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NEW YORK, June 20 — Wall Street stocks sprinted higher early today, celebrating the new dovish tilt of the US Federal Reserve and lifting the S&P 500 back into record territory.
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ROME, June 20 — Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has pledged to abide by EU fiscal rules, while insisting his country’s financial health is on the mend, despite its slowing economy.
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YANGON: When bike-sharing firms oBike, Ofo and Mobike pulled out of Singapore and Malaysia, they left behind thousands of perfectly-usable bikes in "graveyards".
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YANGON, Myanmar: The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a na...
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NEW YORK, June 20 — According to the sources of tech publication CNET, Samsung will launch the next Galaxy Note at an Unpacked event on August 7 at the Barclays Centre in New York — the same place...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 ― Fortnite Creative Mode now has its own version of popular hide'n'disguise mode Prop Hunt, in which members of one team transform themselves into innocuous items while the ot...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 ― The Harry Potter equivalent of Pokémon Go, a mobile game that has players finding virtual creatures and objects using real world locations, is to launch in the US and UK on...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 ― Google has revealed that YouTube will soon get a feature that lets viewers digitally test out the makeup that their favourite beauty gurus are reviewing in their videos.
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NEW YORK, June 19 — Wall Street stocks opened flat today ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement expected to confirm the central bank’s more dovish tilt on monetary policy.
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FRANKFURT, June 19 — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today defended the European Central Bank, after US President Donald Trump attacked the institution with claims of currency mani...
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Nieuwegein, Netherlands (AFP): International investigators said Wednesday (June 19) that they were issuing arrest warrants for three Russians and one Ukrainian suspect over the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in 2014.
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LONDON, June 19 — British annual inflation has dipped to the Bank of England’s 2.0 target rate, official data showed today, further cementing expectations that the BoE will maintain low UK interes...
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VIENNA, June 19 — Major oil-producing countries meet in Vienna on July 1 and 2, the Opec website and a delegate said today, after the biannual gathering had been postponed several times.
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HONG KONG, June 19 — Hong Kong stocks rallied more than two per cent today, fuelled by hopes for a trade breakthrough after Donald Trump said he would meet Xi Jinping at the G20 next week.
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LONDON, June 19 — European stock markets steadied at the open today, awaiting a key monetary policy update from the Federal Reserve.
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Suspected Islamic State-linked militants kidnapped 10 fishermen off Borneo island Tuesday and took them to the southern Philippines, police said, the latest abductions in the strife-torn waters.
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One in four people aged 80 or over drives a car every day, the Japanese government said in a survey published Tuesday.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 — Cryptocurrencies live in a volatile, roller-coaster world, which Facebook is seeking to change with its new Libra digital money.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 ― Yesterday the MacStories editor-in-chief reported that an alert appeared on his iPad running on iOS 13 beta 2 when he tried to delete an app with an active subscription.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 — Facebook unveiled plans yesterday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and could bring over a b...
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NEW YORK, June 18 — Yesterday, Samsung’s US Support Twitter page both published and promptly deleted a post recommending QLED smart TV owners to scan their televisions every few weeks to protect ...
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NEW YORK, June 18 — According to highly-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, three new iPhones will launch in the second half of 2020, two of which will support 5G. Yesterday, MacRumors reported that Min...
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FRANKFURT, June 18 — Industrial conglomerate Siemens said today it would slash 2,700 jobs worldwide at its gas and power unit, including 1,400 in its home country Germany, “over several years”.
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WASHINGTON, June 18 — Under intense scrutiny from the White House, the US central bank opened its two-day policy meeting today to decide the course of interest rates.
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PARIS, June 18 — US aircraft giant Boeing and British Airways owner International Airlines Group have signed a letter of intent for delivery of 200 planes of the 737 MAX type, the companies said tod...
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PARIS, June 18 — The yield on the French government’s benchmark 10-year bond turned negative today for the first time after ECB chief Mario Draghi hinted at rate cuts.
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French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said on June 18 it is partnering with Google to use artificial intelligence and deep analytics tools to sift through its data to find better treatments.
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PARIS, June 18 — Employees at Radio France turned off their microphones today over plans to shed nearly 300 jobs as part of a cost-cutting effort, with many of the daily programmes replaced by music...
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HONG KONG, June 18 — Hong Kong stocks ended up one per cent today, building on the previous day’s gains, as traders look ahead to a crucial meeting of the Federal Reserve.
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LONDON, June 18 — Europe’s main stock markets wavered at the start of trading today, the eve of an interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve.
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TOKYO, June 18 — Tokyo’s key Nikkei stocks index opened slightly lower today, as investors took to the sidelines ahead of results from the US Federal Reserve’s meeting this week.
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The Philippine military has been hunting Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants who have earned many millions of dollars from kidnapping foreigners and locals since the early 1990s.
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The Philippine military has been hunting Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants who have earned many millions of dollars from kidnapping foreigners and locals since the early 1990s.
