The struggling department store chain plans to close the shops next year, affecting 1,200 staff.
The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six hotels and churches targeted in the attacks that killed at least 250 people, officials said Friday.
Major European Union countries want to sign a memorandum of understanding on China’s Belt and Road initiative as a group and not as individual states, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Friday.
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Britain is committed to help realize the potential of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday, describing the policy as a “vision”.
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Russian Urals crude loadings
from the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga have resumed, port official
and trade sources told Reuters on Friday.
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Turkey is trying to convince
the United States to allow refiner Tupras, its
biggest oil importer, to continue buying crude oil from Iran
free of sanctions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on
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Chinese brands controlled a
record 66 percent of Indian smartphone market in the first
quarter, led by Xiaomi Corp, a report showed, with
volumes rising 20 percent on the back of popularity for brands
like Vivo, RealMe and Oppo.
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