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Danone lays out productivity plans in virus-led restructuring.

French food group Danone laid out plans on Monday for becoming a more efficient organisation in a post-COVID world, including by cutting costs, trimming product ranges and reorganising its business.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 4:20 am.

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Q&A: Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?

Drugmakers and research centres aroundthe world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large globaltrials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousandsof participants well underway.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 4:10 am.

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Instant View: AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine can be around 90% effective.

AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90% effective without any serious side effects, giving the world another important tool to halt the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 4:05 am.

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Thai woman alleges sex abuse in school then faces storm of criticism.

A row over a Thai woman who held up a placard alleging sexual abuse in schools has put a spotlight on harassment in the education system even as she draws threats of legal action for misrepresentation and attacks for soiling Thailand's image.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 3:55 am.

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Alpha Bank picks Davidson Kempner as preferred bidder for $12 billion bad loans.

Greece's Alpha Bank said on Monday that it picked U.S. investment fund Davidson Kempner as its preferred bidder to buy a 10.8 billion euros ($12.81 billion) portfolio of non-performing loans in what will be Greece's largest-ever sale of bad debt.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 3:50 am.

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Back to normal after Easter: UK aims to roll out COVID vaccines next month.

Britain will seek to start administering a COVID-19 vaccine before Christmas with the bulk of the rollout at the start of the new year, with life getting back to normal after Easter, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 3:45 am.

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UK's competition regulator looking at formal investigation into Google.

Britain's competition regulator the CMA said on Monday it had received a complaint about Google related to its market study on online platforms and digital advertising earlier this year.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 3:42 am.

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Pope says his brush with death helps him relate to Covid victims.

Pope Francis says in a new book that he can relate to people in intensive care units who fear dying from coronavirus because of his own experience when part of his lung was removed 63 years ago.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 3:40 am.

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show.

Britain’s AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90% effective without any serious side effects.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 3:30 am.

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UK seeks to reduce COVID-19 self-isolation time - health minister.

The British government is looking at reducing the time people have to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone with COVID-19 from the current 14 days through the use of a new testing regime, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Monday.

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Timeline: Major milestones in Chinese space exploration.

China plans to launch an unmanned probe to the moon early this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth's natural satellite since the 1970s.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 3:00 am.

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RWE to sell stake in UK wind farm Humber Gateway to Greencoat.

RWE has agreed to sell a 49% stake in British offshore wind farm Humber Gateway to UK renewables investor Greencoat for a cash consideration of 648 million pounds ($862.81 million), the German utility said on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 2:56 am.

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UK's Cineworld gets further debt reprieve to ride out closures.

Britain's Cineworld Group has secured waivers for its debt covenants until June 2022 along with $450 million in new loans in a deal to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic which also sees it issue equity warrants worth around 11% of its share capital.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 2:51 am.

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France's Credit Agricole offers $875 million to buy Italy's Creval.

France's second-biggest listed bank Credit Agricole on Monday offered to buy Italian bank Credito Valtellinese (Creval) for 737 million euros ($875 million) as it pursues plans to boost its footprint in prosperous Northern Italy.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 2:45 am.

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32 things we learned from Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season.

Taysom Hill made his first QB start to great fanfare. Joe Burrow said "see ya" to his rookie year after an injury. And Week 11 had even more twists.

Published by USA TODAY at November 23, 2020 2:30 am.

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Smelling blood, Huawei’s Chinese mobile rivals look to capitalise on its U.S. woes.

Chinese handset rivals of Huawei Technologies including Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are making aggressive moves to seize market share from their giant rival, after stepped-up U.S. sanctions hobbled Huawei's supply chains, industry insiders say.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 2:25 am.

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With hugs, kisses and a drag duo, border between Australia's two largest states reopens.

Australia's two biggest states reunited in emotional scenes on Monday as the border - shut for only the second time in 101 years due to the coronavirus pandemic - reopened and the first flights since July landed in Sydney from Melbourne.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 2:25 am.

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'Really good news': UK health minister welcomes Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine results.

