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December 10, 2018 12:52 AM China says rejecting physical cash is illegal amid e-payments popularity

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s central bank on Monday warned that rejecting cash as a form of payment was illegal, saying that such practices could eventually could cause the loss of confidence in physical money and was unfair to those not accustomed to electronic payments. Its comments, made in a post on its official WeChat account, come as electronic 144

December 9, 2018 4:01 PM Nigerian opposition accuses government of blocking VP candidate's account

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s main opposition party said authorities had frozen the bank accounts of its vice presidential candidate in the run-up to elections next February. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said late on Saturday accounts belonging to Peter Obi, its vice presidential candidate, his wife, family members and their businesses had been blocked 89

December 8, 2018 1:01 PM Afghan 'Messi boy' forced to flee home

KABUL (Reuters) - The family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colors of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi, has been forced to flee his home after a Taliban attack. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged 7, grabbed world headlines two years ago when his brother made him a shirt 112

December 8, 2018 10:12 AM French police use tear gas against protesters in central Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas canisters at “yellow vest” protesters in central Paris on Saturday during a demonstration against the high cost of living. A police spokeswoman told reporters there were about 1,500 protesters on the Champs Elysees and authorities said 127 people had been placed under arrest after police found weapons such as hammers 85

December 8, 2018 8:39 AM 6 dead, dozens hurt in nightclub stampede on Italy's coast

Rescuers assist injured people outside a nightclub in Corinaldo, central Italy, early Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. At least six people, all but one of them minors, were killed and about 35 others injured in a stampede of panicked concertgoers early Saturday at a disco in a small town on Italy's central Adriatic coast. (Stefano Pagliarini/Ancona Today via AP) Rescuers 183

December 6, 2018 2:40 AM Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in US

SAN DIEGO – A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants has given birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday that agents arrested the woman Nov. 26 after she entered the country illegally near Imperial Beach, California, across the border from Tijuana, Mexico 101

December 5, 2018 2:44 AM Video shows migrant kids dropped over Arizona border fence

(Reuters) - A video showing young children being dropped by a suspected smuggler from an 18-foot (5.5-meter) border fence in Arizona into the arms of their family was released by U.S. Border Patrol on Monday. The Yuma, Arizona sector of the U.S.-Mexico border has seen a sharp rise in illegal entries by migrant families as authorities tighten controls 77

December 4, 2018 11:25 AM Chief at Alibaba video site Youku steps down amid corruption probe

BEIJING (Reuters) - The president of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s video streaming service, Youku, has stepped down and is believed to be talking to Chinese authorities as part of a potential corruption case, the company said on Tuesday. The abrupt departure comes amid a wider reshuffle of Alibaba executives as the company shores up its leadership following 163

December 4, 2018 8:37 AM Sharp contractors axe 3,000 staff as iPhone sensor output shifts: union

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nearly 3,000 foreign workers subcontracted to Sharp Corp have been laid off in central Japan, a labor union said, as the firm moves production of some sensors for Apple iPhones to a Chinese plant owned by its parent Foxconn. The labor union said some of the laid off workers were its members. The union is in Mie Prefecture in central 142

December 3, 2018 11:03 PM US and Mexico talk amid search for agreement on migration

WASHINGTON – The new foreign minister of Mexico has held talks with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as they seek ways to curb the flow of Central American migrants heading north. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says he had a "cordial and respectful" meeting with Nielsen. But no agreement was announced following their talks Monday in Washington 86