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Two people dead as man falls from seventh floor before ABBA tribute concert in Sweden

Two people have died after a man fell from the seventh floor of a concert hall in Sweden which was about to host an ABBA tribute event. Police said an 80-year-old man died at the scene when he fell and landed in the foyer of the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress near Stockholm. He landed on […]

Business

BOJ cuts Japan's potential growth estimate, highlighting need for reforms

FILE PHOTO: People cross a street in Tokyo March 18, 2015. . REUTERS/Yuya ShinoTOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan cut its estimate on the country’s potential economic growth rate to “around zero or slightly positive,” underscoring the need for labour market reforms and deregulation to overcome the challenges posed by a dwindling working-age population. […]

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Unity a theme as 3 presidents commemorate 9/11 in New York – The Denver Post

By ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE NEW YORK (AP) — Three American presidents stood somberly side by side Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial in New York, sharing a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the nation’s worst terrorist attack with a display of unity. Presidents Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Bill […]

Business

China says maintaining 'normal communication' with U.S. on trade

FILE PHOTO: Chinese staffers adjust U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of Sino-U.S. trade negotiations in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERSBEIJING (Reuters) – China is maintaining “normal communication” with the United States on trade, the Chinese government said on Thursday, one of the few areas the world’s two largest economies […]

Business

S.Korea lifts interest rates from record low as debt concerns grow

SEOUL (Reuters) -The Bank of Korea raised its policy rate for the first time in almost three years on Thursday, becoming the first major Asian central bank to shift away from pandemic-era monetary settings as surging household debt created new threats for the economy.A South Korea won note is seen in this illustration photo May […]

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Lionel Messi in tears as he confirms he’s leaving Barcelona – and says he’s ‘so grateful for love people have shown’

Lionel Messi was in tears as he bade farewell to FC Barcelona – but said he has not yet decided on his future. “I’m so grateful for the love people have shown me these years,” he told a news conference. The striker, who broke down as he received a standing ovation, said he tried to […]

Business

China's assets remain attractive despite recent correction – state media

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s state media on Thursday said yuan-denominated assets remain attractive and that short-term market panic does not represent long-term value, the latest official effort to shore up investor confidence.FILE PHOTO: A China yuan note is seen in this illustration photo May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/IllustrationThe verbal support for markets comes as brutal […]

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Jan. 6 hearing opens as police detail violence, injuries – The Denver Post

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — A committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection opened its first hearing Tuesday with a focus on the law enforcement officers who were attacked and beaten as the rioters broke into the building — an effort to put a human face on the violence of the day. “There’s […]

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Aaron Rodgers not present as Packers open mandatory minicamp – The Denver Post

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers wasn’t with the Green Bay Packers for their first mandatory minicamp session Tuesday, the latest chapter in the standoff between the team and its MVP quarterback. Rodgers also hadn’t participated in the Packers’ voluntary organized team activities, which represented change from his usual offseason routine. The Packers have the […]

Politics

Jo Cox’s sister chosen as Labour candidate in by-election for murdered MP’s former seat

The sister of murdered MP Jo Cox is to be Labour’s candidate in the Batley and Spen by-election, a poll that could determine whether Sir Keir Starmer survives as party leader. Kim Leadbeater, 44, who only joined the Labour Party recently, will defend the seat once held by Ms Cox. Until recently it was held […]