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Gaming mogul Packer retreats from Japan plans
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Gaming mogul Packer retreats from Japan plans

By  • Business

Tycoon James Packer Monday said plans for gaming empire Crown to expand into the lucrative Japanese market were “off the table” as the company focuses on developing a flagship Sydney casino.
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Catalan parties discuss next move after Spain raises stakes
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Catalan parties discuss next move after Spain raises stakes

By  • Politics

Catalan parties were due to meet Monday to discuss their next steps at the start of a week that will see Spain dismiss the region’s government to stave off its threat to break away from the country.
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Pitched battle promises baseball World Series classic
1 hour ago

Pitched battle promises baseball World Series classic

By  • Sports

Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw and Houston hurler Justin Verlander lead the Dodgers and Astros into the 113th World Series on Tuesday seeking to capture a first Major League Baseball crown.
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AC/DC producer and Australian music pioneer George Young dies
2 hours ago

AC/DC producer and Australian music pioneer George Young dies

By  • World

Australian music pioneer George Young, a driving force behind AC/DC which was fronted by his brothers Angus and Malcolm, has died aged 70, the band and his publishing house said Monday.
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Abe targets N. Korea after storming to ‘super-majority’ vote win
4 hours ago

Abe targets N. Korea after storming to ‘super-majority’ vote win

By  • Politics

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stormed to a landslide “super-majority” in snap Japanese elections, near complete projections showed Monday, with the hardline nationalist immediately pledging to “deal firmly” with North Korea.
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Pliskova defeats sluggish Williams in Singapore
4 hours ago

Pliskova defeats sluggish Williams in Singapore

By  • Sports

World number three Karolina Pliskova launched her bid for a season-ending triumph at the WTA Finals in Singapore with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over a sluggish Venus Williams on Sunday.
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Monks and nuns make big business in France
5 hours ago

Monks and nuns make big business in France

By  • Business

After prayers at the Chantelle Abbey in Allier, central France, a marketing meeting between the abbey’s nuns and their employees discusses the latest orders for its on-site soap and cosmetics products, the delivery destination: Germany.
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Argentina’s Macri on course for mid-term poll boost
5 hours ago

Argentina’s Macri on course for mid-term poll boost

By  • Politics

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri’s center-right coalition was on course to win crucial mid-term elections Sunday and emerge with a strengthened hand to carry through pro-market economic reforms, according to partial results.
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Bolt determined to pursue football dream
5 hours ago

Bolt determined to pursue football dream

By  • Sports

Retired sprint king Usain Bolt has vowed to pursue his dream of playing professional football but admits he will not “embarrass” himself if his goal is out of reach.
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EU parliament chief ‘fears’ spread of small nations as Italy regions vote
6 hours ago

EU parliament chief ‘fears’ spread of small nations as Italy regions vote

By  • Politics

European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani said Europe should “fear” the spread of small nations as Spain struggled Sunday with the Catalonia crisis and the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto voted in referendums on greater autonomy.
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