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Soccer: Flags fly, anthems play, but North Korea blacks out World Cup qualifier with South
SEOUL (Reuters) - Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but fans were left in the dark with Pyongyang refusing to broadcast the game live.
Blackstone turns up heat on hotelier Unizo with tender offer
TOKYO (Reuters) - Private equity firm Blackstone Group
said on Tuesday it would launch a tender offer for Unizo Holdings <3258.T> at 5,000 yen a share, doubling down on its $1.6 billion offer after the proposal was rebuffed by the Japanese hotel chain.
Belarus briefly detains Russian woman under U.S. sanctions - reports
MOSCOW, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Belarus briefly detained a Russian national who is under U.S. sanctions for her alleged role in cyber attacks, the RIA and Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.
Zalando sets target for more women in top management
BERLIN (Reuters) - Zalando
, Europe's biggest online-only fashion retailer, set a goal on Tuesday for women to hold at least 40% of top management jobs by the end of 2023 after facing criticism for its all-male management board and lack of diversity targets.
Wirecard rejects FT report as shares drop
LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Wirecard
rejected allegations of impropriety on Tuesday after the Financial Times newspaper published documents on the company's accounting practices which it said appeared to indicate an effort to inflate sales and profits.
Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Soro to run for president
DAKAR, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro has announced he will run in next year's presidential election, a vote seen as a major test of stability in the West African country after two civil wars this century.
UPDATE 2-Climate change activists defy police ban on London protests
LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Climate change activists, including one of the founders of Extinction Rebellion, defied a police order to end protests on Tuesday after a week of disruption in London, targeting Britain's transport ministry and security agency MI5.
UPDATE 2-Soccer-Flags fly, anthems play, but N.Korea blacks out World Cup qualifier with South
SEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but fans were left in the dark with Pyongyang refusing to broadcast the game live.
Exclusive: French insurer AXA considers selling up in Central Europe - sources
WARSAW/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - French insurer AXA
is considering selling its Central European business as part of a restructuring to quit markets where it lacks scale, three sources familiar with the situation said.
Cycling: Let's get better before thinking about leadership, says Froome
PARIS (Reuters) - Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is likely to face fierce competition within Team Ineos next year, but the Briton is focusing on getting back to his best before thinking about 2020.
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