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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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China denies reports of building on disputed shoal

China denies reports of building on disputed shoal

22 Mar 2017 | 3:49 PM

BEIJING, Mar 22 (Reuters) China's Foreign Ministry today denied reports that China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.

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Merkel's conservatives extend lead in Germany's Forsa poll

Merkel's conservatives extend lead in Germany's Forsa poll

22 Mar 2017 | 3:45 PM

BERLIN, Mar 22 (Reuters) Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives was up 1 percentage point at 34 per cent, widening their lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) who were down one point at 31 per cent, a Forsa poll showed on Wednesday, with six months to go before a federal vote.

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Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa, Syrian Observatory says

22 Mar 2017 | 3:32 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 22 (Reuters) At least 33 people were killed in an air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa, a group that monitors the war in Syria said today.

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French prosecutors want Central Africa child abuse case dismissed - source

22 Mar 2017 | 3:32 PM

PARIS, Mar 22 (Reuters) French prosecutors have asked for an investigation into alleged child sex abuse by French soldiers in the Central African Republic to be dropped, a judicial source has said.

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Syrian Kurdish YPG says Turkey shells villages in northwest

22 Mar 2017 | 2:51 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 22 (Reuters) Turkish shelling of Syrian villages in the predominantly Kurdish region of Afrin near the border wounded 10 civilians today, the Kurdish YPG militia said.

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Fillon camp decries "soap opera" of sleaze reports a month from French election

22 Mar 2017 | 2:45 PM

PARIS, Mar 22 (Reuters) Francois Fillon's campaign chief today denounced what he called a daily "soap opera" of media leaks designed to hurt the conservative French candidate's prospects of becoming president.

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Turkish soldier killed by sniper fire from Kurdish-controlled Syria -military

22 Mar 2017 | 2:21 PM

ANKARA, Mar 22 (Reuters) A Turkish soldier was killed by a sniper shot from across the border in a Kurdish-controlled part of northwestern Syria, the Turkish military said today.

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Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa, Syrian Observatory says

Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa, Syrian Observatory says

22 Mar 2017 | 2:05 PM

BEIRUT, Mar 22 (Reuters) At least 33 people were killed in an air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near Islamic State-held Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, and the US-led coalition was believed to have carried out the attack.

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HK stocks snap four-session winning streak as global markets slump

22 Mar 2017 | 2:03 PM

Undated, Mar 22 (Reuters) Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday, with sentiment hurt by sharp losses on Wall Street on concerns U.

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Israeli fire kills Palestinian near Gaza border fence - hospital officials

22 Mar 2017 | 1:59 PM

GAZA, Mar 22 (Reuters) Israeli fire killed a Palestinian and wounded two others in the Gaza Strip today near Israel's border fence with the Hamas Islamist-run enclave, hospital officials said.

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Turkish officials participating in events in Europe, but not campaigning - deputy PM

22 Mar 2017 | 1:34 PM

ANKARA, Mar 22 (Reuters) Turkish government officials are still participating in events for expatriate Turks across Europe, but they are not campaigning for an April 16 referendum, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said today.

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China stocks fall on domestic liquidity concerns, Trump doubts

22 Mar 2017 | 1:33 PM

SHANGHAI, Mar 22 (Reuters) China stocks fell on Wednesday due to worries over tightening liquidity in the domestic banking system, and uncertainty over whether U.

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Zimbabwe police out in force ahead of opposition protest

22 Mar 2017 | 1:00 PM

HARARE, Mar 22 (Reuters) Zimbabwean police deployed water cannon and anti-riot officers on the streets of the capital today ahead of a planned demonstration by opposition parties against changes to the voter registration process.

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Britain's left-wing Labour challenges City bankers on their home turf

22 Mar 2017 | 12:58 PM

By Andrew MacAskill and Anjuli Davies LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) Britain's Labour party, which has made a long journey leftwards since Tony Blair was leader, is looking to gain political momentum in an unlikely place: the heart of London's financial district.

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Afghanistan housing project underlines China's growing role

22 Mar 2017 | 12:34 PM

KABUL, Mar 22 (Reuters) Afghan authorities expect work on the first phase of a multimillion dollar housing project financed by China to begin within months, as Beijing continues to raise its development profile in the region.

