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Samsung Group dismantles nerve centre as chief faces bribery charge amid scandal

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge Samsung Group [SARG.UL] chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a scandal that has rocked the country...(more) 



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Saudi Aramco inks $7 billion deal for Malaysian oil venture

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Oil major Saudi Aramco has signed a $7 billion deal to take a 50 percent stake in a mega Malaysian oil refinery project, in a pact official said will help Saudi Arabia increase trade in Southeast Asia.... 




Business groups, once tobacco-friendly, switch sides in fight

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The local chamber of commerce is usually a reliable ally in battles against regulation. But when it comes to smoking rules, many business groups have decided they would rather switch than fight.  




Oscar winning 'Moonlight' shines on Miami's Liberty City

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MIAMI (AP) -- Oscar winning film "Moonlight" presents a view of Miami that never shows up in a tourism video. Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipsters of Wynwood, it shows predominantly black communities, truly known by few outside...(more) 



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Japan’s Emperor Akihito on first-ever visit to Vietnam

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HANOI, Vietnam — Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a visit to promote goodwill and soothe some of the wounds of World War II by meeting with the abandoned wives of former Japanese soldiers. 



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UN: 8,000 flee as Iraqi forces fight IS in western Mosul

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The United Nations says about 8,000 people have fled from the western part of Mosul and surrounding villages since Iraqi forces launched the push to take the western half of the city from the Islamic State group. 



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Iraqi security forces approaching main government complex in western Mosul - officer

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces are getting close to the main government complex in western Mosul in their offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their last stronghold in the city, a military media officer said on Tuesday.  



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Philippine president says will call police back to drug war

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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he would have to call the police back to his war on drugs, nearly a month after suspending the force from all operations in the bloody campaign.  



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China says hopes U.S. defense spending benefits global stability

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it hoped U.S. defense spending would be beneficial to maintaining global peace and stability, after the White House proposed a 10 percent increase in military spending.  



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ISRO will now look for new bodies of water in India's Silicon Valley

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently set a world record by launching 104 satellites at one go, but their next venture will be discovering new lakes in India's Silicon Valley, according to reports . SEE ALSO: Lake catches fire in India's Silicon Valley yet again...(more) 



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Chance of El Nino at 50 percent in 2017: Australian weather bureau

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - The chance of an El Nino in 2017 has increased in the last two weeks, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday, indicating a 50 percent chance the weather event resurfaces over the next six months.  



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Saudi Aramco buys $7 billion stake in Petronas' RAPID refinery project

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Saudi oil giant Aramco will buy an equity stake in Malaysian firm Petronas' refining and petrochemicals project in the southeast Asian country, the companies confirmed on Tuesday, investing a total of $7 billion.  



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