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U.S. special envoy shares peace deal draft with Afghan president: officials

KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday and showed him a draft peace agreement...

Iran says it will take ‘stronger step’ away from nuclear deal...

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran is prepared to take a “stronger step” in reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if...

Japan exhibition defends pulling ‘comfort woman’ statue, opponents decry censorship

TOKYO (Reuters) – Organizers of a Japanese art exhibition who withdrew a statue symbolizing “comfort women” defended their decision on Monday as justified given...

Iran says it closes gaps with France in talks on nuclear...

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran and France’s views have become closer over Tehran’s nuclear deal, mainly after phone calls between President Hassan Rouhani and his...

Greece moves hundreds of asylum-seekers from crowded island camp

By Alkis Konstantinidis LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) – Greece began moving hundreds of asylum-seekers on Monday from a camp on the island of Lesbos that holds...

Maldives journalist murdered by Islamist militants: commission

By Mohamed Junayd MALE (Reuters) – An abducted Maldivian journalist was murdered by Islamist militants, a panel investigating deaths and disappearances under the previous government...
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Japan and France to explore cooperation on auto technology

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and France on Monday said they had agreed to share information and explore deeper cooperation in next-generation auto technology, a...

China says no change to lenders’ investment in policy bank bonds

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s banking and insurance regulator said on Monday there have been no changes to existing regulations on lenders’ investment in policy...

China aims to rev up shale gas drive, wean itself off...

By Chen Aizhu and Muyu Xu SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) – China aims to slash its growing dependence on gas imports by boosting domestic projects like shale...

Trade war dents Chinese company profits, portfolio inflows

By Luoyan Liu and John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Some Chinese business sectors reported solid first half earnings, though a substantial fall in industrial profits...

Russian court orders seizure of stake in bank in dispute with...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A court in Russia’s Far East ordered the seizure of a stake in Vostochny Bank held by private equity group...

Tech support: Singapore seeks foreign talent for key sector as economy...

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore is pursuing more foreign tech talent as it ramps up efforts to grow the sector, its trade minister...
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MTG eyes expansion into China as Huya buys stake in e-sports...

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Shares in MTG <MTGb.ST> soared 24% on Monday after the Swedish e-sports and gaming firm said Chinese live streaming platform...

China’s Xiaomi ditches mainland share offering plan

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on Friday it had scrapped a mainland share offering plan in order to focus...

Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official

(Reuters) – An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its scheduled launch on Thursday,...

Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Artifacts including stone tools and animal bone fragments found in Idaho dating back about 16,600 years represent what may...

Argentina’s Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million for LatAm startups

(Reuters) – Argentine venture capital group Kaszek Ventures said on Thursday that it had raised $600 million through two funds, adding to a wave...

Tesla’s Musk, Alibaba’s Ma talk aliens and AI, skip issues like...

By Josh Horwitz and Yilei Sun SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla <TSLA.O> CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba <BABA.N> founder Jack Ma discussed Mars and artificial intelligence...
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Green reels in Noh to win LPGA’s Cambia Portland Classic

(Reuters) – Australian Hannah Green erased a three-stroke deficit over the final four holes to win the Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday, denying qualifier...

Serena mentor on coaching at 2018 final: ‘I’d do it again’

By Frank Pingue NEW YORK (Reuters) – Patrick Mouratoglou, whose courtside coaching of Serena Williams in last year’s dramatic U.S. Open final triggered heated debate,...

Serena on extent of ankle injury: ‘We’ll see tomorrow’

By Frank Pingue NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams charged into the U.S. Open quarter-finals on Sunday but it may have come at a price...