Hong Kong activist tells German paper he's doing well in prison isolation

FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (left) and Tiffany Yuen arrive at West Kowloon Magistrates’s Courts to face charges related to an illegal vigil assembly commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Hong Kong, China November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu BERLIN (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong told a German newspaper he was doing well despite being held […]

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European Parliament expresses solidarity with Poland abortion protests

FILE PHOTO: People take part in a protest organized by the Strajk Kobiet (Women’s Strike) movement, following a court ruling imposing a near-total abortion ban, in Warsaw, Poland, November 18, 2020. Kuba Atys/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERSWARSAW (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Thursday accused Poland’s nationalist government of improperly influencing a court that imposed a near total ban on abortion, which […]

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Vaccine promise stirs European dividend payout hopes

LONDON (Reuters) – European dividend futures are stirring from their months-long slumber, reflecting investor expectations that positive COVID-19 vaccine updates on top of trillions of dollars in stimulus will fast-track an anticipated recovery in company profits.FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, […]

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'We're ready': Schiphol airport gears up for chilled vaccine cargos

SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, Netherlands (Reuters) – In cavernous cold-storage warehouses at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, KLM workers are gearing up for a surge next year in COVID-19 vaccine cargos that will need to be flown around the world at ultra-low temperatures.Cooled packages are being transported by airplane at the Schiphol Airport as Air France-KLM’s cargo operations are preparing a massive logistical operation […]

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Mexico Economy Grows at Record Pace With Long Recovery Ahead

Mexico’s economy grew at the fastest pace in at least three decades in the third quarter, as a surge in manufacturing to meet U.S. demand helped claw back a portion of the output lost since last year. Gross domestic product rose 12.1% from the previous quarter, according to final data released by the national statistics institute Thursday. The expansion, the […]

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Tesla plans to produce electric car chargers in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc said on Thursday it planned to start making electric vehicle (EV) chargers in China in 2021, part of the U.S. carmaker’s push to boost sales in the world’s biggest car market.FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo is seen at a groundbreaking ceremony of Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File PhotoTesla, which […]

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London to be placed in second highest COVID risk category – official website

FILE PHOTO: People walk along a train platform at Waterloo station, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) – London will be placed into the second highest risk category when a national lockdown ends on Dec. 2, according to a government website which allows residents to check the rules which will apply […]

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Ethiopia to launch 'final phase' of offensive in Tigray region, says PM

ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) – The Ethiopian military will begin the “final phase” of an offensive in the rebellious northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, hours after an ultimatum for Tigray forces to surrender expired.FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 29, 2018. Michel […]

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