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Cruz’s Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill fails in U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to pass a bill to slap sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline …

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U.S.-Canada supply chain still may face disruptions due to vaccine mandates

OTTAWA/WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccine requirements for foreign truckers at the U.S.-Canada border still could cause supply-chain disruptions if both countries do not decide to allow exemptions, the head of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) said on Thursday. Late on Wednesday, Canada dropped a vaccine mandate for Canadian truckers returning home from the …

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US Coronavirus: Some states have fewer than 10% of ICU beds left as health care staffing shortages complicate care

The other states are: Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont, according to HHS. “This is part of the winter surge, part of the long haul, which is why we put so many of the mitigation strategies and measures in place early on …

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Asia shares stumble on weak China data, U.S. dollar heavy

A man looks at stock market monitors in Taipei January 22, 2008. REUTERS/Nicky Loh/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI Asia ex-Japan dips after Wednesday’s jump Strong U.S. inflation data not expected to change rates outlook China lending data spurs policy easing expectation Dollar trades heavy below key support SHANGHAI, …

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Prince Andrew must face sex abuse accuser’s lawsuit – U.S. judge

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Andrew failed to persuade a U.S. judge to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit accusing the Duke of York of sexually abusing her when she was a teenager. In a decision made public on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said Giuffre, 38, could pursue claims that Andrew battered …

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Judge rejects Prince Andrew bid to dismiss sexual abuse suit from Virginia Giuffre

A judge in the United States on Wednesday rejected Prince Andrew’s bid to dismiss a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who alleged that he sexually abused her when she was 17 years old. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan for the Southern District of New York ruled that it was premature to consider the prince’s …

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U.S. economy can withstand Fed tightening, Omicron surge, Powell says

Jan 11 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, in a congressional hearing that pointed to his likely confirmation for a second term as head of the U.S. central bank, said on Tuesday the economy should weather the current COVID-19 surge with only “short-lived” impacts and was ready for the start of tighter monetary policy. …

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U.S. Medicare plans to cover Biogen Alzheimer’s drug only for trial patients

A sign marks a Biogen facility in Boston, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. government Medicare program on Tuesday said it plans to cover Alzheimer’s treatments including Biogen Inc’s (BIIB.O) Aduhelm but will require patients to be enrolled in a …

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U.S. reports record 1.3M Covid cases in a day as hospitalizations soar

The United States reported 1.34 million Covid cases on Monday, according to an NBC News tally, with the daily case rate shattering global records as hospitalizations soared across the country. At least 1,343,167 new Covid infections were identified on Monday, according to an NBC News’ tally, sweeping past the previous record of 1,044,970 cases that …

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