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Bulgaria president vetoes $1.26 billion deal for F-16 fighter jets

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Tuesday vetoed a deal to buy eight new Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets, describing a lack...

U.N. says war in Yemen is ’eminently resolvable’

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – The war in Yemen can be stopped because the warring sides still support a U.N. peace deal brokered in...

Economist’s double life on the frontline of Georgia’s street protests

By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) – Shota Dighmelashvili leads a double life. By day, the 33-year-old Georgian economist edits a business magazine, but after work...

Anglophone prisoners riot in Cameroon amid separatist crisis

YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Cameroonian security forces moved into the capital’s central prison overnight to put down an uprising by inmates protesting at the government’s...

Slain Russian gay-rights activist had received threats: campaigner

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian activist for LGBT rights who was fatally stabbed in St Petersburg had regularly received death threats and reported them...

Spain’s Sanchez loses first bid to be confirmed as PM, eyes...

By Belén Carreño and Ingrid Melander MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez failed on Tuesday in a first attempt to get parliament’s backing...
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France’s parliament approves EU-Canada deal with small majority

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s parliament approved on Tuesday the EU-Canada trade agreement with a relatively small majority, meaning that a significant part of President...

More than 200 jobs at risk from RBS call center closure:...

(Reuters) – British trade union Unite said on Tuesday that the closure of Royal Bank of Scotland’s Brunswick Gate customer contact center in Southampton...

French carmaker Peugeot to seek European company legal status

PARIS (Reuters) – French carmaker Peugeot <PEUP.PA> said it would be looking to take up the formal legal status of being a European company,...

EU has 35 billion euro list ready if U.S. hits EU...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union would retaliate with extra duties on 35 billion euros ($39.1 billion) worth of U.S. goods if Washington went...

IMF lowers global growth forecasts as trade, Brexit uncertainties persist

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast for global growth this year and next, warning that more...

Bank of England’s Haldane ‘very cautious’ about cutting rates

SCUNTHORPE, England (Reuters) – Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane said he would be very wary about lowering interest rates unless there is...
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Japan’s Marubeni backs blockchain crowd-sourcing platform for solar, wind farms

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Japan’s Marubeni Corp <8002.T> has agreed to back a blockchain power purchasing platform, WePower, that is looking to establish itself in...

Daimler, Bosch get approval to test driverless valet parking

BERLIN (Reuters) – Daimler and auto supplier Bosch will start valet parking using autonomous driving technology in Stuttgart, Germany, after local authorities gave the...

UK’s IQE sees sales hit from U.S.-China trade war

(Reuters) – Britain’s IQE Plc said on Tuesday its sales had been hit by the trade war between Beijing and Washington, while reporting a...

Tighter rules hammer IG Group’s annual profit

(Reuters) – Online trading platform IG Group Holdings on Tuesday reported a slump of almost a third in its earnings for the year, hurt...

Norsk Hydro sees higher cost of cyber attack as second quarter...

OSLO (Reuters) – Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, said a cyber attack it sustained in March would cost it more...

Britain delays judgment on Huawei’s role in 5G networks

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Monday postponed its decision on whether Huawei could participate in next-generation 5G telecoms networks until there was a...
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Defending champion Thomas crashes again in Tour de France

NIMES, France (Reuters) – Defending Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas suffered his third crash in this year’s race when he hit the ground...

Sun wins 200 freestyle title after Rapsys disqualified

By Peter Rutherford GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – China’s Sun Yang was handed the men’s 200 meters freestyle world title on Tuesday after Lithuanian Danas...

Ledecky illness shocks world championships

By Peter Rutherford GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – Katie Ledecky’s withdrawal from the 200 and 1,500 meters freestyle put a huge dampener on the third...