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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

ROME (Reuters) - More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said.


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Posted 2017/04/14 19:26:09

French presidential race tightens further as vote looms

PARIS (Reuters) - France's presidential race looked tighter than it has all year on Friday, nine days before voting begins, as two polls put the four frontrunners within reach of a two-person run-off vote.


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Posted 2017/04/14 18:53:56

Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide kills six, engulfs dozens of houses

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A rubbish dump landslide in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo killed at least six and injured 11, hospital sources said on Friday, as emergency workers dug into the mountain of trash to save survivors buried in dozens of houses.


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Posted 2017/04/14 18:27:42

French presidential race tightens further as vote looms

PARIS (Reuters) - France's presidential election race looked tighter than it has all year on Friday, just over a week before voting opens as a new opinion poll put the four leading candidates only three percentage points apart.


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Posted 2017/04/14 09:59:39

Asian shares, won move south on worries over North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese and South Korean shares fell while the won currency came under pressure on Friday, as rising tensions in the Korean peninsula dented confidence in the world's economy.


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Posted 2017/04/14 07:09:47

Biggest share of UK lenders since 2008 plan to tighten supply of consumer credit - Bank of England

LONDON, (Reuters) - More British lenders plan to rein in the supply of credit to consumers in the next three months than at any time since the 2008/09 financial crisis, according to a Bank of England survey that may add to concerns about the economic outlook ahead of Brexit.


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Posted 2017/04/14 01:24:30

Chemical weapons experts in Turkey to investigate; UK confirms sarin use

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Global chemical weapons investigators have gone to Turkey to collect samples as part of an inquiry into an alleged chemical weapons attack in neighbouring Syria last week that killed 87 people.


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Posted 2017/04/13 19:38:50

German judge authorises arrest of Iraqi detained after Dortmund blasts

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German judge authorised on Thursday the arrest of a 26-year-old Iraqi man detained after an attack on a bus carrying players of a soccer team, and prosecutors said they believed he was a member of Islamic State.


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Posted 2017/04/13 19:10:57

Japanese, U.S. navies plan joint show of force towards North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's navy plans a joint show of force with the U.S. Navy's USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group as it steams towards the Korean peninsula aimed at deterring secretive North Korean regime from further missile tests, two sources said.


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Posted 2017/04/12 04:14:26

Investors seek safe harbours in yen, gold, bonds on North Korea, Syria tensions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Investors ducked for cover on Wednesday as a drumbeat of alarming geopolitical news sent the safe-haven yen and gold to five-month highs and yields on top-rated sovereign bonds to their lowest for the year so far.


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Posted 2017/04/12 03:20:19

Blasts hit Borussia Dortmund team bus, leaving player hurt

DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund's team bus was attacked with explosives on Tuesday shortly before the start of their Champions League clash with AS Monaco, injuring defender Marc Bartra and forcing the match to be postponed by a day.


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Posted 2017/04/12 01:25:19

Macron, Le Pen hold French election lead but investors eye Melenchon surge

PARIS (Reuters) - French centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen clung on as frontrunners in France's tight presidential race on Tuesday, but the unpredictable outcome is pushing some pollsters to calculate the most extreme runoff scenarios.


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Posted 2017/04/12 01:06:03

SWIFT to introduce tool to spot fraudulent inter-bank messages

LONDON (Reuters) - Interbank messaging service SWIFT, which is used to transfer trillions of dollars between banks every day, will launch a new tool to spot fraudulent messages, seeking to restore trust in the system after millions of dollars were stolen in cyber raids.


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Posted 2017/04/12 00:30:49

CME Group, Royal Mint test blockchain-based gold trading platform

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago-based exchange CME Group Inc and Britain's Royal Mint have started testing a blockchain-based platform for trading gold, as more projects using the emerging technology come closer to deployment.


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Posted 2017/04/11 22:58:25

Honing Brexit campaign, EU takes aim at UK residence red tape

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should tell London to cut red tape that makes it hard for EU expats to confirm their residence in Britain, senior EU officials said after a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday to prepare for Brexit talks.


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Posted 2017/04/11 19:59:02

Oil rises, Treasury yields fall on political risk view

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil futures rose on Monday due to uncertainty on the situation in Syria, one of several risk concerns that helped cap stock gains and send U.S. Treasury yields down along with the U.S. dollar.


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Posted 2017/04/10 20:51:42

Malala receives highest U.N. honour to promote girls education

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai a U.N. Messenger of Peace on Monday to promote girls education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her school bus in 2012.


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Posted 2017/04/10 20:48:47

Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected Islamic State militants in a shootout on Monday as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians, the Interior Ministry said.


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Posted 2017/04/10 20:38:10

Gunman kills woman, wounds two students, kills self in California classroom

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) - A man opened fire with a pistol in a classroom at a Southern California elementary school on Monday, fatally shooting a woman presumed to be the teacher and wounding two children before killing himself.


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Posted 2017/04/10 20:34:10

Sweden falls silent to honour truck attack victims

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Prime Minister said on Monday the country would never yield to terrorism, as he led a minute's silence for those killed and injured when a truck driver mowed down pedestrians on a Stockholm shopping street.


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Posted 2017/04/10 19:59:26