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U.N. aid chief to Ethiopia on famine in Tigray: ‘Get those trucks moving’

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The United Nations’ new Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs Martin Griffiths addresses a news conference on the humanitarian crisis in Tigray after visiting the region, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Tuesday he......

Three die, some injured as Amtrak train derails in Montana

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Sept 25 (Reuters) – At least three people died on Saturday and some passengers were injured after five cars of an Amtrak train went off the rails in north-central Montana, an official at a local sheriff’s office said. People trapped aboard soon after the derailment have all been taken off......

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......

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Syrian gas pipeline

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Sept 18 (Reuters) – Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a gas pipeline at Deir Ali power station in Syria, according to a statement published on Saturday on its affiliated Telegram channels. Earlier, Syria’s electricity minister said the attack had led to an electricity outage that hit......

Canadian National to resume buyback after abandoning Kansas City deal

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A Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) train moves through wooden pallets placed there by occupants of a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory encampment set up in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation who are trying to stop construction of British Columbia’s Coastal GasLink pipeline, in Tyendinaga, Ontario, Canada February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Alex Filipe......

Italy working on measures to curb power prices – minister

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Electricity masts are seen at the sunset in Milan’s neighborhood, Italy, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo MILAN, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Italy will introduce short-term measures to offset the expected rise in retail power prices and is working on a longer-term reform of power bills, the energy transition minister......

Dubai’s Aramex splits core businesses as part of reshuffle

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A delivery staff member wearing a protective mask prepares parcels in Aramex office amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank July 19, 2020. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma DUBAI, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Dubai-listed courier Aramex (ARMX.DU) said on Tuesday it had split its core businesses as......

Victim of Tesla crash in Texas had alcohol level exceeding legal limit

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The logo of Tesla cars logo is seen during the presentation of the new charge system in the EUREF campus in Berlin, Germany September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 3 (Reuters) – One of the two victims of a fatal crash involving a Tesla car in Texas had......

Flooding snarls U.S. Northeast travel

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WASHINGTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – United Airlines on Thursday suspended operations at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty airport, while U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak canceled trains between Philadelphia and Boston due to severe weather and floods in the Northeast. United, the largest carrier at the New York City-area airport, said it expected......

European court says German energy regulatory methods are insufficient

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High-voltage power lines and electricity pylons pictured near Berlin, November 7, 2006. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski German regulator says will keep uncertainty to minimum Investments must be safeguarded in transition to changes EU court wants more independence for regulator FRANKFURT, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The Court of Justice of the European Union......

Factbox: Stocks to watch as Ida takes toll on Louisiana, Mississippi

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A satellite image shows Hurricane Ida in the Gulf of Mexico August 29, 2021. European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-3 Imagery, Processed by DG DEFIS/Handout via REUTERS Aug 30 (Reuters) – After sweeping ashore to Louisiana from the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, Hurricane Ida lost some of its punch as it grinded......

Hurricane Ida slams critical U.S. oil port as it makes landfall

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Aug 29 (Reuters) – Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday as a Category 4 storm near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, lashing critical U.S. oil infrastructure with winds up to 150 miles per hour (240 km per hour). The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the largest privately-owned crude terminal in the United......

Alphabet’s Waymo to stop selling lidar self-driving car sensors

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A Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving vehicle is parked and displayed during a demonstration in Chandler, Arizona, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin O’Hara SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) self-driving unit Waymo has ended an effort to sell light detection and ranging (lidar) sensors to other companies, a......

EY fined 3.5 mln stg for failings in Stagecoach audit

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The logo of Ernst & Young is seen in Zurich, Switzerland November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s accounting watchdog said on Wednesday it had fined EY 3.5 million pounds ($4.8 million) for failing to challenge financial statements in its audit of transport group Stagecoach......

AB Volvo buys Chinese truck business for about $125.7 million

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STOCKHOLM/BEIJING, Aug 23 (Reuters) – AB Volvo said on Monday it had struck a deal to buy a heavy duty truck subsidiary of Jiangling Motors Corp (JMC) (000550.SZ) for about 1.1 billion Swedish crowns ($125.7 million) to make trucks in the world’s biggest vehicle market. The acquired business includes a......

Crypto platform Poly Network says hacked funds returned

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A representation of cryptocurrency Monero is seen in this illustration taken August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustrationo/File Photo HONG KONG, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency platform Poly Network said on Monday that almost all of the $610 million stolen this month in one of the biggest crypto heists had now been......

U.S. will extend COVID-19 transport mask mandate through Jan. 18

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WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration confirmed late on Tuesday it plans to extend requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations through Jan. 18 to address ongoing COVID-19 risks. A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesperson confirmed the......

Death toll rises to 77 from Turkey floods, 47 reported missing

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ISTANBUL, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The death toll from flash floods that swept through several towns in Turkish Black Sea provinces last week has risen to 77 people and emergency workers are continuing to search for 47 who are missing, authorities said on Monday. The floods last week brought chaos......

U.S. opens probe into Tesla’s Autopilot over emergency vehicle crashes

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WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.S. auto safety regulators said Monday they had opened a formal safety probe into Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) driver assistance system Autopilot after a series of crashes involving emergency vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that since January 2018 it had identified 11......

Mumbai resumes suburban rail services as infections abate

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Commuters wearing protective face masks ride in a suburban train after authorities resumed the train services for vaccinated passengers amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Mumbai, India, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas MUMBAI, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Authorities in India’s financial capital Mumbai have resumed suburban rail services for......

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