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Parler’s website is back online, but app still not in stores

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FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a “Trump 2020” sweatshirt uses his mobile phone during a “Stop the Steal” protest outside Milwaukee Central Count the day after Milwaukee County finished counting absentee ballots, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. November 5, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – The chief executive of......

Ghana president warns of health system overload as COVID cases soar

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ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana’s COVID-19 infection rates are skyrocketing and include new strains of the virus not before seen in the country, filling treatment centres and threatening to overwhelm the health system, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Zipline team retrieves COVID-19 test samples from a health facility,......

After receiving letter of intent, Suez says open to begin talks on Veolia takeover

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FILE PHOTO: A flag with the logo of Suez is seen on a barge in Paris, France, September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Suez said on Sunday it had received a letter of intent from Ardian and GIP (Global Infrastructure Partners), which would help to find a......

Brazil authorizes emergency use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccines

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By Jamie McGeever, Pedro Fonseca BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian health regulator Anvisa’s board on Sunday voted to approve emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech and Britain’s AstraZeneca and to begin immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave. Nurse Monica Calazans, 54, receives the......

Brazil clears emergency use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccines, shots begin

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By Jamie McGeever, Pedro Fonseca BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd and Britain’s AstraZeneca, clearing the way for immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave. Nurse Monica Calazans, 54, receives the Sinovac’s......

Amazon faces backlash from Indian ruling party lawmakers over web series ‘Tandav’

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company’s office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo MUMBAI (Reuters) – A local official from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party on Sunday registered a police complaint against an Amazon Prime web series alleging it insults Hindu......

Biden will wait for recommendation on sharing secrets with Trump

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden answers a question as he announces members of economics and jobs team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will wait for a recommendation from his intelligence advisers on whether to......

Music producer Phil Spector, convicted of murder, dead at 81: media

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his “Wall of Sound” recordings and was convicted of murder for the 2003 murder of a Hollywood actress, has died at age 81 of COVID-19, according to media reports on Sunday.......

Thousands protest in Amsterdam against Dutch coronavirus lockdown

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FILE PHOTO: People walk on an empty street as Netherlands has gone into lockdown as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Amsterdam, Netherlands December 15 2020, REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Several thousand people held an unauthorised protest in Amsterdam on Sunday against......

Italy’s Conte struggles to secure support in Senate showdown

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ROME (Reuters) – Efforts by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to build a new majority in parliament after a junior partner quit his coalition floundered at the weekend as several centrist lawmakers rejected his overtures. FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks as he holds a news conference at......

France wants suspension of ‘poisonous’ U.S.-Europe trade spat

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FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during a news conference at a meeting to discuss how to push forward stalled Arab-Israeli peace talks, in Amman, Jordan, September 24, 2020. Khalil Mazraawi/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union and the incoming administration of U.S.......

In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Lai Chi-wai became the first in Hong Kong to climb more than 250 meters of a skyscraper while strapped into a wheelchair as he pulled himself up for more than 10 hours on Saturday to raise money for spinal cord patients. The 37-year-old climber, whose car......

Signal back up after outage

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FILE PHOTO: The Signal messaging app logo is seen on a smartphone, in front of the same displayed same logo, in this illustration taken, January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) – Signal said on Saturday it had restored its services a day after the application faced technical difficulties as it......

Signal back up after outage

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FILE PHOTO: The Signal messaging app logo is seen on a smartphone, in front of the same displayed same logo, in this illustration taken, January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) – Signal said on Saturday it had restored its services a day after the application faced technical difficulties as it......

New Pacers G Caris LeVert sidelined due to mass on kidney

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Newly acquired Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be sidelined indefinitely after a small mass was found on his left kidney during his physical, the team announced Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Jan 7, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA......

UK’s Deliveroo raises $180 million from investors, valued at $7 billion

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FILE PHOTO: A courier for food delivery service Deliveroo rides a bike in central Brussels, Belgium January 16, 2020. Picture taken January 16, 2020. REUTERS/ Yves Herman LONDON (Reuters) – British food-delivery company Deliveroo said on Sunday it had raised a further $180 million from existing investors, including minority shareholder......

Penguins F Jared McCann fined $10K for elbowing

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FILE PHOTO: Jan 15, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Jared McCann (19) is checked by Philadelphia Flyers left wing Oskar Lindblom (23) during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann was fined $10,000 on Saturday for a......

Biden plans ‘roughly a dozen’ Day One executive actions: aide

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about his plan to administer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines to the U.S. population during a news conference at Biden’s transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will cap a busy day......

Goldman Sachs nudges U.S. growth forecast higher on Biden stimulus plan

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris looks on during a televised speech on the current economic and health crises at The Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 14, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner (Reuters) – Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group raised their U.S. growth......

Goldman Sachs nudges U.S. growth forecast higher on Biden stimulus plan

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris looks on during a televised speech on the current economic and health crises at The Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 14, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner (Reuters) – Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group raised their U.S. growth......

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