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Lithuanian presidential hopefuls vow to tackle inequality

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuanians started voting in a tightly contested presidential election on Sunday to replace outgoing Dalia Grybauskaite, the Baltic nation’s “Iron Lady” who was one of the European Union’s most outspoken critics of Russia. FILE PHOTO: Lithuanian presidential Read more ›

Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football

The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post and made off with weaponry. Source link

Iran approves anti-money laundering bill to ease foreign trade

LONDON (Reuters) – A powerful Iranian council approved an anti-money laundering bill on Saturday, state media reported, a major step towards reforms that would bring Iran into line with global norms and could facilitate foreign trade in the face of Read more ›

Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO

VANCOUVER/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source – President Read more ›

Trump ‘likely’ to announce new China tariffs as early as Monday: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion on Chinese imports as early as Monday, a senior administration official told Reuters on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: China Shipping containers sit on a Read more ›

U.S. imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Read more ›

Reports that Musk security clearance under review are inaccurate – U.S. Air Force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Media reports that the U.S. Air Force is reviewing the security clearance of Elon Musk, the chief executive of automaker Tesla Inc are inaccurate, U.S. Air Force spokesperson Captain Hope Cronin said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Elon Read more ›

Iran anti-money laundering law faces challenge as deadline looms

DUBAI (Reuters) – A top Iranian constitutional body has demanded changes to anti-money laundering measures passed by parliament, state-run media said on Saturday, as Tehran nears a deadline to pass legislation to help it attract investment while facing U.S sanctions. Read more ›

Russia’s foreign ministry, after new N.Korea-related U.S. sanctions, says U.S. sanctions fail

MOSCOW, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, commenting on new U.S. sanctions imposed on Friday on a Russian bank over North Korea-related activities, said U.S. attempts to pressure Russia do not work. “Even U.S. politicians, who Read more ›