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Germany spends record 23 billion euros on refugees: document

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany spent a record 23 billion euros ($25.65 billion) last year on helping to integrate more than one million refugees and...

Frenchman sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Indonesia

MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) – An Indonesian court sentenced a French national to death on Monday for drug trafficking, his lawyer said, after prosecutors had...

Britain tells Iran: Do not provoke the United States or Trump...

GENEVA (Reuters) – Britain told Iran on Monday not to underestimate the resolve of the United States, warning that if American interests were attacked...

China trip and son’s wedding: Sri Lanka leader denounced after Easter...

By Omar Rajarathnam and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) – After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than...

Indonesian ex-police brigadier says he was fired for being gay

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A former Indonesian police brigadier has filed a complaint to the human rights commission claiming he was fired for being gay,...

Russia says it repelled an attack on its main Syrian air...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Ministry of Defence said on Monday that it had repelled a drone and missile attack on its main air base...
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FCC, Sprint, T-Mobile to announce agreement on deal: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc on Monday will announce a series of changes to their $26 billion deal, while U.S. regulators...

Tainted oil hits Russian revenues but rouble immune for now

By Elena Fabrichnaya, Andrey Ostroukh and Gleb Gorodyankin MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia suffered a $1 billion shortfall in export revenues in the first two weeks...

Indian stocks see biggest gain since Sept 2013; bonds, rupee rally

By Swati Bhat and Arnab Paul MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian stocks saw their biggest single-day gain since September 2013 on Monday while the rupee...

Oil traders try to ship dirty Russian crude to Asia

By Florence Tan and Olga Yagova SINGAPORE/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Trading companies Vitol and Unipec are sending around 700,000 tonnes of contaminated Russian oil to Asia...

U.S., China bicker over ‘extravagant expectations’ on trade deal

By Ben Blanchard and David Lawder BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China accused the United States on Monday of harboring “extravagant expectations” for a trade deal, underlining...

Carrefour considers sale of stake in China business: sources

(This May 17 story has been refiled to fix dateline) HONG KONG/PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Carrefour, Europe largest retailer, is exploring the sale of a...
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Smartphone maker Xiaomi’s first-quarter revenue jumps 27%, beats estimates

By Josh Horwitz SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp reported better than-expected quarterly revenue on Monday due in part to steady growth in...

Infineon suspends shipments to Huawei: Nikkei

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German chipmaker Infineon has suspended shipments to Huawei Technologies, in a sign that Washington’s crackdown on the Chinese tech company is...

STMicroelectronics declines to comment on Nikkei report on Huawei shipments

PARIS (Reuters) – STMicroelectronics declined to comment on Monday on a report in the Nikkei Asian Review that said it was set to have...

Genus shares surge on deal to market gene-edited pigs in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co Ltd,...

Tesla to update battery software following car fires

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc will update its battery software after two recent fires involving its Model S electric vehicles (EV) in Shanghai and Hong...

Trump order clears way for barring Huawei from U.S. telecommunications networks

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from using...
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Provisional standings launched for inaugural ATP Cup in 2020

(Reuters) – The ATP Cup’s provisional standings were launched on Monday as countries vie to be among the 24 teams set to take part...

Motor racing: W Series leader Chadwick joins Williams F1 in development...

LONDON (Reuters) – Jamie Chadwick, leader of the women’s W Series, celebrated her 21st birthday on Monday with a new role as development driver...

Johnson completes runner-up grand slam at PGA Championship

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (Reuters) – Dustin Johnson narrowly missed out on winning his second career major at the PGA Championship on Sunday but in doing...