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Global stocks slide, yen jumps, as trade war fears grip markets


LONDON (Reuters) - The threat of a global trade war sent stock markets sliding and investors rushing for the safety of currencies like the yen and government bonds on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump announced tariffs on up to $60…

Europeans eye Russian expulsions over UK spy attack

Reuters / UK

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Several European governments moved closer on Friday to expelling Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain, which ordered out 23 "undeclared intelligence agents" after a nerve agent attack on a former Russian…


'Human scum and bloodsucker': Bolton's White House appointment fans worries over hawkish record in Asia

Reuters / UK

SEOUL (Reuters) - Once rejected by North Korea as "human scum," U.S. President Donald Trump's latest pick for national security adviser has called for regime change in North Korea, prompting worries in Asia ahead of a historic summit…


UPDATE 4-Steve Wynn sells stake in company he founded, Macau casino Galaxy buys in


(Reuters) - Steve Wynn, the former chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd, has disposed his entire 11.8 percent stake in the firm for $2.1 billion in a dramatic exit of the casino and hotel enterprise he founded over 16 years ago.


Trade fears loom as Samsung Electronics shareholders approve stock split

Reuters / Technology

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd shareholders approved a stock split on Friday making it easier for retail shareholders to hold shares in the tech giant, at an annual meeting also dogged by concerns about global trade tensions.

Thursday, Mar 22


Syria rebels depart eastern Ghouta town on government buses in first surrender

Reuters / World

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian rebels withdrew in busloads from a town in eastern Ghouta on Thursday and handed it over to the army, the first such surrender since one of the fiercest campaigns of the seven-year war began more than a…

Russian agent may have limited mental capacity after nerve attack

Reuters / World

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A military-grade nerve toxin attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have left them with compromised mental capacity and it is unclear whether they will recover, a British judge…


Zuckerberg apologises for Facebook mistakes with user data, vows curbs

Reuters / Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologised on Wednesday for mistakes his company made in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users, and promised tougher steps to restrict developers'…


UPDATE 2-Self-driving car industry confronts trust issues after Uber crash

Reuters / UK

(Reuters) - The fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car cranks up pressure on the self-driving vehicle industry to prove its software and sensors are safe in the absence of strong government standards, experts in the field said.


Police fire teargas as strikes challenge Macron across France

Reuters / UK

PARIS (Reuters) - Police scuffled with protesters in Paris and fired teargas and water cannon in the western city of Nantes as strikes broke out across France on Thursday in a challenge to President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms.

Steve Wynn cuts stake in Wynn Resorts, becomes No. 3 holder


(Reuters) - Steve Wynn, the former chief executive of Wynn Resorts Ltd , has lowered his stake in the casino operator to about 7.8 percent from 11.78 percent, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday.

Global Markets: Dollar, shares buffeted by trade war worries

Reuters / Finance

LONDON (Reuters) - The threat of a global trade war and a steady message from the Federal Reserve on U.S. interest rates pushed the dollar to its lowest in over a month on Thursday and took Europe's main share markets into the red.


China calls the U.S. a repeat abuser of world trade rules


China accuses the United States of "repeatedly abusing" trade practices, as Beijing braces for an imminent announcement from U.S. President Donald Trump slapping more tariffs on Chinese imports.


Future of TV in balance as AT&T, Time Warner plead merger case

Reuters / Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fans will be glued to the "March Madness" college basketball tournament as the joint owner of rights for the games, Time Warner Inc, goes before a judge on Thursday to defend a proposed takeover by AT&T Inc.


Corrected - BlackBerry to provide software for Jaguar Land Rover vehicles

(Corrects headline and first paragraph to remove reference to electric vehicles, drops reference to autonomous-driving technology in paragraph 2)

Assad closer to Ghouta victory, as some rebels prepare to quit

Reuters / World

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The Syrian government moved closer to ending rebel resistance in eastern Ghouta as civilians streamed out of one of its besieged, bomb-battered towns on Thursday and insurgents prepared to surrender another.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar slips after Fed decision, trade worries shackle shares


TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar slipped on Thursday after the Federal Reserve held back from increasing the pace of this year's rate hikes, while worries over an impending announcement on trade tariffs from U.S. President Donald Trump…


Peru prosecutors seek to bar toppled president from leaving country - source

Reuters / World

LIMA (Reuters) - Anti-graft prosecutors in Peru on Wednesday asked a judge to bar President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from leaving the South American country hours after he announced his resignation in the face of near-certain impeachment, a…


Trump defends congratulatory phone call to Putin

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his congratulations to Vladimir Putin on the Russian president's disputed re-election victory on Wednesday, saying he wants Putin's help in solving crises from North Korea to…


As more ultra-long-haul flights lift off, prices for other routes sink

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ultra-long flights like the 17-hour non-stop service Australia's Qantas is launching from Perth to London on Saturday are doing more than stretching aircraft ranges - they are lowering ticket prices for more…

Wednesday, Mar 21


The Weinstein Company declares bankruptcy

U.S. film and TV studio, The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have…


EU proposes online turnover tax for big tech firms

Reuters / UK

The European Commission has proposed rules to make digital companies pay their fair share of tax, with U.S. tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon set to foot a large chunk of the bill. Matthew Larotonda reports.


Sparks fly in Moscow as Russia, Britain trade accusations over spy poisoning

Reuters / UK / World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Britain accused Moscow on Wednesday of running an assassination programme to eliminate its enemies, while Russia said Britain may itself have orchestrated the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and…

Beaten-down valuations tempt brave investors into UK retail

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Syrian rebels agree to evacuate town in Ghouta - sources

Reuters / World

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels will evacuate a besieged town in eastern Ghouta, opposition sources and officials and a military media unit run by the government's ally Hezbollah said on Wednesday, the first such deal in the last rebel…


Dropbox hikes IPO price range

Reuters / Technology

Dropbox, the first big tech IPO of this year, raised its price range by $2. As Fred Katayama reports, that suggests the cloud storage firm will be valued at up to nearly $8 billion.


Israel admits bombing suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007


Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.


Minnesota officer charged with murdering Australian to appear in court


MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman in July was expected to make his initial court appearance on Wednesday, the day after he was charged with murder.


Global fund managers eye trillion dollar pension business in China

Reuters / UK

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Global asset managers are lobbying Beijing to offer tax benefits and other incentives to entice China's aging population to invest in mutual funds for their retirement, as funds eye a multi-trillion dollar opportunity…


Insight: A tale of two hotels: Italy's bad loan sales hang in the balance


MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - The Hotel Dei Dogi, a lagoon-side palazzo in Venice, will be renovated in the autumn for the first time in 20 years after a U.S. investment firm snapped up the debts of its family owners, confident of selling it…