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 2022-01-17 00:30 

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North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile, Japan coast guard says...

North Korea fired on Monday what could be a ballistic missile, Japan's coast guard said, in what would be the fourth test this month as Pyongyang forges ahead with new military developments amid stalled stalks with the United States and South Korea....

 2022-01-17 00:15 

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North Korea fired what could be a ballistic missile Japan coast guard...

North Korea fired what could be a ballistic missile, Japan's coast guard said on Monday, but no further information was immediately available....

 2022-01-16 11:36 

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Loud sounds in western Iran caused by lightning - IRNA...

Loud blasts heard in several cities in western Iran early on Sunday were the result of lightining flashes, an interior ministry official said....

 2022-01-16 02:38 

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Loud blasts heard in western Iran, cause unknown - reports...

Loud blasts were heard in several cities in western Iran early on Sunday, according to local news agencies and postings on social media, but the nature of the blasts was not immediately known....

 2022-01-15 21:42 

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Russian teen Valieva wins European title ahead of Beijing Games...

Russia's 15-year-old Kamila Valieva won the European figure skating championships in Estonia on Saturday, solidifying her status as the gold-medal favourite for next month's Beijing Olympics....

 2022-01-15 13:42 

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Russia detains three more suspected REvil group members...

A Moscow court on Saturday remanded in custody three more suspected members of the ransomware crime group REvil over illegal trafficking of funds, a day after Russia claimed it had dismantled the group at the request of the United States....

 2022-01-14 22:26 

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Former DHS inspector general pleads guilty to stealing government software...

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's former top watchdog official pleaded guilty Friday to allegations that he stole DHS software and databases with sensitive employee information for his private business....

 2022-01-14 22:24 

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Turkish central bank delays FX deposits fee for banks- document...

The Turkish central bank delayed implementation of a fee for U.S. dollar and euro accounts at banks that cannot encourage customers to turn to lira, according to a document sent to banks seen by Reuters....

 2022-01-14 21:14 

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North Korea used railway-born missile in Friday's test -KCNA...

North Korea used a railway-born missile in its firing drills on Friday, state media KCNA said on Saturday....

 2022-01-14 18:36 

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ECB tightening wouldn't push down energy prices - Schnabel...

Raising interest rates in the euro zone would not push down soaring energy prices, European Central Bank board member Isabel Schnabel said in remarks published on Friday, adding that any tightening of monetary policy would have an impact much later....

 2022-01-14 17:04 

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Halkbank prosecution put on hold pending U.S. Supreme Court appeal...

A U.S. appeals court put the federal government's prosecution of Turkish state-owned lender Halkbank for allegedly helping Iran evade American sanctions on hold while the bank appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court....

 2022-01-14 15:30 

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Russian central bank veteran Shvetsov to leave post in March...

Sergei Shvetsov, the Bank of Russia's first deputy chairman, will leave his post on March 21, the central bank said on Friday....

 2022-01-14 15:21 

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Russia records 783 Omicron cases, official says...

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Friday that Russia had so far recorded 783 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant and expected a rise in cases in the near future....

 2022-01-14 15:18 

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Tumbling Sberbank shares lead sharp Russian stock market sell-off...

Shares in Russia's largest lender Sberbank fell more than 8% at one point on Friday, leading a massive sell-off on the country's stock market which hit several blue chip companies and also buffeted bonds and the rouble....

 2022-01-14 14:48 

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Russia postpones second reading of draft law for COVID-19 QR codes...

Russia said on Friday it had postponed the second reading in parliament of a draft law that would require people to show QR codes demonstrating proof of immunity to COVID-19 in order to visit certain public places....

 2022-01-14 12:52 

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Russia arrests, dismantles REvil hacking group at U.S. request - report...

Russia's FSB security service conducted a special operation against ransomware crime group REvil at the request of the United States and has detained and charged the group's members, the Interfax news agency cited the FSB as saying on Friday....

 2022-01-14 11:10 

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Iraqi cleric's push to sideline Iran-backed factions risks clash...

Iraq might for the first time in years get a government that excludes Iran-backed parties if a powerful populist cleric who dominated a recent election keeps his word, Iraqi politicians, government officials and independent analysts say....

 2022-01-14 10:04 

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UK's Truss welcomes good Brexit talks with EU's Sefcovic...

