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Sudan’s annual inflation rate rises to 341% in March

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s annual inflation rate climbed to 341% in March from 330% in February, the country’s statistics agency said on Monday. Sudan, which has one of the highest rates of inflation in the world, sharply devalued its currency in February in an attempt to overcome a crippling economic......

UK economy to return to pre-COVID-19 level around mid-2022: Reuters poll

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy will be back to its pre-COVID-19 level around the middle of next year, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said unemployment would peak at 6.2% as 2021 draws to a close and the pandemic job support scheme ends. FILE PHOTO: The City of......

Mourinho blasts Solskjaer for Son criticism

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LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho rounded on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his counterpart accused forward Son Heung-min of conning the referee in Manchester United’s 3-1 Premier League victory on Sunday. Soccer Football – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain......

After dire year England’s shops hope for end-of-lockdown shopping spree

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LONDON (Reuters) – After more than three months of enforced closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, non-essential stores in England reopen their doors on Monday, hoping that the escape from lockdown will fuel a trading boom. FILE PHOTO: A man walks a dog in front of a closed retail unit......

Giorgio Armani could consider an Italian partner: magazine

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FILE PHOTO: Italian designer Giorgio Armani appears at the end of his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show for Giorgio Armani Prive in Paris, France, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) – Giorgio Armani may consider a joint venture with another Italian company, the founder of the Milanese......

EasyJet CEO criticises testing requirements in Britain’s travel restart plan

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FILE PHOTO: EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren gestures as he talks to media at Gatwick Airport, Britain, June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executive of British airline easyJet criticised some of the government’s plans to restart travel, saying COVID-19 tests should not be required for passengers travelling......

Family of UK’s Captain Tom call for fundraising celebration

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A woman walks past a new mural of British veteran and fundraiser Captain Tom Moore by artist Akse-P19 amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manchester, Britain, March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – The family of Britain’s Captain Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who......

Ethiopia says Eritrean troops have started withdrawing from Tigray

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A burned tank stands near the town of Adwa, Tigray region, Ethiopia, on March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner NAIROBI (Reuters) – Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Tigray region in the north, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said. The United States, Germany, France and other G7 countries called on Friday......

France calls on Iran to be constructive in nuclear talks

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FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters, before the beginning of a board of governors meeting, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner PARIS (Reuters) – France called on Iran to show a constructive......

U.N. says four peacekeepers killed in north Mali attack

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A UN peacekeeper is seen in a file photo. January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Bruno/File Photo BAMAKO (Reuters) – The United Nations mission in Mali said on Friday that four peacekeepers were killed and several others injured in an attack on its base in the northern town of Aguelhok. Peacekeepers repelled the......

Take Five: Spring in the step

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1/ SPRING MEETINGS FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund logo is seen inside the headquarters at the end of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo Financial policymakers from around the globe are preparing to convene — virtually of course — for the springtime......

Climate activists splash black dye on Bank of England

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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate activists in London splashed black dye on the front of the Bank of England on Thursday as part of a protest, a Reuters photographer at the scene said. Activists, some dressed as jesters, hurled the dye at the imposing neo-classical building, known as “the Old Lady......

S.African health insurer Discovery in touch with vaccine makers

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African health insurer Discovery Ltd said on Monday it was in contact with all COVID-19 vaccine producers but cannot independently source vaccines as procurement and distribution is in the hands of the government. The logo of South Africa’s Discovery group in seen on its headquarters in......

UK ministers reject Sanjeev Gupta’s bailout plea – FT

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FILE PHOTO: Liberty Steel’s Sanjeev Gupta smiles outside the company’s Liberty Steel processing mill in Dalzell, Scotland, Britain April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne (Reuters) – British ministers have rejected a request from mining magnate Sanjeev Gupta for a 170 million pound emergency loan to prevent his group, GFG Alliance, from......

Lebanon’s largest Christian bloc warns against sidelining president

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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri speaks after meeting with Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s largest Christian bloc, the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), warned prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Saturday against sidelining President Michel Aoun......

Iran, China sign 25-year cooperation agreement

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FILE PHOTO: China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a news conference following a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Guilin, China March 23, 2021. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) – The Chinese and Iranian foreign ministers on Saturday signed a 25-year cooperation agreement......

Four Syrians found frozen to death in eastern Lebanon

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Four Syrians, two women and two children, were found dead on Friday in eastern Lebanon after having gone missing, the governor of Lebanon’s Baalbek and Hermel region tweeted. The four were found, frozen to death, after a search operation by the Lebanese civil defence, army and security......

South Africa launches TB mobile clinics amid COVID-19 disruption

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Parked on the roadside next to a graveyard in Cape Town’s Gugulethu township, a tuberculosis hotspot, a team of health workers set up a makeshift TB screening room next to their van. Gladys Rara, 45, provides a sputum sample and within 90 minutes results are ready.......

Britain nearing vaccine deal with European union – The Times

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FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo (Corrects dateline) (Reuters) – Britain is close to striking a vaccine deal with the European Union as soon as this weekend......

Britain and EU strike cooperation pact for financial services

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FILE PHOTO: The City of London financial district is seen with office skyscrapers commonly known as ‘Cheesegrater’, ‘Gherkin’ and ‘Walkie Talkie’ seen in London, Britain, January 25, 2018. Picture taken January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union agreed a new financial services cooperation......

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