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FILE PHOTO: Lothar Wieler, the head of Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control speaks during a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Berlin, Germany March 26, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/Pool BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s top public health official urged policymakers on Thursday to take tough action urgently to try and contain …

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Protesters against climate change broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays in the Canary Wharf business district on Wednesday. The activists from the Extinction Rebellion group carried placards with slogans such as “Better Broken Windows than Broken Promises” and pasted the message “In Case of Climate Emergency Break Glass” …

Police advance on the street during protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar, February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer (Reuters) – Police in the Myanmar city of Mandalay opened fire and used tear gas on Saturday to break up an anti-coup protest but it was not clear if they fired live ammunition or rubber bullets, according …

FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price answers a question during a news briefing at the department in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2021. Olivier Douliery/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has profound concerns over China’s “predatory” behavior when it comes to technology, the State Department spokesman said on Thursday, adding that …

By Devik Jain, Shreyashi Sanyal (For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * Tesla invests $1.5 bln in bitcoin; crypto stocks jump * Disney, Cisco climb ahead of results this week * Futures up: Dow 0.45%, S&P 0.37%, Nasdaq 0.41% (Adds …

(Reuters) – Shots were heard on Sunday as police broke up a protest in the southeastern town of Myawaddy against Myanmar’s junta, which was demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi after last week’s coup, live video published on Facebook showed. The video showed uniformed police armed with guns rushing at a crowd of …

LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivian doctors are demanding a nationwide lockdown and threatening to stop taking in new patients as a surge in COVID-19 cases, which they say is killing an average of one medic per day, strains hospitals to breaking point. New daily coronavirus infections in the Andean country, which received its first batch …

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The International Health Regulations remain a cornerstone of public health security and need improving in some areas, but not major changes, the chair of a World Health Organization (WHO) panel …

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock, speaks on further restrictions to be put in place due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at a news conference inside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain December 23, 2020. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – The number of COVID-19 infections is rising fast in some …

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Activist investor Daniel Loeb wants Intel Corp to consider splitting its huge chip manufacturing operations from its chip design and development business, but analysts say doing so could weaken both businesses unless the firm can form a joint venture. FILE PHOTO: The logo for the Intel Corporation is seen on a …