Monday, 30 Nov 2020

TREASURIES-Yields steady as risk appetite improves

CHICAGO, June 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury yields hovered around the unchanged mark on Monday as stocks opened higher following last week’s selloff amid a surge in coronavirus cases. The benchmark 10-year yield was flat at 0.6381%. The global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, […]

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Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

A candidate needs at least 1,991 delegates to secure the nomination, with Biden crossing the threshold late on Friday. Joe Biden said on Friday he had secured the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination and face Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election amid a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. “Folks, tonight we secured […]

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Nigerians take to streets to protest against sexual violence

Demonstrators in Abuja demand ‘justice’ after a series of high-profile rape cases sparked outrage in the country. Human rights campaigners have rallied in Nigeria’s capital to raise awareness about violence against women after a series of high-profile rape cases sparked an outcry in the country. More than 200 protesters marched around police headquarters in Abuja, chanting slogans […]

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'Wear a mask!' Republicans split with Trump as virus cases surge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a rare break with mask-averse President Donald Trump, fellow Republican leaders are advocating for face coverings as COVID-19 cases surge in some Republican-leaning states. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there should be no stigma attached. “Wearing simple face coverings is not about protecting ourselves, it is about protecting everyone […]

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