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BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Baghdad piled pressure on Iraq’s Kurds on Wednesday, demanding they cancel their overwhelming vote for independence while parliament urged the Iraqi central government to send troops to take control of vital oil fields held by Kurdish forces. Stepping up efforts to isolate autonomous Kurdish-held northern Iraq, which backed secession in a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New orders for U.S.-made capital goods increased more than expected in August and shipments maintained their upward trend, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite an anticipated drag on growth from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump praised his administration on Tuesday for “a really good job” helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, discounting complaints of a slow response, and the U.S. island territory’s governor joined in defending the relief efforts. Trump agreed to boost federal disaster assistance, ordering increased funding
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YANGON, Septa 27 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, a minister was reported on Wednesday as saying. The plan for the redevelopment of areas destroyed by fires, which the government has blamed on
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) has signed an agreement with the Shenhua Group, China’s biggest coal producer, to promote the development of advanced “traveling wave” reactor technology, the state nuclear giant said. At a ceremony on Tuesday, the two sides signed an investment agreement to promote fourth-generation traveling wave reactors (TWR),
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