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Five letter bombs detected in Spain, country steps up security

First device sent to prime minister’s office on Nov. 24 Four similar letter bombs were received on Wednesday and Thursday Ukrainian embassy official slightly injured by one device Ministry of Defense, arms manufacturer, air base also targeted ‘Homemade’ devices designed to burn rather than explode MADRID, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Bomb disposal experts defused a …

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Why Macron? Biden state dinner highlights France’s US appeal

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s welcoming of French President Emmanuel Macron at the first White House state visit on Thursday since the US Democrat took power in early 2021, is being celebrated by officials from both countries as a recognition of France’s status as America’s oldest ally. The visit also highlights the …

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Chevron awaits Venezuelan oil cargoes, but PDVSA wants payments

HOUSTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp (CVX.N) aims to start receiving cargoes of Venezuelan oil as early as December after the oil company last week received a US license to do so, but Caracas may not be as eager because US sanctions restrict payments, people familiar with the matter said. The United States on …

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Welders wanted: France steps up recruitment drive as nuclear crisis deepens

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) – French power giant EDF ( EDF.PA ) is looking to recruit a new generation of welders, pipe-fitters and boiler makers to fix its aging nuclear reactors and build more of them, as Europe’s energy crisis rekindles the allure of atomic power. The problem is that in France such skilled workers …

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Europe’s south offers a warm welcome to energy migrants

Cheaper rent, cheaper bills Some people are moving permanently Greek tourism minister toured northern Europe to seek visitors Other countries have also campaigned MADRID/LISBON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Software developer Victor Varlamov logs in every morning to work on a sunny Spanish island off the coast of Africa after the prospect of steep heating bills …

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Exclusive: US weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms. US and allied military inventories are shrinking, and Ukraine faces an increasing …

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Reality ends some Qatari dreams of World Cup rental bonanza

Agency says Qatar hotel group demanded new payments Some rates reduced, but many properties are empty Broker says some landlords sought unrealistic rents DOHA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Qatar has found itself with an unexpected glut of rooms in the World Cup’s busy group stage, with online portals showing rooms in at least 42 hotels …

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Analysis: Out of fashion: Gucci faces daunting task to replace top designer

PARIS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – The abrupt departure from Gucci of Alessandro Michele, the flamboyant designer who was a favorite of Harry Styles and Lady Gaga, increases pressure on owner Kering ( PRTP.PA ) as it faces slowing revenue growth at the Italian fashion house. News of the creative director’s exit after seven years comes …

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Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E. Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defense spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv The industry’s history stretches from the 1800s and through the Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s …

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