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Your Tuesday Briefing

New Zealand restrictions, TikTok, Supreme Court: Here’s what you need to know. By Melina Delkic Good morning. We’re covering New Zealand’s lifting of coronavirus restrictions, the battle over a Supreme Court seat in the U.S. and a creative attempt to stop littering in Thailand. New Zealand ends most pandemic restrictions Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced […]

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Opinion | Democrats Need a Plan. Fast.

The temperature plummeted Friday night in Washington, along with the mood of many Democrats, as they heard that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away. In the fight to fill her seat, the stakes are enormous and Democrats need a plan — fast. Their options in the weeks ahead are limited, but Republicans face a […]

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Opinion | Nancy Pelosi: ‘If The Election Were Held Today, We Would Win It All’

Series Premiere of ‘Sway’Listen and subscribeApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In the inaugural episode of Kara Swisher’s new podcast, “Sway,” she interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. When it comes to presidential succession, Ms. Pelosi is second in line. And when it comes to taking on President Trump, she’s usually first. “The power of the […]

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Your Friday Briefing

Indonesia hospitals, election hacking, Afghan peace talks: Here’s what you need to know. By Melina Delkic Good morning. We’re covering Jakarta’s overwhelmed hospitals, aggressive hacks related to the U.S. presidential election and devastating wildfires in the U.S. West. Its hospitals filling, Jakarta brings back restrictions Officials in the Indonesian capital will reimpose a partial shutdown […]

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Your Wednesday Briefing

Rohingya genocide, Belarus, AstraZeneca trials: Here’s what you need to know. By Natasha Frost Good morning. We’re covering the first testimony from soldiers involved in the mass killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, the attempted expulsion of a Belarusian opposition leader and the sudden pause of a global coronavirus vaccine trial. ‘Kill all you see, […]

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Belarus Protests, Aleksei Navalny, BBC: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know. By Natasha Frost (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the first days of the Charlie Hebdo massacre trial, the results of Aleksei Navalny’s toxicology tests and a small but symbolic change for Afghan national identification cards. Germany calls for answers on […]

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Swissport safeguards future as lenders agree millions of euros of support

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) – Swissport has secured hundreds of millions of euros of financial backing from creditors, gaining a vote of confidence in its future as the travel sector is hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. The Swiss-based airport ground services firm said a comprehensive restructuring with lenders included 300 million euros ($353 million) in interim […]

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UK insurer Hastings agrees to higher than expected $2.2 billion cash offer

HELSINKI (Reuters) – British motor insurer Hastings (HSTG.L) agreed to a 1.66 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) takeover by Finland’s Sampo (SAMPO.HE) and South Africa’s Rand Merchant Investment (RMI) (RMIJ.J), the companies said on Wednesday. The cash offer gives 250 pence a share to Hastings’ investors plus an interim dividend of 4.5p a share, delivering a […]

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Mall operator Hammerson plans rights issue and disposal to ride out crisis

(Reuters) – Debt-laden British Mall operator Hammerson (HMSO.L) is drawing up plans for a possible rights issue and is in advanced talks on the sale of its stake in discount shopping outlets joint venture to help it through the coronavirus crisis, it said on Monday. Hammerson shares, which have plunged 80% this year as the […]

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Nasdaq-listed 360 Finance may kick off HK listing end-2020: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) – Nasdaq-listed 360 Finance Inc (QFIN.O) may kick off its Hong Kong listing process as soon as December, two sources familiar with the matter said, as U.S.-listed Chinese firms pursue dual listings amid uncertain Sino-U.S. relations. The online-lending platform of billionaire Zhou Hongyi has held intensive internal talks on its dual listing plan, […]