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World Bank pledges $2 billion for flood-ravaged Pakistan

World Bank pledges $2 billion for flood-ravaged Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — The World Bank said it will provide about $2 billion in aid to Pakistan, ravaged by floods that have killed more than 1,600 people this year, the largest pledge of assistance so far. Unprecedented monsoon rains and flooding this year — which many experts attribute to climate change — have also injured some …

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Australia’s Optus says up to 10 mln customers caught in cyber attack

Optus warns cyberattack may have exposed Australian client details

A woman uses her mobile phone as she walks past in front of an Optus shop in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Australian No. 2 telco Optus, owned by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (STEL.SI), said it will contact up …

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Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Hungary discuss assistance for population of Batken region

Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Hungary discuss assistance for population of Batken region

Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Hungary discuss assistance for population of Batken region AKIPRESS.COM – Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubaev met with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The Foreign Ministers discussed relevant issues of bilateral cooperation, strengthening of …

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US announces over $170 mln in humanitarian assistance for Rohingya Muslims

US announces over $170 mln in humanitarian assistance for Rohingya Muslims

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday announced over $170 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, including those outside the country such as in Bangladesh, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. “With this new funding, our total assistance in response …

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Optus warns cyberattack may have exposed Australian client details

Optus warns cyberattack may have exposed Australian client details

A woman uses her mobile phone as she walks past in front of an Optus shop in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Optus, the Australian unit of telecoms firm Singapore Telecommunications (STEL.SI), said it was investigating the unauthorized …

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Apple may move a quarter of iPhone production to India by 2025 -JPM

Apple may move a quarter of iPhone production to India by 2025 -JPM

A man holds an iPhone 14 as Apple Inc’s new models go on sale at an Apple store in Beijing, China, September 16, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 21 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) may make one out of four iPhones in India by 2025, JPMorgan analysts …

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US Treasury says some satellite internet equipment can be exported to Iran

US Treasury says some satellite internet equipment can be exported to Iran

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The US Treasury Department said on Tuesday some satellite internet equipment can be exported to Iran, suggesting that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk may not need a license to provide the firm’s Starlink satellite broadband service in the country. Musk said on …

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Apple to raise App Store prices in some countries in Europe, Asia

Apple to raise App Store prices in some countries in Europe, Asia

A man walks next to an advertisement for Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro at the Apple Store in IFC, Central district, Hong Kong, China October 10, 2019, after Apple Inc on Wednesday removed an app that protestors in Hong Kong have used to track police movements from its app store. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Register now …

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Blinken to host ‘Blue Pacific’ event amid competition with China

Blinken to host 'Blue Pacific' event amid competition with China

FILE PHOTO – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses a joint news conference with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony at the State Department in Washington, US, September 16, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – US …

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Taiwan Policy Act: Senate panel advances bill to bolster US security assistance to Taiwan

Taiwan Policy Act: Senate panel advances bill to bolster US security assistance to Taiwan

CNN — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill to bolster US security assistance to Taiwan, authorizing $6.5 billion over the next five years. The bill, called the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022, was approved by a 17-5 vote, with Democratic Sens. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Ed Markey of …

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