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Japanese minister to visit Britain for ‘difficult’ talks on tra...

08 August, 2020 10:09 am 10:09 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will visit Britain this week for what he said will be difficult talks with British Trade Minister Liz Truss, in the hope of finding middle ground and concluding a post-Brexit trade deal. “It is indispensable to swiftly form a framework for trade and investment between Japan and … Read More

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Oil prices fall as rising coronavirus case numbers cast shadow over fuel de...

08 August, 2020 9:58 am 9:58 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices slid on Tuesday amid concerns that a nascent recovery in fuel demand could stall as a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections around the world sparks tighter lockdowns just as major producers ramp up output. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 30 cents, or 0.7% to $40.71 a barrel … Read More


Australian state to deploy military, impose hefty fines to enforce COVID-19...

08 August, 2020 9:37 am 9:37 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second-most populous state Victoria said on Tuesday military personnel will be deployed to enforce COVID-19 isolation orders, with anyone caught in breach of those rules facing hefty fines as high as A$20,000 (10,899.50 pounds). Australia, once heralded as a global leader in containing COVID-19, is desperately trying to slow the spread … Read More


Hamilton takes record seventh British GP win on three wheels

08 August, 2020 2:33 pm 2:33 pm

SILVERSTONE (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton limped to a record seventh British Grand Prix victory with his heart in mouth and a prayer on his lips after a dramatic last-lap puncture turned his Mercedes into a three-wheeler on Sunday. In an astonishing end to a race he had dominated from pole position, the six-times world champion … Read More


Mass jailbreak in Afghanistan, at least 24 die in Islamic State attack

08 August, 2020 10:32 am 10:32 am

JALALABAD (Reuters) – A gunbattle between Islamic State fighters and Afghan security forces raged at a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, with at least 24 people killed after the militants’ overnight assault led to a mass jailbreak. The attack began on Sunday evening with car bomb detonated at the entrance to … Read More


Oil falls on supply glut fears as OPEC+ set to boost output

08 August, 2020 10:16 am 10:16 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday on oversupply concerns as OPEC and its allies wind back production cuts in August and a rise in worldwide COVID-19 cases points to a slower pick-up in fuel demand. Brent crude futures slid 26 cents, or 0.6%, to $43.26 a barrel by 0253 GMT. U.S. West Texas … Read More


Broad puts England in control of deciding Test against West Indies

07 July, 2020 11:24 pm 11:24 pm

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Stuart Broad smashed a swashbuckling half century off just 33 balls before grabbing two wickets to put England in control of the third and deciding test against West Indies on Saturday. Broad helped the hosts to score 369 in their first innings at Old Trafford and then tormented the West Indies batsmen … Read More


Poland to quit treaty on violence against women, minister says

07 July, 2020 11:19 pm 11:19 pm

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland will take steps next week to withdraw from a European treaty on violence against women, which the right-wing cabinet says violates parents’ rights by requiring schools to teach children about gender, the justice minister said on Saturday. Zbigniew Ziobro told a news conference his ministry would submit a request to the … Read More

Tight security outside US Chengdu consulate after China orders closure

07 July, 2020 11:13 pm 11:13 pm

CHENGDU (Reuters) – Security was tight outside the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday as staff inside prepared to leave, a day after China ordered it to close in response to a US order for China to shut its consulate in Houston. The tit-for-tat consulate closures have brought a sharp deterioration … Read More

California pandemic COVID-19 biggest increase Reuters Trump administration

California reports nearly 12,000 COVID cases, biggest increase since pandem...

07 July, 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – California reported a record increase of more than 11,800 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally of county data, as the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen to help businesses return to normal. If California were a country, it would be rank fifth in the world for … Read More


Third day of Test abandoned as rain washes out play

07 July, 2020 11:58 pm 11:58 pm

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled on the third day of the second test between England and the West Indies as rain fell persistently over Old Trafford on Saturday. The umpires took the decision at 4 p.m. — three hours before the scheduled close — but better weather is forecast … Read More

Hamilton takes record 90th career pole in Hungary

07 July, 2020 10:36 pm 10:36 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton celebrated a record-extending and “surreal” 90th career pole position on Saturday after a dominant Mercedes one-two in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying. Championship-leading Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas qualified second with the Mercedes-powered Racing Point cars of Canadian Lance Stroll and Mexican Sergio Perez together on the … Read More

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US Navy battles for second day to save burning warship in San Diego

07 July, 2020 10:56 am 10:56 am

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Hundreds of firefighters battled through a second day from the air, land and water on Monday to save a US war vessel swept by flames while moored at a San Diego shipyard, as the number of sailors and civilians injured in the blaze rose to nearly 60. The USS Bonhomme Richard, … Read More


Shoppers in England ordered to wear face coverings from July 24

07 July, 2020 10:12 am 10:12 am

ONDON (Reuters) – Shoppers in England will have to wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets from July 24 to help reduce the risk of a new pick-up in the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said. Johnson said last week that tighter rules on wearing face coverings might be needed but … Read More

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Oil prices drop on demand recovery fears amid US virus surge

07 July, 2020 10:07 am 10:07 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell around 2% in early trade on Tuesday on worries that new clampdowns on businesses to stem surging coronavirus cases in California and other US states could threaten the nascent recovery in fuel demand. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures slid 84 cents, or 2.1%, to $39.26 a … Read More