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Hong Kong leader says ‘attack’ on China rep office a challenge...

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader on Monday strongly condemned some anti-government protesters for an “attack” on China’s main representative office in the...

Cannabis among top priorities for new Thai government

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Developing a medical cannabis industry is among top policy priorities for Thailand’s new government, according to a document released before the...

Cannabis among top priorities for new Thai government

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Developing a medical cannabis industry is among top policy priorities for Thailand’s new government, according to a document released before the...

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Amano has died, IAEA tell member states

VIENNA (Reuters) – U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano has died, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday in a note to...

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Amano has died, IAEA tell member states

VIENNA (Reuters) – U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano has died, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday in a note to...

Japan’s Abe says will make every effort to reduce tension with...

By Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan wants to make every effort to reduce tension between the United States and Iran before...
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Shadowed by trade war, Malaysia says 2020 fiscal deficit target a...

By Joseph Sipalan and A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will find it challenging to meet its 3% fiscal deficit target for next year...

Australia’s Macquarie bank faces shareholder backlash over pay

By Paulina Duran and Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s biggest retail shareholder group has asked investors to reject the executive pay plans of investment...

Australia central bank seen pausing after back-to-back rate cuts: poll

By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) – Economists overwhelmingly expect Australia’s central bank to keep its cash rate at a record low 1% next month but...

Japan’s Abe vows flexible steps in case of downside economic risks

By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan stands ready to take all possible steps flexibly and without hesitation when downside risks to...

Malaysia June consumer prices seen rising at fastest pace in a...

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s consumer prices likely rose at their fastest pace in more than a year in June, a Reuters poll showed...

Australia detains French TV crew filming anti-coal protest

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A French television reporter and his crew were arrested on Monday while filming protesters blockading a coal port in Australia’s northeastern...
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White House to host meeting with tech executives on Huawei ban:...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow will host a meeting at the White...

Confusion builds over U.S. ban on Chinese surveillance technology

By Bryan Pietsch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Contractors who buy and install Hikvision and Dahua surveillance systems told U.S. officials on Friday that an ambiguous law...

Russian lawmakers propose making local software mandatory on smartphones

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian lawmakers want to make it a legal requirement for all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in Russia to...

EU must be aware of China’s intelligence law when drawing up...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – China’s National Intelligence Law, which requires Chinese citizens to support state information-gathering, cannot be ignored by the European Union as it...

SoftBank Group raises $270 million via Seoul unit for early stage...

TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday its Seoul-based venture capital unit focusing on early stage investments has raised a 317 billion...

Toyota, China’s BYD to jointly develop battery EVs

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it would jointly develop battery electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries with China’s BYD Co Ltd,...
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Swimming: Fellow swimmers hail Horton for podium protest

By Peter Rutherford GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – Mack Horton received a round of applause from fellow swimmers at the world championships after refusing to...

Tennis: Australia’s McNamara dies at 64 after quiet cancer battle

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Peter McNamara, who won three doubles Grand Slam titles and became a prominent coach after hanging up his racquet, has...

Toyota fetches new way to use AI, self-drive tech in Tokyo...

By Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) – Miniature remote controlled cars have proved to be a crowd pleaser at track and field throwing events, but for...