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  • BOJ March meeting summary: Easy policy to stay for a while
  • Thousands on alert as Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia
  • Japanese manufacturers brace for possible U.S. import tax - Reuters poll
  • Rain delays start of third day in third NZ-S Africa test
  • Sudan cooperating with Chad and France over kidnapped Frenchman -state news agency
  • China's Li says he will focus on trade ties during New Zealand visit
  • US Treasury futures little changed on open
  • US equity futures drop 0.3 percent
  • Centre-right GERB party wins Bulgaria's polls -partial official results
  • Rain delays start of third day in third NZ-S Africa test
  • Bahrain breaks Iran-linked "terrorist" cell behind bus attack -report
  • Poland surge clear at the top after 2-1 win in Montenegro
  • Quick goal sets Northern Ireland on way to win over Norway
  • Belgium hit by new injury concerns ahead of Russia friendly
  • Libya's National Oil Corp warns of new attempt at independent oil sales
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Kremlin says Ukrainian claims of Russian hand in ex-MP's murder are 'absurd'

23 Mar 2017 | 5:48 PM

MOSCOW, Mar 23 (Reuters) Russia's Kremlin said today that allegations from Ukrainian authorities that Moscow was behind the murder of a fugitive Russian MP in Kiev were absurd, Russian news agencies reported.

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Exiled former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev - police

23 Mar 2017 | 5:48 PM

KIEV, Mar 23 (Reuters) A former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against Ukraine's ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev today, police said.

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Suspected Indonesian radical killed in counter-terrorism operation

23 Mar 2017 | 5:48 PM

JAKARTA, Mar 23 (Reuters) Indonesian police killed a suspected radical and detained three today during a counter-terrorism operation in an industrial area just hours away from the capital Jakarta.

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Ukraine president: former MP killing was Russian "state terrorism"

23 Mar 2017 | 5:35 PM

KIEV, Mar 23 (Reuters) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said today that the fatal shooting of a former Russian lawmaker in Kiev was an act of Russian "state terrorism".

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Surplus will shrink with age, Germany says, but don't blame us for being efficient

23 Mar 2017 | 5:35 PM

By Joseph Nasr BERLIN, Mar 23 (Reuters) Germany has launched a two-pronged attack on U.

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Vienna Airport appeals against ban on expansion

23 Mar 2017 | 5:34 PM

* Airport seeking to build a third runway * Supported by economy ministry, but blocked by court * Airport says ban ignores fundamental rights, EU law By Kirsti Knolle VIENNA, Mar 23 (Reuters) Vienna Airport appealed today to Austria's highest courts to annul a ruling that blocked its planned expansion for environmental reasons, arguing the decision ignored constitutionally guaranteed rights and EU law.

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Queen Elizabeth offers deepest sympathy to victims of London attack

23 Mar 2017 | 5:33 PM

LONDON, Mar 23 (Reuters) Britain's Queen Elizabeth sent her condolences today to those affected by the attack on the British parliament conducted by a lone assailant who killed three people and injured 40.

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Sri Lankan shares fall to 1-yr closing low, rate review in focus

23 Mar 2017 | 5:33 PM

COLOMBO, Mar 23 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares fell for a second straight session on Thursday to a more than one-year closing low as expectations of an interest rate hike continued to drag down the market ahead of the central bank's monetary policy review.

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Nationalism the big winner in Bulgarian election

23 Mar 2017 | 5:32 PM

* Anti-migrant backlash fuelling nationalism * Nationalist alliance may emerge as kingmaker in Sunday vote * Syrian family says regrets ever heading to Bulgaria By Angel Krasimirov ELIN PELIN, Bulgaria, Mar 23 (Reuters) Syrian refugee Fatema Batayhi says she has not left her home for five weeks, not since a hostile crowd confronted her on the main square of this sleepy town in a valley east of Bulgaria's capital, Sofia.

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EU says summons Turkish ambassador over Erdogan comments

23 Mar 2017 | 5:31 PM

BRUSSELS, Mar 23 (Reuters) The European Union's executive said today it has summoned Turkey's new ambassador to the bloc to explain comments by President Tayyip Erdogan.

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EU tells Italy to step up reforms to spur growth

23 Mar 2017 | 5:30 PM

BRUSSELS, Mar 23 (Reuters) Italy should prepare an ambitious reform programme to address the country's economic weaknesses, the European Commission vice president said on Thursday, on the eve of a visit to Rome to discuss Italy's budget.

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Higher; investors track U.S. healthcare bill

23 Mar 2017 | 4:18 PM

By Sindhu Chandrasekaran Undated, Mar 23 (Reuters) Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, in line with Asia and Wall Street, with investors closely watching the progress of a U.

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British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament

British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament

23 Mar 2017 | 3:54 PM

LONDON, Mar 23 (Reuters) British police have arrested seven people in the investigation into an attacker who killed three people and injured about 40 before being shot to death by police, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer said today.

