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White House blames Facebook and YouTube for spreading vaccine misinformation

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WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) – The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines and are not doing enough to stop it, sources familiar with the administration’s thinking said. The criticism......

S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs on megacaps, earnings strength

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A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., July 19, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Social media stocks rally after upbeat results AmEx jumps on blowout Q2 profit Intel sales forecast implies rocky second half Indexes up: Dow......

U.S. seeks ‘reliable, predictable’ way forward with N. Korea

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SEOUL, July 23 (Reuters) – The United States is seeking a “reliable, predictable and constructive” way to secure progress in stalled denuclearisation talks with North Korea, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Friday. Sherman made the remarks following a meeting with South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choi......

Organisers thank medics at opening ceremony overshadowed by pandemic

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Giant wooden rings evoke Japanese tradition, link to 1964 Some athletes attend ceremony without masks, spark anger Ceremony held with only 950 spectators amid COVID-19 TOKYO, July 23 (Reuters) – At an Olympics opening ceremony overshadowed by the coronavirus, Tokyo 2020 organisers on Friday paid tribute to medical workers as......

Oil slips but set to end week steady on tight supply

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Crude posted steep loss at start of week on virus fears OPEC+ supply boost seen keeping market tight – analyst U.S. crude inventories rise but falling at Cushing hub LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) – Oil slipped further below $74 a barrel on Friday but was on track to end the......

Migrant boat carrying 45 people sinks south of Turkey – ministry

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ISTANBUL, July 23 (Reuters) – A migrant boat carrying 45 people has sunk to the south of Turkey, and Turkish naval ships and an aircraft are carrying out search and rescue operations, the defence ministry said on Friday. Ministry officials said those on board the vessel were migrants. The ministry......

NextEra Energy posts higher profit on renewable demand surge

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July 23 (Reuters) – NextEra Energy (NEE.N) reported a higher quarterly adjusted profit on Friday, benefiting from a global shift to cleaner energy that has boosted demand for renewable power. The company has recently seen its investor base rise, as countries and corporations move further away from fossil fuels, helping......

Vaccinated people make up 75% of recent COVID-19 cases in Singapore, but few fall ill

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A medical worker prepares a syringe at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo SINGAPORE, July 23 (Reuters) – Vaccinated individuals accounted for three-quarters of Singapore’s COVID-19 infections in the last four weeks, but they were not falling seriously ill, government data showed,......

UK growth slows sharply in July as COVID ‘pingdemic’ hits

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A person exits Bank underground station in the City of London financial district, in London, Britain, June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls UK July composite PMI drops to 57.7 vs 62.2 in June Businesses blame staff absence due to COVID contacts Input costs rise at fastest pace in over 20 years......

Investors eye COVID-19 spread, Golden Cross to gauge U.S. dollar trajectory

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A U.S. dollar note is seen in front of a stock graph in this November 7, 2016 picture illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration July 23 (Reuters) – A rally in the U.S. dollar has investors looking at a broad range of factors — from global COVID-19 infections to yield gaps — to......

Once its strength, water now threatens Germany

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Heavy rains cause trail of destruction in Germany Germany’s waterways backbone of industrial success Floods threaten Germany more than its neighbours BAD MUENSTEREIFEL, Germany, July 23 (Reuters) – Bad Muenstereifel’s transformation from picturesque but sleepy German tourist town into an outlet shopping centre put it on the map for millions......

Scandal-hit Tokyo looks to final torchbearer to mend battered image

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TOKYO, July 23 (Reuters) – Battered by scandal on the eve of the opening ceremony, Tokyo 2020 organisers have the chance to patch up the Games’ image when they reveal today who will carry the Olympic flame for the final few steps to light the stadium’s cauldron. The identity of......

Tennis-Japan’s Osaka returns to Games’ spotlight on Sunday

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 (Reuters) – Japan’s Naomi Osaka will return to the spotlight on Sunday, kicking off her Olympic campaign as a home crowd favourite after taking a mental health break two months ago. Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion and world number two, has not played a competitive......

Masking guidance unchanged as Delta variant sweeps U.S.- CDC director

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July 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not revised its masking guidance, even as the Delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps the United States, driving up infections, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said on Thursday. Walensky declined to say if the CDC is considering changing......

U.S. moves to drop visa fraud charges against Chinese researcher

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Chinese staffers adjust U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of Sino-U.S. trade negotiations in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS July 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department moved on Thursday to drop all charges against a Chinese researcher arrested last year over visa fraud in......

Bubble burst: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel with Australia

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Passengers arrive from New Zealand after the Trans-Tasman travel bubble opened overnight, following an extended border closure due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott Suspension to last at least 8 weeks Australia fighting outbreak of Delta variant Demand for......

US regulator issues notice to Dakota Access pipeline over safety concerns

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July 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s pipeline regulator on Thursday put the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Energy Transfer LP (ET.N), on notice for probable violations of safety regulations and proposed a civil penalty against it. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)......

New U.S. Capitol Police chief named after Jan. 6 riot

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Montgomery County, Maryland Police Chief J. Thomas Manger is interviewed by Reuters at Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland U.S. August 31, 2016. Picture taken August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – A retired Maryland county law enforcement official has been named chief of the U.S. Capitol......

Twitter beats revenue targets with ad improvements, shares jump 5%

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July 22 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Thursday reported higher revenue growth than Wall Street had expected, as the social media platform rolled out ad targeting improvements to help brands reach potential customers. Shares of Twitter rose 5% to $73 in trading after the bell. Since the start of......

‘No banana republic’: Brazil’s politicos guarantee 2022 vote after bombshell story

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RIO DE JANEIRO, July 22 (Reuters) – Brazil’s political leaders lined up on Thursday to stress next year’s presidential election is certain to take place, after a bombshell newspaper report that Brazil’s defense minister had issued a threat about holding the highly polarized vote. The Estado de S. Paulo story......

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