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China state paper accuses west of double standards on Xinjiang

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The western media is guilty of “double standards” when it comes to reporting on China’s restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, the...

Dutch call off Saudi trips due to concern over missing journalist

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra on Thursday pulled out of next week’s investment summit in Riyadh and a Dutch trade mission...

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin withdraws from Saudi conference

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said he would no longer attend next week’s investment conference in Saudi Arabia. “Just met...

Turkish navy stops Greek frigate ‘harassment’ in Mediterranean: Anadolu

ANKARA/ATHENS (Reuters) – Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday that the navy had stopped a Greek frigate from harassing a Turkish ship...

Putin says Japan’s Abe told him peace treaty proposal not possible

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told him that Tokyo could not immediately...

Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State (IS) militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria...
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China third quarter GDP growth slows to 6.5 percent year-on-year, missing...

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy grew at a slower than expected pace of 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, marking...

Oil prices edge up, but set for weekly loss on stock...

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices nudged higher on Friday but were set for a second weekly drop amid higher U.S. crude inventories,...

China securities regulator chief says will boost market confidence with various...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s securities regulator said it will encourage funds to help resolve liquidity difficulties at listed companies caused by stock pledging, and...

Euro near one-week low as Italian budget raises EU political risks

By Vatsal Srivastava SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The euro hovered near a one-week low against the dollar on Friday as the European Commission’s criticism of Italy’s...

Asia shares extend slump as global sentiment sours

By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Stocks in Asia fell on Friday as global sentiment soured on issues ranging from trade worries, Italy’s 2019 budget,...

Australia’s NAB cuts 300 bankers over wrongdoing

By Tom Westbrook and Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) – About 300 staff of National Australia Bank <NAB.AX> have been fired or left the company as...
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South Korea’s taxi drivers protest against plans for carpool service

By Haejin Choi and Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a massive rally on Thursday in Seoul, the...

Tax byte: Africans fear trend towards levies on data, services

By Elias Biryabarema and Joe Bavier KAMPALA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The brisk business Julius Kirya did from his cash transfer kiosk in the Ugandan capital has...

TSMC third-quarter profit down 0.9 percent, in line with market forecasts

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) <2330.TW> <TSM.N>, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday third-quarter net profit fell 0.9...

Robot market growth slows as trade war hits industrial spending: robot...

TOKYO (Reuters) – An escalating trade war between the United States and China has dampened manufacturers’ appetite for investment in equipment, causing growth in...

JD.com spies profits in China’s giant parcel delivery market

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com Inc said on Thursday it was launching a parcel delivery business, a move which could help the...

Mideast ride-hailing app Careem secures $200 million new funding

By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) – Middle East ride-hailing company Careem said on Thursday it had secured $200 million in new funding from existing investors,...
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Motor racing: Perez sees bright future for reborn Force India

By Alan Baldwin AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Mexican Sergio Perez saw a bright future for Force India after the Formula One team finally confirmed on...

Tennis: Kyrgios ends season after pulling out of Kremlin Cup

(Reuters) – Australian Nick Kyrgios has called time on his season after pulling out of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday with a recurrence of...

Tennis: Serena coach makes plea for honest and open on-court coaching

By Ossian Shine (Reuters) – The coach whose attempts to guide Serena Williams mid-match during this year’s U.S. Open final led to her explosive row...