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China, Japan to forge closer ties at ‘historic turning point’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and Japan on Friday pledged to forge closer ties as both countries stood together at an “historic turning point”, signing a broad range of agreements including a $30 billion currency swap pact, amid rising trade tensions with Washington. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also agreed the two countries would work together ...

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Trump says getting closer to understanding Saudi journalist’s disappearance

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the authorities were getting closer to understanding the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkish investigators prepared to enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where he was last seen. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a business conference in Budapest, Hungary, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo “I have ...

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Spain moves closer to exhuming dictator Franco’s remains

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s government took a step closer on Friday to removing the remains of dictator Francisco Franco from a grand mausoleum that it intends to turn into a memorial to victims of the country’s brutal civil war. Flowers lie on the tomb of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco at El Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen), ...

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More U.S. Marines to train in Norway, closer to Russia

OSLO (Reuters) – The United States will more than double the number of Marines stationed in Norway, in line with plans first outlined in June, the Norwegian defense ministry said on Wednesday. Plans to increase the number of Marines in Norway to 700 from 330 and moving some of them closer to the border with Russia had triggered a sharp ...

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S&P 500 moves closer to record high; Amazon, Alphabet help

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 inched nearer to a record high on Tuesday, lifted by Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft, and by a strong second-quarter earnings season that fueled optimism about the strength in the U.S. economy. A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., July ...

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Amazon and Alphabet push S&P 500 closer to record high

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 inched toward a record high on Tuesday, lifted by Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft, and by a strong second-quarter earnings season that fueled optimism about the strength in the U.S. economy. A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas ...

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Australia FM visits Indonesia bombing site, vows closer anti-terrorism effort

SURABAYA (Reuters) – Australia’s foreign minister visited on Sunday the site of a bombing attack in Indonesia’s second-biggest city of Surabaya and vowed to intensify the two countries “very close counter-terrorism” partnership. Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop talks to an officer as she visits the bombing site at a police office in Surabaya, Indonesia August 5, 2018. Antara ...

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