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Biden to greet Prince William and Kate during Boston trip Friday: W.House

Biden to greet Prince William and Kate during Boston trip Friday: W.House

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden will meet on Friday with Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate during a visit to Boston, the White House announced Wednesday. “The president intends to greet the prince and princess of Wales when he is in Boston. We are still finalizing and working out the details,” White House Press Secretary...

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CBOT corn may fall into $6.61-1/2 to $6.63-3/4 range

CBOT corn may fall into $6.61-1/2 to $6.63-3/4 range

SINGAPORE: CBOT March corn may fall into $6.61-1/2 to $6.63-3/4 range, following its failure to break a resistance at $6.72-3/4 per bushel. Altogether, corn has failed three times since Nov. 25. The failures confirm a completion of the wave c from $6.58-1/4. This wave has a very slim chance to extend to $6.81-3/4. A bearish...

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US rate hikes could slow ‘as soon as’ December: Fed chair

US rate hikes could slow ‘as soon as’ December: Fed chair

WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve could ease its pace of interest rate hikes “as soon as” December, chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday, as the US central bank’s campaign to cool prices trickles through the world’s largest economy. With American households grappling with soaring consumer costs, the Fed has waged an all-out battle to tame inflation that...

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YouTube says fixing issues after reported outages

YouTube says fixing issues after reported outages

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said it is working to fix an issue after the platform was down for thousands of users on Wednesday. “We’re aware that many of you using the YouTube app on iOS devices may be experiencing crashes,” tweeted YouTube, adding that updates will come soon. YouTube expands shopping features to combat digital ad...

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Former U.S. President Clinton tests positive for COVID

Former U.S. President Clinton tests positive for COVID

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said in a tweet on Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and experiencing mild symptoms. “I’m grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, which has kept my case mild,” he said. Few weeks ago, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky and U.S. Food and...

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Blinken says China repression of Covid protests ‘sign of weakness’

Blinken says China repression of Covid protests ‘sign of weakness’

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that China’s “repressive” crackdown on protests over Covid lockdowns showed “weakness” by the communist leadership. Blinken, in an interview with NBC News, said that people in all countries have a right to “make known their frustration” through peaceful protests. “In any country where we see that...

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U.S. CDC to expand wastewater testing for poliovirus in some communities

U.S. CDC to expand wastewater testing for poliovirus in some communities

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday it will expand wastewater testing for poliovirus in areas with low vaccination coverage or counties that are linked to a case in New York reported in July. Detection of poliovirus in sewage or wastewater indicates someone in the community is shedding the virus....

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EU warns Musk that Twitter must obey disinfo rules

EU warns Musk that Twitter must obey disinfo rules

BRUSSELS: Europe’s top official for enforcing digital regulation warned Twitter boss Elon Musk on Wednesday that he must do more to fight disinformation in order to comply with EU law. The EU commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton, held a video call with Musk and told him “there is still huge work ahead” to...