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Iranian president pledges to stick to nuclear deal commitments

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui February 17, 2018 NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear […]

South African police raid Gupta home, ANC to sack Zuma via parliament

Police raid the home of the Gupta family, friends of President Jacob Zuma, in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/James Oatway February 14, 2018 By Ed Cropley and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ANC unveiled plans on Wednesday to sack President Jacob Zuma via a parliamentary no-confidence vote, hours after armed police […]

ECB concerned about U.S. political influence on exchange rates: Nowotny

European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council member and OeNB governor Ewald Nowotny addresses a news conference in Vienna, Austria, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger February 11, 2018 ZURICH (Reuters) – The European Central Bank is concerned that the United States is exerting “political influence” on exchange rates and will make this a theme at upcoming […]

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 […]

Alibaba backs Indian online grocer BigBasket in $300 million fundraising

February 2, 2018 MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s leading online grocer BigBasket has raised $300 million in a funding round led by China’s Alibaba, giving it more firepower to compete with U.S. rival Amazon. An Alibaba unit invested $146 million, subscribing to compulsorily convertible preference shares, BigBasket said a filing to Indian regulators. BigBasket, which sells […]

Lebanon’s Aoun urges stability after street protests

Lebanese President Michel Aoun speaks during a meeting in Rome, Italy, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile January 30, 2018 BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday called on leaders to assume their responsibility in protecting the country’s stability and security after a political row involving his son-in-law triggered street protests. Supporters of Parliament […]

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 […]

Swiss marchers protest against Trump, break through Davos security cordon

People attend an Anti-Trump demonstration to protest U.S. President’s coming to the World Economic Forum of Davos, in Geneva, Switzerland January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy January 24, 2018 By Michael Shields and Fedja Grulovic ZURICH/DAVOS (Reuters) – Anti-capitalists marched through Swiss cities on Tuesday to protest a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to […]

Tennis: Dimitrov holds nerve to end Kyrgios’s run

January 21, 2018 MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov kept his cool in the Rod Laver Arena maelstrom to knock home favorite Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open in a fourth-round thriller on Sunday. Third seed Dimitrov absorbed 76 winners and struck 64 of his own to edge a scintillating duel 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 […]