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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African banking stocks rallied on Tuesday, buoyed by optimism that the newly elected leader of the ruling African National Congress will push through policies aimed at putting the economy on a stronger footing. South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa – a darling of markets – narrowly beat former cabinet minister Nkosazana
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, wrote in
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CARACAS (Reuters) – A power outage hit parts of the Venezuelan capital Caracas as well as the nearby states of Miranda and Vargas for around five hours on Monday, in what critics said was another sign of the oil-rich nation’s economic meltdown. Authorities blamed the outage, which began around noon (1600 GMT), on the collapse
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn. The remaining 14 council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that a U.S. tip-off about a planned attack in St Petersburg had helped save many lives and that Russia and the United States should try to cooperate in the same way in future. The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile’s presidential election by a wider-than-forecast margin on Sunday, pledging to jump-start economic growth in the world’s top copper exporter and opt for more business-friendly policies than his center-left predecessor. Chile’s electoral authority called the election for former president Pinera, who won 54.58 percent of votes compared with
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera took the lead in an early count of ballots in Chile’s runoff election for the presidency by a larger-than-expected margin over his center-left rival on Sunday, official results showed. With some 26 percent of ballots counted, Pinera, who was president between 2010 and 2014, had 54 percent of
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QUETTA/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said. The gunmen wearing explosives-filled vests stormed the church in Quetta city when Sunday services had
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday. Authorities were conducting post-mortem examinations on Saturday and treating the deaths as suspicious. A Toronto Police spokesman said that nothing had been
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina fired the head of its navy a month after a submarine disappeared in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members onboard, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Letting go of Navy Admiral Marcelo Eduardo Hipólito Srur was the first known disciplinary action taken by President Mauricio Macri’s administration since contact
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VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria is set to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government after the anti-immigration Freedom Party and Sebastian Kurz’s conservatives struck a coalition deal they plan to present on Saturday. Kurz, who is just 31, and Freedom Party (FPO) leader Heinz-Christian Strache announced on Friday night they
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