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 2021-10-18 09:06 

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Polio vaccination campaign to begin in Afghanistan...

Health workers in Afghanistan will begin a house-to-house polio vaccination drive next month after the new Taliban government agreed to support the campaign, the World Health Organization and the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Monday....

 2021-10-18 07:16 

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Nord Stream 2 says first line is filled with technical gas...

The operator of Russia-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on the bed of the Baltic Sea said on Monday the first string of the pipeline has been filled with technical gas....

 2021-10-18 06:53 

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Chinese and HK shares slide as China Q3 GDP misses estimates...

Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong equity markets fell on Monday after data showed China's economy grew more slowly than expected in the third quarter, clouding the global recovery outlook and weighing on regional stocks....

 2021-10-18 06:49 

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Two decades on, Waigel and Prodi still differ on euro pact...

One is the German conservative who insisted the euro be based on tough budget rules; the other, a founding father of Italy's centre-left who famously attacked those rules as "stupid"....

 2021-10-18 06:43 

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10 key dates in the life of the euro budget pact...

The European Union on Tuesday launches a consultation on a fourth reform of the fiscal rules known as the Stability and Growth Pact which underpin the value of the euro currency....

 2021-10-18 06:04 

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Russia's remote permafrost thaws, threatening homes and infrastructure...

The old airport in the Siberian settlement of Churapcha has been unusable for years, its runway transformed into a swampy field of puffed-up mounds and reliefs....

 2021-10-18 05:32 

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For Britain's chicken farmers, Brexit and COVID brew a perfect storm...

When Nigel Upson checks the plucked chicken carcasses dangling from a rotating line at his poultry plant in England, he sees cash haemorrhaging out of his business from a collision of events that has distressed every part of the farm-to-fork supply chain....

 2021-10-18 05:08 

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For Britain's chicken farmers, Brexit and COVID brew a perfect storm...

When Nigel Upson checks the plucked chicken carcasses dangling from a rotating line at his poultry plant in England, he sees cash haemorrhaging out of his business from a collision of events that has distressed every part of the farm-to-fork supply chain....

 2021-10-18 04:01 

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Bitcoin hovers near 6-month high on ETF hopes, inflation worries...

Bitcoin hovered near a six-month high early on Monday on hopes that U.S. regulators would soon allow cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds (ETF) to trade, while global inflation worries also provided some support....

 2021-10-18 02:50 

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Hong Kong Exchange Fund posts Q3 investment loss of $1.70 bln -HKMA...

Hong Kong's Exchange Fund, which is used to back the Hong Kong dollar, posted an investment loss of HK$13.2 billion ($1.70 billion) in the third quarter, the first loss after five consecutive quarters of gains, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) ...

 2021-10-18 02:48 

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Chinese and HK shares fall as China Q3 GDP misses estimates...

Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong equity markets fell on Monday after data showed China's economy grew more slowly than expected in the third quarter, weighing on regional stocks, athough losses were capped by hopes of support from policymakers....

 2021-10-17 17:56 

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Iraq to reduce winter crop area by 50% due to water shortage - ministry statement...

Iraq's agriculture ministry said on Sunday it would reduce its 2021-2022 winter crop planting area by 50% due to a water shortage....

 2021-10-17 15:14 

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Iraq says oil price above $80 is 'a positive indicator' - spokesman...

Iraq's oil ministry spokesman said that an oil price above $80 is "a positive indicator" but needs long term stability....

 2021-10-17 14:24 

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Yemen's Houthis advance in Shabwa and Marib...

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Sunday it has seized new territory in the energy-rich provinces of Shabwa and Marib, gains confirmed by sources, as it presses an offensive likely to further complicate international peace efforts....

 2021-10-17 09:57 

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Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. proposed F-16 sales in return for its F-35 investment...

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the United States had proposed the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey in return for its investment in the F-35 programme, from which Ankara was removed after purchasing missile defence systems from Russia....

 2021-10-17 08:32 

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Russia's reports record-high daily COVID-19 infections | Reuters...

Russia reported 34,303 cases of new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, a record-high number since the start of the pandemic, data from the state coronavirus task force showed on Sunday....

 2021-10-17 07:19 

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Russia scrambles fighter jet to escort U.S. military plane - TASS...

A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet has been scrambled to escort a U.S. B-1B strategic bomber over the Sea of Japan, TASS news agency reported on Sunday citing the Russian military, just days after an incident with a U.S. naval destroyer in the same region....

