Sports

Zidane bemused as Spanish press round on Bale

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is bemused by his team’s fans’ attitude towards Gareth Bale after they booed the Welsh forward during Saturday’s 3-0 La Liga victory over Athletic Bilbao. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Madrid v Girona – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – February 17, 2019 […]

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Five Algerian billionaires arrested as part of antigraft investigation – State TV

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Five Algerian billionaires, some of them close to former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who quit over mass protests, have been arrested as part of an anti-graft investigation, Algerian state TV said on Monday. The five are Issad Rebrab, considered the richest businessman in the energy-rich north African nation, and four brothers from the […]

Sports

Five talking-points from the Serie A weekend

MILAN (Reuters) – Five talking-points from the Serie A weekend where Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 to wrap up an eighth successive Serie A title with five games to spare. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Serie A – Juventus v Fiorentina – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – April 20, 2019 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates winning the […]

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U.S. will fail to cut Iran oil exports to zero – ministry source to Tasnim agency

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States will fail to cut Iranian oil exports to zero, as Iran is ready for any U.S. decision to end waivers granted to buyers of Iranian crude, the semi-official Tasnim news agency on Monday quoted an unnamed Iranian oil ministry source as saying. The United States is expected to announce […]

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Cyprus probes ‘unprecedented’ killings by serial killer suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) – Police in Cyprus are probing the actions of a possible serial killer after two women were found murdered and dumped in a mine shaft and a third, a six-year-old child, is still missing. The victims were discovered in the space of a week at an abandoned mine about 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) […]

Money

UPDATE 1-Squeezed by low rates, Japan’s top two insurers seek different paths

* Nippon Life: could increase foreign bonds without FX hedge * Nissay sees global economy recovering later this fiscal year * Rival Dai-ichi more cautious, wary of U.S. recession risks * Both like alternative assets (Adds background, quotes at news conference) By Hideyuki Sano and Tomo Uetake TOKYO, April 22 (Reuters) – Nippon Life Insurance, […]

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Iran and Pakistan to form joint rapid reaction force at border – Rouhani

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran and Pakistan will form a joint quick reaction force to combat militant activity on their shared border, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday during a televised press conference with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference with Iraqi President Barham Salih […]

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Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involved. Two of the suicide bombers blew themselves up at the luxury Shangri-La […]

Money

SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia falls on profit-taking, most others end flat

* Oil prices hit 2019 high on Iranian crude exports ban * Indonesia interest rate decision due on Thursday * Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand end little changed By Mensholong Lepcha April 22 (Reuters) – Indonesian shares fell more than 1 percent on Monday as investors booked profits following last week’s election-driven rally, while most other […]

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Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes central Philippines: USGS

MANILA (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Monday, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) said, and a Reuters witness said office buildings swayed in the main business district of the capital, Manila. The quake struck 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Manila at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The […]

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Jewish congress condemns revival of folk tradition in Poland as anti-Semitic

WARSAW (Reuters) – The World Jewish Congress has condemned as anti-Semitic the revival of a folk tradition of burning an effigy of Judas in the Polish town of Pruchnik. A video published by local website expressjaroslawski.pl showed several dozen locals watching on as an effigy of the disciple Judas was beaten and burned. The tradition, […]

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Much yet to do – EU urges new Ukraine leader to push reforms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union delivered formal congratulations to Ukraine’s novice president-elect on Monday but made clear it expects TV comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy to pursue halting reforms, including fighting corruption. Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts following the announcement of the first exit poll in a presidential election at his campaign headquarters in Kiev, […]

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Sri Lanka to seek help tracking international links to attacks

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will ask for foreign assistance to track international links to a series of suicide bomb at churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, his office said. “The intelligence reports (indicate) that foreign terrorist organisations are behind the local […]

Technology

Tesla investigates video of parked Model S exploding in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc 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 wheel rim […]

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Iraq says any action to raise oil output won’t be unilateral – ministry spokesman

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraq is committed to the global supply cuts taken by OPEC and its allies and any decision to raise or decrease production must be taken collectively by OPEC, an Iraq oil ministry spokesman told Reuters on Monday. “Iraq does not take a unilateral decision to compensate for a reduction in the oil […]

Money

March foreign flows into Asian bonds the highest since Jan 2018

April 22 (Reuters) – Foreign inflows into Asian bonds surged in March as lower U.S. yields and hopes for a Sino-U.S. trade deal boosted demand for regional assets. Overseas investors bought a net $5 billion of regional bonds in March, highest since January 2018, data from central banks and bond market associations in Malaysia, Thailand, […]

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Sudan’s military council warns against road blocks as protests continue

Sudanese demonstrators chant slogans as they attend a mass anti-government protest outside Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) warned on Monday against protestors blocking roads and limiting the movement of citizens as protests continued after president Omar al-Bashir was forced from […]

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Cricket – Kuldeep’s loss of form worrying for India before World Cup

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Kuldeep Yadav is expected to lead India’s slow-bowling attack in the World Cup but his poor form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) could become a headache for Virat Kohli’s men with just over a month left before the 50-over tournament. FILE PHOTO: Cricket – India Nets – Emerald Headingley, Headingley, […]

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Sri Lanka attacks carried out by suicide bombers – investigator

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Seven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, a senior investigator said on Monday. Two of the suicide bombers blew themselves up at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel on Colombo’s seafront, said Ariyananda Welianga, a […]

Technology

Huawei says launches ‘world’s first’ 5G communications hardware for autos

FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of a displayed Huawei and 5G network logo in this illustration picture, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world’s first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing […]