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Turkey reports highest daily total of new COVID-19 cases.

Turkey on Saturday reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus patients since the outbreak started.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:25 pm.

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Alpine skiing: Shiffrin climbs podium on return to World Cup circuit.

Double Olympic gold medallist Mikaela Shiffrin marked her return to the Alpine ski World Cup circuit after a gap of 300 days with a second-placed finish in the slalom in Levi, Finland, on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:20 pm.

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France reports 17,881 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in 24 hours.

The number of new coronavirus infections in France rose by 17,881 on Saturday, lower than the 22,882 reported on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:10 pm.

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Portugal to ban domestic travel, close schools around national holidays.

Portugal is to ban domestic travel and close schools around two upcoming holidays in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus ahead of Christmas, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Saturday.

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Latin America’s Next Oil Hotspot.

Little known South American country Suriname, a Dutch colony which gained independence on 15 December 1954, is becoming one of the world’s hottest offshore drilling locations. The country shares the Guyana-Suriname Basin with former British colony Guyana and saw a series of high-quality oil discoveries made this year. Globally diversified oil producer Apache announced three major oil discoveries. All were made in offshore Suriname Block 58, in which Apache has a 50% interest with French supermajor Total owning the other half. The finds are…

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Kansas issued a face mask order. Counties that opted out saw COVID-19 cases rise 100% in 6 weeks, CDC says.

Kansas counties that upheld the governor's face mask order saw a decline in cases while counties that opted out saw cases rise, a new report says.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 1:28 pm.

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Rugby-Spectacular May try helps England see off Ireland.

Jonny May scored twice, including one of the all-time great individual Twickenham tries, as England delivered a defensive masterclass to beat an inexperienced Ireland 18-7 on Saturday and make it two wins out of two in the Nations Cup.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 1:05 pm.

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UK records 19,875 new COVID-19 cases, 341 deaths.

The United Kingdom recorded 19,875 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 341 deaths of people who had tested positive for the virus within 28 days, official data showed.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 12:50 pm.

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Italy reports 34,767 new coronavirus cases, 692 deaths.

Italy registered 34,767 new coronavirus infections in the space of 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday, slightly down from 37,242 the day before.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 12:45 pm.

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As they repair Iota's damage, Colombian survivors vow to rebuild.

When Category 5 Hurricane Iota roared over the small Colombian island of Providencia in the early hours of Monday morning, Yeisler Chamorro and his wife hunkered down underneath a mattress in their bedroom.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 12:30 pm.

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U.S. nears 12 million COVID-19 cases ahead of Thanksgiving holiday.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States was on track to surpass 12 million on Saturday, just days ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday that health experts have warned could fuel the surging spread of infection around the country.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 12:10 pm.

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Thousands protest against French bill to curb identification of police.

Several thousand people protested in Paris on Saturday against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face with the intention that they should be harmed.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 12:00 pm.

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Cushing Oil Inventories Are Soaring Again.

Crude oil inventories at the Cushing storage hub in Oklahoma are approaching the high levels seen in April when limited storage capacity amid crashing demand contributed to the plunge in WTI Crude prices into negative territory. Cushing is the designated delivery point for NYMEX crude oil futures contracts, and rapidly dwindling spare capacity there spooked the oil market at the end of April and early May. Commercial stocks at Cushing rose to 61.6 million barrels in the week to November 13, according to the latest data from the weekly…

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NASA launching satellite to monitor sea level rise, affects of climate change over next decade.

The satellite will collect 'the most accurate data yet on global sea level and how our oceans are rising in response to climate change,' NASA said.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 11:15 am.

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Xi says China ready to boost global COVID-19 vaccine cooperation.

President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China is ready to step up global COVID-19 vaccine cooperation, and called for better international coordination on policies to facilitate movement of people.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 11:00 am.

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The Mnuchin-Powell Affair about the Fed’s “Special Purpose Vehicles”: Dollars & Effects.

Why do bondholders and leveraged speculators have to be enriched all the time, instead of providing fiscal relief to the unemployed and small businesses? That’s the question.

Published by Wolf Street at November 21, 2020 10:58 am.

