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Braves' Newcomb passes tests after liner off head
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  • 2019-06-16 14:53:01Z

The Atlanta Braves will continue to monitor left-hander Sean Newcomb, but he passed initial tests after getting hit in the back of the head with a line drive on Saturday. Newcomb exited his start against the Philadelphia Phillies after a comebacker off the bat of Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto hit off his head and ricocheted into the Philadelphia dugout for a ground-rule double. The line drive exited Realmuto's bat at 102 mph. Newcomb turned his head away before impact but was still hit squarely.

Bangladesh arrests policeman for sharing harassment complaint in burning case
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  • 2019-06-16 14:51:46Z

Bangladeshi authorities arrested a senior policeman on Sunday accused of sharing on social media the recording of an official complaint of sexual harassment made by a teenage girl who was later allegedly burned to death. Moazzem Hossain, who is suspended from duty, had been in hiding since late May, when the Cyber Tribunal court warrant was issued against him over sharing the complaint by Nusrat Jahan. A police spokesman said he had been arrested after a tip-off and "will be soon produced to the court", where he will face charges of violating digital security laws.

Bangladesh arrests policeman for sharing harassment complaint in burning case
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  • 2019-06-16 14:50:43Z

Bangladeshi authorities arrested a senior policeman on Sunday accused of sharing on social media the recording of an official complaint of sexual harassment made by a teenage girl who was later allegedly burned to death. Moazzem Hossain, who is suspended from duty, had been in hiding since late May, when the Cyber Tribunal court warrant was issued against him over sharing the complaint by Nusrat Jahan. In a case that sparked public outrage and mass protests, madrasa student Jahan was allegedly burned to death in April after she refused to withdraw an allegation of sexual harassment against the institution's principal.

Reds place Iglesias on paternity list
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  • 2019-06-16 14:43:33Z

Shortstop Jose Iglesias will miss the Cincinnati Reds' series finale against the Texas Rangers on Sunday after the team placed him on the three-day paternity leave list. The Reds reinstated righthander Robert Stephenson from a rehabilitation assignment in a corresponding move. Iglesias, who was hitless in the first two games of the series, is likely to be replaced by Jose Peraza in the lineup.

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Sudan's Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster
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  • 2019-06-16 14:30:50Z

Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since he was overthrown, as he was taken out of prison to the office of the anti-corruption prosecutor. Bashir, wearing traditional white robes and turban, was driven in a Toyota Land Cruiser to the prosecutor's office in Khartoum, a Reuters witness said. The military overthrew and detained Bashir on April 11 after 16 weeks of street protests against his 30-year rule.

Israel expects to attend U.S.-led .Palestinian conference
Israel expects to attend U.S.-led .Palestinian conference
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  • 2019-06-16 14:28:28Z

Israel expects to attend a U.S-led conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming U.S. peace plan, Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday. "Israel will be at the Bahrain conference and all the coordinations will be made," Katz told Israeli Channel 13 News on the sidelines of the Jerusalem Post conference in New York.

UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Alonso takes second Le Mans win and title with Toyota
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  • 2019-06-16 14:25:26Z

Double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso struck lucky and won the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race for the second year in a row on Sunday with Toyota team mates Kazuki Nakajima and Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi. The number eight car crew, who had been running second until last-hour drama, were also crowned world endurance champions with Nakajima driving the final stint and becoming the first Japanese to win a global FIA-sanctioned series.

Sudan's Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster
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  • 2019-06-16 14:23:33Z

Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since he was overthrown, as he was taken out of prison to the office of the anti-corruption prosecutor. Bashir, wearing traditional white robes and turban, was driven in a Toyota Land Cruiser to the prosecutor's office in Khartoum, a Reuters witness said. The military overthrew and detained Bashir on April 11 after 16 weeks of street protests against his 30-year rule.

Israel expects to attend U.S.-led .Palestinian conference
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  • 2019-06-16 14:20:54Z

Israel expects to attend a U.S-led conference in Bahrain next week on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming U.S. peace plan, Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Sunday. "Israel will be at the Bahrain conference and all the coordinations will be made," Katz told Israeli Channel 13 News on the sidelines of the Jerusalem Post conference in New York.

Mayor 'sick' by video of police encounter with young family
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  • 2019-06-16 14:17:14Z

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is calling for action after disturbing footage emerged of an altercation involving officers and a young family . A video released Friday shows Phoenix police officers pointing guns and yelling profane commands to a father and a pregnant woman holding her 1-year-old. Police had been responding to a Family Dollar for a report of shoplifting.

