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Anbang told to cut bank stakes under new rules

Anbang told to cut bank stakes under new rules

Anbang Insurance Group Co has been asked by Chinese regulators to reduce its stakes in China Minsheng Banking Corp and China Merchants Bank Co to comply with new rules governing bank shareholdings, according to people familiar with the matter.

Attack on Afghan police condemned

Attack on Afghan police condemned

Qatar has expressed its strong condemnation of the attack on a police station in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, which resulted in a number of deaths.

Astros edge Dodgers in thriller to seize World Series lead

Astros edge Dodgers in thriller to seize World Series lead

One of the most dramatic thrillers in World Series history ended early yesterday with Alex Bregman driving in the winning run to put the Houston Astros on the brink of their first Major League Baseball championship.

'Gulf crisis was created to take FIFA World Cup away from Qatar'

'Gulf crisis was created to take FIFA World Cup away from Qatar'

A top Emirati security official has said the only way for the Gulf crisis to end is for Qatar to give up hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his comments coming amid the ongoing diplomatic dispute ...

Madagascar bans jail visits to prevent spread of plague

Madagascar bans jail visits to prevent spread of plague

Authorities in Madagascar on Friday announced a ban on prison visits to prevent the spread of a plague epidemic that has killed 36 people in the Indian Ocean island.

'Jihadi Gran' gets 10 years after joining son in Syria

'Jihadi Gran' gets 10 years after joining son in Syria

Christine Riviere, 51, dubbed by investigators as "Jihadi Gran", was arrested in 2014 after three trips to Syria, which she said were aimed at spending time with her son in case he was killed.

UN blacklists Saudi coalition for killing Yemen children

UN blacklists Saudi coalition for killing Yemen children

The United Nations blacklisted a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition yesterday for killing and injuring 683 children in Yemen and attacking dozens of schools and hospitals during 2016.

ISIL statement used by Saudis fake: NYT

ISIL statement used by Saudis fake: NYT

The New York Times yesterday debunked information spread by official Saudi media outlets a day earlier claiming Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) expressed support for Qatar in the Gulf crisis.

Man carrying knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

Man carrying knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

A man carrying a knife was arrested as he tried to force his way into the Eiffel Tower, the company that runs the Paris landmark said Sunday.

VW’s sale of Ducati, Renk units lacks board support

VW’s sale of Ducati, Renk units lacks board support

VW works council tells bidders: Ducati sale won’t happen; Porsche-Piech clan not in favour of asset sales, say sources; but five bidders shortlisted to buy Ducati

Philippine real estate stocks seen to extend market-beating rally

Philippine real estate stocks seen to extend market-beating rally

Philippine real-estate stocks will extend a market-beating rally, the country’s biggest money manager is betting, unfazed by the most expensive valuation in four years.

Lenovo CEO vows to hit online sales target, or quit

Lenovo CEO vows to hit online sales target, or quit

Lenovo Group’s Yang Yuanqing asked for patience as he tries to get China’s top PC maker growing once more, but for the first time publicly vowed to step down as chairman and chief executive if he doesn’t deliver on a critical sales goal.