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Guinea's President Alpha Conde picked to run for third term

Governing party nominates Conde taking advantage of new constitution to circumvent two-term limit. Guinea’s governing party nominated President Alpha Conde to stand for a third term, taking advantage of a new constitution to circumvent a two-term limit on presidential mandates. Conde, 82, stopped short of formally accepting the nomination in a speech on Thursday. Talk […]

Dominion takes $2.8 billion charge to exit Atlantic Coast natgas pipe

(Reuters) – U.S. energy company Dominion Energy Inc (D.N) said Friday it took a $2.8 billion charge in the second quarter related to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. That pipe, and the related Supply Header project in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, was the most expensive […]

Coronavirus: Vietnam battles COVID-19 strain not seen in country before

Every province and city in Vietnam is at risk of a new wave of COVID-19, its prime minister has warned, as territories across Asia suffer a spike in new infections. Vietnam had been coronavirus-free for months before the recent outbreak in Da Nang, a city in the centre of the country. Cases have now also […]

Coronavirus: Dettol-maker RB cleans up as pandemic sales soar

The maker of Dettol and Cillit Bang cleaning products has reported surging sales as consumers stocked up in the run-up to, and during, the COVID-19 pandemic. As many companies struggle under the weight of coronavirus-related challenges, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) said comparable sales were 12% higher at £6.9bn in the first six months of the year […]

Ivanka Trump gives assist to Cory Gardner’s reelection bid, ends Colorado trip

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — As Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner’s reelection campaign moves into general election mode, he is getting an assist from the White House. Ivanka Trump wound up two days in Colorado on Friday with a child care roundtable in Greenwood Village, where she repeatedly praised Gardner, who was sitting next to her. The […]

Gold rallies on U.S.-China row, Apple news slams stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar slipped to an almost two-year low and gold rose further on Thursday as a gauge of global equities retreated on concerns about a potential probe of Apple Inc, which knocked the wind out of the high-flying tech sector. Multiple U.S. states are investigating Apple for potentially deceiving consumers, according […]

Stocks, euro rally after EU agrees to recovery fund

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – World shares rallied to their highest since February and the euro hit its strongest in 18 months on Tuesday after European Union leaders agreed on a landmark stimulus package to revive regional economies ravaged by the coronavirus. The agreement after five days of haggling drove down the risk premium on European […]

Global stocks, euro rally after EU agrees to recovery fund

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – World shares rallied to their highest since February and the euro hit its strongest in 17 months on Tuesday after European Union leaders sealed a 750 billion-euro ($857 billion) recovery fund to revive regional economies ravaged by the coronavirus. The agreement after five days of haggling drove down the risk premium […]

Lyons shuts down town parks, cites COVID-19 risks – The Denver Post

Beginning Saturday, Lyons is closing its parks until further notice, town officials announced Friday afternoon. “In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of its residents, visitors, employees and volunteers, Lyons parks facilities will be closed,” the town said in a news release. People “will still be allowed to use […]