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 2022-11-23 15:53 

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U.S. authorizes $400 million in new military aid for Ukraine...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States has authorized an additional $400 million in military aid to Ukraine, which will include weapons, munitions and air defense equipment, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Wednesday....

 2022-11-23 15:52 

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U.S. sanctions Iranian officials amid Tehran's ongoing crackdown on protests...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The United States has targeted three Iranian security officials under human-rights related sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday, citing Tehran's ongoing crackdown on protesters and "increased aggressive ac...

 2022-11-23 15:52 

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Key Brazil senator pushing to waive at least $19 billion from spending cap...

BRASILIA (Reuters) Brazilian Senator Marcelo Castro said on Wednesday that a constitutional amendment backed by President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must exempt at least 100 billion reais ($19 billion) from a constitutional spending cap next year....

 2022-11-23 15:52 

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U.S. retailers add cameras, steel cables to deter holiday crime...

By Siddharth Cavale and Arriana McLymore...

 2022-11-23 15:51 

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Europe names world's first disabled astronaut...

PARIS (Reuters) The European Space Agency on Wednesday named the first ever "parastronaut4; in a major step towards allowing people with physical disabilities to work and live in space....

 2022-11-23 15:51 

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EU Parliament website hit by cyber attack after Russia 'terrorism' vote AFP...

(Reuters) The European Union Parliament website was hit by a cyber attack on Wednesday after it designated Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, AFP news agency reported....

 2022-11-23 15:51 

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Audi halts all activities on Twitter WirtschaftsWoche...

BERLIN (Reuters) German carmaker Audi has halted all activities on Twitter until further notice, WirtschaftsWoche reported on Wednesday, citing company sources....

 2022-11-23 15:50 

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UK's Hunt rules out 'move away' from Brexit trade deal with EU...

LONDON (Reuters) British finance minister Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday ruled out a softening of Brexit by changing the trade deal with the European Union, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA)....

 2022-11-23 15:48 

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Anglo American secures desalinated water supply for Los Bronces copper mine in 2025...

SANTIAGO (Reuters) Anglo American said on Wednesday that it reached an agreement to supply half of its Los Bronces copper mine in Chile with desalinated water from 2025....

 2022-11-23 15:37 

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NATO allies test air defence system in Romania with simulated attack...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) NATO allies on Wednesday conducted a military exercise to test air and missile defences in Romania, about a week after a stray missile crashed in Poland and cast a spotlight on gaps in the alliance's shield for the skies....

 2022-11-23 15:07 

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Orban's 'Greater Hungary' scarf likely on agenda at central Europe summit...

PRAGUE (Reuters) Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Wednesday he expected the scarf depicting "Greater Hungary" worn by Hungarian leader Viktor Orban will be discussed at a summit of Visegrad countries this week....

 2022-11-23 15:07 

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World Cup gatherings may fuel Brazil's latest COVID wave, experts warn...

By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) Brazil faces a new wave of COVID cases just as the soccer-crazed nation is gathering en masse to follow the World Cup, with new coronavirus sub-variants and delayed vaccine boosters raising alarms among public hea...

 2022-11-23 15:07 

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China's Zhengzhou city to tighten COVID rules...

BEIJING (Reuters) Eight districts in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou will conduct mass COVID-19 testing for five consecutive days from Nov. 25, state television CCTV reported on Wednesday....

 2022-11-23 15:07 

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EU Commission's gas cap plan not right direction, may lead to higher prices, Spain PM says...

MADRID (Reuters) Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday the European Commission's proposal to put a cap on natural gas prices is not going in the right direction and may even lead to price increases....

 2022-11-23 15:06 

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Iran arrests British-Iranian citizen for communicating with foreign-based news channels state media...

DUBAI (Reuters) A British-Iranian citizen was arrested in Iran's Isfahan province on Wednesday for allegedly sharing information with foreign-based news channels, Iranian state media reported....

 2022-11-23 15:06 

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Europe's cities to donate generators for Ukraine as winter looms...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) Europe's biggest cities will donate power generators and transformers to help Ukrainians get through the harsh winter ahead, as part of a drive launched on Wednesday....

 2022-11-23 15:01 

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Analysis-In emerging markets, the bulls are back again...

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) After some of the biggest losses in emerging markets on record this year the bulls are back, betting that the time has come for a rebound....

 2022-11-23 14:51 

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Russia says 35 captured servicemen released from Ukraine after talks agencies...

