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Iran protests spread, death toll rises as internet curbed

Unrest has swept Iran since young woman died in custody At least eight people have been killed Access curbed to Instagram, WhatsApp, internet partly cut Social media video shows protests spreading across Iran DUBAI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities and a Kurdish rights group reported rising death tolls on Wednesday as anger at the …

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Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast causing ‘terrifying’ destruction

STEPHENVILLE, Newfoundland, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona ripped into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, knocking down trees and powerlines, and reducing many homes on the coast to “just a pile of rubble in the ocean.” The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to …

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Pfizer CEO tests positive for COVID for a second time

Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer attends a discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 24 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I’m feeling well …

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‘Blood on your hands’ if world steps back on tackling COVID now, WHO official says

Bruce Aylward, Senior Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that …

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Goldman Sachs cuts 2022 target for S&P 500 by 16%

People wearing masks, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are seen near an electronic board showing Dow Jones and S&P 500 stock indexes, at the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai, China November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs has cut its …

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Facing calls to resign, World Bank’s Malpass changes answer on climate crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Under pressure to resign for declining to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming, World Bank President David Malpass said on Thursday it was clear greenhouse emissions are causing climate change and defended his record as bank chief …

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Japan intervenes in FX market to stem yen falls after BOJ keeps super-low rates

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOJ keeps ultra-low rates, dovish policy guidance Japan’s FX diplomat said took ‘decisive’ action Confirmation of intervention sends dollar sliding over 2% Analysts doubt whether Tokyo can keep propping up yen TOKYO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Japan intervened in the foreign exchange market on Thursday to …

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Bank of Canada says inflation still too high, but moving in right direction

People shop at a Walmart Supercentre amid coronavirus fears spreading in Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Inflation in Canada remains “too high” but is headed in the right direction, a Bank of Canada official said on Tuesday, adding …

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Wall Street falls as Fed focus, Ford forecasts, frighten investors

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register All eyes on Fed policy decision on Wednesday Ford sees additional $1 bln in inflationary costs, shares fall Nike slips after Barclays downgrade on China lockdown concerns Indexes down: Dow 1.73%, S&P 1.8%, Nasdaq 1.58% Sept 20 (Reuters) – Wall Street fell on Tuesday as traders, …

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Ecuador reaches deal with China to restructure debt

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso speaks during the Leaders’ Second Plenary Session during the Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, US, June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Lauren Justice/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 19 (Reuters) – Ecuador has reached an agreement to restructure its debt with Chinese banks, …

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