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Qatar says its official state news agency was hacked

CAIRO Qatar said on Wednesday its official state news agency had been hacked and false statements attributed to its ruler had been posted. The statement was made on the official news agency’s Twitter account, which asked the media not to publish the remarks that had been posted earlier. A story had run earlier on the agency’s website quoting a speech ...

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Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason | ROME ROME U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Vatican on Wednesday for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year. Trump’s meeting at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, his third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end ...

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UK biotech boasts Europe's best pipeline as Brexit threat looms

By Ben Hirschler | LONDON LONDON Britain’s biotech sector boasts the strongest new drug pipeline in Europe but industry leaders say it needs continued access to global talent, funding and regulatory clarity to thrive in the future – all of which could be jeopardised by Brexit. A new report on Wednesday showed Britain was well ahead of rivals like Germany, ...

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'RIP Mr Bond' – 007 actor Roger Moore dead at 89

By Gareth Jones | LONDON LONDON Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said. His 12 years as action man 007, the fictitious spy with a voracious appetite for danger and sex, made Moore a millionaire and a heartthrob ...

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Woman arrested on charges of smuggling U.S. space technology to China

WASHINGTON A California woman was arrested on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, 32, could face a prison term of up to 150 years if convicted of all charges contained in the ...

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Top banks' first-quarter commodity revenue slides 29 percent to 11-year low

LONDON Commodities-related revenue at the 12 biggest investment banks fell 29 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017 to its lowest in more than a decade, mainly due to weakness in the energy sector, a consultancy said on Wednesday. Revenue from commodity trading, selling derivatives to investors and other activities in the sector fell to $800,000 million (617.28 billion ...

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Brazil senator to call for investigation into BNDES loans

Germany’s Schaeuble wants creative ways to build stronger EU BRUSSELS The European Union should find ways to cooperate more closely on migration, security, foreign and economic policy, without waiting for a change to EU treaties, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday. Click here to Read from the source

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Venezuela's Maduro vows to push ahead with new congress despite unrest

By Alexandra Ulmer and Brian Ellsworth | CARACAS CARACAS Venezuela’s unpopular President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday vowed to push ahead with a new congress to rewrite the constitution, despite dissent within his own ranks and major protests in the OPEC nation convulsed by nearly two months of unrest. In the latest sign of internal fissures, a magistrate of the pro-government ...

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Philippines needs modern arms to fight ISIS, Duterte tells Putin

Germany’s Schaeuble wants creative ways to build stronger EU BRUSSELS The European Union should find ways to cooperate more closely on migration, security, foreign and economic policy, without waiting for a change to EU treaties, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday. Click here to Read from the source

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U.S. Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s businesses after Flynn declined to comply with a subpoena for documents in the panel’s Russia probe. “While we disagree with General Flynn’s lawyers’ interpretation of taking the Fifth … it’s even more ...

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