 2021-10-16 21:55 

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Turnout in Iraq's election reached 43% -electoral commission...

Turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election reached 43%, the electoral commission said late on Saturday....

 2021-10-16 17:46 

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Russian authorities say 18 dead in suspected alcohol poisoning in Yekaterinburg...

Russia's Investigative Committee said on Saturday that 18 people have died from alcohol poisoning in the city of Yekaterinburg....

 2021-10-16 16:09 

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Iran court upholds jail term for UK-Iranian aid worker, lawyer says...

An Iranian appeals court has upheld a one-year prison term for British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on security offences, her lawyer was quoted by an Iranian news website as saying on Saturday....

 2021-10-16 14:25 

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U.S. intelligence chief to meet with S. Korea, Japan counterparts -Yonhap...

The intelligence chiefs of the United States, South Korea and Japan are expected to meet in Seoul early next week for closed-door discussions about North Korea, among other issues, Yonhap news agency reported, citing a government source....

 2021-10-16 11:23 

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Former Iranian central bank chief sentenced to 10 years on corruption charges...

A former governor of Iran's Central Bank, Valiollah Seif, was sentenced on Saturday to 10 years in prison on corruption charges involving the mismanagement of millions of dollars, the judiciary said....

 2021-10-16 10:53 

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Russia seeing record gas demand but still ready to boost EU supplies, Novak says...

Russian gas consumption is running at a record high but Moscow is still ready to increase supplies to Europe should it receive such requests, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday....

 2021-10-15 22:29 

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U.S. didn't violate crime victims' law in IS case, Va. judge says...

A U.S. magistrate judge said on Friday that the U.S. Justice Department had fulfilled obligations under federal law to keep a group of Yazidi women, as crime victims, informed about the detention and prosecution of the widow of an Islamic State figure....

 2021-10-15 20:50 

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Square CEO Dorsey says looking to build a bitcoin mining system - tweet...

Fintech firm Square Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said on Friday that the company is looking to build a bitcoin mining system based on custom silicon and open source for individuals as well as businesses....

 2021-10-15 20:32 

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Ex-DOJ official Donoghue says system 'designed to work' amid election turmoil...

Richard Donoghue, a former senior Justice Department official who joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as a partner this week, says he has no regrets about his work in the Trump administration....

 2021-10-15 19:23 

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U.S. law firm drops work on Hong Kong statue removal after criticism...

A U.S. law firm said on Friday it had withdrawn from helping a Hong Kong university remove a statue honoring slain Tiananmen Square protesters after the firm's role sparked condemnation from human rights groups and U.S. politicians....

 2021-10-15 17:47 

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Texas House votes to ban transgender girls from sports...

The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that bans transgender women and girls from participating in school sports after three previous attempts failed, all but assuring Republican Governor Greg Abbott will sign it into law....

 2021-10-15 17:42 

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Russia labels Moscow Digital Media and legal entity of Rosbalt 'foreign agents'...

Russia's Justice Ministry on Friday added Moscow Digital Media and RS-Balt, the legal entity of the Rosbalt media outlet, to its list of "foreign agents", the ministry's website showed....

 2021-10-15 15:51 

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Explainer: How Hezbollah widens Iran's Middle East reach | Reuters...

The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has worked hand in glove with Iran across the Middle East since it was established in 1982. Here's what you need to know about one of the most important relationships in the Middle East today:...

 2021-10-15 13:57 

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Russia accuses U.S. of attempting to violate territorial waters -Ifax...

A Russian military vessel thwarted an alleged attempt by destroyer USS Chafee to violate Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the defence ministry....

 2021-10-15 13:56 

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EXCLUSIVE Evergrande CEO in Hong Kong for restructuring, asset sale talks, sources say...

Evergrande Group's chief executive is holding talks in Hong Kong with investment banks and creditors over a possible restructuring and asset sales, two people said, as the Chinese developer battles against default on more than $300 billion in debts....

 2021-10-15 11:41 

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Zara owner to charge for paper bags in Spanish stores in push for reuse...

The owner of the fashion brand Zara, Inditex , will start charging 10 euro cents ($0.12) for paper bags from next week at all of its shops in Spain as part of a push for sustainability and packaging reuse, the company said on Friday....

 2021-10-15 11:07 

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Russia and China hold joint naval drills in Sea of Japan...

