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Tesla raises prices for Model S across Europe

Tesla Inc has increased prices for its Model S sedan across Europe, with rates varying in different countries, according to the electric automaker's website.
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Tesla raises prices for Model S across Europe

Tesla Inc has increased prices for its Model S sedan across Europe, with rates varying in different countries, according to the electric automaker's website.

How Maradona's 'Hand of God' quote went round the world

It became the most iconic sporting comment of all time but the English-speaking world very nearly did not get to hear Diego Maradona's pithy reflection on his infamous goal in Argentina's 2-1 defeat of England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
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How Maradona's 'Hand of God' quote went round the world

It became the most iconic sporting comment of all time but the English-speaking world very nearly did not get to hear Diego Maradona's pithy reflection on his infamous goal in Argentina's 2-1 defeat of England at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

Americans defy COVID-19 pandemic, political leaders to travel for Thanksgiving

Americans defied pleas from state and local officials to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday in the face of the surging coronavirus pandemic, triggering fresh warnings from health officials with the release of vaccines still weeks away.
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Americans defy COVID-19 pandemic, political leaders to travel for Thanksgiving

Americans defied pleas from state and local officials to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday in the face of the surging coronavirus pandemic, triggering fresh warnings from health officials with the release of vaccines still weeks away.

Atletico held to frustrating home draw with Lokomotiv

Atletico Madrid huffed and puffed against Lokomotiv Moscow but had to a settle for a disappointing 0-0 draw at home in the Champions League on Wednesday which left them with plenty to do if they are to reach the knockout stages.
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Atletico held to frustrating home draw with Lokomotiv

Atletico Madrid huffed and puffed against Lokomotiv Moscow but had to a settle for a disappointing 0-0 draw at home in the Champions League on Wednesday which left them with plenty to do if they are to reach the knockout stages.

Brazil ends Boeing 737 MAX ban, planes could fly by year-end

Brazilian aviation regulator ANAC on Wednesday lifted the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, following U.S. clearance of the jets for flight, after a redesign prompted by two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.
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Brazil ends Boeing 737 MAX ban, planes could fly by year-end

Brazilian aviation regulator ANAC on Wednesday lifted the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, following U.S. clearance of the jets for flight, after a redesign prompted by two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.

Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to FBI over Russia

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he had pardoned Michael Flynn, the former security advisor whose lies about his Russian contacts spurred the troubling investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Moscow.
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Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to FBI over Russia

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he had pardoned Michael Flynn, the former security advisor whose lies about his Russian contacts spurred the troubling investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Moscow.

Wall Street banks slam lending proposal as 'unworkable' and 'political'

Major U.S. banks on Wednesday pushed back on a proposal to bar them from snubbing controversial business sectors, such as oil and gas giants, in an unlikely turn of events that has pitched Wall Street against one of the Trump administration's industry-friendl
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Wall Street banks slam lending proposal as 'unworkable' and 'political'

Major U.S. banks on Wednesday pushed back on a proposal to bar them from snubbing controversial business sectors, such as oil and gas giants, in an unlikely turn of events that has pitched Wall Street against one of the Trump administration's industry-friendly regulators.

Stock trades by Senator Perdue said to have prompted DoJ Inquiry - NYT

Republican Senator David Perdue's stock trades in financial firm Cardlytics Inc earlier in 2020 prompted a Justice Department inquiry that has since been shut without charges, the New York Times reported https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/us/politics/david-pe
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Stock trades by Senator Perdue said to have prompted DoJ Inquiry - NYT

Republican Senator David Perdue's stock trades in financial firm Cardlytics Inc earlier in 2020 prompted a Justice Department inquiry that has since been shut without charges, the New York Times reported https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/us/politics/david-perdue-cardlytics.html on Wednesday.

