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Strong quake off Turkish and Greek coasts kills two, injures dozens

Reuters / World

ANKARA/KOS, Greece (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake killed two people on the Greek holiday island of Kos in the early hours of Friday, also causing disruption in the Turkish tourist hub of Bodrum.

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UPDATE 3-Blackstone, CVC make their move as payment companies cash in

Reuters / UK

(Reuters) - A consortium of Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners has made a 2.86 billion pound ($3.71 billion) bid for payments processing company Paysafe Group, joining a growing number of deals in the sector.

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Hezbollah, Syria army launch offensive at Syrian-Lebanese border

Reuters / UK

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched an offensive to drive insurgents from their last foothold at the Syrian-Lebanese border on Friday, a pro-Damascus military commander said.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro surge to two-year high prompts stocks pause

Reuters / Markets

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro’s surge to an almost two-year high dominated financial markets on Friday, with most major stock exchanges consolidating after a second strong week of gains while those in mainland Europe dipped.

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Blast in China's Hangzhou city kills two, injures 55

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BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion on Friday at a shop by a busy street in the Chinese city of Hanghzou killed two people and injured 55, authorities in the area said.

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Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela

Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Many Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear would consolidate…

Thursday, Jul 20

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Wall St flat as home improvement retailers get Amazoned

Reuters / Finance

Stocks ended little changed as a deal between Sears and Amazon weighed on home improvement retailers while gains in Microsoft helped buoy the Nasdaq. Roselle Chen reports.

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Few compromises at Brexit talks, minister says UK can survive without deal

Reuters / UK

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain offered few compromises at their first full round of Brexit talks which ended on Thursday, and the pound fell on worries that British ministers were prepared to walk away without a…

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UPDATE 2-Citigroup, Deutsche Bank beef up Frankfurt presence in Brexit response

Reuters / UK

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two global banks, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank , are beefing up their presence in Frankfurt to deal with the impact of Britain leaving the European Union.

U.S. Senate Republicans complain of chaos in healthcare effort

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration…

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Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

Reuters / UK / World

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany told its citizens on Thursday to exercise caution if travelling to Turkey and threatened measures that could hinder German investment there, in a sign of growing impatience with a NATO ally after the detention of…

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One in eight people who voted for Trump having second thoughts: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters / Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they are not sure they would do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016…

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Sunshine lifts UK retail sales, points to brighter growth

LONDON (Reuters) - Sunny weather brought British shoppers out and led to stronger retail sales than expected in June, shaking off a gloomy start to the year and suggesting the broader economy may be regaining speed after an early 2017 lull.

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Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought

Reuters / UK

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on…

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Fintech charmed by Macron but reluctant to leave London for Paris

Reuters / UK

PARIS (Reuters) - France's fast-growing fintech sector is optimistic the country's dynamic new president will push it up the global rankings. But startups based in London do not yet seem ready to swap that key hub for Paris, even if they…

Wednesday, Jul 19

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Wall Street at new highs as tech breaches dot-com era record

Reuters / Markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs on Wednesday helped partly by technology stocks, which surpassed a long-standing mark, despite gains on the Dow being capped by a sharp drop in IBM shares.

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Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

Reuters

(Reuters) - On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia's security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of…

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks tally 9th day of gains as earnings pick up

Reuters / UK

Oil prices jump on surprisingly big U.S. inventory draws

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No quick results in Brexit talks, negotiators say

Reuters / UK

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British and EU negotiators will not announce major breakthroughs on Thursday in their public account of this week's first round of Brexit talks in Brussels, officials said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. appeals court voids Libor convictions of ex-London traders

Reuters / UK

NEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on

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Russia will struggle to turn on Siemens turbines in sanctions-bound Crimea

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia outfoxed European Union sanctions by delivering gas turbines made by Germany's Siemens to the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Now for the hard part, switching them on.

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France's armed forces chief resigns over Macron budget cuts

Reuters / UK / World

France's head of the armed forces resigned on Wednesday after a heated dispute with Emmanuel Macron over defense budget cuts. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.

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In camps and ruins, Mosul civilians' ordeal is far from over

Reuters / World

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The battle for Mosul is all but over after nine months of devastating urban warfare between government forces and Islamic State militants, but Iraqi civilians are suffering in a humanitarian crisis of monumental…

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Reckitt cuts the mustard with $4.2 billion food business sale

Reuters / UK

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. spices maker McCormick & Co Inc has won the battle to buy Reckitt Benckiser Group's North American food business, paying a higher than expected $4.2 billion to add extra seasonings and sauces.

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GSK looks to sell small UK Horlicks business -source

Reuters / UK

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is

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London Stock Exchange Group tests blockchain for private company shares

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange Group Plc has teamed up with IBM to build a blockchain-based platform to digitally issue private shares of small and medium enterprises in Italy.

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UPDATE 9-Republican push to end Obamacare collapses in U.S. Senate

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill former President…

Trump, Putin had previously undisclosed visit at G20 dinner

Reuters / World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official said on…

U.S. readies Venezuela sanctions, Maduro defies threat

Reuters

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing sanctions against several senior Venezuelan government figures, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to abort plans for a controversial…

Tuesday, Jul 18

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Doubts about Trump's agenda seen accelerating U.S. dollar decline

Reuters / UK / Markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The outlook for the U.S. dollar turned even more bearish on Tuesday after healthcare reform legislation again failed to pass in Congress, casting further doubt on whether the Trump administration will be able to…