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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Tuesday reaffirmed its concerns about possible imminent threats from Iranian-backed forces to its troops in Iraq, who were now at a high level of alert. Earlier in the day, a senior British commander in the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State remnants in Iraq and Syria said there...
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Vodafone Group Plc on Monday agreed to sell its New Zealand business for NZ$3.4 billion ($2.23 billion) to a consortium comprising of New Zealand-based Infratil Ltd and Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management, in a deal the telecom giant says would help reduce its debt. The deal comes a day after dairy group...
LONDON (Reuters) - The new boss of Vodafone slashed the mobile operator’s dividend on Tuesday, reversing a pledge to maintain the payout in order to secure enough firepower to build 5G networks and complete its acquisition of Liberty Global assets. Nick Read, the former CFO who has been in the top job since October,...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will hold talks with his counterpart in the Indian capital on Tuesday after New Delhi stopped purchases of Iranian oil this month in the wake of renewed U.S. sanctions. India was Iran’s top oil client after China, but halted imports after Washington reimposed sanctions on...
(CNN)A pilot in Myanmar is being hailed as a hero after landing a plane Sunday on only its rear wheels, after the passenger jet's landing gear failed. Myanmar Airlines Flight 103 was headed from Yangon to Mandalay when the pilot discovered the problem. In a statement, the airline said pilot Captain Myat Moe Aung "followed emergency...
Washington (CNN)Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, said Sunday there is a "strong possibility" Trump will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 economic summit in Japan next month and said he expects China to retaliate against the US for its increase last week in tariffs on Chinese goods as Beijing has indicated it would.
(CNN)The United Arab Emirates has said that four commercial cargo ships were targeted by "sabotage operations" off its eastern coast, just hours after the country's government denied media reports of explosions at a nearby port. The apparent sabotage took place near to UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of the emirate of Fujairah, the country's Ministry...
Hong Kong (CNN)Largely forgotten by China's health system, young transgender men and women are turning to dangerous alternatives such as a black market drugs and even life-threatening self surgery, according to a new report. The study by human rights group Amnesty International, released Friday, reveals how China's transgender people face both widespread discrimination and daunting obstacles to important gender-affirming treatments.
(CNN)An American woman who has been prevented from leaving China for almost a year made an emotional plea this week for her family to be able to return home. The Liu siblings -- Cynthia, 28, and Victor, 19 -- and their mother, Sandra Han, traveled to China in June 2018 to visit their ailing grandfather. Chinese...
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump downplayed the prospect of achieving a diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea hours after the nation launched its second suspected missile launch in less than a week. "I don't think they're ready to negotiate," Trump said from the White House Thursday. "We're looking at it very seriously right now," the President said...

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