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 2022-12-08 06:21 

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Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in West Bank raid, officials say...

By Ali Sawafta JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) Israeli forces killed three Palestinians on Thursday during a pre-dawn raid in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said, in a wave of intensifying violence....

 2022-12-08 06:21 

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Israel's Netanyahu secures parliament majority, closer to forming government...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) Israel's incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a parliamentary majority on Thursday after his Likud party said it had reached an agreement with the Jewish ultra-Orthodox Shas party....

 2022-12-08 06:10 

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U.S. approves conditions for Airbus A321XLR to address fire risks...

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it has approved special conditions for the Airbus A321XLR after concerns were raised that a novel type of fuel tank could pose fire risks in its newest narrow-body jet....

 2022-12-08 06:06 

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Analysis: Germany's government looks inward as challenges mount, allies fret...

By Sarah Marsh and Michel Rose BERLIN (Reuters) In its first year, Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government has driven the biggest overhaul of German policy since World War Two. The next year could be even tougher, further absorbing Berlin's bandwidth ...

 2022-12-08 05:51 

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Musk taps Tesla's China chief to run Texas gigafactory Bloomberg News...

(Reuters) Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk has roped in longtime executive and the company's president in China, Tom Zhu, to help run the carmaker's new plant in Austin, Texas, Bloomberg News reported late on Wednesday....

 2022-12-08 05:36 

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Biden admin tells Supreme Court law protecting social media companies has limits...

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) The Biden administration argued to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that social media giants like Google could in some instances have responsibility for user content, adopting a stance that could potentially undermine a federa...

 2022-12-08 05:36 

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Marketmind: So what's up with Treasuries?...

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Wayne Cole....

 2022-12-08 05:06 

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Europe's free-travel zone set to welcome Croatia but bar Romania and Bulgaria...

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) Opposition led by Austria is set to prevent Bulgaria and Romania from winning approval on Thursday to join Europe's control-free travel zone, though its 26 member countries are expected to admit Croatia....

 2022-12-08 05:06 

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Modi's party set for landslide election win in India's Gujarat state...

By Sumit Khanna AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was headed for a landslide victory in his home state of Gujarat on Thursday, a big boost to the Hindu nationalist party ahead of general elec...

 2022-12-08 05:06 

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Slowing crypto startup funding may still surpass 2021 record Pitchbook...

By Medha Singh (Reuters) Total funding at crypto startups this year is set to exceed investments in 2021, research firm Pitchbook said on Thursday though the pace of capital deployment is slowing as a series of crypto blowups sapped private equity investm...

 2022-12-08 05:04 

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Russia's war on Ukraine latest news: Russia does not plan more conscription...

(Reuters) Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned against more potential Russian attacks on energy infrastructure, while the mayor of Kyiv urged residents to consider preparing to leave temporarily if the capital lost water and power supplies....

 2022-12-08 04:51 

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Kenya's economic growth to slow to 5% next year, World Bank says...

NAIROBI (Reuters) Kenya's economic growth will slow down to 5% next year from an estimated 5.5% this year, the World Bank said on Thursday, as the rebound from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic loses momentum....

 2022-12-08 04:51 

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Thai consumer confidence at 20-month high in November...

BANGKOK (Reuters) Thai consumer confidence rose for a sixth straight month in November, reaching a 20-month high, boosted by improved economic activity and higher foreign tourist arrivals, but high costs of living remain a worry, a survey showed on Thursd...

 2022-12-08 04:36 

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Musk's bankers mull new Tesla margin loans to slash Twitter debt Bloomberg News...

(Reuters) Billionaire Elon Musk's bankers are considering providing the Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer with new margin loans backed by the U.S. automaker's stock to replace some of the high interest debt on his Twitter deal, Bloomberg News repo...

 2022-12-08 04:21 

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Monk militia: The Buddhist clergy backing Myanmar's junta...

By Thu Thu Aung and Poppy McPherson (Reuters) In a monastery in central Myanmar, a Buddhist monk, Wathawa, rallies his militia with a cry: "What's our spirit like?"...

 2022-12-08 04:21 

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Former Wirecard boss goes on trial in fraud scandal that rocked Germany...

By Jrn Poltz MUNICH (Reuters) The trial begins on Thursday of the former Wirecard chief executive who steered the payments company through its rise and spectacular collapse two years ago in a fraud scandal that shook German politics and tarnished the coun...

 2022-12-08 04:06 

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Hong Kong to loosen some COVID curbs including quarantine period for confirmed cases- RTHK...

