Week-long ‘reduction in violence’ in Afghanistan to begin Saturday

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A week-long “reduction in violence” between the Taliban, the US, and Afghan security forces will commence at midnight (1930 GMT), officials said on Friday, ahead of the signing of a possible deal between Washington and the insurgents. “The reduction... Read More

‘Tough year for airlines’: Global air traffic could fall for 1st time since 2003 due to coronavirus

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The International Air Transport Authority (IATA) has warned that declining travel demand amid the Covid-19 virus outbreak could cost...

Colorado police make 8 arrests outside Trump rally venue after protesters block traffic

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Eight anti-Trump protesters were arrested Thursday afternoon outside the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., ​​​​​where President Trump held...


Samsung Electronics names non-executive director as board chairman in company first

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FILE PHOTO: Then South Korean Minister of Strategy and Finance Bahk Jae-wan looks on after attending an interview with... Read More

After Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart challenges India antitrust probe

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Walmart’s Flipkart has filed a legal challenge against an antitrust investigation ordered against the company... Read More

Samsung explains mystery alert sent overnight

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Samsung has apologised after it accidentally sent an alert to thousands of devices overnight. Affected devices received a notification... Read More

Thousands of mobiles and laptops lost by UK government in a year

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UK government employees lost their mobile devices – or had them stolen – at least 2,004 times in 12... Read More


Nissan will delay restart of some China plants on coronavirus

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TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co will delay the restart of two of its plants in China... Read More

WRAPUP 4-Coronavirus on G20 agenda as China reports uptick in cases

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, boosted by more than 200... Read More

Teck Resources adjusted profit slumps on lower coal sales volumes

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FILE PHOTO: Teck Resources sign is on display during the company’s annual general meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,... Read More

WRAPUP 2-Coronavirus to be big topic for G20 as China reports uptick in cases

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday although the rise in infections... Read More

UniCredit shares fall at open after report Mustier vying for HSBC top job

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FILE PHOTO: Unicredit bank CEO Jean Pierre Mustier poses during the shareholders meeting in Rome, Italy, January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) – Shares in Italy’s biggest bank UniCredit fell more than 1% at open on Friday... Read More

T-Mobile, Sprint amend merger terms, SoftBank takes a hit

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(Reuters) – T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) said on Thursday that they had agreed on new merger...

Oil falls as coronavirus spread beyond China heightens demand fears

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Friday amid concerns over fuel demand as the coronavirus epidemic spread further...


‘What was that all about?’: Donald Trump mocks Oscars winner Parasite

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US President Donald Trump has hit out at the Oscars for awarding Best Picture to Parasite, a dark South... Read More

Dot Cotton: Actress June Brown says she has left EastEnders ‘for good’

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Veteran EastEnders actress June Brown has said she has left her role as much-loved character Dot Cotton after 35... Read More

Hinds: The band who answered The Strokes’ last-minute call

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Question: what do you do when your musical heroes call you to play with them this week, but you’re... Read More

Asian elephant in Argentina packs trunk for long trip to Brazil

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Mara the elephant is packing for what may be the final trip of her 54-year... Read More


China’s Hubei revises Thursday’s tally of new coronavirus cases upward

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s central province of Hubei said on Friday it has revised the number of new confirmed... Read More

South Korean church leader says coronavirus outbreak is the ‘devil’s deed’

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SEOUL (Reuters) – The leader and self-proclaimed messiah of a South Korean religious movement at the center of the... Read More

Coronavirus on G20 agenda as China reports uptick in cases

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, boosted by more than 200... Read More

Coronavirus: Britons on Diamond Princess cruise ship to disembark and fly home

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Britons trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan are preparing to disembark after 16 days of quarantine. About... Read More