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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday for an appeal hearing against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s. Pell wore a black suit with a clerical collar in his first public appearance since March, shortly after becoming the most senior Catholic worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences.
(Reuters) - The Sensex and Nifty rose on Monday, despite weak gross domestic product (GDP) data, as investors pinned hopes on a possible rate cut to bolster the economy at the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) policy meeting later this week. Data showed that India’s economy grew at its slowest pace in nearly two years and lagged China,...
(Reuters) - The addition of Jofra Archer in the side allows England to pick up wickets at any stage of an innings during the World Cup, former captain Kevin Pietersen has said.Archer’s World Cup debut, where he picked up three wickets in England’s 104-run victory over South Africa, was among the early tournament highlights after he was fast-tracked into the hosts’ one-day international...
TAIPEI (Reuters) - China must “sincerely repent” for the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago and promote democratic reforms, Taiwan’s government said on Monday ahead of the sensitive anniversary. Tuesday marks 30 years since Chinese troops opened fire to end the student-led unrest. Chinese authorities ban any public commemoration of the event...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Asia’s major automakers and their suppliers sank on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on Mexican imports next month, potentially affecting vehicles made in Mexico and sold north of the border. Trump, incensed by a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border, said late on Thursday a tariff of 5% would be imposed...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, incensed by a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border, vowed on Thursday to impose a tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, starting at 5% and ratcheting higher until the flow of people ceases. Trump’s move dramatically ramped up his battle to control a tide of immigrants that has swelled...
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday. Kim Hyok Chol was executed at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, along with four...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his oath of office on Thursday along with his ministers, though he suffered a setback at the start of his second term when key aide and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opted out of the next government. The swearing-in ceremony at the forecourt of the colonial-era presidential palace will be attended by thousands...
(Reuters) - Gold prices inched down on Thursday as bonds rallied and the dollar hovered near a two-year high, offsetting the support from an increasingly bitter Sino-U.S. trade dispute that rekindled doubts about global economic growth.Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,277.29 per ounce, as of 0536 GMT. U.S. gold futures edged 0.4% lower to $1,276.30 an ounce. “Investors...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was never going to end with criminal charges against President Donald Trump but he did not clear him and indicated it was up to Congress to decide whether he should be impeached. In his first public comments since starting...

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