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 2022-05-23 11:05 

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Noah Thompson wins 'American Idol' Season 20...

Noah Thompson has been crowned the winner of "American Idol" Season 20....

 2022-05-23 11:05 

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Nepal raises retail fuel price, stoking inflation fears...

Nepal's state-owned oil company has hiked the retail prices for fuels, including petrol and cooking gas, by up to 12.5% because of rising global oil prices, an official said on Monday, stoking concerns consumer inflation will be further pushed up....

 2022-05-23 11:03 

Reuters

Citing shootings, NY fund urges votes against Twitter and Meta directors...

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is calling for votes against directors at Twitter Inc and at Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc at their upcoming annual meetings, saying both companies failed to enforce their standards against harmful content i...

 2022-05-23 11:03 

Reuters

French government to draft bill on purchasing power before June parliament elections...

The new French government will draft a bill on how to protect consumers' purchasing power before the start of parliamentary elections in June, government spokeswoman Olivia Gregoire said on Monday....

 2022-05-23 11:03 

Reuters

With environmental groups taking to courts as never before, the energy transition is boom time for lawyers...

Earlier this month, environmental groups announced plans to sue the Canadian government after it approved the $12 billion Bay du Nord offshore oil project in the Atlantic Ocean....

 2022-05-23 11:03 

Reuters

Osaka knocked out in French Open first round by Anisimova...

Japan's Naomi Osaka crashed out of the French Open in a 7-5 6-4 first-round loss to American Amanda Anisimova on Monday, a year after her dramatic withdrawal from the claycourt Grand Slam tournament amid mental health issues....

 2022-05-23 11:00 

Reuters

Poland ends deal to receive Russian gas after rouble dispute...

Poland said on Monday it had terminated its agreement with Russia to receive Russian gas via the Yamal pipeline, after Warsaw rejected a demand to pay for the fuel in roubles and Moscow responded by cutting off supplies in April....

 2022-05-23 10:58 

Reuters

Philippines' Balisacan to join Marcos cabinet as economic planning minister...

Arsenio Balisacan, the chief of the Philippines' anti-trust agency, said on Monday he had decided to accept an offer to be economic planning minister in the cabinet of incoming president Ferdinand Marcos Jr....

 2022-05-23 10:56 

Reuters

Comments by Biden and others on U.S. policy of 'ambiguity' on Taiwan...

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, capping a series of critical comments about China while in Asia that an aide said represented no change in U.S. policy toward the self-ruled island....

 2022-05-23 10:52 

Reuters

Tencent chief causes stir with repost of article on China's economy...

Pony Ma, the low-profile founder of tech giant Tencent Holdings, created a social media stir over the weekend by reposting an article on China's economy, an unusual breaking of silence by a Chinese tech mogul on an increasingly sensitive topic....

 2022-05-23 10:51 

Reuters

Pfizer/BioNTech say 3 COVID shots generate good response in under-5s...

Drugmakers Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Monday that three doses of their COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response in children under the age of five in their clinical trial....

 2022-05-23 10:43 

Reuters

Russia's Avtovaz names ex-transport minister as CEO after Renault exit...

Russia's top carmaker Avtovaz said on Monday it had appointed former transport minister Maxim Sokolov as its new president and CEO after its main shareholder Renault withdrew from the Russian market....

 2022-05-23 10:41 

Reuters

Ukraine's Zelenskiy tells Davos that world faces a turning point...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday told a meeting of global business leaders at Davos that the world faced a turning point and had to ratchet up sanctions against Russia as a warning to other countries considering using brute force....

 2022-05-23 10:34 

Reuters

Ukraine says 87 were killed in Russian air strike last week...

Eighty seven people were killed in a Russian air strike on the village of Desna last Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday during a speech to global business leaders at Davos....

 2022-05-23 10:33 

Reuters

UK-based Exurban plans $340 mln e-waste recycling plant in the United States...

