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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tennis chiefs are satisfied with the current safety plan in place for next month’s Davis Cup tie between Pakistan and India in Islamabad even after the latter asked for another round of security assessment. Pakistan last week expelled India’s ambassador and suspended bilateral trade with its neighbour after New Delhi removed “special status” from its portion...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan hit back at South Korea on Tuesday for removing Tokyo’s fast-track trade status, with the industry minister saying Seoul had failed to explain its reason for the move — the latest in an escalating trade row. South Korea on Monday signalled plans to remove Japan from a list of countries with fast-track trade status...
ROME (Reuters) - The leader of Italy’s ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way forward was to hold fresh elections. The shock announcement follows a period of intense public feuding between the right-wing League and its coalition partner,...
WEIFANG, China (Reuters) - Charging elderly clients just 1 yuan or about 15 cents a day, little-known Lanchuang Network Technology Corp has embarked on one of the most ambitious undertakings in aged care by a private sector firm in China. Provided with a setup box, a webcam paired with a TV set and “Xiaoyi”, a Siri-like voice assistant,...
TORONTO (Reuters) - A unit of JP Morgan Chase & Co has agreed to “forgive” the outstanding credit card debt of its Canadian cardholders as part of the U.S. bank’s move to exit the Canadian credit card market, the company said on Thursday. Chase Bank, which is operated by JP Morgan Chase, announced in January 2018 that it...
ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Wednesday it would expel India’s ambassador and suspend bilateral trade with its arch-rival after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested Kashmir region of special status. Neighbours China and Pakistan, which both claim parts of Kashmir, have voiced fierce opposition to India’s removal of a constitutional provision that had allowed the...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian regulator has sued the maker of the country’s biggest doctor-booking software app, accusing it of deleting negative reviews and selling the personal details of 135,000 people to health insurers without properly informing them. The lawsuit lodged against HealthEngine highlights the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) increasing scrutiny over the way internet businesses handle...
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Top seed and defending champion Rafa Nadal overcame a slow start to beat British qualifier Dan Evans 7-6(6) 6-4 while Stefanos Tsitsipas and John Isner both fell in second-round upsets at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Wednesday. Nadal, playing his first match since losing to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals, fell behind 5-2...
BENGALURU (Reuters) - India’s retail inflation rose for the sixth straight month in July - the longest stretch of monthly increases since January 2016 - to a nine-month high, largely due to a continued rise in food prices, a Reuters poll predicted. Despite rising, inflation is expected to remain below the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target of...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Toshiba Corp reported on Wednesday a 10-fold jump in first-quarter operating profit as it stepped up cost cuts across divisions, but the profit missed analyst estimates. The Japanese conglomerate posted an operating profit of 7.8 billion yen ($73.49 million) for the April-June quarter, up from 730 million yen a year earlier.

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