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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has found faults with the central State Bank of Vietnam, including poor supervision of credit organizations and inefficiency in preventing corruption, the government said on Saturday. The announcement, which was published on the government’s website, came amid an intensifying crackdown on corruption that has pushed many state executives and government officials
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BEIJING (Reuters) – The recent scene at a dusty Inner Mongolia military base provided evidence of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s consolidation of political power, even as he faces pushback from some quarters in his ruling Communist Party ahead of a critical gathering next month. Dressed in army fatigues, Xi reviewed a military parade on July
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TOKYO (Reuters) – British trade minister Liam Fox said on Friday Britain would not be blackmailed into agreeing on the cost of leaving the European Union, and urged Brussels to move negotiations on to discuss Britain’s future relationship with the bloc. The third round of Brexit negotiations, focused on settling the terms of Britain’s exit
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Thursday no “decisive progress” had been achieved in the third round of Brexit talks, and that opening talks on the two sides’ future ties in October was doubtful at the current pace. Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said the sides “made some concrete progress”,
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday retracted a remark to lawmakers of his faction in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that could be interpreted as a defense of Adolf Hitler’s motive for genocide during World War Two. Tuesday’s comment by Aso, who also serves as finance minister, drew criticism from
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GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations on Tuesday said it was “disturbed” by the decision of Guatemala’s president to expel the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption unit investigating his campaign financing. It called for guarantees judicial figures would be protected. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Sunday ordered the expulsion of Ivan Velasquez, a veteran Colombian
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