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One killed, 16 injured as Madagascar police disperse protests
ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - One person was killed on Saturday when Madagascar police fired tear gas at opposition demonstrators protesting against new electoral laws they say are designed to lock out their candidate from a presidential election due this year.
UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator permits China's ZTE to submit more evidence
NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has granted ZTE Corp's request to submit more evidence after the agency banned American companies from selling to the Chinese technology firm, a senior Commerce official said on Saturday.
UPDATE 1-German minister: Hardware retrofits only way to avoid driving bans
BERLIN, April 21 (Reuters) - German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has told a newspaper she does not think software updates for diesel vehicles in Germany will be enough to solve air quality problems and that hardware retrofits are the only way to avoid driving bans.
Telecom standards group puts new technology on hold in wake of U.S. probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A telecommunications standards organization - GSMA - said on Saturday it is delaying implementation of a new cellphone technology due to a U.S. government probe of alleged coordination between the group, AT&T Inc
and Verizon Communications Inc to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.
Family of Myanmar policeman who described sting on Reuters reporters evicted-family
YANGON, April 21 (Reuters) - The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to "entrap" them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, family members said.
U.S. sanctions on Vekselberg have $1.5-$2 billion assets frozen: sources
ZURICH/MOSCOW - Assets totaling between $1.5 billion and $2 billion have been frozen as a result of sanctions imposed on Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and his Renova Group conglomerate, two sources close to the matter told Reuters on Saturday.
Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if U.S. exits nuclear deal
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do.
UPDATE 2-Iran vows "expected and unexpected" moves if US exits nuclear deal
DUBAI, April 21 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do.
Former U.S. taekwondo star waits a decade for her #MeToo moment
(Reuters) - It has taken a decade, but Mandy Meloon, a two-time taekwondo world champion thrown off the U.S. national team in 2007 after accusing her coach of molesting her at age 16, has won a measure of vindication.
Ford tells WPP it will take bids from other ad agencies
LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Company said on Saturday it will take bids on some of its advertising managed by WPP, adding to uncertainty around the British ad giant after last week's exit of founder Martin Sorrell.
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