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In the past, governments have taken days, weeks or months to issue travel restrictions in response to new variants. So far only a few dozen cases of the new variant have been identified in South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel. Image More than 40 percent of adults in South Africa have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. Only several dozen cases have been fully identified so far in South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong and Israel. As several countries including Britain and France rushed to restrict flights from South Africa and other countries in the region, airline stocks dropped.
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MediaTek chips are seen on a development board at the MediaTek booth during the 2015 Computex exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Pichi ChuangTAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Taiwan is looking at cooperating with three Eastern European countries on semiconductors, a minister said on Thursday, a move likely to find favour in Brussels which has been courting Taiwanese semiconductor firms to manufacture in the bloc. Taiwan will set up working groups with the three countries to work out how to cooperate on chips, while Taiwan will also give scholarships for technical training, he added. The European Commission has proposed legislation to boost chip production, and has angled for Taiwan's involvement. Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com RegisterReporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Jacqueline WongOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Chuang, Kung, hsin, Ben Blanchard, Jacqueline Wong Organizations: REUTERS, Eastern, . Tech, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Kung Ming, Development Council, EU, European Commission, Thomson Locations: Taipei, Taiwan, Chuang TAIPEI, Brussels, U.S ., Arizona, Europe, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Czech, China
Joe Biden needs to reset his presidency. Brett Bruen was the director of global engagement in the Obama White House and a career American diplomat. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy PolicyJoe Biden needs to reboot his presidency. The goodwill tour could offer the president a desperately needed opportunity to really remind voters about why they supported him. Because at this stage, surely the best strategy for building back his presidency better is to just, "let Joe be Joe."
Persons: Joe Biden, Brett Bruen, Obama, haven't, Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Putin, Kennedy, Joe Organizations: Obama White House, Global, Service, White, Air Force, National Security Council, Israeli, Biden, Democratic Party Locations: American, Africa, Eastern Europe, China, Ireland, Mayo, Afghanistan
An aerial view shows an oil factory of Idemitsu Kosan Co. in Ichihara, east of Tokyo, Japan November 12, 2021, in this photo taken by Kyodo. The United States is expected to announce a loan of crude oil from its emergency stockpile on Tuesday as part of a plan it hashed out with major Asian energy consumers to lower energy prices, a Biden administration source familiar with the situation said. read moreU.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 58 cents, or 0.8%, to $76.17 a barrel at 0423 GMT. Brent crude futures fell 42 cents, or 0.5%, to $79.28 a barrel. "If a new wave of lockdowns are enacted in Europe, oil prices will not be spared during the remainder of the flu season in the North Hemisphere," Dickson said in emailed comments.
Persons: Biden, Brent, WTI, Louise Dickson, Dickson, Sonali Paul, Naveen Thukral, Stephen Coates, Richard Pullin Organizations: Kyodo, REUTERS MELBOURNE, Biden, West Texas, Brent, ANZ, of, Petroleum, Rystad Energy, Thomson Locations: Idemitsu, Ichihara, Tokyo, Japan, United States, India, Europe, Russia, Eastern Europe, COVID, North
Oil falls on expected deal to tap emergency crude reserves
  + stars: | 2021-11-23 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +2 min
Oil prices dropped on Tuesday, reversing gains in the previous session, on growing talk the United States, Japan and India will release crude reserves to tame prices despite the threat of demand faltering as Covid-19 cases flare up in Europe. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 43 cents, or 0.6%, to $76.32 a barrel at 0128 GMT. Brent crude futures fell 30 cents, or 0.4%, to $79.40 a barrel. "As Europe, and in particular Eastern Europe, struggles to halt the spread of Covid-19, the risk of lockdown-like measures looms large," said Rystad Energy analyst Louise Dickson. "If a new wave of lockdowns are enacted in Europe, oil prices will not be spared during the remainder of the flu season in the North Hemisphere," Dickson said in emailed comments.
Persons: WTI, Louise Dickson, Dickson Organizations: U.S . Department of Energy, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Biden, . West Texas, Brent, of, Petroleum, Rystad Energy Locations: United States, Japan, India, Europe, Brent, Russia, Eastern Europe, Covid, North
My Chinese publishers censored two of my books — “Far From the Tree” and “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression” — without informing me, despite being contractually required to reveal any editorial changes. Explore the New York Times Book Review Want to keep up with the latest and greatest in books? Nominate a book: The New York Times Book Review has just turned 125. In the end, my agent negotiated new contracts for both books from other Chinese publishers, and they were retranslated in new, inclusive editions. Chinese publishers excise material that might run afoul of censors before sending books for approval.
