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 2021-04-14 10:44 

Reuters

Lebanon's Central Bank says its intervention contained inflation at 84%...

Lebanon's Central Bank said on Wednesday that its interventions had contained inflation at 84% in recent months, adding that inflation could have risen to as high as 275% if it had not acted....

 2021-04-14 10:44 

Reuters

Road to ruin: informal byways sow seeds of destruction in Colombia's Amazon...

The dirt tracks winding through southern Colombia's tangled jungle often mark the beginning of the end for besieged patches of rainforest in this part of the Amazon....

 2021-04-14 10:43 

Reuters

U.S. Senate to consider hate crimes bill in potential filibuster test...

The U.S. Senate will take up hate crime legislation on Wednesday intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a potential first major test this Congress of the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster....

 2021-04-14 10:42 

Reuters

Dubai logistics firm Tristar drops IPO plans - sources...

Dubai logistics firm Tristar on Wednesday dropped its plan to go public after receiving insufficient demand from investors for its shares, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters....

 2021-04-14 10:42 

Reuters

Cutting emissions 50% would put U.S. Paris target on par with EU: report...

If the United States sets a target to slash its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, as it is under pressure to do, its goal would be among the most ambitious commitments under the Paris climate agreement - and comparable to the EU's, according t...

 2021-04-14 10:42 

Reuters

Kremlin coy on Putin-Biden summit, warns against U.S. sanctions...

Russia said on Wednesday it was too early to talk tangibly about U.S. President Joe Biden's proposal to meet President Vladimir Putin, and the Kremlin told Washington not to impose any new sanctions on Moscow, according to the RIA news agency....

 2021-04-14 10:42 

Reuters

Explainer: More guns than people: Why tighter U.S. firearms laws are unlikely...

President Joe Biden announced limited measures to tackle gun violence in the United States last week, but more ambitious steps will be harder to enact despite widespread public support....

 2021-04-14 10:41 

Reuters

Greek PM agrees to talks with Libya on maritime zones...

Greece and Libya have agreed to hold talks on marking out their maritime zones in the Mediterranean, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday, after a meeting with the president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Menfi....

 2021-04-14 10:41 

Reuters

U.S. urges Lebanese leaders to break political deadlock...

A senior U.S. official chided Lebanese leaders on Wednesday for their failure to break months of political deadlock and form a new government to address an economic crisis which has left millions facing growing hardship....

 2021-04-14 10:41 

Reuters

UK to respond to EU legal action over Northern Ireland by mid-May...

Britain has agreed with the European Union that it will respond to the bloc's legal action over how it has introduced new trading rules for Northern Ireland by mid-May, a spokeswoman for the government said on Wednesday....

 2021-04-14 10:40 

Reuters

COVID wipes out 20% of Tesco's pretax profit despite sales surge...

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, reported a 20% drop in full-year pretax profit as the cost of adapting the business for the pandemic wiped out the benefit of "exceptionally strong" sales....

 2021-04-14 10:39 

Reuters

EU to borrow around 150 billion euros annually for recovery fund...

The European Commission plans to borrow around 150 billion euros annually until 2026 to finance the bloc's unprecedented plan to make its economy greener and more digitalised, making it the biggest debt issuer in euros, the Commission said on Wednesda...

 2021-04-14 10:38 

Reuters

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Denmark to permanently cease using AstraZeneca vaccine - media...

Denmark will cease to administer AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine entirely following its possible link to very rare cases of blood clots, several Danish media outlets reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources....

 2021-04-14 10:38 

Reuters

Dollar nurses losses as 'mean reversion' trade widens...

The dollar nursed losses near a one-month low on Wednesday as strong demand at a U.S. bond auction fuelled a widespread drop in Treasury yields, reducing the interest rate advantage the greenback held over other major currencies....

 2021-04-14 10:38 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Denmark to permanently cease using AstraZeneca vaccine - media...

Denmark will cease to administer AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine entirely following its possible link to very rare cases of blood clots, several Danish media outlets reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources....

 2021-04-14 10:38 

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Thailand reports daily record of over 1,300 new coronavirus cases...

