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U.S., South Africa report new record coronavirus rises New! 2020-07-02 07:28:58BERLIN (AP) — The United States and South Africa have both reported record new daily coronavirus infections, with U.S. figures surpassing 50,000

Former Libya envoy accuses Security Council of 'hypocrisy' New! 2020-07-02 07:10:05CAIRO (AP) - A former U.N. envoy to Libya has accused the Security Council of “hypocrisy” and of undermining his efforts to bring peace to

Turkey demands French apology over Med naval incident New! 2020-07-02 06:44:40BERLIN (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday demanded an apology from France over its depiction of a standoff between ships from the two count

British judge denies Venezuela access to gold in New! 2020-07-02 06:03:47LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, rulin

Russian officials: 78% of voters back extending Putin's New! 2020-07-02 03:40:03MOSCOW (AP) — Almost 78% of voters in Russia have approved amendments to the country's constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to

Fire damages building at Iran nuclear enrichment site New! 2020-07-02 03:08:45TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A fire broke out early Thursday at a building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials said

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least New! 2020-07-02 03:03:01YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — At least 113 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the government and rescue wor

China, pro-Beijing activists condemn 'meddling' in Hong Kong New! 2020-07-02 02:41:07HONG KONG (AP) - China's government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong condemned what they called foreign meddling in the territory's affairs on

Australia may offer safe haven to Hong Kong New! 2020-07-02 01:12:56CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday his government was considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong r

Taliban working with al Qaeda, other terrorists groups, 2020-07-01 18:19:51Remote areas of Afghanistan remain home to "terrorist sanctuaries" and some Taliban members routinely cooperate with extremist groups such as al Qae

U.S. warns on Chinese slave labor 2020-07-01 16:25:07The Trump administration warned American businesses on Wednesday against using products from western China made with prison labor. The advisory from t

Wary of China, Australia to boost defense dollars 2020-07-01 15:52:45Australia, which has watched China's aggression in the region with increasing unease, is making a major long-term investment to boost its military an

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Britain will ease coronavirus quarantine for some air New! 2020-07-02 09:05:44Britain will be easing the quarantine measures for air travellers, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, adding that more det

China, pro-Beijing activists condemn foreign pressure over Hong New! 2020-07-02 08:12:23China's government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong condemned what they called foreign meddling in the territory's affairs on Thursday, as cou

U.S. now seeing nearly 50,000 new coronavirus cases New! 2020-07-02 07:58:43Governors of U.S. states hit hardest by the resurgent coronavirus halted or reversed steps to reopen their economies on Wednesday, led by California,

At least 113 killed as Myanmar jade mine New! 2020-07-02 06:44:23A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining

Russian officials say 78% of voters back changes New! 2020-07-02 04:47:52Almost 78 per cent of voters in Russia have approved amendments to the country's constitution that could allow President Vladimir Putin to stay

24 killed in attack on drug rehab centre 2020-07-01 22:05:10Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation centre in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, author

Statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson removed in 2020-07-01 21:17:54A massive statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson has been removed from Richmond, Va.'s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after

U.S. warns firms of human rights abuse risks 2020-07-01 15:25:41The United States on Wednesday issued an advisory warning U.S. companies about the risks they face from maintaining supply chains associated with huma

Military deployed in Ethiopian capital after more than 2020-07-01 13:33:48The military was deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, as armed gangs roamed neighbourhoods in a second day of unrest that has claimed more

'I love this country': Brazilian cowboy nears end 2020-07-01 10:49:06Filipe Masetti Leite stops for a break from another long day in the saddle on his year-long trek encountering bugs, bears, buffalo and bad weather.

