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Russian F1 qualifying goes ahead after heavy rain

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Sept 25 (Reuters) – Final practice for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled due to heavy rain in Sochi on Saturday but conditions improved and qualifying started as scheduled. Race director Michael Masi had said earlier that the session at the Olympic Park could be postponed until Sunday......

In Iceland’s election, political stability again at stake

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Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir leaves Downing Street after attending a reception hosted by Britian’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, ahead of the NATO summit in Watford, in London, Britain, December 3, 2019. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS A record nine parties could enter parliament, opinion polls show This will make it......

United States overwhelm Europe to grab control of Ryder Cup

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KOHLER, Wis., Sept 24 (Reuters) – A red wave washed over the Ryder Cup on Friday as the United States dominated both foursome and fourball sessions to grab a commanding 6-2 lead over holders Europe for their largest opening-day advantage in the biennial event in a nearly half-century. With U.S.......

World’s youth take to the streets again to battle climate change

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Largest global climate protest since pandemic Strike takes place weeks before COP26 summit Hundreds of thousands protest in Germany alone, organisers say ‘No political party is doing close to enough’, Thunberg says BRUSSELS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Young people around the world took to the streets on Friday to demand......

Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

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Retail industry warns of significant disruption Queues form at some petrol stations – Reuters reporters Britain to boost HGV driver testing British ministers to meet on easing rules Hauliers: there is no quick fix LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it......

Australia hits vaccine milestone as Melbourne cases hover near record levels

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A healthcare worker walks down stairs at the Kings Park townhouse complex locked down in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Melbourne, Australia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders Australia passes 50% double-dose vaccine mark Two million doses administered in a week Seeing ‘pleasing declines’ in NSW......

Soaring gas prices ripple through heavy industry, supply chains

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LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Global record high natural gas prices are pushing some energy-intensive companies to curtail production in a trend that is adding to disruptions to global supply chains in some sectors such as food and could result in higher costs being passed on to their customers. Some......

Britain tells its food industry to prepare for CO2 price shock

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CO2 prices will rise sharply, minister says UK pays fertiliser maker CF to reopen plants Poultry plants would have closed, Britain says Iceland says 3-week deal will not save Christmas Poultry industry says turkey production will still fall LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Britain warned its food producers on Wednesday......

German auto giants place their bets on hydrogen cars

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BMW iX5 Hydrogen is seen during Munich Auto Show, IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, September 8, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay MUNICH, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don’t rule out the underdog hydrogen. That’s the view of......

UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations

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A general view of the CF industries plant in Billingham, Britain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices forced it to halt operations,......

Norway to raise gas exports to Europe as prices soar

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Equinor’s logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Stavanger, Norway December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo To hike by total 2 bcm from Oct. 1 for next 12 months Europe seeing record power prices OSLO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Norway will allow state-controlled Equinor (EQNR.OL) and its partners to......

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......

Marketmind: Watch those spiralling gas prices

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Fuel prices are displayed at a gas station in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/Files A look at the day ahead from Sujata Rao. A massive week in monetary policy, with some 16 central banks holding meetings and possibly the first rate hike from......

Haaland strikes twice in Dortmund’s 4-2 win over Union Berlin

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Haaland has scored 68 goals in 67 matches for Dortmund Union briefly cut deficit to one goal from 3-0 down Dortmund move within a point of leaders Bayern DORTMUND, Germany, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland scored twice, including a spectacular lob, to guide his side to a......

Norway 2021 licensing round attracts bids from 31 oil firms

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General view of Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup oilfield platforms in the North Sea, Norway, December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo OSLO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A total of 31 oil companies have submitted bids for exploration acreage offshore Norway in a so-called predefined areas (APA) licensing round, the country’s energy ministry......

H&M sales pick up less than expected in June-Aug

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The H&M clothing store is seen in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Sales remain below pre-pandemic levels June -Aug net sales up 9% vs consensus up 14% Local-currency sales up 14% year on year STOCKHOLM, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Sales at Sweden’s......

EXCLUSIVE U.S., EU pursuing global deal to slash planet-warming methane -documents

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BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The United States and the European Union have agreed to aim to cut emissions of the planet-warming gas methane by around a third by the end of this decade and are pushing other major economies to join them, according to documents seen by Reuters. Their......

UK takes friendly fire in latest vaccine spat

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A nurse fills a syringe with Pfizer vaccine as mobile vaccination teams begin visiting every Los Angeles Unified middle and high school campus to deliver first and second doses of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters......

Norway’s leftist opposition set for landslide win, complex talks

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The three candidates for Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg from the Conservatives, Jonas Gahr Stoere from Labour Party and Trygve Slagsvold Vedum from the Centre Party attend a debate in central Oslo, Norway August 9, 2021. Picture taken August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche Conservatives seen losing power after 8 years......

Norwegians begin voting in election centred on oil, equality

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Election takes place on Sept. 12-13 Conservative-led bloc has ruled for 8 years Opposition Labour and allies poised to take power Climate change in election spotlight Labour faces difficult coalition talks OSLO, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Norwegians went to the polls on Sunday for the first of two days of......

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