Thailand reported on Wednesday 1,335 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest daily rise since the start of the pandemic and the third record rise this week, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with a new wave of infections....

 2021-04-14 10:37 

Reuters

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Putin receives second shot of Russian COVID-19 vaccine: Interfax...

President Vladimir Putin has received the second shot of a Russian COVID-19 vaccine, the Interfax news agency cited him as saying on Wednesday....

 2021-04-14 10:37 

Reuters

S&P, Nasdaq futures rise as JPMorgan, Goldman set to kick off earnings season...

U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday ahead of quarterly earnings reports from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, with investors expecting a strong rebound for corporate America against the backdrop of a swift vaccine-led global economic recovery....

 2021-04-14 10:37 

Reuters

Dollar nurses losses as 'mean reversion' trade widens...

The dollar nursed losses near a one-month low on Wednesday as strong demand at a U.S. bond auction fuelled a widespread drop in Treasury yields, reducing the interest rate advantage the greenback held over other major currencies....

 2021-04-14 10:37 

Reuters

FOREX-Dollar nurses losses as 'mean reversion' trade widens...

The dollar nursed losses near a one-month low on Wednesday as strong demand at a U.S. bond auction fuelled a widespread drop in Treasury yields, reducing the interest rate advantage the greenback held over other major currencies....

 2021-04-14 10:37 

Reuters

Biden's Justice Department picks for civil rights, environment to face Senate panel...

President Joe Biden's nominees to lead the Justice Department's civil rights and environmental units are due to face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday on how they would address racial inequities in policing and climate cha...

 2021-04-14 10:36 

UPI

'Plant growth on steroids' causing longer allergy season in U.S....

Pollen is making its way back into the United States as weather begins to warm up from coast to coast, and some experts say that effects from climate change are contributing to longer, harder-to-manage allergy seasons....

 2021-04-14 10:35 

Reuters

Ghana March consumer price inflation at 10.3% year-on-year, says stats office...

Ghana's consumer price inflation was at 10.3% year-on-year in March, unchanged from the previous month, the West African nation's statistics service said on Wednesday....

 2021-04-14 10:34 

Reuters

Mexican Netflix street vendor star 'Lady Tacos' eyes jump to political stage...

After Mexico City's 'Lady Tacos de Canasta,' a street vendor featured in a Netflix series, stood up to police who she said harassed her on the street, she decided to take her fight for worker and LGBT rights to a bigger stage....

 2021-04-14 10:33 

AP

Blinken, Austin brief NATO on Afghan troop withdrawal plan...

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden's top national security aides are briefing NATO about U.S. plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist......

 2021-04-14 10:33 

Reuters

Exclusive: Toshiba CEO faced board ouster before $20 billion buyout offer - sources...

Toshiba board members planned to oust CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani before CVC Capital Partners launched a $20 billion buyout bid last week, telling him the day before the offer was announced they would replace him, people familiar with the matter said....

 2021-04-14 10:32 

Reuters

Biden police reform pledge faces limits of presidential power...

Nearly a year after President Joe Biden called for "real action" on police brutality as part of a pledge to fix U.S. racial inequality, he is coming up against the limits of presidential power....

 2021-04-14 10:32 

Reuters

PRECIOUS-Gold prices ease as equities rally outweighs softer dollar...

* U.S. dollar index eases * U.S. CPI gains by the most in over 8-1/2 years in March * Not many triggers to substantially move gold either way-analyst (Recasts, adds comments, and updates prices) By Sumita Layek April 14 (Reuters) - Gold prices inched lowe...

 2021-04-14 10:31 

Reuters

Berlin venture fund founders step up with second German SPAC...

The founders of a Berlin early-stage venture fund are taking a step up by floating a blank-cheque acquisition company in Frankfurt that will seek to raise more money than they currently have under management....

 2021-04-14 10:31 

Reuters

Fact Check-Photo shows Queen Elizabeth laughing at a swarm of bees...

It was a swarm of bees, not a prank played by Prince Philip that had Queen Elizabeth laughing in a 2003 photo, contrary to claims made by social media users sharing a photo following Prince Philip's death on April 9....

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