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Trump’s trade ‘extortion’ won’t work, China state media says

Trump’s trade ‘extortion’ won’t work, China state media says

Published 06/08/2018

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Monday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies in an unusually personal attack, and sought to [more…]

Bangladesh considers capital punishment for driving deaths

Bangladesh considers capital punishment for driving deaths

Published 06/08/2018

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday will consider capital punishment for traffic accident deaths, a law ministry official said, as thousands of students held [more…]

Tourists flee Indonesia’s Lombok island after quake kills 91

Tourists flee Indonesia’s Lombok island after quake kills 91

Published 06/08/2018

MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescue workers found chaos and destruction across the Indonesian resort island of Lombok on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed [more…]

South Korea’s diehard Trump supporters hail ‘guardian of liberty’

South Korea’s diehard Trump supporters hail ‘guardian of liberty’

Published 06/08/2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - Every time an image of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on TV in South Korea, 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran Chung Seung-jin solemnly [more…]

‘Nice to be back’: NZ Prime Minister Ardern returns to capital…

‘Nice to be back’: NZ Prime Minister Ardern returns to capital…

Published 06/08/2018

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned on Monday to Parliament to run her first Cabinet meeting, six weeks after giving birth [more…]

China state media attacks Trump on trade in unusually harsh terms

China state media attacks Trump on trade in unusually harsh terms

Published 06/08/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s state media on Monday lashed out at the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump in an unusually direct attack, accusing him [more…]

Australia’s pension funds feel heat of powerful inquiry

Australia’s pension funds feel heat of powerful inquiry

Published 06/08/2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian pension funds are “surrounded by temptation” to put profits ahead of people, a barrister assisting an inquiry into financial misconduct said [more…]

Brazilian right-wing candidate Bolsonaro picks army general as…

Brazilian right-wing candidate Bolsonaro picks army general as…

Published 06/08/2018

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday tipped as his running mate a controversial retired military general who said last year [more…]

Powerful quake kills 82 on Indonesia’s Lombok island, thousands…

Powerful quake kills 82 on Indonesia’s Lombok island, thousands…

Published 06/08/2018

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - At least 82 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on [more…]

Singer Demi Lovato speaks out, says will keep fighting addiction

Singer Demi Lovato speaks out, says will keep fighting addiction

Published 05/08/2018

(Reuters) - U.S. pop singer Demi Lovato spoke out on Sunday about her battle with addiction, saying she needed “time to heal and focus on [more…]