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Oil rebounds, but still on track for biggest weekly declines since Aug

Oil prices on pace for around 10% weekly decline Brent set for biggest weekly decline since early Aug Market flips to contango, indicating weak demand Weak economic outlook in China, US, Europe weighs Dec 9 (Reuters) – Oil prices gained around a dollar on Friday, but global benchmarks were set for their biggest weekly decline …

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Study shows dinosaurs were ‘struck down in their prime’ by asteroid

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The age of dinosaurs ended in cataclysm one spring day 66 million years ago when an asteroid 7.5 miles (12 km) wide hit Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, triggering the extinction of those remarkable beasts and about three quarters of Earth’s species. But were the dinosaurs already on the way out, with …

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Britain reviews financial rules to bolster City’s global clout

Britain says high standards will be maintained UK flags reviews in financial-crisis era reforms London faces new competition from EU centres Consultation on digital pound planned LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Britain set out a raft of measures on Friday to bolster the City of London’s role as a global financial centre, under strain since …

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The UK just had a major market scare. Now it wants to relax financial rules

London CNN — Just two months after UK markets suffered their worst meltdown since the global financial crisis, the British government is promising a major relaxation of financial regulation in a bid to shore up the country’s banking and insurance industries against growing competition from cities such as Amsterdam and Paris. The UK Treasury unveiled …

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Airtel is the only bidder in Nigeria’s second 5G licensing round

ABUJA, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Airtel Africa (AAF.L) emerged as the sole bidder for a 5G high-speed spectrum license in Nigeria’s second round of licensing after another company failed to pay a deposit to continue with the auction, the regulator said on Wednesday. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) issued the country’s first 5G licenses to …

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Elon Musk briefly loses title as world’s richest person to LVMH’s Arnault – Forbes

Dec 7 (Reuters) – Twitter owner and Tesla (TSLA.O) boss Elon Musk briefly lost his title as the world’s richest person on Wednesday, according to Forbes, following a steep drop in the value of his stake in the electric-car maker and a $44 billion bet on the social media firm. Bernard Arnault, the chief executive …

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Extinctions, shrinking habitat spur ‘rewilding’ in cities

DETROIT (AP) — In a bustling metro area of ​​4.3 million people, Yale University wildlife biologist Nyeema Harris ventures into isolated thickets to study Detroit’s most elusive residents — coyotes, foxes, raccoons and skunks among them. Harris and colleagues have placed trail cameras in woodsy sections of 25 city parks for the past five years. …

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Apple Launches Self Service Repair Program in Europe

Apple announced today that it has launched its self-service repair program in Europe, extending the program beyond the United States for the first time. Customers in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK can now purchase genuine Apple parts, and consult repair manuals, through the Apple Self Service Repair Store. Apple says …

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Ronaldo drops, Ramos scores 3 for Portugal at World Cup

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — A chant of “RONALDO! RONALDO!” swept around the biggest stadium at the World Cup, followed by loud jeers when the fans realized their idol wasn’t coming onto the field. Cristiano Ronaldo was, in fact, sitting in the Portugal dugout, looking glum and still wearing a substitute’s bib. And the guy who …

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