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 2022-11-30 11:21 

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Faith, conscience and a future without 377A: What MPs said while debating laws on gay sex and marriage...

Many in the House also shared personal stories of friends and colleagues who were part of the gay community....

 2022-11-30 11:20 

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Fast-changing geopolitical environment driving China's rapid nuclear buildup: Analyst...

China will likely have a stockpile of 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035 if it continues with its current nuclear buildup pace, according to a report by the Pentagon....

 2022-11-30 11:16 

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Venezuela exports oil, despite US sanctions, using false documents, ships linked to Iran...

HOUSTON/LONDON : When the supertanker Young Yong sailed to the Chinese port of Qingdao in September last year, it had quality certificates for its cargo stating it was transporting Malaysian crude oil, according to the documents reviewed by Reuters.But sa...

 2022-11-30 11:16 

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Venezuelan oil exports flow using false documents, ships linked to Iran...

HOUSTON/LONDON : When the supertanker Young Yong sailed to the Chinese port of Qingdao in September last year, it had quality certificates for its cargo stating it was transporting Malaysian crude oil, according to the documents reviewed by Reuters.But sa...

 2022-11-30 11:16 

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Sailing-America's Cup to take place from Oct. 12 in 2024...

The 37th edition of sailing's America's Cup will take place in the southern part of Barcelona along the beachfront, with racing set to begin from Oct. 12, 2024, the organisers of the oldest international competition in sport said on Wednesday.Roya...

 2022-11-30 11:11 

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Economic headwinds set to push oil below $100 in 2023: Reuters Poll...

Brent oil prices will hold above the $100 level for the rest of 2022 as an impending EU ban on Russian oil sparks uncertainty over supply, but will tick lower next year as economic concerns prevail, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. A survey of 38 econo...

 2022-11-30 11:08 

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Marketmind: Uneasy Chair...

A look at the day ahead in U.S. and global markets from Mike Dolan.Even as disinflation takes hold and recession looms, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell may have to deliver another uncomfortable message of more monetary tightening ahead before the Fed ...

 2022-11-30 11:05 

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Brazil to rest starters for group game v Cameroon...

DOHA: Brazil coach Tite is expected to rotate his World Cup squad for their final Group G match against Cameroon on Friday (Dec 2), with a view to keeping some players fresh for a likely last-16 match on Monday if they finish top of their group. With thei...

 2022-11-30 11:03 

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Space race a test of countries' response to a more multipolar world: Observer...

China on Tuesday (Nov 29) launched the Shenzhou-15 spacecraft carrying three astronauts to its Tiangong space station....

 2022-11-30 11:03 

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US plans to boost purchases of Native goods, revitalize tribal languages...

WASHINGTON : The Biden administration will announce new actions on Wednesday to give Native American tribes more say in managing federal lands, boost purchases of tribal energy and other goods and services, and revitalize Native languages, the White House...

 2022-11-30 11:02 

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Pakatan Harapan politicians lodge police reports over comments that could incite hatred in Malaysia...

There have been instances of such comments directed at Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim as well as the Democratic Action Party....

 2022-11-30 10:56 

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China steps up corporate governance supervision on financial institutions...

BEIJING : China's banking and insurance regulator on Wednesday issued revised measures for the evaluation of corporate governance supervision of banking and insurance institutions, stepping up oversight to prevent systemic risks....

 2022-11-30 10:56 

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LGBTQ community can visit Qatar, but don't try to change us - minister...

BERLIN : Members of the LGBTQ community can go to the World Cup in Qatar but the West cannot...

 2022-11-30 10:49 

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REUTERS NEXT: Crypto entrepreneur Sun looking at FTX ventures' portfolio companies...

LONDON : FTX's venture capital arm has assets that could be worth investing in, but since the failed crypto exchange has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings the process could take time, cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun said on Wednesday....

 2022-11-30 10:39 

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Enner Valencia makes tearful apology to Ecuador...

DOHA/QUITO : Ecuador's veteran captain Enner Valencia could not control his tears as he apologised to his country for the side's failure to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup in Qatar.But Valencia, whose team came agonisingly close to reac...

 2022-11-30 10:31 

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Japan held off from forex market intervention in Nov - ministry...

TOKYO : Japan stayed away from intervening in the currency market in Nonvember for the first time in three months, the finance ministry said on Wednesday, as speculation grows for the U.S. Federal Reserve to slow the pace of rate hikes as inflation peaks....

 2022-11-30 10:30 

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French baguette makes it onto World Cultural Heritage list...

PARIS : The humble baguette, France's staple bread, has made it onto the United Nation's cultural heritage list. Paris-based U.N. heritage body UNESCO on Wednesday voted to include the...

