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Wall Street closes up as GDP data eases recession worries

Wall Street ended a choppy session higher on Thursday as investors grappled with an onslaught of economic data and a string of mixed corporate earnings, all while eyeing the clock as it ticks down toward next week’s Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.

Officers charged over Tyre Nichols’ death

Five ex-Memphis police officers have been charged with murdering black man Tyre Nichols, who died three days after they allegedly pulled him over and beat him.

Ukraine faces deadly Russian missile onslaught after securing tanks from allies

Russia pounded Ukraine with missiles and drones, killing at least 11 people, according to officials, after Western allies pledged tanks to Kyiv in its
fight against Moscow’s invasion.

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Facebook reinstates Trump after suspension

Facebook parent Meta has reinstated former president Donald Trump after a two-year suspension following the US Capitol attack.

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Germany, US to send tanks to help Ukraine

Germany and the US will send tanks to Ukraine as allies work to help Kyiv break battlefield stalemates almost a year after Russia’s invasion.

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Asian stocks make 7-month highs, Australian dollar gains

Asian equities scaled their highest levels in seven months on Wednesday after some regional markets reopened after holidays, and the Australian dollar hit multi-month highs as surging inflation made higher interest rates more likely.

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US says Hive ransomware gang taken down

The United States Justice Department says a ransomware gang called Hive, which had targeted more than 1500 victims in 80 countries, has been disrupted.

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U.S. lawsuit against Google could benefit Apple and others

A landmark lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department against Alphabet’s Google over its dominance of advertising technology could help rivals and websites that sell ad space, but leaves an uncertain future for the advertisers themselves, experts told Reuters.

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Ukraine officials who shirk wartime duties will be quickly removed -Zelenskiy aide

Ukrainian government officials who shirk their duties during wartime will be quickly removed, a top aide to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday amid a crack down on corruption.

Many parts of China are already past their peak of COVID-19 infections, state media reported on Tuesday, with officials further downplaying the severity of the outbreak despite international concerns about its scale and impact.