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China says U.S. military in South China Sea not good for peace
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States often sends ships and aircraft into the South China Sea to “flex its muscles” and this is not good for peace, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after a U.S. aircraft carrier group sailed into the disputed waterway.
EU to debate Russia sanctions after Navalny protest arrests
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will consider fresh sanctions on Russian individuals on Monday after more than 3,000 people were arrested across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
‘We can’t wait:’ Biden administration fights for $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials in President Joe Biden’s administration tried to head off Republican concerns that his $1.9 trillion pandemic relief proposal was too expensive on a Sunday call with Republican and Democratic lawmakers, some of whom pushed for a smaller plan targeting vaccine distribution.
Trump’s coming impeachment trial aggravates rift among Republicans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The coming second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly storming of the Capitol has aggravated a rift among his fellow Republicans that was on full display on Sunday.
German business morale hits six-month low as virus halts recovery
BERLIN (Reuters) - German business morale slumped to a six-month low in January as a second wave of COVID-19 halted a recovery in Europe’s largest economy, which will stagnate in the first quarter, the Ifo economic institute said on Monday.
China’s Huawei in talks to sell premium smartphone brands P and Mate - sources
(Reuters) - China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is in early-stage talks to sell its premium smartphone brands P and Mate, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said, a move that could see the company eventually exit from the high-end smartphone-making business.
Green Bay QB Rodgers’ future ‘uncertain’ after loss to Bucs
(Reuters) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his future with the team is “uncertain” in the wake of their 31-26 defeat by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sunday’s NFC Championship game.
Fernandes strikes knockout blow on Liverpool, Chelsea safely through
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United deepened Liverpool’s January gloom as Bruno Fernandes’s pinpoint free kick earned his side a 3-2 win in a blockbuster FA Cup fourth-round clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.
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ANALYSIS - U.S. Democrats in Congress face challenges in repealing Wall Street-friendly rules
With control of the Senate, Democrats want to repeal the Trump administration’s Wall Street-friendly rule changes, but they may struggle to win enough moderate votes and risk making it harder for President-elect Joe Biden’s agencies to write tougher new rules, said lobbyists and analysts.