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Hungary stretches vaccine supply to counter "exponential" rise in cases
Hungary stretches vaccine supply to counter "exponential" rise in cases

Hungary is adjusting its COVID-19 vaccination drive to give as many first shots as possible in the face of fast-spreading infections, widening immunisation...

China Region Declares War on Crypto Mining, Stirring Wider Fear
China Region Declares War on Crypto Mining, Stirring Wider Fear

(Bloomberg) -- China's Inner Mongolia has banned cryptocurrency mining and declared it will shut all such projects by April, spurring fears the world's No. 2...

China says Taiwan pineapple ban not about politics as war of words escalates
China says Taiwan pineapple ban not about politics as war of words escalates

China on Monday denied accusations by Taiwan that a ban on pineapples from the island was about politics, saying it was purely a matter of biosecurity, in an...

The spike in global bond yields is setting up a clash between the world
The spike in global bond yields is setting up a clash between the world's top central bankers

While Fed chair Jerome Powell is brushing off the seismic rise in government bond yields and a corresponding decline in stock prices, a group of central...

Column: Hedge funds sell oil as bull run stutters - Kemp
Column: Hedge funds sell oil as bull run stutters - Kemp

Hedge funds have reduced their position in petroleum futures and options for the first time in 16 weeks, the first weekly net sales since the first...

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court to face fresh charges
Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court to face fresh charges

Ms Suu Kyi's appearance follows the deadliest day of protests yet, after 18 people died on Sunday.

EU to propose vaccine passports in March in time for summer
EU to propose vaccine passports in March in time for summer

The European Commission will present a proposal in March on creating an EU-wide digital COVID-19 vaccination passport that may allow Europeans to travel more...

Satellite constellation operator Spire Global to go public via $1.6 billion SPAC
Satellite constellation operator Spire Global to go public via $1.6 billion SPAC

Monday brings with it not one, but two space SPACS - there's Rocket Lab, and there's Spire Global, a satellite operator that bills itself primarily as a SaaS...

Congo confirms three new Ebola cases
Congo confirms three new Ebola cases
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  • 2021-03-01 12:37:08Z

Three new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing to 11 the number of cases since authorities declared a...

Penobscot and Piscataquis counties have the highest backlog of criminal cases in Maine
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  • 2021-03-01 12:32:00Z

Mar. 1-There are 10,000 more criminal cases awaiting a resolution in Maine than there were a year ago, but the increase has been most pronounced in Penobscot...

Pope Benedict XVI defends resignation to
Pope Benedict XVI defends resignation to 'fanatic' doubters
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  • 2021-03-01 12:31:06Z

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has marked the eighth anniversary of his historic resignation by insisting in an interview published Monday that he stepped down...

Perrigo: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
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  • 2021-03-01 12:27:09Z

DUBLIN (AP) _ Perrigo Co. (PRGO) on Monday reported a loss of $175 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Dublin-based company said it had...

Tyson to offer vaccinations to thousands of Iowa meat plant workers
Tyson to offer vaccinations to thousands of Iowa meat plant workers
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  • 2021-03-01 12:23:23Z

Tyson, which has previously said it would offer vaccines at its facilities, expects many of the company's 13,000 Iowa employees to be inoculated during...

Trump
Trump's supporters boo Mitch McConnell despite saying he'd 'absolutely' support the former president in 2024

Donald Trump took credit for Mitch McConnell's re-election but prompted a round of jeers and boos from his supporters.

Czechs send 30,000 police, soldiers to enforce travel limits
Czechs send 30,000 police, soldiers to enforce travel limits
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  • 2021-03-01 12:20:02Z

Police and military forces in the Czech Republic set up 500 checkpoints across the country as one of the European Union's hardest-hit nations marked the...

Hundreds claim decades of abuse by 150 youth center staffers
Hundreds claim decades of abuse by 150 youth center staffers
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  • 2021-03-01 12:13:56Z

Abuse allegations against New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center now span six decades, with 150 staffers during that time accused of physically or ...

Novanta: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
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  • 2021-03-01 12:12:11Z

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) _ Novanta Inc. (NOVT) on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $12.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Bedford, Massachusetts...

