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  • UN Libya convoy hit west of Tripoli - statement
  • Van Niekerk breaks another Johnson world record in rare 300m race
  • Opposition Labour loses vote on UK austerity, pay cap
  • US to unveil enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban
  • Venezuela hunts rogue helicopter attackers, Maduro foes suspicious
  • Despite healthcare hit, Trump says big surprise on bill could come
  • Brazil's Supreme Court sends Temer charges to lower house
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France biggest union says no agreement with rival on Sept strike

28 Jun 2017 | 2:45 PM

PARIS, Jun 28 (Reuters) The CFDT, France's biggest private-sector union, said there was no agreement with the more hardline CGT union over the CGT's call for a strike on Sep 12, adding it would make its decision once it sees the final draft of a new labour law.

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UK's Johnson heads home before Cyprus peace talks open in Swiss Alps

28 Jun 2017 | 2:42 PM

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland, Jun 28 (Reuters) Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was leaving Switzerland today before Cyprus peace talks officially opened to fly home for a parliamentary session, officials said.

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Global cyber attack hit Auchan payment terminals in Ukraine

28 Jun 2017 | 2:38 PM

PARIS, Jun 28 (Reuters) A global cyber attack on Tuesday hit the terminal payments of French retailer Auchan in its stores in Ukraine but the incident is now over, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.

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Sterling hits 7-month low against resurgent euro

28 Jun 2017 | 2:31 PM

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON, Jun 28 (Reuters) Sterling hit a seven-month low to the euro on Wednesday, losing ground to renewed strength in the single currency after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the days of the bank's stimulus programme are numbered.

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US hopes to see Chinese activist Liu treated for cancer "elsewhere"

28 Jun 2017 | 2:29 PM

* US ambassador hopes Liu can get cancer treatment outside China * Trump's top representative in China arrived yesterday * Nobel laureate Liu was serving 11-year jail term for subversion (Adds Chinese Foreign Ministry comment) By Michael Martina BEIJING, Jun 28 (Reuters) Newly appointed US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said today the United States would like to see Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo treated elsewhere for cancer, and that the two countries must work together on human rights.

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BNP Paribas says its real estate business impacted by global cyber attack

28 Jun 2017 | 2:26 PM

PARIS, Jun 28 (Reuters) BNP Paribas' real estate unit took a hit from the global cyber attack that disrupted the computers of companies around the world on Tuesday, France's biggest bank said in a statement.

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BNP Paribas says its real estate business impacted by global cyber attack

28 Jun 2017 | 2:08 PM

PARIS, Jun 28 (Reuters) BNP Paribas' real estate unit took a hit from the global cyber attack that disrupted the computers of companies around the world on Tuesday, France's biggest bank said in a statement.

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Tech, oil slump sends European shares to two-month low

28 Jun 2017 | 1:40 PM

LONDON, Jun 28 (Reuters) A slump among technology stocks after a global cyber attack added to depressed crude prices to cast a cloud over European shares on Wednesday, sending them to their lowest in two months.

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China issues revised guidelines for foreign investment

28 Jun 2017 | 1:29 PM

BEIJING, Jun 28 (Reuters) China issued revised guidelines for foreign investment, according to a statement published on the website of China's Commerce Ministry today.

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Cambodia's Hun Sen orders probe into rights group

28 Jun 2017 | 1:13 PM

PHNOM PENH, Jun 28 (Reuters) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered an investigation today into The Situation Room, a consortium of rights groups which criticised local elections this month that handed a victory to Hun Sen's ruling party.

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Maersk says working on recovery plan after cyber attack

28 Jun 2017 | 1:10 PM

COPENHAGEN, Jun 28 (Reuters) Shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, which handles one of seven containers shipped globally, said today that it was working on a recovery plan a day after being hit by global cyber attack Petya.

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Toshiba misses self-imposed deadline for chip unit sale, sues Western Digital

28 Jun 2017 | 1:08 PM

* Talks with some members of preferred bidder group taking time * Toshiba sues Western Digital for interfering in sale * Western Digital resubmitted its bid on Tuesday * Threat of Western Digital legal action hangs over sale By Makiko Yamazaki CHIBA, Japan, Jun 28 (Reuters) Japan's Toshiba Corp has pushed back its timeline to clinch a sale of its prized flash memory chip unit, saying the $18 billion deal was being held up due to differences of opinion within the consortium chosen as preferred bidder.

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Six arrested in Spain, Britain, Germany for Islamist militant links

28 Jun 2017 | 1:08 PM

MADRID, Jun 28 (Reuters) Six people have been arrested in Spain, Britain and Germany accused of links to the Islamist militant group Islamic State, and the indoctrination and radicalisation of potential members, the Spanish interior ministry said today.

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Helicopter attacks Venezuela's pro-Maduro Supreme Court

Helicopter attacks Venezuela's pro-Maduro Supreme Court

28 Jun 2017 | 1:05 PM

By Silene Ramírez and Eyanir Chinea

CARACAS, Jun 28 (Reuters) A Venezuelan police helicopter attacked the Supreme Court, ratcheting up a political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro condemned as a "terrorist" attack.

