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China sacks six senior officials at food and drug regulator over...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at...

China complains about Pentagon report, says it is ‘pure guesswork’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China’s military was ...

Taiwan’s president lauds Belize amid dwindling support

By Jose Sanchez BELMOPAN (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen thanked the government of Belize on Friday for backing Taiwan’s claim to independence from China...

China’s top diplomat says cooperation with Iran to continue: Xinhua

(Reuters) – China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State...

U.S. State Department calls on Vietnam to release ‘prisoners of conscience’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Friday called on Vietnam to release all “prisoners of conscience” immediately, one day after a Vietnamese...

Trump says Turkey has acted badly in Brunson case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States was not going to take Turkey’s detention of U.S. Christian pastor...
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USTR doubles length of tariff hearing on $200 billion of China...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Friday it doubled the length of tariff hearings on the next $200 billion...

Exclusive: ValueAct invests $800 million in financial stocks in second quarter...

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) – Activist hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management boosted investments in financial stocks by more than $800 million during the second...

Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories...

Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories...

Turkey says working on new loan package for small-to-medium enterprises

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is working on a new loan package for small-to-medium enterprises in order to establish stability in markets and carry out...

Malaysian financier wanted in 1MDB probe says he will not surrender

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB has said he does not...
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Tencent-backed Qutoutiao files for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) – Chinese content aggregator Qutoutiao Inc, which is backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, filed for an initial public offering of up...

Indonesia’s Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO

By Fanny Potkin JAKARTA (Reuters) – Go-Jek, Indonesia’s first billion-dollar startup, is “extremely close” to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder...

Turk Telekom, Turkey’s Vestel clinch deal after Erdogan call to snub...

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish fixed-line operator Turk Telekom said on Friday that it clinched a cooperation deal with Vestel after President Tayyip Erdogan called...

Australian teen sparks FBI action after hacking Apple: media

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to hacking into the main computer network of technology giant Apple Inc <AAPL.O>, downloading big...

China’s solar giant GCL to make electric car move in new...

By David Stanway JURONG, China (Reuters) – China’s leading solar equipment manufacturer GCL is planning a move into the electric vehicle sector, aiming to make...

Tencent shares set to slide after first quarterly profit fall in...

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shares of Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings were set to slide 4.8 percent on Thursday after it reported its first...

Halep downs Barty to move into quarter-finals

(Reuters) – World number one Simona Halep began a busy day by beating Australia’s Ashleigh Barty 7-5 6-4 in the Cincinnati Masters third round...

Dominant Del Potro into third round at rainy Cincinnati

(Reuters) – Juan Martin del Potro quickly dispatched South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-2 6-3 in a second-round match at the rain-hit Cincinnati Open on...

Halep waits out the rain to reach third round in Cincinnati

(Reuters) – Top seed Simona Halep, who was two games away from reaching the third round at the Cincinnati Masters when rain forced an...