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Factbox: Quotes from court hearings for New Zealand mosque shooter

Factbox: Quotes from court hearings for New Zealand mosque shooter

Published 25/08/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The gunman who killed 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand’s worst mass shooting faces a life prison term, possibly without parole, with [more…]

New Zealand’s Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

New Zealand’s Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

Published 17/08/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s prime minister postponed the country’s general election on Monday by a month to Oct. 17 as the city of Auckland [more…]

Dollar in the doldrums- U.S. politics, Fed minutes eyed

Dollar in the doldrums- U.S. politics, Fed minutes eyed

Published 17/08/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar slipped marginally and commodity currencies inched higher on Monday as investors were relieved by a delay in the review of [more…]

New Zealand new wage subsidy scheme expected to cost $333 million

New Zealand new wage subsidy scheme expected to cost $333 million

Published 17/08/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Monday that the new wage subsidy scheme is forecast to cost about NZ$510 million [more…]

British trade minister pledges to fight ‘unfair’ U.S. tariffs – The Telegraph

British trade minister pledges to fight ‘unfair’ U.S. tariffs – The Telegraph

Published 16/08/2020

(Reuters) - British Trade Secretary Liz Truss pledged to fight U.S tariffs on Scotch whisky, calling them “unacceptable and unfair” in an op-ed in the [more…]

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Published 13/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to [more…]

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…]