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Kuwait retail co-ops remove French products over Prophet cartoon

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait’s retail co-ops have pulled French products in boycott over the use of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a French school class on freedom of expression whose teacher was then beheaded by an Islamist. Slideshow ( 2 images ). The non-governmental Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies, which groups more than 70 establishments, issued the boycott directive in an Oct. 23 circular. Several co-ops visited by Reuters on ... Full story

Germany's infectious disease institute targeted in arson attempt, police say

Slideshow ( 5 images ). FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Several assailants attacked Germany’s Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases with incendiary devices overnight, causing mild damage to the building, police said on Sunday. Security guards at the institute, which advises the government on public health measures to stem the coronavirus pandemic, witnessed the attackers throw bottle-based incendiary devices at the building. One window was broken ... Full story

School meals: Leeds United matches players' £25K to Rashford campaign

School meals: Leeds United matches players' £25K to Rashford campaign - BBC News - - - - - sign-incaret-downsearchnolistlistdurationdurationplaydurationdurationplayplayplayplayplaymobile-smartmicrophonenewsletteremail Full story

Malaysia's king rejects PM Muhyiddin's request to impose emergency rule

FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah speaks during Kuala Lumpur Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng. KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s king Al Sultan-Abdullah on Sunday rejected a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for a state of emergency to be imposed because of the coronavirus crisis. The king believes the government has handled the pandemic well and is capable of ... Full story

Covid-19: Lloyds staff to work from home until spring

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Canada's Cenovus Energy to buy Husky Energy for $18 billion

FILE PHOTO: Pipelines carrying steam to wellheads and heavy oil back to the processing plant line the roads and boreal forest at the Cenovus Energy Christina Lake Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) project 120 km (74 miles) south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol. (Reuters) - Canadian oil and gas producer Cenovus Energy Inc will buy peer Husky Energy Inc in an all-stock transaction valued at C$23.6 billion ... Full story

Barrett Supreme Court confirmation to edge closer with Sunday vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday plans to move closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday, just over a week before Election Day. FILE PHOTO: Judge Amy Coney Barrett tests her microphone after it failed several times during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., ... Full story

Lebanese Christian cleric to Hariri: avoid 'secret deals' in forming cabinet

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s top Christian cleric urged Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Sunday to avoid back-door deals and to quickly form a new government that will start lifting the country out of financial crisis. FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai speaks after meeting with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon July 15, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS. ... Full story

Factbox: Ten moments that defined the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign

(Reuters) - With Donald Trump running for re-election, the 2020 U.S. presidential election was always expected to be a dramatic and eventful ride. But nobody predicted a global pandemic that would upend every facet of the campaign. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve ... Full story