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 2021-09-21 20:50 

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Yelp, Lyft, Patagonia other US firms oppose Texas abortion law...

More than 50 US companies, including the online review service Yelp, clothing maker Patagonia and ride-hailing app Lyft, have signed on to a statement opposing a new Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy."Restricting access to comp...

 2021-09-21 20:14 

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Turkey to ratify Paris climate agreement, Erdogan tells UN...

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Tuesday that Turkey was ready to finally ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change.Erdogan's announcement at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly followed a year of violent weather events in T...

 2021-09-21 20:02 

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Xi tells UN China will stop funding coal projects overseas...

China will stop funding coal projects overseas, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday, ending a major source of support for a dirty energy contributing to climate change.Addressing the UN General Assembly, Xi made the promise as he vowed to accelerate efforts...

 2021-09-21 19:50 

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Rare campus massacre shakes Russian city...

Yuri Aydarov was about to start an algorithms class at his university in the central Russian city of Perm when he heard people running in the corridor. Then he saw a gunman. Aydarov, a lecturer at Perm State University, was one of the witnesses of a shoot...

 2021-09-21 19:48 

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Suarez fires Atletico top with late double at Getafe...

Luis Suarez scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat 10-man Getafe 2-1 and move top of La Liga on Tuesday.Hosts Getafe took the lead through Stefan Mitrovic on the stroke of half-time, but the game changed...

 2021-09-21 19:46 

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As Evergrande lurches, regulatory chief says US markets strong...

With Chinese real estate giant Evergrande teetering on the brink of collapse, the head of the US markets regulator said Tuesday the American financial system is better prepared than it was in 2008 to withstand the possible fallout from a major bankruptcy....

 2021-09-21 19:44 

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Iran new president backs nuclear talks but berates US...

Iran's new ultraconservative president voiced support Tuesday in his international debut for reviving a nuclear accord even as he berated the United States, hailing what he described as its failures.President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline cleric who succe...

 2021-09-21 19:14 

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Facebook seeks to defend itself after scathing reports...

Facebook on Tuesday fired back after a series of withering Wall Street Journal reports that the company failed to keep users safe, with the social media giant noting an increase in staff and spending on battling abuses.The company has been under relentles...

 2021-09-21 19:08 

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Nets say 'positive' contract talks with Harden, Irving...

The Brooklyn Nets have had "positive" contract extension talks with James Harden and Kyrie Irving as the team aims to build a championship-winning roster, general manager Sean Marks said Tuesday.Harden and Irving are reportedly close to agreeing t...

 2021-09-21 18:34 

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Iran wants nuclear talks to result in lifting of all sanctions: Raisi...

Iran's new ultraconservative president on Tuesday voiced support for renewed nuclear negotiations in his international debut even as he hailed what he termed the decline of US hegemony.President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline cleric who succeeded a governm...

 2021-09-21 18:14 

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How France was blindsided by the Australia-US sub deal...

In June this year, French leader Emmanuel Macron welcomed Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison to Paris, with concern about the two allies' troubled submarine contract high on his mind.In remarks made on the sunlit steps of the Elysee Palace,...

 2021-09-21 18:00 

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Macron walks domestic tightrope over US submarine deal...

French President Emmanuel Macron's fury over the cancellation of a huge submarine contract is part of a bid to show strong leadership in the run-up to 2022 elections, but he needs to tread carefully to avoid tripping up, analysts say.France's unpr...

 2021-09-21 17:44 

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Shock in Germany after cashier shot dead in mask row...

Germany reacted with shock and outrage on Tuesday after a 20-year-old petrol station worker was shot dead by a customer angry about being asked to wear a mask while buying beer.The killing on Saturday evening in the western town of Idar-Oberstein is belie...

 2021-09-21 17:38 

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Ryder Cup brings out energy, passion for McIlroy, Garcia...

Nothing brings out excitement and passion for Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia like the Ryder Cup, but the European stars will channel the energy quite differently this week at Whistling Straits.Garcia will embrace the emotional thrill of the biennial team ...

 2021-09-21 17:32 

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426,000 affected by flooding in South Sudan: UN...

Heavy flooding has affected and displaced about 426,000 people in South Sudan, including 185,000 children, as overflowing rivers deluged homes and farms in the impoverished country, the UN's emergency-response agency said on Tuesday.Emergency workers ...

 2021-09-21 17:32 

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US Senate leader urges Biden to end 'hateful' Haitian expulsions...

Democratic US Senate leader Chuck Schumer urged President Joe Biden on Tuesday to end mass deportations of Haitian migrants, with the White House facing a firestorm of criticism over its buckling immigration system and the apparent abuse of refugees.Borde...

 2021-09-21 17:16 

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Fed opens policy meeting as markets awaits taper signal...

The Federal Reserve opened its two-day policy meeting on Tuesday, with investors around the world awaiting a signal on when the central bank will begin pulling back on its stimulus policies.The policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is faced ...