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PETALING JAYA: News reports of Canada not taking back plastic waste dumped in Malaysia were taken out of context, says the Cana­dian High Commission.
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NEW YORK, June 17 — Following Twitter’s announcement at Apple’s annual developers conference about the return of the Mac desktop app, Twitter explained in more detail late last week why it was i...
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NEW YORK, June 17 — Wall Street stocks were mostly higher early today as investors looked ahead to a Federal Reserve meeting this week and the Group of 20 summit later in the month.
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MUMBAI, June 17 —  Lenders to crippled Jet Airways said today they would start bankruptcy court proceedings after failing to find someone to take over the Indian carrier.
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An Indonesian university is offering would-be students a novel way to gain admission to the faculty – become a YouTube star first.
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A new category of adventure travel – from tracking lions in Kenya to walking with elephants in Thailand – is now on the menu at Airbnb as the home-sharing startup expands its offerings.
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WASHINGTON, June 17 — Washington is planning another tidal wave of tariffs on Chinese imports that represent a worst-case scenario for markets and major industries on both sides of the Pacific.
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TOKYO, June 17 — Tokyo stocks opened fractionally lower today, tracking falls on Wall Street, with investors’ eyes on the US-China trade war and key central bank meetings this week.
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BERLIN, June 17 — German airline group Lufthansa said yesterday it has revised lower its 2019 outlook due to intense competition from low-cost carriers in Europe.
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RIYADH, June 16 — Saudi Arabia remains committed to selling shares in national oil conglomerate Aramco through an initial public offering but only at the right time, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...
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DETROIT, June 15 ― The United Auto Workers (UAW) union has suffered a fresh defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, with workers narrowly voting down a move to organise the factory for a second t...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 — This week MacRumors spotted that Apple recently registered seven unreleased Mac notebooks in the EEC database, suggesting that refreshed MacBooks and MacBook Airs are on the...
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THE HAGUE: International investigators probing the downing of flight MH17 said Friday they will reveal fresh findings next week, nearly five years after the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot over Ukrai...
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BEIJING, June 14 ― Huawei has revealed that the launch of the folding Mate X ― which was originally supposed to happen this month ― won't take place until September.
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LONDON, June 14 — Oil prices rose again today in reaction to geopolitical tension, building on the previous day’s surge sparked by suspected attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
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An Indian teenager was shot dead by a relative as they posed with a homemade gun to record a clip for the TikTok video sharing app, police said June 13.
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Hong Kong social media lit up on June 14 when protesters noticed Google’s translation software was briefly churning out a rather odd suggestion during a week that has seen the worst political violence to hit the city in decades.
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LUXEMBOURG, June 14 — EU finance ministers agreed on the broad outlines of a eurozone budget early today, a key reform pushed by Paris that was scaled back amid deep resistance from the Netherlands.
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WASHINGTON, June 14 — Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network — a tool which raised privacy concerns but was also used...
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A Starbucks cup merging with a crowd around a dried-up well, or a yacht spliced with a boat full of refugees: powerful collages by a Turkish artist have taken the Internet by storm.
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An Instagram outage on June 13 left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter to vent frustration.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 — An Instagram outage yesterday left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter to vent frustration.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 — Just over a year after Amazon launched its first Echo Dot specially designed for children with a kid-friendly voice assistant, the company announced a second-generation mode...
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LONDON, June 13 — Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco today posted subdued sales for the first quarter of its financial year, citing poor consumer sentiment in its Brexit-facing home market.
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LONDON, June 13 — Oil prices spiked by about three per cent today after conflicting reports of an “attack” and an “accident” involving two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
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HONG KONG, June 13 — Hong Kong stocks ended slightly lower today as investors pared early hefty losses fuelled by concerns about the impact of protests in the city while investors keep tabs on devel...
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PUTRAJAYA: Cancer-hit badminton star Datuk Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement Thursday, ending a brilliant career in which he collected a swathe of honours.
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LONDON, June 13 — European stock markets fell further at the start of trading today, with London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.1 per cent at 7,359.16 points.
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TOKYO, June 13 — Tokyo stocks closed lower today, taking a negative lead from Wall Street amid lingering worries over the US-China trade war, while concerns over Hong Kong protests also weighed on t...
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BEIJING, June 13 ― DJI, a Chinese company specialising in drones, has created a robot which teaches coding to young and old.
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TOKYO, June 13 — Tokyo stocks opened lower today, taking a negative lead from Wall Street amid lingering worries over the US-China trade war.
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HONG KONG, June 13 — Hong Kong stocks opened with more losses today, extending the previous day’s sharp falls with the city on edge a day after violent protests.
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BERLIN, June 13 — Germany has raised some €6.5 billion (RM30.5 billion) from the sale of 5G frequencies to telecoms firms, the Federal Network Agency, said yesterday, announcing the result of a th...
