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London Stock Exchange set to close Refinitiv deal on Jan. 29

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – London Stock Exchange said on Tuesday that it should complete its $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv on Jan. 29, as it bulks up into a......

Thousands protest in Amsterdam against Dutch coronavirus lockdown

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: People walk on an empty street as Netherlands has gone into lockdown as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Amsterdam, Netherlands December 15 2020, REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Several thousand people held an unauthorised protest in Amsterdam on Sunday against......

Government in Netherlands Resigns After Benefit Scandal

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands, one of Europe’s longest-serving leaders, and his cabinet resigned on Friday over a report highlighting systemic failure by his government to protect thousands of families from overzealous tax inspectors. Mr. Rutte......

Chipotle, Just Eat Takeaway CEOs bullish on return to normal

Reuters
By Hilary Russ, Nivedita Balu (Reuters) – Fast-casual U.S. chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc and Dutch delivery company Just Eat Takeaway.com predicted a return to more normal levels of dining out by spring or summer of 2021, they said on Thursday. The two companies, which have both prospered during the......

ASML CEO sees U.S.-China trade antagonism outlasting Trump

Reuters
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – ASML CEO Peter Wennink expects further antagonism between the United States and China over semiconductor technology, even as a new administration is set to take over in Washington, he told the Reuters Next conference on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: ASML CEO Peter Wennink attends a news conference after......

Dutch government weighs possible resignation even as it battles surging pandemic

Reuters
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Cabinet is considering collectively resigning over a report that blamed the government for mismanagement of childcare subsidies that drove thousands of families to financial ruin. FILE PHOTO: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives to attend a face-to-face EU summit amid the coronavirus......

Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Just Eat Takeaway.com, Malaysia

Reuters
By Breakingviews columnists A man wearing a protective mask crosses a street in front of Petronas Twin Towers, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 11, 2021. LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the......

Uganda’s Bobi Wine asks ICC to investigate rights abuses

Reuters
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Uganda’s main opposition leader asked the International Criminal Court on Thursday to investigate President Yoweri Museveni and senior officials for sanctioning human rights abuses in the run-up to next week’s presidential election. Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, talks during an interview......

European regulator approves Moderna Covid vaccine for use in the EU

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Volunteers prepared doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at Forand Manor in Central Falls, RI on December 30, 2020. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images LONDON — The European Medicines Agency on Wednesday recommended Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for......

U.S. judge blocks Trump sanctions targeting human rights lawyers, war crimes tribunal

Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from sanctioning human rights lawyers for supporting the work of the world’s war crimes tribunal, the International Criminal Court. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about a Trump administration executive order on the International......

Under fire, the Netherlands is speeding up the start of its lagging vaccination campaign.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Facing broad criticism, the government of the Netherlands on Saturday said the country would speed up its lagging vaccination process and provide the first shots to frontline health care workers. Most nations elsewhere in Europe started their vaccination......

China says EU investment deal gives legally binding market access commitments

Reuters
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seen on a screen during a video conference, in Brussels, Belgium December 30, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the EU have......

AstraZeneca vaccine not ready for quick European approval, watchdog official says

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The European Medicines Authority (EMA) will most likely not be able......

Air France KLM, Getlink shares slide as Europe closes doors to UK on COVID fears

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: An Air France plane prepares to land at Nice International airport, where Air France KLM will park its biggest airliners in response to the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Nice, France, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard PARIS (Reuters) – Shares in Air France KLM and......

Delta Air Lines in talks to add more quarantine-free flights

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: An airport worker stands on a tarmac next to a Delta Air Lines plane at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 3, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc is in talks with governments to add more quarantine-free trips to international destinations, after......

New COVID-19 cases in Netherlands jump by almost 10,000 – data

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A member of medical staff takes coronavirus test samples during drive-thru coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, on a converted ice rink, in Alkmaar, Netherlands April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The number of new coronavirus infections in the Netherlands has jumped by almost 10,000......

Motor racing-Bottas leads Hamilton in final Friday practice of the season

Reuters
(Reuters) – Valtteri Bottas went fastest on the opening day of Formula One practice for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton, who completed a one-two for Mercedes on his return. Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi,......

Trafigura has reimbursed founder’s family stake in full – CFO

Reuters
By Julia Payne, Dmitry Zhdannikov FILE PHOTO: Trafigura logo is pictured in the company entrance in Geneva, Switzerland, March 11, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse LONDON (Reuters) – Commodities trader Trafigura has fully reimbursed the family stake of its late founder Claude Dauphin after record earnings in 2020, its chief financial officer......

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