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Fox spirits and demons: China’s tech giants splash out in cartoon...

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Growing up in the Chinese port city of Dalian in the 1990s, Zhang Hongchang spent hours immersed in Japanese cartoons...

UPDATE 3-Saudi pledges ‘measurable’ oil supply boost as OPEC, Russia agree...

* OPEC deal with non-OPEC gives no specific targets * Saudi says market to see “measurable” supply boost from July * Iran says Saudi cannot compensate...

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Saudi pledges ‘measurable’ oil supply boost as OPEC, Russia agree...

* OPEC deal with non-OPEC gives no specific targets * Saudi says market to see “measurable” supply boost from July * Iran says Saudi cannot compensate...

UPDATE 1-OPEC meets Russia, other allies to agree oil output boost

* OPEC’s deal on Friday gave no specific output targets * No figures expected on Saturday - OPEC sources * Iraq sees real output increase by...

Kenya authorities arrest standards bureau head over fertiliser imports

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The authorities have arrested the managing director of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and other officials on charges they allowed...

Soccer-Iceland must turn defence into attack to keep World Cup dream...

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - World Cup upstarts Iceland will need a new, attack-minded game-plan, and a lot more from their creative star...

Soccer-Nigeria’s ‘Lionel Musa’ warns Argentina he is not their hero

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa became ‘Lionel Musa’ on social media in Argentina on Friday after his two goals against...

Ivory Coast aims to grind 1 million tonnes of cocoa beans...

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast could grind 50 percent of its current output locally by 2022, boosted by fiscal...

Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China’s plans...

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp (IPO-XMGP.HK) said on Saturday there is no timeframe for a mainland share offering, casting doubt...

WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Nigeria reboot their World Cup with 2-0 win over Iceland

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - A revamped Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 and revived their hopes of advancing in the World Cup in Russia...

China’s ZTE expected to take last step to lift ban: U.S....

(Reuters) - China’s ZTE Corp is expected to deposit $400 million in an escrow account in a U.S. bank in the “next couple of...

Soccer-Reluctant tactical switch pays dividends for Nigeria

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s top players needed persuasion to change positions in a tactical shake-up but coach Gernot Rohr’s plans paid...

Soccer-Iceland can beat old flame Croatia to go through, says coach

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Iceland need to beat a Croatia side their coach Heimir Hallgrimsson described as being like the other half...

UPDATE 2-Soccer-Nigeria bounce back at World Cup to beat Iceland 2-0

(Adds details, comments) By William Schomberg VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages...

Bitfinex chief strategy officer departs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitfinex Chief Strategy Officer Phil Potter is leaving the cryptocurrency trading platform, the exchange told Reuters on Friday. FILE PHOTO:...

Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location...

UPDATE 7-OPEC agrees modest hike in oil supply after Saudi and...

* No target announced, Saudi sees nominal rise by 1 mln bpd * Real increase for OPEC, Russia seen around 770,000 bpd * Deal could allow...

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Nigeria bounce back at World Cup to beat Iceland 2-0

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the...

Uber car’s ‘safety’ driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, was streaming a television show on...

W. Africa Crude-Flurry of tenders crimps spot trade

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Spot trade for Nigerian crude was limited on Friday as three tenders due to close next week kept sellers...

Soccer-Chances rare as Iceland and Nigeria goalless at the break

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Chances proved few and far between in an uninspiring clash in hot conditions as Iceland and Nigeria went...

Soccer-Russian truck sprays roads with vanilla to repel World Cup gnats

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Russia deployed a truck to spray roads with vanilla extract outside a World Cup fan zone and stadium...

Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus

(Reuters) - A machine used for paper recycling caught fire Thursday night at Tesla Inc’s Fremont, California, campus, outside the company’s car production factory,...

UPDATE 6-OPEC agrees modest hike in oil supply after Saudi and...

* Agrees nominal output increase of 1 million bpd * Real increase for OPEC, Russia seen around 770,000 bpd * Deal could allow Saudi to pump...

UPDATE 5-OPEC agrees modest hike in oil supply after Saudi and...

* Agrees nominal output increase of 1 million bpd * Real increase for OPEC, Russia seen around 770,000 bpd * Deal could allow Saudi to pump...

Supreme Court rules warrants required for cellphone location data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location...

Soccer-Nigeria bring in fresh strikers for Iceland clash

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr made three changes to his team for Friday’s Group D World Cup match against...

Morocco’s CPI slows to 2.6 pct y/y in May

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco’s consumer price inflation slowed to 2.6 percent year-on-year in May, down from 2.7 percent in April, the High Planning Commission...

South Africa’s Naspers annual profit up 72 pct, helped by Tencent...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa media and e-commerce giant Naspers reported a hefty 72 percent rise in annual profit on Friday, thanks to a...

UPDATE 4-OPEC agrees modest hike in oil supply after Iran softens...

* Agrees nominal output increase of 1 mln bpd * Real increase for OPEC, Russia will be lower * Iran softened opposition to deal hours ahead...

UPDATE 3-OPEC moves towards raising oil supply as Iran softens stance

* Iran says “we are cooking something” when asked about deal * Saudi energy minister: market needs 1 mln bpd extra oil * OPEC has history...

Zambia shortlists 10 firms for 100 MW solar projects

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has shortlisted 10 regional and international companies to build a total of 100 megawatts (MW) of solar electricity projects by...

UPDATE 2-OPEC moves towards raising oil supply as Iran softens stance

* Iran says “we are cooking something” when asked about deal * Saudi energy minister: market needs 1 mln bpd extra oil * OPEC has history...

UPDATE 1-OPEC struggles for deal to ease supply cuts as Iran...

* Iran says doesn’t think agreement can be reached * Saudi energy minister: market needs 1 mln bpd extra oil * OPEC has history of agreeing...

UPDATE 1-Restructuring Eskom top of South Africa agenda-finmin Nene

(Adds details, quotes, background) By Karin Strohecker and Riham Alkousaa LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Restructuring state-run power firm Eskom is “on top of the agenda”...

Kenya Airways to restart hedging to counter oil price volatility

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya Airways’ immediate biggest challenge is oil price volatility, and the airline will restart price hedging, its chief executive officer said...

Soccer-Stressed Messi enduring a World Cup of nightmares

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - As an excited Diego Maradona twirled his shirt from the stands and thousands of Argentina fans bayed...