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Nikkei skids to more than 3-week lows on strong yen, Wall Street losses

22 Mar 2017 | 12:14 PM

TOKYO, Mar 22 (Reuters) Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled on Wednesday to its lowest close since late February, taking its cue from a sell-off on Wall Street and a strengthening of the perceived safe-haven yen.

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US pulls out of human rights panel on Trump executive orders

US pulls out of human rights panel on Trump executive orders

22 Mar 2017 | 11:57 AM

Washington, March 22 (Reuters) The United States pulled out of a regional hearing held today to discuss the possible effects on human rights from executive orders signed by US President Donald Trump targeting immigrants and refugees, organizers said.

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Trump administration hosting first meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

Trump administration hosting first meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

22 Mar 2017 | 11:56 AM

WASHINGTON, Mar 22 (Reuters) Foreign ministers from 68 countries meet in Washington today to agree on the next steps to defeat Islamic State, the first such gathering of the US-led military coalition since the election of President Donald Trump in November.

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Japanese navy boosts overseas force projection capability with second big helicopter carrier

Japanese navy boosts overseas force projection capability with second big helicopter carrier

22 Mar 2017 | 11:49 AM

YOKOHAMA, Mar 22 (Reuters) Japan's second big helicopter carrier, the Kaga, entered service today, giving the nation's military greater ability to deploy beyond its shores as it pushes back against China's growing influence in Asia.

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Australia shares sink as Trump uncertainty hampers risk sentiment; NZ limps

22 Mar 2017 | 11:46 AM

Undated, Mar22 (Reuters) Australian shares saw their worst day this year on Wednesday, led by financials, mirroring the sharp overnight fall on Wall Street.

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Trump tries to rally support for healthcare bill as US markets drop

Trump tries to rally support for healthcare bill as US markets drop

22 Mar 2017 | 11:46 AM

Washington, March 22 (Reuters) President Donald Trump tried to rally Republican lawmakers behind a plan to dismantle Obamacare as US stock markets showed their worst one-day performance since the November election.

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Australia, NZ dlrs fall on global risk aversion

22 Mar 2017 | 11:24 AM

By Swati Pandey and Charlotte Greenfield SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Mar 22 (Reuters) The Australian dollar slipped to one-week lows on Wednesday as investors sold riskier assets and rushed towards safe havens, such as gold and government bonds, on concerns about U.

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China's money rates up on concerns over PBOC liquidity checks

22 Mar 2017 | 11:24 AM

SHANGHAI, Mar 22 (Reuters) Cash conditions in China's interbank market remained tight on Wednesday as market participants scrambled for short-term funds on concerns central bank-led liquidity checks later this month will limit big bank's lending to smaller peers.

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US farm heartland lobbies to steer Trump away from Mexico trade war

22 Mar 2017 | 11:09 AM

By Jason Lange and Alexandra Alper GARNER, Iowa/MEXICO CITY, Mar 22 (Reuters) Farmers in the US agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over 3 billion dollars in US exports.

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Mexico warns firms not in their interest to build border wall

22 Mar 2017 | 10:16 AM

By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY, Mar 22 (Reuters) Mexico's government warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of US President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried.

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Thai Feb exports fall 2.8 pct y/y, less than forecast

22 Mar 2017 | 9:34 AM

* Feb exports -2.

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South Korea stocks, won weaken on fears Trump's plans bogging down

22 Mar 2017 | 9:07 AM

* KOSPI winds back from 23-month high amid global pullback * Won down for second day SEOUL, Mar 22 (Reuters) South Korean shares and the won weakened on Wednesday, pressured by a global selloff of riskier assets sparked by concerns that U.

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Nikkei withers, whipped by strong yen and Wall Street losses

22 Mar 2017 | 9:05 AM

TOKYO, Mar 22 (Reuters) Japan's Nikkei share average skidded on Wednesday, taking its cue from a sell-off on Wall Street and a rise in the perceived safe-haven yen.

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Trump to attend NATO summit in Brussels May 25

22 Mar 2017 | 9:05 AM

WASHINGTON, Mar 22 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump will attend a summit of leaders of NATO nations on May 25 in Brussels, the White House said.

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North Korea may have launched several missiles today - Kyodo

22 Mar 2017 | 9:04 AM

TOKYO, Mar 22 (Reuters) North Korea may have launched several missiles today morning, Kyodo News reported, citing a Japanese government source.

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