 2022-11-30 10:26 

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Qatar no playground for playmakers as defenders clamp down...

DOHA : A high number of 0-0 draws in the group stage of the Qatar World Cup has seen playmakers squeezed out by defensive solidity and organisation, closing down the spaces that the world's most creative players usually thrive in.The four scoreless dr...

 2022-11-30 10:25 

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Vietnam's HDBank plans to raise $500 million selling bonds in international market...

HANOI : Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Bank, or HDBank, plans to raise up to $500 million issuing convertible dollar-denominated bonds in the international market, the lender said on Wednesday. HDBank will next month seek its share...

 2022-11-30 10:16 

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Chinese EV maker Xpeng's third quarter loss widens on higher costs...

China's Xpeng Inc on Wednesday posted a wider loss in the third quarter, hit by higher costs and forecast lower vehicle deliveries for October-December.The electric vehicle (EV) maker's net loss for the three months ended Sept. 30 was 2.38 billion...

 2022-11-30 10:13 

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Labuschagne century puts Australia in charge v West Indies...

PERTH : Marnus Labuschagne led Australia's domination of the West Indies on Wednesday with 154 not out as his side cruised to 293-2 at stumps on day one of the first test at Perth Stadium.Electing to bat first, the hosts started cautiously after three...

 2022-11-30 10:09 

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Sports pictures of the year: 2022...

Sport enjoyed a bumper year as the clouds of the global health crisis finally lifted and Reuters photographers were on the sidelines at every big event to capture the action as it happened. The first major gathering of the year, however, plunged the athle...

 2022-11-30 10:05 

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Indonesia central bank launches white paper on planned digital currency...

JAKARTA : Indonesia's central bank on Wednesday unveiled plans for a digital rupiah currency that will use blockchain technology, as the country sees a boom in digital transactions. The move follows that of many central banks around the world that are...

 2022-11-30 10:03 

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Report warns US chip design market share to plunge without government support...

The United States has been a leader in microchip design with dominant companies like Nvidia, Intel and Qualcomm, but it risks a big drop in global market share without government support for the sector, warned a report released on Wednesday. The U.S. shar...

 2022-11-30 09:57 

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Climate's toll on trees threatens the sound of music...

LE CHENIT, SWITZERLAND: Stroking a tiny spruce sapling, Swiss forest ranger Francois Villard fears the tree will not withstand global warming and live to a ripe old age like its an...

 2022-11-30 09:56 

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Mired in crisis, World Cup run was always a dream for Iran...

DOHA : Having come to Qatar amid a firestorm of public criticism at home, then leaking six goals to England in a chaotic opening match, Iran's World Cup campaign was all but finished even before it started.An astonishing 11th-hour rally against Wales ...

 2022-11-30 09:51 

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Malaysia's Petronas posts third quarter profit...

KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia's state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad, or Petronas, on Wednesday posted a profit in the third quarter thanks to favourable prices for major products and the impact of the exchange rate.The company reported profit of 30....

 2022-11-30 09:51 

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Malaysia's Petronas posts Q3 profit, flags continuing market volatility...

KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia's state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad, or Petronas, on Wednesday posted a near doubling of its third quarter profit and warned of continuing volatility in oil and gas prices. The company reported a profit of 30.8 billio...

 2022-11-30 09:50 

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New Zealand claim ODI series v India after Christchurch washout...

Hosts New Zealand claimed the weather-bedevilled one-day international series against India 1-0 after the third and final match was washed out in Christchurch on Wednesday.Electing to field, New Zealand bundled out India for 219 in 47.3 overs with Daryl M...

 2022-11-30 09:37 

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EU rules would stop practices seen at crypto exchange FTX, says European Commission...

LONDON : The...

 2022-11-30 09:28 

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Malaysia keeps December crude palm oil export duty at 8%...

KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia has maintained its December export tax for crude palm oil at 8 per cent and raised its reference price, a circular on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board website showed on Wednesday.The world's second-largest palm exporter calculated ...

 2022-11-30 09:24 

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Loh Kean Yew is the first Singaporean to be nominated for BWF Male Player of the Year award...

The winner will be named on Dec 5, just before the season-ending Dec 7 to 11 World Tour Finals, which Loh has qualified for....

 2022-11-30 09:22 

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AirAsia parent narrows Q3 loss on strong demand recovery, upbeat outlook...

Capital A Berhad, the parent of Malaysian budget airline AirAsia, reported a narrower third-quarter operating loss on Wednesday, buoyed by a strong rebound in travel demand and the easing of pandemic-related restrictions in Southeast Asia.It also forecast...

 2022-11-30 09:18 

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REUTERS NEXT: Sri Lanka aims to return to pre-crisis growth by 2026 - minister...

