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Vietnam hits more than 9-yr closing high

26 Jun 2017 | 3:46 PM

By Nicole Pinto UNDATED, Jun 26 (Reuters) Thai and Vietnamese shares closed higher in thin trade on Monday, buoyed by stronger oil prices and taking a cue from broader Asian peers, even as other Southeast Asian stock markets were shut for the Muslim festival of Eid al Fitr.

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Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy

26 Jun 2017 | 3:44 PM

By James Pomfret and Benjamin Kang Lim HONG KONG/BEIJING, Jun 26 (Reuters) When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London.

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Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City - Iraqi general

26 Jun 2017 | 3:36 PM

By Marius Bosch and Khaled al-Ramahi MOSUL, Iraq, Jun 26 (Reuters) The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters on Monday.

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Asylum seekers in Canada who fled Trump now trapped in legal limbo

26 Jun 2017 | 3:35 PM

By Anna Mehler Paperny and Rod Nickel TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 26 (Reuters) - Thousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enrol their children in schools.

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UK PM May welcomes Northern Irish kingmakers with a smile

UK PM May welcomes Northern Irish kingmakers with a smile

26 Jun 2017 | 3:34 PM

LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May greeted leaders of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party with a smile on Monday as she neared a deal to prop up her minority government.

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'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli heads into fraud trial

26 Jun 2017 | 3:33 PM

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Jun 26 (Reuters) Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, will go on trial on Monday for what U.

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Industry driving robust Q2 German expansion - Bundesbank

26 Jun 2017 | 3:32 PM

BERLIN, Jun 26 (Reuters) A lively German manufacturing sector is driving solid growth in Europe's largest economy, which should see strong expansion over the winter months carry through into the second quarter, the Bundesbank said on Monday.

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Italy's centre-right wins in local elections, in blow to Renzi

26 Jun 2017 | 3:31 PM

By Steve Scherer and Gavin Jones ROME, Jun 26 (Reuters) Italy's centre-right parties hammered their centre-left rivals in mayoral elections, official results showed on Monday, putting pressure on the ruling Democratic Party (PD) ahead of a national vote due in less than a year.

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Deal between Northern Irish DUP and UK PM May to be announced in hours - BBC says

Deal between Northern Irish DUP and UK PM May to be announced in hours - BBC says

26 Jun 2017 | 3:27 PM

LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May will clinch a deal within hours with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up her minority government, the BBC reported.

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Secular Yemenis live in fear after student is killed in Aden

26 Jun 2017 | 3:23 PM

By Aziz El Yaakoubi DUBAI, Jun 26 (Reuters) A gunman paused for a moment after entering an internet cafe in the Yemeni port city of Aden, approached Amgad Abdulrahman and pulled the trigger three times.

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Iraqi military says it has captured Mosul neighborhood from Islamic State

Iraqi military says it has captured Mosul neighborhood from Islamic State

26 Jun 2017 | 3:19 PM

ERBIL, Iraq, Jun 26 (Reuters) Iraqi troops have captured Mosul's al-Faruq neighborhood, in the northwestern side of the Old City, from Islamic State militants, the military said.

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South Africa bans sale of live hens to contain bird flu

26 Jun 2017 | 3:19 PM

CAPE TOWN, Jun 26 (Reuters) South Africa has banned the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu, but no humans have been affected, the government said on Monday.

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N Korea dismiss Moon call for united Pyeongchang team

26 Jun 2017 | 3:16 PM

By Yuna Park SEOUL, Jun 26 (Reuters) A leading North Korean sports official believes it is too late to consider South Korean President Moon Jae-in's proposal to form a unified team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, saying that political tension must be resolved first.

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Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row

26 Jun 2017 | 3:15 PM

RIYADH, Jun 26 (Reuters) Bahrain's foreign minister accused Qatar on Monday of creating a military escalation in a dispute with regional powers, in an apparent reference to Doha's decision to let more Turkish troops enter its territory.

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Britain's FTSE snaps losing streak as oil bounces, banks rise

26 Jun 2017 | 3:09 PM

By Danilo Masoni MILAN, Jun 26 (Reuters) British shares rose on Monday, snapping four straight days of losses, as banks joined a broader European rally and a bounce in crude oil prices which buoyed energy firms.

