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Drugs worth $161 million seized in Malaysia’s biggest haul

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian authorities on Friday said they had seized nearly 3.7 tonnes of ketamine and cocaine worth about $161 million in...

Mexico again rejects ‘safe third country’ proposal by U.S. on migration

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico reiterated its opposition to becoming a safe third country for asylum seekers, with the foreign minister on Thursday endorsing...

U.S. urges Colombia and Central America to help stem migration

By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday called on Central American and Colombian authorities to help curb illegal immigration to...

Canada’s Freeland to return to Cuba to discuss Venezuelan crisis

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Thursday she would go to Cuba next week to speak with her counterpart there,...

Victims of ‘La Bestia,’ Mexico’s notorious migrant train, learn to walk...

By Delphine Schrank CELAYA, Mexico (Reuters) – Twelve hours after he scrambled atop a boxcar on a freight train that hurtled through Mexico towards the...

Interpol issues red notice for former Colombian guerrilla leader

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Interpol on Thursday issued a red notice for a fugitive Colombian lawmaker and former FARC rebel commander who the United States...
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Ireland could try to block Mercosur trade deal on Amazon concerns:...

DUBLIN (Reuters) – As wildfires rage through the Brazilian Amazon, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said Dublin will vote against a trade deal...

Major fashion companies to make G7 pledge to help environment

PARIS (Reuters) – Major fashion companies from around the world said on Friday they had signed a pact which they would present at this...

Walmart, Tesla look to address issues surrounding solar systems

(Reuters) – Walmart Inc <WMT.N> and Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> are looking to address all issues surrounding the solar installations at Walmart stores, the companies...

Sovereign investors’ dislike for equities mostly fades in second quarter

By Tom Arnold LONDON (Reuters) – Sovereign wealth funds’ distaste for equities mostly faded in the second quarter, with some investors turning to emerging- market...

Carrefour Brazilian unit says being investigated for corruption: filing

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The Brazilian unit of French retailer Carrefour SA <CARR.PA> disclosed earlier on Thursday in a securities filing a corruption investigation...

How Brazil and Vietnam are tightening their grip on the world’s...

By Marcelo Teixeira, Phuong Nguyen and Julia Symmes Cobb SAO JOAO DA BOA VISTA, Brazil (Reuters) – A towering machine rumbles through the fields of...
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Nokia says Brazil 5G auction may be world’s biggest yet

By Gabriela Mello SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia Oyj expects Brazil to host the world’s biggest-ever single auction for fifth-generation (5G)...

Online bank N26 extends latest funding round in expansion push

(Reuters) – Berlin-based N26 said on Thursday it raised an additional $170 million in its latest funding round, driving up its valuation to $3.5...

Brazil fintech Nubank takes aim at small business owners

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian financial startup Nu Pagamentos SA is planning to launch digital accounts for small business owners, expanding its product portfolio...
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MLB will not allow players to participate in Venezuelan baseball season:...

CARACAS (Reuters) – Major League Baseball (MLB) will not give permission for players to participate in the upcoming Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP) season,...

U.S. draw Latvia in 2020 Fed Cup qualifiers

(Reuters) – The United States will begin their quest for a 19th Fed Cup title when they take on Latvia on Feb. 7-8 next...

Protesting U.S. athletes receive 12-months probation

(Reuters) – U.S. athletes Race Imboden and Gwen Berry have been placed on probation for 12 months for their political protests at the Pan...