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Japanese Air Force One, which flew emperor and 14 PMs, up for sale for $28mn (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Anyone with $28 million burning a hole in their pocket can now own a piece of history, as the ‘Japanese Air Force One’ which flew the emperor and 14 prime ministers on state visits is now up for sale. The former Japanese government aircraft, a Boeing 747-400, entered service in 1991, and has logged 16,332 Read More

Moscow protests show Putin’s draconian management of democracy

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent It is 20 years to the day since Boris Yeltsin named the head of Russia’s top spy agency his acting prime minister. Vladimir Putin was 46 years old and barely known beyond intelligence circles. Thus began two decades in power in which the state’s grip over the lives of its Read More

Crop invaders: China’s small farmers struggle to defeat armyworm

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MENGHAI, China (Reuters) – Yan Wenliu leans on the side of his cart as he prepares to leave his sugarcane field in Southwest China, bewildered by the formidable new pest that has ambushed his crops this year. Yan Wenliu’s wife prepares to spray pesticides at a sugar cane field at a village of Menghai county Read More

Whiting Petroleum posts surprise quarterly loss, cuts 33% workforce

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(Reuters) – Oil and gas producer Whiting Petroleum (WLL.N) on Wednesday reported a surprise quarterly loss, announced a 33% job cut and asset sales as a lack of natural gas infrastructure hits prices. FILE PHOTO: A trader waits for the opening of Whiting Petroleum’s stock at the post where it is traded on the floor Read More

Fitbit cuts 2019 revenue view, Versa Lite sales lag; shares tank

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(Reuters) – Wearable device maker Fitbit Inc (FIT.N) cut its 2019 revenue forecast on Wednesday, blaming disappointing sales of its newly launched cheapest smartwatch Versa Lite, sending its shares tumbling as much as 16% to a record low. FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk past an advertising billboard for Fitbit Ionic watches at the IFA Electronics Show Read More

Pressure mounts on Trump to end Chevron’s Venezuela presence

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By Kevin Crowley, Lucia Kassai and Kevin Cirilli on 7/26/2019 HOUSTON and WASHINGTON D.C. (Bloomberg) –Pressure is mounting on U.S. President Donald Trump to end Chevron’s 100-year presence in Venezuela as he seeks to exert maximum pressure on the embattled regime of Nicolas Maduro. Trump will announce his decision on whether to grant the U.S. Read More

Wall Street slips after dismal Caterpillar, Boeing results

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after bleak earnings from industrial bellwethers Caterpillar and Boeing exacerbated concerns of a slowing global economy that have roiled financial markets this year. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N), whose Read More

‘Racist’ security guards ruin marriage proposal by accusing couple of theft

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A brewery has been accused of racism after a security guard interrupted a marriage proposal to search them for a stolen T-shirt. Doctor Cathy-Marie Hamlet said she was left in tears during what “was supposed to be one of the best days of my life”. Angry Orchard has issued an apology and fired a manager Read More

‘No sorties in the area’: Moscow says reports on deadly Idlib airstrike are ‘fake’

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No Russian jet has flown a combat sortie over the Idlib district in Syria, Moscow has said. The defense ministry was responding to allegations by “UK- and US-funded White Helmets” that civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike. The alleged attack targeted the town of Maaret al-Numan, it’s been claimed. Dubbing the information “fake,” the Read More

Budweiser APAC’s IPO failure hurt retail investors, say newspaper adverts urging reform

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – The dramatic failure of brewer Budweiser APAC’s $9.8 billion Hong Kong listing left “mom and pop” investors badly out of pocket, a local broker has said in an unusual series of full-page advertisements in newspapers across the city on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Portfolio beer brands of Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Ltd Read More