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Microsoft talks to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations spark ire in China

Microsoft talks to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations spark ire in China

Published 03/08/2020

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A potential shotgun wedding to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) for TikTok’s U.S. operations provoked an outcry on Monday on Chinese social media [more…]

Gymnastics: Abuse allegations deeply concerning, says New Zealand government

Gymnastics: Abuse allegations deeply concerning, says New Zealand government

Published 03/08/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Sports Minister Grant Robertson has called allegations of psychological and physical abuse in gymnastics in the country “deeply concerning” and [more…]

TikTok under scrutiny in Australia over security, data concerns

TikTok under scrutiny in Australia over security, data concerns

Published 20/07/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is scrutinising the popular Chinese-owned social media TikTok platform for any risks it may pose to users from around potential foreign [more…]

Badminton: BWF seeking further advice on Chinese tournaments

Badminton: BWF seeking further advice on Chinese tournaments

Published 11/07/2020

(Reuters) - The Badminton World Federation (BWF) are seeking more information from China about its decision to cancel all international sport in the country this [more…]

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

Published 06/07/2020

(Reuters) - The Dalai Lama made a bid for music chart stardom on Monday, his 85th birthday, with the release of an album of mantras [more…]

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Rocket Lab vehicle fails to reach orbit, loses payload of satellites

Published 04/07/2020

(Reuters) - A rocket from small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday, the [more…]

Grim data keeps euro, sterling under pressure

Grim data keeps euro, sterling under pressure

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A fresh batch of grim economic data kept the euro and the pound under pressure on Tuesday as sentiment faltered amid fears [more…]

Sailing: Team New Zealand blames inside job for America’s Cup allegations

Sailing: Team New Zealand blames inside job for America’s Cup allegations

Published 30/06/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Team New Zealand have blamed “informants” for spreading “highly defamatory and inaccurate” allegations about the body organising their America’s Cup defence, triggering [more…]

Rainy day hastens sovereign wealth funds’ refocus to home

Rainy day hastens sovereign wealth funds’ refocus to home

Published 25/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Famed for snapping up glitzy real estate and stakes in troubled international banks during the global financial crisis, sovereign wealth funds are [more…]

Japan, New Zealand discuss importance of trade for world economic recovery, economy minister Nishimura says

Japan, New Zealand discuss importance of trade for world economic recovery, economy minister Nishimura says

Published 22/06/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura on Monday discussed the importance of free trade for a world economic recovery with New Zealand’s Minister [more…]