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'People need mountains': Swiss ski resorts buck Alpine lockdowns.

Blue skies over the Matterhorn drew skiers and snowboarders to Zermatt on Saturday, as well as police to break up crowds, as Switzerland's modest coronavirus restrictions allowed near-normal operations while other Alpine resorts keep their lifts shut.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 10:50 am.

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Household income: This is what it takes to be middle class in each state.

Depending on the state, the spectrum for being middle class starts as low as $15,165 in Mississippi and ranges as high as $197,868 in New Jersey.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 10:42 am.

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'It's a big, scary mess': 12 million Americans to lose jobless aid after Christmas if Congress fails to act.

Millions of Americans may suddenly be cut off from their jobless benefits the day after Christmas if Congress fails to extend relief programs soon.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 10:24 am.

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Japanese Refiners Anticipate An Extension Of OPEC+ Oil Cuts.

Weaker oil demand with the spike in coronavirus cases will likely prompt the OPEC+ alliance to roll over the current 7.7-million-bpd production cuts into 2021, instead of easing them by 2 million bpd from January, the president of the Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ) said on Friday. “Given the weaker oil demand amid the resurgence of COVID-19 infections, OPEC+ is likely to keep the current curbs ...

Published by OilPrice.com at November 21, 2020 10:00 am.

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Contestant dies after completing 'Wipeout' obstacle course.

A man that competed on TBS' upcoming reboot of "Wipeout" has died after completing the reality show's obstacle course.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 9:55 am.

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Holland America, Princess Cruises extend voluntary sailing suspension until April 2021.

Holland America, Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, all Carnival Corp. subsidiaries, have extended their sailing suspensions well into next year.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 9:40 am.

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Thousands turn out to mourn Serbia's Patriarch, despite COVID-19 surge.

Several thousand worshippers and clergy, some without face masks, filed steadily into a Belgrade church on Saturday to pay their respects to Patriarch Irinej, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who died aged 90 after contracting COVID-19.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 9:20 am.

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Russia ready to provide other countries with Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, says Putin.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin told G20 leaders on Saturday that Russia was ready to provide its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries who need it.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 9:00 am.

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Pompeii's ruins yield scalded bodies of rich man and slave.

Archaeologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of two men scalded to death by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD, the Italian culture ministry said on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 8:50 am.

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We're celebrating Thanksgiving amid a pandemic. Here's how we did it in 1918 — and what happened next.

On Thanksgiving more than a century ago, many Americans were living under quarantines, and officials were warning people to stay home for the holiday.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 8:18 am.

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No lockdowns, no downturn: Taiwan attracts skilled expats with (mostly) COVID-free life.

Taiwan has registered just 607 coronavirus cases this year and seven related deaths. Florida has a slightly smaller population but has recorded more than 897,000 cases and 17,600 deaths.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 8:06 am.

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CanSino to test coronavirus vaccine candidate in Argentina and Chile.

CanSino Biologics Inc will start testing its coronavirus vaccine candidate in late-stage human trials in Argentina and Chile, the co-founder of the Chinese pharmaceutical company said on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 8:00 am.

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MiB: Dennis Lynch, Counterpoint Global.

This week, we speak with Dennis Lynch, Head of Counterpoint Global at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, running $130 billion. Several of the funds Lynch runs Inception, Discovery, Growth, Insight, Advantage & Permanence have doubled YTD in 2020. Their long-term track record has been similarly outstanding. Lynch describes the groups 19 products as concentrated globally in

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Saudi King Salman: G20 leaders must work towards equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said in his opening remarks to G20 leaders on Saturday that they must work towards affordable and equitable access to vaccines and other tools to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 7:50 am.

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Czech COVID-19 deaths double in three weeks, pass 7,000.

The number deaths in the Czech Republic linked to COVID-19 doubled in November and passed the 7,000 mark, health ministry data showed on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 7:40 am.

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'It's scary': Family members returning home bring higher COVID risk for Thanksgiving gatherings.

Americans pondering Thanksgiving gatherings amid a national COVID spike should bear in mind the increased risks, experts say.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 7:33 am.

