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 2021-01-15 18:24 

Reuters

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Exclusive: India's friction with U.S. rises over planned purchase of Russian S-400 defence systems...

The United States has told India it is unlikely to get a waiver on its planned acquisition of Russian S-400 air defence systems, raising the risk of sanctions similar to those imposed on Turkey for buying that equipment, people aware of the matter said....

 2021-01-15 18:24 

Reuters

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Net proceeds in key U.S. spectrum auction tops $80 billion...

The Federal Communications Commission said that the first phase in the largest auction of mid-band 5G spectrum to date had raised a record $80.9 billion in gross proceeds....

 2021-01-15 18:23 

Reuters

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Norton Rose cuts 132 EMEA jobs, citing 'profound change' in legal sector...

Norton Rose Fulbright is cutting 132 jobs, including lawyers, in its Europe, Middle East and Asia offices, the law firm announced on Friday, saying the firm was restructuring as the...

 2021-01-15 18:23 

UPI

Cat reunited with owner after going missing for three years...

Patches, a calico cat that went missing during the Southern California mudslides in January 2018, has been reunited with her owner....

 2021-01-15 18:23 

Reuters

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UPDATE 3-France bars Carrefour bid as Canadians scramble to salvage $20 bln deal...

France all but killed off a possible $20 billion takeover of Carrefour by Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard on Friday, saying it would oppose any deal to ensure the security of its food sector....

 2021-01-15 18:21 

Reuters

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Apple fails to overturn VirnetX patent verdict, could owe over $1.1 bln...

A federal judge denied Apple Inc's bid to set aside or reduce a $502.8 million patent infringement verdict favoring VirnetX Holding Corp, and awarded interest and royalties that could boost Apple's total payout in two lawsuits above $1.1 billion....

 2021-01-15 18:21 

Reuters

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Britain tightens borders to keep out new COVID-19 variants...

Britain is tightening border controls to block new variants of COVID-19, suspending all...

 2021-01-15 18:19 

Reuters

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Outgoing Trump admin mulls industry-wide biofuel waiver for oil refiners...

The Trump administration is considering requests from the oil refining industry and its backers for a sweeping nationwide waiver to exempt them from their obligations to blend biofuels, a measure they argue would help them weather the economic impact of t...

 2021-01-15 18:19 

UPI

Watch: GOT7 looks back in '7 Years' anniversary video...

K-pop group GOT7 shared a special video with fans on its seventh anniversary as a group....

 2021-01-15 18:18 

Reuters

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Spain's Catalonia postpones election to May 30 due to coronavirus resurgence...

Catalonia on Friday postponed a parliamentary election scheduled for Feb. 14 until May 30 due to surging COVID-19 contagion across Spain that has pushed hospital occupancy in the restive northeastern region to one of the highest levels in the country....

 2021-01-15 18:18 

Reuters

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UPDATE 4-Outgoing Trump admin mulls industry-wide biofuel waiver for oil refiners...

The Trump administration is considering requests from the oil refining industry and its backers for a sweeping nationwide waiver to exempt them from their obligations to blend biofuels, a measure they argue would help them weather the economic impact of t...

 2021-01-15 18:18 

Reuters

[ World ]

EXCLUSIVE-India's friction with US rises over planned purchase of Russian S-400 defence systems...

The United States has told India it is unlikely to get a waiver on its planned acquisition of Russian S-400 air defence systems, raising the risk of sanctions similar to those imposed on Turkey for buying that equipment, people aware of the matter said....

 2021-01-15 18:17 

Reuters

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COVID-19 'tragedy' emerges in areas of Brazil, Central and South America: WHO...

The coronavirus is taking an increasingly heavy toll on many areas of Brazil and Central and South America, WHO emergency chief Mike Ryan said on Friday....

 2021-01-15 18:17 

Reuters

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Fact check: A positive COVID-19 test result informs a person they need to isolate, helping prevent the virus from spreading further...