UPDATE 1-U.S. does not want war with Iran, continues diplomacy -Pompeo
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  • 2019-06-16 14:10:40Z

While it is "unmistakable" that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two tankers last week, the United States does not want to go to war with Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday", Pompeo said, "President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war. "The United States is going make sure that we take all the actions necessary, diplomatic and otherwise that achieve that outcome," Pompeo said.

Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit
Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit
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  • 2019-06-16 14:08:04Z

OTTAWA/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of an October election. The Liberal government last year took the unprecedented step of buying the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada for C$4.5 billion ($3.4 billion) to ensure the expansion went ahead to help solve crude transportation bottlenecks. If completed, the expansion would nearly triple capacity on the pipeline that runs from the western crude-rich province of Alberta to British Columbia's Pacific coast.

UPDATE 2-Argentina and Uruguay scramble to restore power following mass blackout
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  • 2019-06-16 13:45:26Z

Argentina and Uruguay were scrambling to restore power to millions of people after a massive power failure hit the Argentine grid early on Sunday, Argentina's Energy Secretariat said. Energy company Edesur Argentina said it had restored power for 75,000 clients in the greater Buenos Aires area by 10:52 a.m. local time (1352 GMT). Total recovery was estimated to take a few hours, according to the Energy Secretariat and Edesur.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Sarri returns to Italy to coach Juventus
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  • 2019-06-16 13:43:14Z

Serie A champions Juventus appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new coach on Sunday, hoping that his ambitious possession-based game would extend their dominance of Italian football and bring them European silverware. British media reported Juventus agreed a compensation fee with Chelsea in excess of 5 million pounds ($6.30 million) for Sarri, who joins the Italian giants on a three-year contract. Sarri was at Chelsea for just one season, where he won the Europa League -- the first major trophy of his career -- and led them to a third-placed finish in the Premier League.

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show
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  • 2019-06-16 13:30:00Z

Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world's largest planemakers as they arrive at this week's Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books. The aerospace industry's marquee event is a chance to take the pulse of the $150 billion a year commercial aircraft industry, which many analysts believe is entering a slowdown due to global pressures from trade tensions to flagging economies. Humbled by the grounding of its 737 MAX in the wake of two fatal crashes, U.S. planemaker Boeing will be looking to reassure customers and suppliers about the plane's future and allay criticism of its handling of the...

Motor racing-Alonso takes second Le Mans 24 Hours win with Toyota
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  • 2019-06-16 13:18:14Z

Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso won the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race for the second year in a row on Sunday with Toyota team mates Kazuki Nakajima and Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi. The number eight car crew, who took the lead with an hour to go, were also crowned world endurance champions with Nakajima driving the final stint and becoming the first Japanese to win the title. Toyota's number seven TS050 hybrid car, crewed by Britain's Mike Conway, Japan's Kamui Kobayashi and Argentina's Jose Maria Lopez, led most of the way but suffered two late punctures and dropped to second in a one-two finish for the Japanese manufacturer.

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case
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  • 2019-06-16 13:17:04Z

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorised rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges. The 36-year-old reporter, known for exposing corruption among Moscow officials, was freed following an outcry by supporters who said he was framed by corrupt police. The rally, called by the Russian Union of Journalists and named "Justice and Fairness to Everyone", had drawn a few hundred people by early afternoon, a Reuters witness said.

Four Cameroon police killed by suspected separatist bomb: government
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  • 2019-06-16 13:05:59Z

"The government condemns in the strongest terms this criminal act, perpetrated by armed bandits and terrorists with no faith or law," the statement said. There was no immediate reaction or claim of responsibility from any separatist group. What began as peaceful protests in Cameroon's southwestern Anglophone region in 2017 have degenerated into near daily violence between the forces of Cameroon's mostly French-speaking government and several separatist groups.

Four Cameroon police killed by suspected separatist bomb -govt
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  • 2019-06-16 13:05:02Z

Cameroon's government said on Sunday that separatists in its restive English-speaking region had detonated an improvised explosive device that killed four police and wounded six. "The government condemns in the strongest terms this criminal act, perpetrated by armed bandits and terrorists with no faith or law," the statement said. There was no immediate reaction or claim of responsibility from any separatist group.

Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
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  • 2019-06-16 13:01:59Z

The $2.6 billion gambling, hotel and entertainment complex brings Las Vegas opulence to the unlikeliest of places: a largely industrial waterfront home to a subway train repair yard, a water and sewer agency facility and a power plant. Massachusetts leaders hope the resort and its curved, bronze-toned hotel tower - echoing the company's distinctive properties in Vegas and Macau - transforms the city's reputation as an industrial afterthought. "We were ready for something like this," Mayor Carlo DeMaria said last week, putting forth a vision of a thriving waterfront district of hotels, restaurants and shops.

