17 October 2019


Afghanistan to miss Oct 19 deadline for presidential poll results: sources (4)
Abdul Qadir Sediqi KABUL (Reuters) - Preliminary results in Afghanistan's presidential election will be delayed beyond Saturday's deadline, two officials from the independent election commission told Reuters, probably for more than a week, fuelling chances of political uncertainty. War-torn Afghanistan has battled poll-related violence that killed dozens, low voter turnout and fraud accusations in September's election.
China says hopes to reach phased trade pact with U.S. as early as possible (2)
FILE PHOTO: China's Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng attends a news conference in Beijing, China April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday that China hoped to reach a phased agreement with the United States over trade as early as possible, and make progress on cancelling tariffs on each others' goods. A phased agreement would help restore market confidence and reduce
Mancini's Italy emerge from the darkness to begin record-breaking new era (1)
October 16 2019 11:32 PM Italy has undergone a radical transformation in the 17 months since Roberto Mancini took over. (Reuters) Reuters/ Rome At first glance, Italy's 5-0 win over a Liechtenstein side ranked 182nd in the world by FIFA wasn't a noteworthy result.
K-pop singer decries cyberbullying after death of 'activist' star Sulli (1)
Asia K-pop singer decries cyberbullying after death of 'activist' star Sulli 16 Oct 2019 08:22PM (Updated: 16 Oct 2019 08:30PM) SEOUL: Sulli, a former South Korean singer-actress, was a rare taboo breaker in a world where K-pop stars' every move is strictly monitored by their management, but her death has exposed the dark side of the industry that propelled a global craze. She unveiled her romantic relationship at the height of her career as a
Malaysia, Goldman discuss dropping charges over 1MDB: report (2)
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs (GS.N) has been in talks with Malaysian authorities to drop criminal charges against three subsidiaries of the bank in connection with the 1MDB scandal, the Southeast Asian country's top prosecutor told the Nikkei Asian Review here FILE PHOTO: Men walk past a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the fund's flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur March 1, 2015.
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