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LOS ANGELES/RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s first cinema in more than 35 years will open on April 18 in the capital Riyadh, the authorities said on Wednesday after agreeing with AMC Entertainment Holdings to open up to 40 theaters over the next five years. FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud
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COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday survived a no confidence vote in parliament after a majority of legislators voted to support his coalition government but the instability caused may damage its reform agenda. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (C) shakes hands with his party members who supported him after
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A British cooking show has sparked a lively debate across Southeast Asian over whether the widely popular chicken rendang dish should ever be crispy and where it originates from. Malaysian-born Zaleha Kadir Olpin served the spicy chicken alongside her nasi lemak, a traditional Malaysian dish, in the quarter-final of the BBC’s
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LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L), Europe’s largest bank, has reported the largest difference in male and female staff salaries among large organisations in Britain, as the government looks to pressure big companies to reduce gender pay disparities. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch of HSBC bank in central London, Britain June 09, 2015. REUTERS/Neil
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LUTON, England (Reuters) – Peugeot-maker PSA (PEUP.PA) has unveiled plans to raise output at its British Vauxhall van plant, in a pre-Brexit show of confidence that will raise pressure on sister brand Opel’s German workforce to offer concessions in labor talks. PSA, which last year acquired Opel/Vauxhall from General Motors (GM.N), will build Peugeot and
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SAN BRUNO, Calif. (Reuters) – An Iranian-born woman who blogged about veganism and warned that the planet was “full of injustice and disease” had accused YouTube of suppressing her videos before she opened fire at the company’s California headquarters, wounding three and killing herself. In a series of Persian and English-language online postings, Nasim Najafi
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey, Iran and Russia pledged on Wednesday to accelerate efforts to bring stability to Syria, underlining their joint commitment to the country a day after President Donald Trump raised the prospect of withdrawing U.S. troops. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the Presidential Palace in Ankara,
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Information technology products, from cellphones to personal computers, have largely escaped the latest salvo of U.S.-China trade measures despite accounting for a significant portion of bilateral trade. FILE PHOTO: A man inspects China-made air-conditioners on display at a home appliance exhibition in Beijing May 9, 2004. The Chinese characters on the wall
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration would “be taking strong action” on immigration on Wednesday but gave no further details. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Baltic leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Trump’s statement, made in an early morning
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LONDON (Reuters) – Fund managers in Britain, who hold other firms to account over their corporate governance, have among the highest gender pay and bonus gaps themselves, new data showed. People cast long shadows in the winter sunlight as they walk across a plaza in the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, January 17,
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