[ad_1] HONG KONG Revenues in the world’s biggest casino hub of Macau jumped nearly 30 percent in June, posting an 11-month winning streak, as demand from high-roller VIPs accelerated despite a corruption crackdown. Monthly gambling revenue in the Chinese special administrative region rose 25.9 percent to 20 billion patacas ($2.49 billion), government data showed on
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[ad_1] By Nilufar Rizki and Jessica Damiana | JAKARTA JAKARTA A leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization has called for a boycott of Starbucks (SBUX.O), saying that the international coffee chain’s pro-gay stand risks ruining the “religious and cultured” core of the Southeast Asian nation. With the exception of the ultra-conservative Aceh province, homosexuality is
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[ad_1] By Eric M. Johnson | SEATTLE SEATTLE The governors of Washington state and Alaska signed into law new operating budgets late on Friday, hours before deadlines that would have triggered a partial shutdown of government agencies. In Washington state, the $43.7 billion two-year operating budget, which includes a $5.2 billion revenue increase paid for
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[ad_1] TORONTO The U.S government this week warned American industrial firms about hacking activity targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, a security report seen by Reuters on Friday said, the latest event to highlight the power industry’s vulnerability to cyber attacks. Since at least May, hackers used tainted “phishing” emails to “harvest credentials” so they
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[ad_1] (Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 22 that may be offensive to some readers.) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB’s alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct knowledge of
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[ad_1] Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week’s Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach the Aegon International final on another rain-disrupted day at Eastbourne. The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent’s serve in the next game to claim
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[ad_1] LONDON The head of the local council in the London borough where at least 80 people died in a fire in a social housing tower block resigned on Friday after he was criticised for the organisation’s handling of the disaster. “As council leader, I have to accept my share of responsibility for these perceived
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was sending federal help to fight crime in Chicago that has reached “epidemic” proportions. The government is sending gun investigators to Chicago and plans to prosecute firearms cases aggressively, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News when asked about Trump’s statement about the plan in
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[ad_1] NEW YORK, June 30 Actress Naomi Watts says her new television series “Gypsy” is part of a recent trend of productions with strong female characters. Watts, who is also an executive producer of “Gypsy,” plays a Manhattan therapist who dangerously inserts herself into the lives of her patients’ acquaintances and family. “Gypsy,” a 10-part
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