A post has made the false claim that there are no benefits of testing for COVID-19, because there is no cure for the disease....

 2021-01-15 18:16 

AP

Illinois mayor apologizes for saying media lied about riot...

THOMASBORO, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois mayor who attended the Trump rally in Washington that preceded the storming of the Capitol building has apologized for accusing the media of lying about......

 2021-01-15 18:15 

UPI

President-elect Joe Biden gets pending @POTUS Twitter account, but not existing followers under Trump...

President-elect Joe Biden has started a new transitional Twitter account to build followers going into his new administration, but he will have to build the official Twitter base from scratch....

 2021-01-15 18:15 

UPI

CDC: New COVID-19 strain could become 'predominant' in U.S. by March...

A more contagious strain of COVID-19 could become the "predominant"; one in the United States by March, potentially undermining gains in infection control spurred by vaccines, researchers from the CDC predicted....

 2021-01-15 18:14 

Reuters

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COVID-19 'tragedy' emerges in areas of Brazil, Central and South America -WHO...

The coronavirus is taking an increasingly heavy toll on many areas of Brazil and Central and South America, WHO emergency chief Mike Ryan said on Friday....

 2021-01-15 18:12 

Reuters

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Scottish fishermen land fish in Denmark to avoid post-Brexit red tape...

Scottish fishermen have increasingly turned to fish auctions in Denmark in the first two weeks of the year to avoid having their deliveries to the European Union blocked by post-Brexit red tape....

 2021-01-15 18:12 

Reuters

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MIBR unveil new CS:GO roster...

Four former BOOM Esports players will headline MIBR's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, the organization announced Friday....

 2021-01-15 18:10 

Reuters

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Calif agency challenges FCC decision to maintain 2017 net neutrality repeal...

The California Public Utilities Commission challenged the outgoing Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to maintain its 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, court documents show....

 2021-01-15 18:10 

Reuters

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Dollar rises despite drop in yields; data, lockdowns weigh on stocks...

Stocks and oil prices fell on Friday pressured by intensifying lockdowns and weak U.S. retail sales data, while the dollar was on track to post its strongest week in over two months....

 2021-01-15 18:09 

AP

Missouri nuclear plant shut down for third time in 9 months...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ameren Corp.'s nuclear plant in mid-Missouri has halted operations because of a non-nuclear issue involving the generator, the utility company said.The shutdown......

 2021-01-15 18:09 

Reuters

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Cambodia says China donates 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines...

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday that China will provide a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be used for inoculating 500,000 people....

 2021-01-15 18:09 

AP

NJ to fine sports books asking players to cancel withdrawals...

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top gambling regulator is threatening to fine sports books operating in his state that ask customers to cancel requests to cash out money from their......

 2021-01-15 18:08 

Reuters

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Spain reports record 40,197 COVID-19 cases...

Spain reported a record 40,197 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, while the incidence of the disease measured over the past 14 days hit a new high of 575 cases per 100,000 people, climbing from 522 cases the previous day, Health Ministry data showed....

 2021-01-15 18:08 

Reuters

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U.S. announces new sanctions on six linked to Hong Kong mass arrests...

The United States announced sanctions on Friday against six Hong Kong or Chinese officials it blamed for implementing a new security law in Hong Kong, following the mass arrests of pro-democracy activists this month....

 2021-01-15 18:08 

Reuters

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Vaccinations of care home residents to be completed by month-end, says PM...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the government hoped to complete the vaccination programme for care home residents and workers by the end of month, acknowledging problems with infection rates in such settings....

 2021-01-15 18:08 

Reuters

[ World ]

GODSENT disbands, sells roster to unidentified organization...

GODSENT announced the sale and transfer of their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster on Friday, saying only the players were being assigned to...

 2021-01-15 18:08 

Reuters

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U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for 8th week in a row -Baker Hughes...

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for an eighth week in a row as crude prices recover to their highest in nearly a year....

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