HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong lowered a typhoon alert on Sunday evening as Typhoon Roke weakened, with the local airport and transport authorities rushing to restore normal operations in the Asian financial hub. The Hong Kong Observatory on Sunday morning raised its typhoon alert to 8 – close to the top rating of 10
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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition called a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro after another day of violent clashes on Saturday where the injured included a violinist famous for his musical protests. The opposition coalition – which organized a 24-hour shutdown this week that was heeded by millions and paralyzed large swathes of the
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(Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, went on a hike with his daughter on Saturday, according to a tweet from Meghan McCain. “Amazing hike with Dad @SenJohnMcCain this morning. Thank you all for your best wishes!,” the senator’s daughter said in a tweet that included a picture showing the
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MADRID (Reuters) – Authorities in Madrid asked Spain’s anti-trust watchdog on Saturday to investigate whether Uber’s new low-cost airport transfer service constitutes unfair competition. The city council’s request follows the ride-hailing app’s return to the Spanish capital last year after the CNMC competition regulator called for the government to lift a ban on the U.S.
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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The cast of Netflix’s breakout supernatural mystery series “Stranger Things” received a hero’s welcome on Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con as they revealed new plot details and footage for the anticipated second season. “Stranger Things,” which earned 18 Emmy Award nominations for its first season, followed the eerie case of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak, a key figure in ongoing U.S. investigations into Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, ended his tenure on Saturday. The Russian embassy in Washington said on its Twitter feed that Minister-Counseler and Deputy Chief of Mission Denis V. Gonchar would serve as Charge d’Affaires until
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The World Bank’s arbitration tribunal has ordered Argentina to pay $320 million plus interest and legal fees to Spanish travel group Marsans for expropriating its airline Aerolineas Argentinas SA AERA.UL in 2008, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled against Argentina for
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