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Former US president Jimmy Carter has cancer

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Washington: Former US president Jimmy Carter, 90, said that a recent liver surgery revealed he had cancer which had spread to other parts of his body. Carter_cropped

“I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare,” Xinhua reported, citing a statement issued from the Carter Center on Wednesday.

“A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.”

Carter, a Democrat and born in October 1924, served as the 39th US president from 1977 to 1981 after defeating Republican incumbent Gerald Ford.

He was defeated for re-election by Ronald Reagan of Republican party in 1980.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

(IANS)

 

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US Dollar Weakens Amid Gloomy Economic Data

The Australian dollar rose to $0.7105 from $0.7094.

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The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, fell 0.15 per cent at 96.9817 in late trading. Pixabay

The US dollar declined as the allure of the greenback diminished amid a slew of downbeat economic data.

In late New York trading on Thursday, the euro rose to $1.1299 from $1.1269 in the previous session, and the British pound decreased to $1.2801 from $1.2850 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Australian dollar rose to $0.7105 from $0.7094.

The US dollar bought 110.47 Japanese yen, lower than 110.99 Japanese yen of the previous session. The US dollar was down to 1.0047 Swiss franc from 1.0088 Swiss franc, and it increased to 1.3281 Canadian dollars from 1.3250 Canadian dollars.

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The Australian dollar rose to $0.7105 from $0.7094. Pixabay

US retail sales in December fell 1.2 per cent from the prior month, the worst drop in nine years, the Commerce Department reported on Thursday.

The unexpected decline, which came after a downwardly revised 0.1 per cent increase in November, signals a weaker economic momentum.

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The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, fell 0.15 per cent at 96.9817 in late trading. (IANS)

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