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Factbox – Who will be Spain’s next PM? A profile of the candidates

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists are in the lead ahead of Sunday’s national election but opinion polls show no party will have enough seats to rule on its own, which could make for complicated coalition talks. FILE PHOTO: A worker places an electoral poster of Spain’s Socialist leader and current Prime […]

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From king’s coronation to commoners, astrology in Thailand is everywhere

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Pondering whether her job is the right fit and whether her romantic relationship is meant to be, Jarunun Sangjun, 27, does what any typical Thai would do: seek out a fortune-teller for advice. The fortune-teller, who has a table set up on the side of the road near a temple in Bangkok, […]

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Ukraine enters uncharted new era after comedian wins presidency

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the status quo and won the country’s presidential election by a landslide. The emphatic victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko […]

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U.S. prepares to end exemptions on Iran sanctions, and oil prices soar

WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump in crude prices to their highest for 2019 so far. FILE PHOTO: Gas flares from an oil […]

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Palace have no intention of selling ‘happy’ Zaha, says Hodgson

Soccer Football – Premier League – Arsenal v Crystal Palace – Emirates Stadium, London, Britain – April 21, 2019 Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (Reuters) – Crystal Palace are confident their talismanic winger Wilfried Zaha will spend many more seasons at the Premier League club despite expressing his desire […]

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Ukraine enters uncharted new era after comedian wins presidency

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the status quo and won the country’s presidential election by a landslide. The emphatic victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko […]

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Factbox – Japan’s abdicating Emperor Akihito devoted life to outreach

TOKYO (Reuters) – Emperor Akihito, who on April 30 will become Japan’s first emperor to abdicate in nearly two centuries, devoted his life to nations affected by his country during World War Two and to Japanese struggling after disasters. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Emperor Akihito is seen behind Japanese national flags with Empress Michiko, Crown Prince […]

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Sri Lanka lifts curfew as death toll from attacks rises sharply

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed 290 people and wounded about 500, but there were warnings more attacks were possible. There was still no claim of responsibility for the Easter Sunday […]

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China stocks fall from 13-month high on worries Beijing may slow policy easing

* SSEC -1.4 pct, CSI300 -2.0 pct * China to keep supporting economy as ‘pressure’ lingers – politburo * Hong Kong closed for holiday SHANGHAI, April 22 (Reuters) – China stocks retreated from a 13-month high on Monday as comments from top policymaking bodies raised investor fears that Beijing will slow the pace of policy […]

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Silva wants Everton to push on after victory over Man United

Soccer Football – Premier League – Everton v Manchester United – Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain – April 21, 2019 Everton manager Marco Silva celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff (Reuters) – Everton’s rise to seventh in the Premier League table has come on the back of solid home displays in recent weeks […]

Technology

Tesla investigating video of parked Model S exploding in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc on Monday said it has sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding, the latest in a string of fire incidents involving Tesla’s cars. FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo is seen on a […]

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SE Asia Stocks-Most gain as U.S. growth concerns abate; Indonesia falls

* Indonesia falls more than 1 percent * Philippines on track for third straight session of gains April 22 (Reuters) – Most Southeast Asian stock markets advanced on Monday as a string of strong U.S. corporate earnings coupled with robust economic data boosted risk sentiment, while Indonesia fell more than 1 percent after sharp gains […]

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Rugby – Brumbies’ Pocock heads home as calf strain lingers

SYDNEY (Reuters) – ACT Brumbies loose forward David Pocock is heading for more time on the sidelines after being sent home from South Africa to continue his recovery from a calf injury that has kept him out since early March. Rugby Union – Australia Captain’s Run – Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain – November 23, 2018 […]

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Huawei first-quarter revenue grows 39 percent to $27 billion amid heightened U.S. pressure

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies said on Monday its first-quarter revenue jumped 39 percent to 179.7 billion yuan ($26.81 billion), in the Chinese technology firm’s first-ever quarterly results. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a sign board of Huawei at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2018 in Shanghai, China June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song […]

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Sri Lanka attacks death toll rises to 290, about 500 wounded – police

A security officer stands in front of St Anthony’s shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Sri Lanka April 22, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha COLOMBO (Reuters) – The death toll from attacks on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka rose significantly to 290, and about 500 people […]

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Japan’s MUFG to book $890 million charge as cashless competition impacts investment: Nikkei

Japan’s national flag is seen behind the logo of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) at its bank branch in Tokyo, Japan September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s MUFG will book a charge of about 100 billion yen ($893.34 million) in the year ended March after its credit card unit stopped development […]

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Fans motivate Liverpool, not quest for ‘Holy Grail’, says Klopp

Soccer Football – Premier League – Cardiff City v Liverpool – Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain – April 21, 2019 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine (Reuters) – Liverpool are inching towards a first English league title in 29 years but manager Juergen Klopp says his team must […]

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Sri Lanka lifts curfew after bomb attacks kill 290, wound 500

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Authorities lifted a curfew in the Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. A security officer stands in front of St Anthony’s shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped […]

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U.S. to announce end to Iran sanctions waivers, oil prices spike

WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering about a 3 percent rise in crude prices. FILE PHOTO: Gas flares from an oil production platform at […]

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Samsung Electronics delays Galaxy Fold media events in China

FILE PHOTO: The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, California, U.S., Feb. 20, 2019 REUTERS/Stephen Nellis/File Photo SEOUL (Reuters) – Smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has postponed media events for its Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and […]