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  • Are good vibrations in store as cinemas amp up film experience?

    In front of me, the movie screen starts at the floor and rises so high it's like seeing "Divergent" on the side of a building. At the moment warrior princess Tris, played by a fierce Shailene Woodley, is about to jump onto a speeding train. I can feel the...
  • No breakthroughs on trade deal for Australia PM in China

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday that he hoped a free trade agreement with China would be signed before November, offering little progress on a deal at the center of his visit to his country's largest trade...
  • Hackers steal South Korean credit card data to aid forgeries

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Hackers stole the personal information of about 200,000 South Korean credit card users, using some to make fake cards and rack up fraudulent charges of about 120 million won ($115,400), an official of the country's financial regulator...
  • Cypriot President says gas find may help resolve island's division

    NICOSIA (Reuters) - President Nicos Anastasiades said discovery of natural gas around Cyprus could galvanize international efforts to resolve a long-standing division of the island and smooth development of an alternative energy supply source to Russia....
  • Singapore replaces South Korea as The Championship host

    (Reuters) - The Championship golf tournament has been relocated to a new venue in Singapore following "staging issues" with original host South Korea, the Asian Tour said on Thursday. The Laguna National Golf and Country Club will now host next month's...
  • Bank of Korea chief sends hawkish signals at policy debut

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's new central bank chief had a strong policy debut on Thursday, sending plain signals supporting the market's view of an interest rate hike coming late this year - and delivering on a promise to communicate more clearly...
  • South Korea March import prices fall for nineteenth month on China slowdown

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's import prices fell for a 19th straight month in March, preliminary data from the central bank showed on Thursday, as worries over an economic slowdown in China dragged down raw material prices globally. Import prices in...
  • South Korea March department store sales gain on February, suggest recovery on track

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Sales at South Korea's top department and discount stores improved in March over February, preliminary data showed on Tuesday, indicating economic recovery, although a bit shaky, appears to be on track. Combined sales at department...
  • South Korea 2013 fiscal deficit 1.5 percent of GDP vs. 1.3 percent in 2012

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Tuesday that it ran a bigger fiscal deficit in 2013 than in the previous year on an extra budget passed last year that resulted in more debt being issued. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance said in a statement...
  • Progress, Rwandan style

    KIGALI, Rwanda — Twenty years ago Monday, the state of Rwanda set about trying to hack itself out of existence. Starting on April 7, 1994, Hutu extremists, in a premeditated 100-day campaign, systematically butchered close to 1 million Tutsis...
  • South Korea finds two crashed drones, suspects North Korea

    SEOUL -- South Korean officials were scrambling to explain how two drones, apparently from North Korea, entered the nation’s airspace, took photos of political and military sites and remained unnoticed until they were found crashed on the ground....