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  • Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after NY Times report CIA sources killed
  • Porto coach Nuno leaves after one season
  • UN Security Council condemns N Korea's latest missile launch
  • Late penalty earns Esteghlal win, Al Ahlis share spoils
  • Flynn declines US Senate subpoena in Russia probe
  • Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro's new congress plan
  • Man set on fire during Venezuela protests
  • Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts
  • UN's North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack
  • Brazil top court ruling on Temer probe to await tape analysis
  • Army major who used kashmiri as 'human shield' awarded
  • Morgan Stanley shareholders approve executive compensation plan
  • 125 social workers, 6 social institutions selected for state-level Dr Ambedkar Social Utthan and Shahu-Phule-Ambedkar awards
  • Inarritu puts a border guard's gun to your head in VR film at Cannes
  • Thane-Synagogue Secretary booked for demanding money
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Bomb at hospital in Thailand wounds 24 - police

22 May 2017 | 1:35 PM

By Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK, May 22 (Reuters) A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital, Bangkok, wounded 24 peopletoday, the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup.

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Russian econ min sees lower inflation if oil cut deal extended - agencies

22 May 2017 | 1:34 PM

MOSCOW, May 22 (Reuters) Russia will see lower inflation and a smaller budget deficit if OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers agree to extend a production cut deal, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Monday, Russian news agency reported.

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China urges restraint after latest North Korea missile test

22 May 2017 | 12:57 PM

BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) China urged all parties to remain calm and exercise restraint today after North Korea said it successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile.

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Shanghai stocks end weaker as tighter regulations bite

22 May 2017 | 12:43 PM

SHANGHAI, May 22 (Reuters) Shanghai stocks reversed earlier gains to end lower on Monday as lingering worries over economic growth and tighter regulations to curb speculative investments hurt risk appetite.

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Bomb at hospital in Thai capital, Bangkok, wounds 24 - police

Bomb at hospital in Thai capital, Bangkok, wounds 24 - police

22 May 2017 | 12:39 PM

BANGKOK, May 22 (Reuters) A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital, Bangkok, wounded 24 people today, on the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup.

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S Korean won posts biggest daily gain in over 1 month on Trump worries

22 May 2017 | 12:19 PM

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) The South Korean won posted its biggest daily percentage gain in more than a month on Monday as the dollar weakened broadly on political turmoil surrounding U.

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Ford to replace CEO Mark Fields with James Hakett - Forbes

22 May 2017 | 12:06 PM

Undated, May 22 (Reuters) Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Mark Fields will leave the carmaker as part of a shake-up that includes other top executive changes, Forbes reported late on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation.

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Sri Lanka president switches foreign, finance ministers in reshuffle

22 May 2017 | 12:04 PM

COLOMBO, May 22 (Reuters) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena switched the finance and foreign ministers in a cabinet reshuffle today in a bid to restore confidence in the administration's handling of the economy.

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Barclays to hire 100 staff in private banking push

Barclays to hire 100 staff in private banking push

22 May 2017 | 12:03 PM

* Bank plans 100 hires in private wealth hubs worldwide * Previous attempt in 2010 failed amid rising competition * Move follows similar hiring push in Barclays investment bank

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) Barclays will hire 100 new staff in its private bank as it launches its second attempt in the last seven years to win more business from wealthy clients, a source with direct knowledge of the plans told Reuters.

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Airbus appoints independent compliance review panel amid probes

22 May 2017 | 11:53 AM

PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) Europe's Airbus said on Monday it had appointed an independent review panel including a former German finance minister to monitor its compliance practices amid several ongoing corruption probes.

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Adani defers Australian coal project investment decision

22 May 2017 | 11:50 AM

MELBOURNE, May 22 (Reuters) India's Adani Enterprises has deferred a final investment decision (FID) on its long-delayed Australian Carmichael coal project, as the Queensland state government has yet to sign off on a royalty agreement for the mine, an Adani spokesman said on Monday.

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Sri Lanka president switches foreign, finance ministers in reshuffle

Sri Lanka president switches foreign, finance ministers in reshuffle

22 May 2017 | 11:42 AM

COLOMBO, May 22 (Reuters) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena switched the foreign and finance ministers in a major cabinet reshuffle today.

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Saudi oil minister due in Iraq to discuss extending oil output cut-official

Saudi oil minister due in Iraq to discuss extending oil output cut-official

22 May 2017 | 11:38 AM

BAGHDAD, May 22 (Reuters) Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih will visit Iraq today to discuss the extension of an OPEC-led oil output cut with his counterpart, Iraq oil ministry spokesman Asim Jihad said.

