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U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down at end of November

U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down at end of November

October 17, 2018 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told the Security Council on Wednesday that he plans to step down at the end of November for personal reasons after
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U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down at end of November

U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down at end of November

October 17, 2018 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told the Security Council on Wednesday that he plans to step down at the end of November for personal reasons after
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Uganda says landslide death toll rises to 43, begins relocations

Uganda says landslide death toll rises to 43, begins relocations

October 17, 2018 KAMPALA (Reuters) – The death toll from a landslide in Uganda last week has risen to 43 and displaced residents deemed most at risk in the disaster-prone region will be resettled immediately,
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UK Labour opposition eye swift Brexit deal if May’s government falls

UK Labour opposition eye swift Brexit deal if May’s government falls

October 17, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party said it was confident it could tie up a new and different Brexit deal with the European Union if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government
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Women candidates face ‘small-scale war’ in Afghan election

Women candidates face ‘small-scale war’ in Afghan election

October 17, 2018 By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Rupam Jain KABUL (Reuters) – More female candidates than ever are set to contest Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary election, braving violence and opposition from social conservatives in a
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OnDeck launches new subsidiary to partner with banks

OnDeck launches new subsidiary to partner with banks

October 17, 2018 By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) – OnDeck Capital Inc <ONDK.N> has set up a subsidiary that will provide technology and other services to banks looking to lend to small businesses online,
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Greek Prime Minister Tsipras accepts foreign minister’s resignation

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras accepts foreign minister’s resignation

October 17, 2018 ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Wednesday and will himself take over the foreign affairs portfolio, Tsipras’s office said. Earlier, Greek
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Greek Prime Minister Tsipras accepts foreign minister’s resignation

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras accepts foreign minister’s resignation

October 17, 2018 ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Wednesday and will himself take over the foreign affairs portfolio, Tsipras’s office said. Earlier, Greek
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Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence

Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence

October 17, 2018 ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A team of Turkish investigators entered the Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence on Wednesday, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of
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Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist

Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist

October 17, 2018 By Leah Millis and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey’s President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as
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Teenager kills 17 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials

Teenager kills 17 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials

October 17, 2018 By Polina Nikolskaya and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) – At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a
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U.S. watchdog threatens retaliation over EU clearing rules

U.S. watchdog threatens retaliation over EU clearing rules

October 17, 2018 By Michelle Price and Huw Jones WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. banks and securities houses could be barred from trading on exchanges in the European Union if the bloc refuses to water down
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U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boost

U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boost

October 17, 2018 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> and General Motors Co <GM.N>, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, could
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Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump threats

Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump threats

October 17, 2018 By Doina Chiacu and Jorge Cabrera WASHINGTON/ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (Reuters) – The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained on Tuesday in Guatemala as the U.S. government threatened to withdraw aid
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Australia insists trade agreement with Indonesia on track despite Israel comments

Australia insists trade agreement with Indonesia on track despite Israel comments

October 17, 2018 By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday a billion-dollar free trade agreement with Indonesia will be signed this year despite a furious reaction to Canberra’s
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UK won’t lower food standards to win post-Brexit trade deals: minister

UK won’t lower food standards to win post-Brexit trade deals: minister

October 17, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s trade minister will “categorically” deny on Wednesday that the government plans to lower foods standards to win trade deals after Brexit. The United States wants Britain to cut
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Liam Fox says UK needs longer transition period to make free-trade deal with EU: the Times

Liam Fox says UK needs longer transition period to make free-trade deal with EU: the Times

October 17, 2018 (Reuters) – British trade minister Liam Fox said the UK will need a longer transition period to make a free-trade deal with the European Union, The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday. Fox
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Richard Branson recalls rock ‘n roll days as gets Hollywood star

Richard Branson recalls rock ‘n roll days as gets Hollywood star

October 17, 2018 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Tuesday recalled an era of sex, drugs, and rock’n roll as he added a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his
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Brazil’s federal police asks top court to indict President Temer on graft charges

Brazil’s federal police asks top court to indict President Temer on graft charges

