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Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China
OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who have been held by China since late last year.
South Korea notifies Japan of scrapping of intelligence pact
SEOUL, Aug 23 (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry said on Friday it has officially notified Japan of its decision to end an intelligence-sharing agreement.
Indonesian police kill separatist in Papua
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police shot dead a member of a Papuan separatist group on Friday during an exchange of fire, a spokesman said, after violent demonstrations this week in other places in the eastern region over perceived ethnic discrimination.
Shares in Peppa Pig owner rise past Hasbro offer
(Reuters) - Peppa Pig-owner Entertainment One's
shares rose more than 30% to a record high on Friday, surpassing the price agreed by the company's board with U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc in a sign that investors see some chance of a counter offer.
S.Korea to share information with Japan via three-way channel with U.S. -Blue House
SEOUL, Aug 23 (Reuters) - South Korea will share intelligence with Japan through a three-way channel involving the United States, despite a decision this week to scrap a pact with its neighbor, a senior official of the presidential Blue House said on Friday.
Amazon to acquire minority stake in an Indian supermarket chain operator
MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is set to snag a 3.58% minority stake in India's Future Retail, which operates more than 1,500 stores in India and owns several supermarket brands, including budget department and grocery store chain, Big Bazaar.
Xiaomi banks on phone data for finance play in India
JAKARTA/MUMBAI (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi <1810.HK> is poised to launch a consumer lending business in India in the coming weeks, making an ambitious tilt at the booming financial services market where data privacy concerns and fierce competition present formidable challenges.
Walmart, Tesla look to address issues surrounding solar systems
(Reuters) - Walmart Inc
and Tesla Inc are looking to address all issues surrounding the solar installations at Walmart stores, the companies said late on Thursday, two days after the retailer sued the electric carmaker for "widespread negligence" that led to repeated fires at the installations.
RPT-'All the forces': China's global social media push over Hong Kong protests
SHANGHAI, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Wang Ying has for the last four years identified herself as a diehard fan of Chinese boy band star Lay Zhang. Recently, the 17-year-old also started describing herself as a patriot who supports China's stance on Hong Kong.
MIT sets review of donations, apologizes for Jeffrey Epstein ties
Aug 22 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Rafael Reif said on Thursday that the elite university would review its process for accepting donations after taking about $800,000 from foundations controlled by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide earlier this month while being held in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
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