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 2023-01-28 13:37 

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Sri Lanka economy could shrink by -3.5% to -4%, president says...

COLOMBO (Reuters) Sri Lanka's economy could contract by -3.5 or -4.0% in 2023 after shrinking -11% last year, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 13:07 

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Iberia flights disrupted by IT problem...

MADRID (Reuters) Dozens of international and domestic flights operated by Spanish flag-carrier Iberia were disrupted on Saturday by a problem in the company's booking and boarding system, the airline said....

 2023-01-28 12:37 

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Congo revivalist churches draw in Catholics...

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) Congolese event organiser Deo Malela was born to Roman Catholic parents and identifies as such....

 2023-01-28 12:22 

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Russian Antarctic vessel docks in South Africa as green groups protest...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) A Russian research vessel which has been prospecting for oil and natural gas in the Antarctic docked in South Africa on Saturday following protests by green campaigners who say its operations in the region violate a treaty banning m...

 2023-01-28 12:07 

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EU president says Ukraine has unconditional support ahead of summit...

FRANKFURT (Reuters) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ahead of an EU-Ukraine summit next week that Ukraine had unconditional support from the bloc and that the country needed to prevail against Russian attacks to defend European valu...

 2023-01-28 11:52 

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France extends mandatory COVID tests for Chinese travellers until Feb 15...

PARIS (Reuters) France has extended mandatory COVID tests for travellers from China until Feb. 15, a government decree published on Saturday showed....

 2023-01-28 11:22 

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Italy's Meloni expected to sign major gas deal as she starts Libya visit...

TRIPOLI (Reuters) Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni flew to Tripoli on Saturday where she is expected to agree a major gas deal aimed at boosting energy supplies to Europe despite the insecurity and political chaos in the North African country....

 2023-01-28 11:07 

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Trump heads to New Hampshire, South Carolina in bid to jump-start campaign...

By Gram Slattery WASHINGTON (Reuters) Former U.S. President Donald Trump will swing through New Hampshire and South Carolina on Saturday in the first two stops of a presidential campaign that has largely idled since he launched his new White House bid in ...

 2023-01-28 11:07 

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Spanish police seize cocaine worth $114 million from cattle ship...

By Borja Suarez MADRID (Reuters) Spanish police seized 4.5 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of 105 million euros ($114 million) after raiding a cattle ship off the Canary Islands earlier this week, a statement said on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 10:37 

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Bayer investor calls for swift replacement of CEO: newspaper...

FRANKFURT (Reuters) Bayer investor Deka has called for CEO Werner Baumann to be replaced ahead of his scheduled departure, adding to mounting pressure on the German drugmaker....

 2023-01-28 09:37 

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ASML: Steps made towards deal on curbing exports to China...

THE HAGUE (Reuters) ASML Holding NV said on Saturday it understood progress had been made towards an agreement among several governments on new restrictions on semiconductor manufacturing equipment exports to China....

 2023-01-28 09:37 

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Three killed in Russian strike on east Ukraine city...

KYIV (Reuters) Three people were killed and at least two others wounded after Russian forces struck a residential neighbourhood in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kostiantynivka, the regional governor said on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 09:37 

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Israeli army reinforces in West Bank after synagogue shooting...

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) A possible shooting attack wounded two people in Jerusalem on Saturday, as Israel's military said it was boosting its forces in the occupied West Bank after a Palestinian gunman shot dead seven people near a synago...

 2023-01-28 08:52 

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Kering appoints de Sarno as Gucci creative director...

PARIS (Reuters) French luxury giant Kering appointed Sabato de Sarno as creative director of its star brand Gucci, it said on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 08:22 

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Israeli military boosting forces in West Bank, spokesperson says...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) The Israeli military said on Saturday it was boosting forces in the occupied West Bank, a day after a Palestinian gunman shot seven people dead near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem....

 2023-01-28 07:52 

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Russia's deputy foreign minister to meet new U.S. envoy early next week RIA...

(Reuters) Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov will hold a meeting with Lynne Tracy, the new U.S. ambassador to Moscow, early next week, the RIA news agency reported on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 07:07 

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Japan eyes easing S.Korea export controls as Seoul seeks to improve ties -media...

By Kantaro Komiya TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan is considering relaxing controls on exports to South Korea as its president, Yoon Suk-yeol, seeks to improve ties amid a strained East Asian security environment, the Sankei newspaper reported on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 07:07 

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Two Indian Air Force jets crash officials...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) Two Indian Air Force fighter jets crashed in Madhya Pradesh state and the neighbouring desert state of Rajasthan, local officials said on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 06:22 

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Exclusive-Top U.S. Treasury official to warn Mideast countries over sanctions evasion...