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Modi says India set to double oil refining capacity in 5 years, earlier than expected.

India plans to nearly double its oil refining capacity in the next five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, offering a much more aggressive timeline than previously despite the coronavirus pandemic blighting the economy.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 7:30 am.

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Iran tightens COVID-19 restrictions, but some streets still busy.

Iran introduced tougher restrictions on Saturday to stem a third wave of coronavirus infections, including closing non-essential businesses and travel curbs, but state media reported widespread flouting of the rules.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 7:20 am.

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Saudi FDI up in first half of 2020 as economy shows resilience - minister.

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Investment Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday foreign direct investment (FDI) increased by 12% in the first half of 2020 compared with the same period last year.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 7:15 am.

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Organizers dismiss Australian Open delay 'speculation'

Tennis Australia (TA) dismissed on Saturday media reports claiming the start of the Australian Open is set to be pushed back from January to February or March next year due to COVID-19 protocols in the country.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 7:10 am.

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Saudi Arabia plans to launch special economic zones in 2021, minister says.

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Investment Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday the Gulf state plans to launch special economic zones in 2021.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 6:50 am.

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Thousands attend Pakistani cleric's funeral despite COVID-19 curbs.

Tens of thousands of mourners attended the funeral of a hardline Pakistani cleric in the eastern city of Lahore on Saturday, defying a government ban on large public gatherings in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 6:45 am.

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COVID-19 exposed Kenya's debt vulnerability though measures helped - IMF.

COVID-19 has exposed Kenya's debt vulnerabilities though official measures including monetary policy easing have helped shield the economy from the impact of the pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said late on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 6:35 am.

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Chocolate Santas in marzipan masks - a coronavirus Christmas in Hungary.

When confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi decided to put masks on his chocolate Santas in his small workshop in rural Hungary, he intended it as a light-hearted joke to raise people's spirits amid a worsening coronavirus pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 6:30 am.

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Ratings downgrades will raise South Africa's borrowing costs - minister.

South Africa's finance ministry said on Saturday credit ratings downgrades by Moody's and Fitch would increase the country's borrowing costs and constrain its fiscal options.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 6:25 am.

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Italy approves latest stimulus package to help pandemic-hit business.

Italy's government has approved a new package worth around 10 billion euros ($11.9 billion) to support businesses hit by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 6:20 am.

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Eastern Europe crosses over 5 million COVID-19 cases: Reuters tally.

The tally of coronavirus cases in the Eastern European sub-region passed 5 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally showed, as governments across Europe take measures to try to rein in surging cases.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 6:15 am.

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Malaysia Airlines seeks aid from wealth fund Khazanah, creditor talks continue.

Malaysia Airlines' parent company has sought financial aid from its sole shareholder, the nation's sovereign wealth fund, as debt restructuring talks with creditors drag on, the company said on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 6:10 am.

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Tigray rebels say nine civilians killed in Ethiopian attack.

Rebels in north Ethiopia said on Saturday that nine people had died among heavy civilian casualties during an assault by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's federal troops on the town of Adigrat.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 6:00 am.

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10 Weekend Reads.

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of French Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue RFA coffee, grab a seat in the sunshine, and get ready for our thought-provoking, longer-form, weekend reads: • How Copart Is Making A Billion Dollars From A Junkyard Advanced technology is not only making cars safer and easier to drive, it’s…

Published by The Big Picture at November 21, 2020 5:30 am.

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Seven-year-old Italian influencer challenges disability stereotypes.

Sirio Persichetti can't speak and can't feed himself but the seven-year-old has taken the social media world by storm with his daily antics, proving that a disability is no barrier to inspiring others.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 5:10 am.

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Cutting aid budget would hit UK influence, two former PMs say.

Two former British prime ministers have urged Boris Johnson to retain the government's spending on foreign aid, warning he will damage the UK's influence on the global stage if he cuts it in a finance review next week.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 5:00 am.

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More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail, say security sources.

More than 60 prisoners broke out of a Lebanese jail on Saturday and five of them were killed when their car hit a tree while under pursuit, security sources and the state news agency said.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 4:50 am.

