Turkey to detain 99 suspects in widening post-coup probe - Anadolu
ISTANBUL, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Turkish authorities issued detention warrants for 99 suspects including doctors and lawyers and have so far detained 78 of them, the state-run Anadolu agency said on Thursday, as part of a widening crackdown since last year's failed coup attempt.
OPEC chatroom dead as Qatar crisis hurts Gulf oil cooperation
DUBAI/LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - OPEC's most powerful internal alliance, bringing together the oil producer group's Gulf members, is disintegrating fast.
Brimming German economy well placed to ride out political uncertainty
BERLIN (Reuters) - Exports and rising business investments were the main drivers of growth for the German economy in the third quarter, data showed on Thursday, signaling that the robust upswing in Europe's largest economy will extend well into next year.
FOREX-Dollar licks wounds after biggest drop since June
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The dollar nursed losses on Thursday after posting its biggest loss in five months in the previous session as investors dialed down expectations on the outlook for U.S. interest rate hikes next year based on minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.
Myanmar, Bangladesh sign Rohingya return deal - Myanmar official
YANGON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, a senior Myanmar official told Reuters, for the return home of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled to the neighboring country to escape a Myanmar army crackdown.
U.S. calling Rohingya operation "ethnic cleansing" unhelpful-Russian envoy
YANGON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. labeling of a Myanmar army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" is unhelpful and could aggravate the situation, Russia's ambassador to the southeast Asian nation said on Thursday, criticizing "excessive external intervention."
UPDATE 1-Zimbabwe's economic situation "very difficult" - IMF mission chief
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's economic growth is threatened by high government spending, an untenable foreign exchange regime and inadequate reforms, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said.
China's trade with North Korea sinks in October after U.N. sanctions
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's trade with North Korea fell to $334.9 million in October, its lowest since February as imports sank to their weakest in years, data showed on Thursday, the latest sign that tough new sanctions cut business with its isolated neighbor.
UPDATE 1-China's trade with North Korea sinks in Oct after U.N. sanctions
BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - China's trade with North Korea fell to $334.9 million in October, its lowest since February as imports sank to their weakest in years, data showed on Thursday, the latest sign that tough new sanctions cut business with its isolated neighbor.
No joke: China government warns northern cities to get serious in war on smog
BEIJING (Reuters) - Some northern Chinese cities failed to improve air quality by much last month, hitting the smog-prone region's overall results in a drive against pollution, the government said as it warned provincial officials to comply with stringent steps to clear the skies.
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