Reuters US Domestic News Summary
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  • 2019-06-16 12:55:45Z

Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the restaurant in Deer Grove, Illinois, after heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in planting this year and contributed to record floods across the central United States. New York City police scuba divers searched the Hudson River on Saturday for a retired North Carolina professor who went missing while participating in a swim competition, officials said. Police began the search on Friday, soon after a witness reported Charles van der Horst, 67, went under the water during the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, said New York City Police Department spokesman Ahmed Nasser.

Reuters World News Summary
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  • 2019-06-16 12:55:44Z

Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets on Sunday to demand Hong Kong's leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill and expressed "deep sorrow and regret" that recent events had stirred "controversies." Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed the bill that could send people to mainland China to face trial, in a dramatic reversal after mass and sometimes violent protests to demand the law be scrapped. Algerian former prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia appeared in a court in Algiers on Sunday to be questioned over alleged corruption involving the partner in Algeria of Germany's...

Reuters Entertainment News Summary
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  • 2019-06-16 12:55:43Z

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world's greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. "Ciao Maestro," said the announcement.

Hong Kong leader apologises to public after massive protests over extradition bill
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  • 2019-06-16 12:54:40Z

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised to the public on Sunday with "utmost sincerity and humility" after the second massive protest in a week over a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Lam's statement came after hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong dressed in black to demand that she steps down, a day after she suspended the extradition bill.

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Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters
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  • 2019-06-16 12:54:14Z

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and it appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order to decrease sex drive. The Alabama law says sex offenders whose crimes involved children between ages 7 and 13 must receive the medication before being released from prison on parole.

Armed gang kills at least 34 in northwest Nigeria, police say
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  • 2019-06-16 12:53:58Z

An armed gang killed at least 34 people in attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria, police said on Sunday, part of a wave of violence the government has blamed on bandits. The armed gang came to unprotected villages in the northwestern state of Zamfara on Friday night, killing 34 people, said Muhammed Shehu, police spokesman for the state. "We immediately took cover in a house nearby, and after the bandits were done with their killing spree they moved to a nearby village," he said, adding he counted 12 bodies in his village alone.

Rallying-Sordo wins in Sardinia after late blow to Tanak's hopes
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  • 2019-06-16 12:21:36Z

Spaniard Dani Sordo won the Rally of Italy in Sardinia for Hyundai on Sunday after Toyota's overnight leader Ott Tanak suffered a steering problem on the final stage and slumped to fifth. Tanak, who still took over the championship lead from Citroen's Sebastien Ogier, had been 26.7 seconds clear and heading for his third win in a row going into the final Sassari-Argentiera 2 power stage. Finland's Teemu Suninen finished second for M-Sport Ford, 13.7 seconds behind, with Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen third for Hyundai and claiming five bonus points from the power stage.

South Africa youth unemployment a "national crisis - president
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  • 2019-06-16 12:14:32Z

Youth unemployment in South Africa has become a "national crisis", President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday at an event commemorating youth activism during the apartheid era. Unemployment in Africa's most advanced economy has remained stubbornly high since white minority rule ended 25 years ago, and creating jobs is a major challenge for Ramaphosa as he aims to reignite an underperforming economy. Unemployment inched up to 27.6% in the first quarter, official data showed in May, underscoring the task faced by Ramaphosa after his ANC party won re-election last month.

UPDATE 2-Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast
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  • 2019-06-16 12:04:49Z

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships' operators said on Sunday. Damage assessment on Japan's Kokuka Courageous and preparation for ship-to-ship transfer of its methanol cargo would start after authorities in Sharjah, one of the UAE's seven emirates, complete security checks, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement said.

RPT-Tennis-Returning Sharapova inspired by 'ultimate fighter' Nadal
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  • 2019-06-16 12:01:36Z

Maria Sharapova says she will draw inspiration from Rafael Nadal's incredible powers of recovery as she resumes her injury-hit career on the Spanish great's island next week. The 32-year-old Russian has not played a competitive match since pulling out of the St Petersburg Open in January and underwent surgery on her right shoulder a few weeks later. Sharapova was already training on grass in the sunshine Balearic isle while Nadal was winning his record-extending 12th French Open last weekend, having battled back from knee injuries.

