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Nigeria's Abubakar promises to boost oil investment, cut subsidies if elected

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:13
Nigeria's main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar said on Monday he will boost oil sector investment, cut costly fuel subsidies and double the size of the economy by 2025 if he wins next year's presidential election.
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Vietnam arrests ex-deputy head of economic hub in graft crackdown

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:02
Vietnamese police arrested a former deputy chairman of Ho Chi Minh City, the country's business hub, on Monday as the communist-ruled country steps up a crackdown on corruption.
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Sri Lanka's new PM may lose budget even as he clings to power

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:00
Sri Lanka's newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost two motions of no confidence last week, may lose his government's budget even as he clings to power.
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan lashes out at Trump 'tirade'

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:51
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump following his remarks that Pakistan doesn't "do a damn thing" for the United States despite billions of dollars in U.S. aid for the South Asian nation.
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UK PM May sticks to Brexit deal as opponents seek formal challenge

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:49
British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Monday to stick to her draft European Union divorce deal as dissenting lawmakers in her own party tried to trigger a leadership challenge.
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Germany's Weber says draft Brexit deal will not be renegotiated

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:49
German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union's top job next year, said on Monday that the draft Brexit deal would not be renegotiated and the ball was now in Britain's court.
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UAE fully complying with U.S. sanctions on Iran: official

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:46
The United Arab Emirates is fully complying with sanctions imposed this month by the United States on Iran even though it will mean a further drop in trade with Tehran, a UAE economy ministry official told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Saudi king urges action against Iran, backs Yemen peace

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:40
Saudi Arabia's King Salman called on the international community on Monday to halt Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program, and he also reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen.
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Germany bans Khashoggi suspects from much of Europe

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:36
Germany has issued entry bans for 18 Saudi citizens suspected of involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh's Istanbul consulate, effectively banning them from the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone.
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Britain's May: Brexit transition phase must end before 2022 election

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:06
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she wanted any post-Brexit transition phase to have ended by the time the country is due to hold a national election in 2022.
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Netanyahu avoids early elections for now after minister's about-face

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:00
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday avoided an early election for now after a coalition partner backed away from toppling a government hanging on to power with a razor-thin parliamentary majority.
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Indonesia president urges woman to be jailed in harassment case to seek justice

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:52
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday that a teacher sentenced to jail for spreading an "immoral" audio tape documenting alleged sexual harassment by the school principal should seek a judicial review.
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Iranian jobs go as U.S. sanctions start to bite

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:47
Tamnoush, an Iranian company that makes fizzy drinks, has shut down its production line after 16 years and laid off dozens of workers. It was facing massive losses as U.S. sanctions pushed up the price of imported raw materials.
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In Dubai, US sanctions pressure historic business ties with Iran

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:47
With its Persian restaurants and shop signs in Farsi, Murshid Bazaar, a dense maze of alleys in Dubai's old quarter, has for decades been a center for small-scale trade with Iran.
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Saudi king urges action against Iran missile program, backs Yemen peace

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:46
Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday called on the international community to put an end to Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program, and reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen.
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EU's Barnier says draft Brexit deal is 'fair and balanced'

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:27
The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday the draft Brexit deal reached between with London was "fair and balanced", as the bloc's members sparred among themselves and with Britain over any extension of the envisaged transition period.
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McLaren Automotive boss says PM May's Brexit deal gives certainty

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:21
The draft Brexit agreement between Britain and the European Union gives certainty to British business whilst no deal would hinder free trade, the boss of carmaker McLaren Automotive said as Prime Minister Theresa May battles to win over her lawmakers.
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Germany gives European entry ban to 18 Khashoggi killing suspects

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:15
Germany has issued entry bans for 18 Saudi citizens suspected of involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh's Istanbul consulate, effectively banning them from entering the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone.
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Exclusive: Maldives set to pull out of China free trade deal, says senior lawmaker

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 05:10
The Maldives' new government will pull out of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China because it was a mistake for the tiny nation to strike such a pact with the world's second biggest economy, the head of the largest party in the ruling alliance said.
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Nigerian opposition's Abubakar to boost oil investment if wins election: manifesto

Reuters World News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 05:09
Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar will seek to boost investment in the oil sector if he becomes president next year, according to a draft copy of his manifesto.
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