Trump to nominate former Air Force general as top Asia diplomat

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department’s top...

On Brexit, Britain’s May urges EU to do ‘difficult deal’ once...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the other leaders of the European Union on Wednesday to help secure a Brexit agreement,...

EU leaders to meet on Brexit when enough progress reported: official

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders are ready to meet to finalize the terms of Britain’s withdrawal as soon as negotiations get close enough,...

Austria’s Kurz still optimistic on Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Theresa May had not provided other EU leaders with new...
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Linde-Praxair merger set to win U.S. FTC clearance: Manager Magazin

By Ludwig Burger FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Industrial gases group Praxair <PX.N> and Linde <LIN1.DE> are set to win U.S. antitrust approval for their planned $86...

Eurogroup chief says euro zone will cope with Italy’s draft budget

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The euro zone has shown great resilience during the sovereign debt crisis and will be able also to cope with the...

European shares edges up as earnings flurry quells Fed angst

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares opened slightly higher on Thursday as a flurry of corporate trading updates somewhat quelled fears of fast-rising U.S. interest...

Takeda gets Japan’s approval for $62 billion Shire purchase

(Reuters) – Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd <4502.T> said on Thursday Japan’s Fair Trade Commission had approved its $62 billion acquisition of Shire Plc <SHP.L>,...
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Science, Technology & Internet

France’s OVH to triple spending to take on Google, Amazon in...

By Mathieu Rosemain and Gwénaëlle Barzic PARIS (Reuters) – French cloud computing company OVH plans to triple investment in the coming years to take on...

South Korea’s taxi drivers protest against plans for carpool service

By Haejin Choi and Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a massive rally on Thursday in Seoul, the...

Tax byte: Africans fear trend towards levies on data, services

By Elias Biryabarema and Joe Bavier KAMPALA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The brisk business Julius Kirya did from his cash transfer kiosk in the Ugandan capital has...

Entertainment & Celebrities

Noel Gallagher scoops two prizes at music Q Awards

LONDON (Reuters) – British rocker Noel Gallagher triumphed at the Q Awards in London on Wednesday, scooping two prizes at the annual ceremony hosted...

Roseanne calls TV death ‘morbid,’ audience slumps for ‘The Conners’

By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roseanne Barr called the way her character was killed off “grim and morbid” and television viewers stayed away...

MTV reboots ‘The Real World’ series on Facebook in studio push

By Kenneth Li (Reuters) – Viewers may finally be able to vote the next Puck, the notoriously obnoxious housemate of “MTV’s The Real World,” off...

Sports

Former USAG chief accused of evidence tampering

The former president and CEO of scandal-marred USA Gymnastics was arrested Wednesday in Tennessee, accused in a warrant of tampering with evidence in the...

NHL roundup: Niskanen’s OT goal sends Caps past Rangers

Matt Niskanen scored with 2:42 left in overtime to give the host Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday...

Bradley, Red Sox bash Astros for 3-1 ALCS lead

Jackie Bradley Jr. struck the decisive blow for a third consecutive game, and the Boston Red Sox inched one win closer to claiming the...

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No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money. A man working...

Beyond Brexit: EU fetes Asian leaders in message to Trump

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will seek Asian support for free trade, the Iran nuclear deal and combating global warming at a regional summit on Thursday...
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Norway police appeals against order to release Russian spy suspect

OSLO (Reuters) – A Norwegian court said on Thursday a Russian who is suspected of spying should be released from detention but police filed an appeal against the ruling,...

Lebanon president says government will be formed ‘very soon’

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Thursday a government would be formed “very soon”. Political stalemate has prevented the country’s leaders from forming a government, more than...

Britain open to longer Brexit transition but sees no need for it: May

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – London is willing to discuss an extension of the transition period after Britain leaves the European Union, without ever planning to use it, British Prime Minister...