 2021-09-21 17:12 

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Navalny says fight for Russia 'long marathon'...

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said Tuesday that a fight for a democratic Russia was a long game after the opposition accused authorities of voter fraud during parliamentary polls.In a message from prison, President Vladimir Putin's top critic p...

 2021-09-21 16:58 

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Mexico tells US it wants regional migration agreement...

Mexico has told the United States that it wants a regional agreement to tackle the tide of migrants arriving at the two countries' borders, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Tuesday.Ebrard said he had raised the proposal in his telephone conversati...

 2021-09-21 16:48 

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Biden hails Australia alliance in meeting with Morrison...

President Joe Biden hailed the growing US-Australian alliance Tuesday in his first meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison since they announced a nuclear submarine project that triggered a diplomatic row with France."The United States has no closer...

 2021-09-21 16:40 

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Google to spend $2 bn on New York City office...

Google announced on Tuesday plans to buy a New York City office building for $2.1 billion, confirming its push into America's largest city despite the pandemic teleworking trend. According to Real Capital Analytics, quoted by the Wall Street Journal, ...

 2021-09-21 16:30 

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Libya parliament withdraws backing from unity govt...

Libya's parliament on Tuesday passed a no-confidence vote in the war-scarred country's unity government, in a new blow to UN-backed peace efforts and plans for December elections.Eighty-nine of the 113 lawmakers who attended the lower house sessio...

 2021-09-21 16:30 

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US-Australia submarine deal: what are the risks?...

The US decision to sell nuclear-powered submarines to Australia has put at risk longstanding but fragile global pacts to prevent the proliferation of dangerous nuclear technologies, according to experts.The deal killed a previous French agreement to sell ...

 2021-09-21 16:16 

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Former Fiat Chrysler chief Mike Manley quits Stellantis...

Mike Manley, the Fiat Chrysler chief who guided the Italian-American automaker's merger with PSA to form Stellantis, is stepping away, the company announced on Tuesday.Manley, who had replaced Sergio Marchionne at the helm of Fiat Chrysler following h...

 2021-09-21 16:14 

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US Senate leader urges Biden to end 'hateful' Haitian expulsions...

Democratic US Senate leader Chuck Schumer urged President Joe Biden on Tuesday to end mass deportations of Haitian migrants, describing the policy as a "hateful and xenophobic" hangover from Donald Trump's administration."I urge President ...

 2021-09-21 16:06 

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US sanctions crypto exchange over ransomware ties...

The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for its ties to ransomware extortionists, as Washington seeks to crack down on a sharp rise in digital crime attacks.The move marks the first US sanctions against a virtual curren...

 2021-09-21 15:56 

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DeChambeau might quiet hecklers with Ryder Cup length...

Bryson DeChambeau might just silence hecklers from his feud with Brooks Koepka with some long-driving success for the United States against Europe at this week's Ryder Cup.The spat, which has swirled since May's PGA Championship and intensified th...

 2021-09-21 15:52 

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Biden says US 'to double' contribution to climate finance...

US President Joe Biden told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his country would "double" its contribution to international climate financing towards the goal of mobilizing $100 billion for vulnerable nations.Experts said the anno...

 2021-09-21 15:38 

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Climate: summer wildfires emit record amount of CO2...

Wildfires in Siberia, North America and around the Mediterranean caused record levels of planet-warming CO2 emissions this summer, the EU's Earth monitoring service said Tuesday.Globally, forests going up in flames emitted more than 2.5 billion tonnes...

 2021-09-21 15:34 

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Bolsonaro tells UN he rejects vaccine passports...

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his government was against health passports but backed drives to vaccinate against Covid-19."We support the vaccination efforts," said Bolsonaro, widely cr...

 2021-09-21 15:20 

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Hungary to play one match behind closed doors, fined over racist abuse...

Hungary must play two matches behind closed doors, with one suspended for two years, and were fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($216,635) by FIFA over their fans' racist chants at England players during a World Cup qualifier earlier this month.Hungarian fan...

 2021-09-21 15:04 

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Palestinian state 'best way' to resolve conflict with Israel: Biden...

US President Joe Biden said Tuesday that a sovereign and democratic Palestinian state is the "best way" to ensure Israel's future."We must seek a future of greater peace and security for all people of the Middle East," Biden said in a ...

 2021-09-21 15:00 

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US sanctions cryptocurrency exchange over ties to ransomware attacks...

The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for its ties to ransomware attackers, as Washington seeks to crack down on digital crime.The move comes after hacks and data breaches that have targeted a major US oil pipeline, a...

 2021-09-21 14:58 

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Arteta hails Odegaard's leadership in Arsenal revival...

