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(Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has pumped $25.7 million into the billionaire candidate’s little-known digital arm Hawkfish since he entered the race last November, according to disclosures to the Federal Election Commission. Hawkfish LLC, which was founded by the former New York mayor in 2019, has been rapidly hiring tech executives,
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BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – The new coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the epidemic’s epicentre in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea. The 234 infections among prisoners outside Hubei ended 16 straight days of declines in new mainland cases
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Thursday warned protesters demanding political reforms to be vigilant to avoid infiltration attempts aimed at pushing them to violence. Tebboune also praised the ongoing protest movement for avoiding violence which he said could have led to a “disaster” for the North African country. The comments by Tebboune,
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BEIJING: President Xi Jinping has called for great attention to the protection and care for medical workers to make sure they are healthy and stay focused on winning the battle against the outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala has been re-arrested and taken to police headquarters in Istanbul, state media reported on Wednesday, hours after being acquitted over his alleged role in landmark protests in 2013. The Gezi Park protests were a major challenge to then-premier, now president, Tayyip Erdogan and Kavala’s acquittal, along
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his son on Tuesday hurled criticism at state authorities investigating the death of an alleged hit man who was suspected of involvement in the murder of a well-known Rio de Janeiro councilwoman. Far-right Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, the president’s eldest son, suggested alleged “militia” leader Adriano
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PARIS (Reuters) – French drugmaker Sanofi is working with a U.S. government agency to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus from China, saying it could have a candidate ready for clinical trials within a year. At least a dozen other drugmakers are currently working on vaccines or antivirals and other treatments to help those
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SHANGHAI (China Daily/ANN): Foreign-funded enterprises in China have largely resumed operations after the prolonged Spring Festival holidays overshadowed by the Covid-19 epidemic. The companies also are benefiting from policies bolstering businesses to help shore up confidence in the world’s second-largest economy. Many have taken precautionary measures, including providing protective clothing, health checkups and reporting procedures
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KUALA LUMPUR: The prosecution will file an application for a time extension to execute a court order relating to an application by Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his family, who sought to inspect their belongings that were seized by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). Deputy public prosecutor Harris Ong Mohd Jeffery Ong told the High
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