Persons: Jonathan Franzen, Katie Couric, Colson Whitehead, Leila Slimani, Anne Applebaum, ” Applebaum, , Eugène, Krause Organizations: New York, Human Rights Watch Locations: United States, Tiananmen, China, Texas, Eastern Europe
A long-running row with Brussels about Warsaw overriding parts of EU law could be costly too if it isn't resolved. "If balance of payments deterioration proves more permanent, we expect higher FX volatility in the region," JPMorgan said. Inflation for big three CEE economies - Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary - currently averages around 6.5%. If it ends up settling between 3-5%, 10-year bond yields in the region would hit 3.9%-5.2% - far higher than in recent years. Lyubka Dushanova, an emerging market specialist at State Street Global Advisors, reckons that CEE central banks being behind the curve and losing inflation-fighting credibility causes market weakness.
Persons: Hungary's, Alexander Lukashenko, Jens Stoltenberg, Viktor Szabo, Russia's, Manik Narain, Narain, Lyubka, Dushanova, Marc Jones, Karin Strohecker, Emelia Sithole Organizations: Investors, European Union, JPMorgan, EU, NATO, State Street Global Advisors, Thomson Locations: Europe, Belarus, Poland, EU, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Brussels, Romania's leu, Turkey, Bosnia, Balkans, Ukraine's, Warsaw, Czech Republic
European stock indices edged higher in early London trading on Friday though sentiment was more cautious with a European stock market volatility gauge holding near two-week highs. MSCI’s broadest gauge of world stocks held less than 0.5% below a record high hit earlier this month though Asia-Pacific shares look set for a weekly decline of 1%. The euro is down more than 1% this week versus the U.S. dollar, a second consecutively weekly drop. [US/]Turkey’s lira lingered near Thursday’s record low. [O/R]Elsewehere, bitcoin is headed for its worst week in six months -- 20% below recent record highs.
Persons: Regis Duvignau, , Kenneth Broux, Tayyip Erdogan, Brent Organizations: REUTERS, Societe Generale, , Daily, Capital Economics, Swiss, Central Bank, U.S ., Treasury, Federal Reserve Locations: China, Bordeaux, France, Regis Duvignau While, London, Europe, United States, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Asia, Hong Kong
Listen and follow The DailyApple Podcasts | Spotify | StitcherFor three decades, President Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus, a former Soviet nation in Eastern Europe, ruled with an iron fist. In 2020, Mr. Lukashenko declared victory in a highly disputed election and violently put down the resulting protests. In response, the European Union enacted sanctions and refused to recognize him as a legitimate president. More sanctions came when, this year, he forced a European commercial jet to land in Belarus in order to arrest a dissident. So, in the hopes of bringing the European Union to the negotiating table, Mr. Lukashenko has engineered a migrant crisis on the Poland-Belarus border.
Persons: Aleksandr Lukashenko of, Lukashenko Organizations: Spotify, Mr, European Union Locations: Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus, Soviet, Eastern Europe, Belarus, Poland
German digital bank N26 is shutting down its U.S. operations, less than two-and-a-half years after it launched in the country. The Berlin-based fintech, which was valued at $9 billion in a recent funding round, said it wanted to shift focus to its core European business. It's not the first time N26 has pulled its services from a major English-speaking market. German regulators fined the bank $5 million in June for failing to submit suspicious activity reports on money laundering on time. N26 has raised a total of $1.7 billion in funding to date.
Persons: Valentin Stalf, It's, Robinhood, Nicolas Kopp, Peter Thiel Organizations: Treptow Arena, European Union, N26, U.S, Coatue Locations: Berlin, Germany, German, European, British, U.S, Europe, Eastern Europe, New York, Singapore
The Russian president said the West wasn't respecting Moscow's "red lines." Back in September, the Kremlin warned that NATO expanding military infrastructure in Ukraine would cross "red lines" for the Russian president. The Russian president has repeatedly complained about US and NATO military activities in the Black Sea and Eastern Europe. Similarly, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said, ''In recent weeks, we have seen large and unusual concentrations of Russian forces close to Ukraine's borders." Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently said there were 100,000 Russian troops near Ukraine's borders.