By Daphne Psaledakis and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. Treasury Department's top sanctions official on a trip to the Middle East next week will warn countries and businesses that they could lose U.S. market access if they do business wit...

 2023-01-28 06:07 

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UK airline Flybe put in administration, cancels scheduled flights...

(Reuters) Regional British airline Flybe has ceased trading and cancelled all scheduled flights, the company said on Saturday....

 2023-01-28 06:05 

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Germany's Scholz sets off on first South American tour to boost trade, environment ties...

By Sarah Marsh BERLIN (Reuters) German Chancellor Olaf Scholz heads to Argentina on Saturday for the first leg of his inaugural tour of South America as his government seeks to reduce Germany's economic dependence on China and strengthen relations wit...

 2023-01-28 05:52 

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Factbox-Sequence of events in Memphis police beating of Tyre Nichols...

(Reuters) (Note language in entry for 8:34 p.m. that readers may find offensive)...

 2023-01-28 05:23 

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Search underway for radioactive capsule missing in Australia...

SYDNEY (Reuters) Parts of Western Australia were under a radiation alert on Saturday after authorities said a radioactive capsule used in mining was lost en-route to the state's capital, Perth....

 2023-01-28 04:37 

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Holiday trips within China surge after lifting of COVID curbs...

By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) The number of people making trips inside China over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday surged 74% from last year after authorities scrapped COVID-19 curbs that had stifled travel for three years, media reported on Satur...

 2023-01-28 04:37 

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MSCI seeks feedback on Adani Group over Hindenburg report...

(Reuters) Index provider MSCI said on Saturday it is seeking feedback on Adani Group and associated securities and is aware of a report issued by short-seller Hindenburg Research....

 2023-01-28 01:52 

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Twitter says users will be able to appeal account suspension...

(Reuters) Twitter users will be able to appeal account suspensions and be evaluated under the social media platform's new criteria for reinstatement, starting Feb. 1, the company said on Friday....

 2023-01-28 01:22 

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Nestle to invest $100 million in Colombia, says Colombia president...

BOGOTA (Reuters) Nestle is set to invest $100 million over the next three years in its Colombia operations, President Gustavo Petro said on Friday, part of his push to boost industrialization....

 2023-01-28 01:22 

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Tesla chair testifies she would have quit if Musk had lied in 2018 tweets...

By Hyunjoo Jin and Jody Godoy SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) The board chair of Tesla Inc defended CEO Elon Musk in a securities fraud trial on Friday, telling jurors that she would have quit as a director if she had thought Musk lied by tweeting in...

 2023-01-28 00:52 

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U.S. seeks tighter bail for FTX founder Bankman-Fried to prevent tampering...

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) U.S. prosecutors on Friday asked a Manhattan judge to impose tougher bail conditions on Sam Bankman-Fried, expressing concern that the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange might tamper with witnesses or destroy...

 2023-01-28 00:52 

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Biden 'outraged' and 'pained' after watching Memphis police video...

(Reuters) President Joe Biden said he was "outraged" and "deeply pained" after watching a violent encounter between Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, and the five police officers charged with murder in his beating death after a traffi...

 2023-01-28 00:07 

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Colombia makes scant progress on protecting right to protest report...

BOGOTA (Reuters) Colombia has made substantial progress on only three of 28 actions recommended by a regional human rights body to protect the right to protest after deaths during demonstrations in 2020 and 2021, the organization said on Friday....

 2023-01-28 00:07 

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Events in the Memphis police beating death of Tyre Nichols...

(Reuters) The city of Memphis on Friday released video of the police traffic stop and beating of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man. Five police officers have been fired and charged with second-degree murder in his death....

 2023-01-27 23:37 

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U.S. Senate Republicans put Biden on notice over debt ceiling...

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) Two dozen U.S. Senate Republicans warned Democratic President Joe Biden on Friday that they would not support increasing the federal debt ceiling without at least an equal amount of spending cuts to government programs...

 2023-01-27 23:37 

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Sprinting great Bolt says 'stressful situation' trying to recover lost millions...

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) World 100 and 200 metres record holder Usain Bolt said on Friday that it was a "stressful situation" trying to recover more than $12.7 million that has disappeared from his account with a Jamaican investment firm...

 2023-01-27 23:22 

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Auckland, New Zealand starts clean-up after torrential rains, flash floods...

