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Tokyo 2020 head to discuss COVID-19 steps with IOC's Bach, others on Wednesday
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee President Seiko Hashimoto said she will hold a five-way teleconference with IOC President Thomas Bach and three others on Wednesday to discuss measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart's Flipkart expands grocery sales to more Indian cities
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Walmart-owned Flipkart will sell groceries online in more Indian cities, as it seeks to compete better with Amazon and Reliance in an e-commerce market that has grown rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
China aims to vaccinate 40% of population by end-July: senior adviser
BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to vaccinate 40% of its population against COVID-19 by the end of July, a senior health adviser told Reuters on Tuesday, requiring a significant increase in inoculations even as it ramps up exports of vaccines.
Taiwan opposition chief in no rush for China meeting
TAIPEI (Reuters) - The leader of Taiwan's main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) said on Tuesday he is in no rush to travel to China to meet President Xi Jinping, and that Beijing's proposals to get Taiwan to accept Communist rule had "no market" on the island.
Cricket-Gayle targets T20 World Cup defense with Windies on comeback
March 2 (Reuters) - Opening batsman Chris Gayle has set his sights on a third Twenty20 World Cup with West Indies as he prepares to return to international cricket after an absence of two years ahead of their T20 series against Sri Lanka starting on Wednesday.
Boeing to base U.S. Air Force prototype on Australian pilotless combat jet
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Boeing Co will use a pilotless, fighter-like jet developed in Australia as the basis for its U.S. Air Force Skyborg prototype, an executive at the plane maker said on Tuesday.
Asian shares fall amid China's asset-bubble warning
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia stocks dropped on Tuesday and European equity futures fell as a senior Chinese official expressed wariness about the risk of asset bubbles in foreign markets and a recent bond market sell-off still weighed on investor sentiment.
UPDATE 3-Boeing to base U.S. Air Force prototype on Australian pilotless combat jet
SYDNEY, March 2 (Reuters) - Boeing Co will use a pilotless, fighter-like jet developed in Australia as the basis for its U.S. Air Force Skyborg prototype, an executive at the plane maker said on Tuesday.
Spanish unions cry foul as Inditex shuts stores
MADRID (Reuters) - Inditex staff in Spain say they are being forced out as the owner of fast-fashion brand Zara rolls out its plan to shut up to 1,200 stores worldwide, despite a company agreement with Spanish unions to project jobs.
Australian music promoter Gudinski dies at 68
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prominent Australian music promoter Michael Gudinski, best known for helping globalise some of the country's biggest stars, including Kylie Minogue, died in his sleep on Tuesday, his music label said in a statement.
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