Persons: Putin, Vladimir Putin, We're, Joe Biden, Putin's, We'll, Lloyd Austin, Austin, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Antony Blinken, Biden, Volodymyr Zelensky Organizations: West, NATO, Service, Kremlin, US, Monday Locations: Moscow, Ukraine's, Ukraine, Russia's, Eastern Europe, Washington, Russia, Geneva, Donbass, Crimea
Rate bets rule currency markets as dollar shines; euro, Aussie sag
  + stars: | 2021-11-17 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +3 min
The new £1 pound coin is seen alongside U.S. dollar bills and euro notes on April 4, 2017, in Bath, England. Australia's dollar weakened after wage data failed to strengthen the case for tighter monetary policy. The dollar index — which measures the currency against six rivals including the yen — traded at 95.871, not far from the overnight high of 95.978, a level not seen since July of last year. U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in October, a report showed Tuesday, building on momentum from last week when data showed consumer prices surging at the highest rate since 1990. Money markets are currently pricing in a high probability of a Fed rate increase in June, followed by another in November.
Persons: Louis, James Bullard, Bullard, , Christine Lagarde, Isabel Schnabel, Sterling, RBA, Philip Lowe, bitcoin Organizations: U.S, The U.S, Louis Fed, Westpac, Central Bank, ECB, Traders, Bank of England, Aussie, Reserve Bank of Australia Locations: Bath, England, The, St, U.S, Europe, Austria, France, Netherlands, Eastern Europe
* Euro at 16-month low vs dollar* Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E (Changes dateline to New York from London; updates prices after U.S. retail sales data; adds analyst comments)NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to a 16-month high on Tuesday after data showed U.S. consumers looked past rising prices and drove retail sales higher than expected last month, while the euro slumped amid growth concerns and a surge in COVID-19 cases. U.S. retail sales rose 1.7% in October, topping consensus expectations of a 1.4% rise, likely as Americans started their holiday shopping early to avoid empty shelves amid shortages of some goods as the ongoing pandemic squeezes supply chains. “The data reveals that consumers have continued spending and spending well despite rising prices and deteriorating consumer morale,” said Fiona Cincotta, senior financial markets analyst at City Index. At 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, the dollar index was up 0.218% at 95.738, having earlier touched 95.824, its highest since July 2020. The British pound was up 0.13% against the dollar at $1.3420, spurred by data that showed British employers hired more people in October after the government’s job-protecting furlough scheme ended.
Persons: , Fiona Cincotta, Marshall Gittler, lockdowns, ” Gittler, Christine Lagarde, Jeremy Stretch, Lee Hardman Organizations: Fed, Federal Reserve, BDSwiss Holding, European Central Bank, ECB, CIBC Locations: New York, London, United States, Europe, Austria, France, Netherlands, Eastern Europe
FILE PHOTO: U.S. one dollar and Chinese Yuan are seen in this illustration taken May 7, 2021. The dollar hit a five-month low against China’s offshore yuan overnight, at 6.3615, and the pair was still down around 0.1% on the day at 0850 GMT, at 6.3767. Investors are waiting for U.S. retail sales data due later in the session, which could also influence the outlook for interest rates. The euro was little changed on the day, having extended recent losses on Monday after dovish comments from European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde. Analysts also said that rising COVID-19 cases in Europe were hurting European currencies including the euro.
Persons: Yuan, Dado Ruvic, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Christine Lagarde, Lagarde, , Lee Hardman, Organizations: U.S, REUTERS, Federal Reserve, Investors, European Central Bank, Austria Locations: U.S, Europe, France, Netherlands, Eastern Europe, Swedish
LONDON (Reuters) -The euro fell to a new 16-month low versus the dollar on Tuesday, while Asian currencies gave up their gains from dialogue between the U.S. and Chinese presidents. FILE PHOTO: U.S. one dollar and Chinese Yuan are seen in this illustration taken May 7, 2021. Investors are waiting for U.S. retail sales data due later in the session, which could also influence the outlook for interest rates. The euro was flat versus the dollar at $1.1367. Elsewhere, the cryptocurrency bitcoin fell back below $60,000, for the first time since Nov 1.
