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Pompeo Afghan WASHINGTON Reuters US Secretary of State

Pompeo says Afghan negotiating team looks ‘pretty inclusive’

03 March, 2020 11:41 pm 11:41 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday praised an Afghan government negotiating team identified to hold talks with the Taliban as appearing to be fairly broad and inclusive. “We have seen a team identified. It looks like it’s pretty inclusive, pretty broad,” Pompeo told a news conference, adding that he was … Read More

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UK coronavirus deaths top 1,000 as country steps up testing

03 March, 2020 10:27 pm 10:27 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Medical workers in England on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic started to be tested on Saturday as the number of COVID-19 deaths in Britain topped 1,000 after a record 260 people died in the previous 24 hours. Government figures showed 1,019 people had died as of 1700 GMT on Friday, … Read More

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Oil plunge sets off search for tanks, revives dormant Cushing storage trade

03 March, 2020 10:31 am 10:31 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rates to store oil at one of the world’s biggest trading hubs are surging, as traders globally scramble to secure space in tanks to cope with slumping demand from the coronavirus outbreak and a flood of supply from the Saudi-Russia price war. The need for a place to park all that … Read More

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Taj Mahal closed; Mumbai orders offices to keep half of workers at home

03 March, 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India closed the Taj Mahal, its top tourist site, and the financial hub of Mumbai ordered offices providing non-essential services to function at 50% staffing levels as efforts to control the spread of coronavirus in South Asia ramped up. Mumbai, a densely populated metropolis of 18 million, also authorised hospital and airport … Read More

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Trump and US states ramp up drive to slow spread of coronavirus

03 March, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The White House, under pressure to escalate national action to combat the coronavirus, urged Americans on Wednesday to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and called for closing bars, restaurants and other venues in states where local virus transmission exists. But President Donald Trump refrained from ordering sweeping public quarantines, … Read More

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Australia considers tougher movement restrictions to combat coronavirus

03 March, 2020 8:53 am 8:53 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia is considering tougher restrictions on public gatherings to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the Sydney Opera House closed its doors, national airline Qantas slashed its international flight capacity and courts suspended hearings. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet with the newly formed national cabinet, an emergency response team that … Read More

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Mexico registers first coronavirus death – reports

03 March, 2020 9:53 am 9:53 am

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has registered its first death due to coronavirus, according to Mexican media reports on Sunday and two people familiar with the matter. Veteran broadcaster Joaquin Lopez-Doriga said on Twitter that businessman Jose Kuri had died after testing positive for coronavirus following a trip to the United States. Two people familiar … Read More

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Trump congratulates Fed for rates cut, calls action ‘terrific’

03 March, 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said the Federal Reserve’s decision on Sunday to cut interest rates was “good news” and “makes me very happy” as he congratulated the central bank for taking further action aimed at helping shore up the US economy amid the global coronavirus pandemic. “It’s really good news. It’s great … Read More

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No breakthrough in Gulf dispute, Qatar foreign minister says

02 February, 2020 10:44 pm 10:44 pm

CAIRO (Reuters) – Talks on ending a nearly-three-year-old diplomatic dispute in the Gulf have produced “no breakthrough”, Qatar foreign minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Saturday. He told Al Jazeera his country hoped for a solution to the dispute, in which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed political, trade and … Read More

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Jamieson takes five as New Zealand rock India in Christchurch

02 February, 2020 10:40 pm 10:40 pm

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – Seamer Kyle Jamieson took five for 45 as New Zealand dismissed India for 242 after tea on day one of the second and final test on Saturday before consolidating their advantage by reaching the close of play on 63 without loss. Playing only his second test after making his debut in the … Read More

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Attorney General Barr considering quitting over Trump tweets – Washin...

02 February, 2020 9:56 am 9:56 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Barr has told people close to Trump about his concerns, but it was not immediately clear if Barr has told Trump directly, according to the Post. “He has … Read More

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Trump aims to be distraction for Democrats on Western US swing

02 February, 2020 9:51 am 9:51 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – President Donald Trump began a four-day Western swing on Tuesday with a fundraiser in Los Angeles, the first stop on a trip aimed at making himself a distraction as Democratic presidential candidates focus on the Nevada caucuses. Buoyed by his acquittal in the US Senate impeachment trial, Trump has campaign rallies … Read More

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Macron defends closer dialogue with Russia, sees no alternative

02 February, 2020 11:47 pm 11:47 pm

MUNICH (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that Europe’s policy of defiance towards Russia in recent years had failed and, as nobody wanted to confront Moscow directly, the only option was to have a closer dialogue to resolve differences. “I hear the defiance of all our partners, I’m not mad, but I … Read More

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Palestinian Authority cuts ties with Israel and US

02 February, 2020 11:44 pm 11:44 pm

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a Middle East peace plan presented by US President Donald Trump, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday. Abbas was in Cairo to address the Arab League, which backed the Palestinians in … Read More

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Golf: McDowell takes one-shot lead into final round at Saudi International

02 February, 2020 2:00 pm 2:00 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Graeme McDowell birdied his final hole to take a one-shot lead after the third round at the Saudi International in King Abdullah Economic City on Saturday. After a difficult front nine, McDowell rolled in three straight birdies on the 12th, 13th and 14th before finishing in style with another on the par-four … Read More