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Japan's business mood, capex steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese business confidence and capital expenditure plans held steady from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, a sign companies weren’t significantly worried about escalating trade frictions and global growth concerns. FILE PHOTO – A worker cycles near a factory at the Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan, March 8, Read More

Christmas market gunman shouted 'Allahu Akbar'

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A gunman who shot dead three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg shouted “Allahu Akbar”, a French prosecutor has said. Cherif Chekatt, 29, is still on the run after the attack on Tuesday evening, which also injured 13 people – eight of them seriously. The killer escaped in a taxi after a shootout with Read More

Tourist among three killed in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting

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A gunman still on the run after killing three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg has been identified as 29-year-old local man Cherif Chekatt. French interior minister Christophe Castaner said there would be an increased police presence in towns and cities across France and border security would be heightened as the search continues. As Read More

Gunman still on the run after three killed in Strasbourg

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A gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg has been identified by police as Strasbourg-born Chekatt Cherif, 29. French interior minister Christophe Castaner said there would be an increased police presence in towns and cities across France and border security would be heightened as the search for Cherif continues. As well Read More

Police corner gunman after two killed in Strasbourg

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Police have cornered a gunman after he shot dead two people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg. Eleven people were injured, several critically, when gunshots were heard followed by screaming just after 8pm near the market in Place Kleber, which attracts millions of tourists each year. Police armed with machine guns were seen running into Read More

U.N. climate negotiators sweat over detail and divides

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Half-way through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share the cost of curbing global warming and struggled to bridge deep political divides. FILE PHOTO: Participants take part in the plenary session during COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 4, Read More

‘Like denying the Holocaust’: Ukraine makes post-WWII nationalist fighters as privileged as war vets

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Ukrainian parliament has passed a law, which gives Nazi-collaborating nationalist fighters, who fought against the Soviet Union after the end of World War II, the same status as the people who fought against Nazis during the war. Ukraine’s current nation-building effort puts it at odds with other nations because Kiev seeks to glorify different forces Read More

Petrobras unveils plan to boost asset sales, deepwater investment

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SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA) plans to raise some $26.9 billion via asset sales and partnerships by 2023 while boosting investments on the front edge of an anticipated production boom in Brazil. A worker walks on the heliport at the Brazil’s Petrobras P-66 oil rig in Read More

‘Out of touch’: Protesting French people want to be heard – but gov't does not listen

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Faced with people’s wrath for weeks, Paris has put new fuel taxes on hold to mitigate the protests and violence sweeping France. Protesters say the real problem lies in the government that has lost touch with its people. For the past three weeks, France has been gripped by massive nationwide protests that saw hundreds of Read More