Asian stocks up on hopes trade tensions ease, Trump comments hit dollar

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, supported by hopes Beijing and Washington would dial back trade hostilities, though comments from the U.S. president about the yuan and Federal Reserve policy capped gains and weighed on the dollar. FILE PHOTO: Bundles of banknotes of U.S. Dollar are pictured at a currency exchange shop in
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England face record target on final two days against India

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NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) – England will have to set a record for the highest successful fourth-innings chase if they are to win the third test against India after the dominant tourists declared at 352 for seven with Virat Kohli making 103 on Monday. Cricket – England v India – Third Test – Trent Bridge, Nottingham,
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Greece ends bailout odyssey but Athens not in festive mood

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece emerged from the biggest bailout in economic history on Monday after nine years of creditor-mandated austerity, with European institutions hailing the exit a success but jaded Greeks finding little reason to celebrate. The milestone weans the debt-burdened euro zone member off financial lifelines offered on three occasions by creditors over the
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For Greece’s austerity-hit elderly, bailout ‘will never end’

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ATHENS (Reuters) – With two euros in his pocket, Yorgos Vagelakos, an 81-year-old retired factory worker, scouts the farmer’s market in his working-class Athens neighbourhood for anything he can afford. Like most pensioners, he was hit hard by Greece’s economic crisis. Over eight years, the country’s international bailouts took aim at its pension system and
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Iraqi Supreme Court ratifies May election results

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said on Sunday, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form a government. FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr speaks during a news conference with Iraqi politician Ammar al-Hakim, leader of
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Factbox – Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights

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ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) – Leaders around the world paid tribute to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80. FILE PHOTO – Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, Kofi Annan, attends a media launch of the Africa Progress
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Ukraine, Iran and human rights on agenda for talks with Putin – Merkel

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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on Saturday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on next to Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) at the
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China’s top diplomat says supports Turkey’s efforts to safeguard stability

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China supports the Turkish government’s efforts to safeguard security and economic stability and believes that it will overcome its “temporary difficulties”, China’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, told Turkey’s foreign minister on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: China’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi speaks during a news conference after a meeting with
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