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Canadian foreign minister to visit Ukraine, vows to deter Russian aggression
OTTAWA, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly will visit Kyiv next week to reaffirm support for Ukrainian sovereignty and reinforce efforts to deter “aggressive actions” by Russia, Ottawa said on Saturday.
China slams U.S. sanctions on Iran as cooperation agreement launched
SHANGHAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) – China reaffirmed its opposition to unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran as the Chinese and Iranian foreign ministers announced the launch of a 25-year cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening economic and political ties.
Tsunami observed in American Samoa after Tonga volcano erupts
Jan 15 (Reuters) – An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted on Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning for several South Pacific island nations, with footage on social media showing waves crashing into homes.
As Omicron fuels surge, U.S. students stage walkouts to protest in-person classes
BOSTON/CHICAGO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Hundreds of students in Boston and Chicago walked out of classes on Friday in protests demanding a switch to remote learning as a surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Omicron variant disrupted efforts at returning to in-person education around the United States.
Apple complies with Dutch watchdog ruling on payment options in Netherlands
AMSTERDAM, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Apple said on Saturday it would allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands to offer non-Apple payment options to their users, complying with an order from the country’s market regulator to do so by Jan. 15 or face fines.
Unilever offers 50 bln pounds for GSK unit -report
LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Consumer goods giant Unilever has made a bid for pharmaceutical group Glaxosmithkline’s consumer goods business worth roughly 50 billion pounds ($68.4 billion), Britain’s Sunday Times reported.
Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in U.S., Canada
LOS ANGELES, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the United States depending on the plan, the company said on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete in the crowded streaming TV market.
‘Spider-Man’ helps Cineworld box office sales climb
Jan 14 (Reuters) – Cineworld’s on Friday reported its December box office sales recovered to nearly 90% of pre-pandemic levels helped by the Marvel superhero film “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, sending its shares 3% higher in early trade.
All to play for as Djokovic returns to immigration detention hotel
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Clinging to his dream of winning a record 21st major title at the Australian Open, tennis world number one Novak Djokovic returned to an all too familiar immigration detention hotel on Saturday, waiting for a court to decide if he should be deported.
Soccer-Gabon hoping to use Aubameyang in next Cup of Nations tie
YAOUNDE, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Gabon hope to be able to use captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Tuesday when they play their last group game at the Africa Cup of Nations, after his dramatic exclusion from Fridayâ€™s 1-1 draw against Ghana in Yaounde.
UPCOMING SPORTS ALPINE-SKIING/MEN (PIX) FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Mens Downhill FIS Alpine Ski World Cup for Mens Downhill 15 Jan 06:30 ET / 11:30 GMT SOCCER-ITALY-MIL-SPZ/PREVIEW Soccer – Italy – Serie A – AC Milan news conference AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli speaks to the media ahead of his side’s Serie A clash with Spezia. 16 Jan POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS NORTH MACEDONIA-GOVERNMENT/VOTE North Macedonia’s parliament due to vote on new government The parliament of North Macedonia convenes a two-day session to discuss and vote on a new government proposed by Prime Minister-Designate Dimitar Kovacevski, following a resignation by Zoran Zaev over his party’s poor results in local election. 16 Jan 18:00 ET / 23:00 GMT UKRAINE-POROSHENKO/ (PIX) (TV) Ukraine’s former president Poroshenko gives news conference Ukrainian former president Petro Poroshenko gives a news conference in Warsaw, a day before he flies to Kyiv where he faces a possible arrest on suspicion of high treason and financing pro-Russian separatists. 16 Jan SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/THAILAND-BARS (PIX) (TV) POSTPONED INDEFINITELY – Thailand’s famous nightlife and drinking scene to resume after COVID-19 hiatus Bars and entertainment venues are set to reopen in Thailand for the first time since April, as part of the country’s effort to revive an economy struggling to recover from the collapse of its vital tourism sector. 16 Jan