US STOCKS- Futures tick lower on jitters over Trump's China response

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow were set to open lower on Friday as investors braced for a U.S. response to China’s national security law on Hong Kong, threatening to take the shine off another month of strong gains for Wall Street. President Donald Trump is due to make an announcement later in […]

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European agency panel recommends approval of J&J's Ebola vaccine

(Reuters) – A panel of the European health regulator on Friday recommended approving Johnson & Johnson’s two-dose experimental vaccine for Ebola in the European Union. J&J submitted its application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in November for its vaccine, which targets an Ebola strain that causes the virus in most people. The company in […]

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Britain seeking new entrants to 5G market: PM's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain set out in January that it was seeking entrants into the market for 5G telecommunications and that London is speaking to allies about it such as the United States, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. “We set out in January that we were seeking new entrants into […]

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Atletico's Costa given court date to face tax fraud charge

MADRID (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa is to face trial on June 4 for tax fraud in 2014, a court filing showed on Friday, with prosecutors asking the Spain international to be handed a six-month jail sentence and a fine of 507,208 euros ($564,877). According to the filing, Costa defrauded the Spanish state […]

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Dortmund's Haaland to miss Paderborn game, Dahoud out for the season

(Reuters) – Borussia Dortmund’s prolific teenage striker Erling Haaland will miss their next Bundesliga match at Paderborn while Mo Dahoud has been ruled out for the rest of the season just as he was finding his form, coach Lucien Favre said Friday. Haaland, who has scored 10 goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances since his move […]

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Britain seeking new entrants to 5G market – PM's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain set out in January that it was seeking entrants into the market for 5G telecommunications and that London is speaking to allies about it such as the United States, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. “We set out in January that we were seeking new entrants into […]

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Williams hopeful of fresh sponsorship after ROKiT split

LONDON (Reuters) – Williams announced the end of the Formula One team’s title sponsorship with ROKiT on Friday but hoped to bring in new money to replace it. The struggling team had extended only last July the contract with the company, whose business interests range from mobile phones to beer and vodka brands, through 2023. […]

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Williams says any team sale would be to secure F1 future

LONDON (Reuters) – Williams are prepared to end decades of family control and sell the struggling Formula One team to secure its future after tough times on and off the track, deputy principal Claire Williams said on Friday. The announcement is a major shift for a proudly British company co-founded by Frank Williams, Claire’s father, […]

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Relief, disappointment as Philippines restarts some transport services

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine taxi dispatcher Meliza Venal heaved a sigh of relief when she learned that hundreds of her company’s drivers can finally go back to work after being stuck in their homes for 11 weeks. But she’s worried about venturing out when some transport services resume in the capital Manila from Monday, and […]

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Spain reports first suspected imported coronavirus cases since March, in travellers from U.S

MADRID (Reuters) – Two people who travelled from the United States to the Spanish region of Valencia have tested positive for coronavirus, potentially becoming Spain’s first imported cases of the virus since travel restrictions were imposed in mid-March. With more than 27,000 deaths and nearly 238,000 confirmed cases of the virus, Spain is among Europe´s […]

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