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UPDATE 2-Miners, banks lift FTSE 100 to its best session in two-weeks
Oct 7 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 recorded its best day in over two weeks on Thursday, led by gains in heavyweight mining and bank stocks, while Workspace Group surged as demand for its office spaces recovered.
Dash for gas sparks oil switch, pushes more suppliers to brink
LONDON (Reuters) - Soaring gas prices are forecast to drive a switch to oil and put more energy suppliers in Britain out of business, while industry groups called on Thursday for government action to ensure there is no supply interruption this winter.
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Oct 7 (Reuters) - Pfizer and BioNTech have asked U.S. regulators to approve emergency use of their vaccine for children aged five to 11, Pfizer said.
'Quiet please' - Wimbledon proud to stay silent on issues, says CEO
LONDON (Reuters) - The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELT) CEO said she was proud that her organisation rarely speaks out on pressing issues of the day and added there was no chance whatsoever of a "behind the scenes" documentary on the Wimbledon Championships.
UPDATE 2-U.N. chief appeals for $8 bln to equitably vaccinate 40% of world in 2021
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Thursday for $8 billion to help equitably vaccinate 40% of people in all countries by the end of the year, as the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a plan that aims to inoculate 70% of the world by mid-2022.
UPDATE 3-Future of Austria's Kurz in doubt as graft probe damages coalition
VIENNA, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz battled on Thursday to save his job as his junior coalition partner, the Greens, cast doubt on his ability to stay on now that he has been placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption offenses.
UN rights body agrees to establish investigator on Afghanistan
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to appoint a special rapporteur on Afghanistan to probe violations carried out by the Taliban and other parties to the conflict there.
UPDATE 1-Polish Constitutional Tribunal: some articles of EU treaties unconstitutional
WARSAW, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Poland's Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Thursday that some articles of the European Union treaties are unconstitutional in the country, challenging a key tenet of European integration.
Ukrainian airline ditches skirts and heels for loose suits and sneakers
KYIV (Reuters) - Alexandrina Denysenko, a senior flight attendant with seven years of experience, says she sometimes does not get a spare minute to sit down during a flight and dreams of resting her swollen legs after spending hours wearing heels.
UPDATE 1-United States to stay in Syria, top Kurdish politician says
LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A leading Syrian Kurdish politician said on Thursday the United States will stay on in Syria to destroy Islamic State, build infrastructure and remain a player in the search for a political settlement after more than 10 years of civil war.
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