Analysis: How attempts to unify Ethiopia may be deepening its divides, say analysts

NAIROBI/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s political slogan is “medemer” – or “coming together”. But some analysts say reforms meant to unify Ethiopia have inflamed simmering ethnic and political divisions and risk unravelling Africa’s second most populous nation.FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali poses with medal and diploma after receiving Nobel Peace Prize during ceremony in […]

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Exclusive: Alibaba, Tencent put talks to buy iQIYI stake on hold due to price, regulatory concerns: sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd have each held separate talks with Baidu Inc to acquire a controlling stake in video streaming service iQIYI Inc, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.FILE PHOTO: A logo of Alibaba Group is seen during the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, November 23, […]

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U.S. futures marginally higher as investors monitor vaccine news

More broadly, global stocks have pulled back from their rally earlier this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell on Wednesday, taking a breath after breaking above 30,000 points Tuesday. In Europe, shares of AstraZeneca slipped another 0.9% on Friday with questions over the way AstraZeneca and Oxford University tested their coronavirus vaccine. U.S. stock index futures were marginally higher on Friday morning amid low […]

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Oil prices mixed Friday, day after US Thanksgiving holiday

Fox Business Flash top headlines for November 25 Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. TOKYO - Oil prices were mixed on Friday in quiet trade due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) dropping more than 1% amid concerns about oversupply and doubts about a vaccine to end the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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'Kind of lonely': America marks COVID-altered Thanksgiving

(Reuters) – Americans marked a muted Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, sometimes seeing family only by video after political leaders discouraged travel or large gatherings in the face of the surging coronavirus pandemic. Thanksgiving, typically celebrated with big family dinners, became the latest major event in American life to be altered or diminished by the coronavirus in 2020 as most […]

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Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College votes for Biden

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for the presentation (and pardoning) of the 73rd National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKayWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. In […]

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Madrid splashes out on festive lights despite COVID-19 downturn

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s capital Madrid turned on its Christmas lights on Thursday, spending more than last year to illuminate 30 additional streets and squares despite a sharp economic downturn driven by the coronavirus pandemic. Banners of LED lights in the red and yellow of the Spanish flag appeared in parts of the city, including stretches of over a kilometre […]

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