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 2021-02-24 17:58 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Merkel says COVID variants risk third virus wave, must proceed carefully...

New variants of COVID-19 risk a third wave of infections in Germany and the country must proceed with great care so that a new nationwide shutdown does not become necessary, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung....

 2021-02-24 17:56 

Reuters

Global equities edge up as rising bond yield fears ease...

A gauge of global equity markets edged up as U.S. Treasury yields jumped on Wednesday on fears a robust recovery will drive inflation higher, but reassurances from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to the contrary calmed market jitters....

 2021-02-24 17:56 

Reuters

Global equities edge up as rising bond yield fears ease...

A gauge of global equity markets edged up as U.S. Treasury yields jumped on Wednesday on fears a robust recovery will drive inflation higher, but reassurances from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to the contrary calmed market jitters....

 2021-02-24 17:56 

AP

Report: Italy's mobsters well-poised to exploit pandemic aid...

ROME (AP) — Italy's organized crime investigators raised alarm Wednesday that the nation's mobsters are well-positioned to exploit pandemic recovery projects worth billions of euros and, awash in......

 2021-02-24 17:56 

Reuters

GLOBAL MARKETS-Global equities edge up as rising bond yield fears ease...

A gauge of global equity markets edged up as U.S. Treasury yields jumped on Wednesday on fears a robust recovery will drive inflation higher, but reassurances from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to the contrary calmed market jitters....

 2021-02-24 17:55 

Reuters

U.N. aid chief urges Gulf states to step up to avert Yemen famine...

U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock urged Gulf states to step up next Monday when the world body seeks to avert a large-scale "man-made" famine in Yemen by raising $3.85 billion for humanitarian operations in the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country for 202...

 2021-02-24 17:54 

Reuters

U.S. crude output falls 10%, refinery runs drop to 2008 low amid Texas freeze - EIA...

U.S. crude oil production dropped by more than 1 million barrels per day last week during Texas's deep freeze, equalling the largest weekly fall ever, and refining runs tumbled to levels not seen since 2008, the Energy Information Administration said ...

 2021-02-24 17:54 

Reuters

Spain's NH Hotels swings to COVID-induced 2020 loss...

Spain's NH Hotels swung to a sharp annual loss in 2020 and reported record-low occupancy during what Chief Executive Ramon Aragones called on Wednesday "the worst year in our history" due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-02-24 17:54 

Reuters

U.N. aid chief urges Gulf states to step up to avert Yemen famine...

U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock urged Gulf states to step up next Monday when the world body seeks to avert a large-scale "man-made" famine in Yemen by raising $3.85 billion for humanitarian operations in the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country for 202...

 2021-02-24 17:54 

Reuters

Mask-wearing may not be needed in summer, English medical official says...

People in England may not need to wear face masks over the summer months if COVID-19 infections drop sufficiently, but they are likely to be required again in the winter, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jenny Harries said on Wednesday....

 2021-02-24 17:53 

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Texas grid operator defends storm performance as sixth director resigns...

Officials of Texas' grid operator on Wednesday defended their handling of the state's massive power outage, saying managers prevented a catastrophe while acknowledging the personal suffering during the extreme cold....

 2021-02-24 17:53 

AP

Police probed South Dakota AG's cellphone use before crash...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Investigators questioning South Dakota's attorney general after a fatal car crash pressed him on how he did not realize he had struck a man and whether he had been reading......

 2021-02-24 17:53 

AP

CIA nominee pledges to provide 'unvarnished' intelligence...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's nominee to run the CIA told lawmakers Wednesday that he would keep politics out of the job and deliver "unvarnished"; intelligence to politicians and......

 2021-02-24 17:51 

Reuters

UPDATE 3-U.S. crude output falls 10%, refinery runs drop to 2008 low amid Texas freeze -EIA...

U.S. crude oil production dropped by more than 1 million barrels per day last week during Texas's deep freeze, equalling the largest weekly fall ever, and refining runs tumbled to levels not seen since 2008, the Energy Information Administration said ...

 2021-02-24 17:50 

Reuters

Expulsion of EU envoy deepens Venezuela isolation, EU says...

