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Tigray conflict risks spiralling out of control: U.N.'s Bachelet.

The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed "increasing alarm" at violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region and said an alleged massacre there might amount to war crimes.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 5:22 am.

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In Russia's secretive space town, the woman who fell from the sky.

When the pandemic came within a sheet of glass to astronauts heading to space, fear and blame came next. One doctor found herself in a desperate situation.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 5:20 am.

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Factbox: The forces fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict.

Ethiopia's military is fighting battle-hardened troops in the northern Tigray region, threatening stability around the Horn of Africa.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 5:11 am.

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Give me a W, V, and a K: describing the post-COVID economic outlook.

What appeared to be a sharp V-shaped growth rebound from the first pandemic lockdown, now seems like a "W" -- these are among the myriad of letters and signs economists are using to describe the outlook for a world turned upside down by COVID-19.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 5:05 am.

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1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello.

I previously told the story about how I almost picked up a 550 a few years ago. The car I was posting about was “Giallo Modena” (yellow), but the actual car offered to me by friend Marty was Blu LeMan, with a coach interior. The one below looks just like it, with a black interior.…

Published by The Big Picture at November 13, 2020 5:00 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 13, 2020 4:55 am.

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Walmart website sees massive traffic, experiences 'intermittent slowness' after PlayStation 5 goes on sale.

After PlayStation 5 went on sale at Walmart.com, the site quickly saw "massive traffic" and some shoppers might have experienced outages or slowness.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 4:54 am.

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Ghosn's legal woes deepen as Nissan sues for $95 million in damages.

Ousted Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> chairman Carlos Ghosn's legal woes deepened on Friday with the start of a civil trial in Yokohama, Japan, where his former employer is seeking 10 billion yen ($95 million) in damages.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:50 am.

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Westpac hobbled by spending needs as Australian banks adjust to pandemic economy.

Westpac Banking Corp lags rivals as its dated systems is forcing it to spend, rather than save, while profit margins are eroded by record-low interest rates, investors said after Australia's biggest banks issued earnings and trading updates.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:30 am.

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Jump in Europe virus cases hits shares after sharp weekly rally.

European shares edged lower on Friday as surging coronavirus cases compounded fears of the damage to the bloc's economy in the coming winter months, although the benchmark index was still on track for its second straight week of gains.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:25 am.

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Fact check: No evidence mask wearers are arriving in ICUs with pneumonia.

A Facebook post falsely claims patients are being hospitalized with pneumonia brought on by wearing masks.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 4:24 am.

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Spain's Reig Jofre to have capacity for 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a year.

Spanish pharmaceuticals company Reig Jofre will be able to produce 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine a year at its new factory without cancelling any existing contracts, it said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:20 am.

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Engie flags further disposals after Suez stake sale.

Engie on Friday said it was reviewing options for its 40% stake in engineering firm GTT and preparing for a potential spin-off of some of its client solutions business, as the sprawling French utility looks to simplify its structure.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:15 am.

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Hong Kong third-quarter GDP shrinks 3.5% year-on-year, sees modest improvement in next quarter.

Hong Kong's economy shrank 3.5% in the third quarter compared with a year earlier, the government said on Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic hammered consumer spending, trade and tourism but at a slower pace as the outbreak had eased.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:10 am.

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South Korean firm to produce 150 mln doses a year of Russian COVID-19 vaccine: RDIF.

South Korea's GL Rapha will make more than 150 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine per year, Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Friday, one of its biggest production deals announced so far as Moscow aims to boost output abroad.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:55 am.

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Exclusive: Hong Kong plans new 'code of conduct' for equity and debt deals - sources.

Hong Kong's markets regulator plans to unveil new guidelines for investment banks working on equity and debt offerings that will include a framework for how they charge clients, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:50 am.

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Five years after Paris attacks, France back on maximum alert.

Five years after a squad of Islamist killers waged the deadliest attack during peacetime in modern-day France, Prime Minister Jean Castex on Friday paid tribute to those killed, with the country once again on its highest security alert.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:45 am.

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Turkish lira notches weekly gains of 12% on central bank's new look.

Turkey's lira firmed on Friday to its strongest level in seven weeks, notching a weekly gain of some 12%, after President Tayyip Erdogan's pledge to adopt a new economic model raised expectations of a sharp rate hike from the central bank.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:30 am.