SYDNEY (Reuters) Authorities in New Zealand's biggest city Auckland began mopping up on Saturday, a day after torrential rains brought flooding and evacuations, shutting airports and forcing organisers to cancel a scheduled concert by Elton John....

 2023-01-27 23:11 

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North Carolina man pleads guilty to bomb threat near U.S. Capitol in 2021...

By Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) A North Carolina man who faced criminal charges after claiming he had a bomb in his truck parked near the U.S. Capitol in 2021 pleaded guilty on Friday, the Justice Department said in a statement....

 2023-01-27 23:07 

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U.S. lawmakers ask Kerry to urge UAE to replace oil boss as COP28 president...

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) Over two dozen U.S. representatives on Friday called on top U.S. climate envoy John Kerry to urge the United Arab Emirates to withdraw its appointment of the head of its state oil company as president of the COP28...

 2023-01-27 23:07 

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Czech retired general aims to beat tycoon ex-PM in presidential race...

By Jason Hovet PRAGUE (Reuters) Former Czech army chief Petr Pavel, a pro-Western candidate who backs aid for Ukraine, aimed to turn a poll lead into an election win over billionaire ex-premier Andrej Babis on Saturday as Czechs wrapped up voting for a ne...

 2023-01-27 22:52 

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Recession fears pose challenge to energy shares after stellar year...

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) A potential U.S. recession and tough comparisons to a stellar 2022 are weighing on the prospects of energy stocks delivering an encore to last year's stunning run, despite valuations that are seen as still compara...

 2023-01-27 22:52 

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North Korea slams United States for pledging tanks to Ukraine...

SEOUL (Reuters) North Korea on Saturday denounced U.S. pledges of battle tanks to Ukraine, claiming Washington was "further crossing the red line" to win hegemony by proxy war, state media KCNA reported....

 2023-01-27 22:52 

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EU must answer U.S. clean energy subsidies, commissioner says on Washington visit...

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) The European Union wants a deal quickly with the United States to resolve a dispute over U.S. electric vehicle tax credits, but the EU must pursue its own green technology subsidies to keep investment at home, EU Inter...

 2023-01-27 22:37 

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Explainer-Tyre Nichols case: What is Memphis' controversial SCORPION police unit?...

(Reuters) At least some of the officers involved in the traffic stop that authorities say resulted in the beating and death of Tyre Nichols were part of a specialized Memphis policing unit called SCORPION....

 2023-01-27 22:31 

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S&P downgrades Hungary's ratings to 'BBB-/A-3', outlook 'stable'...

(Reuters) Credit ratings agency S&P on Friday cut Hungary's long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings to 'BBB-/A-3' from 'BBB/A-2', citing persistently high inflation and external pressures....

 2023-01-27 22:22 

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White House blasts Big Oil stock buybacks again as Chevron profits double...

By Nandita Bose and Jarrett Renshaw WASHINGTON (Reuters) The White House on Friday launched a fresh attack against U.S. oil companies, accusing them of using profits to pay shareholders instead of boosting supply, after Chevron Corp said its annual profit...

 2023-01-27 22:22 

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DOJ probing Visa on U.S. debit card practices, competition...

(Reuters) Visa Inc said on Friday the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice had issued investigative demand earlier this month seeking documents and information about U.S. debit card practices and competition with other payment networks....

 2023-01-27 22:07 

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Former U.S. VP Pence says he takes responsibility for documents found at home...

(Reuters) -Former Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday he had not been aware that classified documents were at his Indiana home and said he takes "full responsibility" for the security breach....

 2023-01-27 22:07 

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Man who assaulted U.S. Capitol Police officer sentenced to 80 months in prison...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) The man who carried out a pepper-spray attack against a U.S. Capitol Police officer who died the day after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot was sentenced on Friday to 80 months in prison with credit for time served....

 2023-01-27 21:52 

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New Venezuela opposition leader confident U.S. will protect assets...

By Corina Pons MADRID (Reuters) The new president of Venezuela's opposition legislature is confident the United States will back the body by continuing to protect foreign assets like oil refiner Citgo Petroleum from creditors, she said on Friday....

 2023-01-27 21:37 

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A&W Restaurants CEO expects milder cost increase this year...

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) A&W Restaurants expects the total costs its franchisees pay for paper, burger patties, ice cream and other goods to rise much more slowly in 2023 than they did in 2022, a year of record inflation....

 2023-01-27 21:22 

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Dozens of Yanomami children hospitalized in northern Brazil amid health crisis...

By Leonardo Benassatto and Amanda Perobelli...

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