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UK’s Johnson, France’s Macron to discuss coronavirus, Brexit: Johnson’s spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes France’s President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister …

South Korea’s nuclear envoy visits U.S. as tensions flare with North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator will hold talks with officials in Washington on Thursday amid flaring tensions with North Korea after Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison …

France accuses Turkey of hostile acts to stop enforcement of Libya arms embargo

PARIS (Reuters) – France accused Turkey’s navy on Wednesday of acting in a “hostile and aggressive” manner towards its NATO allies to prevent them from enforcing a United Nations arms …

Exclusive: Amid Brexit impasse, Germany urges no-deal preparations – document

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is urging other EU states to prepare for a no deal Brexit, according an internal document that casts doubt on Britain’s optimism over chances …

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s Defence Ministry said its warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq’s Haftanin region on Wednesday, the second such operation launched against the Kurdistan Workers Party …

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Dollar and yen supported by fears of new pandemic wave; Norway’s crown shines

LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar and Japanese yen held their positions on Thursday as concerns about a rise in new coronavirus cases underpinned demand for safe-haven currencies, while the …

U.S. weekly jobless claims remain high, second wave of layoffs blamed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A second wave of layoffs amid weak demand and fractured supply chains is likely keeping new U.S. applications for unemployment benefits elevated, supporting views that the economy …

LATAM Airlines suspends Argentina operations, blaming COVID-19 and government

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – LATAM Airlines Group (LTM.SN) said on Wednesday its Argentine subsidiary will cease operations indefinitely, canceling all domestic flights, its first major cutback since filing for bankruptcy …

Lufthansa warns its $10 billion bailout deal is in jeopardy

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) warned on Wednesday that it might need to apply for protection from creditors if its state-backed bailout deal failed to win sufficient support …

Asian stocks set to rise as drug trials, data push Wall Street higher

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to climb on Wednesday after another late Wall Street surge in response to upbeat trial results for a COVID-19 treatment and data showing …

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Alcott slams U.S. Open ‘discrimination’ over wheelchair omission

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it “disgusting discrimination”. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian …

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Portraits of former Confederate House speakers to be removed: Pelosi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Portraits of four former House of Representatives speakers who served the Confederacy will be removed from the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday. The …