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LOS ANGELES: The Milwaukee Bucks turned the tables on Eastern Conference leaders Toronto on Friday (Saturday in Manila), winning 122-119 in overtime to snap the Raptors’ seven-game NBA winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Bucks. “We did a really good job just…

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Half of Air France’s long-haul flights out of Paris were cancelled Thursday due to a strike over pay by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff. “No cash, no planes,” staff chanted as they marched noisily through Terminal 2 of Charles de Gaulle airport, wearing fluorescent jackets and waving union flags.…

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SEOUL: Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones—the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+—on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison. Samsung, the flagship subsidiary of South Korea’s biggest business group, suffered a humiliating recall of its Galaxy Note 7…

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Investors pummeled Walmart shares Tuesday after the retail behemoth reported disappointing fourth-quarter earnings in results that revealed growing pains in its e-commerce buildout. Walmart suffered one of its worst days ever on Wall Street, plunging 10.2 percent to close at $94.11, its biggest one-day decline in percentage terms in more…

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced plans Thursday to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would have been unthinkable not long ago. Long known for its ultra-conservative mores, the kingdom has embarked on a wide-ranging program of social…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions against North Korea-linked shipping assets, hailing the package as the “heaviest sanctions ever” levied on the Pyongyang regime. Trump used a speech to conservatives just outside Washington to step up his campaign of “maximum pressure” designed to force North…

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YANGON: Three bombs exploded early Saturday in the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a cauldron of ethnic tensions roiled by insurgencies and a military crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya, officials said. The three blasts at separate locations around Sittwe included one at the home of a high ranking official, police…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump’s former campaign deputy Rick Gates pleaded guilty on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to fraud and lying, pledging to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his vast probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Gates was the third former Trump aide to agree to…

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NEW YORK: Just two days before the school shooting in Florida revived the US gun control debate, debt-plagued gunmaker Remington Outdoor announced it will file for bankruptcy. The financial woes of the more than 200-year-old company illustrate a paradox of the Trump era: weapon manufacturers miscalculated, ramping up production in…

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BRUSSELS: European Union leaders were divided at a Brussels summit on Friday over calls to pay more to fill the huge hole that Britain’s departure will leave in their budget. EU President Donald Tusk said the 27 leaders, meeting without Britain to discuss future plans, wanted to spend more on…

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