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MCMC will investigate cases disseminating pornographic and obscene content and will block websites that have been distributing the content.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 — Facebook said today some 720 million people are watching its original video shows, making it a growing part of the social network as it wades into the territory of YouTube a...
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LONDON, June 12 — Facebook today said it would create 500 jobs in London to improve safety on the social network with the help of artificial intelligence.
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NEW YORK, June 12 — Wall Street stocks were little changed early today amid uncertainty over ongoing US-China trade developments, while tepid US inflation data boosted speculation of a Federal Reser...
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LONDON, June 12 — Cocoa futures rose sharply today following reports that key producers Ivory Coast and Ghana had stopped sales in a push for higher prices, dealers said.
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BRUSSELS, June 12 — The European Commission warned today that Britain will have to pay its outstanding share of the existing EU budget even if it leaves the union without a withdrawal agreement.
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PARIS, June 12 — When he was tapped to succeed fallen auto titan Carlos Ghosn as head of Renault in January, Jean-Dominique Senard was touted as a steady hand at the wheel who would shore up the Fre...
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LOS ANGELES, June 12 — Nintendo’s big, worldwide, end-of-year release for 2019, Pokémon Sword & Shield formed part of its video presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo as well as its li...
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SEOUL, June 12 — Samsung will be expanding its US smartphone portfolio this summer; starting in June, the first of three Galaxy A-series devices — the most affordable one starting at US$179.99 (RM...
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The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has blocked a portal which posted the viral sex video allegedly involved a man resembling a federal minister, the Star Online reported.
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LONDON, June 12 — German supermarket group Lidl today said it will open more than 40 new stores in and around London over the next five years, creating 1,500 jobs.
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The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has blocked a portal which posted the viral sex video allegedly involved a man resembling a federal minister, the Star Online reported.
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France would help its car makers switch to electricity, hydrogen and possibly biogas.
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The NomadPlay app allows musicians to karaoke with an orchestra, using an algorithm which separates out the sound components of a score to remove any instrument as desired, so the home musician can play the part instead.
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BEIJING, June 12 — Inflation in China rose to its highest level in more than a year in May driven by surges in pork and fruit prices caused by the African swine fever epidemic and bad weather, offic...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 — In an interview with German magazine t3n, Mozilla’s CEO revealed the company’s plans to offer premium features like VPN service and cloud storage to those who opt into a...
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OTTAWA, June 12 — Eighty-six per cent of internet users have been duped by fake news — most of it spread on Facebook — according to a global survey published yesterday.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 — In an interview with German magazine t3n, Mozilla’s CEO revealed the company’s plans to offer premium features like VPN service and cloud storage to those who opt into a...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 — Gmail’s ‘dynamic email’ system, which has been available in beta since March, will roll out to the public on all domains July 2.
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LONDON, June 11 — Embattled travel company Thomas Cook yesterday said it had received a takeover approach from Chinese tourism group Fosun for the British group’s tour operator business, sending i...
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BRUSSELS, June 11 — The EU’s powerful anti-trust authority today blocked the merger of German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp with Indian steel giant Tata, an expected veto that kills the dea...
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BEIJING, June 11 — China today did not confirm a planned face-to-face meeting between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Donald Trump, after the US leader threatened new tariffs again...
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LONDON, June 11 — British unemployment has held at a 45-year low, official data showed today, despite headwinds from Brexit and the slowing global economy.
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HONG KONG, June 11 — Hong Kong and mainland Chinese stocks rallied today, extending gains and tracking a healthy lead from Wall Street, as investors keep tabs on developments in the China-US trade s...
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LONDON, June 11 — European stock markets mostly rose at the start of trading today, with London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.3 per cent at 7,398.95 points.
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WASHINGTON, June 11 ― US President Donald Trump yesterday lashed out at France for unfair tariffs on “great” American wine.
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NEW YORK, June 10 — According to a media report, Google Maps is testing a new feature that would send users an alert if their taxi strays 500 meters off route.
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WASHINGTON, June 10 — US President Donald Trump today said he was “concerned” by the planned merger between US missile maker Raytheon and United Technologies.
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A visitors holding lithium concentrate at a lithium mine in Chile.
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A Google worker who helped organise a massive walkout to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct said June 7 she had quit her job.
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PARIS, June 10 — Banning Huawei and fellow Chinese equipment maker ZTE from Europe’s roll-out of 5G telecom networks would cost EU mobile operators up to €55 billion (RM258 billion), according t...
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WASHINGTON, June 9 — The Chinese government convened top tech companies this week and warned them of consequences if they cut off technology sales to the country, US media reported yesterday.
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TEHRAN, June 8 — Iran is keeping up oil sales through “unconventional” means to circumvent US sanctions, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said in an interview published today.
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FUKUOKA, June 8 — France is ready to consider paring back its 15-per cent stake in Renault in the interests of consolidating the automaker’s alliance with Japanese partner Nissan, Finance Minister...