HONG KONG (Reuters) Hong Kong authorities will shorten the quarantine period for confirmed COVID-19 cases and close contacts from seven to five days, public broadcaster RTHK reported on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 03:51 

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'Too many positives!': As China rows back COVID curbs, virus fears spread...

By Bernard Orr and Ella Cao BEIJING (Reuters) As many Chinese embraced new found freedoms on Thursday after the country dropped key parts of its tough zero-COVID regime, some cities warned residents to maintain vigilance against a virus that, until now, h...

 2022-12-08 03:51 

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North Korean hackers exploited Seoul Halloween tragedy to distribute malware, Google says...

By Soo-hyang Choi SEOUL (Reuters) North Korean government-backed hackers referenced the deadly Halloween crush in Seoul to distribute malware to users in South Korea, Google's Threat Analysis group said in a report.The malware was embedded in Microsof...

 2022-12-08 03:21 

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Bank of Korea: will adjust policy when more certain of inflation easing...

SEOUL (Reuters) South Korea's central bank said on Thursday it would change its aggressive policy tightening stance when it becomes more certain that inflation and economic growth are slowing, without giving any hint on the likely timing....

 2022-12-08 03:06 

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FTSE Russell, Ping An jointly launch China ESG indexes...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) Global index publisher FTSE Russell and Chinese financial conglomerate Ping An announced a partnership on Thursday to promote sustainable investment, launching a series of China indexes integrating environmental, social and government (...

 2022-12-08 02:51 

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Brazil's Senate approves bill raising 2023-24 spending cap, sends to lower house...

BRASILIA (Reuters) Brazil's Senate approved on Wednesday a constitutional amendment that increases the spending ceiling, allowing the incoming government of President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to fund the extension of social welfare payments for...

 2022-12-08 02:51 

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Dina Boluarte, Peru's first female president, pledges to heal nation's wounds...

By Brendan O'Boyle and Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) Dina Boluarte became Peru's first female president on Wednesday amid a political maelstrom when her predecessor and former boss Pedro Castillo was ousted in an impeachment trial and detained by po...

 2022-12-08 02:51 

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Twitter to change Blue pricing after Apple spat- The Information...

(Reuters) Twitter plans to change the pricing of its Twitter Blue subscription product to $7 if users pay for it through the website, and $11 if they do so through its app for iPhones, the Information reported on Wednesday citing a person briefed on the...

 2022-12-08 02:51 

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Dollar struggles as recession worries simmer...

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO (Reuters) The U.S. dollar remained weak on Thursday after sliding against major peers overnight for the first time this week as investors fretted about the potential for recession in the United States....

 2022-12-08 02:36 

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Asia stocks edge up despite global growth worries...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) Asian equities edged higher on Thursday, propped up by Hong Kong and China stocks even as growing fears of an economic slowdown and worries over the pace of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes weighed on sentiment....

 2022-12-08 02:21 

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U.S. floats new steel, aluminum tariffs based on carbon emissions...

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. officials are proposing to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum based on how much carbon the producing country's industries emit, in a bid to fight climate change and "dirty" metals made in China and els...

 2022-12-08 02:21 

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Australia proposes to overhaul 'broken' environment laws...

SYDNEY (Reuters) Australia will overhaul its environment laws and set up a new nature protection agency which would have powers to make decisions on the approval of development projects, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 02:21 

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Oil prices steady after hitting 2022 lows...

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) Oil prices steadied in early Asian trade on Thursday after sinking to their lowest level this year as U.S. production and gasoline inventories ticked up at the same time concerns grew that economic slowdowns would weaken fuel de...

 2022-12-08 02:06 

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Heavy rains trigger floods in Portugal's capital, one dead...

LISBON (Reuters) Local authorities put Portugal's capital, Lisbon, on high alert on Wednesday evening and urged people to stay indoors as heavy rains killed at least one person, washed cars away and flooded several buildings....

 2022-12-08 02:06 

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U.S. says welcomes appointment of Boluarte as Peru's President...

(Reuters) The U.S. government said it welcomed the appointment of Dina Boluarte as President of Peru, who was sworn in by Congress on Wednesday in a day that saw ex-leader Pedro Castillo arrested following his ousting from office in an impeachment trial....

 2022-12-08 02:06 

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Vietnam holds first international arms expo in Hanoi...

HANOI (Reuters) Vietnam on Thursday opened its first large-scale international defence exhibition, as the Southeast Asian country seeks to diversify its arms sources and also to export equipment....

 2022-12-08 01:51 

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Reaction in Americas region to ousting of Peru's Castillo...

(Reuters) The following are reactions from political leaders across the Americas to the ousting of Pedro Castillo as Peru's president on Wednesday and the swearing in of Vice President Dina Boluarte as the country's first woman president:...