U.S. top trade official promises enforcement of new 2020-07-01 10:39:32North America's new trade agreement finally became the law of the land Wednesday, complete with a celebratory warning from the Trump administration t

Seattle police start clearing 'occupied' zone, make arrests 2020-07-01 10:05:42Seattle police showed up in force early Wednesday at the city's 'occupied' protest zone, tore down tents and used bicycles to herd the protesters a

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U.S. Chamber urges China to accelerate purchases of 2020-06-18 08:53:29The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday underscored the importance of functional U.S.-China ties and urged Beijing to step up its purchases of U.S. g

Chanel warns virus impact will linger on luxury 2020-06-18 08:50:34The luxury industry will feel the fallout from the coronavirus crisis for the next two years if not longer, Chanel's chief financial officer said on

Oil prices tick up as drop in U.S. 2020-06-18 08:48:56Oil prices ticked up on Thursday after U.S. oil product stocks shrank, providing bulls with ammunition ahead of a meeting between OPEC producers and t

KKR buys vacation parks firm Roompot in $1.1 2020-06-18 08:47:56U.S. private equity firm KKR said on Thursday it had reached an agreement to buy Dutch vacation parks firm Roompot from French private equity firm PA

U.S. weekly jobless claims remain high as second 2020-06-18 08:38:50A second wave of layoffs amid weak demand and fractured supply chains is keeping new U.S. applications for unemployment benefits elevated, supporting

Kroger expects to top 2020 outlook, beats estimates 2020-06-18 08:27:11Kroger Co said it expects to exceed its 2020 outlook for same-store sales and profit after beating Wall Street expectations for quarterly results on

Exclusive: EU in advanced talks with Johnson & 2020-06-18 08:25:28The European Commission is in advanced talks with pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to reserve or buy up-front doses of its COVID-19 vaccine

World stocks drift lower as second wave virus 2020-06-18 08:23:27Global stocks drifted lower on Thursday as an increase in new coronavirus cases in some U.S. states and China crushed hopes of a swift world economic

Wells Fargo investment adviser to sell feeder fund 2020-06-18 08:09:05Wells Fargo & Co said on Thursday its investment adviser Wells Fargo Investment Institute will sell its feeder fund platform to fintech firm iCap

Dollar and yen supported by fears of new 2020-06-18 07:52:27The U.S. dollar and Japanese yen held their positions on Thursday as concerns about a rise in new coronavirus cases underpinned demand for safe-haven

Mother's Day sales uptick doesn't cover coronavirus downturn, 2020-06-18 07:32:13Mother's Day during the coronavirus pandemic meant an uptick in sales for Lee's Flower and Card Shop in Washington, D.C.

Exclusive: Who's in charge at Nissan? COO's allies 2020-06-18 07:27:30Nissan's chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta helped engineer the troubled automaker's latest turnaround plan. Now his allies are pressing the boar

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'My business will close if I can't reopen 2020-06-30 19:19:39Spas and complementary therapists say they will not survive the pandemic if they cannot reopen.

UK economy: 'We are battered, bruised, but wiser 2020-06-30 18:59:05A survey of 7,700 firms by the British Chambers of Commerce lays bare the economic impact of lockdown.

Facebook: Aviva and Intercontinental Hotels Group pause ads 2020-06-30 17:40:31Aviva and the Intercontinental Hotels Group are the latest to suspend advertising via Facebook.

Coronavirus: TM Lewin to close all UK shops 2020-06-30 15:59:03The firm will cut 600 jobs after becoming the latest retail casualty of the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: Plane-maker Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs 2020-06-30 15:10:37The aerospace firm blames coronavirus for the cuts, warning of 1,700 job losses at its UK plants.

Coronavirus: Johnson sets out 'ambitious' economic recovery plan 2020-06-30 14:00:13Boris Johnson vows a "new deal" for UK after coronavirus - but Labour says saving jobs is top priority.

EasyJet plans to close bases and cut staff 2020-06-30 13:14:12The airline says it is consulting on plans to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle.

Huawei: Ministers signal switch in policy over 5G 2020-06-30 12:28:41Digital secretary says US sanctions are "likely to have an impact on the viability" of using firm's kit.

AMD donating computers to help fight Covid-19 2020-06-30 11:45:31Chipmaker AMD has given "computing horsepower" to researchers aiming to tackle coronavirus.

UK on track for V-shaped recovery, says Bank 2020-06-30 11:34:49But the Bank of England's Andy Haldane also says the country risks 1980s-style levels of unemployment.

Coronavirus: UK economy hit by worst contraction in 2020-06-30 07:36:49The economy contracted by more than first estimated between January and March, revised figures show.

Cineworld delays reopening UK cinemas to 31 July 2020-06-30 07:03:37The cinema chain says it pushed back the opening date to tie in with upcoming movie releases.

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