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New Zealand abandon Pakistan tour after security alert

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New Zealand Black Caps cricket team practices in Pakistan in this undated handout image taken from video. New Zealand Cricket Handout via Reuters NZ Prime Minister says team could have been attacked PCB says no security threat exists for NZ team Pakistan Cricket Board to approach ICC ISLAMABAD, Sept 17......

Wall St set for weak open as technology shares extend losses

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A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 28, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo FAANG stocks dip in premarket trading Triple options expiry likely to increase volatility Futures down: Dow 0.16%, S&P 0.21%, Nasdaq 0.17%......

Ford wakes up badly burnt from its India dream

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NEW DELHI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – When Ford Motor Co (F.N) built its first factory in India in the mid-1990s, U.S. carmakers believed they were buying into a boom – the next China. The economy had been liberalised in 1991, the government was welcoming investors, and the middle class was......

Britain mulls easing COVID-19 travel rules for England

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Announcement on easing of rules expected later on Friday Expensive testing could be scrapped for fully vaccinated Destinations may be ranked high or low risk Industry warns over not easing rules Travel shares rise 4-5% LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The British government will on Friday consider easing England’s COVID-19......

With tighter grip, Beijing sends message to Hong Kong tycoons: fall in line

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HONG KONG, Sept 17 (Reuters) – As Beijing seeks to tighten its grip over Hong Kong, it has a new mandate for the city’s powerful property tycoons: pour resources and influence into backing Beijing’s interests, and help solve a potentially destabilising housing shortage. Chinese officials delivered the message in closed......

West African bloc resorts to sanctions over Guinea and Mali coups

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ACCRA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – West Africa’s main regional bloc on Thursday imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea and those slowing Mali’s post-coup transition – its toughest response yet to a run of military takeovers. The move was agreed at an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West......

Tesla to work with global regulators on data security -Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he visits the construction site of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany, August 13, 2021. Patrick Pleul/Pool via Reuters/File Photo SHANGHAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) will work with global regulators to ensure data security, Chief Executive Elon......

Oil dips as U.S. storm-hit supply makes slow return

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A TORC Oil & Gas pump jack is seen near Granum, Alberta, Canada May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo Prices dip but set for near 4% weekly gains Slow post-Ida production recovery helped bolster prices SINGAPORE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Friday as more supply came back......

Oil dips as U.S. storm-hit supply makes slow return

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A TORC Oil & Gas pump jack is seen near Granum, Alberta, Canada May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo Prices dip but set for near 4% weekly gains Slow post-Ida production recovery helped bolster prices SINGAPORE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Friday as more supply came back......

Sydney pilots home quarantine as Australia looks to reopen border

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Sydney trials home quarantine for vaccinated travellers Trial to use controversial face recognition technology Almost 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in Sydney and Melbourne Victoria to ease some restrictions from Friday night SYDNEY, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Australian officials will trial a home quarantine system for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving......

Canada’s Trudeau hammers main election rival’s COVID-19 approach

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MONTREAL, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of Monday’s election, accused his main rival on Thursday of showing weak leadership in the fight against COVID-19. Opinion polls show Trudeau’s center-left Liberals effectively tied with the right-of-center Conservatives led by Erin......

Thousands of migrants camp under Texas bridge, food scarce

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, MEXICO, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Ernesto, a 31-year-old Haitian migrant, waded knee-deep through the Rio Grande river that separates the United States and Mexico. He was not heading to the United States, though. He was leaving a migrant encampment in Del Rio, Texas, on Thursday to slip back......

Police release August video of missing Florida woman, boyfriend amid dispute

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Gabrielle Petito, 22, who was reported missing on September 11, 2021 after traveling with her boyfriend around the country in a van and never returned home, is shown in this undated handout photo. North Port/Florida Police/Handout via REUTERS Sept 16 (Reuters) – Police in Utah released a video on Thursday......

World shares slide on China investment worries

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A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo U.S. retail sales rose in August Indexes: Dow off 0.18%, S&P down 0.16%, Nasdaq up 0.13% Dollar hits nearly three-week high Gold falls by more than 2% NEW YORK,......

Exclusive: Facebook targets harmful real networks, using playbook against fakes

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Sept 16 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) is taking a more aggressive approach to shut down coordinated groups of real-user accounts engaging in certain harmful activities on its platform, using the same strategy its security teams take against campaigns using fake accounts, the company told Reuters. The new approach, reported here......

GM extends EV Bolt production halt to mid-October

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A close-up view of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle logo is seen at Stewart Chevrolet in Colma, California, U.S., October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) said on Thursday it will extend a shutdown of a Michigan assembly plant to mid-October following a......

Italy makes COVID health pass mandatory for all workers

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Private and public sector workers must have health pass Draghi looks to boost vaccinations, blunt virus Italy becomes a test case for rest of Europe Minister says move puts country “in the forefront” globally ROME, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The Italian government approved on Thursday some of the strictest anti-COVID......

Wall Street slips as tech, energy stocks drop

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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/File Photo Retail sales unexpectedly rise in August Weekly jobless claims slightly above expectations Tesla falls as Ark dumps shares Indexes down: Dow 0.56%,......

European stocks rise as travel shares jump on Ryanair forecast

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The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Staff Travel & leisure stocks snap 4-day losing streak Continental slumps on Vitesco spin-off Weaker metal prices weigh on miners Sept 16 (Reuters) – European stocks rose on Thursday as travel......

Britain’s M&S blames Brexit for closing French food stores

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M&S to close 11 food stores run with SFH Will retain nine stores run with Lagardere M&S says new rules make it ‘near impossible’ LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – British retailer Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) said it would close all 11 French franchise food stores it runs with its partner......

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