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UPDATE 5-Monte dei Paschi capital would be wiped out by slump, EU bank stress test shows
LONDON July 30 (Reuters) - All of Monte dei Paschi's capital would be wiped out by a long slump, a European Union stress test of banks showed on Friday, as the Italian lender headed for government-sponsored merger talks with domestic peer UniCredit.
Tunisian president says 'there will be no dictator'
TUNIS, July 30 (Reuters) - Tunisia's President Kais Saied said on Friday that "there will be no dictator" after having seized governing powers on Sunday in a move he said was justified by a national emergency but that his critics have called a coup. (Reporting by Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall, editing by Chris Reese)
Mali's interim government is mindful of fixed election timeline - PM
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's transitional government is conscious of its commitment to a fixed deadline for arranging elections to restore democracy after last year's coup, Prime Minister Choguel Maiga said on Friday.
First COVID-19 vaccines donated by Britain head to Guyana and Belize
LONDON (Reuters) - The first contingent of COVID-19 vaccines donated by Britain to help tackle the pandemic around the world left London's Heathrow airport on Friday bound for Guyana and Belize, the government said.
UPDATE 3-Tunisia investigates violence at protest against president
TUNIS, July 30 (Reuters) - Tunisia is investigating supporters of a political party that accused the president of a coup after they were involved in scuffles outside parliament while protesting against him, TAP news agency reported on Friday.
Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads - WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
UPDATE 2-Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads- WHO
GENEVA, July 30 (Reuters) - The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Botswana pays equivalent of $15 a dose for Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine
GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's health minister said on Friday that the government was paying the equivalent of $15 a dose for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech and almost $29 a dose for U.S. company Moderna's shot.
Olympics-Swimming-Schoenmaker win could motivate young S.African female swimmers
PRETORIA, July 30 (Reuters) - South African Tatjana Schoenmaker's record-breaking gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics could motivate more young female swimmers in the country not to give up on their career, a coach at Schoenmaker's university said.
UPDATE 1-Olympics-Volleyball-Poland hand Japan second loss, Brazil hold off U.S.
TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - World champions Poland fended off a spirited Japan in men's volleyball to beat the hosts in straight sets while Brazil survived an early scare to triumph over the United States on Friday.
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