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Samsung Electronics plans more Tizen smartphones this year

Samsung aims to build its own ecosystem through Tizen, which powers its smartwatches and premium television sets.

Samsung News

China stocks surge on govt moves to restore confidence

China stocks ended on Tuesday sharply higher, reversing a tumble in morning trade, as a slew of government measures to stem a two-week-long market tumble appeared to win back some investor confidence.

china markets News

US should spurn Russia rocket engines despite SpaceX failure: McCain

The failure of a SpaceX rocket over Florida on Sunday should not lead U.S. officials back to Russia to look for a rocket engine that can get military equipment into space, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain

US should spurn Russia rocket engines despite SpaceX failure: McCain

Samsung’s Cheil, pitching $8 bln merger, pledges higher returns

Locked in a battle with an activist U.S. hedge fund, the Samsung Group's de facto holding company sought to win support for a proposed $8 billion merger with a sister firm by pledging measures to bolster post-deal shareholder

Samsung’s Cheil, pitching $8 bln merger, pledges higher returns

Japan bullet train stops after reports man tried to set himself alight

A Japanese Shinkansen bullet train made an emergency stop on Tuesday and a passenger was found at the entrance of a carriage covered in flammable liquid, officials said. Media reports said a man in his 30s had set himself on

Japan bullet train stops after reports man tried to set himself alight

Anti-austerity protests in Greece as bank shutdown bites

Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government's rejection of a tough international bailout after a clash with foreign lenders pushed Greece close to financial chaos and forced a shutdown of i

Greece debt crisis News

Transfers: Brazil’s Douglas Costa confirms Bayern Munich interest

Brazil international Douglas Costa on Monday confirmed an interest by the German champions Bayer Munich to sign him but said there was no deal yet.

Transfers: Brazil’s Douglas Costa confirms Bayern Munich interest

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo signs image rights deal with businessman Lim

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a six-year image rights deal with Media Mint, a company owned by Singaporean businessman Peter Lim.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo signs image rights deal with businessman Lim

Lionel Messi bemoans scoring difficulties at Copa America

World Cup runners-up Argentina. led by Lionel Messi, came to the Copa America in Chile as favourites and were expected to put plenty of goals past their opponents.

Lionel Messi bemoans scoring difficulties at Copa America

Petr Cech thanks Chelsea owner for allowing Arsenal move

Petr Cech thanked Roman Abramovich from "the bottom of my heart" after the Chelsea owner allowed the club's long-serving goalkeeper to move across London and join arch-rivals Arsenal on Monday.

Petr Cech thanks Chelsea owner for allowing Arsenal move

Phil Jones extends Manchester United contract

Defender Phil Jones has signed a contract extension with Manchester United to keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2019, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Phil Jones extends Manchester United contract

Mexico won’t send candidate to Miss Universe over Trump comments: Televisa

Mexico will not send a contestant to this year's Miss Universe pageant after part owner and TV personality Donald Trump made comments insulting Mexicans, Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Monday.

Mexico won’t send candidate to Miss Universe over Trump comments: Televisa

In? Out? In between? A Greek legal riddle for EU

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has told Greeks that saying 'No' to a bailout deal would be a vote to ditch the euro. Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has said Greece had no intention

greece debt crisis News

Microsoft Corp hands display ads to AOL, maps to Uber

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations.

Microsoft Corp hands display ads to AOL, maps to Uber

Brexit’ would be disaster for UK financial sector: Industry group

A British exit from the European Union would be disastrous for the UK financial industry and could prompt companies to leave the country, the sector's main lobby group said on Tuesday.

Brexit’ would be disaster for UK financial sector: Industry group

Manchester United make bid for Real defender Ramos: Reports

Manchester United have made a 28.6 million pound ($45 million) bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, British media reported on Monday.

Manchester United make bid for Real defender Ramos: Reports

Lufthansa strikes postponed until mid-July, union says

Talks to resolve a pay dispute at German airline Lufthansa have made enough progress to lift the threat of any immediate work stoppages, flight attendants' union UFO said early on Tuesday.

Lufthansa strikes postponed until mid-July, union says

Carlos Slim scraps project with Donald Trump after Mexico insults

A television company controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has cancelled a project with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump after his comments insulting Mexicans, Slim's spokesman said on Monday.

Carlos Slim scraps project with Donald Trump after Mexico insults

NBC fires Donald Trump, drops pageants over candidate’s insults to Mexicans

NBC cut ties with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and the "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants on Monday after the real estate developer and TV personality made comments insulting Mexicans earlier this month.

NBC fires Donald Trump, drops pageants over candidate’s insults to Mexicans

Global Markets: Asian shares tentative, euro sags as markets eye Greece

Asian shares edged up and the euro sagged in early Asian trading on Tuesday as Greece lurched toward defaulting on a looming debt payment, raising the likelihood of the cash-strapped nation's exit from the euro zone.

asian markets News

Australia new homes sales dip 2.3 pct in May: HIA

Sales of new homes in Australia dipped in May to break a four-month run of gains, though sales of multi-units hit record highs amid an ongoing switch to high-rise living.

Australia new homes sales dip 2.3 pct in May: HIA

Cricket: Australia and New Zealand reap $843 mn World Cup dividend

The economies of Australia and New Zealand benefited from A$1.1 billion ($843.59 million) in direct spending as a result of co-hosting the cricket World Cup earlier this year, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Cricket: Australia and New Zealand reap $843 mn World Cup dividend

Chile vs Peru: Eduardo Vargas double takes hosts Chile into Copa America final

Chile vs Peru: Chile qualified for the Copa America final on Monday after two goals from Eduardo Vargas gave them a 2-1 win over Peru in an action-packed semi-final marked by another controversial refereeing decision.

Chile vs Peru: Eduardo Vargas double takes hosts Chile into Copa America final

China stocks struggle as regulators try to calm tumbling market

Chinese stocks were mixed on Tuesday as regulators tried to soothe investors' fears of a looming crash after markets plunged more than 20 percent in the last few weeks.

China stocks struggle as regulators try to calm tumbling market

Paraguay eye third pickup truck as prize for Argentina upset

Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz, famous for his motivational methods, revealed on Monday he owes his squad two pickup trucks plus a third if they upset Argentina in their Copa America semi-final.

Paraguay eye third pickup truck as prize for Argentina upset

Woolworths puts Thomas Dux stores up for sale for up to $15 mn: Fairfax Media

Australia's largest supermarket operator Woolworths Ltd is looking for buyers for its upmarket Thomas Dux grocery stores, according to a Fairfax Media report on Tuesday.

Woolworths puts Thomas Dux stores up for sale for up to $15 mn: Fairfax Media

Australia’s Westpac bank invests in U.S. bitcoin start-up

Westpac Banking Corp said its venture capital fund had invested an undisclosed amount in U.S. bitcoin start-up Coinbase in the first such deal by an Australian bank in the largely unregulated virtual currency.

Australia’s Westpac bank invests in U.S. bitcoin start-up