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  • BEIJING— In an apparent attempt to head off large-scale street demonstrations, Chinese state newspapers have criticized scattered protests against KFC restaurants and other U.S. targets sparked by an international tribunal's ruling that denied Beijing's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. Meanwhile, in Taiwan— one of six sides with territorial...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • *European hopes pinned on Rotterdam project. ROTTERDAM, Netherlands/ GHENT, Belgium, July 19- A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage technology work. Rotterdam, Europe's largest port, is the home to the sole survivor...

  • Britain's vote to leave the European Union has brought gloom to Europe's financial capital, with banks contemplating relocating thousands of staff rather than waiting to see what deal Britain secures with its erstwhile partners. Rivals cities such as Paris and Berlin have been trumpeting their readiness to host finance and technology businesses fleeing...

  • Britain's vote to leave the European Union has brought gloom to Europe's financial capital, with banks contemplating relocating thousands of staff rather than waiting to see what deal Britain secures with its erstwhile partners. Rivals cities such as Paris and Berlin have been trumpeting their readiness to host finance and technology businesses fleeing...

  • Britain's vote to leave the European Union has brought gloom to Europe's financial capital, with banks contemplating relocating thousands of staff rather than waiting to see what deal Britain secures with its erstwhile partners. Rivals cities such as Paris and Berlin have been trumpeting their readiness to host finance and technology businesses fleeing...

  • Britain's vote to leave the European Union has brought gloom to Europe's financial capital, with banks contemplating relocating thousands of staff rather than waiting to see what deal Britain secures with its erstwhile partners. Rivals cities such as Paris and Berlin have been trumpeting their readiness to host finance and technology businesses fleeing...

  • *Says regulations need to be considered in China. The game, which marries a classic 20- year old franchise with augmented reality, has taken the world by storm despite having been launched in only five countries- the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Germany. He confirmed that the game would soon be coming to Japan and that he expects "ultimately to...

  • BERLIN, July 14- London- based online money transfer business Azimo is considering switching its headquarters to mainland Europe because of Brexit, which it says could threaten Britain's position as a global hub for the financial technology- fintech- industry. "Whilst we are regulated out of the UK at the moment, we're talking to regulators in other...

  • LISBON/ PARIS, July 13- Portugal has asked Europe's antitrust chief to take action to prevent a merged Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange becoming so dominant that it would make access to finance more difficult. Portugal's objections raise pressure on the agreed $30 billion deal that has already been rocked by Britain's vote last month to leave the...

  • SEOUL, July 13- Nintendo's smash hit Pokemon GO is likely to face hurdles in South Korea, where Google mapping functions are restricted due to security issues with North Korea- though some fans are already trekking out to one remote area where it can be played. South Korea is the world's fourth-biggest gaming market after China, the United States and Japan,...

  • Chinese police officers block the road leading to the Philippines embassy in Beijing on July 13, 2016 the day after an international court on July 12 ruled against China in a Philippine challenge over Beijing-occupied territory in the South China Sea. Beijing on July 12 furiously rejected the ruling that rendered its claims in the South China Sea invalid and dealt a devastating diplomatic blow to its ambitions in the resource-rich region.

    China pulled out the rhetorical big guns after The Hague's decision it did not have rights to the South China Sea.

  • SHANGHAI, July 13- Chinese stocks edged up on Wednesday, with investors shrugging off the impact of an international tribunal's ruling that denied China's claims in the South China Sea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruled in favour of the Philippines in a longstanding case, saying China had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights by...

  • SINGAPORE, July 12- Global oil and shipping markets reacted nervously on Tuesday after an international arbitration court ruled against Beijing's claims across large swathes of the South China Sea, fuelling geopolitical tensions in the vital waterway. A tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, found China had breached the sovereign rights of the Philippines and...

  • LONDON, July 11- British interior minister Theresa May was poised to become the country's next prime minister after her only rival for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, Andrea Leadsom, said on Monday she was pulling out of the race. Current prime minister David Cameron said last month he would resign hours after failing in his bid to keep Britain in...

  • SHANGHAI, July 9- The Chinese navy conducted combat drills near its southern island province of Hainan and the Paracel islands in the South China Sea, the Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. The drills come ahead of a July 12 ruling by the Hague- based Permanent Court of Arbitration on a case brought by the Philippines disputing several of China's territory...

  • LONDON, July 7- Royal Dutch Shell has changed its redundancy terms so it can claim tax refunds that some UK workers would otherwise have been able to claim on redundancy payments, internal documents seen by Reuters show. The move comes as the Hague- based oil giant is slashing 5,000 jobs this year following the collapse in oil prices and its merger with smaller UK...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 8- Until the British vote to leave the European Union last month Dutch real estate prices were booming, lifted from the depths of the financial crisis in the last three to four years by a surge in foreign investors seeking better yields. And although there has been no immediate impact on Dutch property prices, Britain's possible departure from the...