October 17, 2018 By Ricardo Brito and Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal police have asked the supreme court to indict President Michel Temer and confiscate his assets and those of some of his
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EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit choice for May

EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit choice for May

October 17, 2018 By Alastair Macdonald and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – European Union leaders will give British Prime Minister Theresa May a tough reception in Brussels on Wednesday, warning her to rally support at
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U.S. regains crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008: WEF

U.S. regains crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008: WEF

October 17, 2018 By Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy sits atop of the World Economic Forum’s annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, benefiting from a
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Poll: China exporters worried about trade war, rising costs at home

Poll: China exporters worried about trade war, rising costs at home

October 16, 2018 By Sue-Lin Wong and David Stanway GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – Chinese exporters are mostly confident they can weather a trade war with the United States, but worry about collateral damage it might
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Goldman Sachs profit beats on higher equity trading, investment banking

Goldman Sachs profit beats on higher equity trading, investment banking

October 16, 2018 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs <GS.N> reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, driven by its equities trading and investment banking businesses that offset weakness in bond trading. This is Goldman’s last quarterly
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Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after ‘Democrat’ jab

Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after ‘Democrat’ jab

October 16, 2018 By Phil Stewart HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his
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Uber proposals value company at $120 billion in a possible IPO: WSJ

Uber proposals value company at $120 billion in a possible IPO: WSJ

October 16, 2018 (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] recently received proposals from Wall Street banks valuing the company at as much as $120 billion in an initial public offering that could take place early
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Walmart lowers earnings outlook due to Flipkart buy; shares drop

Walmart lowers earnings outlook due to Flipkart buy; shares drop

October 16, 2018 By Nandita Bose (Reuters) – Walmart Inc <WMT.N> lowered its earnings forecast for the year on Tuesday and said its e-commerce growth next year would be slower than the current fiscal year
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Morgan Stanley profit beats on strength in equity trading, underwriting

Morgan Stanley profit beats on strength in equity trading, underwriting

October 16, 2018 (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley <MS.N> reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, driven by higher revenue in its stock trading and equity underwriting businesses. Equity trading revenue rose 7 percent in a
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Qualcomm, FTC ask judge to delay ruling to pursue settlement

Qualcomm, FTC ask judge to delay ruling to pursue settlement

October 16, 2018 By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Monday asked a federal judge to delay a preliminary ruling in an antitrust case U.S. regulators brought against
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Ex-Senate staffer pleads guilty to lying about contact with reporters

Ex-Senate staffer pleads guilty to lying about contact with reporters

October 16, 2018 By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – James Wolfe, a former senior staffer on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, pleaded guilty to a charge that he lied to the FBI about contacts
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U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge

U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge

October 16, 2018 By Tina Bellon (Reuters) – A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but U.S. President Donald Trump
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Turkish foreign minister says no ‘confession’ from Saudis over Khashoggi

Turkish foreign minister says no ‘confession’ from Saudis over Khashoggi

October 16, 2018 ANKARA (Reuters) – Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Turkey had “not received a confession” from Saudi Arabia regarding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he visited its consulate
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Emerging market vulnerabilities at highest in three years – Deutsche Bank

Emerging market vulnerabilities at highest in three years – Deutsche Bank

October 16, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Trade wars, higher global interest rates, dwindling capital inflows and various country-specific problems have made emerging markets more vulnerable than any time in the last three years, Deutsche Bank
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BlackRock’s profit rises 29 percent on demand for low risk funds

BlackRock’s profit rises 29 percent on demand for low risk funds

October 16, 2018 (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc <BLK.N> reported a 28.8 percent rise in profit on Tuesday, helped by higher demand for its low risk funds in a quarter marked by heightened trade tensions between
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Pompeo meets Saudi king over Khashoggi case, Turks to search consul’s residence

Pompeo meets Saudi king over Khashoggi case, Turks to search consul’s residence

October 16, 2018 By Leah Millis and Osman Orsal RIYADH/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as
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Unilever executive defends executive pay policy