French, Malian forces kill 20 militants in operation: Mali army
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  • 2019-06-16 11:59:11Z

Allied French and Malian forces killed 20 militants in an operation in a part of northern Mali where Islamic State operates, a spokesman for the West African nation's military said on Sunday. The operation in the district of Akabar, a remote part of a game reserve near the border with Niger and not far from the Malian city of Menaka, was continuing, army spokesman Colonel Diarran Kone said by telephone. Mali has become increasingly engulfed in violence since a Tuareg uprising in 2012 was hijacked by Islamist militants, prompting France to intervene to push them back the following year.

French, Malian forces kill 20 militants in operation-Mali army
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  • 2019-06-16 11:58:09Z

Allied French and Malian forces killed 20 militants in an operation in a part of northern Mali where Islamic State operates, a spokesman for the West African nation's military said on Sunday. The operation in the district of Akabar, a remote part of a game reserve near the border with Niger and not far from the Malian city of Menaka, was continuing, army spokesman Colonel Diarran Kone said by telephone. Mali has become increasingly engulfed in violence since a Tuareg uprising in 2012 was hijacked by Islamist militants, prompting France to intervene to push them back the following year.

Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy
Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy
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  • 2019-06-16 11:55:41Z

Pope Francis has donned a white firefighter's safety helmet to enter a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy, where he is giving encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck. Francis traveled Sunday to the town of Camerino, which was shaken so badly in 2016 that people are still not allowed into the town center as work continues to stabilize buildings. Before he entered the cathedral, a firefighter's safety helmet was placed over Francis' skullcap.

Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan
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  • 2019-06-16 11:43:22Z

The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police. The group still aims to target the airport, Europe's busiest, but said it would not fly drones within flightpaths, and would give two months' notice so travelers could make other plans.

Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make Brexit case
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  • 2019-06-16 11:41:57Z

Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what. With former London mayor and foreign minister Johnson keeping a low profile, the other candidates have targeted the air waves to try to present their cases to lead the governing Conservative Party. Candidate after candidate on Sunday questioned his ability to navigate Britain's departure from the EU, saying his pledge to leave on Oct. 31 was nigh on impossible and would set Britain on track for a no deal Brexit.

UPDATE 1-Iran to scale back nuclear deal commitments - Tasnim
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  • 2019-06-16 11:31:17Z

Iran will announce further moves on Monday to scale back compliance with an international nuclear pact that the United States abandoned last year, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday. "Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation tomorrow at the Arak heavy water site will announce preparatory steps that have been taken to further decrease Tehran's commitments under the deal," Tasnim said, without citing sources. The organisation will announce moves to increase stocks of enriched uranium and production of heavy water at Arak, Tasnim reported.

Cricket-Booing Warner, Smith can backfire for England - Anderson
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  • 2019-06-16 11:25:45Z

Sledging and booing Australia's Steve Smith and David Warner during the English summer will only push the duo to improve their performance levels, England pace bowler James Anderson said. Smith and Warner were suspended for 12 months after a ball-tampering incident in South Africa last year and returned to international cricket at the World Cup.

UK Tories warned not to crown Boris Johnson without a fight
UK Tories warned not to crown Boris Johnson without a fight
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  • 2019-06-16 11:25:34Z

Candidates seeking to beat favorite Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister warned Sunday that the Conservative Party needs a real leadership contest, not just a coronation for the flamboyant front-runner. Johnson, a former foreign secretary who has run a deliberately low-profile leadership campaign, was accused of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate Sunday night among the six candidates still in the race. An instantly recognizable figure, famous for his Latin quips and unruly blond hair, Johnson is admired by many Conservatives for his ability to energize voters.

UPDATE 1-Chinese regulators will restructure Baoshang Bank as soon as possible
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  • 2019-06-16 11:23:55Z

The Chinese government's takeover of Baoshang Bank has caused some pain but prevented bigger financial and social instability, and regulators will restructure the lender as soon as possible, a newspaper affiliated to China's central bank said on Sunday. Chinese regulators had completed debt repayment and transfer for Baoshang bank's big institutional and interbank clients as of June 7, and will move on to verify and evaluate the lender's assets ahead of the restructuring, according to the Financial News article, published on the People's Bank of China's (PBOC) website. Chinese financial regulators took control of Inner Mongolia-based Baoshang Bank on May 24 due to "serious" credit...

UPDATE 1-Extinction Rebellion delays drone protest at Britain's Heathrow until after summer
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  • 2019-06-16 11:17:19Z

Climate activism group Extinction Rebellion has postponed until later this year a plan to shut down Britain's Heathrow Airport using drones and published on Sunday more details of the protest action in a bid to allay public safety fears. "Extinction Rebellion will not be carrying out any actions at Heathrow Airport in June or July this year," the group said in a statement. Heathrow Airport responded to the group's announcement by repeating its previous warning that any use of drones near the airport would be a "reckless action" that could endanger lives.

