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VIENNA -- The Austrian government reached an agreement with Germany to reopen the border as early as June 15, the country's tourism minister told local media on Wednesday.

"From June 15, the opening of the border between Germany and Austria will be possible," Elisabeth Koestinger told radio station O1. (Austria-Germany-Border Reopening-COVID-19)

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MEXICO CITY -- Seventeen people were killed after drinking adulterated alcohol in Mexico's central-eastern state of Puebla, local authorities said Tuesday.

These people died in the municipality of Chiconcuautla, a town located about 200 km northeast of the capital Mexico City. (Mexico-Alcohol-Death)

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NEW YORK -- U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. is considering buying U.S. food delivery service Grubhub in a deal which would allow the combined companies to control a majority of the U.S. food delivery market.

Uber, as a ride-sharing and food delivery giant, approached Grubhub with an "all-stock takeover offer" earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday citing sources, noting that Uber's Board of Directors will discuss the combination in the next few days. (US-Uber-Market)

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TASHKENT -- Uzbekistan plans to reform its banking system and sell off state shares in six Uzbek banks, according to a decree issued by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Wednesday.

The state shares in Ipoteka Bank, Uzpromstroybank, Asaka Bank, Alokabank, Qishloq Qurilish Bank and Turonbank will be privatized within five years, according to the decree. (Uzbekistan-Bank Reform) Enditem

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