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it was "fantastic news" that data on Monday showed that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca with Oxford University could be up to 90% effective and reduce its transmission.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 2:20 am.

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2 dead in stabbing at northern California church, authorities say.

At least 2 people died in a stabbing Sunday night at a church in San Jose, California, and others are "seriously wounded," authorities say.

Published by USA TODAY at November 23, 2020 1:53 am.

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NFL Roundup: Hill just what Saints need to top Falcons.

Taysom Hill rushed for two touchdowns and the host New Orleans Saints won their seventh consecutive game by defeating the Atlanta Falcons 24-9 on Sunday afternoon.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 1:45 am.

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China issues final batch of refined fuel export quotas for 2020: sources.

China has issued a new and final batch of refined fuel export quotas for 2020 totalling 3 million tonnes, including its first sizeable quota to a giant private refiner, two industry officials with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 1:40 am.

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Philippine health care worker hopes COVID-19 vaccines will revive overseas job dream.

Philippine health care worker Vince Umali received a blow when the coronavirus pandemic derailed his plan to work in Canada this year, but he hopes to revive his dream of an overseas job after breakthroughs in the race to develop COVID-19 vaccines.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 1:35 am.

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China Evergrande says property services unit seeks to raise up to $2 billion in IPO.

China Evergrande Group said on Monday its property management unit is seeking to raise up to HK$15.8 billion ($2.04 billion) in an initial public offering (IPO), a plan likely to help improve cash flow at the debt-laden property developer.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 1:30 am.

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Hong Kong, Singapore bubble delay highlights hurdles to travel recovery.

A delay to Asia's first travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore has hit the shares of their flag carriers and highlighted the challenges facing the global travel industry as it tries to rebound from the pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 1:20 am.

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Pipe dreams leave U.S. energy firms caught in climate trap.

By Stephanie Kelly, Devika Krishna Kumar and Jessica Resnick-Ault

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 1:10 am.

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Medvedev excited to be part of new men's rivalries.

Russian Daniil Medvedev said he wants to be part of a new series of long-running rivalries in men's tennis after beating Dominic Thiem to win the ATP Finals title on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 12:40 am.

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Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 10,864: RKI.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 10,864 to 929,133, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday. The reported death toll rose by 90 to 14,112, the tally showed.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 12:35 am.

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Lakers sign 'Sixth Man of the Year' Harrell from Clippers.

NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers have signed 'Sixth Man of the Year' Montrezl Harrell from the Clippers, the league said.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 12:30 am.

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South Korea reports 271 new COVID-19 cases as tighter curbs to take effect.

South Korea reported another daily rise of over 200 new coronavirus cases on Monday, a day before tighter social distancing rules aimed at blunting a third wave of infections take effect.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 12:20 am.

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained for illegal assembly.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was remanded in custody on Monday after pleading guilty to charges of organising and inciting an unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during last year's anti-government protests.

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 12:05 am.

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now.

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

Published by Reuters at November 23, 2020 12:00 am.

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Oil prices extend gains on COVID vaccine hopes, OPEC+

Oil prices extended gains on Monday as traders eyed a recovery in crude demand thanks to successful coronavirus vaccine trials, although prices were contained by renewed lockdowns in several countries.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 11:40 pm.

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Nevada tightens COVID-19 limits on casinos, eateries; broadens mask mandate.

Nevada's governor, diagnosed with COVID-19 himself earlier this month, said on Sunday he was tightening coronavirus restrictions on casinos, restaurants and bars, while imposing a broader statewide mandate for face-coverings over the next three weeks.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 11:20 pm.

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Yemen's Houthis say they fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah.

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday said it fired a missile at a distribution station operated by the Saudi Aramco oil company in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea city of Jeddah and struck it.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 11:10 pm.

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Breakingviews - Blackstone suited to be Crown buyer of last resort.

The Crown Resorts saga could end with a deal after all. Regulators have suspended the Australian casino operator’s gaming licence for its new luxury Sydney complex. As the company and billionaire James Packer consider their options, private equity firm Blackstone looks well-suited...

