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World 09 Aug 2018 | 6:40 PM

Heat wave pushes environment up the political agenda in Sweden - poll

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - This summer's heatwave and wildfires across Sweden have raised the environment to the second most important issue for voters ahead of a general election in September, a poll by Demoskop showed on Thursday.

World 09 Aug 2018 | 4:23 PM

Nine dead as migrant boat sinks off western Turkey - coast guard

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Nine people died early on Thursday when a boat carrying migrants sank off the western coast of Turkey, the Turkish coast guard said. Four people were rescued.

AseanPlus News 09 Aug 2018 | 6:33 AM

Mandatory paternity leave to blame for worker shortage, Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmaker says

Liberal Party chairman Tommy Cheung says proposed change from three days to five will spur ‘never-ending’ demands for further increases

World 09 Aug 2018 | 2:13 AM

French cows herded out of Iran by U.S. sanctions, Senator says

PARIS (Reuters) - A project to export cattle to Iran from Normandy in northern France has been halted due to the United States' renewed sanctions against Tehran, a French Senator said, as Washington's policy takes its toll on its European allies.

World 09 Aug 2018 | 1:48 AM

Factbox - Impact of U.S.-China trade tariffs on U.S. companies

(Reuters) - U.S. companies are putting in place measures to cushion the impact of escalating trade tensions between the United States and China.

World 09 Aug 2018 | 12:11 AM

Turkey to continue buying natural gas from Iran despite U.S. sanctions

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will continue to buy natural gas from Iran in line with its long-term supply contract, Turkey's energy minister said on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened that anyone trading with Iran will not do business with America.

Business 09 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

EU banker exodus hits London property, BoE's McCafferty says

LONDON: An outflow of European bankers from London is damping prices and rents in the capital’s housing market, Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty said on Tuesday.

World 08 Aug 2018 | 11:41 PM

Congo's Kabila will not stand for election in December

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's President Joseph Kabila will not stand in the election scheduled for December, a spokesman said, finally agreeing to obey a two-term limit but picking a hard-core loyalist under European Union sanctions to stand instead.

Markets 08 Aug 2018 | 10:43 PM

Oil price drops on China import data, weighing on equities

NEW YORK: Oil prices slumped on Wednesday after Chinese import data showed a slowdown in demand and weighed on world equity markets, which traded near break-even as U.S. technology shares extended recent gains.

World 08 Aug 2018 | 9:52 PM

Swiss unions to boycott talks on easing labour rules

BERN (Reuters) - Switzerland's main union federation said on Wednesday it would boycott talks the government has proposed on easing rules on wages and working conditions, a key element in talks on a new treaty with the European Union.