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Esports: Soccer gaming tournament to be televised by beIN Sports
(Reuters) - A month-long online soccer gaming tournament organised by French champions Paris St Germain will be televised around the world to entertain fans stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, broadcaster beIN Media Group said.
Oil prices jump on hopes for OPEC, Russia meeting on output cuts
SEOUL (Reuters) - Oil bounced back on Wednesday, with U.S. crude jumping over $1, lifted by hopes that a meeting between OPEC members and allied producers on Thursday will trigger output cuts to shore up prices that have crumbled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Esports-Soccer gaming tournament to be televised by beIN Sports
April 8 (Reuters) - A month-long online soccer gaming tournament organized by French champions Paris St Germain will be televised around the world to entertain fans stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, broadcaster beIN Media Group said.
RPT-UPDATE 3-Chinese refiners try out cheap, exotic oil from Europe -sources
SINGAPORE/MOSCOW/LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) - Bargain-hunting Chinese buyers have snapped up very cheap and sometimes obscure crude oil grades, mostly from Europe, where the impact of lockdowns to halt the new coronavirus has devastated demand.
Asian shares step back, oil rebounds in volatile trade
SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asian stocks stepped back on Wednesday after two sessions of sharp gains as investors turned wary on getting too optimistic about the coronavirus while death tolls were still mounting across the globe.
U.S. oil state senators to talk crude markets with Saudi officials Saturday: source
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. senators who have introduced a bill that would remove U.S. defense systems and troops in Saudi Arabia unless it cuts oil output will hold a call with the kingdom's officials on Saturday, a source familiar with the planning said on Tuesday.
In Queen's calm voice, a memory of war: Harold Evans
(Sir Harold Evans is Reuters Editor at Large. A former editor of The Times and the Sunday Times of London, Evans was knighted for services to journalism in 2004. Opinions expressed here are his own.)
UK job vacancies shrink for first time since 2009 as coronavirus hits employers
LONDON (Reuters) - British employers' demand for staff plummeted in March with job vacancies contracting for the first time in nearly 11 years as the coronavirus pandemic brought hiring activity to a halt, a survey of recruiters showed on Wednesday.
RPT-SPECIAL REPORT-Johnson listened to his scientists about coronavirus - but they were slow to sound the alarm
LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) - It was early spring when British scientists laid out the bald truth to their government. It was "highly likely," they said, that there was now "sustained transmission" of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom.
UPDATE 9-Ex-Vatican treasurer Cardinal Pell acquitted of sex offenses, leaves jail
MELBOURNE, April 7 (Reuters) - Australia's highest court acquitted former Vatican treasurer George Pell on Tuesday of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, freeing the 78-year-old cardinal after 404 days in jail.
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