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UK to make announcement on travel quarantine 'very soon': minister.

Britain's transport minister said he would be making an announcement on changes to the country's 14-day quarantine rule for travellers into the country "very soon", giving hope to airlines desperate for travel to restart.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:20 am.

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Rosneft swings to net loss, hit by pandemic and weaker rouble.

Fallout from the pandemic and a weaker rouble sent Russian energy giant Rosneft to a third-quarter net loss of 64 billion roubles ($827 million) from net income of 43 billion roubles in the previous quarter, the company said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:00 am.

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Amazon, Walmart see online grocery shopping with food stamps surge amid coronavirus, reports say.

Using food stamps to shop for groceries online has grown in recent months amid the coronavirus pandemic at Amazon and Walmart, a new report says.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 2:58 am.

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Malaysia's economy suffers smaller contraction, central bank provides rosier 2021 outlook.

Malaysia's central bank provided a rosier growth outlook for 2021 after the economy suffered a smaller contraction in the third quarter, but said it would continue to help households and businesses withstand the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:55 am.

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Bahrain buries world's longest serving prime minister.

Bahrain on Friday buried Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa, the world's longest serving prime minister, after his body returned from the United States where he died on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:50 am.

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Japan's top bank MUFG posts 34% slump in first-half profit as pandemic costs weigh.

Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) <8306.T> reported on Friday a 34% drop in half-year net profit, hit by a surge in costs from bad debts, highlighting the impact of the pandemic across the world's third-largest economy.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:45 am.

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China urges U.S. to stop arbitrary suppression via U.S. investment bans.

China is urging the United States to stop its arbitrary suppression of investments, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters on Friday, when asked about the ban on U.S. investments in firms linked to the Chinese military.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:35 am.

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Fuerza Anti-Unión.

Fuerza Anti-Unión
La Fuerza Anti-Unión (FAU) is a criminal organization that has grown rapidly since its inception as a vigilante group.

Published by InSight Crime at November 13, 2020 2:27 am.

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Russian online retailer Ozon to raise about $750 million in IPO: sources.

Russian online retailer Ozon plans to raise about $750 million in an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States, three financial market sources told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:25 am.

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La Unión Tepito.

La Unión Tepito
La Unión Tepito is a large criminal group indigenous to Mexico City, named after one of the capital’s largest neighborhoods.

Published by InSight Crime at November 13, 2020 2:25 am.

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Sales at France's EDF fall at slower pace after coronavirus hit.

EDF said on Friday the coronavirus pandemic had so far hit its sales by 2 billion euros ($2.36 billion) in the first ninth months of the year, as the French utility showed signs of an improving performance in the third quarter.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:15 am.

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Trot is hot: It's not just K-pop in South Korea.

In a film theatre near Seoul, scores of middle-aged South Korean women in matching baby-blue T-shirts, hair bands and face masks inscribed with the word "Hero" are screaming, singing along and taking selfies.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:10 am.

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South Korea begins fining people flouting mask rules, reports 191 new coronavirus cases.

South Korea will begin fining people who fail to wear masks in public on Friday as it reported 191 new coronavirus cases, with daily infections continuing to creep higher.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:00 am.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping decided to halt Ant's IPO: WSJ.

China's President Xi Jinping personally decided to pull the plug on Ant Group's $37-billion initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing Chinese officials with the knowledge of the matter.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:00 am.

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PNG prime minister faces leadership test after allies withdraw support.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape is facing a threat to his leadership after several high-profile government members switched to the opposition on Friday, citing growing economic worries facing the indebted Pacific nation.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:55 am.

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Braves slugger Freddie Freeman beats Mookie Betts for NL MVP honor.

Braves' Freddie Freeman won the NL MVP award Thursday, outpointing the Dodgers' Mookie Betts on the strength of a dominant offensive performance.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 1:54 am.

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Signed, sealed, delivered: Japan to all but scrap centuries-old custom of stamping paperwork.

Japan is set to break with its age-old tradition of requiring citizens to use personal seals to stamp all official documents, scrapping their use in nearly 15,000 administrative processes, an official at the Cabinet Office said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:45 am.

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Panasonic appoints Kusumi new CEO, replacing Tesla supporter Tsuga.