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Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards

22 May 2017 | 11:33 AM

LAS VEGAS, May 22 (Reuters) Rapper Drake grabbed a record 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, eclipsing Adele's previous record of 12 awards in 2012.

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Bangladesh gets lowest offer of $427.85/T in rice import tender

22 May 2017 | 11:28 AM

DHAKA, May 22 (Reuters) Bangladesh received the lowest offer of $427.

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Philippine minister starts damage control after Duterte's China war remark

22 May 2017 | 10:34 AM

MANILA, May 22 (Reuters) Talks last week between leaders of China and the Philippines were frank and friendly, with no threats or bullying, Manila's foreign minister said today, after his president said he was warned of war if he drills for oil in the South China Sea.

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Japan protests against UN privacy expert's queries on contentious bill

22 May 2017 | 10:25 AM

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, May 22 (Reuters) Japan today protested against a letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from a UN independent expert raising concerns that planned legislation targeting conspiracies to commit terrorism and other crimes could allow police to trample civil liberties.

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China tells US trade representative stronger cooperation needed

22 May 2017 | 10:23 AM

BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) China's commerce minister Zhong Shan told new United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer the two sides should strengthen cooperation and manage disputes in trade, according to a statement on the website of China's Ministry of Commerce on Monday.

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Trump to visit Israel in search of revived peace process

22 May 2017 | 9:38 AM

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason RIYADH, May 22 (Reuters) After an exhausting two days in Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump travels to Israel on Monday, attempting to revive the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process with visits to Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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Bitcoin options exchange raises $11.4 million in funding

22 May 2017 | 9:37 AM

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) Ledger Holdings, the New York-based parent company of bitcoin options exchange LedgerX, said on Monday it closed $11.

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Bus plunges 90 meters off Mexican roadside, killing at least 12

22 May 2017 | 9:33 AM

MEXICO CITY, May 22 (Reuters) At least 12 people were killed and up to 30 were injured when a bus plunged some 90 meters (300 feet) off a roadside in a mountainous region of southern Mexico near the Guatemalan border, authorities said.

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Two more deaths take Everest toll to at least five in past month

22 May 2017 | 9:09 AM

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 22 (Reuters) Two more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain in the past month to at least five amid mountaineers' safety concerns, officials said today.

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China says will eventually allow private companies to invest in oil storage

22 May 2017 | 9:08 AM

BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) China will eventually allow private companies to invest in the country's oil and gas storage, the government said in a blueprint document for its energy sector that mainly underscored earlier pledges on reforming heavily monopolized oil and gas industries.

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Taiwan prosecutors say won't indict Mega Fin for violating anti-money laundering rules

22 May 2017 | 9:07 AM

TAIPEI, May 22 (Reuters) Taiwan prosecutors said on Monday they will not indict Mega Financial Holding or any Taiwan citizen for violating anti-money laundering rules, following an investigation into whether state-run Mega had breached U.

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Stabbing death of black US Army officer probed as possible hate crime

22 May 2017 | 8:48 AM

WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) Police have charged a white University of Maryland student with the on-campus stabbing death of a newly commissioned black US Army lieutenant, and the FBI is investigating the case as a possible hate crime, authorities said.

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No time for Brexit delays, says UK's May as poll lead slips

22 May 2017 | 8:45 AM

 

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May will today urge voters to back her to deliver the country's exit from the European Union, playing one of her strongest cards in the election campaign as opinion polls show that her party's large lead has shrunk.

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N Korea says missile test confirms warhead guidance

22 May 2017 | 8:44 AM

 

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) North Korea said today it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit US targets.

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China slaps hefty import duties on sugar in victory for domestic industry

22 May 2017 | 8:20 AM

BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) China said on Monday it will put hefty penalties on sugar imports in the first ruling to come out of a months-long anti-dumping probe, a victory for domestic sugar mills after years of lobbying.

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Israel makes some concessions to Palestinians before Trump visit

Israel makes some concessions to Palestinians before Trump visit

22 May 2017 | 8:15 AM

JERUSALEM, May 22 (Reuters) Israel authorised a few economic concessions to the Palestinians requested by President Donald Trump, hours before the US leader begins a visit in which he hopes to revive peace talks frozen since 2014.

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Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after report CIA sources killed

22 May 2017 | 7:46 AM

BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) An influential state-run newspaper applauded China's anti-espionage efforts today after the New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling US spying operations in a massive intelligence breach.

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