Axsome: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
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  • 2021-03-01 12:11:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) _ Axsome Therapeutics Inc. (AXSM) on Monday reported a loss of $29.2 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts...

UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes
UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes
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  • 2021-03-01 12:09:44Z

Tens of thousands of civilians in Syria were "arbitrarily detained" in enforced disappearances during the country's 10-year conflict, a U.N. commission said ...

Analysis: SPACs turn to
Analysis: SPACs turn to 'stonks' as amateur traders take on more risk
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  • 2021-03-01 12:08:32Z

For Jonny Coreson, $4 billion is worth $5 billion. The 32-year-old test prep business owner from Denver invested $100,000 in shares of veteran hedge fund...

Indian mobile retailers call for Amazon probe, cap on online smartphone sales
Indian mobile retailers call for Amazon probe, cap on online smartphone sales
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  • 2021-03-01 12:07:19Z

An Indian trade group representing 150,000 mobile phone stores on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to investigate Amazon's business practices in the...

Ethiopia rebuffs US call to pull outside forces from Tigray
Ethiopia rebuffs US call to pull outside forces from Tigray
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  • 2021-03-01 11:58:23Z

Ethiopia's government is rebuffing calls by the United States to withdraw troops from the embattled Tigray region. In response to U.S Secretary of State...

Iranian lawmakers visit restive southeast area after unrest
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  • 2021-03-01 11:55:19Z

Iranian lawmakers on Monday visited an impoverished southeastern province that has been roiled by recent unrest, state-run media reported, the government's...

Cardlytics: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
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  • 2021-03-01 11:51:08Z

ATLANTA (AP) _ Cardlytics, Inc. (CDLX) on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $6.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier...

Nigeria
Nigeria's school abductions: Why children are being targeted
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  • 2021-03-01 11:51:07Z

A reward system for kidnappers is fuelling mass abductions of students in northern Nigeria.

Harris favourite to win 2024 U.S. presidential election: UK bookmaker
Harris favourite to win 2024 U.S. presidential election: UK bookmaker
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  • 2021-03-01 11:48:30Z

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is favourite to win the next presidential election with 22% implied probability, ahead of both Joe Biden and Donald Trump, ...

10 things you need to know today: March 1, 2021
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  • 2021-03-01 11:48:00Z

1. Former President Donald Trump indicated on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he was considering running for president again in...

Teachers have similar levels of COVID-19 exposure to other jobs - UK
Teachers have similar levels of COVID-19 exposure to other jobs - UK's ONS
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  • 2021-03-01 11:47:34Z

Teachers are not at a higher risk of infection in their jobs than people in other professions, data released by Britain's Office for National Statistics said...

Xenia Hotels & Resorts: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
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  • 2021-03-01 11:47:09Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc. (XHR) on Monday reported a loss in a key measure in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust...

'Please get in touch': UK searches for mystery spreader of Brazil variant
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  • 2021-03-01 11:44:51Z

Britain on Monday appealed for a mystery individual infected with a highly transmissible Brazilian variant of the novel coronavirus to come forward, more...

Finland declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases rise
Finland declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases rise
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  • 2021-03-01 11:44:43Z

The Finnish government declared a state of emergency on Monday due to rising COVID-19 infections, a step that would allow the Nordic country to shutter...

Israeli Supreme Court bans unlimited COVID-19 mobile phone tracking
Israeli Supreme Court bans unlimited COVID-19 mobile phone tracking
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  • 2021-03-01 11:42:58Z

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday banned the government from sweeping use of mobile phone tracking of coronavirus carriers, calling the measure a grave...

Montreal
Montreal's Olympic Stadium opens to vaccinating elderly as Canada plays catch-up
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  • 2021-03-01 11:41:02Z

As COVID-19 vaccinations ramp-up in Canada, one of the country's largest stadiums is preparing to receive thousands of elderly, while provinces enlist...

McKesson begins distribution of Johnson & Johnson
McKesson begins distribution of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine
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  • 2021-03-01 11:35:42Z

The vaccine became the third authorized COVID-19 vaccine in the United States over the weekend, following Friday's unanimous endorsement by the Food and Drug...

