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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it will double the radiation testing of some Japanese food exports due to potential contamination from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. Relations between the two U.S. allies are at their worst in years, with a trade row rooted in a decades-old dispute over compensation for South Koreans forced to work...
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Parle Products Pvt Ltd, India’s largest biscuit maker, may be forced to lay off up to 10,000 workers if a bruising consumption slowdown persists, the Economic Times daily reported on Wednesday. The news comes as a slowdown in Asia’s third-largest economy has hit demand for everything from automobiles to retail products, forcing companies to curtail...
(Reuters) - American Sloane Stephens has parted ways with her coach Sven Groeneveld less than a week before the U.S. Open gets underway, the former champion has said. Stephens, who only teamed up with Dutchman Groeneveld in May, has not announced a replacement ahead of the year’s final Grand Slam, which begins on Monday. “After...
(Reuters) - Rising American teenager Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the U.S. Open following the death of her father and longtime coach Konstantin Anisimova, ESPN reported on Monday. The cause of death was unknown. The world number 24 and 2017 U.S. Open junior champion looked to be a danger in Flushing Meadows after she...
(Reuters) - Gold prices were flat on Tuesday, after declining more than 1% in the previous session hit by an uptick in risk appetite, while investors awaited meetings by policy-makers later in the week for clues on possible interest rate cuts. Spot gold was stable at $1,495.21 per ounce at 0438 GMT. On Monday, gold skidded 1.2%...
SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in parts of Kashmir’s biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said. Since Saturday there have been a series of protests against the decision on Aug. 5 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government to revoke the...
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further. British Royal Marines seized the tanker near Gibraltar in July on suspicion it was carrying oil to...
GIBRALTAR (Reuters) - The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further.British Royal Marines seized the tanker in Gibraltar in July on suspicion it was carrying oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran, in violation of...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolising reconciliation between China and the territory as weeks of escalating pro-democracy protests show no signs of abating. Using his bare hands and without a harness, Robert clambered up Cheung Kong Center located in the central...
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has privately discussed with aides and advisers the idea of the United States purchasing the island of Greenland as a way to expand U.S. territory, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday. The notion of purchasing the icy, autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans...

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