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Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate

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SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) – Torrential rains kept battering Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, intensifying the flood crisis in Sydney as thousands more residents were ordered to leave their homes after rivers swiftly rose past danger levels. About 50,000 residents in New South Wales, most in Sydney’s western suburbs, have......

Germany’s Scholz revives 1960s-style meets with unions, bosses on inflation

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Scholz calls tackling soaring inflation “historic challenge” Kicks off meets with unions, employers to build consensus Seeks to avoid wage-price spiral, social unrest BERLIN, July 4 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met trade union and employers association leaders on Monday for the first of a series of meetings aimed......

Rooftop shooter kills 6 at July 4 parade in Chicago suburb of Highland Park

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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., July 4 (Reuters) – Six people were killed and at least two dozen injured when a man with a high-powered rifle opened fire from a rooftop at a Fourth of July parade in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Highland Park on Monday, turning a civic display of......

Norway oil and gas workers to strike on Tuesday, cutting output

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Strike to start midnight local time (2200 GMT on Monday) Gas output could be cut by near 25% by Saturday, oil by 15% Government can intervene in special circumstances Union workers want higher pay rise than in negotiated deal OSLO, July 4 (Reuters) – Norwegian offshore workers will likely go......

Ukraine PM: Rich Russians should pay the bill to rebuild

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Swiss conference on Ukrainian recovery gets under way Ukrainian premier says effort may cost $750 billion Britain’s Liz Truss says Russia should be held accountable LUGANO, Switzerland, July 4 (Reuters) – The cost of rebuilding Ukraine following Russia’s invasion could reach $750 billion and rich Russians should help pay the......

Germany to overhaul law to bail out energy firms stricken by Russia woes – draft

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The logo of German energy utility company Uniper SE is pictured in the company’s headquarters in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Government could present proposals to parliament this week Government may acquire stake in Uniper: sources Possible Uniper bailout......

Ukraine war to shift to Donetsk after fall of Luhansk; Russia claims major victory

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City was last Ukrainian stronghold in Luhansk region Russia says has “liberated” Luhansk region Zelenskiy vows to regain control with long-range weapons Blasts hit Russia’s Belgorod, southern Ukraine base -officials KYIV, July 4 (Reuters) – Russian forces in Ukraine will focus on trying to seize all of the Donetsk region,......

UN rights mission finds ‘probable’ mass graves in Libya

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UN mission finds three sites thought to hold mass graves Hundreds of bodies already found in Tarhouna Investigative mission up for renewal this week GENEVA, July 4 (Reuters) – A U.N.-appointed mission to Libya said on Monday there are “probable mass graves” yet to be investigated, possibly as many as......

Tens of thousands of Sydney residents told to evacuate as rains flood suburbs

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Third major flood this year for some Sydney suburbs 30,000 New South Wales residents face evacuations Rescue of ship crew underway, military helping stranded families SYDNEY, July 4 (Reuters) – Fresh evacuation orders were issued for tens of thousands of Sydney residents on Monday after relentless rains triggered floods for......

Rebound in oil prices gives world stocks a lift in holiday trade

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A man walks under an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei share price index inside a conference hall in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Oil steady after losing $1 a barrel in early trade Nikkei rises 0.84%, Chinese stocks up......

Several eastern Chinese areas in mass COVID testing to curb new waves of infections

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A worker in a protective suit disinfects following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, under a surveillance camera on street in Shanghai, China July 1, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, July 4 (Reuters) – Parts of eastern China are running fresh rounds of......

China cetral bank upgrades currency swap with HKMA, expands size to 800 billion yuan

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BEIJING, July 4 (Reuters) – China’s central bank said on Monday that it has upgraded a currency swap facility with Hong Kong to a standing swap agreement and expanded the size to 800 billion yuan ($119.40 billion) from 500 billion yuan. The agreement was signed by the People’s Bank of......

Video shows Ohio officers killed unarmed Black man in hail of bullets

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AKRON, Ohio, July 3 (Reuters) – Video released on Sunday showed eight police officers in Akron, Ohio, were involved in a shooting that killed an unarmed Black man whose body was found with some 60 gunshot wounds after he fled a traffic stop last week. Police played multiple videos at......

Several hit by gunshots at shopping mall in Copenhagen – Danish police

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COPENHAGEN, July 3 (Reuters) – Danish police said several people had been hit by gunshots at a shopping mall in the capital Copenhagen on Sunday. Copenhagen police tweeted that officers had been sent to the mall after reports of a shooting. They advised people inside the mall to stay put......

Argentine president scrambles to replace economy chief after Guzman exit

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BUENOS AIRES, July 3 (Reuters) – Argentine President Alberto Fernandez held meetings and telephone calls on Sunday morning as he scrambled to find a new economy minister, official sources said, after the exit of ally Martin Guzman. “No news,” a government spokesperson told Reuters on Sunday morning. Guzman, 39, submitted......

At least 3 killed in blasts in Russia’s Belgorod near Ukraine – governor

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July 3 (Reuters) – At least three people were killed and dozens of residential buildings damaged in the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border, the regional governor said, after reports of several blasts in the city. At least 11 apartment buildings and 39 private houses were damaged, including......

Zelenskiy adviser concedes key bastion could fall in eastern Ukraine

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Separatists say Lysychansk ‘under control’ but not yet liberated Ukrainians say big battles, but Lysychansk not surrounded Blasts shake southern city of Mykolaiv KYIV/KONSTYANTYNIVKA, Ukraine, July 3 (Reuters) – Fighting intensified at the weekend for Lysychansk, Ukraine’s last big bastion in the strategic eastern province of Luhansk, and an adviser......

North Korea says U.S.-South Korea-Japan agreement materialises U.S. plan for ‘Asian NATO’

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A North Korean flag flutters at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 3 (Reuters) – North Korea criticised the United States, South Korea and Japan’s recent agreement on strengthening military......

Taliban’s large gathering ends with calls for international recognition

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The Taliban flag is seen in a marketplace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, July 2 (Reuters) – A Taliban-run gathering of thousands of male religious and ethnic leaders ended on Saturday by asking foreign governments to......

At least five killed in magnitude 6.1 quake on Iran Gulf coast

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DUBAI, July 2 (Reuters) – At least five people were killed and 49 injured by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in southern Iran early on Saturday, state media reported, with the area also hit soon after by two strong quakes of up to 6.3 magnitude. Some 24 tremors, two with a......

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