Japan's Panasonic Corp said on Friday it has appointed Yuki Kusumi, the head of its automotive business, as its next chief executive officer, replacing Kazuhiro Tsuga, a supporter of Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:40 am.

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U.S. Supreme Court's Alito raised concerns over individual liberty amid COVID-19.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito raised concerns on Thursday night over individual liberty, including religious liberty, in the United States with reference to restrictions related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:35 am.

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Delhi records its highest COVID-19 deaths, hospitals swamped.

Delhi's COVID-19 deaths rose by a record high on Thursday and it also reported the most number of infections in India, an increase attributed to the city's toxic air and a lack of physical distancing in public places around a major festival.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:30 am.

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Scaloni calls for VAR review after Messi goal chalked off.

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni called for a more rigorous set of criteria for the Video Assistant Referee after Lionel Messi’s potential match-winning goal was chalked off for an infringement in their 1-1 draw with Paraguay.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:05 am.

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China finds coronavirus on packaging of Brazilian beef.

The Chinese city of Wuhan said on Friday it had detected the novel coronavirus on the packaging of a batch of Brazilian beef, as it ramped up testing of frozen foods this week as part of a nationwide campaign.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:00 am.

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South Korean firm to produce 150 million doses a year of Russian COVID-19 vaccine - RDIF.

Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Friday it had signed a deal with South Korea's GL Rapha for the biotechnology firm to produce over 150 million doses per year of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 12:50 am.

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Mexico central bank chief says 'pause' on cuts gives options, economy nears more optimistic forecast.

The Bank of Mexico's governor said a pause in its cycle of interest rate cuts gives policymakers options depending on trends in inflation and that the country's economic recovery is more closely mirroring the bank's more optimistic forecasts.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 12:45 am.

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Healthcare group Sanofi invests 50 million euros in Jeito Capital.

French healthcare giant Sanofi has invested 50 million euros ($59 million) into Jeito Capital, an investment firm dedicated to biotech and biopharma, in a deal which Sanofi said would support French and European healthcare innovation.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 12:30 am.

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Musk says took four COVID-19 tests, two were positive, two negative.

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday that he took four coronavirus tests on the same day with two returning negative and two producing positive results.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 12:20 am.

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Used Vehicle Sales Slow, Retail & Wholesale Prices Drop, amid Plenty of Supply, after Crazy Price Spikes over the Summer.

It has been one heck of a wild ride in the Weirdest Economy Ever.

Published by Wolf Street at November 13, 2020 12:20 am.

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Japan's GDP seen shrinking less than previously expected this fiscal year: Reuters poll.

Japan's economy will likely shrink at a slower pace than previously expected this fiscal year thanks to recovering exports, a Reuters poll found, offering relief for policymakers left with few tools to cushion the blow from the coronavirus.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 12:00 am.

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Colts double up Titans, forge tie atop AFC South.

Nyheim Hines caught a touchdown pass and ran for a second score, Philip Rivers topped Dan Marino for No. 5 on the NFL's all-time passing yardage list and the Indianapolis Colts tied the Tennessee Titans for first place in the AFC South with a 34-17 win Thursday night in...

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 11:50 pm.

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Oil falls on COVID-19 surge but on track for weekly gain.

Oil prices fell on Friday, pressured by fears about a slow recovery in the global economy and fuel demand due to an accelerating rise in COVID-19 infections, but remained on track for a second straight weekly gain, helped by vaccine hopes.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 11:45 pm.

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IMF chief says fiscal, monetary policy support should not be prematurely withdrawn.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday the global economy's road to recovery must be underpinned with continuously strong policy and that fiscal and monetary support should not be withdrawn prematurely.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:50 pm.

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Ivy League cancels entire winter sports season, delays spring schedule.

As it did in the fall, the Ivy League has canceled all sports for the winter season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 10:33 pm.

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Australia, New Zealand dollars slip on risk aversion, bonds gain.

The Australian dollar slipped to a more than one-week low on Friday, while its New Zealand peer was toppled off a 19-month peak as investors dumped perceived riskier currencies on renewed worries about the health of the global economy.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:30 pm.

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Asian stocks fall as virus spread accelerates.

Stocks in Asia fell on Friday, following on from selloffs in the United States and Europe as investors feared the economic impact of an accelerating rise in coronavirus infections.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:25 pm.

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Daimler to revamp China plant to make Actros trucks as sales surge.