Russia and China held joint naval drills in the Sea of Japan on Friday and practised how to operate together and destroy floating enemy mines with artillery fire, the Russian defence ministry said in a statement....

 2021-10-15 11:07 

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Russia says Taliban confirms it will join Moscow talks next week...

Representatives of the Taliban have confirmed they will take part in talks on Afghanistan in Moscow next week, President Vladimir Putin's special representative on Afghanistan said on Friday....

 2021-10-15 10:08 

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Ex-Taliban commander to plead not guilty in U.S. court to killing U.S. troops...

A former Taliban commander previously accused of kidnapping an American journalist is expected to plead not guilty on Friday to murdering three U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2008....

 2021-10-15 09:40 

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Chair of UK markets watchdog to step down early...

Charles Randell, chair of Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), said on Friday he would leave the watchdog next spring, a year short of his five-year term after helping markets to navigate Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-10-15 09:29 

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Russia could resume spot gas sales after filling its reserves - Novak...

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that Russia could resume spot gas sales after it finishes filling its storage reserves....

 2021-10-15 08:41 

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EXCLUSIVE Evergrande's $1.7 bln Hong Kong headquarters sale flops as buyer withdraws -sources...

Chinese state-owned Yuexiu Property has pulled out of a proposed $1.7 billion deal to buy China Evergrande Group's Hong Kong headquarters building over worries about the developer's dire financial situation, two sources said....

 2021-10-15 08:33 

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Hong Kong audit watchdog investigating Evergrande's 2020 accounts...

Hong Kong's audit regulator said on Friday it had launched an inquiry into China Evergrande Group's accounts for the full year of 2020 and the first half of 2021 and an investigation of PwC's audit of Evergrande's 2020 accounts....

 2021-10-15 07:58 

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Dollar looks set to end week down, yen nears a 3-year low...

The dollar headed for its first weekly decline versus major peers since the start of last month on Friday as global risk appetite rebounded, while the Japanese yen headed for a three-year low and the price of bitcoin hit nearly $60,000....

 2021-10-15 06:43 

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UK's Frost says: EU must concede more on Brexit...

Britain's Brexit minister David Frost said that the European Union needs to make significant change if there is to be a deal over the Northern Irish part of the Brexit divorce deal, Politico reported....

 2021-10-15 04:28 

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Saudi foreign minister describes talks with Iran as 'cordial' and 'exploratory' - FT...

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan has said that talks with Iran had been "cordial," describing the negotiations as "exploratory,4; the Financial Times reported on Friday....

 2021-10-15 00:44 

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Deputy FBI chief fired by Trump wins retirement benefits in settlement...

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who sued the United States and the FBI after he was fired by former President Donald Trump's administration in March 2018, has won a settlement restoring his retirement benefits, his lawyers said on Thursday....

 2021-10-14 17:33 

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Japanese billionaire Maezawa trains in Russia ahead of space trip...

For Japanese fashion magnate Yusaku Maezawa, training in zero gravity ahead of his planned trip to space later this year was not always easy....

 2021-10-14 17:08 

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Brexit minister Frost to discuss N.Ireland protocol with EU on Friday, UK says...

Britain said Brexit minister David Frost would meet with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in Brussels on Friday to see if a "substantial gap" between the two sides over the transit of goods to Northern Ireland can be bridged....

 2021-10-14 15:00 

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Nigerian general says leader of Islamic State West Africa is dead...

Nigeria's top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), is dead....

 2021-10-14 14:41 

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New UK accounting body faces first big test with insurers...

Britain's new body overseeing accounting rules following Brexit said it was braced for a "lot of noise" from the 1.7 trillion pound ($2.33 trillion) insurance sector about measures to increase transparency of financial positions and performanc...

 2021-10-14 14:01 

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EXCLUSIVE Turkey set to receive 3.1 bln euro loans to help Paris climate goals -sources...

Turkey is set to receive loans worth 3.1 billion euros to help it meet clean energy goals set out in the Paris climate accord, under a planned deal funded by the World Bank, France and Germany, sources familiar with the plan said....

 2021-10-14 13:57 

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Poland donates million COVID-19 shots to Iran...

Poland is donating a million AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots to Iran, the Polish embassy in Tehran said on Thursday, the latest foreign delivery to be made from emerging Europe's largest economy after a slowdown in its vaccination programme....

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