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Focus turns to missing in Canadian serial killer case

Judi Riley's 47-year-old brother vanished while on a trip to Toronto nearly five years ago.


Pension fund CalSTRS opposes Tesla's compensation package for Musk

(Reuters) - U.S. public pension fund CalSTRS said on Wednesday it is opposed to Tesla Inc's recommendation to support Chief Executive Elon Musk's compensation arrangement at the electric car maker's shareholder meeting.


China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

CARACAS/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is likely to extend an agreement proving crisis-stricken Venezuela with favorable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to sources in Caracas and Beijing f


China's new vice president is the country's best hope for avoiding a trade war

China's new vice president, Wang Qishan, will be crucial to trade talks between the US and China.  While China's vice president has historically been a symbolic role, Wang will likely have a very hands-on approach domestically and internationally. Wa


Rauner, Pritzker win Illinois primaries, will square off in governor's race

In a race that came down to the wire, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner pulled out a win over an insurgent state legislator in Tuesday’s Republican primary, while businessman J.B. Pritzker cruised to victory in the Democratic contest.


Israel formally acknowledges destroying suspected Syrian reactor in 2007

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military formally acknowledged on Wednesday its destruction of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying the air strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a "message" to others.


The Next Frontier For Billionaire Investor Jim Breyer: China And Blockchain

Famed venture capitalist Jim Breyer is going East, where he is looking at opportunities in blockchain, fintech and healthcare.

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The Latest: Powerful storm begins moving into California

The Latest on a powerful Pacific storm affecting California (all times local): 8 p.m.


Peru opposition alleges vote 'buying' to keep Kuczynski in power

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's biggest opposition party released audio and video recordings late on Tuesday in which supporters of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appear to offer lawmakers public work projects in exchange for help defeating an impeachment motion


Israeli military confirms it hit Syrian nuclear site in 2007

The Israeli military confirmed Wednesday it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory.


Asian business sentiment edges up to hit seven-year high: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Business confidence among Asian companies rose in the first quarter to the highest level in seven years, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed, as a fresh surge by the Chinese economy offset concerns about rising trade barriers.

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