Deadline looms for agreement on Swiss-EU ties
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  • 2019-06-16 11:16:58Z

Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have made enough progress on a stalled draft treaty to head off punitive measures set to start at the end of June. After more than four years of negotiations produced a draft text in November, the Swiss government this month tentatively endorsed the accord but said it needed clarifications on three areas -- protecting Swiss wages, regulating state aid, and spelling out citizens' rights -- before it could sign off. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker -- whose term ends on Oct. 31 -- responded that he was prepared to clear up any questions...

Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead
Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead
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  • 2019-06-16 11:01:00Z

The Happy Spot was a little depressed. Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the restaurant in Deer Grove, Illinois, after heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in planting this year and contributed to record floods across the central United States. James McCune, a farmer from Mineral, Illinois, was unable to plant 85% of his intended corn acres and wanted to commiserate with his fellow farmers by hosting the "Prevent Plant Party" at The Happy Spot.

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste
G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste
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  • 2019-06-16 10:40:19Z

Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day ministerial meeting. Environment and energy ministers of the Group of 20 major economies met this weekend in Karuizawa, northwest of Tokyo, ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan, on June 28-29. One of the top issues was ocean plastic waste as images of plastic debris-strewn beaches and dead animals with stomachs full of plastic have sparked outrage, with many countries banning plastic bags outright.

RPT-Cricket-India and Pakistan rivalry renewed under grey English skies
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  • 2019-06-16 10:26:06Z

Noisy India and Pakistan cricket fans brought a taste of the subcontinent to Manchester on Sunday, their enthusiasm undimmed by the threat of rain looming over a World Cup match between the regional rivals that will draw a massive global audience. Pakistan have never beaten India in a World Cup but Sarfaraz Ahmed's men received encouragement from Prime Minister Imran Khan, the former cricketer who led the country to their maiden World Cup trophy in 1992.

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste
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  • 2019-06-16 10:23:37Z

Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day ministerial meeting. Environment and energy ministers of the Group of 20 major economies met this weekend in Karuizawa, northwest of Tokyo, ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan, on June 28-29. One of the top issues was ocean plastic waste as images of plastic debris-strewn beaches and dead animals with stomachs full of plastic have sparked outrage, with many countries banning plastic bags outright.

China
China's FedEx probe should not be seen as retaliation: Xinhua
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  • 2019-06-16 10:02:59Z

China's investigation into FedEx Corp over misdirected mail should not be regarded as retaliation against the U.S. company, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday, amid worsening relations between China and the United States. The inquiry was aimed at sending a message that any economic entity in China should abide by the country's laws and regulations, it said in a commentary. "China is willing to share the opportunities in its courier market with foreign investors.

FACTBOX-Guatemalan presidential hopefuls square off in first round vote
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  • 2019-06-16 10:00:00Z

Guatemalans will choose between a gaggle of presidential hopefuls on Sunday's election at a time when drug trafficking and violence top the list of voter concerns, and a trailblazing anti-corruption commission is set to close down. If no presidential candidate wins more than 50% in Sunday's first round election, a second round will be held in August. Some 8.5 million Guatemalans are eligible to vote.

EXCLUSIVE-Boeing seeking to reduce scope, duration of some physical tests for new aircraft - sources
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  • 2019-06-16 10:00:00Z

Boeing Co engineers are reducing the scope and duration of certain costly physical tests used to certify the planemaker's new aircraft, according to industry sources and regulatory officials. As Boeing kicks off the year-long flight testing process on its new 777X, its engineers will cut hours off airborne testing by using computer models to simulate flight conditions, and then present the results to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the basis for certification, according to two people with direct knowledge of the strategy. Reuters could not determine when Boeing decided to move forward with the plan to cut back on physical tests or the extent to which it planned...

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration
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  • 2019-06-16 10:00:00Z

Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, fueling tensions with President Donald Trump. Former first lady Sandra Torres, of the center-left UNE party, has led the race to succeed President Jimmy Morales, a conservative former television host whose term has been blighted by accusations of corruption made by U.N.-backed investigators. Torres, who has promised to send troops onto the streets to fight drug gangs, and to tackle poverty with welfare programs, has support of around 20 percent of the electorate, according to polls.

Britain "almost certain" Iran was behind tanker attacks - foreign minister Hunt
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  • 2019-06-16 09:59:16Z

Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is "almost certain" Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it. On Saturday, Iran summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for the attacks, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported.

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