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 10:50 pm.

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No. 1 Baylor men's basketball coach Scott Drew tests positive for COVID-19.

Scott Drew, who is not experiencing symptoms, announces he's entering self-quarantine. Associate head coach Jerome Tang will take over for now.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 10:45 pm.

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Taylor Swift voted artist of year for sixth time at American Music Awards.

Taylor Swift was named artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday and won two other trophies in a ceremony held live in Los Angeles amid tight coronavirus restrictions.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 10:30 pm.

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Alibaba CEO says China's internet policies need to evolve to help industry.

Chinese internet companies have moved to the forefront of the industry with the help of government policies, but regulations need to evolve with the times to help the industry manage problems and its development, Alibaba Group's CEO said.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 10:20 pm.

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Asian shares rise as investors count on vaccine relief.

Asian shares climbed on Monday, with a broad regional index touching a record high on hopes for imminent coronavirus vaccines, but worries over the impact of economic lockdowns and uncertainty over U.S. stimulus capped gains.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 10:10 pm.

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Mexico posts rare jump above 9,000 for new COVID-19 cases.

Mexico's health ministry reported 9,187 additional cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, only the third time it has recorded more than 9,000 new infections in a single day.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 9:20 pm.

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CDC raises warning against cruise travel to highest level, strengthens international flight guidelines.

The CDC has issued a Level 4 travel notice advising that "all people" should avoid cruise ships worldwide because of a "very high" COVID risk.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 9:15 pm.

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty to illegal assembly.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on Monday pleaded guilty to charges of organising and taking part in an unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during last year's anti-government protests.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 9:10 pm.

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The Weeknd sports bandaged face at AMAs, Twitter has comments for 'Too Late' singer.

The Weeknd sported face bandages during the American Music Awards, accepting his award and during his special performance. Twitter had questions."

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 8:40 pm.

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COVID-19 shots could reach first Americans by mid-December, top health official says.

U.S. healthcare workers and others recommended for the nation's first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within a day or two of regulatory consent next month, a top official of the government's vaccine development effort said on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 8:40 pm.

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Dabo Swinney: COVID-19 'was just an excuse' for Florida State to call off game vs. Clemson.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes Florida State used a late positive test for COVID-19 in his program as "an excuse" to not play Saturday's game.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 8:33 pm.

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UNICEF says to ship two billion COVID vaccines to poor nations in 2021.

Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a "mammoth operation", the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 8:30 pm.

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New central London office construction falls 50% in six months: Deloitte.

Construction of new office space in central London fell by 50% in the six months to the end of September as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on major cities kept developers away, according to a survey published on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 8:20 pm.

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Oil prices extend gains on COVID vaccine hopes.

Oil prices extended their gains on Monday as traders were optimistic about a recovery in crude demand thanks to successful coronavirus vaccine trials, but price gains were contained by renewed lockdowns in several countries.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 8:15 pm.

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Tyler Perry feeds 5,000 families, creates traffic jam with Thanksgiving giveaway.

Thousands of people jammed roads for miles on Sunday in an effort to get 5,000 boxes of Thanksgiving food and gift cards donated by Tyler Perry.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 8:15 pm.

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Local tourism keeps 'Symbol of Hong Kong' junk boat afloat.

The Dukling, a traditional Chinese junk boat frequently spotted around Hong Kong's picturesque Victoria Harbour, has readjusted its tour routes to survive the coronavirus pandemic, now mainly catering to locals.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 8:10 pm.

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Asian shares rise on hopes for rapid vaccine rollout.

A broad gauge of Asian shares edged up to record highs on Monday morning as hopes for imminent coronavirus vaccines buoyed investor sentiment, but worries over the impact of economic lockdowns and uncertainty over U.S. stimulus capped gains.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 8:00 pm.

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U.S. retailer Guitar Center files for bankruptcy.

Guitar Center Inc, the largest U.S. retailer of music instruments and equipment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday, as music lovers moved their shopping online during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 7:55 pm.

