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UPDATE 1-U.N. says militants targeted aid worker hub in northern Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked a facility housing several aid groups in northeast Nigeria at the weekend in what the United Nations warned on Monday is an escalation in violence specifically targeting aid workers.
UPDATE 2-EU agrees to consider ways to support formal Libya truce
BRUSSELS, Jan 20 (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to look at ways to support a formal ceasefire in Libya if warring sides can move beyond a tentative truce, including a monitoring mission and reviving a naval operation to uphold a U.N. arms embargo.
AerCap CEO warns against panic discounts for Boeing 737 MAX jets
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Owners of Boeing's
grounded 737 MAX jet must keep cool heads and avoid offering panic discounts on sale or lease prices to avoid undermining its long-term value, the head of one of the world's largest aircraft lessors Aercap said on Monday.
Prince Harry seeks 'more peaceful life' as reluctantly ends royal role
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his sadness at being forced to give up his royal duties in a deal with Queen Elizabeth and senior Windsors, saying there was no other option if he and his wife Meghan were to seek an independent future.
Boeing customer Air Lease says 'damaged' MAX brand should be dropped
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The chairman of major aircraft leasing firm Air Lease
, which has 150 of Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet on order, on Monday called on the U.S. manufacturer to drop the "damaged" MAX brand to avoid it undermining the plane's value.
Oil rises as Libya declares force majeure in oilfields
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices rose to their highest in more than week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military blockade, risking reducing crude flows from the OPEC member to a trickle.
INTERVIEW-Libya will face 'catastrophe' if oil blockade continues -Tripoli premier
BERLIN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Libya will face a "catastrophic situation" unless foreign powers put pressure on eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to lift a blockade of oilfields that has cut output to almost zero, the country's internationally recognized premier said on Monday.
Central banks can't save the world from climate change, BIS says
BASEL/LONDON (Reuters) - Central banks can't be expected to save the world from climate change, a new book by the Bank for International Settlement said on Monday, urging instead global co-ordination ranging from government policy to financial regulation.
UPDATE 1-Central banks can't save the world from climate change, BIS says
BASEL/LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Central banks can't be expected to save the world from climate change, a new book by the Bank for International Settlement said on Monday, urging instead global co-ordination ranging from government policy to financial regulation.
Libya's NOC declares force majeure on Sharara, El Feel oilfields - document
LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Libya's National Oil Corp declared force majeure on crude loadings from the Sharara and El Feel oilfields, according to a document sent to traders that was seen by Reuters on Monday.
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