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UPDATE 1-U.S. oil services firm Baker Hughes to buy back $2 billion in shares
July 30 (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co said on Friday it had authorized Baker Hughes Holdings LLC to repurchase up to $2 billion of its common units.
UPDATE 3-Olympics-Soccer-U.S. and Canada set up semi-final date with shootout wins
TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - The United States and Canada set up a mouth-watering semi-final in the women's Olympic soccer tournament with both teams having prevailed in penalty shootouts on Friday.
UPDATE-6-Two crew killed in attack on Israeli-managed tanker off Oman
DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) - Two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian, were killed when a petroleum products tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime came under attack on Thursday off Oman, the company said on Friday.
UPDATE 2-Olympics-Hockey-Argentina, Spain march into men's quarters, India's women win
TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - Reigning Olympic champions Argentina reached the quarter-finals of the Tokyo 2020 men's hockey tournament on Friday, sending New Zealand packing with a convincing 4-1 win.
Olympics-Beach Volleyball-Rio champion reaches knockouts, U.S. women top pool
TOKYO (Reuters) - Brazil's Rio 2016 gold medallist Bruno Schmidt and Italian silver medallists Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo booked spots in the Olympic beach volleyball knockouts after winning their final pool matches to finish with three victories each on Friday.
Hard-won gains being lost as Delta variant spreads - WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 are being lost, as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective against the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
Champagne growers struggle in one of the wettest summers on record
LE BRUEIL, France, July 30 (Reuters) - The rain gauges have been overflowing in Maxime Toubart's vineyards and that is bad news for his champagne vintage.
FOREX-Dollar higher but still set for biggest weekly loss since May
NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - The dollar rose on Friday as upbeat economic data helped reverse some of the losses from earlier this week when dovish remarks by the Federal Reserve scuttled a month-long rally in the U.S. currency.
Thieves flee with "substantial" haul after robbing Paris jewellery store
PARIS (Reuters) - Two people armed with a Taser and tear gas robbed a Dinh Van jewellery store in central Paris on Friday before fleeing on foot, two police sources said, with one of the sources saying as much as 2 million euros worth of goods was stolen.
Italy reports 18 coronavirus deaths on Friday, 6,619 new cases
MILAN, July 30 (Reuters) - Italy reported 18 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday against 19 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 6,619 from 6,171.
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