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DUBAI (Reuters) - Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring “all-out war”, Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities. The United States has been discussing with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies...
PANAJI/NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to unveil measures to boost economic growth, which slipped to a six-year low of 5% in the April-June quarter, two government sources said on Thursday. The measures include a review of import tariffs on certain items ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Trade Minister Isshu Sugawara said on Friday that Tokyo would hold talks with Seoul over Japan’s move to tighten export controls to South Korea, agreeing to Seoul’s request for consultations as part of a dispute settlement through the World Trade Organisation. “We will make arrangements through diplomatic channels,” Sugawara told...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar found broad support on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates, as expected, but offered mixed signals about future easing, while weak employment figures hit the Australian currency. The greenback gained against major currencies except for the Japanese yen JPY=, which posted its sharpest daily rise in almost...
(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Wednesday asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to halt for roughly nine months more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company and its controlling Sackler family helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis, according to court documents. In addition to seeking a pause in widespread litigation against it, Purdue...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares turned lower on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected but signalled a higher bar to further policy easings. Treasury yields rose broadly and the curve flattened as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell took a cautious approach to any further reductions in borrowing costs, while division...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A lawyer for victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 said on Tuesday he wants Boeing Co (BA.N) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to hand over documents about the decision to keep the Boeing 737 MAX in the air after a deadly Lion Air crash last October. A week after Lion...
UNITED NATIONS/BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is considering how it will confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of some 1 million Muslims in a remote region, as some diplomats warn that U.S. leadership in global institutions is waning and China’s influence is growing.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices extended their losses from the previous session on Wednesday, after Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said the Kingdom will restore lost oil production by the end of the month. But investors remained cautious of potential tension in the Middle East after the United States said it believes the attacks that...
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is to invest 88 billion won ($74 million) to develop a weapons system by 2023 that can detect and strike drones, its procurement agency said on Tuesday, after incidents of infiltration by North Korean spy drones. The system, nicknamed Block-I, is designed to track and destroy small drones and...

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