South Korea willing to offer short-term loans to GM Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s state-run Korea Development Bank said on Wednesday it would provide short-term loans to General Motors’ (GM.N) South Korean unit after April, should the company cooperate with due diligence. FILE PHOTO: The main gate to GM Korea’s Gunsan factory is seen in Gunsan, South Korea February 13, 2018. Yonhap via REUTERS/File Photo The two sides have ...

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Japan would lose voice of prudence if scandal brings down Aso

TOKYO (Reuters) – If the cronyism scandal that has paralyzed parliament in Japan ends up swallowing veteran Finance Minister Taro Aso, a government hooked on radical reflationary polices would lose its strongest defender of fiscal prudence. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks to reporters in Tokyo, Japan March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo Investors ...

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News Daily: Stephen Hawking dies and Putin misses May’s deadline

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Image copyright Getty Images Stephen Hawking dies aged 76 The British physicist Stephen Hawking, world-renowned for his work on black holes and relativity, has died at the age of 76. For 54 years he lived with a rare form of motor neurone disease, which left him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak except through a voice ...

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U.S. airline industry primed for springtime boost: trade group

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. airlines will carry an all-time high number of passengers this spring, an industry trade group forecast on Wednesday, as increased competition and persistently lower fares make flying more accessible to the general public. FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines flight lands at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Airlines for ...

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Singapore investigating firms accused of selling luxury goods to North Korea

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore said on Wednesday it was investigating two local companies accused of supplying luxury goods to North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions. FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of a tower at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea, August ...

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‘I want to explain arranged marriage to white people’

Image caption Nashra Balagamwala visiting Paris When Pakistani designer Nashra Balagamwala produced a board game about arranged marriage, most news reports about her wrongly assumed she was dead against it. Actually her position is far more nuanced. And one goal is to explain to people in the UK and elsewhere how it works. “People in the West often confuse arranged ...

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Supreme Court dismisses contempt petitions against Nawaz, others | Pakistan

The Supreme Court will hear a contempt petition against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on March 14, 2018. Photo: Geo News file ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court dismissed contempt petitions against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and federal ministers Daniyal Aziz and Khawaja Saad Rafique today. A three-member bench of the apex court had on Tuesday dismissed contempt petitions against Nawaz, Yousaf ...

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