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Russian pollster pulls pre-election research over closure fears
MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Russia's only major independent pollster, the Levada Center, said on Tuesday it had stopped publishing polls about the forthcoming presidential election because it feared the authorities might shut it down for perceived meddling.
Google to expand cloud infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would add five regions and build three new submarine cables as it expands its infrastructure for cloud customers.
Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.
Endangered Bornean orangutan found stabbed in Indonesia
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A Bornean orangutan, a critically endangered species, has been found stabbed to death in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province, a conservation official said on Tuesday.
Sublime Federer breezes through Melbourne opener
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Defending champion Roger Federer moved smoothly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets win over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sublime Federer breezes through Melbourne opener
MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Defending champion Roger Federer moved smoothly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets win over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
French carmaker PSA's sales lifted by growth in Iran and Latin America
PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker PSA's
global sales jumped by 15 percent last year as strong growth in Iran and Latin America helped to offset difficulties in Britain and China.
INTERVIEW-Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to up pressure on Russia and Iran
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war.
FACTBOX-Ripples from the collapse of British contractor Carillion
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Britain's Carillion collapsed on Monday after its banks lost faith in the construction and services company, forcing the government to step in to guarantee major public works contracts.
Palestinians see Gaza peace dividend pass them by
GAZA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Life began to look up for Gaza's Palestinians when reconciliation between its Hamas Islamist rulers and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority in October brought a drop in crippling prices.
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