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India summons Pakistani diplomat over Kashmir gun battle.

India on Saturday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat over what New Delhi said was a foiled attack this week in the frontier territory of Jammu and Kashmir by a Pakistan-based militant group, a charge the neighbouring country denied.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 4:45 am.

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'I'm hungry': In-N-Out fans clog traffic, camp out for days as first Colorado locations open.

In-N-Out's burgers have attracted a cult following, but the chain only operates in six other states.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 4:02 am.

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Reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell signing two-year deal with Lakers.

Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers after spending the prior three seasons with the rival Clippers.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 3:34 am.

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Kings give G Fox $163 million max extension.

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to the first max contract of the 2020 NBA free-agent signing period, coming to terms with starting point guard and leading scorer De'Aaron Fox on a five-year, $163 million extension, multiple outlets reported Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 3:05 am.

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Wolves retain RFA Beasley on four-year deal.

Fresh off taking a talented shooting guard with the No. 1 overall pick in Wednesday's NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly retained restricted free agent shooting guard Malik Beasley on a four-year, $60 million agreement, according to multiple reports Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 3:00 am.

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F Harrell to leave Clippers for Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers quickly moved on from the reported loss of backup big man Dwight Howard, agreeing to a two-year contract with NBA Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, ESPN.com reported Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:50 am.

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Families of detained Hong Kong dozen protest on island near Chinese prison.

Relatives and supporters of 12 Hongkongers, detained in China after trying to flee the city by speedboat, protested on Saturday on an island near the Chinese prison where they have been held virtually incommunicado for nearly three months.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:45 am.

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South Korea's COVID third wave may be largest if not curbed, says official.

South Korea grappled with a resurgence in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, as a senior official warned it could be the country's largest wave of infections if the spread is not quickly contained.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:40 am.

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Opinion: Still grieving her father and in midst of pandemic, Mikaela Shiffrin starts anew.

Mikaela Shiffrin has won 66 World Cup races, trailing only Ingemar Stenmark (86), Lindsey Vonn (82) and Marcel Hirscher (67) on the all-time list

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 2:36 am.

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CFP payout could drop 10-15% minus fans.

The College Football Playoff will go on amid the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19-related changes figure to damage the event's bottom line.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:25 am.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues 10 p.m. curfew starting Saturday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom instituted a 10 p.m. curfew for one month for counties in the strictest level of California's pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 1:04 am.

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Man Utd missing 'X-factor' at Old Trafford without fans, says Solskjaer.

Manchester United have had a poor home record in the Premier League this season and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said the absence of a roaring crowd at Old Trafford due to the COVID-19 pandemic has not helped his side.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 12:35 am.

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Australian Open crowds at 10% capacity would be a boon, says Djokovic.

World number one Novak Djokovic said he hopes fans will be allowed to turn up in numbers for the Australian Open in January even though spectators are still barred from most stadiums amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:25 pm.

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Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:20 pm.

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Delta, WestJet scrap planned joint venture after U.S. demands.

Delta Air Lines and Canada's WestJet said late on Friday they had scrapped a proposed U.S.-Canada joint venture after the U.S. government demanded changes the airlines insisted were "unreasonable and unacceptable".

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:10 pm.

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Manchester United says systems hit by cyber attack.

Manchester United said on Friday the English football club was investigating a cyber attack on its systems and was working to minimize the ongoing IT disruption.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:45 pm.

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Explainer: Fed lending programs: What did they accomplish? How hard would it be to bring them back?

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he would pull funding from several of the emergency lending programs set up by the Federal Reserve this year.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:20 pm.

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G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief.

Leaders of the 20 biggest world economies (G20) will debate this weekend how to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that has caused a global recession and how to manage the recovery once the coronavirus is under control.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:10 pm.

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Shooting at Wisconsin mall leaves eight injured; police searching for suspect.

Wauwatosa police say seven adults and one teenager were injured during the shooting, which took place Friday afternoon.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 9:00 pm.

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Mainland China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier.

Mainland China reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 20, down from 17 the previous day, with seven cases of local transmission and nine cases originating overseas, the country's health authority said on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:20 pm.

