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Assassination attempt and protest send warning to Azerbaijan’s rulers

Assassination attempt and protest send warning to Azerbaijan’s rulers

Published 06/08/2018

GYANJA, Azerbaijan (Reuters) - An assassination attempt and protest in Azerbaijan’s second city have sent a warning to the ruling elite that discontent is simmering [more…]

Democratic candidates embrace gun control despite political risks

Democratic candidates embrace gun control despite political risks

Published 30/07/2018

WEST ORANGE, N.J./NORTH AVONDALE, Ohio (Reuters) - Aftab Pureval, a Democrat seeking to unseat a Republican congressman in Ohio, knows the political risks in calling [more…]

As inflation soars, Facebook drives trading in Argentina’s barter…

As inflation soars, Facebook drives trading in Argentina’s barter…

Published 06/07/2018

SAN MIGUEL, Argentina (Reuters) - At an abandoned train station in Buenos Aires’ working-class suburb of San Miguel, hundreds of Argentines gather with bags of [more…]

Software and stealth: how carmakers hike spare parts prices

Software and stealth: how carmakers hike spare parts prices

Published 03/06/2018

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Carmakers including Renault, Jaguar Land Rover and Peugeot have boosted revenues by over $1 billion in the past decade by using sophisticated [more…]

Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze

Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze

Published 26/05/2018

(This May 25 story corrects first name of Capital Markets Authority CEO to Paul, not Peter, paragraph 29) By Maggie Fick and Omar Mohammed NAIROBI [more…]

Vietnam set to tighten clamps on Facebook and Google, threatening…

Vietnam set to tighten clamps on Facebook and Google, threatening…

Published 18/05/2018

HANOI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A struggle over internet laws in Vietnam is pitting a government keen on maintaining tight control against U.S. technology companies trying to [more…]

Shipping’s financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices

Shipping’s financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices

Published 15/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The shipping industry has long been criticized by campaigners for allowing vessels to be broken up on beaches, endangering workers and polluting [more…]

China’s multi-story hog hotels elevate industrial farms to new levels

China’s multi-story hog hotels elevate industrial farms to new levels

Published 11/05/2018

YAJI MOUNTAIN, China (Reuters) - On Yaji Mountain in southern China, they are checking in the sows a thousand head per floor in high-rise “hog [more…]

French leader Macron’s power system: never explain, never apologize

French leader Macron’s power system: never explain, never apologize

Published 07/05/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - When Emmanuel Macron was gearing up for his presidential campaign in 2016, he set out on an unprecedented “great march” – a [more…]

Too many cancer drugs? Crowded market gives investors pause

Too many cancer drugs? Crowded market gives investors pause

Published 02/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - In London’s world-famous Great Ormond Street children’s hospital, Dr. Karin Straathof is excited about a new cell-based medicine that offers hope for [more…]