Persons: Yuan, Dado Ruvic, Christine Lagarde, Lagarde, , Jeremy Stretch, Lee Hardman, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, , bitcoin Organizations: U.S, REUTERS, Federal Reserve, Investors, European Central Bank, ECB, CIBC Locations: U.S, Austria, France, Netherlands, Eastern Europe, Swedish
NEW YORK (Reuters) -The dollar rose to a 16-month high on Tuesday after data showed U.S. consumers looked past rising prices and drove retail sales higher than expected last month, while the euro slumped amid growth concerns and a surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe. FILE PHOTO: Rolled Euro banknotes are placed on U.S. Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoU.S. retail sales rose 1.7% in October, topping consensus expectations of a 1.4% rise, likely as Americans started their holiday shopping early to avoid empty shelves amid shortages of some goods as the ongoing pandemic squeezes supply chains. At 3:15 p.m. EST, the dollar index was up 0.385% at 95.898, having earlier touched 95.928, its highest since July 2020. “After last week’s U.S. CPI report, the dam just broke and the dollar and the FX complex is certainly tagging along for the ride.”“Today’s retail sales report only adds fuel to the fire,” he said.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, , Mazen Issa, Christine Lagarde, Marshall Gittler, lockdowns, ” Gittler, Lee Hardman Organizations: YORK, REUTERS, Federal Reserve, TD Securities, , U.S, CPI, European Central Bank, BDSwiss Holding Locations: Europe, U.S, United States, Austria, France, Netherlands, Eastern Europe
Transcontinental nexusGoogle MapsThe Black Sea is in a strategic location, connecting the Caucasus with Europe along Russia's southwestern flank. A Russian lakePresident Vladimir Putin inspects anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov in the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, September 23, 2014. Mikhail Klimentyev/ReutersAfter the Soviet collapse, Russia's Black Sea Fleet fell into obsolescence. Moscow is also enhancing its anti-access/area-denial capabilities in the Black Sea, particularly around Crimea, to protect its warships and hold off rival forces. Only three of the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are allowed to be in the Black Sea at one time.
Persons: Mount, Arleigh Burke, Porter, Lloyd Austin, Vladimir Putin, Alina Polyakova, Austin's, Admiral Kulakov, Mikhail Klimentyev, Grigorovich, Griffin Kersting, Arleigh Burkes, Biden, Constantine Atlamazoglou Organizations: US Navy, NATO, US, Sixth Fleet, US European Command, Google, Center for, Reuters, Program, Army Corps, Don, Montreux Convention, Arleigh, US Navy Sixth Fleet, Mount, US Naval Forces, Mount Whitney, Fletcher School of Law, Diplomacy Locations: Russia, Constanta, Romania, Batumi, Georgia, Crimea, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Europe, Moscow, Ukraine, Russian, Novorossiysk, Soviet, Rostov, NATO's, Hill, Griffin Kersting Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Mount Whitney, Batumi , Georgia, US Naval Forces Europe, Africa
The dossier alleges serious misconduct and conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia's government. Steele, citing these sources heavily, wrote a series of memos detailing alleged coordination between the Kremlin and Trump's campaign team. One of the Trump campaign representatives present at the meeting, JD Gordon, has since denied intervening in the platform hearing. What happenedThe CIA established a US counterintelligence task force last spring to investigate whether the Trump campaign received funds from Russia. But Millian appears to have begun downplaying his ties to the Trump Organization after Western reporters started digging into Trump's Russia ties last summer.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel urged unvaccinated people to reconsider their decision in a video message on Saturday. France, the Netherlands and many countries in Eastern Europe are also experiencing a surge in infections. Britain is to extend its COVID-19 booster vaccine rollout to people between 40 and 49, officials said on Monday, to boost waning immunity ahead of the colder winter months. "But what we certainly have got to recognise is there is a storm of infection out there in parts of Europe." He has mild symptoms and no fever but will not be able to attend Saturday's protest because of quarantine requirements.
Persons: Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, Susanne Zwach, Leonhard Foeger, Angela Merkel, unvaccinated, Merkel, Boris Johnson, Herbert Kickl, Lisi Niesner, Josephine Mason, Alistair Smout, Emilio Parodi, Victoria Waldersee, Maria Sheahan, Nick Macfie, William Maclean, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, British, Party, Victoria, Thomson Locations: Europe, Europe VIENNA, Austria, Germany, Italy, Vienna, France, Netherlands, Eastern Europe, Britain, London, Milan, Berlin
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, which has suffered a rash of new cases in recent weeks, kept his resistance to mask mandates and health passes. Romania, which has Europe’s second-lowest vaccination rate recently reported the world’s highest per capita death rate from Covid-19. Russia and Ukraine, which each have vaccination rates below 50 percent, also introduced widespread restrictions. The government has suggested that those tests could be required to enter events and certain venues, even for the vaccinated. Some German states are introducing stricter mask mandates and requiring vaccination instead of negative tests for entry into venues.
