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Pakistan protests: Huge rally against Imran Khan draws comparisons to Thailand

Tens of thousands have joined protests against Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan, amid concern at worsening economic conditions in the country. The rally in Karachi on Sunday was the second major demonstration in three days, and included demands for former cricket star Mr Khan to step down. Demonstrations were led by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), a new political alliance formed by nine major opposition parties last month. They ... Full story

U.S. reports about 300,000 more deaths than usual during pandemic: CDC

FILE PHOTO: Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) leave with a patient at Hialeah Hospital where the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are treated, in Hialeah, Florida, U.S., July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello. (Reuters) - Nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic than historical trends would suggest, with about two-thirds of the deaths due to COVID-19 illnesses, according to a report ... Full story

France again sees more than 20,000 coronavirus infections in a day

FILE PHOTO: French Sciences Po University students Solene, 19, and Nicolas, 19, wearing protective face masks, leave a coffee shop after an interview in Paris, France, October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes. PARIS (Reuters) - France again reported more than 20,000 new confirmed coronavirus infections in a day, a total of 20,468, after the daily tally dipped to 13,243 on Monday. Last week, France saw five days with more than 20,000 new cases ... Full story

Exclusive: Bolivia's President-elect Arce says 'no role' for Morales in new government

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia’s president-elect Luis Arce told Reuters on Tuesday that there was “no role” in his government for socialist party leader Evo Morales, who governed for almost 14 years before resigning under pressure last year and fleeing the country. Luis Arce, the presidential candidate of the Movement to Socialism party (MAS), poses for a photo during an interview with Reuters in La Paz, Bolivia October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei ... Full story

U.S. low-income lending rules should promote affordable housing, Fed official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An overhaul of U.S. lending rules must boost incentives to promote affordable housing for low-and-moderate income families, a U.S. Federal Reserve governor said on Tuesday, touching on two issues which will take center stage if Democrats win on Nov. 3. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., March ... Full story

U.S. offers Brazil telecoms financing to buy 5G equipment from Huawei rivals

BRASILIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government stepped up an offensive on Tuesday to keep China’s Huawei Technologies out of Brazil’s 5G market, with Washington offering to finance purchases by Brazilian telecom companies of equipment from its competitors. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Donald Trump's 2020 Trade Policy Agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, ... Full story

Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S.

Slideshow ( 2 images ). WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a human rights group that he founded filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court on Tuesday with allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince ordered him killed. The civil lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also named more than 20 other Saudis as defendants. It coincides with complications in the ... Full story

Analysis: What monopoly case? DOJ lawsuit unlikely to knock Google from pole position

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and 11 states filed their long-awaited competition lawsuit against Google on Tuesday - the most momentous antitrust showdown since Washington took on Microsoft Corp MSFT.O more than two decades ago - but experts warn that anyone expecting a major shake-up of the tech industry is likely to be disappointed. A Google sign is pictured on a Google building in the Manhattan borough of New York ... Full story

Fed's Evans says recovery could stall without more fiscal stimulus

FILE PHOTO: Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans looks on during the Global Interdependence Center Members Delegation Event in Mexico City, Mexico, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo. (Reuters) - Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Tuesday he is “reasonably confident” the U.S. economic recovery will maintain momentum into next year, but without more fiscal stimulus the recovery could ... Full story

Exclusive: Process to elect ICC war crimes prosecutor stalls amid U.S. sanctions

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Washington’s decision to impose financial sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is overshadowing the search for her successor, with countries deadlocked over a post that has new visibility as the target of American anger. FILE PHOTO: Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits for alleged jihadist leader Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud to enter the court room for his initial ... Full story

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