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China stocks down, Li's remarks raise growth, regulatory concerns

28 Jun 2017 | 1:05 PM

SHANGHAI, Jun 28 (Reuters) China's main stocks indexes fell on Wednesday, as comments by Premier Li Keqiang raised concerns over an economic slowdown and regulatory tightening.

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Philippines says bodies of beheaded civilians found in rebel-held town* Death toll could be significantly higher - army

28 Jun 2017 | 1:05 PM

* Discovery first concrete sign of beheadings in siege * Military says civilian deaths due to rebel atrocities * Fighting enters its 36th day By Kanupriya Kapoor MARAWI CITY, Philippines, Jun 28 (Reuters) The decapitated bodies of five civilians have been found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels, the military said today, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground.

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Oil prices weighed down as US inventory gains revive glut worries

28 Jun 2017 | 1:03 PM

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Myanmar army clashes with rebels in region where journalists held

28 Jun 2017 | 12:55 PM

By Simon Lewis and Shoon Naing YANGON, Jun 28 (Reuters) Myanmar's military has engaged in deadly clashes with ethnic minority rebels in the northeast in the past week, state media reported today, as concern grows for three reporters detained by the military in the region.

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China launches new class of naval destroyer

China launches new class of naval destroyer

28 Jun 2017 | 12:54 PM

BEIJING, Jun 28 (Reuters) China's military today launched a new type of domestically-built destroyer, state media said, the latest addition to the country's rapidly expanding navy.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party to force vote in parliament on pay cap

28 Jun 2017 | 12:50 PM

LONDON, Jun 28 (Reuters) Britain's opposition Labour Party will force a vote in parliament today over a pay cap for public sector employees, the first test of whether Prime Minister Theresa May can muster enough lawmakers to rule.

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Japan, EU press ahead on free trade pact to counter US protectionism

28 Jun 2017 | 12:47 PM

* EU officials in Tokyo for marathon talks on trade * Free trade pact could help resist tide of protectionism * Japan could use trade pact to thwart US negotiations By Kaori Kaneko and Stanley White TOKYO, Jun 28 (Reuters) Japanese and European Union negotiators meeting in Tokyo aim to reach a free trade deal that would stand against a protectionist tide threatening the global economy, and make the United States think twice over pursuing inward-looking policies.

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China launches new class of naval destroyer

28 Jun 2017 | 12:44 PM

BEIJING, Jun 28 (Reuters) China's military today launched a new type of domestically-built destroyer, state media said, the latest addition to the country's rapidly expanding navy.

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Pakistan faces challenges in building economic corridor with China-minister

Pakistan faces challenges in building economic corridor with China-minister

28 Jun 2017 | 12:37 PM

DALIAN, China, Jun 28 (Reuters) Pakistan faces some challenges in steering an ambitious plan to build an economic corridor with China despite the economic benefits for the country, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said today.

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Australia shares rise 0.7 pct led by banks, miners; New Zealand flat

28 Jun 2017 | 12:35 PM

Undated, Jun 28 (Reuters) Australian shares had their biggest rise in two weeks on Wednesday, led by financials after an insurance company hit a record high and by materials stocks on higher commodity prices.

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Euro hits 1-year high in the wake of Draghi's upbeat comments

28 Jun 2017 | 12:33 PM

SINGAPORE, Jun 28 (Reuters) The euro hit a one-year high on Wednesday, staying firm after comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi the previous day were seen as opening the door to tweaks in the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus.

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Japan regulator ends contract restrictions on reselling LNG cargoes

28 Jun 2017 | 12:30 PM

By Osamu Tsukimori and Mark Tay TOKYO, Jun 28 (Reuters) Japan's anti-monopoly regulator said on Wednesday that all new contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG) must not contain restrictions on the resale of cargoes of the fuel, ending a practice the country's buyers say is unfair.

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Turkey returns fire on Kurdish YPG in northern Syria - military

28 Jun 2017 | 12:29 PM

ISTANBUL, Jun 28 (Reuters) Turkish forces retaliated with artillery fire overnight and destroyed Kurdish YPG militia targets after YPG fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the Turkish military said today.

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Australia flies indigenous flags above its oldest public office

28 Jun 2017 | 12:26 PM

By Joseph Hinchliffe Undated, Jun 28 (Reuters) Australia raised indigenous flags to fly alongside its national standard over its oldest public building today, another step on a long and often troubled road to reconciliation with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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French consumer confidence rises to 10-year high -INSEE

28 Jun 2017 | 12:24 PM

PARIS, Jun 28 (Reuters) French consumer confidence rose in June to reach 108 points from 103 points in May, marking its highest level in 10 years, the official INSEE statistics agency said on Wednesday.

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Indonesia imposes travel ban on Trump's business partner

28 Jun 2017 | 12:24 PM

JAKARTA, Jun 28 (Reuters) Indonesian authorities have imposed a travel ban on tycoon and politician Hary Tanoesoedibjo, who is building resorts to be managed by Trump hotels, over an investigation into allegations he threatened a prosecutor via a text message.

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