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 2021-10-22 08:48 

Reuters

EU states must not strip migrants of their basic rights, Luxembourg PM says...

The European Union has to find the right balance to tackle the Belarus' migrant scheme but not strip people attempting to cross the bloc's borders of their fundamental rights, the Luxembourg premier said on Friday....

 2021-10-22 08:46 

Reuters

S.Africa's Eskom had 'fruitful' talks with Western climate envoys -CEO...

South Africa's Eskom, which is seeking funding to move away from coal-fired power, held "fruitful discussions" with Western climate envoys recently, the state power utility's chief executive said on Friday....

 2021-10-22 08:40 

AP

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday said there is "no room" for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan, following a comment by U.S. President Joe Biden that the U.S. is committed to defendin......

 2021-10-22 08:38 

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UK's economy gathers speed, inflation pressures mount - PMIs | Reuters...

Britain's economy unexpectedly regained momentum in October and cost pressures rose by the most in more than 25 years, according to a survey on Friday that could encourage the Bank of England to raise interest rates for the first time since the pandem...

 2021-10-22 08:34 

Reuters

Euro zone business growth slowed in October as prices soared -PMI...

Growth in euro zone business activity has slowed down this month as firms face soaring costs due to supply-chain constraints, while the bloc's dominant service industry struggled amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns, a survey showed on Friday....

 2021-10-22 08:32 

Reuters

Lithuania calls for new of EU migration pact, fence to stand up to Belarus...

Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda said on Friday the EU needed to swiftly overhaul its asylum laws and erect a fence to defend itself in the short-term from Belarus, which he said was "weaponising"; migration and pushing people into bloc....

 2021-10-22 08:30 

Reuters

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High demand for 'Squid Game' tracksuits cheers S.Korea's struggling garment sector | Reuters...

The...

 2021-10-22 08:29 

Reuters

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Somalia's president, prime minister agree to speed up election | Reuters...

Somalia's president and prime minister resolved a dispute over appointments to security bodies, allowing a stalled process to elect a new parliament and president to go ahead, the government spokesman said late on Thursday....

 2021-10-22 08:29 

AP

6 Rohingya die in clashes between two groups in Bangladesh...

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Two groups of Rohingya refugees clashed Friday in a camp in southern Bangladesh, leaving at least six refugees dead and 10 others injured, police said.The violence broke out......

 2021-10-22 08:28 

Reuters

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Analysis: Moon's push for military independence may echo far beyond his presidency | Reuters...

When South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived this week at Seoul's largest weapons expo ever in the back seat of a fighter jet, he didn't present the image of a leader bent on making peace with North Korea....

 2021-10-22 08:26 

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Portugal's gig-economy workers set to become staff | Reuters...

Portugal has moved a step closer to ordering digital platforms such as Uber and Glovo to employ some of their drivers as staff with formal contracts and benefits, becoming the latest European nation to tackle the gig economy....

 2021-10-22 08:22 

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At least six dead after armed gang attack in Rohingya refugee camp | Reuters...

At least six people were killed in an attack at a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar on Friday, a police official said - the latest incident of violence in the world's largest refugee settlement....

 2021-10-22 08:17 

Reuters

China coal surge puts supply record, power jump within reach...

China's new coal output rate, hiked this week in the teeth of an energy crunch, puts it on pace to produce more of the fuel this year than ever before if the increase is sustained, according to Reuters' calculations based on official Beijing data....

 2021-10-22 08:11 

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Australia asks why Hong Kong considers lobsters national security risk | Reuters...

Australia said it is seeking answers from China on why its lobster exports have been blocked, after a top Hong Kong customs official said Beijing had imposed trade restrictions and lobster smuggling was a national security matter....

 2021-10-22 08:02 

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Equities eye third week of gains after tech boost, dollar dips | Reuters...

Global shares were on course for their third straight week of gains on Friday, buoyed by tech stocks in Asia overnight, while the dollar dipped and oil prices held steady....

