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Catholic bishops told to act on sex abuse or lose all...

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Roman Catholic Church’s leading experts on sexual abuse told bishops on Tuesday finally to take responsibility for...

Sri Lanka lawmakers defect from president to prime minister after dispute

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) – Three lawmakers from Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s party defected to the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on...

North Korean media warns of “unhealthy ideas” spread by mobile phones

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the “negative impact” from mobile phones use around the world, as both...

India’s Gandhi ratchets up pressure on PM Modi to waive farm...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to write off farm loans to help growers...

Russia’s Putin: nothing to stop us adding other states to nuclear...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that there was nothing to stop Russia and the United States agreeing that other countries...
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China renews U.S. soy purchases as trade tensions ease

By Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chinese importers bought an unknown quantity of U.S. soybeans on Tuesday in the first major purchases since booking more...

IPO activity next year could dampen if markets do not rebound:...

By Aparajita Saxena (Reuters) – The excitement of proposed initial public offerings by ride-hailing rivals Uber and Lyft next year may not be enough to...

U.S.-based Carlyle seeks to double stake in India’s PNB Housing: report

(Reuters) – U.S-based private equity firm Carlyle Group LP <CG.O> is looking to double its stake in Indian housing finance company PNB Housing Finance...

China’s manufacturing powerhouse Guangdong suspends PMI data release as numbers slide

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese export hub Guangdong has stopped publishing a monthly economic indicator that gauges growth momentum in its massive manufacturing sector after...

UK markets watchdog overhauls bank overdraft charges

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Banks will be banned from charging higher fees to 14 million people with unarranged overdrafts from the end of...

Investors gloomiest in a decade about world economy: BAML survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Investor confidence has deteriorated further with more fund managers expecting global growth to weaken over the next 12 months, the worst...
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Arm Holdings unveils chip aimed at self-driving car sensors

By Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Arm Holdings, the chip technology firm owned by SoftBank Group Corp, on Tuesday pushed deeper into the automotive...

EU backs duties on imports of e-bikes from China: EU sources

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU governments voted on Tuesday to impose duties on Chinese electric bicycles to curb cheap imports that European producers...

SoftBank alum unveils ‘affectionate’ companion robot in Japan

By Sam Nussey TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese startup Groove X, founded by an alumni of SoftBank Group Corp’s robotics unit, unveiled its first creation on...

Wondrous extinct flying reptiles boasted rudimentary feathers

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A microscopic examination of fossils from China has revealed that the fur-like body covering of pterosaurs, the remarkable flying...

South Africa’s Naspers leads $540 million investment in Indian tech startup

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Naspers and Canada’s state pension fund have invested $540 million in Indian educational technology startup Byju’s, the South African internet giant...

Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo

By Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) – Akihiro Adachi, a 31-year-old audiovisual equipment designer at Panasonic Corp, longed for some personal space during his lengthy train...
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Yeareneder: New Tiger’s still the man to watch, if not the...

By Andrew Both (Reuters) – The most memorable scene in golf in 2018 was not the conclusion to a major championship, but rather the sight...

Yearender: Hamilton and Mercedes shift from fourth to fifth

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes won their fifth Formula One championships in 2018 but, even if nothing actually changed at...

Surfing: Brazil’s Medina wins second world title at Pipeline

(Reuters) – Gabriel Medina won the men’s World Surfing League championship for the second time when he advanced to the final of the Billabong...