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Explainer: London faces up to former role insuring Atlantic slave trade

LONDON (Reuters) – London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism. FILE PHOTO: A woman …

Vatican urges Catholics to drop investments in fossil fuels, arms

FILE PHOTO: People walk on St. Peter’s Square after the Vatican reports its first case of coronavirus, at the Vatican, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The …

Trump signs bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China’s Uighur Muslims, as excerpts from a book by his former national …

Italian nursing homes lacked tools for COVID-19 onslaught, survey shows

FILE PHOTO: Residents of a nursing home are seen in a room, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Capralba, near Cremona, Italy May 22, 2020. Picture …

Beijing extends movement curbs to contain resurgent coronavirus

BEIJING (Reuters) – Scores of flights to and from Beijing were cancelled, schools shut and some neighbourhoods blocked off as officials ramped up efforts to contain a coronavirus outbreak that …

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Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky’s capital

People line up outside a Kentucky Career Center hoping to find assistance with their unemployment claim in Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S. June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston FRANKFORT, Ky. (Reuters) – Hundreds …

JPMorgan gets China’s nod for first fully foreign-owned futures business

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China on Thursday approved JPMorgan’s (JPM.N) application to operate the first fully foreign-owned futures business, as the world’s second-largest economy pushes ahead with opening its multi-trillion-dollar …

Google, Fitbit deal may hamper competition: Australian regulator

FILE PHOTO: Fitbit Blaze watch is seen in front of a displayed Alphabet logo in this illustration picture taken November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) – Australia’s consumer watchdog said …

Oil slips as fresh COVID-19 outbreaks face draw in U.S. fuel stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday as a drawdown in U.S. distillate stockpiles for the first time since March and a sharp drop in U.S. crude …

Stocks grind higher on recovery hopes

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Europe’s shares added to their best gains in almost a month as safety plays lost their lustre on Wednesday, with hopes of a rapid economic recovery standing …

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Le Mans schedule condensed due to pandemic

FILE PHOTO: Nick Tandy of Britain drives his Porsche 919 Hybrid number 19 (R) ahead the Audi R18 e-tron quattro number 7 driven by Marcel Fassler of Switzerland, during the …

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