Passionate and outrageous, Maradona had cult status beyond the pitch

Diego Maradona had more talent than almost any other footballer in history but his cult status in Argentina and around the world went far beyond the pitch. His flaws made him human and his battling nature won him adoration.
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Passionate and outrageous, Maradona had cult status beyond the pitch

Diego Maradona had more talent than almost any other footballer in history but his cult status in Argentina and around the world went far beyond the pitch. His flaws made him human and his battling nature won him adoration.

Exxon to cut up to 300 jobs in Canada

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it plans to reduce up to 300 positions in Canada as part of an ongoing cost-cut plan due to a coronavirus-driven slump in oil prices.
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Exxon to cut up to 300 jobs in Canada

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it plans to reduce up to 300 positions in Canada as part of an ongoing cost-cut plan due to a coronavirus-driven slump in oil prices.

Diego Maradona - Five of his greatest goals

Few players mastered the spectacular quite like Diego Maradona. From stunning free-kicks to winding dribbles, the Argentine, who has died at the age of 60, scored some of the most famous - and thrilling - goals in football history.
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Diego Maradona - Five of his greatest goals

Few players mastered the spectacular quite like Diego Maradona. From stunning free-kicks to winding dribbles, the Argentine, who has died at the age of 60, scored some of the most famous - and thrilling - goals in football history.

'Diego left a mark on my life': Tributes paid to football legend Maradona after death

 The football world united to pay tribute to one of the game's greatest-ever players after Argentine legend Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 on Wednesday (Nov 25) .
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'Diego left a mark on my life': Tributes paid to football legend Maradona after death

 The football world united to pay tribute to one of the game's greatest-ever players after Argentine legend Diego Maradona died at the age of 60 on Wednesday (Nov 25) .

Reduced to meeting online, airlines vow to keep fighting

For an industry that prides itself on bringing people together, it was a particular humiliation for airlines to have to resort to video conferencing for their annual industry meeting this week - and not one they are ready to repeat.
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Reduced to meeting online, airlines vow to keep fighting

For an industry that prides itself on bringing people together, it was a particular humiliation for airlines to have to resort to video conferencing for their annual industry meeting this week - and not one they are ready to repeat.

Tech giants face fines or even break-up if they breach new rules: EU's Breton

Tech giants that break new EU rules aimed at curbing their powers could face fines, be ordered to change their practices or even be forced to break up their European businesses, the bloc's digital chief Thierry Breton said on Wednesday.
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Tech giants face fines or even break-up if they breach new rules: EU's Breton

Tech giants that break new EU rules aimed at curbing their powers could face fines, be ordered to change their practices or even be forced to break up their European businesses, the bloc's digital chief Thierry Breton said on Wednesday.

Italy, Vivendi seek entente on single network, despite Mediaset tussle: sources

Italy and France's Vivendi are trying to work together on Rome's plan for a national broadband network, easing tensions after the media giant complained about an Italian bill potentially curbing its business in the country, sources said.
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Italy, Vivendi seek entente on single network, despite Mediaset tussle: sources

Italy and France's Vivendi are trying to work together on Rome's plan for a national broadband network, easing tensions after the media giant complained about an Italian bill potentially curbing its business in the country, sources said.

Delta pilots vote for pay cuts in deal that avoids furloughs through 2022

Delta Air Lines Inc pilots voted in favor of a deal that avoids furloughs through Jan. 1, 2022 in exchange for pay cuts, a union representing the pilots said on Wednesday.
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Delta pilots vote for pay cuts in deal that avoids furloughs through 2022

Delta Air Lines Inc pilots voted in favor of a deal that avoids furloughs through Jan. 1, 2022 in exchange for pay cuts, a union representing the pilots said on Wednesday.

