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Growth woes, trade tension douse rally in Asian shares

Asian stocks stepped back from near eight-month highs on Thursday and the dollar eased as cautious European and U.S. central banks reinforced investors' worries about the slowing global economy and trade protectionism.


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Posted 2019/04/11 08:49:32

Exclusive: Ghosn, suffering from kidney failure, was arrested illegally - defense document

Carlos Ghosn's "illegal" arrest has interrupted his care for chronic kidney failure, which the former Nissan Motor boss suffers from as a result of treatment for high cholesterol, his defense alleged in documents seen by Reuters on Thursday.


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Posted 2019/04/11 08:42:44

U.S., China agree to establish trade deal enforcement offices: Mnuchin

The United States and China have largely agreed on a mechanism to police any trade agreement they reach, including establishing new "enforcement offices," U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2019/04/11 08:22:03

China says discussed remaining issues with U.S. trade negotiators

China's commerce ministry said on Thursday that senior trade negotiators from the United States and China discussed the remaining issues in a phone call following the last round of talks in Washington.


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Posted 2019/04/11 08:21:49

China receives request for review of anti-dumping tariffs on U.S. distillers grains

China's commerce ministry said on Thursday that it received an application seeking a review of Beijing's anti-dumping tariffs on imports of distillers grains (DDGS) from the United States.


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Posted 2019/04/11 08:19:32

EU gives May till October for Brexit, seeking clarity

European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to leave the bloc, more than Prime Minister Theresa May says she needs but less than many in the bloc wanted, thanks to fierce resistance from France.


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Posted 2019/04/11 08:10:55

German conservative: A longer Brexit extension would have been better

A longer Brexit extension would have been better, a senior German conservative said on Thursday, after European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to leave the bloc.


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Posted 2019/04/11 07:53:28

Apple adds Foxconn, chip suppliers to clean energy program

Apple Inc said on Thursday it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers using only clean energy for production work, including two that assemble and make the processor chips for the iPhone.


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Posted 2019/04/11 07:06:55

No-deal Brexit remains possible, says French government spokeswoman

A "no-deal" Brexit remains a possibility, French government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye told French TV station CNews on Thursday.


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Posted 2019/04/11 05:41:41

Brexit: German minister says all options for Britain on the table

Germany's EU Affairs Minister Michael Roth said on Thursday all options are on the table for Britain after European Union leaders gave London six more months to leave the bloc.


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Posted 2019/04/11 04:51:50

Wall Street ekes out gains as investors shrug off Fed minutes

Technology stocks led Wall Street slightly higher on Wednesday, as U.S. inflation data proved to be benign and the minutes from the Federal Reserve's March meeting were unsurprising.


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Posted 2019/04/10 20:43:35

Stocks, euro inch higher on ECB stance

The euro rose and world stock markets edged higher on Wednesday amid tame U.S. inflation data and as the European Central Bank left its ultra-easy policy stance unchanged but warned that economic risks remained to the downside.


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Posted 2019/04/10 20:41:14

Snap! Jolly Merkel breaks Brexit summit ice with May

Angela Merkel says she is determined that Brexit must not poison relations between Britain and the European Union and went out of her way at a crisis summit on Wednesday to show her lighter side to Theresa May.


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Posted 2019/04/10 20:36:59

Brexit delay could extend term of Juncker Commission: EU official

European Union officials are considering an extension of the EU commission's mandate should Britain be granted a long delay to its planned exit date, a senior official said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2019/04/10 20:14:22

No-deal Brexit not the worst option, French official says

A departure of Britain from the EU without a deal might be preferable than obstruction of EU operations by the British if they were to remain a member against their will, a spokesman for French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2019/04/10 20:04:05

U.S. Senate bill to mandate disclosure of nuclear power approvals involving other nations

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators will introduce legislation on Wednesday mandating that the executive branch disclose details about authorizations it gives companies on sharing sensitive nuclear energy information with countries looking to build reactors.


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Posted 2019/04/10 19:58:18

Minnesota arrests 58 in child sex sting during NCAA Final Four weekend

Minnesota authorities arrested 58 people accused of attempting to solicit children for sex or for trafficking in a sting operation staged during the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament, state authorities said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2019/04/10 19:50:07

Trump says he spoke to Netanyahu to congratulate him on election win

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory.


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Posted 2019/04/10 19:27:58

UK PM May open to longer Brexit delay if it can be cut short: EU officials

Prime Minister Theresa May signaled to other EU leaders on Wednesday she was open to accepting a longer Brexit delay if she could cut it short, EU officials said, describing her performance at a summit as "more solid than usual".


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Posted 2019/04/10 19:15:11

EU steps up defenses against British meddling during Brexit extension: draft

European Union will have more meetings without Britain and will demand the country refrains from undermining the bloc "in particular when participating in the decision-making processes" during an extension, according to updated draft conclusions.


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Posted 2019/04/10 19:14:37