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  • Ten people were injured in two explosives-laden drone attacks at King Abdullah airport in the southern Saudi city of Jizan late on Friday and early on Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition said. The military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing forces of the ousted government of President ...

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  • Facebook Inc (FB.O) apologized to users for a two-hour disruption to its services on Friday and blamed another faulty configuration change for its second global outage this week. The company confirmed its social media platform, Instagram, Messenger and Workplace were impacted by the latest ...

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  • PARIS    -  This year’s French Open has been postponed by a week due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will begin on May 30, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said on Thursday. The claycourt Grand Slam, which was postponed by four months last year and took place in front of ...

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  • Moderna Inc said on Tuesday it had received a report from California’s health department that several people at a centre in San Diego were treated for possible allergic reactions to its COVID-19 vaccine from a particular batch. The company’s comments come after California’s top ...

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  • US President Joe Biden, in one of the first major foreign policy decisions is seeking a five-year extension to the New START arms control treaty with Russia. “The President has long been clear that the New START treaty is in the national security interests of the United States. And this ...

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  • People who have had coronavirus are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months, but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a study of British healthcare workers has found. Preliminary findings by scientists at Public Health ...

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  • WASHINGTON -The U.S. economy lost a staggering 20.5 million jobs in April, the steepest plunge in payrolls since the Great Depression, laying bare both the economic and human tragedy wrought by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report on ...

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  • Tokyo-The International Olympic Committee does not plan any “drastic” decisions about the Tokyo 2020 Games, saying on Tuesday it remains fully committed to the event being staged in four months’ time despite the global spread of the coronavirus. Following discussions with ...

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  • BEIJING            -             China’s exports contracted sharply in the first two months of the year, and imports slowed, as the health crisis triggered by the coronavirus ...

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  • LONDON          -            Manchester City continued their imperious stranglehold over the League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the final at Wembley on Sunday to win the trophy for a third straight season. City, who have now won ...

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  • WASHINGTON                   -              US consumer spending slowed further in January, with sales at clothing stores declining by the most ...

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  • LONDON             -               For years, Bank of England boss Mark Carney warned of the economic risks of Britain leaving the European Union. Now that it has happened, he says there could be a silver lining in Prime Minister ...

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  • WASHINGTON                     -             The US government on Friday said it would increase tariffs on aircraft imported from the ...

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  • WASHINGTON               -           US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation increasing tariffs on derivative steel products by an additional 25 percent and boosting duties on derivative alumi­num products by an ...

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  • PHNOM PENH              -               Global clothing and shoe brands, including Adidas, PUMA and Levi Strauss have written again to Cambodia’s longtime ...

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  • BRUSSELS/DAVOS              -             The European Union, China and 15 oth­er World Trade Organization members agreed on Friday to create a temporary mechanism to ...

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  • NEW YORK            -            Crude prices sank more than 2% on Friday and Brent logged its biggest weekly de­cline in more than a year as concerns that a coronavirus will spread ...

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  • LONDON             -          Euro zone business activ­ity remained lacklustre at the start of the year, a survey showed a day af­ter the European Central Bank said the manufactur­ing sector remained a drag on the economy, but there ...

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  • WASHINGTON        -         US job growth slowed in December after surging in the prior month, but the pace of hiring is enough to keep the longest economic expansion in history on track despite a deepening downturn in a ...

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  • HOUSTON      -         Oil fell below $65 a barrel on Friday in its first weekly loss since late November, erasing the week’s risk premium added since a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general as investors focused on ...

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  • LONDON           -         British employers last month increased their number of new permanent staff for the first time in a year, reflecting a modest rise in optimism after December’s election, a ...

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  • LONDON-Oil prices jumped more than $3 on Friday after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad ordered by President Donald Trump killed the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, sparking concerns for an escalation of regional tensions and disruption to crude supplies. Brent crude LCOc1 rose to a peak of ...

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  • MOSCOW           -           The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Counters and its allies, known as OPEC+, may consider wrapping up their oil output reduction in 2020, Russian Energy Minister ...

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  • PALM BEACH/Beijing/Shangai            -        U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a signing ceremony to sign the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal ...

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  • Florida              -          U.S. budget carrier Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.N) said on Monday it will buy 100 Airbus (AIR.PA) A320neo-family jets to be delivered through 2027, with ...

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  • DUBAI/KUWAIT                -          Kuwait and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to end a five-year dispute over their shared Neutral Zone in a deal which will allow production to ...

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  • NEW YORK            -           Oil prices rose on Tuesday in thin pre-Christmas trading after Russia said cooperation with OPEC on supply cuts would continue and amid optimism that the United ...

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  • GUWAHATI           -          Violent mobs in India’s northeastern state of Assam torched buildings and clashed with police on Thursday, leaving two dead and 11 with bullet wounds, as protests grew ...

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  • KUALA LAMPUR - A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday. The baby boy from Tuaran in Malaysia’s Sabah state on Borneo island tested positive for polio on ...

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  • WASHINGTON        -      U.S. President Donald Trump has called for the World Bank to stop loaning money to China, one day after the institution adopted a lending plan to Beijing over Washington’s objections. The World Bank on ...

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