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Libya court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during a 2011 uprising, according to a statement from the justice ministry. The statement did not give details of the case, but a justice ministry official said it related to killings perpetrated by forces loyal to ...

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New Zealand bans sales of homes to foreigners

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Zealand is facing a housing affordability crisis New Zealand’s parliament has banned many foreigners from buying existing homes in the country – a move aimed at making properties more affordable. The ban only applies to non-residents. Australians and Singaporeans are exempt because of free-trade deals. New Zealand is facing a housing affordability crisis ...

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Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public in 2019. Under the leadership of Dara Khosrowshahi, who became chief executive in September, Uber has juggled investing in ...

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Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country’s aging infrastructure. The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini But the political anger generated by ...

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Super Cup: Late goals give Atletico victory over Real

Saul and Koke’s fantastic strikes in extra-time gave Atletico Madrid victory Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with defeat in the first ever Uefa Super Cup derby as Atletico Madrid scored twice in extra time. Two excellent late goals from Koke and Saul sealed victory for Atletico after the game ended 2-2 in normal time. It ...

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Qatar to aid Turkey, currency rallies but U.S. says tariffs to stay

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira. The White House stance appeared to give Turkish authorities little incentive to work for the ...

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Cambodia’s ruling party won all seats in July vote: election commission

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats in a national election in July, electoral authorities said on Wednesday as the opposition called the result illegitimate. Supporters take pictures with Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) as he attends an inauguration of a new boat terminal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 1, 2018. ...

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