Germany's Daimler AG and its China commercial vehicle partner Beiqi Foton Motor Co <600166.SS> plan to invest 2.75 billion yuan ($415.32 million) to build Mercedes-Benz-branded Actros heavy trucks for the first time in China, a document showed.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:20 pm.

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Can an air purifier help protect you from COVID-19?

Are air purifiers effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19? Experts weigh in on whether air purifiers with HEPA filters and air cleaners can help.

Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 10:01 pm.

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Yen bounces as vaccine boost fades.

The Japanese yen edged higher on Friday as investors crept back in to the safe-haven currency on concerns that successful tests of a COVID-19 vaccine may not be enough to offset the economic damage of a trying winter in Europe and the United States.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 9:30 pm.

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Alaska congressman who ridiculed coronavirus now says he has COVID-19.

The Alaska congressman who once ridiculed the seriousness of the novel coronavirus, calling it the “beer virus,” said on Thursday he is now infected with it.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 9:20 pm.

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Mainland China reports eight new COVID-19 cases versus 15 a day earlier.

Mainland China reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 12, down from 15 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority reported on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 9:10 pm.

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Philippine police say typhoon death toll at 26 as cleanup begins.

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Vamco has increased to 26, police said on Friday, with dozens still missing or injured after the storm brought some of the worst floods in years to the capital Manila and nearby provinces.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 9:05 pm.

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Wegmans drops Chaokoh coconut milk after PETA's allegations of forced monkey labor, follows Costco.

Wegmans is the latest retailer to drop Chaokoh coconut milk following a PETA investigation accusing Thai suppliers of using monkeys as forced labor

Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 9:01 pm.

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WeWork losses mount but 'seismic shift' in office use seen helping recovery.

WeWork Companies LLC's revenue declined in the third quarter but its cash burn slowed, a company memo showed on Thursday, with management confident the shared-workplace provider can weather the hit to the office sector from COVID-19.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:55 pm.

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Ethnic minorities disproportionately affected by coronavirus - The Lancet.

Ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected by the novel coronavirus, with Blacks and Asians at increased risk of COVID-19 infection compared to white individuals, according to an analysis published in The Lancet medical journal https://bit.ly/3kol5kR.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:50 pm.

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South Korea's Hanjin Group in talks to buy Asiana Airlines: report.

South Korea's Hanjin Group, owner of the nation's largest airline Korean Air Lines Co Ltd <003490.KS>, is in talks to acquire debt-ridden Asiana Airlines Inc <020560.KS>, local media reported on Thursday, citing unnamed investment banking sources.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:45 pm.

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Analysis: Grain grab - China's global hunt for feed grains roils world market.

Chinese feed producers, pig farmers and traders are reshaping the global grain market as they scour the world for supplies amid a domestic shortfall that sent local corn prices to record highs and is expected to fuel global food inflation in 2021.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:40 pm.

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Australian COVID-19 vaccine candidate produces antibody response in early tests.

Early testing of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by an Australian university and CSL Ltd has shown it to be safe and produce an antibody response, Minister for Health Greg Hunt said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:35 pm.

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Oil falls as COVID-19 spike stokes fuel demand fears; still set for big weekly gain.

Oil prices fell in early trade on Friday as a spike in the number of COVID-19 infections raised fears for the global economy and near-term fuel demand, but remained on track for a second straight weekly gain amid hopes for a vaccine.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:30 pm.

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Has Disney put the worst of the pandemic behind it?

Walt Disney Co's rapidly growing streaming video business and a partial recovery at its theme parks gave investors fresh hope on Thursday that the entertainment company had made it through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:25 pm.

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Australia forecasts prolonged wildfire seasons, more droughts from climate change.

Australia's climate will continue to warm, resulting in prolonged wildfire seasons and less rain in the southeast and southwest that will lead to more frequent droughts, the country's weather bureau said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:20 pm.

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Pfizer in talks with Brazil to supply COVID-19 vaccine by early 2021.

The head of Pfizer Inc in Brazil said on Thursday the drugmaker is negotiating with the South American nation to supply its potential COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:10 pm.

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Ontario close to cancelling non-essential surgeries again as coronavirus cases spike.

Canada's most populous province Ontario may have to begin suspending non-essential surgeries again starting in two weeks as surging coronavirus cases fill hospital intensive care units, according to modeling released on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:00 pm.

