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Libya armed groups raid hotel where presidency met, its spokeswoman says
TRIPOLI, May 8 (Reuters) - Armed groups in Tripoli on Friday stormed a hotel where Libya's new Presidency Council meets, the council's spokeswoman said in a social media post, underscoring the continued risks to the unity government.
EU calls on U.S. and others to export their vaccines
PORTO, Portugal (Reuters) - The European Commission called on Friday on the United States and other major COVID-19 vaccine producers to export what they make as the European Union does, rather than talk about waiving intellectual property rights to the shots.
Britain free of coronavirus by August, outgoing vaccine task force chief says - Telegraph
(Reuters) - The new coronavirus will no longer be circulating in Britain by August, the government's departing vaccine taskforce chief Clive Dix told the Daily Telegraph on Friday.
UPDATE 2-AstraZeneca weighs seeking full, not emergency, U.S. approval for COVID-19 shot - WSJ
May 7 (Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc may skip asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine and instead pursue the more time-intensive application for a full-fledged license to sell the shot, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Motor racing: F1 working with teams to find future American drivers
(Reuters) - Formula One is working with teams to identify U.S. drivers who might make it to grand prix racing but none are likely to come through in the near term, chief executive Stefano Domenicali said on Friday.
Exclusive: China urges U.N. states not to attend Xinjiang event next week
NEW YORK (Reuters) - China has urged United Nations member states not to attend an event planned next week by Germany, the United States and Britain on the repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang, according to a note seen by Reuters on Friday.
UPDATE 1-Destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest speeds up for 2nd straight month
BRASILIA, May 7 (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose 43% in April from the same month a year ago, preliminary government data showed on Friday, the second consecutive monthly rise as destruction picked up ahead of the annual burning season.
UPDATE 1-Mexico City to allow open-air events as coronavirus cases fall
MEXICO CITY, May 7 (Reuters) - Residents of Mexico City will be able to attend open-air concerts and sporting events at limited capacities beginning next week after a sustained drop in coronavirus infections, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Friday.
UPDATE 2-Investors back off view that Fed could raise rates in late 2022
May 7 (Reuters) - U.S. investors who had been betting the Fed would raise rates as early as the end of next year abruptly retreated from those positions on Friday after a disappointing April employment report and now see the earliest the Fed might tighten roughly two years away.
Kenin's father out of a job as world number four hunts for new coach
(Reuters) - World number four Sofia Kenin has parted ways with her coach - her father, Alex Kenin - after a string of disappointing performances this year, the 22-year-old American announced on Instagram on Friday.
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