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London attack highlights importance of protecting borders, says France's Le Pen

London attack highlights importance of protecting borders, says France's Le Pen

23 Mar 2017 | 3:43 PM

PARIS, Mar 23 (Reuters) This week's attack just outside the UK parliament has highlighted the importance of protecting national borders and stepping up security measures, French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said today.

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Taiwan c.bank keeps key rate unchanged as expected

23 Mar 2017 | 3:43 PM

TAIPEI, Mar 23 (Reuters) Taiwan's central bank kept its policy rate unchanged as expected on Thursday as exports show signs of recovering and inflation remains mild.

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Euro zone survey data point to robust first quarter, ECB says

23 Mar 2017 | 3:42 PM

FRANKFURT, Mar 23 (Reuters) Economic recovery in the euro zone is gaining ground and some data point to robust momentum in the first quarter despite uncertainty over Brexit, China's rebalancing and new U.

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Philippine c.bank keeps rates steady, trims inflation outlook

23 Mar 2017 | 3:42 PM

* Benchmark rate left at 3.

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Turkey urging US, Britain to lift flight electronics ban - foreign ministry

23 Mar 2017 | 3:41 PM

ANKARA, Mar 23 (Reuters) Turkey is in talks with the United States and Britain to exclude Turkish Airlines and Istanbul's main Ataturk airport from a ban on passengers carrying electronics larger than cell phones, Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said today.

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Fierce clashes persist in Syria ahead of renewed peace talks

Fierce clashes persist in Syria ahead of renewed peace talks

23 Mar 2017 | 3:28 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 23 (Reuters) The Syrian army and rebels, including jihadist groups, fought in the capital Damascus and north of Hama today after the insurgents' biggest offensive for months, underscoring the bleak prospects for peace talks which resume later in the day.

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Iran's Rouhani to visit Russia on March 27-28 - Kremlin

Iran's Rouhani to visit Russia on March 27-28 - Kremlin

23 Mar 2017 | 3:13 PM

MOSCOW, Mar 23 (Reuters) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Russia on March 27-28, the Kremlin said today.

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Polish PM draws link between London attack and EU migrant policy

Polish PM draws link between London attack and EU migrant policy

23 Mar 2017 | 3:05 PM

WARSAW, Mar 23 (Reuters) Poland's prime minister drew a link today between an attack in London targeting the British parliament and the European Union's migrant policy, saying the assault vindicated Warsaw's refusal to take in refugees.

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Five South Koreans wounded in UK parliament attack -ministry

Five South Koreans wounded in UK parliament attack -ministry

23 Mar 2017 | 3:02 PM

SEOUL, Mar 23 (Reuters) Five South Koreans were wounded near the British parliament in what police called a "marauding terrorist attack", South Korea's foreign ministry said in Seoul.

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Police checking whether others involved in London attack-Fallon

Police checking whether others involved in London attack-Fallon

23 Mar 2017 | 2:59 PM

LONDON, Mar 23 (Reuters) British police believe an attack in London that left four people dead and injured around 40 was linked to Islamic terrorism and are checking whether the lone attacker was supported by anyone else, the defence minister said today.

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Australia, China to boost trade with beef making the cut

23 Mar 2017 | 2:56 PM

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Mar 23 (Reuters) Australia and China are expected to sign new bilateral agreements on beef exports, energy and security during a four-day visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that began today.

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French Defence Minister Le Drian to back Macron in presidential election -paper

23 Mar 2017 | 2:50 PM

PARIS, Mar 23 (Reuters) French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will announce his support for centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron later today, regional newspaper Ouest-France reported.

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UK PM May to give statement to parliament on London attack at 1600 IST

23 Mar 2017 | 2:50 PM

LONDON, Mar 23 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement to parliament at 1600 IST today, the leader of the lower house of parliament said on Twitter after a lone-wolf attacker killed three and injured 40 in London yesterday.

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Amid deepening ties, Chinese troops join Pakistan Day parade

23 Mar 2017 | 2:50 PM

ISLAMABAD, Mar 23 (Reuters) Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad today, in a sign of deepening ties.

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Malaysia c.bank sees 2017 economic growth at 4.3-4.8 pct, above 2016 pace

23 Mar 2017 | 2:37 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 23 (Reuters) Malaysia's central bank on Thursday projected that the economy will grow 4.

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Sterling hits month's high before UK retail sales data

23 Mar 2017 | 2:37 PM

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON, Mar 23 (Reuters) The pound hit a month's high against the dollar on Thursday as investors awaited UK retail sales data expected to turn positive for the first time in three months.

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Frankfurt airport ground staff reach wage deal, averting strike

23 Mar 2017 | 2:36 PM

FRANKFURT, Mar 23 (Reuters) German union Verdi has struck a wage agreement with Spanish ground handling services group Acciona, averting strikes at Frankfurt airport, Germany's biggest.

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