British foreign minister Liz Truss said on Friday she had held good talks with European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic to resolve post-Brexit trade issues, with officials due to meet next week for "intensified"; discussions....

 2022-01-14 09:44 

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Russian rouble rises after geopolitics-led rout; EM stocks slide...

Russia's rouble firmed 1% and bonds held steady on Friday in volatile trading amid heightened geopolitical tensions, while broader emerging markets stocks fell on hawkish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve....

 2022-01-14 09:35 

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Russia adds two close Navalny allies to list of 'terrorists and extremists' -Ifax...

Russia's state financial monitoring agency on Friday added jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's allies Leonid Volkov and Ivan Zhdanov to its list of "terrorists and extremists", the Interfax news agency reported....

 2022-01-14 08:23 

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Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world due to COVID-19...

Hong Kong will suspend for a month transit flights from around 150 countries and territories considered high risk because of the coronavirus, deepening the global financial hub's isolation....

 2022-01-14 07:59 

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Russia holds snap combat readiness inspection of far east troops...

Russia on Friday announced a snap combat readiness inspection of its troops in its far east and said they would practice deploying to far-away military sites in Russia for exercises....

 2022-01-14 07:52 

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Frustration over COVID-19 restrictions in increasingly isolated Hong Kong...

Hong Kong is following mainland China's zero-tolerance approach to control COVID-19, rankling many residents of the international financial hub as much of the world shifts towards living with the coronavirus....

 2022-01-14 07:36 

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Russia's Sberbank posts record high $16 bln annual net profit...

Russia's Sberbank posted a 74% jump in net profit on Friday for a record 1.24 trillion roubles ($16.32 billion) in annual earnings reflecting the economy's recovery from the pandemic....

 2022-01-14 06:19 

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Hong Kong airport suspends transit flights from high-risk countries...

Hong Kong International Airport said on Friday passenger transit flights from countries considered high-risk because of the coronavirus will be suspended from Jan. 16 to Feb. 15....

 2022-01-13 23:25 

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Jack Dorsey's Block to build an open bitcoin mining system...

Block Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said in a tweet on Thursday that the fintech firm is building an open bitcoin mining system, as the newly re-branded company looks to expand beyond its payment business and into new technologies like blockchai...

 2022-01-13 21:18 

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N.Korea defends missile tests, calls U.S. sanctions 'provocation'...

North Korea defended its missile tests as its legitimate right to self defence and said the United States is intentionally escalating the situation by imposing new sanctions, state media reported on Friday, citing the foreign ministry....

 2022-01-13 19:25 

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Geopolitical woes rattle Russian, European markets; Latam FX up...

Russia's rouble plummeted on Thursday and European markets tumbled as tensions ramped up between Moscow and Washington, while Latin American currencies rose against a weaker dollar....

 2022-01-13 18:58 

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U.S. Democrats slam Cruz Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill ahead of vote...

The U.S. Senate was set on Thursday to vote on a bill to slap sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, legislation that Democrats slammed ahead of the tally....

 2022-01-13 18:35 

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ATP roundup: Arthur Rinderknech, Marin Cilic advance to Adelaide semis...

Arthur Rinderknech of France upset third-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia 7-6 (7), 7-5 on Thursday to move into the semifinals of the Adelaide International 2 in Adelaide, Australia....

 2022-01-13 17:46 

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Frustrated Europeans say we're not absent from Russia, U.S. talks...

European ministers bemoaned on Thursday a perception that they had been left isolated after Russia held talks with the United States and NATO over the future of the continent and said that Washington had never coordinated as much with the EU as now....

 2022-01-13 17:32 

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Russia's Valieva sets world record in short programme...

Russia's Kamila Valieva broke her own world record with a nearly flawless short programme at the European championships in Estonia on Thursday, reinforcing her status as a gold-medal favourite for next month's Beijing Olympics....

 2022-01-13 16:42 

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U.N. chief appeals for release of money to save Afghan lives...

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Thursday for a suspension of rules preventing the use of money in Afghanistan to save lives and the economy and for a path to the conditional release of frozen Afghan foreign currency reserves....

 2022-01-13 16:36 

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German chancellor says situation in Russia is still dangerous...

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that the situation in Russia has not become less dangerous after the start of negotiations between Kremlin and NATO, but it is still very important to continue the talks....

 2022-01-13 14:47 

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Blinken calls North Korea missile tests 'profoundly destabilizing'...