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Mexico adds 6,426 confirmed coronavirus cases, 719 deaths: health ministry.

Mexico's health ministry on Friday reported 6,426 new confirmed coronavirus infections in the country and 719 deaths, bringing the official totals to 1,025,969 cases and 100,823 dead.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:10 pm.

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As pandemic worsens, Wisconsin governor orders strict mask mandate.

Wisconsin's governor issued an emergency health order on Friday requiring face masks indoors except at home, a move aimed at slowing a surge in coronavirus infections that is pushing hospitals to the limits of their capacity.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:55 pm.

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Suspect at large after multiple people wounded in Wisconsin mall shooting.

A suspect was at large after multiple people were wounded in an "active shooter incident" at a suburban shopping mall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:53 pm.

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Sunak targets infrastructure investment boom even as debt levels soar.

British finance minister Rishi Sunak will announce tens of billions of pounds of infrastructure investment next week, targeted at meeting the government's promise to address imbalances between different regions.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:30 pm.

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Hundreds of LSU students protest the university's mishandling of sexual misconduct complaints.

Protestors, many of them students, demanded change from LSU officials they see as slow to respond to reports of sexual misconduct and dating violence.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 7:30 pm.

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Canada grants interim authorization to Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody drug.

Canada has granted interim authorization to Eli Lilly's antibody drug for treating COVID-19 in patients who are not hospitalized, but are at risk of serious illness because of their age or other conditions, the drugmaker said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:20 pm.

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AstraZeneca starts new COVID-19 prevention trials of antibody cocktail.

AstraZeneca started late-stage trials on Saturday of an experimental long-acting monoclonal antibody combination drug it hopes could be used as a so-called prophylactic to prevent COVID-19 infection in at-risk people for up to 12 months.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:10 pm.

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Apple, GroupM, others ask for tough protection for data in Google lawsuit.

Apple Inc , advertising giant GroupM and others asked the judge hearing the Justice Department's lawsuit against Alphabet's Google on Friday to allow them to designate certain data used by the government as "highly confidential," to ensure that no-one from...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:05 pm.

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Mysterious object falls from sky onto Navajo Nation: Was it from space? Or is there a more earthly explanation?

Navajo Nation police say there were no reports of injuries or property damage. The "satellite material" was released to Polar Field Services.

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Djokovic backs domestic abuse policy in tennis.

Novak Djokovic said tennis authorities could adopt clearer policies on domestic abuse in light of allegations made against U.S. Open runner-up Alexander Zverev by his ex-girlfriend.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:50 pm.

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Apple to pay another $113 million to settle iPhone battery claims.

Apple will pay $113 million to settle the latest case alleging the company deliberately slowed older iPhones to help extend the life of batteries.

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Exclusive: Mexico agreed with U.S. Attorney General Barr to arrest drug capo in deal for general - source.

Mexico has committed to the arrest of a high-level cartel leader under a deal with U.S. Attorney General William Barr to drop U.S. drug trafficking charges against a former Mexican defense minister, a senior Mexican source told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:35 pm.

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British PM Johnson urges G20 to do more to combat COVID.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge other G20 leaders to take more ambitious action to defeat the coronavirus pandemic and to address climate change at a weekend virtual summit in Saudi Arabia.

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Panic buying of toilet paper hits U.S. stores again with new pandemic restrictions.

Toilet paper aisles are emptying again as COVID-19 curfews and shutdowns in states from California to New York send pandemic-weary shoppers on a new scramble for essentials.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:20 pm.

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U.S. company Hershey grabs cocoa stocks from exchange, avoids African price premium.

U.S. chocolate maker Hershey Co has positioned itself to receive a sizeable amount of cheap cocoa from futures exchange ICE, a move that highlights difficulties African producers are having to sell beans at a recently-agreed premium, traders said.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:15 pm.

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Brazil passes 6 million coronavirus cases, health ministry says.

Brazil surpassed 6 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, the country's Health Ministry said, becoming the third country in the world to pass that milestone after the United States and India.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:10 pm.

