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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s top court said on Monday the federal government should restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible, as a partial shutdown of the disputed region entered its 42nd day. India stripped its portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir of autonomy and statehood on Aug. 5, shutting off phone networks and...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s central bank considered the spare capacity in the country’s labor market and the recent upswing in housing when it decided to leave the cash rate at a record low of 1% this month. Minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) Sept.3 meeting showed it would consider further cuts to...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s businesses and underground rail stations re-opened as usual on Monday morning, after a chaotic Sunday that saw police fire water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who blocked roads and threw petrol bombs outside government headquarters. Thousands of anti-government protesters, many clad in black masks, caps...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oil surged to four-month highs on Monday after weekend attacks on crude facilities at key producer Saudi Arabia sparked supply fears, while shares in Asia extended losses as bleak economic data from China sapped investor risk appetite. Crude futures on both sides of the Atlantic hit their highest since May, but...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - When Michael Jiang scored a liquor license four years back, he had hoped it would help drive more sales at his struggling small grocery business in Sydney. Fast forward to the present, and Jiang finds himself wrestling with new challenges as stingy consumers and price wars have done little to boost...
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as “disgusting” and “rodent-infested” in hotly debated tweets in July. Trump gave a speech to Republicans from the House of Representatives holding an annual retreat in the...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Friday as hints of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank helped counter worries about a global economic slowdown. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked up 0.3% though mainland China and South Korea were closed for public holidays....
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a fresh four month-high on Friday, as hints of progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute and stimulus from the European Central Bank helped to counter lingering worries about a global economic slowdown. The benchmark Nikkei average gained 0.9% to 21,947.53 by the midday break, marking...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie, who came to power during the country’s turbulent transition to democracy after former strongman leader Suharto stepped down in 1998, has died, his son said on Wednesday. Habibie, 83, had been suffering heart failure, Tariq Kemal Habibie told Metro TV. A state funeral...
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba must implement emergency measures to stave off an acute fuel shortage in September caused by the Trump administration’s efforts to block oil shipments to the country, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Wednesday. The island will have to make do this month with the little fuel now available, plus supply from...

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