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WARSAW - Almost 6,000 Polish soldiers are now guarding the country's border with Belarus in stepped up security measures in the face of a surge in migration, the defence minister said on Tuesday. The deployment of fresh troops marks a significant expansion of the military presence...
- South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber has named the following 32-man squad for the Autumn International tests against Wales, Scotland and England next month. Forwards: Thomas du Toit, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Ox Nche, Trevor Nyakane, Joseph Dweba, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonam...
By Nick Carey - Truck fleet operator Ryder System Inc and Gatik said on Tuesday they will build a national U.S. autonomous short-haul, "middle-mile" logistics network for Gatik, a Silicon Valley self-driving startup, to deliver goods to business customers. Ryder's co...
BEIJING - HT Aero, a flying car startup backed by Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Inc, said on Tuesday it has raised over $500 million in its latest funding round. The startup, founded in 2013 and previously called Xpeng Heitech, raised the new money from IDG Capital, 5Y Capi...
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON -Oil prices rose on Tuesday as a supply crunch in natural gas, electricity and coal continued across the globe while falling temperatures in China revived concerns over whether the world's biggest energy consumer can meet domestic demand for heating. ...
By Jan Strupczewski and John Chalmers BRUSSELS - The European Commission's chief executive warned Poland on Tuesday that its challenge to the supremacy of European Union law called into question the very foundations of the 27-nation bloc and could not go unpunished. ...
LONDON - Lightsource BP said on Tuesday it was entering the Polish market with a deal to develop solar energy projects that will provide enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of 362,870 homes in Poland. Lightsource, Europe's biggest solar power developer, said it had si...
LONDON - China's special climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, said on Tuesday that the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow was deeply significant and that the People's Republic was working for the success of the conference. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Alista...
BEIJING -China reported nine new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases on Oct. 18, the highest daily tally since the end of September, with the latest outbreak prompting two northern border areas to enforce a lockdown. Under a national policy of zero tolerance of domestic coronavir...
By Saikat Chatterjee LONDON - World stocks climbed to a one-month high on Tuesday as a rally in technology shares and prospects of solid corporate earnings helped counter concerns about elevated inflationary pressures. Oil prices took a breather from their eye-catchi...
LONDON - Bill Gates is working with the British government to invest and bring down the cost of new greener technologies to help countries hit net-zero emissions targets by 2050. "We have lots of small companies that are inventing better technology for doing these things," Gates ...
DUBAI - Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has appointed Ali Bin Ahmad Al-Kuwari as finance minister in a government reshuffle, according to a statement issued by the emiri court on Tuesday, following the previous minister's arrest in May. Al-Kuwari had been serving as commerce...
-Cleaning products maker McBride warned on Tuesday that it expects to make a loss in the six months to December and said it was raising prices again as it deals with global supply chain snarl ups and a shortage of lorry drivers in the UK. The company, which makes and distributes bran...
- Myanmar's military-appointed authorities are doing their utmost to stabilise the kyat currency and support an economy in crisis since a coup in February, a cabinet minister told on Tuesday, blaming the woe partly on foreign backers of opponents. Inflation in the southeast Asia...
LONDON - Sterling hit a four-week high against the dollar on Tuesday as expectations mount that central bank policymakers will act as soon as November to hike interest rates in a bid to curb inflation. Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey on Sunday sent perhaps the clearest signa...
By Sujata Rao and Kevin Buckland LONDON -The dollar retreated on Tuesday to a three-week low, hit by a proliferation in rate-hike bets in other markets and by improved sentiment that lifted equities and risk-sensitive currencies such as the Australian dollar. A robust st...
- Global automaker Stellantis NV has agreed a partnership with Italian e-mobility startup TheF Charging to create a European public charging network accessible to all electric vehicles, the two companies said on Tuesday. Under the partnership, the companies will jointly develop qu...
By Shashank Nayar and Bansari Mayur Kamdar -London's FTSE 100 was subdued on Tuesday as gains in retail and mining stocks were offset by rate-hike risks, while homebuilder Bellway was the top boost to the mid-cap index after reporting a surge in annual profit. The blue-c...
By Josh Smith SEOUL - South Korea opened its largest defence expo ever on Tuesday, showing off its next-generation fighter jet, drones, and other technology in an effort to boost exports as economies around the world rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening ceremo...
MAIDUGURI - Nigerian troops killed 24 suspected Islamist insurgents in two attacks in the northeast and recovered some weapons, the army said on Tuesday. Boko Haram and its offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been fighting the Nigerian armed forces for more th...