 2021-10-22 08:00 

AP

5 Kentucky counties get water, sewer improvement grants...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Five Kentucky counties are receiving a total of $2 million in grants for water and sewer improvement projects.The 18 projects are in Bracken, Lewis, Fleming Robertson and Maso......

 2021-10-22 07:55 

AP

Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibit...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners, now back at the helm of the country, may regularly rail against the poisoning of Islamic society by Western culture, but in Tehran, Iranians are flocking to......

 2021-10-22 07:54 

UPI

Alabama executes Willie Smith by lethal injection...

Alabama corrections officials executed Willie Smith on Thursday, eight months after the Supreme Court halted his lethal injection over a dispute about having his pastor present in the death chamber....

 2021-10-22 07:49 

Reuters

Many Indians unlikely to be fully vaccinated by year-end despite ample COVID shots...

Tens of millions of Indian adults are unlikely to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of 2021, despite ample supplies, due to an unusually large gap between the doses of the most widely-used vaccine and growing complacency as cases fall....

 2021-10-22 07:49 

AP

Two South Koreans tied for lead at home LPGA tournament...

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Hee Jeong Lim shot a 6-under 66 and first-round leader Na Rin An a 69 to leave the South Korean players tied for the lead after two rounds of the LPGA Tour's BMW Ladies Ch......

 2021-10-22 07:48 

Reuters

Belgium PM says all EU states must help handle migration...

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo said on Friday all European Union countries must act in solidarity to be able to handle the rising migratory pressure and help those in need....

 2021-10-22 07:46 

Reuters

China urges U.S. to avoid sending wrong signals on Taiwan...

China's foreign ministry urged the United States on Friday to avoid sending any wrong signals to proponents of Taiwanese independence, after President Joe Biden said the United States would come to the Chinese-claimed island's defence....

 2021-10-22 07:44 

Reuters

China Evergrande's snowballing debt crisis...

China Evergrande Group has supplied funds to pay interest on a dollar bond, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday, days before a deadline that would have seen the developer plunge into formal default....

 2021-10-22 07:40 

AP

Limbo in a blue tent: African asylum-seekers stuck on Cyprus...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — It seems a strange place to pitch a tent.Plump in the middle of the United Nations-patrolled buffer zone that has divided Cyprus along ethnic lines since 1974, in the heart o......

 2021-10-22 07:39 

AP

7 dead, 9 missing in Russian gunpowder factory blast...

MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion and fire at a gunpowder factory in Russia on Friday killed at least seven people, while nine remain missing, emergency officials said.The Emergency Situations Ministry sa......

 2021-10-22 07:31 

Reuters

FTSE 100 rises as miners rebound; JD Sports top gainer...

London's FTSE 100 gained on Friday, as mining stocks rose on easing concerns over Chinese property market, although weak retail sales data showed UK's economy was still reeling from the impact of inflation and supply chain pressures....

 2021-10-22 07:27 

Reuters

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Bank of Ireland buys KBC's Irish assets in 5 billion euro deal | Reuters...

Bank of Ireland on Friday agreed to buy...

 2021-10-22 07:26 

Reuters

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Analysis: Vaccinated Singapore shows zero-COVID countries cost of reopening | Reuters...

Few are left to inoculate in wealthy Singapore after a vigorous campaign achieved a level of coverage envied by many nations battling the coronavirus pandemic, but a record surge in deaths and infections gives warning of risks that may still lie ahead....

 2021-10-22 07:25 

AP

Mumbai cinemas reopen after 18 months as life swings back...

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Movie theaters in India's entertainment capital Mumbai reopened on Friday after more than 18 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the last of the many virus restr......

 2021-10-22 07:25 

AP

In South Sudan, flooding called 'worst thing in my lifetime'...

MALUALKON, South Sudan (AP) — He feels like a man who has drowned.The worst flooding that parts of South Sudan have seen in 60 years now surrounds his home of mud and grass. His field of sorghum, w......

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