Second fire in 2 years breaks out at popular Chinese restaurant

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out on Monday (Nov 23) afternoon at a popular restaurant in Boon Keng Road. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted at 5.10pm to a fire at Ban Heng restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of Block 22 Bo
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Second fire in 2 years breaks out at popular Chinese restaurant

SINGAPORE - A fire broke out on Monday (Nov 23) afternoon at a popular restaurant in Boon Keng Road. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted at 5.10pm to a fire at Ban Heng restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of Block 22 Boon Keng Road. The fire was linked to the kitchen exhaust duct, said the SCDF in a statement. About 20 people were evacuated before SCDF officers arrived to put out the fire. No injuries were reported. The SCDF said it is still investigating the cause of the fire. This is the second time in two years that there has been a fire at the Boon Keng branch of the restaurant, which serves Chinese cuisine and has four other branches around the island. In 2018, the blaze was also linked to an exhaust duct. This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction.

'I'm not a beggar': Man in wheelchair turned away by Tangs security officer

Wesley Wee is a published author who suffers from cerebral palsy, but in the eyes of security staff at Tangs, he was just a wheelchair-bound beggar and chased out of the department store. «I'm not a beggar,» he lamented in an interview with Lian
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'I'm not a beggar': Man in wheelchair turned away by Tangs security officer

Wesley Wee is a published author who suffers from cerebral palsy, but in the eyes of security staff at Tangs, he was just a wheelchair-bound beggar and chased out of the department store. «I'm not a beggar,» he lamented in an interview with Lianhe Wanbao. The 40-year-old recounted how he had gone to Tangs at Orchard road on Sunday (Nov 22) to buy some household products when he encountered the security officer. Seeing there were several pop-up booths in front of Tangs, he went over to take a look before deciding to purchase from one of them. However, the booth owner ignored him, Wee said. Knowing that his condition left his speech unclear, he typed out his request — to pay for an item through Paylah — and approached a pair of cashiers for help. He was rejected by one of them before they even read his message, while the other apologised and said they did not accept payment via Paylah.

Exclusive: India import hurdles hit Apple iPhone, Xiaomi devices from China, say sources

India's tight control of quality clearances for electronic goods from China slowed the import of Apple's new iPhone model last month and held up other products made by companies like Xiaomi, according to two industry sources.
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Exclusive: India import hurdles hit Apple iPhone, Xiaomi devices from China, say sources

India's tight control of quality clearances for electronic goods from China slowed the import of Apple's new iPhone model last month and held up other products made by companies like Xiaomi, according to two industry sources.

Exclusive: India import hurdles hit Apple iPhone, Xiaomi devices from China -sources

India's tight control of quality clearances for electronic goods from China slowed the import of Apple's new iPhone model last month and held up other products made by companies like Xiaomi, according to two industry sources.
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Exclusive: India import hurdles hit Apple iPhone, Xiaomi devices from China -sources

India's tight control of quality clearances for electronic goods from China slowed the import of Apple's new iPhone model last month and held up other products made by companies like Xiaomi, according to two industry sources.

To order or not? Netizens debate after barefooted food delivery rider spotted braving heavy rain

When it's raining heavily, it's easier to pick up the phone and have your meal delivered to you than to brave the storm yourself. However, netizens are now questioning whether they should or shouldn't call for food delivery after a photo of a delivery man 
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To order or not? Netizens debate after barefooted food delivery rider spotted braving heavy rain

When it's raining heavily, it's easier to pick up the phone and have your meal delivered to you than to brave the storm yourself. However, netizens are now questioning whether they should or shouldn't call for food delivery after a photo of a delivery man soaked to the bone went viral. The photo circulating on Facebook yesterday (Nov 24) captured the back of a GrabFood delivery rider as he made his way back to his motorcycle in the pouring rain. Along with plastic bags filled with food items, he carried a plastic bag with his shoes in them. A caption accompanying the photo read: «Remember that when u order delivery, someone is going through a rough time to do your delivery, a little tips for them will help [sic].»