UN atomic watchdog: deal with Iran key to full inspections
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  • 2021-03-01 11:34:51Z

A temporary agreement with Iran to allow United Nations inspectors continued access to the country's atomic facilities lays the groundwork for the return to ...

One year into pandemic, sky begins to clear over U.S. economy
One year into pandemic, sky begins to clear over U.S. economy
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  • 2021-03-01 11:21:33Z

Despite the U.S. economy's near miss with a depression last year and an ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has brought travel to a virtual halt, Jeff Hurst...

Bitcoin rises 6% as risk assets rally; Citi says at a "tipping point"
Bitcoin rises 6% as risk assets rally; Citi says at a "tipping point"
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  • 2021-03-01 11:12:41Z

Bitcoin rose nearly 6% on Monday as risk assets rallied after last week's bond rout cooled, and Citi said the most popular cryptocurrency was at a "tipping...

UN launching donor conference amid fears of famine in Yemen
UN launching donor conference amid fears of famine in Yemen
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  • 2021-03-01 11:08:35Z

The United Nations was launching an appeal Monday for countries to fund its response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where more than six years of war...

Klarna funding round makes it Europe
Klarna funding round makes it Europe's most valuable startup at $31 billion
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  • 2021-03-01 11:08:15Z

Swedish payments firm Klarna has nearly tripled its valuation to $31 billion in less than six months with a new $1 billion private fundraising round, the...

U.S. Senate panel to vote to advance Garland
U.S. Senate panel to vote to advance Garland's nomination as attorney general
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  • 2021-03-01 11:06:34Z

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday is due to vote to advance Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, paving the way for...

Special Report: Donors bet a U.S. firm could transform disease testing in Africa. Then COVID-19 hit
Special Report: Donors bet a U.S. firm could transform disease testing in Africa. Then COVID-19 hit
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  • 2021-03-01 11:05:06Z

For much of last year, the coronavirus crept, undetected, across eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Buyers in the United States and Canada are paying $30...

Spotlight moves to U.S. Senate as Democrats push $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill
Spotlight moves to U.S. Senate as Democrats push $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill
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  • 2021-03-01 11:05:02Z

U.S. Democrats are anxious for Congress to pass President Joe Biden's top priority - his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill - in the next two weeks. The ...

Huawei CFO back in court fighting U.S. extradition
Huawei CFO back in court fighting U.S. extradition
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  • 2021-03-01 11:04:04Z

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will return to a Canadian court Monday for the final phase of the arguments in her U.S. extradition case, which...

Supreme Court to hear major test of voting rights law
Supreme Court to hear major test of voting rights law

The Arizona case involves GOP efforts that Democrats charge would disenfranchise minority voters.

With loved ones and pets, Globes winners embrace cozier show
With loved ones and pets, Globes winners embrace cozier show
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  • 2021-03-01 11:00:05Z

From Jason Sudeikis' hoodie to Jodie Foster's bare feet, the stars embraced a virtual Golden Globes, and still found ways to cut loose. There was no red...

Tarrant medical examiner missed a bullet in an autopsy, putting murder case in question.
Tarrant medical examiner missed a bullet in an autopsy, putting murder case in question.
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  • 2021-03-01 11:00:00Z

Discrepancies in a chief deputy medical examiner's work are expected to be a critical issue in a murder case, one attorney said.

Armenia
Armenia's political tensions heat up with rival rallies
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  • 2021-03-01 10:58:03Z

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has faced opposition demands to resign since he signed a peace deal in November that ended six weeks of intense fighting with ...

Biden supports the historic Amazon worker union vote in Alabama, and demands
Biden supports the historic Amazon worker union vote in Alabama, and demands 'no anti-union propaganda'

Biden didn't specifically name Amazon, but reports have suggested Amazon is deploying anti-union tactics at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse.

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
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  • 2021-03-01 10:39:03Z

Europe's drug regulator is auditing the manufacturing site of the Serum Institute of India (SII), a source with knowledge of the matter said, a necessary...

China
China's furtive bitcoin trade heats up again, worrying regulators
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  • 2021-03-01 10:38:53Z

Bitcoin's 300% price surge since October has revived China's grey market in cryptocurrency trading, putting regulators on alert over financial risks and...

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