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Caught off guard, France says ready to play role in Nagorno-Karabakh solution.

France on Thursday said it was ready to help build a lasting and balanced solution for all sides in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after a Russia-brokered ceasefire deal appeared to catch Paris by surprise.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:50 pm.

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Japan not in situation to declare state of emergency over COVID-19, PM Suga says.

Japan is not in a situation that requires a state-of-emergency declaration again over the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, adding that experts backed that view.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:45 pm.

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American Airlines to offer app detailing pandemic-related travel requirements.

American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it would offer its customers a mobile app from Nov. 18 to show COVID-19 testing and documentation requirements for their destination.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:40 pm.

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Delayed 'Friends' reunion expected to film in March, Matthew Perry says.

The long-delayed "Friends" reunion special is expected to shoot in March, actor Matthew Perry said on Thursday, a year after plans to get the cast back together were wrecked because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:35 pm.

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Yen set for weekly loss but vaccine boost wanes.

The dollar headed for its best week against the yen since March on Friday, as COVID-19 vaccine news lured investors out of the Japanese safe haven, though riskier currencies have made little headway as the pandemic worsens in Europe and the United States.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:30 pm.

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Lawyers for only woman on federal death row have COVID-19, ask U.S. judge to delay execution.

The two lead lawyers for Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to delay Montgomery's execution next month because they have contracted COVID-19 after traveling to meet with her to prepare her clemency petition.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:25 pm.

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Asian stocks dip as virus spread tamps vaccine hopes.

Stocks in Asia were poised to pull back after markets in the United States and Europe sold off on concerns over rising coronavirus infections.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:15 pm.

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Exclusive: Instacart taps Goldman Sachs to lead IPO at $30 billion valuation - sources.

Instacart has picked Goldman Sachs Group Inc to lead its initial public offering (IPO), which could come early next year and value the U.S. grocery delivery app at around $30 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:10 pm.

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Palantir results beat estimates in first quarter as public company.

Palantir Technologies Inc beat market expectations in its first quarter as a public company and raised its 2020 revenue forecast on Thursday, as it shored up large government and aerospace contracts.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:00 pm.

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Why A COVID Vaccine Won’t Invigorate The Oil Market.

For those who have been transfixed on oil demand forecasts over the last eight months, the recent news that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is 92% successful likely came with a renewed hope that oil demand will finally tick up and bring the industry out of the doldrums in which it has been languishing since the start of the pandemic. The lockdowns are to blame for the loss in oil demand. And now, invigorated with the possibility that this new vaccine will allow people to resume their normal way of life - air travel, dining out, and shopping - the…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 7:00 pm.

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Portugal expands COVID-19 curfew and weekend lockdown to more areas.

Portugal on Thursday announced an expansion of a nightly curfew and weekend lockdown already in place across more than 100 municipalities to a further 77 areas as it scrambles to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 6:50 pm.

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Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Walt Disney.

Corona Capital is a daily column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 6:45 pm.

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Northern Ireland parties reach deal to extend COVID-19 restrictions.

Northern Ireland's power-sharing government on Thursday agreed to extend COVID-19 restrictions for between one and two weeks, falling short of stricter measures demanded by Irish nationalist parties.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 6:30 pm.

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Al Roker says he's 'relieved' to be back home after completing prostate cancer surgery.

Al Roker announced on Twitter that he's back home after undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed following his cancer diagnosis.

Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 6:20 pm.

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Undaunted by pandemic, Bavarian innkeeper opens drive-through Christmas market.

Refusing to allow coronavirus to steal his Christmas, one Bavarian innkeeper has opened a drive-through Christmas market, complete with artificial snow that falls as you come in.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 6:10 pm.

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Opera singer serenades Paris in second lockdown.

French tenor Stephane Senechal has been subsisting on pasta and potatoes since the coronavirus pandemic forced opera houses to close and work dried up, but he has at least made a name for himself by performing - for free - from his Paris window.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 6:00 pm.

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The Great Struggle For Iraqi Oil May Be Drawing To A Close.

With the announcement last week that the president of Russian state oil proxy Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov, met one-to-one with Iraq’s Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, and its Oil Minister, Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail, to discuss further co-operation, it appears that Iraq’s long-standing game of playing the U.S. and Russia off against each other in return for economy-sustaining financing may finally be drawing to a close. “Russia wants a firm commitment and it’s tired of waiting,” a senior oil and gas industry source who…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 6:00 pm.