Venezuela's decision to expel the European Union's envoy to Caracas will further isolate the South American nation, the EU said on Wednesday, calling on the Venezuelan government to reconsider the move....

 2021-02-24 17:50 

Reuters

Brazil's public debt hits new high of 5.06 trillion reais in January...

Brazil's record public debt pile rose further above 5 trillion reais in January, while rock-bottom interest rates continued to anchor the cost of servicing it near all-time lows, data showed on Wednesday....

 2021-02-24 17:49 

Reuters

Saudi Arabia's PIF launches $3 billion tourism, infrastructure venture - SPA...

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) is launching a new venture, the Soudah Development Company, that will invest $3 billion in developing tourism and infrastructure in the Asir region, the state news agency reported on Wednesday....

 2021-02-24 17:48 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Leonardo plans to list up to 30% of DRS in New York - sources...

Italian defence and aerospace group Leonardo plans to list up to 30% of its defence electronics division DRS in New York later this year, three sources close to the matter said....

 2021-02-24 17:48 

Reuters

U.S. retail sales expected to jump on vaccine rollout, pent-up demand in positive sign for economy...

U.S. retail sales could rise as much as 8.2% to more than $4.33 trillion this year as more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and the economy reopens, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Wednesday....

 2021-02-24 17:48 

Reuters

Canadian oil pipeline Trans Mountain seeks to shield insurers from pressure...

Trans Mountain Corp, a firm that operates an oil pipeline owned by the Canadian government, has asked a regulator to keep the identities of its insurers private as activists push them to drop coverage....

 2021-02-24 17:47 

AP

Hunters and trappers exceed Wisconsin wolf kill quota...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hunters and trappers exceeded Wisconsin's wolf kill limit by Wednesday morning and still had hours left to kill more of the animals.The Department of Natural Resources......

 2021-02-24 17:47 

UPI

Ryan Gosling to star in new thriller 'The Actor'...

Ryan Gosling will star in and produce "The Actor," a new film based on the Donald E. Westlake novel "Memory."...

 2021-02-24 17:47 

Reuters

Saudi Arabia completes second foray in euro market with 1.5 billion bond deal...

Saudi Arabia raised 1.5 billion euros on Wednesday in a two-tranche bond deal after receiving orders for more than 3.75 billion euros, a document showed....

 2021-02-24 17:47 

AP

Bust of Black hero of Lewis & Clark trip goes up in Portland...

Last year, protesters against racial injustice toppled numerous statues around the country. Now, one of the first works of art to emerge in their place depicts an unsung hero of the Lewis and......

 2021-02-24 17:46 

Reuters

Honduras orders 70,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine...

Honduras will acquire 70,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine against COVID-19, Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Wednesday, making it the second direct deal the Central American country has signed....

 2021-02-24 17:44 

UPI

Watch live: Capitol officials detail damage to historic items during Jan. 6 attack...

House lawmakers heard Wednesday from witnesses who say the rioters caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to historical artifacts in the building....

 2021-02-24 17:43 

Reuters

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White House to roll out Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses next week, pending authorization...

The United States expects to roll out three to four million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine next week, pending authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday....

 2021-02-24 17:42 

Reuters

METALS-Copper extends gains on a weak dollar, low inventories...

Copper rose to a fresh 9-1/2 year high on Wednesday on a weaker dollar, low inventories and hopes that the metal will benefit from higher demand as major economies recover from the impact of the coronavirus....

 2021-02-24 17:41 

Reuters

U.N. aid chief urges Gulf states to step up to avert Yemen famine...

U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock urged Gulf states to step up next Monday when the world body seeks to avert a large-scale "man-made" famine in Yemen by raising $3.85 billion for humanitarian operations in the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country for 202...

 2021-02-24 17:41 

Reuters

Goldman-backed ReNew plugs into U.S. public market with $8 billion blank check deal...

ReNew Power will go public through an $8 billion merger with a blank-check firm in the biggest deal in the fast-growing clean energy sector in India, allowing the country's largest renewable energy firm to grow capacity over the next few years....

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