German SPD chief wants to extend arms export halt to Saudi

BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), junior partners in conservative Angela Merkel’s coalition, wants to extend a freeze on arms...

Israeli campaign ad seeks to make political point with ‘Fascism’ perfume

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An election campaign video starring Israel’s far-right justice minister spoofs perfume ads to sell her political priorities, but has a strong...

In Brexit chaos, UK eurosceptics see dream ticket: new leader, new...

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – In a week when Brexit was plunged into deeper uncertainty, eurosceptics in Theresa May’s Conservative Party are eyeing their...

Robots compete with child jockeys in Egyptian camel races

By Amr Dalsh ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Remote-controlled robot jockeys lined up at a major camel racing festival in northeastern Egypt, as owners came under...
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Business & Economy

French finance minister cuts 2019 growth forecast to 1.4 percent

PARIS (Reuters) – The French economy should grow about 1.4 percent this year, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday, revising down the...

Foreign funds cash up after Ukraine debt surge to sit out...

By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) – A wave of new year optimism toward emerging markets lifted Ukraine’s sovereign bonds to multi-month highs just weeks before...

German military helicopters get ‘mandatory’ funding in budget plan

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German military helicopter tender likely to be fought out between U.S. arms makers Lockheed Martin and Boeing will get “mandatory”...

U.S. hits Venezuela with new sanctions on state-run mining company

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday imposed a fresh round of sanctions on Venezuela as part of its ongoing efforts to squeeze...
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Trump says will check claim social media chief blocked by Facebook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will look into Facebook’s apparent decision to block public comments by White...

Trump says big tech supports Democrats but he will win re-election...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the big tech platforms, Facebook, YouTube owner Google and Twitter, were on the side...

Israeli agriculture tech fund Copia raises $27 million

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Copia Agro and Food Technologies Fund said on Tuesday it raised $27 million in a funding from institutional and private...

Entertainment & Celebrities

Dick Dale, surf guitar pioneer, dies at 81

By Bill Trott (Reuters) – Dick Dale, who became known as “king of the surf guitar” with a twangy rapid-fire, reverb-heavy sound that he said...

Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ conquers again with $69 million

By Rebecca Rubin LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Newcomers were no match for Disney’s “Captain Marvel” at the domestic box office. The superhero blockbuster soared past...

Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Egypt’s pyramids

By Nadine Awadalla CAIRO (Reuters) – Californian group Red Hot Chili Peppers played in front of Egypt’s great pyramids of Giza on Friday, entertaining...

Sports

Report: Trout close to $430 million extension with Angels

Mike Trout is on the verge of a 12-year, $430 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels, ESPN reported Tuesday. Trout, 27, is a...

Japan Olympic Committee chief Takeda stepping down after term ends

TOKYO (Reuters) – The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, said on Tuesday he will step down from his position when his current...

NHL roundup: Lightning capture Presidents’ Trophy

Tampa Bay earned its first-ever Presidents’ Trophy, and Steven Stamkos set a franchise record for the most goals as the Lightning beat the visiting...

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EU must weigh cost and benefit of any Brexit delay: Barnier

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Any Brexit delay would cause economic and political costs for the European Union, which must be weighed carefully against potential benefits, the bloc’s chief...

Don’t take this North Korea guidebook with you, warns publisher

By John Irish and Noémie Olive PARIS (Reuters) – A French publisher has produced a rare guide to North Korea, highlighting its history, cultural wealth and beautiful landscapes but advising...
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German court hands partial victory to critics of U.S. drone deaths in Yemen

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government must ensure any support provided by a U.S. military base in Germany for U.S. drone strikes in Yemen complies with international law, a...

Trump says looking at NATO membership for Brazil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was strongly looking at NATO membership or some other alliance for Brazil as he welcomed Brazilian President Jair...
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U.S. investor jailed by Russia tells Washington to keep distance: prison monitor

By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) – A prominent U.S. investor being held in Russia on embezzlement charges has asked U.S. diplomats not to defend him because he is worried about...