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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 80 percent of junior doctors across New Zealand walked off the job at public hospitals on Tuesday after a breakdown in union talks with the government over working conditions and wages. The strike spotlights the difficulties Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government faces in delivering on its promise to pour money into social services and rein in...
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Germany’s Alexander Zverev overpowered Aljaz Bedene to win their first round match at the Australian Open 6-4 6-1 6-4 as the 21-year-old firms as a title contender. The big-hitting fourth seed went down a break midway through the first set, which seemed to prod him into action. He won the next eight games, and Bedene never recovered. Zverev...
(Reuters) - PG&E Corp (PCG.N) Chief Executive Geisha Williams has stepped down, the company said on Sunday, as pressure from potentially crushing liabilities linked to catastrophic wildfires have pushed the California utility owner to the financial brink and prompted it to make bankruptcy preparations. Williams, who took the helm of the provider of electricity and natural gas to millions of...
(Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba believes returning to an attacking role with freedom to express himself has helped him rediscover his enjoyment for the game, the Frenchman has said. The World Cup winner has looked a different player under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and produced his fourth assist in five Premier...
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Monday Turkey expected the United States to honour their strategic partnership after U.S. President Donald Trump warned it would devastate Turkey economically if they attack a Kurdish militia in Syria. Relations between the two NATO allies have been strained over U.S. backing for the Kurdish YPG, which Turkey views as an...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil slipped on Friday amid concerns over the outlook for the global economy, but output cuts agreed by major exporters underpinned crude prices and kept markets on track for a strong weekly climb. International Brent crude futures were at $61.55 per barrel at 0333 GMT, down 13 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas...
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray may retire after the Australian Open, with the severe pain from his troublesome right hip having become almost unbearable for him to play on, the former world number one said on Friday. Overcome with emotion, the three-times Grand Slam champion wept at a media conference as he revealed that he had initially planned to quit...
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will see its crude exports severely curtailed for a third month in January as it is struggling to find new buyers amid fresh U.S. sanctions even though its traditional customers secured waivers, according to tanker data and industry sources. Iran’s crude exports in November plummeted to below 1 million barrels per day, from regular sales of...
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday Japan’s political leaders should not undermine bilateral ties by “politicising” the issue of South Koreans forced to work by Japanese companies during World War Two. Relations between the two East Asian neighbours have been frosty since South Korea’s top court ruled in October that Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein but said she could proceed with a defamation claim against him. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual advances a year earlier. In her lawsuit, filed...

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