By Greg Torode and Raju Gopalakrishnan | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Several Asian nations are seeking to bolster informal alliances among themselves, regional diplomats and officials said, unsettled by growing fears that the United States could not be relied on to maintain a buffer against China’s assertiveness. Countries including Australia, Japan, India and Vietnam are quietly stepping
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By Estelle Shirbon and William James | LONDON LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Sunday for a stronger response to Islamist extremism after three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby, killing seven people and injuring 48. London’s Metropolitan Police arrested 12 people in the Barking district
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FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) is not in advanced talks over frozen bonus payments, former board member Hugo Baenziger told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. Baenziger’s remarks run counter to comments made by the bank’s current chairman Paul Achleitner who said the lender was in talks to persuade former board members to make a financial contribution toward the
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PARIS Rafa Nadal returned to Roland Garros after his birthday celebrations and showed no signs of slowing up, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday. In yet another ominous performance, Nadal destroyed his opponent on Court Suzanne Lenglen to move into the quarter-finals and one step closer to
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AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco Moroccan authorities stifled a women’s protest against official abuses and corruption on Saturday in a northern town where months of unrest has tested the North African kingdom. The protest in the town of Al-Hoceima was organized by the “Hirak” movement, which is campaigning for jobs, infrastructure and other demands in the northern Rif
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NEW YORK While dozens of women have leveled sexual assault allegations at comedian Bill Cosby, destroying his reputation as “America’s dad,” the question of whether he will be imprisoned will hang on the words of a single woman when his trial starts this week. The outcome, taken together with the treatment of accuser Andrea Constand
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PARIS Fifth seed Elina Svitolina huffed and puffed into the fourth round of the French Open with an error-ridden 6-4 7-5 victory over Poland’s Magda Linette in a rain-delayed match on Sunday. Svitolina, one of the pre-tournament favorites after winning titles at the Rome and Istanbul claycourt tournaments, made 25 unforced errors and served five
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LONDON Britain’s national parliamentary election will go ahead on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday after an attack in London left seven people dead and 48 injured. Several political parties including May’s Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party suspended campaigning on Sunday, but May said it would resume on Monday. “As a
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LONDON Britain’s opposition Labour Party will offer voters in Thursday’s election the prospect of a cut in value-added tax, the party’s top finance official John McDonnell was quoted as saying by a newspaper. The interview was conducted before Saturday’s van and knife attack in London which has prompted political parties to suspend campaigning ahead of
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By Matt Spetalnick and Girish Gupta | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The Trump administration is concerned about any action by U.S. companies that provides a financial lifeline to Venezuela’s government, senior White House officials told Reuters, after Goldman Sachs Group Inc came under fire for purchasing $2.8 billion of state oil company bonds at a steep discount.
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