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ZURICH (Reuters) – An avalanche killed five people on a snowshoeing tour in the Dachstein region of Austria on Sunday, police said. The five people were believed not to be Austrian, but their identities were still under investigation, a spokeswoman for police in Upper Austria province said. Broadcaster ORF said on its website that initial
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FILE PHOTO: Newly appointed Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is expected to double spending on flood defenses to 5.2 billion pounds ($6.78 billion) when finance minister Rishi Sunak delivers his budget, the Treasury said on Saturday, following
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LONDON (Reuters) – Insurers are expected to pay policyholders an estimated 363 million pounds ($471.79 million) for flood and wind damage from two storms in Britain last month, the Association of British Insurers said on Saturday. A total of 82,000 claims have been received, the ABI said. The anticipated payout compares with 110 million pounds
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CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in a phone call on Tuesday that Washington will keep up efforts for a deal between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over an Ethiopia Nile dam, the Egyptian presidency said. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the National Association of Counties’ 2020 Legislative Conference
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