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North Korea condemns sanctions, but seen open to talks with U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, hours after it accused Washington of trying to stir up conflict on the peninsula with new sanctions. Read More

 

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South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea brought the curtain down on its "Peace Games" on Sunday, with winter sports athletes dancing and singing together at a vibrant closing ceremony, though there was little warmth between dignitaries from the United States and North Korea. More »

 

China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. More »

 

Democrats' memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russia probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic minority on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a response to Republican charges that the FBI and Justice Department have abused the law in their investigation of possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. More »

 

Iran says Damascus suburbs assault to continue after U.N. ceasefire call

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there after a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across the country. More »

 

U.S. Supreme Court weighs Microsoft overseas data fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major privacy rights fight between Microsoft Corp and the Justice Department reaches the Supreme Court this week, with the justices considering whether U.S. law allows prosecutors to compel technology companies to hand over data stored overseas. More »

 

With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge' deals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy and said his goal is to make "one or more huge acquisitions" of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. More »

 

Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague at Turkey's request

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The main Syrian Kurdish political party said on Sunday that one of its leaders had been arrested in Prague at the behest of Turkey, where a court has charged him with sedition. More »

 

Daimler in $2 billion China investment with BAIC as Geely swoops

BERLIN (Reuters) - Daimler and its Chinese partner BAIC <1958.HK> plan to invest almost $2 billion in a state-of-the-art factory in China, underlining their relationship as rival Geely <0175.HK> makes a surprise swoop on the German carmaker. More »

 

Cisco says most network gear needed for 5G is ready now and can cut costs

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cisco Systems said on Sunday it aims to disrupt the wireless radio access market led by Huawei , Ericsson and Nokia by backing challengers who make more flexible software versions of traditional mobile gear. More »

 

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