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Violence erupts in Brazil after Black man beaten to death at Carrefour store.

More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:00 pm.

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After improbable two-year comeback, Washington QB Alex Smith aims to inspire others to live in the moment.

Two years after a gruesome leg injury, Alex Smith is once again a starting QB in the NFL. He hopes his story can be a beacon to others.

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U.S. CDC reports 251,715 deaths from coronavirus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 11,650,817 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 185,095 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 2,045 to 251,715.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:50 pm.

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Fed's Powell says will return Treasury funds as programs set to lapse.

Fed chair Jerome Powell said Friday he would return unused emergency funds to the U.S. Treasury, as requested by Secretary Steven Mnuchin, as part a decision to let a series of credit programs expire at the end of the year.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:30 pm.

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Nurses like me face sexual harassment. COVID-19 masks, unfortunately, bring relief.

Nurses are sexualized by our culture and interactions with patients can often turn predatory. Masks have given me a reprieve gazes and comments.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 5:26 pm.

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Exclusive: Alpha Bank picks Davidson Kempner as preferred bidder for $12 billion Galaxy bad loans - sources.

Greece's Alpha Bank has selected U.S. investment fund Davidson Kempner as its preferred bidder to buy a $12 billion portfolio of nonperforming loans in what will be the country's largest ever sale of bad debt, sources told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:20 pm.

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Swiss doctors urge COVID vulnerable to declare end-of-life wishes in advance.

Swiss doctors have urged those vulnerable to COVID-19 complications to record their wishes for end-of-life care in advance to help ease pressure on intensive care units, drawing criticism from an advocacy group.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:10 pm.

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California's new coronavirus curfew does not apply to Tesla workers -state health dept.

Workers at Tesla Inc's California vehicle factory are deemed essential and are not impacted by the state's latest restrictions to curb a new surge in coronavirus infections, the California health department said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:05 pm.

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Report: CDC airport COVID-19 screening program 'ineffective,' 'resource-intensive'

A total of 766,044 passengers were screened at 15 U.S. airports Jan. 17--Sept. 13. One COVID-19 case per 85,000 travelers screened was detected.

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Can Clean Coal Compete With Natural Gas In China?

China is the world's largest consumer of coal and the largest emitter of greenhouse gasses. With that in mind, Beijing’s recent announcement that it intends to become carbon neutral by 2060 and is aiming for its CO2 emissions to peak before 2030, was welcome news. The growth of renewables is essential to decarbonize energy systems, but it is expected that natural gas will also play an important role due to the intermittency of green energy and natural gas’ low CO2 emissions compared to coal. While the outlook for natural gas in…

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Toronto and suburb to enter lockdown as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.

The city of Toronto and the suburb of Peel will enter lockdown on Monday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Friday, with all indoor social gatherings banned, restaurants operating exclusively takeout and delivery, and retail stores open only for curbside pickup as COVID-...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:30 pm.

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Explainer: Fed lending programs - What did they accomplish? How hard would it be to bring them back?

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he would pull funding from several of the emergency lending programs set up by the Federal Reserve this year.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:20 pm.

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Blind man, 'born to run,' completes solo marathon with trial app to guide him.

A blind man completed a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run in New York's Central Park without a guide dog or human help this week. His navigation aid? Artificial intelligence through headphones plugged into a smartphone.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:10 pm.

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Apple, AT&T ask for tough protection for data in Google lawsuit.

Apple Inc and AT&T; asked the judge hearing the Justice Department's lawsuit against Alphabet's Google on Friday to allow them to designate certain data in the complaint "highly confidential," to ensure that no-one from Google could see it.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:00 pm.

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Renewed Lockdowns Threaten More Refinery Closures In Europe.

More refineries in Europe are at risk of permanent closures, with fuel demand on the continent falling again as major economies re-imposed lockdowns to fight the spike in coronavirus cases. Gasoline demand in Europe is expected to be between 15 and 20 percent lower in November and December compared to the same months of 2019, Argus reported, citing market participants. The new lockdowns, partial lockdowns, and curfews in the biggest economies in Europe, including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, are dragging down…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 20, 2020 4:00 pm.

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