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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in September and over 300,000 Americans lost their jobs permanently, dealing a potential blow to President Donald Trump ahead of the fiercely contested Nov. 3 presidential election. FILE PHOTO: A view shows signs in the windows of Lord & Taylor, advertising a store closing sale, …

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s minister for Northern Ireland said on Wednesday his answer last week in parliament saying that the government’s plans broke international law was accurate. Asked on Tuesday if anything in the proposed legislation did breach or potentially breached international legal obligations or arrangements, Northern Ireland minister Brandon Lewis said: “Yes, …

HONG KONG (Reuters) – As soon as Hong Kong’s new national security law came into force last week, Ivan Ng removed all the protest-themed paintings, posters and flags from the list of items for sale at his Onestep Printing shop. FILE PHOTO: Memo papers with protest slogans are seen outside a “yellow” restaurant, a business …

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has released genome sequencing data for the coronavirus responsible for a recent outbreak in Beijing, with officials saying on Friday it identified a European strain based on preliminary studies. China, which had been under pressure to make the data public sooner rather than later as COVID-19 cases mount in the country’s …

WUHAN, China (Reuters) – As Wuhan, the Chinese city where the COVID-19 pandemic began, revs up a massive testing campaign, some residents crowding the test centres expressed concern on Saturday that the very act of getting tested could expose them to the coronavirus. A woman wearing a face mask looks on in front of others …

LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares struggled on Wednesday as mixed earnings, doubts about the easing of coronavirus lockdowns and simmering U.S.-China tensions cast a pall over markets. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Oil prices ended an extended winning streak …

A worker cleans up broken glass from a bank facade after overnight protests against growing economic hardship in Sidon, Lebanon April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho BEIRUT (Reuters) – Small protests fueled by worsening economic conditions in Lebanon broke out across several cities late on Wednesday, marking a third night of unrest. Lebanon is in the …

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. economy has imploded in the past month amid aggressive measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, with 22 million people filing for unemployment benefits and most factories, stores and other businesses at a virtual standstill. FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump answers questions during an announcement of the …

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of technology company Imagination Technologies is seen on the outskirts of London, Britain, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – The British government should seek every mechanism to prevent the removal of Imagination Technologies’ technology base to China, including seeking a Western purchaser for the company, British lawmaker David Davis …

SUIFENHE, China (Reuters) – China’s northeastern border with Russia has become a frontline in the fight against a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic as new daily cases rose to the highest in nearly six weeks – with more than 90% involving people coming from abroad. A resident wearing a face mask walks past a shopping …