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Chinese buying interest has surged in recent years

Prachanart Viriyaraks | Getty Images The Wat Saket (Golden Mountain) and Bangkok Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Chinese investors have continued pouring their money into Thailand’s property sector even as the kingdom barrels toward an uncertain national election. That underscores the Southeast Asian nation’s enduring popularity with the Chinese — …

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Throngs to pack New York’s Times Square for a mild, rainy New Year’s Eve

Rain or shine, performers will try to light up the crowd. Bastille and New Kids On The Block will perform medleys of their hit songs on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” and singer songwriter Bebe Rexha will perform John Lennon’s “Imagine” before the 60-second countdown to the midnight ball …

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Russia sentences Ukrainian man to eight years in jail for spying: Kommersant By Reuters

Russia sentences Ukrainian man to eight years in jail for spying: Kommersant MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court has sentenced a Ukrainian man to eight years in a maximum security prison for espionage and trying to illegally obtain and export military goods, Russia’s Kommersant newspaper reported on Wednesday. Kommersant said …

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Before resigning, US envoy McGurk warned ISIS will take years to defeat

NBC NewsWire | NBCUniversal | Getty Images MEET THE PRESS — Pictured: (l-r) Brett McGurk, Ambassador, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, appears on ‘Meet the Press’ in Washington, D.C., Sunday Aug, 30, 2015. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images) Just days …

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Huawei to spend $2 billion over five years in cybersecurity push By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a sign board of Huawei at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Asia 2018 in Shanghai By Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] on Tuesday said it would spend $2 billion over the next 5 years to focus on cybersecurity by …

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Trump announces John Kelly to depart White House by year’s end

John Kelly is expected to depart his role as White House Chief of Staff by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said on Saturday, ending a tenure marked by tensions with his boss and confrontations with other key administration figures. Kelly’s departure follows several months of controversy and …

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Spurs’ Ginobili retires after 16 years in league By Reuters

© Reuters. NBA: Sacramento Kings at San Antonio Spurs (Reuters) – San Antonio Spurs basketball star Manu Ginobili is retiring after 16 years in the National Basketball Association, the Argentine guard said on Monday. “Today, with a wide range of feelings, I’m announcing my retirement from basketball,” the future Hall …

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Vietnam jails two Vietnamese-Americans for 14 years over bomb attacks By Reuters

© Reuters. U.S. citizen James Nguyen is escorted by police to a court before his trial in Ho Chi Minh city By Khanh Vu and James Pearson (LON:) HANOI (Reuters) – A Vietnamese court found two Vietnamese-Americans guilty of terrorism on Wednesday and sentenced them to 14 years in prison …

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Greece ends nearly 10 years of bailouts — this is what it means

Analysts have pointed out that Greece ends this third rescue with a “massive cash buffer”— meaning that it won’t need market help for nearly two years. This buffer stands at 24.1 billion euros ($27.4 billion), thanks to money that Greece put aside during the financial program and tranches from European …

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