Britain-based recycling firm Exurban is planning to open a facility in the United States to retrieve metals including copper, gold and silver from e-waste such as mobile phones, computers and televisions, it said on Monday....

 2022-05-23 10:33 

Reuters

Gaza flour mills ground down by Russian-Ukraine conflict...

Three months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has closed off access to lower-priced Black Sea wheat, owners of five mills in the Palestinian Gaza Strip are feeling the heat as they try to replenish stocks....

 2022-05-23 10:32 

Reuters

JPMorgan lifts outlook for net interest income, affirms ROTCE target...

JPMorgan Chase & Co on Monday presented a more optimistic profit outlook for itself as it opened an investor conference to relieve worries that it might be starting to lose its edge....

 2022-05-23 10:28 

Reuters

Kuwait state-backed aircraft lessor Alafco explores sale - sources...

Kuwait-headquartered aircraft leasing firm Alafco is exploring a sale and has held talks with private equity firms and other aircraft lessors, sources familiar with the talks said....

 2022-05-23 10:26 

Reuters

South African rand supported by S&P outlook upgrade...

The South African rand was slightly stronger early on Monday, supported by ratings agency S&P upgrading the country's sovereign outlook to "positive"....

 2022-05-23 10:26 

Reuters

Nigeria first-quarter GDP up 3.11% year over year, statistics office says...

Nigeria's economy grew 3.11% in the first quarter of 2022 compared with the same period a year earlier, its sixth consecutive quarterly growth, the country's statistics office said on Monday....

 2022-05-23 10:26 

Reuters

Austria hires banks to sell first ever green bond - lead managers...

Austria has hired banks to sell its first ever green bond, according to memos on Monday from two lead managers seen by Reuters....

 2022-05-23 10:26 

Reuters

Ethiopia arrests 4,000 in Amhara region crackdown, local state media report...

Ethiopian authorities have arrested more than 4,000 people in the northern Amhara region, local state media said on Monday, amid a wider crackdown against militia fighters, critics and the press....

 2022-05-23 10:23 

Reuters

Broadcom's deal history under CEO Hock Tan...

Broadcom is in talks to buy software maker VMWare , according to sources familiar with the matter, a deal that would transform the chipmaker into a diversified tech firm....

 2022-05-23 10:19 

Reuters

Bank of America raises hourly minimum wage to $22...

Bank of America Corp said it was raising its U.S. minimum hourly wage to $22 on Monday, a step closer to its promise of paying workers $25 an hour by 2025....

 2022-05-23 10:19 

Reuters

Seven races to watch in Georgia, Alabama midterm primaries, Texas run-offs...

Voters in Georgia and Alabama will pick candidates for the U.S. Congress and other offices in Tuesday primaries testing former President Donald Trump's power over his Republican Party ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections....

 2022-05-23 10:17 

Reuters

Chipmaker Broadcom in talks to acquire VMware -sources...

Broadcom Inc is in talks to acquire cloud service provider VMware Inc in a deal which could transform the chipmaker into a diversified tech firm, people familiar with the matter said....

 2022-05-23 10:15 

Reuters

Groups at the heart of Turkey's objections to NATO expansion...

Turkey has opposed Sweden and Finland's membership of NATO, accusing them of harbouring individuals linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party militant group (PKK) and followers of a cleric Turkey accuses of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016....

 2022-05-23 10:14 

Reuters

Ukraine court jails Russian soldier for life in war crimes trial...

A Ukrainian court sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison on Monday for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia's Feb. 24 invasion....

 2022-05-23 10:13 

Reuters

EXCLUSIVE After revamping Venezuela's smallest oil refinery, Iran to fix the largest...

Iranian state firms have started preparations to revamp Venezuela's largest oil refinery, the 955,000-barrel-per-day Paraguana Refining Center, four people close to the talks said, following a contract to repair its smallest facility....

 2022-05-23 10:12 

Reuters

More than 6.5 million people have fled Ukraine -UN agency...

More than 6.5 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia's invasion in late February, the U.N. refugee agency said....

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