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UPDATE 3-State Dept approves possible $8 bln fighter jet sale to Taiwan -Pentagon
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress.
Fresh protests in Indonesia's Papua as extra police arrive
TIMIKA, Indonesia, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Rallies erupted in more towns in Indonesia's Papua on Wednesday, with protesters setting fire to a market and throwing stones at buildings following a spate of demonstrations in the easternmost area over perceived discrimination.
Greece says will not help Iranian tanker to reach Syria
ATHENS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Greece will not facilitate an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean to deliver oil to Syria, the country's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Italy president begins talks to seek way out of government crisis
ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins two days of talks with parties on Wednesday to seek a way out of a political crisis that will lead to the formation of the country's 67th government since World War Two or to early elections.
China says detains employee of British consulate in Hong Kong
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London.
UPDATE 1-Oil majors, exporters lead FTSE bounce
Aug 21 (Reuters) - London's FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday as oil majors tracked gains in crude prices and a weaker pound led exporter stocks higher, while cautious investors awaited minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting for signs of further policy easing.
Incarcerated Kashmir separatists urge public march over loss of autonomy
SRINAGAR, India, (Reuters) - Separatist leaders in Indian Kashmir have urged people to defy a ban and join a mass march after Friday prayers this week, the first such call since the federal government revoked the region's autonomy, stirring anger in the region and beyond.
UPDATE 1-China says detains employee of British consulate in Hong Kong
BEIJING, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London.
Iranian news agency says tanker leased to shipping firms
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency said on Wednesday the Adrian Darya 1 tanker, which was released after being detained in Gibraltar, is currently leased to an Iranian shipping company.
Japan's Kono wants progress in resolving wartime labor feud with Seoul
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Wednesday said he wanted to see progress toward resolving a feud with South Korea over compensating Korean wartime workers that has put a deep chill on ties between Washington's two Asian allies.
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