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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court found leaders of the 2014 “Occupy” civil disobedience movement guilty on Tuesday of public nuisance charges during the mass protests, in a landmark verdict that comes as the China-ruled city’s freedoms come under strain. Scores of supporters clapped in support of the nine defendants including a...
(Reuters) - The U.S. economy is strong and Wall Street has reformed practices that contributed to the financial crisis a decade ago, chief executives of some of the largest U.S. banks said in prepared testimony released by the House Financial Services Committee late on Monday. But in discussing all the progress that has been...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will relax residency curbs in many of its smaller cities this year and increase infrastructure spending, the state planner said on Monday, in a fresh push to boost the urban population and revive slowing economic growth. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said it aims to increase China’s...
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan’s losses in local elections have dented investors’ hopes that Turkey will adopt painful reforms they say are needed to stabilize the economy as he moves to shore up his political base. Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK Party (AKP), in power nationally since 2002, lost control of the capital Ankara...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Prospective bidders of struggling Jet Airways Ltd need to settle the airline’s existing debt obligations as part of any deal to take over the airline, Jet’s consortium of lenders, led by State Bank of India (SBI), said in a statement. Jet’s lenders last month agreed to bail out the airline in...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Friday it would strengthen measures to fight fake news in Australia and briefly block foreigners from buying political advertisements in the lead-up to a national election due in a few weeks. The move comes with the company - and its peers around the...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Friday, with Brent slipping away from the $70 mark after briefly rising above that level in the previous session, hurt by supply concerns and worries about progress in U.S.-China trade talks. International benchmark Brent futures dropped 26 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $69.14 a barrel...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States and China were close to a trade deal that could be announced within four weeks, while warning Beijing that it would be difficult to allow trade to continue without a pact. The two countries are engaged in intense negotiations...
BENGALURU, (Reuters) - India’s dominant services industry last month grew at its slowest pace since September, hampered by a weaker expansion in domestic demand that dragged the pace of hiring to a six-month low, a private survey showed. The Nikkei/IHS Markit Services Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 52.0 in March from 52.5 the...
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The Australian man arrested over New Zealand’s mosques shooting massacre will face a total of 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in court on Friday, police said. Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with one murder the day after the attack on two...

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