Unilever executive defends executive pay policy

October 16, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – A Unilever executive defended the company’s executive pay policy on Tuesday, but said the consumer goods company learned lessons from the substantial opposition the policy garnered earlier this year.
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Under growing EU pressure, May meets her ministers on Brexit

Under growing EU pressure, May meets her ministers on Brexit

October 16, 2018 By Elizabeth Piper and Alastair Macdonald LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will discuss Brexit with her ministers on Tuesday, under pressure to rethink her plans from both some members
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Standard Chartered sees increased China-Africa trade due to U.S. trade war

Standard Chartered sees increased China-Africa trade due to U.S. trade war

October 16, 2018 NAIROBI (Reuters) – China is likely to boost imports from African countries as it seeks new sources of commodities in the wake of a trade war with the United States, a senior
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In Texas Senate showdown, Beto O’Rourke faces off against Ted Cruz

In Texas Senate showdown, Beto O’Rourke faces off against Ted Cruz

October 16, 2018 (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke faces a key test on Tuesday when he faces off in his second debate with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, as recent opinion polls show the
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Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala

Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala

October 16, 2018 By Jorge Cabrera AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala (Reuters) – Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and
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Russian-backed Crimea to boost trade, transport ties with Syria

Russian-backed Crimea to boost trade, transport ties with Syria

October 16, 2018 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has tentative plans to visit Russian-backed Crimea in April 2019 and is in talks about starting regular passenger flights between Syria and the Black Sea
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Italy PM says proud of budget, seeks EU dialogue ‘without prejudice’

Italy PM says proud of budget, seeks EU dialogue ‘without prejudice’

October 16, 2018 ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday the government was proud of its expansionary 2019 budget and would seek to explain its strategy to the European Commission in
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Iran says Trump cannot bring oil prices down by ‘bullying’

Iran says Trump cannot bring oil prices down by ‘bullying’

October 16, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump cannot bring oil prices down by “bullying” other nations, Iran’s oil minister said on Tuesday, adding that the market was suffering from short supply. U.S.
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UK minister Brokenshire says colleagues must rally behind PM May on Brexit

UK minister Brokenshire says colleagues must rally behind PM May on Brexit

October 16, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – British housing minister James Brokenshire called on his government colleagues to rally behind Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan before a meeting of her top ministerial team on Tuesday
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Volvo warns some vehicle engines may exceed emission limits

Volvo warns some vehicle engines may exceed emission limits

October 16, 2018 By Esha Vaish STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s Volvo <VOLVb.ST> said on Tuesday an emissions control component used in its vehicles was degrading more quickly than expected, which could cause engines to exceed
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Macron moves ruling party chief to Interior Ministry in reshuffle

Macron moves ruling party chief to Interior Ministry in reshuffle

October 16, 2018 PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his government on Tuesday, naming loyalist and head of his ruling party Christophe Castaner to the post of interior minister. The reshuffle is an
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China defends ‘anti-extremism’ measures in Xinjiang as scrutiny mounts

China defends ‘anti-extremism’ measures in Xinjiang as scrutiny mounts

October 16, 2018 By Philip Wen and Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) – Vocational training is being used “to the greatest extent” in China’s far-western Xinjiang region to ensure militant activities are “eliminated before they occur,”
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Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official

Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official

October 16, 2018 By Tulay Karadeniz and Roberta Rampton ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times
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European shares bounce from 22-month low as earnings flow in; Volvo hit

European shares bounce from 22-month low as earnings flow in; Volvo hit

October 16, 2018 MILAN (Reuters) – European shares rose in early trading on Tuesday helped by stronger defensive stocks, as the focus turned to the start of the reporting season which is expected to deliver
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Dollar rises on firmer U.S. yields; yuan struggles

Dollar rises on firmer U.S. yields; yuan struggles

October 16, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar edged higher on Tuesday as firmer U.S. Treasury yields encouraged investors to buy the greenback after a recent drop with investors growing more bullish about its short-term
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Australian PM criticized for possibly recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Australian PM criticized for possibly recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital

October 16, 2018 By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election in four days, said on Tuesday Canberra was open to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,
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