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China's central bank conducts 200 bln yuan of reverse repos******
BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank Friday injected 200 billion yuan (about 31.3 billion U.S. dollars) into the financial system via reverse repos.
The interest rate for the seven-day reverse repos was set at 2.2 percent, according to the People's Bank of China.
The move aims to keep month-end liquidity in the banking system stable, the central bank said.
A reverse repo is a process in which the central bank purchases securities from commercial banks through bidding, with an agreement to sell them back in the future. Enditem
Intruder arrested for breaching British queen's castle grounds******
A man who entered the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Britain's Queen Elizabeth is spending Christmas, has been arrested and is being held on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, police said on Saturday.。
The 19-year-old from Southampton in southern England did not enter any buildings and security processes were triggered within moments, Thames Valley Police said in a statement.。
The 95-year-old monarch, who has spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic at Windsor Castle, was celebrating Christmas there with her son, Prince Charles, his wife, Camilla, and other close family.。
"The man has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon," said Thames Valley Police Superintendent Rebecca Mears.。
She added that members of the royal family had been informed about the incident and that police did not believe there was a wider danger to the public. The incident took place at about 0830 GMT.。
Charles, Camilla and other royal family members were pictured later in the morning arriving for a Christmas church service at St George's Chapel within the Windsor Castle complex.。
There was no suggestion that any of the royal family's plans had been disrupted by the incident.。
Security breaches at royal residences are rare.。
The most serious one in the queen's reign happened in 1982, when an intruder climbed a wall to enter Buckingham Palace, her London home, and wandered into a room where she was in bed.。
In 2016, a convicted murderer pleaded guilty to trespass after scaling a perimeter wall at Buckingham Palace and asking if the monarch was at home.。
The royal family normally spend Christmas at the queen's Sandringham estate, but that tradition has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She spent Christmas of 2020 at Windsor, too.。
Real Madrid face Sheriff as Atletico have vital away trip in Champions League******
MADRID, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are both in Champions League action on Tuesday with Real Madrid facing FC Sheriff Tiraspol and Atletico visiting AC Milan.
Real Madrid entertain the side from Moldova after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Villarreal in LaLiga and coach Carlo Ancelotti will presumably make some changes to his side with Lucas Vazquez at right back, Fede Valverde pushing into midfield and Eden Hazard likely to be brought back into attack alongside Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr.
Sherrif are dominating their domestic league and won 7-0 away from home at the weekend and they also kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Shakhtar Donetsk, but are still considered the minnows in their group.
After winning their opening group game 1-0 away to Inter Milan another win for Real Madrid will put them on the fast track to assure their place in the knockout stages of the tournament and allow Ancelotti to rest players in later group matches.
Atletico travel to Italy after a shock defeat to Alaves on Saturday in another game in which they failed to hit the target, managing just one shot on target from 13 efforts on goal during the game.
Diego Simeone's men have failed to score in three of their last four games, but can't afford to lose in Italy after being held 0-0 at home to Porto in their first group game.
Koke should be back in midfield, while Angel Correa and Jose Gimenez will probably start after kicking Saturday's defeat on the bench.
Three more Spanish sides play away on Wednesday, with Sevilla visiting Wolfsburg, Villarreal having a rematch of last season's Europa League final away to Manchester United, and FC Barcelona, who have Ansu Fati available again, having a must-win visit to play Benfica. Enditem