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World 20 Mar 2017 | 6:09 PM

Mass graves in central Congo bear witness to growing violence

TSHIMBULU, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The increasingly brutal nature of fighting in central Congo between the army and local militia is on vivid display in the village of Tshienke, where the bodies of rebel fighters were dumped into a mass grave last month following intense clashes.

World 20 Mar 2017 | 8:31 PM

Iran's Khamenei criticises economy, piling pressure on president

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Monday the government's economic policies had fallen short and called for a new "resistance economy" to create jobs, piling pressure on the president before May elections.

World 20 Mar 2017 | 10:06 PM

EU targets Syrian military for chemical weapons attacks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union imposed sanctions on Monday against four senior Syrian military officials accused of using chemical weapons on civilians, after Russia and China blocked similar measures at the United Nations.

World 20 Mar 2017 | 10:23 PM

Russia plans building site on shrine to slain Kremlin critic

MOSCOW (Reuters) - For more than 700 days and nights, in all weathers, a small group of hardcore anti-Kremlin activists has guarded a makeshift memorial to murdered Putin critic Boris Nemtsov on a bridge opposite Moscow's Red Square.

World 20 Mar 2017 | 10:34 PM

Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee to face senators in marathon hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee will face tough scrutiny at a Senate confirmation hearing starting on Monday, with Democrats seeking to make the case that Neil Gorsuch is a pro-business, social conservative insufficiently independent of the Republican president.

Business 20 Mar 2017 | 10:40 PM

Wall Street drifts lower; investors worry about tax-cut delay

NEW YORK: Wall Street drifted lower on Monday as investors worried that President Donald Trump's plan to cut taxes and boost the economy could take longer than previously expected.

Plantations 20 Mar 2017 | 10:46 PM

Malaysian palm oil price falls on weaker export data; output seen to improve

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures on Monday slipped to a second session of declines in three on weaker export data, while March output is expected to improve from a month ago.

Football 20 Mar 2017 | 11:46 PM

Erdogan says Olympic Committee playing 'tricks' on Turkey

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's president, who has angered European allies with charges of fascism and anti-Turkish skulduggery, took grievances to the sporting arena on Monday, accusing the International Olympic Committee of playing tricks to stop Istanbul hosting the event.

Business 21 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Maurer: Swiss attractive even if Trump cuts company tax

ZURISH: Switzerland can retain its appeal as an attractive base for multinational companies even if the US lowers its corporate tax rates, Finance Minister Ueli Maurer said.

Business 21 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Blackstone close to US$1.4bil deal

LONDON: A Blackstone Group LP and M7 Real Estate Ltd venture is nearing a deal to acquire Hansteen Holdings Plc’s continental European property assets as an improving economy boosts demand for logistics assets, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.