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LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of an ultra-right Islamist group arrested last year after his supporters shut down cities and threatened judges following the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy. The leader of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) party, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, and his deputy,...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is competing for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. The diverse group of more than 20 vying to challenge President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee, includes seven U.S. senators. A record six women are running, as well as black, Hispanic and...
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Shares of Jet Airways Ltd fell as much as 6.05% on Wednesday, a day after its chief executive and two other senior executives stepped down, raising serious doubts over the revival of the debt-laden airline. CEO Vinay Dube, head of finance Amit Agarwal and head of human resources Rahul Taneja quit...
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court will allow investigators to examine the banking records of President Jair Bolsonaro’s senator son and his former driver in a money-laundering investigation, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Monday. The office of Senator Flavio Bolsonaro confirmed that a court in a sealed...
MANILA (Reuters) - Allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have dominated a mid-term Senate election according to unofficial results on Tuesday, indicating growing support for the maverick leader and broad public endorsement of his controversial rule. Nine of 12 Senate seats available look set to go to pro-Duterte candidates and the rest to independents,...
DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran. The UAE said on Sunday that four...
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were targeted on Sunday in “a sabotage attack” off the coast of Fujairah, part of the United Arab Emirates, threatening the security of global oil supplies. One of the two vessels was on its way to be...
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Pre-election favourites Ingrida Simonyte and Gitanas Nauseda will face off in the second round of Lithuania’s presidential election, as Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis conceded defeat in Sunday’s vote and said he would resign his post. Lithuanians voted in large numbers in the contest to succeed outgoing President Dalia Grybauskaite, the Baltic...
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine lawmaker Hector Olivares died on Sunday after he was shot in what authorities called a “mafia-style” attack outside Congress in downtown Buenos Aires on Thursday, according to state-run news agency Telam. Olivares underwent surgery after being shot and had been listed in “serious condition,” officials said. But he died...
LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri said it was tough for English clubs to reach the end of the season in the sort of shape required to win trophies because they have to play so many more matches than their European rivals. Despite the challenging schedule, Sarri’s Chelsea became the fourth English side...

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