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Wisconsin police arrest 15-year-old boy for Mayfair Mall shooting, say 'bullets started flying' during altercation.

While witnesses described the shooter as a white man in his 20s or 30s, Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the suspect is an Hispanic teenager.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 7:45 pm.

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Dwayne Johnson refuses to 'concede' Sexiest Man Alive title to Michael B. Jordan.

Dwayne Johnson takes a page from President Trump's playbook and declines to concede his Sexiest Man Alive title to Michael B. Jordan. He was kidding.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 7:34 pm.

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Bengals QB Joe Burrow says 'see ya next year' after leaving on cart with knee injury.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was carted off from Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team with a knee injury.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 7:33 pm.

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Taxpayers Face $435 Billion in Student-Loan Losses, Already Baked in: Department of Education Study.

Most of the losses come from established income-based repayment programs that include debt forgiveness at the end. No one has ever put a number to it until now.

Published by Wolf Street at November 22, 2020 7:27 pm.

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UK to announce self-isolation no longer required for contact with COVID-19 cases - The Telegraph.

The UK government will announce on Monday that self-isolation will no longer be required for those who have come into contact with people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the Telegraph reported.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 7:25 pm.

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Nebraska man arrested for allegedly shooting 4 people, killing 2, at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant, police say.

Roberto Carlos Silva Jr., 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson, authorities said on Sunday.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 7:24 pm.

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Global dividends forecast to inch back from coronavirus cliff edge.

Dividend payouts by the world's biggest firms in 2020 will fall by 17.5%-20%, equivalent to some $263 billion, as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a report on Monday forecast, but could rebound strongly next year.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 7:20 pm.

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Singapore upgrades third-quarter GDP, sees economy returning to growth next year.

Singapore's economy contracted much less than initially estimated in the third quarter due to gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures and authorities expect the city-state to bounce back to growth next year from its worst recession.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 7:15 pm.

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Hundreds in Huntington Beach defy new California curfew amid spike in COVID-19 cases.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Orange County city of Huntington Beach on Saturday night as California's new curfew went into effect.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 7:05 pm.

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Australian regulator launches probe into stock market outage.

Australia's corporate regulator is investigating an outage at the country's stock exchange last week that hit trading systems and nearly wiped out an entire session, bourse operator ASX Ltd said on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 6:20 pm.

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American Music Awards 2020: Everything you need to know ahead of the show Sunday.

The American Music Awards, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will be handed out Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 6:13 pm.

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Germany may start COVID-19 vaccine programme in December: health minister.

Germany could start administering shots of COVID-19 vaccines as soon as next month, Health Minister Jens Spahn was quoted as saying.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 6:10 pm.

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could get UK approval this week: Telegraph.

Britain could give regulatory approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine this week, even before the United States authorises it, the Telegraph news site reported on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 6:05 pm.

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How High Can Oil Prices Go In 2021?

Progress in vaccine development and expectations that OPEC+ will decide in less than two weeks to roll over the current cuts for three months instead of easing them from January 2021 give bulls hopes that the oil market will regain some semblance of a balance next year, pushing prices higher. Currently, the general consensus among analysts and agencies is that oil prices will indeed see an upside in 2021 as above-average inventories will draw down with a global economic and oil demand recovery. Several bullish signals in recent weeks…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 22, 2020 6:00 pm.

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Dollar pinned near major support as vaccine progress weighs.

The U.S. dollar marked time on Monday as the prospect of an early rollout of coronavirus vaccines was offset by concerns about economic restrictions to control the spread of the virus, leaving safe-haven assets in limbo.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 5:50 pm.

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ECB emergency bond purchases to last while disruptions persist: Lane.

The European Central Bank will continue its emergency bond purchases as long as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt normal economic activity, ECB chief economist Philip Lane told French newspaper Les Echos in an interview.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 5:10 pm.

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Brazil signs letter of intent to purchase five COVID vaccines.

