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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An influential Hindu nationalist group and an Indian traders body called on Thursday for a boycott of Chinese goods after Beijing blocked a move to put a Pakistani militant leader on a U.N. terrorist list following a suicide attack last month. Regarded by Pakistan as its most reliable friend, China has repeatedly thwarted efforts to implement...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s Reliance Industries Ltd, operator of the world’s biggest refining complex, said on Wednesday it had halted supply of diluents to Venezuela’s national oil company PDVSA and will not resume such sales until sanctions are lifted. Washington is preparing to impose “very significant” Venezuela-related sanctions against financial institutions in the coming days, U.S. special envoy Elliott...
(Reuters) - A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp and Toyota Motor Corp are in talks to invest $1 billion or more into Uber Technologies Inc’s self-driving vehicle unit, which would value the unit at between $5 billion and $10 billion, according to two sources familiar with the talks. SoftBank Vision Fund is the largest shareholder in Uber...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China prevented a United Nations Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which said it attacked an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir. The Feb. 14 attack that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police, making it the deadliest in Kashmir during a 30-year-long insurgency, increased tensions between...
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments, Iran’s defence minister said on Wednesday, in comments that came a week after Israel’s prime minister said its navy could act against Iranian oil “smuggling” to evade U.S. sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump last year quit a nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed some...
YANAN, China (Reuters) - Staring at an array of floor plans in a showroom packed with models of apartment blocks set to go up in the northwestern city of Yanan, the young couple was faced with a tough decision. Even as housing prices in places like Beijing and Shanghai have shown signs of cooling, they remain red hot in many...
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave her support on Wednesday to a youth movement urging government action to tackle climate change ahead of protests by students across the world later this week. Thousands of school children in Australia and New Zealand intend to skip school and protest on Friday as part of similar action by students...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. congressional leaders on Monday invited NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address lawmakers next month, offering a rare honor to the head of an organization often derided by President Donald Trump. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited Stoltenberg to speak to a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and Senate on April...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Investors are shorting second-tier Australian banks while the majors enjoy their biggest rally in three years, as the market weighs up the long-term impact of a public inquiry that exposed widespread misconduct in the financial sector last year. The capital shift shows investors believe higher regulatory costs will hurt smaller lenders more than the big four market...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will mandate that Boeing Co implement design changes by April that have been in the works for months for the 737 MAX 8 fleet after a fatal crash in October but said the plane was airworthy and did not need to be grounded after a second crash on Sunday. An Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX...

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