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Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug …

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Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return plant to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears …

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Robinhood must face US market manipulation claims over ‘same stock’ rally, judge rules

The logo of Robinhood Markets, Inc. is seen at a pop-up event on Wall Street after the company’s IPO in New York City, US, July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Stock trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc (HOOD.O) must face market manipulation claims over …

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US SEC investigating hedge fund Melvin Capital Management – WSJ

The seal of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, DC, US, May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – The US securities regulator is looking into Melvin Capital Management’s risk controls and investor disclosures after the …

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Ukraine’s creditors agree 2-year freeze on $20 bln overseas debt

Ukraine says move will save $6 bln over two years Creditors back similar move for two state firms Comprehensive debt restructuring seen following freeze LONDON/NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s overseas creditors backed its request for a two-year freeze on payments on almost $20 billion in international bonds, a regulatory filing showed on Wednesday, …

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South Korea, China clash over US missile shield, complicating conciliation

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Picture taken on June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a US missile defense shield, threatening to undermine …

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Japan premier shakes up cabinet as anger grows over party ties to Unification Church

Vote support slumps over party’s ties to controversial church Shake-up comes earlier than analysts had expected Church defends its right to participate in politics Prime minister to hold news conference later on Weds TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, dropping some ministers with links to the …

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Afghan Muslim arrested for killings that shook New Mexico’s Islamic community

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan has been arrested as the prime suspect in the serial killings of four Muslim men that rattled the Islamic community of New Mexico’s largest city, police said on Tuesday. After days bolstering security around Albuquerque-area mosques, seeking to allay fears of a shooter driven …

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Tesla discloses lobbying effort to set up factory in Canada

Aug 9 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is lobbying the Ontario government as part of an effort to set up an “advanced manufacturing facility” in Canada, filing by the electric-vehicle maker to the province’s Office of Integrity Commissioner showed. The company’s Canadian unit is working with the government to “identify opportunities for industrial facility permitting …

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Trump solicits donations after FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Former US President Donald Trump on Tuesday tried to turn the news that the FBI had searched his Florida estate to his benefit, citing the investigation in text messages and emails soliciting political donations from his supporters. The unprecedented search marked a significant escalation of the federal investigation into whether …

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