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DHAKA (Reuters) - Campaigning for Bangladesh’s general election ended on Friday after weeks of violence, mainly against workers and officials from an opposition alliance, that has drawn criticism from the United States and others. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League is seeking its third straight term in Sunday’s election against the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which boycotted the...
(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 1,000 points for the first time on Wednesday, leading a broad Wall Street rebound after a report that holiday sales were the strongest in years helped mollify concerns about the health of the economy. Following Wall Street’s worst-ever Christmas Eve drop in the previous session, the advance was also fuelled...
(Reuters) - French construction group Vinci (SGEF.PA) is buying a 50.01 percent stake in London’s Gatwick airport, for about 2.9 billion pounds ($3.67 billion) it said on Thursday. The deal would make Gatwick the single largest in Vinci’s airport network, which would grow to 46 airports spanning 12 countries, the company said. “The transaction represents a rare opportunity to acquire an...
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday that China and the United States have made plans for a face-to-face meeting over trade in January. Consultations through “intensive” telephone calls will continue in the meantime, Gao Feng, spokesman at the commerce ministry, told reporters. Consultations have been steadily moving forward despite the Christmas break in the United States, Gao...
NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Wellness programs and American waists are spreading together. Most big U.S. companies now offer programs intended to improve employee well-being – despite little proof that they work. Vista Equity Partners’ deal on Monday to buy yoga and gym software firm Mindbody for $1.9 billion shows how big the business has become. Benefits such as curbing healthcare costs and attracting...
Nicole Barthelemy, the quiet, gracious owner of one of Paris’s premier cheese shops on the Rue de Grenelle, told me this week, with real panic in her eyes, “I have never in 47 years been so afraid as I am today.” And with good reason. Only a few blocks away, on the Rue de Solferino, around the corner from...
Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s nuclear chief and former foreign minister, has warned that Iranians are running out of patience with the European Union’s pledge to maintain trade with Tehran despite ramped-up U.S. sanctions against its oil and banking sectors. “If we cannot sell our oil and we don’t enjoy financial transactions, then I don’t think keeping the deal will...
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - India’s batsmen must step up and help their bowlers if the world’s top-ranked test side are to win more consistently away from home, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said on Monday ahead of the third test against Australia. India, who last lost a test series at home in late 2012 against England, suffered defeats in South Africa and England...
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s transport ministry said it would file a complaint against German luxury carmaker BMW with prosecutors for allegedly delaying recalls and concealing defects that led to several engine fires in the country this year. The ministry also fined BMW 11.2 billion won ($9.96 million) over “delayed recalls”. A faulty exhaust treatment system in BMW diesel cars caused...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed to have been caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials said. Indonesia sits on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. Here are some of the major...

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