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Erdogan suffers blow as ruling party defeated in mayoral vote

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major blow after his candidate for Istanbul mayor was defeated in a repeat election. Mr Erdogan tweeted to congratulate opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu, who lead with 54% in early results compared to 45% for the Turkish president’s chosen candidate, Binali Yildirim. The Read More

Malaysia’s 1MDB criminal case against Goldman Sachs delayed to September

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s criminal case against U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs involving $6.5 billion 1MDB bonds will be postponed to September, a court ruled on Monday, after defense lawyers asked for more time to receive instructions from their clients abroad. FILE PHOTO: The Goldman Sachs company logo is seen in the company’s space Read More

Asian stocks tick up, oil rises amid U.S.-Iran tensions

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations, while oil prices firmed on heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, May Read More

Asian stocks subdued, oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares were off to a cautious start on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations while oil prices firmed on worries over heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside Read More

Opposition candidate beats Erdogan’s ally Yildirim in rerun of Istanbul mayoral election

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Turkey’s ruling AK party runner-up Binali Yildirim has congratulated his rival, Ekrem Imamoglu, on his victory in the rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election. The results of the initial vote in March were annulled over violations. The former Turkish Prime Minister, who had received full backing from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the campaign, expressed hope Read More

Opposition candidate beats Erdogan’s ally Yildirim in re-run of Istanbul mayoral election

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Turkey’s ruling AK party runner-up Binali Yildirim has congratulated his rival, Ekrem Imamoglu, on his victory in the re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election. The results of the initial vote in March were annulled over violations. The former Turkish Prime Minister, who had received full backing from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the campaign, expressed hope Read More

No way Trump can ‘steamroll’ Russia into accepting US stance on Iran & Venezuela – Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied that Donald Trump can secure concessions on key issues by dangling the prospect of a new one-to-one meeting, but reiterated that Moscow is ready for fresh talks. The US president has repeatedly insisted that he will speak face-to-face with Putin at the G20 summit in Osaka next week, and Read More

It’s odd that UK’s PM is elected by ‘his party’s get-together’ but we’ll work with anyone – Putin

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It’s “odd” that the UK Prime Minister comes to power after a closed-door vote within his own party and not through a nationwide election, but Moscow is ready to work with anyone who will end up in Number 10, Vladimir Putin said. While the UK loves lecturing Russia on democracy, the peculiarities of its own Read More

Canadian oil industry dismayed as contentious energy bills become law

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Two pieces of legislation opposed by Canada’s oil and gas industry that fulfill Liberal government promises to protect the environment will become law on Friday. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland listens during a news conference at the Canadian Embassy, in Washington, U.S. June 20, Read More