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Activist files contempt of court case against Kenya government over TV closures

Kenyan activist Okiya Omtatah files a lawsuit seeking the arrest of two Kenyan ministers and a senior official for contempt of court after the government ignored a court order to reopen three television channels shut down over their political coverage, at the Milimani Court in Nairobi, Kenya, February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner February 5, 2018 […]

Pro-Russian president, academic challenger face off in tight Czech presidential vote

Incumbent president Milos Zeman casts his vote as his wife Ivana watches at a polling station during the second round of the presidential election in Prague, Czech Republic January 26, 2018. REUTERS/David W Cerny January 27, 2018 By Robert Muller PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czechs wrapped up voting on Saturday in a presidential election run-off where […]

Syrian, Russian jets bomb residential areas in eastern Ghouta: witnesses, monitor

People are seen during shelling in the town of Hamoria, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, December 3, 2017. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh December 4, 2017 By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – Jets believed to be Syrian and Russian struck heavily crowded residential areas in a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus, killing at least 27 people and injuring […]

Asian shares perk up after U.S. Senate passes budget plan

People walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai – October 20, 2017 By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares shrugged off early sluggishness and gained on Friday, and the dollar rose after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint for the […]

Apple sees sharp increase in U.S. national security requests

A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed cyber code in this illustration taken March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration September 29, 2017 By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the U.S. government in the first half of this […]

ADB raises China’s 2017 growth forecast to 6.7 percent on consumption, exports boost

FILE PHOTO: A woman pauses as she shops at a wholesale market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo September 26, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) – The Asian Development Bank raised its outlook for China’s economic growth this year on the back of strong domestic consumption, an export recovery and solid growth in […]

Japan’s second-quarter economic growth revised down from stellar first reading

FILE PHOTO: Tokyo’s Akasaka business district is seen in Tokyo, Japan July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo September 8, 2017 By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s economic growth in the second quarter was much slower than seen in a stellar preliminary reading, government data showed on Friday, confounding hopes for a long awaited pick-up […]