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UK’s Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital, Buckingham Palace says

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip enters a car as he leaves the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, Britain December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been transferred back to a private hospital after successfully undergoing a procedure......

U.N. special envoy on Myanmar says 38 killed on Wednesday

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NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – United Nations special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said 38 people had been killed in the Southeast Asian nation on Wednesday. Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered......

One in five Chinese Australians report attacks or threats amid pandemic, rising tensions

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – One in five Chinese Australians say they have been physically threatened or attacked in the past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and tensions in Australia’s relationship with China, a survey by the Lowy Institute think tank reported. FILE PHOTO: The Sydney Harbour Bridge is seen through......

EU executive says joint vaccine strategy not unravelling

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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s joint vaccine procurement has not unravelled, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Tuesday when asked about individual countries getting jabs from Russia or......

Hearing for Hong Kong democracy activists resumes after marathon session

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – The proceedings for 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion resume on Tuesday, following a marathon hearing that extended well past midnight before it was adjourned after one of the defendants fainted. Lawyers for the defendants are challenging a prosecution bid to......

U.S. Senate to begin debating COVID-19 bill this week -Schumer

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters in The Senate Reception Room during the second day of Trump’s second impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2021. Brandon Bell/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will begin debating President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion......

Biden administration to pay transportation, healthcare for families separated under Trump

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FILE PHOTO: Migrants stand in lines on the U.S. side of the Gateway International Bridge to be processed to seek asylum in the U.S., in Matamoros, Mexico February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States could pay for transportation, healthcare, legal services, and career and educational services......

Over 60% of Russians don’t want Sputnik V vaccine, see coronavirus as biological weapon: Reuters poll

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Nearly two thirds of Russians are not willing to receive Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, and about the same number believe the new coronavirus was created artificially as a biological weapon, an independent pollster said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V......

UK’s Prince Philip, 99, moves hospital for heart tests

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was transferred to a different hospital in central London on Monday to have tests for a pre-existing heart condition as well as receive treatment for an infection. “The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is......

Arrival of “sticky bombs” in Indian Kashmir sets off alarm bells

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By Fayaz Bukhari, Devjyot Ghoshal SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Security forces battling a decades-long insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir are alarmed by the recent arrival in the disputed region of small, magnetic bombs that have wreaked havoc in Afghanistan. FILE PHOTO: Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora......

Lin says ‘not naming or shaming anyone’ after ‘coronavirus’ claim

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FILE PHOTO: May 29, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin (17) passes the basketball during media day for the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Jeremy Lin said he would not name the person alleged to have called him......

James hits back at Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism

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FILE PHOTO: Feb 24, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) warms up before the game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Friday fired back at......

Retired Italian teacher leaves fortune to hospitals, charities

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FILE PHOTO: A view of part of the Genoa harbor May 14, 2013./File Photo ROME (Reuters) – A retired Italian teacher has bequeathed more than 25 million euros ($30 million) to hospitals and charities, stunning residents of the northern city of Genoa where she lived who had no inkling of......

Breakingviews – Capital Calls: Aston Martin makes Tesla look cheap

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An Aston Martin logo is displayed at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland March 5, 2019. LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – Concise insights on global finance in the Covid-19 era. ————————————————- CAR SICK. Move over Elon Musk. On Thursday, shares in Aston Martin Lagonda jumped by 5% despite......

INTERVIEW-The school leader getting New Mexico’s tribes online

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By Jack Graham, Thomson Reuters Foundation * Less than 60% of rural New Mexico’s population has high-speed internet * Students had been using smartphones and parking lot Wi-Fi * Santa Fe Indian School provided laptops to get 700 students online Feb 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Working with rural tribal......

Syrian migrant sets sights on seat in German parliament

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Almost six years ago Tareq Alaows drifted across the Aegean in a rubber boat before walking most of the way from Athens to Vienna. Now the migrant who fled military conscription in Syria is trying to win a seat in Germany’s parliament. He plans to run for......

Germany defends COVID border curbs

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FILE PHOTO: German border police officers check a car at the A17 motorway near the Czech-German border, after controls between Germany and the Czech Republic have been re-established, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Breitenau, Germany, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel BERLIN (Reuters) – A German......

UK’s Prince Philip spends seventh night in hospital

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LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, has spent a seventh night in hospital after being admitted as a precaution. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip enters a car as he leaves the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, Britain December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo......

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Trump administration abortion referral restriction

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WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide the legality of a government regulation implemented under former President Donald Trump that bars health clinics from receiving federal family planning funds if they provide abortion referrals. The justices will hear appeals in cases in which......

Cyprus adopts colour-coding for March opening of airports

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NICOSIA, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Cyprus plans to reopen its airports with a colour-coded health risk assessment from March 1, applicable to travellers from its main tourism markets and the European Union, authorities said on Wednesday. The Mediterranean island has adopted a traffic light system for EU member states and......

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