Exclusive: Singapore banks report Indonesians embracing tax amnesty to police

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By Saeed Azhar and Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Private banks in Singapore are sharing with local police the names of clients embracing an Indonesian tax amnesty, people aware of the matter said, a move that could undermine the amnesty and damage the banks’ business with their biggest client pool. Singapore’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD), a police unit that deals ...

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Top Asian News 4:40 a.m. GMT

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HANNIBAL, Ohio (AP) — Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, workers in the hills of eastern Ohio are embracing Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade. For decades, they and others living across the Ohio River in West Virginia found work in coal mines and at a local aluminum plant — union jobs, with good ...

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World Cup of Hockey goaltending pictures coming into focus

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Quick’s sublime play in a Team USA jersey outweighed some recent struggles with the Los Angeles Kings as coach John Tortorella named him the starting goaltender going into the World Cup of Hockey. Tortorella called his choice of Quick over Ben Bishop and Cory Schneider “a very tough decision,” but it’s not the most difficult facing ...

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China says opposes 'unhelpful' unilateral North Korea sanctions

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart that China opposes “unhelpful” unilateral sanctions on North Korea but will work within the United Nations to formulate a necessary response to its fifth nuclear test. China has expressed anger with North Korea for its largest nuclear test to date last week, but has not said directly whether ...

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Touchline tussle beckons for Klopp and Conte

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London (AFP) – The touchline action could be as explosive as what happens on the pitch at Stamford Bridge on Friday when Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to tackle Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. Both managers are renowned for the remarkable intensity of their touchline antics and the fourth official is likely to have a job on his hands maintaining order ...

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North Korea ramps up uranium enrichment, enough for six nuclear bombs a year: experts

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By Jack Kim and James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea will have enough material for about 20 nuclear bombs by the end of this year, with ramped-up uranium enrichment facilities and an existing stockpile of plutonium, according to new assessments by weapons experts. The North has evaded a decade of U.N. sanctions to develop the uranium enrichment process, enabling ...

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US threatens UN arms embargo on South Sudan

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United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday threatened to push for a UN arms embargo on South Sudan if the government blocks the deployment of a new regional force and impedes the work of UN peacekeepers. US Ambassador Samantha Power said President Salva Kiir’s government must quickly show that it will follow up on its commitment ...

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Storm Julia threatens flooding in coastal South Carolina

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(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Julia dumped heavy rain on Georgia and threatened flooding in parts of South Carolina on Wednesday as it plowed slowly north along the U.S. Southeast coast, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm, after drifting along coastal Georgia, had gusting winds around 40 mph (65 kph) with higher blasts. Heavy rain combined with high tides raised ...

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Germany and France see fresh momentum from Ukraine ceasefire

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By Pavel Polityuk and Andrea Shalal KIEV (Reuters) – The German and French foreign ministers said on Wednesday an attempt to revive a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine from midnight could set the scene for agreement next week on further peace moves. Visiting Kiev with his French counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Ukraine had agreed to abide by a new seven-day truce ...

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BF&M, Argus Donate Towards Radiation Therapy

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Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre [BCHC] have received commitment from BF&M Limited and the Argus Group to supporting BCHC in the provision of radiation therapy locally to Bermuda’s residents. The insurers will donate $250,000 each towards the completion of a new building to house Bermuda’s first radiation facility, which will offer Bermuda residents the ability to receive treatment currently only ...

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