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  • S.Korea July exports jump for ninth straight month, though pace slows

    South Korea's exports jumped in July as overseas demand for chips and biohealth products extended export growth to a ninth straight month, supporting an economic recovery facing headwinds from the worst COVID-19 outbreak yet. Exports rose 29.6% in July from a year earlier, slowing from 39.8% in June on a fading base effect from last year's slump.

  • Hungary nurses demand better pay to stem exodus

    • BY Reuters|
    • 07:22 PM ET 07/31/2021

    More than 1,000 nurses gathered in Budapest on Saturday to demand better pay, after a survey showed many of them are considering leaving Hungary for higher salaries elsewhere, straining a healthcare system already short of workers. Like many east European countries, Hungary is grappling with a shortage of doctors and medical workers as local salaries pale in comparison to western European levels.

  • U.S. COVID-19 residential eviction ban set to expire at midnight

    A pandemic-related U.S. government ban on residential evictions was set to expire at midnight Saturday, putting millions of American renters at risk of being forced from their homes. On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned without reviewing the tenant protections after a Republican congressman blocked a bid to extend it by unanimous consent until Oct. 18.

  • In Turkey wildfire, birth of 'Miracle' goat defies deadly flames

    • BY Reuters|
    • 04:04 PM ET 07/31/2021

    When a wildfire spread to his village, Turkish farmer Sercan Bayat shouted at his cows to run from the flames and prayed for his own death rather than witness his animals perish. Seeing his animals threatened by the inferno -- a moment he captured on video - was the most difficult moment in 30-year-old Bayat's life.

  • U.S. lawmaker spends night outside Capitol to protest return of evictions

    U.S. Representative Cori Bush, who was evicted three times and lived in her car with her two children before her career in politics, spent a sleepless night on the U.S. Capitol steps to protest the end on Saturday of a pandemic freeze on evictions. Bush, a progressive Democrat who won her Missouri seat last year, managed about an hour of sleep sitting upright on a camp chair.

  • Turkish wildfire leaves charred home and ashes, as blazes spread

    • BY Reuters|
    • 12:27 PM ET 07/31/2021

    Days after a raging wildfire in southern Turkey drove his family from the home they lived in for four decades, Mehmet Demir returned on Saturday to discover a burnt-out building, charred belongings and ashes.

  • Tunisian president calls on banks to reduce interest rates

    Tunisia's president on Saturday called on banks to reduce interest rates, saying the measure was needed because social and economic conditions in the country were very bad. President Kais Saied on Sunday invoked emergency powers to seize control of government, remove the prime minister and freeze parliament in a move his foes have called a coup.

  • France's Macron calls for talks to end conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray

    • BY Reuters|
    • 09:31 AM ET 07/31/2021

    French President Emmanuel Macron called for the opening of talks to end hostilities in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray, the Elysee Palace said in a statement on Saturday. The statement came after calls Macron held earlier in the day with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Sudanese counterpart Abdalla Hamdok.

  • Firemen fighting wildfires in Sicilian town of Catania

    • BY Reuters|
    • 08:42 AM ET 07/31/2021

    Firemen in Italy said on Saturday they were battling for a second straight day wildfires in Sicily that reached the town of Catania, forcing people to leave their homes and the local airport to temporarily shut down. The firemen said on Twitter they had been conducting 250 operations in Sicily in the past 24 hours, of which 50 were in Catania alone.

  • Turkish wildfire leaves charred home and ashes, as blazes continue

    • BY Reuters|
    • 07:52 AM ET 07/31/2021

    Days after a raging wildfire in southern Turkey drove his family from the home they lived in for four decades, Mehmet Demir returned on Saturday to discover a burnt-out building, charred belongings and ashes.

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