(Reuters) Russia's defence ministry said on Wednesday that 35 servicemen who had been held captive in Ukraine were returned following talks, Russian news agencies reported....

 2022-11-23 14:51 

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IMF forecasts Spain growth close to zero at turn of year...

MADRID (Reuters) The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday hiked its forecast for Spain's economic growth this year to 4.6% from a previous 4.3%....

 2022-11-23 14:06 

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Cuba's opposition calls on voters to abstain from Sunday's local elections...

By Dave Sherwood and Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) Cuba's political opposition has accused the government of blocking or spooking its candidates for local elections this Sunday, and is calling on Cubans to abstain from voting....

 2022-11-23 14:06 

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Germany plans 33% windfall tax on gas, coal and oil firms sources...

BERLIN (Reuters) The German government plans to introduce a special levy to skim off 33% of windfall profits made by oil, coal and gas companies, which could generate revenue of between one and three billion euros, finance ministry sources told Reuters....

 2022-11-23 14:04 

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U.S. weekly jobless claims increase more than expected...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increase more than expected last week, but that likely does not suggest a material shift in labor market conditions, which remain tight....

 2022-11-23 13:52 

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Investors back call for UK firms to support low-paid workers...

By Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) A group of 17 investors managing 3.2 trillion pounds ($3.82 trillion) have called on Britain's biggest listed employers to offer more support to low-paid workers as inflation drives a sharp rise in the cost of living....

 2022-11-23 13:52 

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Russian air strikes hit operations at Ukrainian nuclear power plants...

KYIV (Reuters) -A number of units were shut down at the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on Wednesday because of a loss of power during Russian air strikes across Ukraine, Ukraine's nuclear energy firm Energoatom said....

 2022-11-23 13:52 

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Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ to buy two Asia units of Home Credit for $620 million -source...

By Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc plans to buy the Philippines and Indonesian units of Dutch consumer finance company Home Credit Group BV for about 600 million euros ($619 million), a person familiar with ...

 2022-11-23 13:51 

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Polish tennis chief denies MP's abuse allegation...

WARSAW (Reuters) The head of the Polish Tennis Association on Wednesday denied an allegation by a member of parliament that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s when she was an adolescent and he was a coach....

 2022-11-23 13:37 

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Kyiv hit by electricity, water cut-offs after Russian strikes...

KYIV (Reuters) The entire Kyiv region was without electricity on Wednesday after Russian air strikes targeted critical infrastructure, said Oleksii Kuleba, head of the regional military administration....

 2022-11-23 13:36 

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News Corp-Fox merger plan faces opposition from major shareholder WSJ...

(Reuters) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's plan to recombine News Corp with Fox Corp is facing opposition from Independent Franchise Partners, a major shareholder in both firms, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday....

 2022-11-23 13:30 

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Half of Moldova without power after Russian strikes on Ukraine deputy PM...

(Reuters) Russian missile strikes on Ukraine's energy infrastructure have caused a massive power outage across Moldova, the deputy prime minister of Moldova said on Wednesday....

 2022-11-23 13:24 

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UK PMI sticks near 21-month low as orders weaken...

By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) British economic activity fell at close to its fastest pace in nearly two years in November, adding to signs of recession as orders sank and employment growth slowed, a survey showed on Wednesday....

 2022-11-23 13:22 

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Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson dies aged 75...

LONDON (Reuters) Wilko Johnson, guitarist for 1970s pub-rock band Dr Feelgood and influencer of Britain's punk rock movement, has died aged 75....

 2022-11-23 13:22 

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White House condemns attacks in Jerusalem...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The White House on Wednesday condemned two bomb blasts at bus stops in Jerusalem and said the United States had offered to help Israel in its investigation of the attacks, in which one person was killed and at least 14 others injured....

 2022-11-23 13:22 

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China will use timely RRR cuts to keep liquidity ample -state media cites cabinet...

BEIJING (Reuters) China will use timely cuts in banks' reserve requirement ratio (RRR), alongside other monetary policy tools, to keep liquidity reasonably ample, state media on Wednesday quoted a cabinet meeting as saying....

 2022-11-23 13:21 

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Switzerland adopts EU's eighth package of sanctions...

BERLIN (Reuters) The Swiss government said on Wednesday it had adopted further sanctions against Russia, in line with the European Union's eighth package of sanctions over the war in Ukraine....

