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  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar says the Gulf state needs to change its policies as part of any direct negotiations to resolve the crisis. United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Relations Anwar al-Gargash responded in a Twitter post late Saturday that dialogue is necessary, but that Qatar must review its...

  • BEIJING, July 23- China's exports of diesel rose in June on a year ago as refiners turn to foreign markets to offload their excess product, while liquefied natural gas imports also rose, customs data showed on Sunday. For the first six months of 2017, China's diesel exports were up 21 percent to 7.97 million tonnes, Sunday's data showed. China's imports of liquefied...

  • *China revised June dollar-denominated exports 11.3 percent y/y (prelim +11.3 percent y/y). *China revised June dollar-denominated imports 17.2 percent y/y (prelim +17.2 percent y/y). *China revised June trade balance $42.75 billion (prelim.

  • BEIJING, July 23- China's exports of diesel rose in June on a year ago as refiners turn to foreign markets to offload their excess product, while liquefied natural gas imports also rose, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Sunday. Diesel exports rose 19.3 percent in June to 1.31 million tonnes. That is up from 1.23 million tonnes in May but less...

  • CARACAS, July 22- Venezuela's opposition announced on Saturday it would hold a two-day strike next week among other protests designed to pressure President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial July 30 election for a new congress.

  • CARACAS, July 22- A young Venezuelan violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. Clashes ensued for several hours as hundreds of masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at National Guard troops firing tear gas from motorcycles.

  • FRANKFURT, July 23- Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday. "The government has reminded Russia of these assurances again and pointed out that such a massive...

  • CHICAGO— A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on. The problems forced Niantic Inc., the developer of the wildly popular augmented reality game, to issue a statement saying everyone who registered for the event would...

  • CARACAS, July 22- A violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. Clashes ensued for several hours as hundreds of masked youths hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at National Guard troops firing tear gas from motorcycles.

  • CARACAS, July 22- A Venezuelan violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas. The Democratic Unity coalition had called a march on the pro- Maduro Supreme Court in support of alternative magistrates appointed by the opposition on Friday.

  • The Transportation Department detailed the violations and the fines levied against American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines in documents released late Friday. The findings stem from separate investigations conducted by the Transportation Department. Transportation Department officials began investigating the company last...

  • CARACAS, July 22- Venezuelan soldiers on motorbikes fired teargas at hundreds of masked and stone-throwing youths in Caracas on Saturday during the latest protest against President Nicolas Maduro. The Democratic Unity coalition had called a march on the pro- Maduro Supreme Court in support of alternative magistrates appointed by the opposition on Friday.

  • MADRID, July 22- Authorities in Madrid asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog on Saturday to investigate whether Uber's new low-cost airport transfer service constitutes unfair competition. The firm's recently launched Uber Airport service offers a tariff of 15- 29 euros for a ride between Madrid's Barajas international airport and the city centre.

  • NEW DELHI, July 22- The state government in India's capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply. The order, sent by Delhi state's chief tobacco control officer S. K. Arora, comes days after Reuters reported that...

  • LANSING, Mich.— Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. The hunt for Foxconn is fluid and largely secretive, with Rust Belt governors and state officials declining to even confirm...

  • FRANKFURT, July 22- Carmaker Seat sees compressed-natural-gas as an alternative fuel to diesel, the chief executive of the Spanish Volkswagen division said on Saturday. Seat was betting on CNG in order to compensate for falling diesel car sales, its chief executive Luca de Meo was quoted as saying in part of a report due to run in full in the July 24 issue of...

  • MINAS DE MATAHAMBRE, Cuba, July 22- A new lead and zinc mine in northwestern Cuba is on track to start production in October as part of the Caribbean island's attempt to breathe fresh life in its mining sector, the joint venture Emincar overseeing the project said this week. "We are reviving the small and medium-size mining sector in Cuba from this investment," said...

  • BERLIN, July 22- A senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform the euro zone by installing a joint finance minister and creating a common budget, in an interview published on Saturday. Markus Soeder, Bavaria's finance minister and a senior member of the Christian Social Union-...

  • TOKYO— Images captured by an underwater robot on Saturday showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter on the bottom inside of a main structure called the...

  • BRUSSELS, July 22- EU antitrust regulators are investigating allegations of a cartel among a group of German carmakers, the European Commission said on Saturday, a measure that could result in hefty fines for the companies. German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday that VW, BMW, Audi, Porsche may have colluded to fix the prices of diesel emissions treatment...