private equity fund

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, December 2, 2020. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Sept 22 (Reuters) – SoftBank Group (9984.T) will invest in a $2.5 billion private equity fund set up by former U.S. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Japanese......

Military aid for Israel removed from U.S. funding bill, but leadership pledges vote later this week

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WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military funding for Israel from legislation to fund the U.S. government after objections from liberals in the House of Representatives, but party leaders pledged to bring the matter up again later this week. Some House Democrats objected......

Paris climate agreement to be presented to Turkish parliament -Erdogan

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 76th Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021. Mary Altaffer/Pool via REUTERS ISTANBUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Paris climate agreement would be presented to the Turkish parliament......

At U.N., Biden promises ‘relentless diplomacy,’ defense of democracy

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden mapped out a new era of vigorous competition without a new Cold War despite China’s ascendance during his first United Nations address on Tuesday, promising military restraint and a robust fight against climate change. The United States will help resolve......

OPEC+ struggles to pump more oil to meet rising demand

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The OPEC logo pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – OPEC and its allies struggled again to pump enough oil in August to meet global demand......

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. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

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WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. The decision, announced......

Oil prices advance amid U.S. supply tightness signals

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Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S. April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base/File Photo TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Tuesday as analysts pointed to signs of U.S. supply tightness, ending days of losses as global......

External review finds deeper rot in World Bank ‘Doing Business’ rankings

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A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo/File Photo WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Weeks before the World Bank scrapped its flagship Doing Business rankings following a......

External review finds deeper rot in World Bank ‘Doing Business’ rankings

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A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo/File Photo WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Weeks before the World Bank scrapped its flagship Doing Business rankings following a......

Biden supports full investigation into Afghanistan drone strike

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U.S. President Joe Biden waves as he walks from Marine One at his return from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden supports a thorough investigation of the U.S.......

Rwandan court finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero guilty in terrorism case

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KIGALI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A Rwandan court on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, guilty of being part of a group responsible for terrorist attacks. Judges were still going through a number of other accusations......

Gaza artist mixes beauty with pain in her ballet paintings

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GAZA, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Palestinian artist Abeer Jebril’s dark-coloured paintings show ballerinas chained in barbed wire, dancing on rocks, or facing barricades to mirror what she calls the “ticking bomb” reality of women in Gaza. She hopes her portraits will bring attention to the social and political problems women......

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