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Erdogan says turkey remains committed to full EU membership

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a statement after a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, April 5, 2021. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/PPO/Handout via REUTERS ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey remains committed to full membership in the European Union, for which it is a candidate country despite......

Britain reports 2,472 new COVID cases, 23 further deaths

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LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Britain reported 2,472 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, down from 3,568 a day earlier, government data showed, adding that a further 23 people had died within 28 days of a positive test of the novel coronavirus. Some 32.25 million people have received a first dose......

France’s Ynsect targets food market with Protifarm buy

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PARIS (Reuters) – Ynsect has agreed a takeover of Dutch firm Protifarm, the French supplier of edible insects for animal feed said on Tuesday, marking a move into the food market amid rising demand for healthy, eco-friendly eating. Protifarm is a leader in insect ingredients for human food, and the......

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......

Italy prepares new 40 bln euros economic stimulus package – source

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ROME, April 12 (Reuters) – Italy’s government is preparing a new stimulus package worth around 40 billion euros ($47.60 billion) to support its coronavirus-battered economy, a source close to the matter said on Monday. The extra borrowing will probably push this year’s budget deficit above 10% of gross domestic product......

Air France-KLM seeks about 1 billion euros via share issue

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FILE PHOTO: KLM airplanes are seen parked at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Air France-KLM has launched a share issue to raise about 988 million euros ($1.2 billion) to strengthen its liquidity and finance its general needs in the......

Holt to head KPMG’s UK arm ahead of Carillion probe outcome

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FILE PHOTO: The KPMG logo is seen at their offices at Canary Wharf financial district in London, Britain, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause//File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Global accountants KPMG said on Monday that Jon Holt has been elected by partners to head its 2.3 billion pound ($3.17 billion) UK......

Sterling recovers; long positions shrink to nine-week low

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* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh * Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – The pound rose on Monday, recovering partly after a weekly loss, while CFTC data showed that speculators’ net long positions fell to a nine-week low as market participants split......

European stocks ease from record high ahead of earnings season

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FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks eased from all-time highs on Monday as investors held off from making big bets ahead of the earnings season, while British retailers were set......

Next week crucial for Italy, EU talks over Alitalia – minister

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FILE PHOTO: Alitalia plane is seen on the tarmac after landing at Ben Gurion International airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) – Talks between Italy and the European Commission over the revamp of Alitalia will enter a key phase next week,......

German far-right AfD bids to win back voters with anti-lockdown campaign

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) cast itself as the anti-lockdown party at a weekend conference in a bid to win back support before for a September election. Almost 600 members of the party, which entered the national parliament for the first time after the 2017 election,......

Soccer: Saint-Maximin inspires crucial win for Newcastle at Burnley

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BURNLEY, England (Reuters) – Frenchman Allan Saint-Maximin came off the bench to turn the game around for lowly Newcastle United as they came from behind to earn a vital 2-1 Premier League win at Burnley on Sunday. Soccer Football – Premier League – Burnley v Newcastle United – Turf Moor,......

Swiss watchdog asked Credit Suisse on Greensill risks: SonntagsZeitung

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann//File Photo/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of Switzerland’s financial regulator FINMA questioned Credit Suisse over risks in its dealings with now-insolvent finance firm Greensill Capital “months” before......

France to extend gap between mRNA vaccine shots, minister says

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. “That will allow us to vaccinate more......

France extends gap between mRNA vaccine shots to ramp-up rollout

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. People wait following the injection of a......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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FILE PHOTO: People walk in Duomo square as the region of Lombardy becomes a ‘red zone’, going into lockdown as the country struggles to reduce the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Milan, Italy, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 718 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 17,567 from 18,938 the day before. Italy has registered 113,923 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year,......

Soccer: Ten-man Leeds snatch last-gasp win at Man City

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MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – A dramatic last-gasp winner from Stuart Dallas earned 10-man Leeds United a shock 2-1 victory against runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. A much-changed City side struggled to get going in the first half, with Leeds taking a surprise lead......

Italy’s economy seen growing 4.1% this year, business lobby says

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s virus-hit economy is expected to grow 4.1% this year and 4.2% in 2022 in an “uncertain ascent from the abyss”, the country’s business lobby Confindustria said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: People walk past closed bars and restaurants as Rome becomes a ‘red zone’, going into lockdown,......

EDF restructuring talks not ‘bogged down’, CEO says

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FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Electricite de France (EDF) is seen in Paris, France, March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – Talks with the European Commission on restructuring EDF are not stuck and the French firm remains on track to start operating its next-generation nuclear reactor at Flamanville......

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