Couple collect PSLE results on behalf of son who died

SINGAPORE - In 2008, when he was but an eight-month-old baby, Raphael Lee was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in his left forearm. He underwent treatment for this rare form of soft tissue cancer for a year and the disease went into remission. But in 2016, w
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Couple collect PSLE results on behalf of son who died

SINGAPORE - In 2008, when he was but an eight-month-old baby, Raphael Lee was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in his left forearm. He underwent treatment for this rare form of soft tissue cancer for a year and the disease went into remission. But in 2016, when Raphael was a Primary 2 pupil, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, or bone cancer. It started in his left arm again, and eventually spread to his right collarbone and both lungs. On Nov 13, the 12-year-old died due to complications from surgery. His parents, Mr William Lee, 47, and Mrs Winnie Lee, 45, collected his Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results from Alexandra Primary School on his behalf on Wednesday (Nov 25). Raphael was their only child. Mr Lee, who works as a course manager with St John Singapore, said: "We expected his lifespan would be shortened, but we didn't know death would come so soon.

Enough of using sex to get clicks, Singaporean YouTuber Sneaky Sushii says

For all the success that Singapore’s legion of popular YouTubers have achieved – and some, like JianHao Tan with his media empire, have achieved a lot – they aren’t without their critics. The most vocal and beloved of these is satirist Sneaky Sushii.
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Enough of using sex to get clicks, Singaporean YouTuber Sneaky Sushii says

For all the success that Singapore’s legion of popular YouTubers have achieved – and some, like JianHao Tan with his media empire, have achieved a lot – they aren’t without their critics. The most vocal and beloved of these is satirist Sneaky Sushii. With 105,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, Sneaky Sushii is small fry compared to some of the YouTubers and social media figures he frequently attacks. Still, he has carved out a niche for himself in Singapore’s saturated YouTube scene and made criticising popular figures into something of a career, armed with scathing one-liners like: “Just because you got a few people to sign up for a free yoga treatment doesn’t make you the next [serial entrepreneur] Gary Vaynerchuk.” Jay – who declines to reveal his full name – says he dropped out of film school to become a full-time YouTuber because he wanted to make content that he’d enjoy watching himself. That, and he simply couldn’t stand the “shallow” formula that most other popular channels follow.

Italy's antitrust probes Benetton for possible abuse in franchising contracts

Italy's competition authority said on Wednesday it was probing apparel retailer Benetton for possible abuse in two of its franchising contracts with independent retailers.
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Italy's antitrust probes Benetton for possible abuse in franchising contracts

Italy's competition authority said on Wednesday it was probing apparel retailer Benetton for possible abuse in two of its franchising contracts with independent retailers.

Meghan Markle speaks about miscarriage in New York Times article

Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has revealed in an opinion article published in the New York Times on Wednesday that she had a miscarriage, an extraordinarily personal disclosure coming from a high-profile British royal.
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Meghan Markle speaks about miscarriage in New York Times article

Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has revealed in an opinion article published in the New York Times on Wednesday that she had a miscarriage, an extraordinarily personal disclosure coming from a high-profile British royal.

Players must be able to train ahead of Australian Open: Medvedev

ATP Finals champion Daniil Medvedev says players health will be at risk if quarantine restrictions prevent them from playing or practising in the run-up to the Australian Open.
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Players must be able to train ahead of Australian Open: Medvedev

ATP Finals champion Daniil Medvedev says players health will be at risk if quarantine restrictions prevent them from playing or practising in the run-up to the Australian Open.

Japan PM Suga trips up with messy reversal on domestic tourism campaign

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's abrupt decision to partially pause a domestic travel campaign amid rising COVID-19 cases - after insisting it would go ahead - looks likely to cost him support and may cloud his chances of a long-term tenure.
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Japan PM Suga trips up with messy reversal on domestic tourism campaign

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's abrupt decision to partially pause a domestic travel campaign amid rising COVID-19 cases - after insisting it would go ahead - looks likely to cost him support and may cloud his chances of a long-term tenure.

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