 2022-12-08 01:51 

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Australia leader postpones Papua New Guinea visit due to COVID illness...

SYDNEY (Reuters) Australia Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has deferred a visit to Papua New Guinea until early next year after testing positive for COVID-19....

 2022-12-08 01:51 

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is said to face market manipulation inquiry by U.S. prosecutors NYT...

(Reuters) U.S. federal prosecutors are investigating whether FTX's founder Sam Bankman-Fried manipulated the market for two cryptocurrencies this May that led to their collapse and resulted in the implosion of his own cryptocurrency exchange, the New ...

 2022-12-08 01:51 

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Siemens, others call for only zero-emission freight trucks to be sold in EU by 2035...

By Nick Carey (Reuters) More than 40 manufacturers, shippers and industry groups including Siemens, Maersk and Unilever called on the EU on Thursday to mandate that all freight trucks be zero-emission models by 2035....

 2022-12-08 01:36 

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China reports 21,439 new COVID cases for Dec 7 vs 25,321 a day earlier...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) China reported 21,439 new COVID-19 infections on Dec. 7, of which 4,079 were symptomatic and 17,360 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 01:36 

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Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Indonesia's West Java -agency...

JAKARTA (Reuters) A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattled Indonesia's West Java province on Thursday, but did not trigger a tsunami warning, the country's geophysics agency agency (BMKG) said....

 2022-12-08 01:21 

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UK labour market loses more momentum in November: REC survey...

LONDON (Reuters) Britain's labour market cooled noticeably last month, with demand for staff and pay growth easing, and staff shortages became less acute, a survey showed on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 01:07 

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U.S. House committee chair says Bankman-Fried subpoena 'definitely on the table'...

(Reuters) U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters tweeted on Wednesday that a subpoena of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was "definitely on the table."...

 2022-12-08 01:06 

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Release of Bali bomb maker 'difficult day' for Australians, says deputy PM...

By Kate Lamb and Renju Jose SYDNEY (Reuters) Indonesia's release of convicted Bali bomb maker Umar Patek will be a "difficult day" for Australians who lost loved ones and relatives in the attacks, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Richard ...

 2022-12-08 00:51 

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South Korea orders striking steel, petchem truckers to return to work...

SEOUL (Reuters) South Korea ordered striking truckers in the steel and petrochemical industries to return to work on Thursday, widening a back-to-work order beyond the cement industry amid a prolonged nationwide truckers strike....

 2022-12-08 00:51 

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New York Times staffers to walk out after contract talks fail...

By Helen Coster (Reuters) More than 1,100 union employees at the New York Times Co will walk out for one day on Thursday after failing to negotiate a "complete and equitable contract" with the news publisher, the union said in a statement....

 2022-12-08 00:36 

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Alex Jones says he can pay less than 1% of Sandy Hook verdicts...

By Dietrich Knauth (Reuters) Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Wednesday said he has less than $12 million of the $1.5 billion he owes the families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims, but they immediately questioned the accuracy of his statements....

 2022-12-08 00:27 

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Renault-Nissan alliance talk certain to spill into new year, sources say -Bloomberg...

TOKYO (Reuters) The talks between Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co over alliance restructuring are certain to spill into next year, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter....

 2022-12-08 00:21 

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Ecuador's Lasso seeks reforms to strengthen fight against drug trafficking...

QUITO (Reuters) Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso on Wednesday asked Congress for changes to the country's constitution to allow the military to support police work in the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking....

 2022-12-08 00:06 

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Japan's Q3 GDP revised up to 0.8% annualised contraction...

TOKYO (Reuters) Japan's economy shrank at an annualised 0.8% in the July-September quarter, slower than the initial estimate of a 1.2% contraction, revised government data showed on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 00:06 

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Sporadic progress in Russia-U.S.talks on prisoner swap, diplomat says...

(Reuters) Talks between Russia and the United States on securing an exchange of high-profile prisoners are making only sporadic progress, a top Russian diplomat said in comments published on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 00:06 

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Scholz: Risk of Russia using nuclear weapons has diminished, for now...

BERLIN (Reuters) The risk of Russian President Vladimir President Putin using nuclear weapons as part of his war in Ukraine has decreased in response to international pressure, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview published on Thursday....

 2022-12-08 00:06 

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Celsius bankruptcy judge orders return of some crypto assets to customers...

By Dietrich Knauth (Reuters) A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday ruled that some customers of crypto lender Celsius Network should receive their deposits back, giving relief to a relatively small group of customers whose deposits were never commingled wi...

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