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Jittery unease remains in Sri Lanka as manhunt continues

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By Greg Heffer, news reporter Sri Lanka locked down its central bank and a road leading to the airport in its largest city, where businesses were advising staff to remain indoors because of a possible security threat. A sense of jittery unease in the country remained four days after 359 people, including eight Britons, were Read More

Gucci owner Kering close to settling Italian tax case for 1.3 to 1.4 billion euros: sources

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MILAN (Reuters) – French luxury group Kering is close to agreeing to pay between 1.3 billion and 1.4 billion euros ($1.5-1.6 billion) to settle a dispute with Italian authorities over unpaid taxes by its fashion brand Gucci, three sources told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Gucci logo is seen in a store at Fiumicino airport Read More

Blast heard behind court outside Colombo, Sri Lanka

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An explosion took place behind a court not far from Sri Lanka’s largest city, Colombo, four days after the deadly Easter Sunday attacks. No casualties have been reported, a police spokesman told local media. The blast occurred on empty land behind the magistrate court in the town of Pugoda, 40km east of Colombo. Police say Read More

Visa profit jumps, lower cross-border volume weighs on shares

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(Reuters) – Visa Inc reported higher expenses and lower spending by people using its cards abroad on Wednesday even as increased overall consumer spending drove quarterly profit 14 percent higher. FILE PHOPTO: Security staff stand next to a Visa logo at Murtala Muhammed International Airport before the arrival of the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team, in Read More

Jailed British mother could be freed by Iran in ‘prisoner swap’

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could be released from jail as part of a prisoner swap, Iran’s foreign minister has suggested. The charity worker has been held in the country since being arrested at Tehran airport in 2016 over allegations she was involved in plans for “regime change”. Efforts to secure her freedom by her husband Richard and Read More

Extinction Rebellion to end London blockades on Thursday

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LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental campaigners Extinction Rebellion will close their two remaining central London protest sites on Thursday, the group said after 10 days of disruption in the British capital to highlight the risks of climate change. Drawing are pictured at the Extinction Rebellion protest site at the Marble Arch in London, Britain April 24, Read More

Philippines’ Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

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FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte speaks after his arrival, from a visit in Israel and Jordan at Davao International airport in Davao City in southern Philippines, September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr/File Photo MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia Read More

Philippines’ Duterte hits Canada on exported garbage

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FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte speaks after his arrival, from a visit in Israel and Jordan at Davao International airport in Davao City in southern Philippines, September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr/File Photo MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia Read More

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 16

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PORAC, Philippines (Reuters) – Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the tangled debris from a collapsed four-storey commercial building on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the country’s biggest island, killing at least 16 people. Heavy equipment and search dogs were used as dozens of firefighters, military and civilian rescuers Read More

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 15

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PORAC, Philippines (Reuters) – Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the rubble of a collapsed four-storey commercial building on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the country’s biggest island, killing at least 15 people. A rescuer assists a search dog as they try to reach survivors at a collapsed four-storey Read More