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Nephew of Philippine president`s adviser nabbed for drugs

Nephew of Philippine president`s adviser nabbed for drugs

Publié 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO - Secretary Jesus Dureza (L), Philippines' government peace advisor, speaks while professor Rudy Rodil, a member of the government panel negotiating with Muslim rebels, looks on during a news briefing in Manila's Makati financial district, in the Philippines... REUTERS/Darren Whiteside/File Photo

A nephew of one of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte's inner circle was caught selling drugs in a sting operation in the president's home city, the anti-narcotics agency said on Friday.

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China, New Zealand pledge support for free trade to counter global protectionism

China, New Zealand pledge support for free trade to counter global protectionism

Publié 10/02/2017

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beijing, China December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Greg Baker/Pool

New Zealand and China will soon hold a series of high-level meetings and work to promote free trade, the countries' governments said on Friday, amidst growing concerns about U.S. trade protectionism.

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Pressure on scandal-hit Fillon as polls point at disapproval

Pressure on scandal-hit Fillon as polls point at disapproval

Publié 10/02/2017

Francois Fillon, a former French prime minister, member of The Republicans political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French centre-right, attends a campaign visit in a CSU, urban surveillance center, in Athis Mons Paris suburb, February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Samson/Pool

Seven out of 10 French voters want conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon to step down, an opinion poll by Odoxa for France Info radio said on Friday as a scandal over alleged "fake work" by his wife continued to weigh on his campaign.

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Senate votes to confirm Rep. Price as health secretary

Senate votes to confirm Rep. Price as health secretary

Publié 10/02/2017

U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) listens to opening remarks prior to testifying before a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to confirm Representative Tom Price as the top U.S. healthcare official, putting a determined opponent of Obamacare in position to help President Donald Trump dismantle the healthcare law.

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Trump backs « one China » policy in call with Xi

Trump backs « one China » policy in call with Xi

Publié 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters while appearing with Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma after their meeting at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump changed tack and agreed to honor the "one China" policy during a phone call with China's leader, a major diplomatic boost for Beijing which brooks no criticism of its claim to neighboring Taiwan.

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Asian shares scale 1-1/2-year peak on China trade, Trump`s tax cut talk

Asian shares scale 1-1/2-year peak on China trade, Trump`s tax cut talk

Publié 10/02/2017

Investors look at an electronic board showing stock information on the first trading day after the New Year holiday at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

Asian shares rallied to an 18-month peak on Friday, as investors cheered upbeat Chinese trade data and strong gains on Wall Street after U.S. President Donald Trump promised to unveil a major tax announcement to lower the burden on businesses.

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In setback for Trump, judges reject travel ban

In setback for Trump, judges reject travel ban

Publié 10/02/2017

Iranian citizen and U.S green card holder Cyrus Khosravi (L) greets his brother, Hamidreza Khosravi (C), and niece, Dena Khosravi (R), 2, after they were detained for additional screening following their arrival to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to visit Cyrus, during a pause in U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban in SeaTac, Washington, U.S. February 6, 2017. REUTERS/David Ryder

President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

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`Cultural` change needed in Russia to lift ban: Coe

`Cultural` change needed in Russia to lift ban: Coe

Publié 10/02/2017

Sebastian Coe, IAAF's President, attends a press conference as part of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) council meeting in Monaco, February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Russia still needs to demonstrate a "cultural shift" in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Friday.

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Purdue seeks rule that would give it edge in Canadian painkiller market

Purdue seeks rule that would give it edge in Canadian painkiller market

Publié 10/02/2017

FILE PHOTO - Prescription painkiller OxyNEO by Purdue Pharma is shown at a pharmacy, with ''X'' indicating not a full bottle, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File Photo

A leading drugmaker ramped up its lobbying in Canada fivefold last year, urging government officials to enact a rule that would give it an effective monopoly on long-acting narcotic painkillers.

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Mexico foreign minister denies report he changed Trump wall speech

Mexico foreign minister denies report he changed Trump wall speech

Publié 10/02/2017

Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray gives a speech to the media next to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (not pictured), at the foreign ministry building (SRE) in Mexico City, Mexico February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray on Thursday rejected a CBS news report that he had made changes to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech announcing an executive order for the construction of a border wall with Mexico.

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