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Google Announces Three New Regions in the Asia Pacific

Google has a global network of 34 regions and 103 availability zones, bringing its Cloud services to customers in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Recently, the company announced that it would expand its presence to three new cloud regions in Malaysia, Thailand, and New Zealand – on top of six other regions previously announced coming […]

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Fitch upgrades rating on Ukraine to ‘CC’

Aug 17 (Reuters) – Ratings agency Fitch on Wednesday upgraded Ukraine’s rating to ‘CC’ from ‘Restricted Default’ following the country’s restructuring of external debt last week. Ukraine’s overseas creditors backed the country’s request for a two-year freeze on payments on almost $20 billion in international bonds, which will allow it to avoid a messy debt […]

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Russia replaces Black Sea fleet chief after Crimea setbacks

Removal of fleet head would be highest-profile sacking of war Ammunition store explodes in latest Crimea blasts Zelenskiy says explosions save Ukrainian lives Russia says ‘neutralises’ Islamist cell in Crimea KYIV/LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Russia has replaced the commander of its Crimea-based Black Sea Fleet, a state news agency reported on Wednesday, after a […]

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War makes life even harder for Ukraine’s visually impaired

KHARKIV, Ukraine, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Viktor Solovyanenko has gone out as little as possible since Russia invaded Ukraine because he fears stepping on unexploded munitions or sharp objects. He is part of a small community of visually impaired people in the eastern city of Kharkiv who can hear the war but cannot see the […]

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Apple suppliers to make Apple Watch and MacBook in Vietnam – Nikkei

Aug 16 (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) suppliers are in talks to produce Apple Watch and MacBook in Vietnam for the first time, Nikkei Asia reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar matter. Apple’s Chinese suppliers Luxshare Precision Industry (002475.SZ) and iPhone assembler Foxconn (2317.TW) have started test production of Apple Watch and MacBook in Northern […]

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Apple supplier BOE, others say production hit by Sichuan power rationing

Apple iPhone 13 are pictured at an Apple Store on the day the new Apple iPhone 13 series goes on sale, in Beijing, China, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Apple supplier BOE Technology Group Co Ltd (000725.SZ) will “make […]

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Covid restrictions stymie tourism revival in Japan and much of Asia

Only a trickle of tourists are visiting Japan two months after the government announced it would reopen borders that had been largely shut to foreign travellers for two years under coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Analysts said that Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong’s insistence on maintaining coronavirus pandemic restrictions, such as quarantine and testing in some […]

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Tencent Cloud expands offerings in Southeast Asia with Acclivis

Kenneth Siow (Tencent Cloud) and Marcus Cheng (Acclivis) Credit: Tencent Cloud Tencent Cloud has signed a strategic agreement with CITIC Telecom subsidiary, Acclivis, to deliver private, public and hybrid cloud, as well as ICT solutions, to enterprises in Southeast Asia, the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. The collaboration is set to leverage Acclivis’ presence in […]

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French President Macron says he discussed Ukraine crisis with Indian PM Modi

France’s President Emmanuel Macron welcomes India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Aug 16 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron discussed via telephone on Tuesday the crisis in Ukraine with Indian Prime […]

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U.N. chief to meet Zelenskiy, Erdogan in Ukraine on Thursday

FILE PHOTO – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a signing ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey July 22, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ukraine on Thursday, a […]