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Brexit deadline looms over day of Anglo-French solidarity

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France’s President Emmanuel Macron that talks on a post Brexit deal cannot drag on into the autumn, as the French leader visited …

Macron visits London to mark de Gaulle’s WW2 resistance call and talk Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron visits London on Thursday for a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s call for wartime resistance, and also to …

China says it must improve hygiene in markets after Beijing outbreak

FILE PHOTO: Volunteers from Blue Sky Rescue team in protective suits disinfect the Yuegezhuang wholesale market, following new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in Beijing, China June 16, 2020. …

Trump to meet with Poland’s Duda at White House next week

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Poland’s President Andrzej Duda attend a joint news conference in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President …

U.S. ‘not above scrutiny’, seeks openness on rights issues at U.N.: statement

FILE PHOTO: Delegates attend the resuming of a United Nations Human Rights Council session before an urgent debate on allegations of “systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests” …

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World stock markets slip on second wave virus fears, safe-havens rise

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Global stock markets fell on Thursday as a continued rise in the number of coronavirus cases dashed hopes of a swift recovery from the pandemic-induced economic …

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 …

Australian regulator says Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal could harm competition

SYDNEY/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Australia’s antitrust regulator warned Google’s planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit (FIT.N) may give it too much of people’s data, potentially hurting competition in …

Amazon launches Saudi Arabia shopping site despite CEO’s dispute with kingdom

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday launched a website for shoppers in Saudi …

Oil falls on fears of rising COVID-19 cases

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil fell on Wednesday on fears over fresh outbreaks of COVID-19, but prices drew some support from stimulus measures and positive tests of a drug that could …

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On this day: Born June 19, 1978 – Dirk Nowitzki, NBA player

(Reuters) – Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki was one of the finest imports to feature in the NBA and became the first European player to win the league’s Most Valuable Player …