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Russia warns 'serious' nuclear war risks should not be underestimated

Russia warns ‘serious’ nuclear war risks should not be underestimated

Russia warns US against arming Ukraine US eyes ammunition for howitzers, tanks, grenade launchers UK to send ambulances, fire engines and medical supplies LVIV, Ukraine/KYIV, April 26 (Reuters) – Russia told the world not to underestimate the considerable risks of nuclear war that it said it wanted to reduce and warned that conventional Western weapons …

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Economic fears hit global equities, commodities;  Twitter lifts Wall St

Economic fears hit global equities, commodities; Twitter lifts Wall St

WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – European stocks slid to a one-month low and commodity prices dropped on Monday on renewed concerns about rising interest rates and China’s sputtering economy, while Wall Street shares rose, reversing losses after Twitter agreed to be bought by billionaire Elon Musk. Fears over China’s COVID-19 outbreaks spooked investors already worried …

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Putin accuses West of 'terror', tells prosecutors to be tough

Putin accuses West of ‘terror’, tells prosecutors to be tough

Putin says West is trying to destroy Russia from within Western-backed assassins tried to kill journalist, he says Ukraine denies claim it tried to kill Russian journalist Putin orders prosecutors to act fast against ‘fake news’ LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused the West of trying to destroy Russia, demanding …

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Panic buying in Beijing as district starts mass COVID testing

Panic buying in Beijing as district starts mass COVID testing

Beijing kicks off first of three rounds of mass testing in populous district Mass testing fuels concerns of shortages of food, supplies Chinese stock market down on fears Beijing may join Shanghai in lockdown BEIJING, April 25 (Reuters) – Beijing residents snapped up food and other supplies as the city’s biggest district began mass COVID-19 …

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Oil dives 6% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Oil dives 6% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas US February 11, 2019. Picture taken February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shanghai fences up COVID-hit areas, fueling fresh outcry EU considers ‘smart sanctions’ on Russian oil -media US dollar hits two-year high NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) …

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First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

April 24 (Reuters) – The first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) departed the orbiting outpost on Sunday to begin a descent back to Earth, capping a two-week science mission hailed as a milestone in commercial spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying the four-man team from the Houston-based …

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France's Macron wins re-election, dodges political earthquake

France’s Macron wins re-election, dodges political earthquake

Le Pen admits defeat Macron ministers hail win, vow to listen more to voters Macron can expect little to no grace period Opposition turns focus to June parliamentary elections PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Sunday by a comfortable margin, securing a second term …

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