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Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

26 Jun 2017 | 3:04 PM

By Christian Shepherd and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, Jun 26 (Reuters) Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said on Monday in messages seen by Reuters.

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GST, 'Transformed India' to help US businesses, says Modi

GST, 'Transformed India' to help US businesses, says Modi

26 Jun 2017 | 3:01 PM

Washington, Jun 26 (UNI) Hours before his first meeting with US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a "transformed" India presents abundant opportunities for the American businesses.

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Italy's centre-right wins in local vote in blow to Renzi

26 Jun 2017 | 2:56 PM

* Right wins left-wing strongholds of Genoa, L'Aquila * Ruling PD party leader Renzi says result "isn't great" * Centre-right parties still divided at national level * Turnout just 46 pct By Steve Scherer and Gavin Jones ROME, Jun 26 (Reuters) Italy's centre-right parties hammered their centre-left rivals in mayoral elections, official results showed today, a win that is likely to put pressure on the ruling Democratic Party (PD) ahead of a national vote due in less than a year.

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Emerging assets lifted by weak dollar, firmer oil

26 Jun 2017 | 2:49 PM

By Sujata Rao LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) Emerging stocks touched two-week highs on Monday thanks to strong gains across Asia, a one percent oil price rise and a flat dollar, while Chinese mainland shares were boosted by encouraging comments from index provider MSCI.

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Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy

26 Jun 2017 | 2:47 PM

* China says "no second chance" for HK democratic reforms * Promised democratic development halted for now * HK activists step up democracy fight overseas * Movement plans protests for Xi visit July 1 By James Pomfret and Benjamin Kang Lim HONG KONG/BEIJING, Jun 26 (Reuters) When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London.

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Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

26 Jun 2017 | 2:45 PM

BEIJING, Jun 26 (Reuters) Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said today in messages seen by Reuters.

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South Africa imposes countrywide ban of sale of live hens to contain avian flu

26 Jun 2017 | 2:42 PM

CAPE TOWN, Jun 26 (Reuters) South Africa has placed a general ban on the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu, but no humans have been affected, the government said today.

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EU court seen ruling on Intel antitrust case next year - judge

26 Jun 2017 | 2:41 PM

By Foo Yun Chee PARIS, Jun 26 (Reuters) Europe's top court is likely to rule on Intel's appeal against a record 1.

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Oil edges above Nov lows but under threat from U.S. supply surge

26 Jun 2017 | 2:37 PM

By Amanda Cooper LONDON, Jun 26 (Reuters) Oil rose for a third straight session on Monday, as speculators took advantage of last week's drop to seven-month lows, although a relentless increase in U.

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IRAQ'S ARMED FORCES ANNOUNCE CAPTURE OF AL-FARUQ NEIGHBORHOOD IN MOSUL OLD CITY FROM ISLAMIC STATE

26 Jun 2017 | 2:35 PM

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China, Canada vow not to conduct cyber attacks on private sector

26 Jun 2017 | 2:28 PM

Undated, June 26 (Reuters) China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyber attacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information.

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Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo hospitalised with liver cancer

26 Jun 2017 | 2:25 PM

BEIJING, Jun 26 (Reuters) Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo is being treated for late-stage liver cancer in a hospital in the city of Shenyang, Amnesty International said in a Tweet today.

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Nestle, Italian bank deal prop up European shares

26 Jun 2017 | 2:18 PM

By Danilo Masoni MILAN, Jun 26 (Reuters) European shares rose on Monday as banks rallied after Italy reached a deal to wind up two failed regional banks and Nestle climbed to a new record after an activist investor urged changes at the consumer bellwether.

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China to strengthen supervision of overseas investment- Xinhua

26 Jun 2017 | 2:17 PM

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jun 26 (Reuters) China will strengthen supervision of overseas investment, and establish a system to protect overseas enterprises, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday, citing a top-level meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping.

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Ifo economist upbeat on German consumption, export outlook

26 Jun 2017 | 2:12 PM

MUNICH, Jun 26 (Reuters) German private consumption remains a crucial driver of growth in Europe's biggest economy, Ifo economist Klaus Wohlrabe said on Monday, adding he also sees further room for export growth.

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