Persons: Boris Johnson, , ” Mr, Johnson Locations: Britain, lockdowns, Eastern Europe, Romania, Covid, Bulgaria, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Western Europe, Germany, Germany’s
The Florida legislature kicks off a special session to pass bills curtailing federal Covid mandates. Business leaders, however, have expressed fears that any new Florida laws might force them to face conflicting state and federal mandates. Austria Coronavirus Cases All time Last 90 days 5,000 10,000 cases Mar. The continent accounted for 59 percent of the world’s newly reported coronavirus cases last week, and for nearly half the world’s Covid-related deaths, the organization said. Japan Coronavirus Cases All time Last 90 days 10,000 20,000 cases Feb. 2020 Mar.
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As Europe finds itself at the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic once again, experts say it should serve as a “warning” to the U.S. and other countries about the virus’ “unremitting” nature. 'Truly disastrous'However, the same cannot be said for countries in Eastern Europe, where he said the situation was "truly disastrous." Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesCalling this "worrying," Wenseleers said he believed low vaccine uptake and high vaccine hesitancy were largely to blame. The vaccine tracker also showed that other Eastern European countries have low vaccination rates compared to their Western neighbors. Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, said the high death rates should be “a warning” for other nations with low vaccination rates.
Persons: Hans Kluge, Tom Wenseleers, Wenseleers, Sean Gallup, It’s, Hristo Rusev, Danny Altmann, Gints Ivuskans, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg, Eric Feigl, Ding, Daniel Mihailescu Organizations: Health, World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University, The, NBC, KU Leuven, NBC News, Getty, European Union, Reuters, Imperial College London, Federation of American, National Library, Getty Images Locations: Europe, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Eastern Europe, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Hopkins, Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Covid, Sofia, Riga, AFP, Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Bucharest, U.S
The goal was to prevent migrants from making their way to the border of Poland, an E.U. Poland says it has moved some 17,000 soldiers, border guards and police officers to the border to keep migrants from crossing. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe European Union is preparing new sanctions against Belarus. On Friday some of those routes were closing after the European Union put pressure on some of the airlines involved. Where Migrants Gathered at the Belarus-Poland Border N BELARUS Migrants Border POLAND Border crossing Kuznica BELARUS POLAND Kuznica BELARUS N Migrants Border POLAND Border crossing Kuznica BELARUS POLAND Kuznica BELARUS Migrants Border POLAND Border crossing N Kuznica BELA.
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Images of migrants huddled near razor wire on the Belarus-Poland border on Wednesday shed light on the escalating humanitarian and political crisis in Eastern Europe. According to Polish officials, some in the crowd have tried to force their way across the border as the standoff has intensified this week. NBC News could not independently verify the video, and has reached out to the Belarusian defense ministry for comment. A photo shared by Reuters shows Youssef Atallah, a migrant from Syria, displaying apparent facial injuries after he said he was beaten by Belarusian border guards. The Polish defense ministry told NBC News in an email these were a "provocation" and part of a "disinformation campaign" to discredit Polish forces.
Persons: Leonid Scheglov, Alexander Lukashenko’s, Autocrat Lukashenko, Youssef Atallah, Marko Djurica, Heiko Maas, Lukashenko, , ” Maas, , Leonid Shcheglov, Michelle Bachelet Organizations: European Union, Getty, Union, Associated Press, Kremlin, NBC, Reuters, Belarusian State Border Committee, NBC News, UNHCR Locations: Belarus, Poland, Eastern Europe, Grodno, AFP, East, Afghanistan, Africa, Russia, Belarusian, Syria, Bialystok, Minsk
Covid-19 cases are once again surging in Europe, and data shows that the countries recording the biggest rebounds are lagging in vaccinations. More than half of European countries with the biggest outbreaks rank in the bottom half when it comes to vaccination rates on the continent. The outbreaks in Europe are currently among the most severe in the world; six of the 10 countries with the biggest case increases are on the continent. Covid-related deaths across Europe have also spiked, with Hungary, the Czech Republic and Latvia accounting for the biggest increases in fatalities over the past two weeks. Several Eastern European countries are facing slow vaccine rollouts.
Persons: Johns, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Organizations: Johns Hopkins, Resource Center, Eastern, World Health Organization, WHO Locations: Europe, Eastern Europe, Czech Republic, San Marino, Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Portugal, Spain, Iceland, France, Ireland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus, Duchess of Sussex
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