Brazil's health ministry said on Sunday it will sign non-binding letters of intent to purchase coronavirus vaccines from four companies and Russia's sovereign wealth fund, adding that any purchase will depend on the approval of the nation's regulators.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 5:00 pm.

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Prince William, Duchess Kate mourn death of dog Lupo, who was 'at the heart of our family'

Prince William and Duchess Kate are mourning the passing of their "dear dog" Lupo, who died last weekend. The black English cocker spaniel was 9.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 4:59 pm.

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Biggest Australian states reopen borders as coronavirus cases ease.

Australia's two most populous states reopened their borders on Monday after more than four months, as Victoria stamped out a second coronavirus wave, raising prospects of a quicker return to normal and speedy economic recovery.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 4:50 pm.

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Why Gold Could Be Heading To $5000.

Gold prices were already on a tear amid wild pandemic, economic and electoral uncertainty, with big banks predicting $3,000 gold …Or even $5,000 gold …Right before Biden’s electoral victory, JPMorgan had called another 5% price hike in a “blue wave”. Though Trump loves gold and adorns everything with the precious metal, the precious metal itself was banking on a Biden win. Why? Because what it loves more than anything is the Biden-backed promise of monetary stimulus. Historically, gold has risen consistently…

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CDC reports 255,076 deaths from coronavirus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 12,028,081 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 184,591 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,476 to 255,076.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 3:20 pm.

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Princess Eugenie moves into Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan's U.K. home.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are lending Frogmore Cottage, their U.K. home, to Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank as they await baby.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 3:20 pm.

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Australian Construction & Real-Estate Development Giant Grocon Hits Wall, amid Industry Swoon that Started in Mid-2019.

The Pandemic accelerated the mess.

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could get UK approval this week - Telegraph.

Britain could give regulatory approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine this week, even before the United States authorises it, the Telegraph news site reported on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 3:00 pm.

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COVAX must start talks with COVID-19 vaccine makers: Merkel.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged COVAX, an initiative set up to provide COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries, to start talks immediately with producers.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 2:50 pm.

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Ricky Schroder poses with accused Kenosha shooter after helping fund his $2 million bond.

A 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin was seen smiling in a photo with Ricky Schroder, who contributed bond money.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 2:02 pm.

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Consumers Will Pay For Carbon Pricing Costs.

Carbon pricing sounds like the simplest solution to the world's emissions problem: if you want to emit, you have to pay for it. Europe has pioneered carbon pricing efforts with its emissions trading system, but now these efforts are turning out to be insufficient. At the same time, there is a push in the U.S. to utilize carbon pricing as a means of dealing with climate change. But will it work? There are two ways in which carbon pricing policies can be implemented: one is the direct charging of emitters for the carbon dioxide they release, and…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 22, 2020 2:00 pm.

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Italy's Benettons name new holding company chairman in motorway tussle with government.

Italy's Benetton family has ousted Gianni Mion as head of its holding company Edizione, replacing him with well-connected business professor Enrico Laghi, the company said on Sunday, as it tries to solve a long-running dispute over its motorway unit.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 1:45 pm.

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'Freaky' Repeats as Winner at Quiet U.S. Box Office With $1.2 Million.

Body-swap horror comedy "Freaky" repeated as the winner of a seriously subdued U.S. box office with $1.2 million at 2,057 locations in North America.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 1:35 pm.

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G20 group say they will ensure fair access to COVID-19 vaccine.

Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies said on Sunday they would ensure an affordable and fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world so that poorer countries were not left out, according to a final summit communique.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 1:30 pm.

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Italy reports 28,337 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 562 deaths.

\- Italy has registered 28,337 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday, down from 34,767 the day before.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 1:20 pm.

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'Fox NFL Sunday' crew won't be in studio due to health concerns.

Football fans will notice a slightly different look when they tune into Fox Sports' NFL pregame coverage today. due to health and safety concerns.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 1:15 pm.

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New French coronavirus cases up 13,157 over 24 hours.

