Archive for the ‘WORLD’ Category

Tencent Investment Executive Jonathan Lai Leaves to Join Coatue

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Jonathan Lai, who led many of Tencent Holdings’ investments into digital entertainment startups, has left the China-based company.

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Hong Kong Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages for Foreigners

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Hong Kong’s government agreed, in a step toward greater recognition of gay rights, to grant dependency visas to foreigners in same-sex unions, a move long sought by multinational companies.

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Pakistan Takes Emergency Steps to Patch Budget

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Imran Khan’s new Pakistan government introduced emergency budget measures just weeks after coming into office, introducing spending cuts and tax increases to grapple with budget and trade deficits.

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Ferrari Powers Through a Curve

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The high-end car maker navigates a tricky transition with its high valuation intact, but faces challenges.

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U.N. Calls for Genocide Charges Against Leaders of Myanmar’s Military

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The United Nations said leaders of Myanmar’s military should be prosecuted for genocide of the Rohingya minority in a landmark report Tuesday that criticized the world body’s own agencies for not doing enough to confront the government over human rights.

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Real Madrid Shoots for Four Champions League Titles in a Row

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Here are some of the biggest challenges to the Real Madrid era as the Champions League kicks off on Tuesday.

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Germany’s Intelligence Chief Loses Post Over Comments on Far-Right Protests

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The German government is replacing a top intelligence official less than two weeks after he made comments that appeared to play down far-right violence at the margins of recent anti-immigration protests.

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Koreas’ Talks Begin With Goodwill, if No Quick Results

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in emerged from two hours of talks in Pyongyang without any immediate new agreements as they seek to break an impasse in U.S.-North Korea nuclear negotiations and keep their own engagement on track.

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ECB Succession Race Tests German Faith in Bundesbank Model

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The race to succeed ECB chief Mario Draghi presents Berlin with a stark choice: Back its German candidate, a foe of Mr. Draghi’s bond-buying program, or concede that once-unorthodox monetary tools are here to stay.

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Russian Pussy Riot Member Likely Poisoned, German Doctors Confirm

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

A member of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk group that has drawn the spotlight for its anti-Kremlin protests, was likely poisoned with an unknown substance, according to German doctors, the latest in a string of similar cases involving critics of the Kremlin.

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Russia Blames Israel for Loss of Plane Shot Down by Syria Air Defenses

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Russia blamed Israel for the loss of a reconnaissance plane downed accidentally by Syrian forces during a raid by Israeli fighter jets, raising tensions between two nations that have painstakingly avoided direct conflict in Syria until now.

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Extreme Poverty Concentrates in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The number of people living in extreme poverty is becoming concentrated in some of the most unstable and populous parts of Africa, raising the risk of political violence and devastating disease outbreaks.

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North and South Korea Kick Off Three-Day Summit in Pyongyang

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Moon Jae-in became the first South Korean president to visit Pyongyang in more than a decade. He wants Kim Jong Un to resume diplomacy with President Trump.

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For Japan’s Aging Military, the Future Is a Gray Area

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Like the rest of Japan, the country’s military is getting older—and a shortage of young recruits has raised concerns among defense planners about maintaining the strength of its forces.

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U.S. Says Russia Hiding North Korea Sanctions Violations

Monday, September 17th, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Russia of trying to weaken international action against North Korea by blocking a report that concludes Russia and China have helped Pyongyang try to evade sanctions.

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U.S. Warns of Russian Interference in Macedonia’s NATO Bid

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that Russia is actively working against a referendum in Macedonia that would clear the way for the Balkan nation to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Russia, Turkey to Create Buffer Zone in Syrian Opposition Stronghold

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Russia and Turkey have reached a tentative agreement to create a demilitarized buffer zone in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, a move that could help avert a fight and likely humanitarian catastrophe.

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Singapore Authorities Question Deutsche Bank Executive Over 1MDB Scandal

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A senior Deutsche Bank executive has been interviewed by authorities in Singapore as part of their probe into the multibillion-dollar scandal at Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB.

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Singapore Authorities Question Deutsche Bank Executive Over 1MDB Scandal

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A senior Deutsche Bank executive has been interviewed by authorities in Singapore as part of their probe into the multibillion-dollar scandal at Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB.

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Poverty-Stricken Niger Is Becoming a Security Hub

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Advocates say the strategy is fortifying Niger against security threats, but opponents say it makes the country a target.

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Some Investors Want a Recession in Turkey

Monday, September 17th, 2018

For some foreign investors, recession would be the best thing that could happen to Turkey—based on a view that a shrinking economy is one of the few things that could damp high inflation, and that raising interest rates isn’t enough.

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Top Myanmar General Booted From New Russian Social-Media Account

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, a top Myanmar general, has been kicked off the Russian social-media account where he sought refuge after being banned from Facebook.

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North Korean Defector Protests Seoul’s Sidelining of Human-Rights Abuses

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Ji Seong-ho says South Korea’s government isn’t making the violations under Kim Jong Un’s regime a priority ahead of this week’s inter-Korean summit.

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Search for Survivors Continues as Typhoon Mangkhut Cleanup Begins

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Hundreds of rescue workers dug through mud and debris in the Philippines on Monday, seeking survivors from a monster typhoon that also caused widespread damage in Hong Kong and the southern China coast.

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Japanese Submarine Conducted Exercise in South China Sea Last Week

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A Japanese submarine held a military exercise in the South China Sea, Japan’s Defense Ministry said Monday, in a challenge to China, which has made broad territorial claims in the region.

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Brexit Dilemmas Top Agenda at EU’s Salzburg Summit

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

European Union leaders will hold their first serious discussions on Brexit since March at a summit in Austria on Thursday as both the U.K. and the rest of the bloc step up preparations to reduce major economic disruptions if a deal isn’t reached.

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Kenyan Sets World Record at Berlin Marathon

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Eliud Kipchoge shattered the world record in the Berlin Marathon by more than a full minute, running 2:01:39 to establish the Kenyan athlete as one of the best distance runners in history.

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Kenyan Sets World Record at Berlin Marathon

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Eliud Kipchoge shattered the world record in the Berlin Marathon by more than a full minute, running 2:01:39 to establish the Kenyan athlete as one of the best distance runners in history.

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New Doubts Emerge About U.S.-Led Sanctions on North Korea

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Fresh doubts are emerging about the potency of a U.S.-led sanctions campaign aimed at crippling North Korea’s economy and forcing the country to end its atomic-weapons programs, as denuclearization talks have stalled.

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New Doubts Emerge About U.S.-Led Sanctions on North Korea

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Fresh doubts are emerging about the potency of a U.S.-led sanctions campaign aimed at crippling North Korea’s economy and forcing the country to end its atomic-weapons programs, as denuclearization talks have stalled.

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