North Korea's missile tests are profoundly destabilizing and dangerous, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday, adding that Pyongyang has not responded to any diplomatic overtures from Washington....

 2022-01-13 14:37 

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Blockchain firm BTCS soars on retail rush for bitcoin dividends...

Shares in blockchain technology-focused firm BTCS Inc rocketed on Thursday, set to extend a four-day rally, as more retail investors scooped them up after the company last week offered to pay dividends in bitcoin....

 2022-01-13 14:33 

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Election risk? No sweat for bond investors in Italy, France...

Bond market calm in the face of a possible government shake-up in Italy and French elections in April offers proof, if any were needed, that Europe's display of solidarity during the pandemic has all but wiped out euro break-up risks....

 2022-01-13 13:04 

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China's R&F Properties Hong Kong arm put in 'selective' default by S&P...

Chinese developer Guangzhou R&F Properties , which has a number of super-sized projects in global cities such as London, saw its Hong Kong offshoot declared in "selective default" on Thursday after it pushed through a bond payment delay....

 2022-01-13 11:02 

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Euro zone inflation not as transitory as thought: ECB's de Guindos...

The euro zone's inflation spike is not as transitory as earlier thought but price growth is still likely to be under the European Central Bank's 2% target in 2023 and 2024, ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos said on Thursday....

 2022-01-13 10:53 

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Russian expansion is a hard sell for UniCredit | Reuters...

The Italian lender may buy Otkritie, which has a $7 bln book value. After a 2017 rescue, Russia's seventh biggest bank is fast-growing, profitable and has a strong board. But competing with state peers will be tricky, especially if its parent shuns ri...

 2022-01-13 10:03 

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Kremlin gives bleak assessment of security talks with U.S., NATO so far...

The Kremlin on Thursday gave a bleak assessment of Russia's security talks with the United States and NATO this week, describing them as "unsuccessful4; and saying there was disagreement on fundamental issues....

 2022-01-13 09:01 

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Russia-led bloc starts pulling troops out of Kazakhstan...

A Russia-led military bloc began to pull its troops out of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a week-long deployment which helped the Central Asian nation overcome the worst bout of violent unrest in its post-Soviet history....

 2022-01-13 08:21 

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U.S. reassured Europe over Russia talks - EU foreign policy chief...

Europe has received assurances from the United States that nothing will be agreed with Russia without the bloc's involvement, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Thursday....

 2022-01-13 06:42 

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First person convicted under Hong Kong's national security law drops appeal...

The first person convicted under Hong Kong's national security law and jailed for nine years last July has dropped his decision to appeal, his lawyer said on Thursday....

 2022-01-13 03:42 

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Hong Kong activist on bail re-arrested for remarks 'endangering national security'...

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was re-arrested on suspicion of making remarks endangering national security after being released on bail last year in a case in which he faces charges of "conspiracy to commit subversion" with 46 other activists...

 2022-01-13 03:39 

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U.S. assent paves way for S. Korea to compensate Iranian investor over dispute | Reuters...

South Korea is set to pay compensation to Iran's Dayyani Group over a 2015 dispute after the United States cleared the path towards the payment without violating its sanctions against Tehran, the Asian nation's foreign ministry said....

 2022-01-13 01:53 

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Asia comes late, with hangups, to the SPAC party...

Two blank-cheque companies are listing in Singapore. Share sales will trickle out of Hong Kong too. Yet strict rules set in both centres suggest neither will match New York's wild success. That's fine if it protects a repeat of the region's pa...

 2022-01-13 01:16 

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U.S. Senate to vote on Cruz's Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill on Thursday...

The U.S. Senate will vote on Thursday on a bill being pushed by Republican Ted Cruz to slap sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline in Europe, although it is not expected to garner enough support to pass....

 2022-01-13 00:05 

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Seeking N. Ireland solution, UK's Truss hosts EU talks at her country house...

British foreign minister Liz Truss will on Thursday seek to inject momentum into talks with the European Union to resolve post-Brexit disputes over trading rules, hosting EU commissioner Maros Sefcovic at her official country house....

 2022-01-12 16:58 

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Taliban seeking greater role in distribution of foreign aid...

The Taliban administration that seized control of Afghanistan proposed a joint body on Wednesday of its officials and international representatives to coordinate billions of dollars in planned aid....

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