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German prosecutor: Shooting victims included foreigners and Germans

The victims of a shooting in Hanau that left nine people dead included German citizens and foreigners aged between 21 and 44, Germany’s federal prosecutor said on Thursday.

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After fiery Democratic debate, Bloomberg seeks rebound as rivals hit campaign trail

The Democratic presidential contenders began a frantic dash for votes on Thursday after a fiery debate left big-spending billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s candidacy badly bruised and several of his rivals jockeying to be the moderate alternative to liberal U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

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U.S. weekly jobless claims rise slightly; mid-Atlantic factory activity accelerates

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose modestly last week, suggesting sustained labor market strength that could help to support the economy amid risks from the coronavirus and weak business investment.

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Suspected German gunman posted ‘deeply racist’ manifesto: prosecutor

A German man suspected of killing nine people overnight in a shooting rampage before turning the gun on his mother and himself had posted a manifesto online with conspiracy theories and deeply racist views, the public prosecutor general said.

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Vietnam eases border trade restrictions with China to help virus-hit businesses

Vietnam has eased restrictions on cross-border trade with China to prop up economic activities hit by the new coronavirus, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Thursday.

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Trump adviser Stone arrives at court as Washington braces for sentence

President Donald Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone on Thursday arrived at the federal courthouse where he is set to be sentenced after being convicted on charges including lying to a congressional panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a case that has roiled the Justice Department and drawn Trump’s ire.

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Two passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan die, authorities defend quarantine

Two elderly passengers became the first people from aboard a cruise ship moored near Tokyo to die of the coronavirus, the Japanese government said on Thursday, as hundreds more passengers disembarked after two weeks’ quarantine.

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Super-spreaders: What are they and what do they do?

South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described an outbreak of coronavirus infections linked to a church in the city of Daegu as a “super-spreading event”. But experts, including the WHO, say the term is poorly defined.

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Dollar tramples yen and everything in its path

The dollar trampled everything in its path on Thursday after a steep and sudden slide in the Japanese yen called into question its safe-haven status and others from the euro and pound to the Australian dollar were all sent cartwheeling.

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Factbox: German far-right attacks in recent years

A gunman with suspected far-right links shot dead nine people, some of them migrants from Turkey, in an overnight rampage through a German city before killing himself.

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Six workers found trapped in illegal underground tobacco factory in Spain

Six workers trapped in squalid, airless conditions were rescued from an elaborate cannabis farm and counterfeit tobacco factory hidden beneath a mountain village in Spain after police arrested the suspected masterminds of the operation.

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German gunman kills nine in attack on migrant bars

A suspected right-wing extremist shot dead nine people, some of them migrants from Turkey, in an overnight rampage through a German city before killing himself, officials said.

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Exclusive: Westinghouse set to sign pact with Indian firm for nuclear reactors during Trump visit

U.S. energy firm Westinghouse is expected to sign a new agreement with state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India for the supply of six nuclear reactors during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit next week, officials said, aiming to kickstart a long-running project.

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Morgan Stanley to buy E*Trade Financial in $13 billion deal

Morgan Stanley said on Thursday it would buy discount brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $13 billion, the biggest deal by a Wall Street bank since the financial crisis.

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South Korea city deserted after coronavirus church ‘super-spreader’

The streets of South Korea’s fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the coronavirus in what the authorities described as a “super-spreading event” at a church.

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Japanese data on cruise ship coronavirus infections backs quarantine strategy

Newly released data from a Japanese research institute appears to back the government’s case that its quarantine strategy for the Diamond Princess cruise ship was successful in stemming contagion of the coronavirus among passengers.

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Merkel: Many signs shooter in Germany acted on right-wing, racist motives

Chancellor Angela Merkel said there were multiple clues that a suspected gunman in the German city of Hanau had acted out of racism and right-wing extremism, adding that authorities would do everything possible to clarify the background to the attack.

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More coronavirus cases in Iran’s Qom; religious gatherings under threat

Iranian health officials urged all religious gatherings to be suspended in Qom, news agency ISNA said on Thursday, after two more people tested positive for the coronavirus in the holy city, where two died of it this week.

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Leader of Merkel’s party says xenophobia is poisoning our society

The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Thursday that xenophobia was a growing problem in Germany after a suspected right-wing extremist shot nine people dead in two shisha bars.

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Thomson Reuters close to naming ex-Nielsen president Hasker as CEO: sources

Thomson Reuters Corp is close to naming former Nielsen Holdings Plc president Steve Hasker as its next chief executive, succeeding Jim Smith, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Factbox: Stone is one of dozens ensnared in Trump-Russia probe

Roger Stone, a long-time associate of President Donald Trump, was due to be sentenced on Thursday in a criminal case that sprang from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that documented Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Trump adviser Stone to be sentenced in case that has roiled Washington

President Donald Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone is set to be sentenced on Thursday after being convicted on charges including lying to a congressional panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election in a case that has roiled the Justice Department and drawn Trump’s ire.

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German gunman kills nine in shisha bar rampage; extremist motive suspected

A suspected right-wing extremist shot dead nine people, some of them migrants from Turkey, in an overnight rampage through a German city before killing himself, officials said.

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‘Feels like prison’: Palestinian family cut off from West Bank village by Israeli barrier

Omar Hajajla may have a private gateway to his home in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, but it is hardly a sign of luxury: it runs beneath an Israeli barrier that cuts him and his family off from the rest of their nearby Palestinian village.

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Ahead of Trump’s visit, Indian city cleans the swamp

U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and elites in Washington D.C. Now, one Indian city is racing to clean up a stagnant river as he prepares to visit.