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S&P 500 nears record high after upbeat earnings

The S&P 500 index moved closer to its record high on Tuesday, as a clutch of better-than-expected earnings reports eased concerns about a slowdown, sparking a broad-based rally.


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Posted 2019/04/23 19:07:47

World stocks rally, near U.S. record highs, oil gains

Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday as the U.S. Nasdaq and S&P 500 stock indexes marched toward record highs, while European energy shares posted their biggest daily gain since January as crude prices surged.


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Posted 2019/04/23 19:05:07

Islamic State claims Sri Lanka blasts, as government says probe making progress

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.


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Posted 2019/04/23 18:16:37

Kushner says Mueller probe damaged U.S. more than Russia did

White House advisor and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 election harmed U.S. democracy more than Moscow's interference did.


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Posted 2019/04/23 18:14:02

Former U.S. vice president Biden to announce 2020 election run on Thursday

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday that he is seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 2020 election, a source familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2019/04/23 18:01:31

Kushner says has urged Saudi prince to be transparent about Khashoggi killing

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday he had urged Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to be transparent about the circumstances surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


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Posted 2019/04/23 16:54:38

Sri Lanka president to change defense heads after attacks

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said he expects to change the heads of the country's defense forces within a day following their failure to prevent suicide bombs that killed over 300 people, despite the fact they had prior information about the attacks.


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Posted 2019/04/23 16:19:14

Ex-USC soccer coach to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

A former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach has agreed to plead guilty to engaging in a racketeering scheme in which she accepted bribes to help wealthy parents get their children into the school as part of the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history.


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Posted 2019/04/23 15:42:23

Christchurch attack survivors offered New Zealand residency

New Zealand will grant permanent residency to all survivors of the mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed, it said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2019/04/23 15:25:20

Upbeat earnings boost Wall Street

U.S. stocks edged higher on Tuesday, as upbeat results from Coca-Cola, Twitter and a host of industrial companies allayed investor concerns about slowing profits.


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Posted 2019/04/23 14:54:25

Exclusive: After U.S. sanctions, Venezuela seeks to collect some oil payments via Rosneft

(This April 18 story corrects to make clear Reuters could not determine payments were made under the proposed arrangement, removes reference to Evrofinance Mosnarbank and clarifies that experts see no violation of sanctions)


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Posted 2019/04/23 14:52:33

Alcohol shops in Mosul reopen two years after its recapture from IS

Almost two years after Iraqi forces recaptured the city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS), small shops selling alcohol are reopening their doors and new ones are appearing. 


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Posted 2019/04/23 14:37:25

Sri Lanka blasts were revenge for New Zealand mosque killings: minister

Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the coordinated blasts that killed 321 people.


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Posted 2019/04/23 13:47:16

Exclusive: Sri Lanka warned of threat hours before suicide attacks - sources

By Shihar Aneez, Ranga Sirilal, Joe Brock and Sanjeev Miglani


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Posted 2019/04/23 13:47:16

FBI assisting Sri Lanka authorities with probe of bomb attacks: FBI

The FBI is assisting Sri Lankan authorities with their investigation of the bomb attacks over the Easter weekend on three churches and four hotels, a spokeswoman for the U.S. law enforcement agency said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2019/04/23 13:35:52

Wall Street opens higher as technology shares gain

U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, led by gains in technology stocks and upbeat earnings from a handful of companies including Coca-Cola and Twitter.


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Posted 2019/04/23 13:34:31

Sri Lanka PM believes attacks had Islamic State links

Sri Lanka's prime minister said on Tuesday said he believed the Easter day attacks had links to Islamic State, after the militant group claimed responsibility for the bombings in which more than 300 were killed.


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Posted 2019/04/23 13:16:45

Stocks splutter as oil races to near six-month high

Oil prices jumped to near six-month highs on Tuesday as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran, giving energy company shares their best day since January but doing surprisingly little for the main petrocurrencies.


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Posted 2019/04/23 12:40:22

Sri Lanka bomb attacks were revenge for New Zealand mosque killings: minister

Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for recent deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to have been behind Sunday's blasts.


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Posted 2019/04/23 11:24:59

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group's AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2019/04/23 11:24:59