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World 03 Jun 2015 | 1:25 PM

As key allies leave, next election may be Canada PM's last

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The shock departure of a Canadian cabinet heavyweight has fuelled talk about how long Prime Minister Stephen Harper will stay in power, with some in his party predicting he is unlikely to serve a full term if he wins re-election this October.

World 26 Jun 2015 | 2:35 PM

China's aviation boom drives airport building frenzy

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Mangshi opened its airport two decades ago, the small tropical city on China's border with Myanmar was served by few airlines. China's recent travel boom has changed that - seven carriers brought in more than 1 million visitors last year.

World 07 Jun 2015 | 10:00 PM

Greece needs 'Speech of Hope' from German leader - Varoufakis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's finance minister called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to give his country a "Speech of Hope", to signal Europe was ready to end its demands for austerity, similar to that given to Germany at the end of World War Two.

World 08 Jun 2015 | 1:15 AM

EU chief rebukes Greece, demands swift debt plan

KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) - The European Union's exasperation with Greece burst into the open on Sunday when its chief executive rebuked leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and warned that time was running out to conclude a debt deal to avert a damaging Greek default.

Swimming 13 Jun 2015 | 12:37 AM

Ukraine's Beresnyeva fails doping test from London 2012

(Reuters) - Ukrainian swimmer Olga Beresnyeva has tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO after her sample from the London 2012 Olympics was retested by the International Olympic Committee, it said on Friday.

World 23 Jun 2015 | 11:18 PM

As Iran deal takes shape, Israel plays up regional common ground

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - With a deal on Iran's nuclear programme drawing near, Israel is beginning to look at what comes afterwards and how best to position itself for the longer term.

World 07 Jun 2015 | 4:50 PM

Analysis - Despite 'hello dictator', EU struggles to curb Hungary's Orban

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban took it as a joke but his supporters at home were furious when European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker saluted him with an audible "hello dictator" before the world's cameras last month.

Business 26 Jun 2015 | 12:47 PM

Asia oil pricing change to raise trade volumes

Oil pricing agency Platts is changing how it assesses oil product values in Asian trade from July 1 in a move traders expect to boost volumes and encourage the use of regional oil storage facilities built at a cost of billions of dollars.

World 24 Jun 2015 | 5:50 AM

Hungary defies EU over migrants as crisis mounts

BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - In a challenge to European leaders before a summit that aims to tackle a refugee crisis, Hungary unilaterally suspended an EU asylum programme on Tuesday, saying it was overburdened by illegal migrants.

Business 27 Jun 2015 | 12:09 AM

Week ahead for global economy - US jobs, rates eyed as Greek zero hour nears

LONDON: Zero hour comes for Greece on Tuesday, when Athens will either repay 1.6 billion euros (RM6.75bil) to the International Monetary Fund after securing a last-ditch deal with its creditors or plunge into default.