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  • European shares fall as investors stay wary of virus impact

    European shares fall as investors stay wary of virus impact0

    (Reuters) – European shares fell on Friday as investors remained wary of the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the bloc, despite data showing a faster-than-expected pickup in business activity in February. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Staff/File

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  • Stone sentenced to three years and four months, Trump signals no immediate pardon for adviser

    Stone sentenced to three years and four months, Trump signals no immediate pardon for adviser0

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison and said his lies to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election posed a threat to American democracy. After U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the veteran

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  • Suspected shisha bar gunman published racist manifesto – German prosecutor

    Suspected shisha bar gunman published racist manifesto – German prosecutor0

    HANAU, Germany (Reuters) – A man suspected of shooting dead nine people in shisha bars in a German town before killing himself and his mother had posted a manifesto online including conspiracy theories and deeply racist views, prosecutors said on Thursday. The presumed attacker – a 43-year-old German man identified as Tobias R. – was

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  • EU leaders set to squabble as Brexit blows hole in joint budget

    EU leaders set to squabble as Brexit blows hole in joint budget0

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders start two days of tough talks on Thursday on a joint seven-year budget from 2021 and must work out how to fill a 75 billion euro (62.76 billion pounds) hole left by Britain’s departure just as they face costly climate and other challenges. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly

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  • Coronavirus fears grip South Korea; China reports drop in new infections

    Coronavirus fears grip South Korea; China reports drop in new infections0

    SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – Scores of new coronavirus cases and a first death in South Korea fanned fears on Thursday of the global spread of the pathogen as research suggested it was more contagious than thought and China appealed to its Southeast Asian neighbours for solidarity. A man wearing a mask as a preventive measure against

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  • New British £20 banknote, featuring artist Turner, enters circulation

    New British £20 banknote, featuring artist Turner, enters circulation0

    FILE PHOTO: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney unveils Britain’s new 20 pound note design featuring works by artist JMW Turner during a media facility in Margate, Britain, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Glynn Kirk/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – A new British banknote featuring a self-portrait by the 19th century painter J.M.W. Turner entered circulation on Thursday. The

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