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Indonesia quake kills at least 35, injures hundreds
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Indonesia quake kills at least 35, injures hundreds

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake killed at least 35 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi on Friday, trapping several under rubble and unleashing dozens of aftershocks as authorities warned of more quakes that could trigger a tsunami.
Published 15 Jan, 2021 02:39pm
U.S. weekly jobless claims increase more than expected
Business

U.S. weekly jobless claims increase more than expected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing first-time applications for unemployment benefits surged last week, confirming a weakening in labor market conditions as a worsening COVID-19 pandemic disrupts operations at restaurants and other businesses.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 07:39pm
ECB's Lane faced rare pushback against latest stimulus package
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ECB's Lane faced rare pushback against latest stimulus package

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank chief economist Philip Lane faced pushback from fellow policymakers at the ECB’s latest meeting, when he proposed fresh measures aimed at helping the euro zone through the coronavirus pandemic, the official account of the meeting showed on Thursday.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 07:35pm
Trump bolsters ban on U.S. investments in China
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Trump bolsters ban on U.S. investments in China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has signed an order strengthening a November ban on U.S. investments in alleged Chinese military companies, the White House said on Wednesday, curbing Chinese access to U.S. capital markets days before he leaves office.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 11:20am
U.S. stands by Taiwan, envoy says after cancelled trip
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U.S. stands by Taiwan, envoy says after cancelled trip

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States stands by Taiwan and always will, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said on Wednesday following a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, after her own trip to Taipei this week got scrapped.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 11:12am
China pushes technical solutions in race to meet climate goals
Science

China pushes technical solutions in race to meet climate goals

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will promote large-scale carbon capture projects and track methane emissions from coal and oil and gas extraction, as part of its contribution to global efforts to limit temperature rises, the environment ministry said on Wednesday.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 04:56pm
ECB's Lagarde calls for regulating Bitcoin's "funny business"
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ECB's Lagarde calls for regulating Bitcoin's "funny business"

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde called on Wednesday for global regulation of Bitcoin, saying the digital currency had been used for money laundering activities in some instances and that any loopholes needed to be closed.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 04:28pm
Indian farmers to torch laws on bonfires in show of defiance
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Indian farmers to torch laws on bonfires in show of defiance

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian farmers were due to burn copies of the government’s new agricultural laws on Wednesday as they press on with their protest against the reforms despite the intervention of the Supreme Court, which said their grievances should be heard.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 01:02pm
U.S. tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline
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U.S. tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project, two sources said on Tuesday.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 12:57pm
U.S. House urges Pence to start process of removing Trump from office
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U.S. House urges Pence to start process of removing Trump from office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to urge Vice President Mike Pence to start the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment process of removing President Donald Trump from office, although the vice president already has said he will not do so.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 12:54pm