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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will look to negotiate the deferment of a high-speed rail project with Singapore, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Reuters in Putrajaya, Malaysia June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo Mahathir said previously he would cancel the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States. Prosecutors have not charged the agent they identified as Maria Butina with espionage, but said she had been in contact with Russian intelligence
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares made early gains on Thursday as upbeat Wall Street earnings supported global investor sentiment, although trade war jitters pushed China’s offshore yuan to a fresh one-year low. People walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo The
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The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a cabinet meeting as his daughter senior advisor Ivanka Trump listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire a minority stake in China’s Focus Media Information Technology Co Ltd (002027.SZ) to tap into the digital marketing sector. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen inside the company’s newly-launched office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department’s watchdog said in a letter to lawmakers on Wednesday that it was investigating a Montana real estate deal involving a foundation set up by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and a development group backed by the chairman of oil service company Halliburton. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal’s validity. State election officials certified last month that supporters of the so-called Cal3 measure, also known as Proposition 9, had collected enough
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and poses a serious flight risk. The Justice Department said Butina has been in contact with Russian intelligence operatives, kept contact information for several Russian agents and
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(Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co said on Wednesday it will set up a showroom on Amazon.com that will help car buyers book test drives, check dealer inventories and compare pricing and reviews. FILE PHOTO: A worker fixes the Hyundai logo on a vehicle at a plant of Hyundai Motor in Asan, south of Seoul, February
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – If Prime Minister Theresa May can survive and steer her Brexit plan through parliament, the European Union is keen to help her reach a deal that can avoid Britain lurching chaotically out of the bloc, EU officials say. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for the second day of a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has eased Obama-era standards on the disposal of toxic coal ash, a move expected to be the agency’s first revision of the standards and one that was slammed by environmentalists. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler addresses staff
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PARAMYTHIA, Greece (Reuters) – The silence blanketing the Greek plain is broken by the tinkle of a cowbell and the rumble of a blazing furnace. In one of Greece’s last remaining bell foundries in the small, western town of Paramythia, the Galanopoulos brothers are busy casting church bells heading to Ethiopia and Romania, pouring red-hot
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her government would bring forward a new piece of environment legislation, building on a previously published 25-year plan to improve the environment for future generations. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in Westminster, London, Britain, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Reporting
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ROME (Reuters) – A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake. FILE PHOTO: Carabinieri’s paramilitary police stands next to the Holy Shroud during a media
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(Reuters) – U.S. Representative Martha Roby, an Alabama Republican who spurned Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, has decisively won a runoff election against a former Democrat-turned-Trump supporter. FILE PHOTO: A view of the seal from the Alabama Republican Party office in Hoover, Alabama, U.S. November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry/File Photo With 65 of
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