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Wall Street ends sharply lower | Reuters Video.

Wall Street dropped in a broad sell-off and U.S. Treasury yields fell on Thursday as spiking COVID-19 infections raised the probability of a new round of economic shutdowns, and investors grappled with the realization that any potential vaccine remains months away from coming to market. Fred Katayama reports.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:55 pm.

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Chicago mayor warns her city could see 1,000 more COVID-19 deaths by the end of 2020.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Thursday that the third largest city in the U.S. could see 1,000 more COVID-19 deaths by the end of 2020 if residents do not change behaviors and do more to stop the spread of the virus.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:50 pm.

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Fed, ECB heads give COVID-19 vaccine cautious welcome.

The heads of the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank welcomed the encouraging results in trials of a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus but stressed that the economic outlook will remain uncertain.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:30 pm.

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Fuel Demand Slump Speeds Up Refinery Closures.

Refiners around the world have been announcing permanent closures of refinery capacity this year after the pandemic crushed fuel demand worldwide, and significant overcapacity still remains, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. In its monthly Oil Market Report, the EIA said that permanent shutdowns of refinery capacity had reached 1.7 million barrels per day (bpd). But another more than 20 million bpd crude oil distillation capacity now sits idle, the Paris-based agency said, noting that “there remains significant structural…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 5:30 pm.

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Megan Thee Stallion has some 'Good News': Her debut album drops Nov. 20.

After months of misfortunes stemming from her assault in July, Megan Thee Stallion is ready to flip the narrative with her debut album on Nov. 20.

Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 5:24 pm.

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Israel says it will sign deal for Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

Israel will sign a provisional deal with Pfizer Inc on Friday to receive 8 million doses of the drugmaker's still-experimental coronavirus vaccine from January, the Israeli health minister said.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:20 pm.

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U.S. starts fiscal 2021 with 111% jump in October deficit.

The U.S. government started fiscal 2021 with an October budget deficit of $284 billion, a record for the month, as coronavirus-related outlays spiked sharply from a year earlier and revenues declined, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:15 pm.

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U.S. government appeals order blocking TikTok ban from taking effect.

The U.S. Justice Department said it had appealed a Pennsylvania judge's Oct. 30 order that blocked the government from imposing restrictions on Chinese-owned TikTok that were set to take effect on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:00 pm.

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The Permian Oil Stock That Markets Are Overlooking.

Matador Resources, (NYSE: MTDR) is a small Permian oil driller that doesn’t get a lot of coverage, taking a back seat to some of the more widely covered names like Devon Energy, NYSE: DVN), or Pioneer Exploration, (NYSE: PXD). They are just the right size to be a tasty bite for some acquisitive larger company looking to expand their portfolio in the much desired Delaware basin. Source But, even if that doesn’t happen, Matador has the right balance sheet and development portfolio to survive to better times in the oil patch. In this article,…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 5:00 pm.

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COVID-19 fatality rate down 30% since April, study finds.

The likelihood that a coronavirus infection will prove fatal has dropped by nearly a third since April due to improved treatment, researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) said on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:50 pm.

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France's new COVID-19 cases slow but hospitalisations at a record.

French health authorities on Thursday reported 33,172 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, slightly down versus Wednesday's 35,879 and much lower than Saturday's record of 86,852.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:30 pm.

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Venezuela VP, PDVSA chief travel to Russia to 'deepen ties'

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez and the head of the South American country's state oil company, PDVSA (PDVSA.UL), arrived in Russia to "deepen strategic alliances," Venezuela's information ministry said on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:20 pm.

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U.S. says still confirming who will lead U.S. APEC delegation next week.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun will represent the United States at next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ministerial meeting, while Washington is still confirming who will head the delegation for the Nov. 20 APEC leaders' meeting, the senior U.S. official...

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:10 pm.

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Storm Eta drenches Tampa Bay, threatens more flooding as it moves offshore.

Tropical Storm Eta drenched Florida's west coast on Thursday after making landfall north of Tampa Bay with 50 mile-per-hour (80 kph) winds, but the system weakened slightly as it moved across the northeastern part of the state and into the Atlantic.

Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:00 pm.

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