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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...

Hurricane Dorian lashes Bahamas, a million evacuated along U.S. east coast

By Gabriella Borter Titusville, Fla. (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama early on Monday, peeling off roofs,...

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...

Biden seen as weak front-runner as 2020 U.S. Democratic race heats...

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As summer ends and the race for the 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential nomination shifts into a higher gear, former...

A Minute with: Brian De Palma on horror, #MeToo and critics

By Mike Davidson VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Veteran film director Brian De Palma, maker of “Carrie” and “Scarface”, has no intention of retiring yet, though...

Pence pleased Poland nearly ready for U.S. visa program

WARSAW (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Michael Pence said on Monday he was happy that Poland is nearing readiness for a visa waiver program. “I...
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Norwegian Air asks for bond repayment extensions

By Terje Solsvik and Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) – Budget airline Norwegian Air <NWC.OL> is asking bondholders to extend the maturity of its debt by...

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...

Sanctions choke Iran’s crude sales, but oil product exports booming

By Ahmad Ghaddar and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) – While U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil industry have slashed the OPEC member’s crude exports by more...

Facebook’s Libra could undercut ECB’s powers: Mersch

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Widespread acceptance of Facebook’s <FB.O> proposed Libra currency could even undermine the European Central Bank’s ability to set monetary policy, a...

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...

VW retains access to U.S. public sector in, gets second monitor...

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> will not be excluded from public sector contracts in the United States but will instead install a second U.S....
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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...

Deutsche Post sees interest from potential StreetScooter partners: executive

COLOGNE (Reuters) – Deutsche Post has received expressions of interest from potential partners for StreetScooter, its electric van business, board member Tobias Meyer said...

U.S. awards $7.6 billion cloud contract to General Dynamics

(Reuters) – The U.S. General Services Administration and the Defense Department said on Thursday they awarded a cloud computing contract worth $7.6 billion to...

Workday beats second-quarter estimates, raises full-year subscription revenue forecast

(Reuters) – Workday Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Thursday, as it signed up more companies for its cloud-based financial and human resources software. Shares...

Marvell forecasts third-quarter revenue below estimates hurt by Huawei ban

(Reuters) – Marvell Technology Group forecast third-quarter revenue below Wall Street estimates, as a ban on selling components to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies...

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,...
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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,...

Svitolina serves her way past Keys into quarter-finals

By Frank Pingue NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina delivered a solid serving performance to beat American Madison Keys 7-5 6-4 on...

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...