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  • Alibaba's Cainiao says it is in talks with Chinese vaccine makers over logistics

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group's Cainiao is in talks with Chinese vaccine makers over COVID-19 vaccine logistics, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, as the company launched a partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to transport medicine to the Middle East and Africa.

  • Eyes on female VP candidate as Ghana heads to the polls

    ACCRA (Reuters) - With two old rivals facing off in Ghana's presidential election on Dec. 7 amid familiar economic woes, many voters are paying more attention to a new element in the political mix - the first ever female vice-presidential candidate for a major party.

  • FACTBOX-The main contenders in Ghana's presidential election

    ACCRA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Ghana holds a presidential election on Dec. 7 in what is expected to be a two-horse race between the incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo, and the leader of the main opposition party, former president John Mahama.

  • Eyes on female VP candidate as Ghana heads to the polls

    ACCRA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - With two old rivals facing off in Ghana's presidential election on Dec. 7 amid familiar economic woes, many voters are paying more attention to a new element in the political mix - the first ever female vice-presidential candidate for a major party.

  • Factbox: Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

    (Reuters) - China ordered inspections of imported cold chain products to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while Australia said its international borders would stay shut for now and health officials warned Americans could face a "rough" winter. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread of COVID-19, open https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/ in an external browser. * Eikon users, see COVID-19: MacroVitals https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1592404098 for a case tracker and summary of news.

  • FACTBOX-Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

    Dec 3 (Reuters) - China ordered inspections of imported cold chain products to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while Australia said its international borders would stay shut for now and health officials warned Americans could face a "rough" winter.

  • Boeing's updated 737 MAX completes first flight with media onboard

    DALLAS (Reuters) - Boeing Co's 737 MAX staged its first post-grounding flight with media on board on Wednesday, as carriers seek to demonstrate to passengers that the redesigned jet is safe after a 20-month safety ban.

  • U.S. says U.N. COVID-19 meeting is stage for Chinese 'propaganda'

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday claimed a United Nations meeting of world leaders on the COVID-19 pandemic was being designed to allow Beijing to spread "propaganda," stoking months of bickering at the world body between the superpowers.

  • Pioneer Natural sets targets to reduce greenhouse gas, methane emissions

    Dec 2 (Reuters) - Pioneer Natural Resources Co set targets to reduce its GHG (greenhouse gas) and methane emissions on Wednesday, becoming the latest oil and gas company to set long-term climate goals.

  • Namibia to auction 170 elephants over drought, increased population

    WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has put 170 "high value" wild elephants up for sale due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, the southern African country's environmental ministry said on Wednesday.

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