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A low-cost electric vehicle (EV) selling in China for $4,500 (£3,200) is now outselling Tesla’s more expensive cars. The small car is proving a big hit for state-owned SAIC Motor, China’s leading automaker. The Hong Guang Mini EV is built as part of a joint venture with U.S. auto giant General Motors (GM). Last month, …

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Australia has passed a world-first law aimed at making Google and Facebook pay for news content on their platforms. The legislation had been fiercely opposed by the U.S. tech giants, with Facebook blocking all news content for Australians because of the dispute. Facebook agreed to reverse its decision after robust negotiations with the government, resulting …

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal launched its broad-based COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Wednesday after dozens of officials were inoculated at an official launch ceremony the previous day to demonstrate the vaccine’s safety. About 100,000 people are expected to be vaccinated with 200,000 doses purchased from Chinese company Sinopharm that arrived in Senegal last week. At a …

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BERLIN (Reuters) – German authorities raided several locations in Berlin and Brandenburg on Thursday after banning a Berlin-based Salafist Muslim group, police said. Berlin’s Senate Department of the Interior said on Thursday it had banned the “jihadist-Salafist” association Jama’atu Berlin, also known as Tauhid Berlin, and that police had carried out the raids, without giving …

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LONDON (Reuters) – Sheikha Latifa, one of the daughters of the ruler of Dubai, has written to British police asking them to reopen their investigation into the abduction of her older sister from a Cambridge street in 2000, the BBC reported on Thursday. In a handwritten letter seen by the British broadcaster and dated 2018, …

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By Jan Strupczewski and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will meet on Thursday to try to speed up production and rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in a race against the emergence of new variants that some fear could bring a third wave of the pandemic across the continent. They will also consider how …

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By Sabine Siebold, Anton Zverev, Catherine Belton and Andrew Osborn. IBACH, Germany (Reuters) – A little more than two weeks after he was poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent in Siberia, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny began responding to his wife Yulia’s words and waking from a drug-induced coma. When he awoke from what he would …

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