'We have had enough' say Hungarians rallying against PM Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Several thousand Hungarians demonstrated in Budapest on Saturday against Prime Minister Viktor Orban and a new overtime law that has drawn workers out to the streets in several protest rallies. Marching through central Budapest behind a banner saying “We have had enough”, protesters waved Hungary’s national tricolor and the European Union flag on their way to the […]

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As teachers get paid, learning returns to bombed-out Yemen school

TAIZ, Yemen (Reuters) – Its books have been looted and walls blown out, but a school in war-torn southern Yemen is hopeful that the resumption of regular salary payments can keep teachers and children in classrooms. “In the past few months things have stabilized, teachers’ salaries have begun to be paid, and hopefully things will continue this way,” said Hoda […]

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Rival groups demonstrate in Thailand as election tensions grow

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Rival groups held demonstrations in Thailand’s capital on Saturday, with hundreds of people demanding quick elections to end military rule and a much smaller group of pro-junta supporters saying it was too soon for a vote. The competing protests were tiny compared to those that paralyzed Bangkok in 2014 before the army seized power in the name […]

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Australian minister for women to quit politics at election

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer said on Saturday she will quit politics for personal reasons at this year’s election, adding to the list of female politicians to leave the ruling party, some citing disunity, bullying and intimidation. Women in Australia make half of the population, but they make up less than a quarter of federal politicians […]

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U.N. chief says 'high time' for U.S.- North Korea talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Friday pressed for denuclearization negotiations between the United States and North Korea to start again seriously, as President Donald Trump met with a North Korean envoy at the White House. “We believe it’s high time to make sure that the negotiations between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic […]

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Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

VIENNA (Reuters) – Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization noyb, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The action by noyb, chaired by data privacy activist Max Schrems, also named Netflix, Spotify and Youtube, after it tested them by requesting […]

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Tencent weighing bid for holding company behind Korea's Nexon: sources

HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) – Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Tencent is looking to enlist co-investors, the sources said. One of the sources also said private equity firms are studying options for a deal, including taking […]

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U.S. Navy chief does not rule out sending aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

TOKYO (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a greater threat to U.S. warships than ever before, the chief of U.S. naval operations said on Friday. Washington sent ships through the strategic waterway three times last year as it makes more frequent […]

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German security is important for 5G network: Interior Ministry

BERLIN (Reuters) – National security is important for the German government in deciding which companies will get access to build its next-generation mobile networks, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said on Friday. Asked whether Berlin was mulling banning China’s Huawei Technologies from building its 5G network, the spokesman said the government was not examining whether one company should be […]

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Germany's Maas: We need to talk about whether to reopen Brexit accord

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said a discussion should be held on whether to re-open the draft deal for Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, but only if all EU members agreed. Maas told public broadcaster ZDF late on Thursday he had spoken to Britain’s foreign minister, adding that it had become clear this week that […]

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