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Singapore falls nearly 1 pct; others flat ahead of Yellen

Undated, July 11 Singapore shares fell nearly 1 percent on Tuesday, while other Southeast Asian stock markets marked time with investors awaiting comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for fresh cues on policy direction. Yellen starts two days of testimony on Wednesday as the Fed prepares to unwind the massive hoard of bonds it

Russia says joint cyber unit with USA will take time to set up

Moscow, July 10 Moscow, July 10 A discussion on cyber security between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in Hamburg does not mean the two nations will start tackling the issue together already tomorrow, a Russian official said today. “Probably, Trump is not ready yet (for this joint work) at this stage,” Svetlana Lukash,

Ailing Chinese dissident Liu seriously ill, hospital says

China, July 10China, July 10The Chinese hospital treating sick dissident Liu Xiaobo offered a bleak prognosis today, saying he is seriously ill with an increasingly swollen stomach, partial intestinal obstruction and falling blood pressure. Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition

Brexit may never happen, says top Liberal Democrat Cable

London, July 9 Britain’s scheduled exit from the European Union may never happen because its main political parties are too divided on the issue, said Vince Cable, a veteran lawmaker bidding to lead the fourth largest political party, the Liberal Democrats. Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to win an outright majority in a snap national

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