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Quad countries, including India, shared Ukraine concerns, Japan’s Kishida says

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TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Quad grouping of countries, including India’s Narendra Modi, shared concerns over the situation in Ukraine at their meeting in Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday. “The four leaders had candid discussion on the impact of the Ukraine situation on......

Dollar bounces as Snapchat sours mood; Aussie, kiwi sink

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U.S. dollar banknotes are displayed in this illustration taken, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – The safe-haven dollar clawed back some of its overnight losses on Tuesday and the yen also strengthened as U.S. stock futures......

Quad leaders vow free and open Indo-Pacific, action on climate

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TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – The four leaders of the “Quad” group of countries vowed on Tuesday to work together for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and to fight climate change, as they met for talks aimed at standing up to an increasingly assertive China. U.S. President Joe Biden,......

Asia stocks restrained as U.S. futures retreat

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Men wearing protective face masks walk under an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei share average inside a conference hall, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian stock markets : Nikkei dips as U.S.......

Dividend payouts hit first quarter record, but outlook rocky

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U.S. one dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration taken February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Mining and oil firms led an 11% jump in dividend payouts to a first-quarter record of $302.5 billion, according to......

Asia stocks weighed by inflation concerns, China tech selling

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A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying Shanghai Composite index, Nikkei index and Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG,......

Australia swears in new Labor PM ahead of Quad meeting

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Anthony Albanese, leader of Australia’s Labor Party, addresses supporters after incumbent Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison conceded defeat in the country’s general election, in Sydney, Australia May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 23 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party leader......

Analysis: Australian women unleash new political force on climate, integrity

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SYDNEY, May 22 (Reuters) – Professional women and voters concerned about climate change unleashed a third force in Australia’s election, taking a swath of seats that ended nine years of conservative rule even as votes for the winning Labor Party fell. Women who left successful careers in business, medicine and......

Factbox: Key members of Australia’s incoming Labor government

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Anthony Albanese, leader of Australia’s Labor Party, addresses supporters after incumbent Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison conceded defeat in the country’s general election, in Sydney, Australia May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 22 (Reuters) – Australia’s Labor Party ousted......

U.S., Japan, Australia, and India to launch tracking system to monitor illegal fishing by China, Financial Times reports

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Fishing boats with Chinese national flags are seen at a harbour in Tanmen, Hainan province, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Megha Rajagopalan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 21 (Reuters) – U.S., Japan, Australia, and India will unveil a maritime initiative at the Quad summit in Tokyo to......

Incoming Australian Prime Minister says he wants to unite country

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Australian Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese during the second leaders’ debate of the 2022 federal election campaign at the Nine studio in Sydney, Australia May 8, 2022. Alex Ellinghausen/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 21 (Reuters) – Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese......

Australia’s Labor opposition poised to oust ruling conservatives

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Survey on election day showed Labor narrowly ahead PM Morrison, opposition leader Albanese vote in Sydney “Teal” independents set to win at least a handful of seats Greens projected to add up to three seats to existing one SYDNEY, May 21 (Reuters) – Australia’s opposition Labor Party appeared on track......

U.S., others walk out of APEC talks over Russia’s Ukraine invasion

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BANGKOK, May 21 (Reuters) – Representatives of the United States and several other nations walked out of an Asia-Pacific trade ministers meeting in Bangkok on Saturday to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, officials said. The walkout was “an expression of disapproval at Russia’s illegal war of aggression in Ukraine and......

Titmus not making world champs switch despite impressive form

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May 21 (Reuters) – Double Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus has no plans to reverse her decision not to compete at this year’s world championships, despite going close to breaking Federica Pellegrini’s world record in the 200m freestyle on Friday. Titmus finished 0.33 seconds short of the long-standing mark when she......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

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A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine......

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

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Rare outbreak of viral disease outside Africa Cases in UK, Spain, Belgium France and North America Cause still unclear WHO holds emergency meeting to discuss cases As cases exceed 100, Germany says biggest ever in Europe LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization was due to hold an......

Dollar selling takes a pause after bruising week

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U.S. hundred dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar recouped some of its losses against the euro on Friday, but remained set......

Woodside’s ‘crown jewel’ Scarborough gas lures buyers to fill Russia gap

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MELBOURNE, May 20 (Reuters) – Woodside Petroleum (WPL.AX) has received strong interest from companies for a stake in the Scarborough natural gas project it is developing off Western Australia in the wake of the Ukraine conflict, Chief Executive Meg O’Neill said on Friday. Woodside is set to become 100% owner......

Chalmers U-turn could deny Simpson world championships berth

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Swimming – Men’s 100m Freestyle – Semifinal 2 – Tokyo Aquatics Centre – Tokyo, Japan – July 28, 2021. Kyle Chalmers of Australia in action REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, May 20 (Reuters) – Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers......

Australia reports suspected monkeypox case in returned traveller from Europe

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SYDNEY, May 20 (Reuters) – Australian authorities on Friday said they had identified a probable case of monkeypox infection in a traveller who had recently returned from Europe, with confirmatory testing underway. A man in his 40s developed a mild illness several days after arriving back in Sydney with symptoms......

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