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New Zealand introduces climate change law for financial firms in world first
SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their business, minister for climate change James Shaw said on Tuesday.
FACTBOX-Key moments from 11th day of witness testimony at Chauvin trial
April 12 (Reuters) - George Floyd's younger brother, Philonise Floyd, took the stand on Monday in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, telling the jury about his brother's love of basketball and adoration of their mother.
Turkey's Halkbank urges end of U.S. prosecution alleging Iran sanctions violations
NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - A lawyer for Halkbank told a U.S. appeals court on Monday that the state-owned Turkish lender was immune from U.S. prosecution and that an indictment accusing it of helping Iran evade American sanctions should be thrown out.
Foreign interference in Canada hitting Cold War levels thanks to COVID-19, says spy agency
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Foreign spying and interference in Canada last year hit levels not seen since the Cold War, in part because of vulnerabilities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the main Canadian spy agency said on Monday,
UPDATE 5-As Biden works to fix chips shortage, Intel promises help for hurting automakers
WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden met with executives from major companies on Monday to discuss the global chip shortage that has severely hurt U.S. automakers and spurred Intel Corp to announce it plans to make chips for car plants at its factories in the next six to nine months.
UPDATE 2-Canada scraps export permits for drone technology to Turkey, complains to Ankara
OTTAWA, April 12 (Reuters) - Canada on Monday scrapped export permits for drone technology to Turkey after concluding that the equipment had been used by Azeri forces fighting Armenia in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said.
Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
(Reuters) - India approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, while England started to reopen its economy after three months of lockdown and Johnson & Johnson began delivering its single-dose vaccine to EU countries.
FACTBOX-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
April 12 (Reuters) - India approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, while England started to reopen its economy after three months of lockdown and Johnson & Johnson began delivering its single-dose vaccine to EU countries.
UPDATE 2-U.S. denies involvement in Iran nuclear site incident
WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) - The White House on Monday denied having played any role in a power outage at an Iranian nuclear site and declined to comment on whether Israeli sabotage was to blame or whether the incident might impair efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
UPDATE 2-Russia restricts flights to Turkey as political tensions rise
MOSCOW, April 12 (Reuters) - Russia will restrict flights to and from Turkey from April 15 to June 1 due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Turkey, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Monday, amid growing political tensions between the two countries.
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