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U.S.-listed Chinese companies must disclose government interference risks -SEC official

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Commissioner Allison Lee participates in a U.S Securities and Exchange Commission open meeting to propose changing its decades-old definition of an “accredited investor” in order to allow more Americans to buy shares in private companies, in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – Chinese......

Asia equities tick up, as investors look to the U.S.

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HONG KONG, July 27 (Reuters) – Asian equity markets rose cautiously Tuesday, after touching year to date lows the day before, with traders keeping at least half an eye on the United States where major companies report earnings and the Federal Reservemeets on policy this week. MSCI’s broadest index of......

Analysis: U.S., China positions ossify at entrenched Tianjin talks

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U.S. and Chinese flags are seen before a meeting between senior defence officials from both countries at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – With no indication of a U.S.-China leaders’ summit in the works, nor any outcomes announced from......

Biden, Kadhimi seal agreement to end U.S. combat mission in Iraq

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WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday sealed an agreement formally ending the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after U.S. troops were sent to the country. Coupled with Biden’s withdrawal of......

Final death toll from Florida condominium collapse put at 98

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The partially collapsed Champlain Towers South residential building is demolished, in Surfside, Florida, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo July 26 (Reuters) – Remains of the last person still listed as missing in the collapse of a Florida condominium tower on June 24 have been recovered and identified, bringing the......

Tesla comes of age at just the right time

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Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk walks next to a screen showing an image of Tesla Model 3 car during an opening ceremony for Tesla China-made Model Y program in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo – RC2ASO93VIEI MELBOURNE, July 26 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has finally joined......

Father builds exoskeleton to help wheelchair-bound son walk

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PARIS, July 26 (Reuters) – “Robot, stand up” – Oscar Constanza, 16, gives the order and slowly but surely a large frame strapped to his body lifts him up and he starts walking. Fastened to his shoulders, chest, waist, knees and feet, the exoskeleton allows Oscar – who has a......

Biden pushes for long COVID sufferers to be protected by law

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WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said Monday the White House is pushing for people with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 to be protected against discrimination, as he marked the anniversary of a landmark law for people with disabilities. U.S. agencies will coordinate to ensure people suffering from severe......

Trump ally Barrack pleads not guilty in UAE lobbying case

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NEW YORK, July 26 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s billionaire ally Thomas Barrack pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of illegal lobbying for the United Arab Emirates, putting the case on course for a possible trial. Barrack entered his plea to seven criminal counts before U.S. Magistrate......

Texas power grid sees record-breaking demand during heatwave

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Overhead power lines are seen during record-breaking temperatures in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo July 26 (Reuters) – The Texas power grid operator on Monday forecast demand would reach a record high over the next week as homes and businesses crank up their air conditioners to......

Tesla beats profit and revenue estimates, delays Semi launch

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July 26 (Reuters) – Electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Monday beat Wall Street expectations for second-quarter profit and revenue as record deliveries offset the impact of a prolonged global shortage of chips and raw materials. Shares of the world’s most valuable automaker were up 1.3% in extended trade. The......

Facebook and tech giants to target attacker manifestos, far-right militias in database

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July 26 (Reuters) – A counterterrorism organization formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies including Facebook (FB.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias, the......

Canada installs first indigenous governor general, highlights reconciliation

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OTTAWA, July 26 (Reuters) – Canada installed an indigenous woman as its governor general on Monday, the first such person to hold the post, in an elaborate ceremony that spotlighted the country’s effort to reconcile with its colonial past. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Mary Simon – a former journalist,......

U.S. will not lift travel restrictions, citing Delta variant -White House

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WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – The United States will not lift any existing travel restrictions “at this point” due to concerns over the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant and the rising number of U.S. coronavirus cases, the White House confirmed on Monday. The decision, which was first reported by Reuters,......

U.S. new home sales hit 14-month low amid supply constraints

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A carpenter works on building new townhomes that are still under construction while building material supplies are in high demand in Tampa, Florida, U.S., May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones New home sales drop 6.6% in June; May revised down Median house price rises 6.1% to $361,800 from year ago WASHINGTON,......

Weightlifting-Diaz wins first ever Olympic gold for Philippines

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TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz became her country’s first ever Olympic gold medallist on Monday, winning the women’s 55 kg category for weightlifting at Tokyo 2020. In her fourth Olympics, the 30-year-old lifted a combined weight of 224 kg, an Olympic record. “I am 30 years old......

Mixed AstraZeneca-Pfizer shot boosts COVID antibody level – study

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SEOUL, July 26 (Reuters) – A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and then a Pfizer (PFE.N) COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses, a study from South Korea showed. The study involved 499 medical workers – 100 receiving mixed doses, 200 taking......

Insurance brokers Aon, Willis scrap $30 bln merger; slow trial risk

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An office building with the Aon logo is seen amid the easing of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in the Central Business District of Sydney, Australia, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott July 26 (Reuters) – Aon Plc (AON.N) and Willis Towers Watson Plc on Monday called off a $30 billion......

Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

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Schoolgirl skateboarder scoops gold for Japan Australian Ariarne Titmus wins gold, coach becomes meme Japanese fans defy organisers to watch triathlon Hosts top the medal standings TOKYO, July 26 (Reuters) – Japan struck more gold on Monday to lead the medals table as sentiment towards the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics appeared......

Shell greenlights Gulf of Mexico ‘Whale’ oilfield project

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The Royal Dutch Shell logo is seen at a Shell petrol station in London, January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Whale field set to produce up to 100,000 boed Field planned to begin production in 2024 First oil project approved since Dutch climate court ruling LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) –......

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