Gurnah, Tanzanian novelist of colonialism and refuge, wins 2021 Nobel
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee," the award-giving body said on Thursday.
UPDATE 4-Gurnah, Tanzanian novelist of colonialism and refuge, wins 2021 Nobel
STOCKHOLM, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee," the award-giving body said on Thursday.
U.S. Senate aide says leaders agreed to raise debt limit by $480 billion
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders have agreed to raise the Treasury Department's borrowing authority by $480 billion, a Senate aide said Thursday, adding that that amount is what the Treasury Department said was needed to extend the debt ceiling to December 3. The proposal could go to the Senate floor later Thursday.
N.Y. City mayor misused security detail for personal benefit, watchdog says
(Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's security detail was misused for personal tasks, including helping his daughter move and shuttling his son to and from college, a watchdog agency said on Thursday, likening the actions to a "concierge service."
Exclusive-U.S. electronics firm struck deal to transport and hire Uyghur workers
QINZHOU, China (Reuters) - U.S. remote-control maker Universal Electronics Inc told Reuters it struck a deal with authorities in Xinjiang to transport hundreds of Uyghur workers to its plant in the southern Chinese city of Qinzhou, the first confirmed instance of an American company participating in a transfer program described by some rights groups as forced labor.
U.S. Senate's Schumer announces agreement to extend debt ceiling until early December
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday lawmakers have reached an agreement to extend the country's debt ceiling through early December.
UPDATE 3-Pfizer, BioNTech seek U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clearance for children 5-11
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have asked U.S. regulators to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a group for whom no shot is currently allowed, Pfizer said on Thursday.
Blackstone names new ESG global head for private-equity portfolio
Oct 7 (Reuters) - Blackstone Inc on Thursday named Amisha Parekh as global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices for its private-equity portfolio, in a bid to deepen its focus on sustainability through its investments.
Russian court tells bailiffs to enforce collection of unpaid Facebook fines
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court told state bailiffs on Thursday to enforce the collection of 26 million roubles ($361,400) in fines imposed on U.S. social media giant Facebook for failing to delete content that Russia deems illegal.
FOREX-Dollar trades flat as investors await U.S. jobs data
NEW YORK, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The dollar barely moved against a basket of currencies on Thursday, as investors awaited the release of U.S. labor market data on Friday that could provide clues to the timing of the Federal Reserve's next move as it looks to normalize policy.
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