The number of new daily coronavirus infections in France rose by 13,157 to 2.14 million on Sunday, and the number of deaths by 215, health ministry data showed.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 1:05 pm.

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Spain to begin vaccination programme in January, Sanchez says.

Spain will begin a comprehensive coronavirus vaccination programme in January and expects to have covered a substantial part of the population within six months, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 1:00 pm.

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G20 communique unanimous but Turkey wanted 'voice heard': host.

The G20 summit's final communique was approved unanimously by all countries, but Turkey wanted its "voice to be heard", Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Sunday in a news conference closing out the two-day online meeting.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 12:35 pm.

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England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland aim to ease COVID rules for Christmas.

The British government said on Sunday it was working with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to ease COVID-19 restrictions over Christmas to allow families to get together.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 12:25 pm.

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Spain to send more police to Senegal to curb illegal migration, says foreign minister.

Spain will increase its police presence in Senegal to tackle criminal networks behind an upsurge in illegal migration from the West African coast to its territory, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 12:20 pm.

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Prince William, Duchess Kate chat on Zoom with dads (and their babies!) about fatherhood.

Who doesn't love when someone's baby joins in on their Zoom call? Prince William and Duchess Kate got some face time with dads involved in Future Men.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 12:20 pm.

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Venezuela Arrests Oil Workers To Cover Up Bad Press About PDVSA.

Venezuela’s regime has recently arrested oil workers or retired oil workers who have dared to expose the corruption and mismanagement at its state oil firm PDVSA and its dire financial, operational, and working conditions, Argus reports. Venezuela’s military intelligence and its national intelligence service Sebin have arrested in recent weeks two people, one of whom a retired PDVSA worker, who had openly criticized the dangerous working conditions and the corruption at the state oil firm, oil industry sources told Argus. The…

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India says local COVID-19 vaccine final trials could end within two months.

India's health minister said on Sunday a locally-developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate could complete its final trials in a month or two, raising hopes for a rapid roll-out in a country with the world's second highest number of infections.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 11:50 am.

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G20 says it will strive for fair global access to COVID-19 vaccine.

Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies vowed on Sunday to spare no effort to supply COVID-19 drugs, tests and vaccines affordably and fairly to "all people", reflecting worries that the pandemic could deepen global divisions between rich and poor.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 11:40 am.

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Northwestern makes major move forward as Alabama stays No. 1 in Amway Coaches Poll.

Alabama remained No. 1 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll, while Northwestern took the biggest leap forward after beating Wisconsin.

Published by USA TODAY at November 22, 2020 11:36 am.

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Madrid's flea market, El Rastro, shrinks a little for reopening.

Madrid's vast flea market, El Rastro, reopened with a sigh of relief on Sunday with tightened security and fewer stalls, more than eight months after closing because of the coronavirus.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 11:20 am.

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Germany braces for extension of lockdown month into December.

Germany will have to extend its current measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic into December, top politicians were quoted as saying on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 11:10 am.

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G20 determined to support African countries and tackle climate change.

Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies said in a final communique on Sunday they were determined to support African countries in overcoming the coronavirus crisis, including by exploring more sustainable financing options.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 10:50 am.

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Gaza's health system days from being overwhelmed by COVID-19, advisers say.

A sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the Gaza Strip could overwhelm the Palestinian enclave's meagre medical system by next week, public health advisers said on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 10:00 am.

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The IMO Will Ban Heavy Fuel Oil Use In The Arctic.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) approved on Friday a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil for ships in the Arctic, but environmental organizations slammed the new regulation as “riddled with loopholes” that would continue to exonerate some polluters well into the end of 2020s. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the UN’s organization IMO moved to ban the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) and its carriage for use by ships in Arctic waters after July 1, 2024. The controversy in the new regulation arises…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 22, 2020 10:00 am.

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U.S. vaccine program head says first Americans could be vaccinated on December 11: CNN.

U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program head Moncef Slaoui said the first Americans to receive a coronavirus vaccine could get it as soon as Dec. 11, CNN reported on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 22, 2020 9:50 am.

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