Mikel Arteta hailed Martin Odegaard's leadership qualities on Tuesday after the Norway midfielder was instrumental in leading Arsenal's recovery from a poor start to their Premier League campaign.Odegaard9;s pin-point free-kick handed the Gunne...

 2021-09-21 14:58 

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Johnson & Johnson announces positive Covid booster data...

The Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine is more effective when given as a two-dose regime, according to new data released by the company on Tuesday.A second shot given 56 days after the first provided 75 percent protection against symptomatic Covid in a globa...

 2021-09-21 14:54 

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Lewandowski thanks 'great support' of wife as he collects Golden Shoe...

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski offered warm praise and thanks to his wife Anna when he received the "Golden Shoe" on Tuesday as top scorer in European football last season.The 33-year-old forward netted 41 goals in 29 games for Bayern in...

 2021-09-21 14:46 

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NFT craze fuels $4.3 bn French football card startup...

Sorare, the French startup behind a game that lets players trade virtual football stickers for hefty sums, on Tuesday said it had raised a record $680 million from investors, valuing the group at $4.3 billion.It is the largest amount ever raised in a sing...

 2021-09-21 14:32 

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Burkina's Iron Biby powerlifts into record books -- and nation's heart...

Iron Biby, fresh from setting a new log lift record in Scotland -- 229 kilos (504 pounds) -- received a hero's welcome as he returned home to the West African state of Burkina Faso.Fans crowded at the airport late on Monday waving banners reading "...

 2021-09-21 14:02 

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IEA presses Russia to end Europe gas shortage...

The International Energy Agency on Tuesday urged Russia to step up gas deliveries to Europe in anticipation of higher winter demand, as tight global supply pushes prices skywards."Russia could do more to increase gas availability to Europe and ensure ...

 2021-09-21 13:40 

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Allegri says Juve's match at Spezia a 'relegation six-pointer'...

Massimiliano Allegri said on Tuesday that Juventus' visit to Spezia was a relegation battle as his team head into their fifth league match of the season without a win and in the Serie A drop zone.Juve's 1-1 home draw with AC Milan on Sunday night ...

 2021-09-21 13:28 

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US homebuilding accelerates as firms aim to close supply gap...

US homebuilding accelerated last month, according to government data Tuesday, as construction firms looked to feed the supply-starved real estate market.Housing projects started last month rose 3.9 percent from July to more than 1.6 million, seasonally ad...

 2021-09-21 13:26 

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UN chief urges US-China dialogue, warns of divisions...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the United States and China to engage in dialogue, warning of an increasingly divided world."I fear our world is creeping towards two different sets of economic, trade, financial and technology ru...

 2021-09-21 13:26 

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Pakistan 'used and binned' by England over cancelled tour...

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja said on Tuesday he felt "used and then binned" after England cancelled a white-ball tour for their men's and women's teams next month.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) cited "increasin...

 2021-09-21 13:16 

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Injured Messi ruled out of midweek action with PSG...

Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain's game away to Metz on Wednesday due to a knee injury which coach Mauricio Pochettino has said was the real reason behind his surprise decision to take the six-time Ballon d'Or winner off against Lyon at ...

 2021-09-21 13:06 

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Macron and Modi vow to 'act jointly' after subs dispute...

President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday vowed to "act jointly" in the Indo-Pacific region, as a row intensified with Australia and the US over a ditched submarine contract.Macron's telephone talks with Modi...

 2021-09-21 13:00 

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Ex-Wallaby Higginbotham 'more happy than sad' to retire...

Former Australia back-rower Scott Higginbotham announced his retirement on Tuesday aged 35.Higginbotham made the last of his 34 Wallabies appearances in 2017 and played his last game for French club Bordeaux-Begles last season.He also had spells with the ...

 2021-09-21 12:44 

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Biarritz make 'official request' to play European games in Lille...

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) said on Tuesday former winners Biarritz have asked to play their home Challenge Cup games 1,000km away in Lille.The Basque outfit held a pre-season fixture in the northern town and president Jean-Baptiste Aldige has...

 2021-09-21 12:28 

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New fissure opens in Canary Islands volcano...

A new fissure has emerged in the erupting volcano on Spain's Canary Islands, belching out more lava and forcing another 500 people to flee as experts on Tuesday closely watched its progress towards the sea.The Cumbre Vieja volcano has forced a total o...

 2021-09-21 12:06 

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Merkel bids farewell to Stralsund, her longtime constituency...

In 1990, local politician Wolfhard Molkentin was desperately looking for someone from his CDU party to stand in the first election of a newly reunified Germany in a Baltic coast constituency, when someone whispered "Merkel" in his ear.Then complet...

 2021-09-21 11:56 

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France wins EU backing in sub row with US...

European ministers rallied around France on Tuesday over the US and Australian decision to strip Paris of a submarine supply contract, as the dispute threatened to delay trade talks with Washington and Canberra.German Europe Minister Michael Roth said Fra...

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