 2022-11-23 13:21 

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France's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm starts operations...

By Nia Williams (Reuters) France's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm started operating on Wednesday, adding 480 megawatts of capacity to the grid at a time when Europe is scrambling to secure energy supplies following Russia's invasion of ...

 2022-11-23 13:07 

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EBRD approves financing for Ukraine grid operator...

KYIV (Reuters) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Wednesday it had approved a financing package worth 372 million euros ($384 million) to support Ukraine's power grid company Ukrenergo....

 2022-11-23 13:06 

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One killed in Russian air strike on Kyiv city officials...

KYIV (Reuters) One person was killed and another wounded in a Russian air strike on a two-storey building in the Ukrainian capital, the Kyiv City Military Administration said on the Telegram messaging app Wednesday....

 2022-11-23 13:04 

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UK watchdog proposes temporary 'synthetic' dollar Libor rate...

LONDON (Reuters) Britain's Financial Conduct Authority proposed on Wednesday to allow a 'synthetic' form of the dollar denominated Libor interest rate benchmark to operate from July 2023 to the end of September 2024....

 2022-11-23 12:58 

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UK's Royal Mail makes 'final' offer of up to 9% pay hike to union...

(Reuters) Royal Mail's parent firm, International Distributions Services, said on Wednesday it made its "best and final" offer to its largest labour union, the Communication Workers Union, for up to a 9% pay increase over 18 months....

 2022-11-23 12:52 

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Spanish banks set to sign up to mortgage relief package, association head says...

MADRID (Reuters) Spanish banks are poised to sign up to the mortgage-relief measures that the government proposed on Tuesday to support vulnerable and middle-class families as living costs soar, the head of Spain's main banking association said on Wed...

 2022-11-23 12:52 

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TSX futures inch up, U.S. Fed minutes in focus...

(Reuters) Futures for Canada's main stock index edged higher on Wednesday as traders awaited minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's November policy meeting due later in the day....

 2022-11-23 12:51 

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German govt supports footballers' right to expression spokesperson...

BERLIN (Reuters) The rights of sexual and gender minorities are non-negotiable for the German government, a spokesperson said on Wednesday, saying Berlin regretted that it has not been possible to express this at the World Cup in Qatar....

 2022-11-23 12:51 

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Russia's parliament moves to extend anti-sanctions regulation...

(Reuters) Russia's parliament on Wednesday passed a first reading of a bill to extend Moscow's package of anti-sanctions regulation, the TASS news agency reported....

 2022-11-23 12:38 

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Scotland's Sturgeon: Next election a 'de facto referendum' on independence...

LONDON (Reuters) Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday she was disappointed by a UK Supreme Court ruling effectively rejecting a second Scottish independence referendum and that the ruling only strengthens the case for independence....

 2022-11-23 12:37 

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Gucci's designer Alessandro Michele is stepping down-source...

PARIS (Reuters) Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Kering's top fashion brand Gucci, is stepping down from the role, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, confirming an earlier media report....

 2022-11-23 12:35 

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Danish PM says Social Democrats continue talks to form government across political middle...

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -Denmark's Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday she would continue talks with her party's main opponent, the Liberal Party, and other parties in a bid to form a new government....

 2022-11-23 12:09 

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UK's National World drops plans to buy British news publisher Reach...

(Reuters) Britain's National World Plc said on Wednesday it had decided not to go ahead with a possible cash offer for Reach Plc, the British publisher behind the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror newspapers....

 2022-11-23 12:07 

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Germany's Uniper sees bailout cost rising to $53 billion...

By Christoph Steitz and Tom Kckenhoff FRANKFURT (Reuters) -Uniper, the largest corporate casualty of Europe's energy crisis so far, said Berlin would need to pump an additional 25 billion euros ($25.8 billion) into the struggling gas importer to cover...

 2022-11-23 12:07 

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Pakistan PM Sharif to pick new chief of powerful military...

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is likely to pick a new army chief in the next couple of days, two government officials said on Wednesday, after the military said it had sent a list of six candidates to his...

 2022-11-23 12:07 

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JPMorgan expects to keep growing in Latin America with improved outlook...

By Tatiana Bautzer SAO PAULO (Reuters) JPMorgan Chase & Co will keep growing in Latin America over the next few years as it expects the region's geopolitical outlook to improve, said Alfonso Eyzaguirre, the bank's chief executive for Latin America...

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