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UPDATE 1-European shares slip but set for sixth straight month of gains
July 30 (Reuters) - European stocks fell from record highs on Friday as concerns about the fast-spreading Delta variant and regulatory actions in China outweighed optimism around quarterly earnings season and an economic recovery.
Olympics-Golf-Schauffele roars to halfway lead before play abandoned
KAWAGOE, Japan, July 30 (Reuters) - Xander Schauffele shot a sparkling eight-under 63 at the Olympic golf on Friday as he put the United States in the gold medal position before the second round was abandoned for the day due to a late threat of lightning.
Allianz gets approval for first wholly foreign owned insurance asset management firm in China
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Allianz said on Friday that its local Chinese asset management unit had received regulatory approval and would be the first wholly foreign-owned insurance asset management company in the country.
Australian coal miner TerraCom reports fatality at S.Africa mine
(Reuters) - Australian coal miner TerraCom said on Friday a contractor had died at its South African mine on May 6, leading to an 11-day halt in operations at the time.
INTERVIEW-Olympics-India - the new frontier for Olympics-broadcast chief
TOKYO (Reuters) - India is emerging as a rapidly growing consumer of the Tokyo Olympic Games, with the biggest digital engagement of any country and potential for further growth, Olympic broadcasting chief Yiannis Exarchos said on Friday.
European shares slide from peak as Asian worries sour mood
(Reuters) - European stocks fell from record highs on Friday as concerns about the fast-spreading Delta variant and regulatory actions in China outweighed optimism around quarterly earnings season and an economic recovery.
Libyan joint military committee declares key road open
BENGHAZI, July 30 (Reuters) - A U.N.-backed joint military committee set up by Libya's warring sides said on Friday it had allowed the reopening of the main coast road across the frontline between Misrata and Sirte, a step that has been repeatedly promised over past months.
Airlift begins for Afghans who worked for U.S. during long military campaign
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 200 Afghans were set to begin new lives in the United States on Friday as an airlift got under way for translators and others who risk Taliban retaliation because they worked for the U.S. government during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said.
Vietnam taps private hospitals as Delta-driven COVID-19 infections rise
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's health ministry issued an urgent appeal on Friday for private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients as the Southeast Asian country battles a surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.
China watchdog says to continue with efforts to expand access for foreign investors
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's banking and insurance watchdog said it would seek to stabilise the expectations of foreign investors by continuing with efforts to implement policies designed to expand their market access.
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