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Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran.

Brazil's jobs crisis lingers, posing challenge for next president

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - After losing his job with a foreign food company in March, Alexander Costa surveyed Brazil's anaemic labour market and decided to start selling cheap lunches by the beach in Rio de Janeiro to try and provide for his young family.

Barca coach Valverde says Messi the best despite Modric award

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes his player Lionel Messi should have won FIFA’s 'The Best' award and not Real Madrid's Luka Modric.

Government blasts right-wing plan for Swiss-first approach on law

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government urged voters on Tuesday to reject a right-wing proposal to cement Swiss sovereignty on legal matters over international law, saying the plan would force it to cancel treaties, weaken human rights protections and hurt the economy.

Saudi Arabia opens high-speed train linking Islam's holiest cities

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday inaugurated a 6.7 billion euro (6 billion pounds) high-speed rail linking the two holiest cities in Islam, part of efforts to boost tourism revenues as the country seeks to shed dependence on oil exports.

Wallabies hoping Boks will buckle under home fan pressure

PORT ELIZABETH (Reuters) - Australia are hoping that hosts South Africa will buckle under the pressure from eager home fans in the Rugby Championship on Saturday after the Springboks upset world champions New Zealand away in their last test.

In latest change, Uber launches 24/7 phone support in Britain

Uber launched a 24/7 telephone support line for its users in Britain, in the latest change the taxi app has made to meet the demands of regulators.

Uber announced earlier this year that it would introduce the phone support service as part of a series of changes to the way it operates in its most important European market. — Reuters

Pro-Europe Swiss minister to quit amid tense talks with EU

ZURICH (Reuters) - A longtime Swiss politician and backer of strong ties to the European Union announced on Tuesday he will resign from government, adding uncertainty over unresolved talks on relations between Switzerland and its largest trading partner.

Dr Wee to Guan Eng: Please be more considerate and stop making abrupt changes to policy

PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng should engage with industry players to seek common ground before rolling out new policies, says MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Uber’s strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina – minus commissions

Uber's fastest-growing market in the world is now Argentina, company executives say, attributing the expansion to the nation's sudden economic unravelling, which has boosted unemployment and sliced the purchasing power of Argentines.