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Yellen: regulations strengthened under Fed chief Powell, predecessors
WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen refused to say on Sunday whether she supported the renomination of Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chairman but said regulation of financial institutions has been strengthened by him and his predecessors.Yellen said she would not d
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Yellen says U.S. has options to raise revenue to pay for Build Back Better bill
WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday there are a variety of different ways to raise revenue to pay for President Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill.Yellen made the comment in an interview with CNN.Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Michael Martina; Editi
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Saudi push on company headquarters showing success, says official
RIYADH, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's push for firms to set up regional headquarters in Riyadh is proving successful and is not aimed at dismantling corporate operations elsewhere, a senior Saudi official said.The world's top oil exporter and largest Arab economy has given foreign firm
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Vaccinated and want to visit Israel? Read the fine print first
TEL AVIV, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Tourists hoping to visit Jerusalem or Tel Aviv after Israel's announcement last week that it would open to some vaccinated foreign travellers should read the fine print before booking, local hoteliers say.The new rules, due to go into effect on Nov. 1 ahead of the C
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Former Credit Suisse security head targeted in Swiss regulator's investigation
ZURICH, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse's (CSGN.S) former head of global security services is one of three people targeted in a new investigation announced last week by Swiss financial markets watchdog FINMA following an espionage affair at the bank, a lawyer told Reuters on Sunday.Zurich-base
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Dozens killed in fighting between Somalia army and former allied group
MOGADISHU, Oct 24 (Reuters) - At least 30 people died and over 100 were injured in intensified fighting between the Somali National Army and its former ally Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a (ASWJ) in the Somali state of Galmudug over the weekend, residents and hospital officials said.The clashes, in the
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Don't send migrants back to unsafe countries, pope says, citing Libya
VATICAN CITY, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday urged countries not to send migrants back to insecure countries such as Libya, where he said many suffer violent and inhumane conditions similar to those in concentration camps.The pope's appeal at his Sunday blessing came as European Unio
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Tesco says online services disrupted by interference 'attempt'
LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - British supermarket chain Tesco (TSCO.L) said on Sunday that its website and app had been disrupted by an attempt to interfere with its systems."Since yesterday, we've been experiencing disruption to our online grocery website and app. An attempt was made to interfer
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Croatia's right-wing eurosceptics seek referendum on euro adoption
Croatia's conservative and eurosceptic party Hrvatski Suverenisti (Croatian Sovereignists) began a two-week drive on Sunday to collect signatures in a bid to force a referendum on whether to adopt the euro as the country's currency.
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Croatia's right-wing eurosceptics seek referendum on euro adoption
ZAGREB, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Croatia's conservative and eurosceptic party Hrvatski Suverenisti (Croatian Sovereignists) began a two-week drive on Sunday to collect signatures in a bid to force a referendum on whether to adopt the euro as the country's currency.The eurosceptic party, which ha
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China says it must consider food and energy security when curbing emissions
BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) - China's cabinet on Sunday outlined measures to achieve its goals of reaching peak carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060 but said food and energy security must be considered amid those efforts.The statement came as severe energy shortages in China
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Erdogan's critics say demand for expulsions is distraction from economy woes
SummaryErdogan dragging Turkey to precipice, opposition head saysKavala in prison since late 2017 without convictionTurkish lira has lost nearly quarter of value this yearPolls show support for Erdogan falling ahead of 2023 electionsISTANBUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan's politi
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Ethiopia conducts two air strikes in Tigray
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Ethiopia conducted two air strikes in Tigray on Sunday as the government intensifies a nearly week-old campaign of aerial bombardment against the rebellious forces who control most of the region.One strike hit the western Tigray area of Mai Tsebri, targeting a trainin
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Israel, UAE sign 'green corridor' agreement for vaccinated passengers - Israeli consulate in Dubai
DUBAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a "green corridor" agreement allowing passengers vaccinated against the novel coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries, the Israeli consulate in Dubai said on Twitter on Sunday.Reporting by Ahmed Tolba, writing
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Libyan elections commission to start registering candidates in Nov - commission head
TRIPOLI, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Registration for candidates in Libya's presidential and parliamentary elections should open in November, the head of the electoral commission said on Sunday.Elections are a key step in a U.N.-backed process to end a decade of violence by creating a new political lead
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Broadway's 'Phantom of the Opera' plots a cautious return to the stage
NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Meghan Picerno was back at work after 18 months of pandemic limbo, overjoyed to be singing and dancing again with her "Phantom of the Opera" castmates as they rehearsed for the return of Broadway's longest-running show.As the musical's late October reopening
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German police stop far-right vigilantes patrolling Polish border
BERLIN, Oct 24 (Reuters) - German police said on Sunday they had stopped more than 50 far-right vigilantes armed with pepper spray, a bayonet, a machete and batons who were trying to patrol the Polish border to stop migrants from entering the country.The vigilantes were following a call by the Third
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Israeli official says reopening of U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem may not happen
JERUSALEM, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Israel's deputy foreign minister said on Sunday that the Biden administration may shelve its plan to reopen a U.S diplomatic mission for Palestinians in Jerusalem after Israel voiced opposition to such a move.The Jerusalem consulate was subsumed into the U.S. Embas
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Australian coalition gov't junior partner gives preliminary support for net zero
MELBOURNE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The junior partner in Australia's coalition government said on Sunday it will provisionally support a net zero emissions target by 2050, giving Prime Minister Scott Morrison a green light to take the country's updated climate ambitions to Glasgow talks.Morriso
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Nigeria to launch digital currency on Monday, central bank says
ABUJA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Nigeria will on Monday launch a digital currency, the eNaira, the central bank said, months after it barred banks and financial institutions from dealing in or facilitating transactions in cryptocurrencies.Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele has said the
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