MUMBAI : Sri Lanka is targeting 2026 as the year to return to its pre-crisis growth levels, state finance minister Shehan Semasinghe said in an interview at the Reuters NEXT conference on Wednesday.Sri Lanka's financial turmoil, its worst since indepe...

 2022-11-30 09:18 

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Sri Lanka aims to return to pre-crisis growth by 2026 - minister...

MUMBAI :Sri Lanka aims to restore growth to pre-crisis levels in 2026, a state finance minister said on Wednesday, with policymakers intent on meeting a December deadline to present proposals that might help unlock an International Monetary Fund bail-out....

 2022-11-30 09:18 

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China's Jiang Zemin confounded doubters, mended US ties...

Former president Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday at the age of 96....

 2022-11-30 09:14 

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After the tears, South Korea turn eyes to Portugal...

DOHA : South Korea let their emotions pour out when they lost a five-goal thriller to Ghana this week, but they can expect no sympathy on Friday from Portugal, who are determined to clinch top spot in their World Cup group.South Korea must beat the 2016 E...

 2022-11-30 09:12 

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Renault-Airbus partnership to develop new generation of electric batteries...

PARIS : European planemaker Airbus announced on Wednesday a partnership with French carmaker Renault to develop a new generation of electric batteries for cars and planes.Engineering teams from both companies will join forces to mature technologies relate...

 2022-11-30 09:10 

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Bosch, Mercedes-Benz to roll out fully-automated parking at Stuttgart Airport...

BERLIN : Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have received approval for a fully automated self-parking software which enables cars to drive themselves into a pre-booked parking spot at a Stuttgart Airport parking lot and back out again, Bosch said on Wednesday.The so...

 2022-11-30 09:07 

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Switzerland clash with Serbia revives memories of political tensions...

DOHA : Switzerland and Serbia will battle for Group G's last spot in the knockout stage on Friday in a rematch of the 2018 World Cup clash that could reignite political tensions between the teams. Switzerland, on three points, look well-placed to join...

 2022-11-30 09:05 

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Parliament passes Bill to regulate safety, reliability, accessibility of electric vehicle network...

More than 10 MPs spoke on issues ranging from the affordability of EVs to inadvertent fires caused by charging....

 2022-11-30 09:01 

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Binance enters Japanese market with Sakura Exchange BitCoin deal...

Cryptocurrency exchange operator Binance said on Wednesday it acquired Sakura Exchange BitCoin (SEBC), a crypto exchange service registered in Japan, to expand into the Asian country.The terms of the transaction were not disclosed by Binance.Through the a...

 2022-11-30 08:48 

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No spot Bitcoin ETFs approved so far - US SEC official...

SINGAPORE : The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to approve any spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund listings to date, commissioner Mark Uyeda said at the sidelines of a forum in Singapore on Wednesday....

 2022-11-30 08:45 

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Former China president Jiang Zemin dies, aged 96...

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin has died, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday (Nov 30). The 96-year-old died on 12.13pm due to leukemia and multiple organ failure. This story is developing. Please refresh for updates....

 2022-11-30 08:35 

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Citi sees global growth to slow below 2% in 2023...

Citigroup on Wednesday forecast global growth to slow to below 2 per cent next year, echoing similar projections by major financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and J.P. Morgan.Strategists at the brokerage cited continued challenges from ...

 2022-11-30 08:35 

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Citi expects global growth to slow below 2% in 2023...

Citigroup on Wednesday forecast global growth to slow to below 2 per cent next year, echoing similar projections by major financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and J.P. Morgan.Strategists at the brokerage cited continued challenges from ...

 2022-11-30 08:22 

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England have more belief this time as last-16 looms: Southgate...

DOHA : England have greater expectation than when they reached the World Cup semi-finals four years ago, manager Gareth Southgate said as he looked ahead to Sunday's last-16 clash with Senegal.His side swept into the knockout phase as Group B winners ...

 2022-11-30 08:20 

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Virus hits England camp before Pakistan series opener...

Several England players, including skipper Ben Stokes, have been affected by a virus on the eve of their opening test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, senior batsman Joe Root said on Wednesday....

 2022-11-30 08:20 

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Virus hits England camp before Rawalpindi test...

:England's preparation for the opening test against Pakistan has been thrown into disarray by a virus sweeping through the camp, and senior batsman Joe Root said they were doing their best to prepare for the match in Rawalpindi beginning on Thursday.S...

 2022-11-30 08:07 

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Muay Thai sets sights on Olympic glory, but not everyone is thrilled...

Efforts to promote Muay Thai as a global sport have been met with resistance from some corners, with fears that international exposure will dilute its tradition and heritage....

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