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Germany spends record 23 billion euros on refugees: document

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany spent a record 23 billion euros ($25.65 billion) last year on helping to integrate more than one million refugees and...

Britain prepares for new spying law after Salisbury poisoning

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is preparing to bring in a new spying law and is considering updating treason legislation to counter the threat from...

Is Britain’s Hunt going for PM May’s job?: “We have to...

GENEVA (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt declined to say on Monday whether he would run for Prime Minister Theresa May’s job, adding...

Deutsche Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by U.S. President...

Frenchman sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Indonesia

MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) – An Indonesian court sentenced a French national to death on Monday for drug trafficking, his lawyer said, after prosecutors had...

Britain tells Iran: Do not provoke the United States or Trump...

GENEVA (Reuters) – Britain told Iran on Monday not to underestimate the resolve of the United States, warning that if American interests were attacked...
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FCC, Sprint, T-Mobile to announce agreement on deal: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc on Monday will announce a series of changes to their $26 billion deal, while U.S. regulators...

Tainted oil hits Russian revenues but rouble immune for now

By Elena Fabrichnaya, Andrey Ostroukh and Gleb Gorodyankin MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia suffered a $1 billion shortfall in export revenues in the first two weeks...

European financial system remains fragile, fragmented: ECB’s De Cos

LONDON (Reuters) – The European financial system remains fragile and fragmented due to the close relationship between sovereigns and banks, European Central Bank policymaker...

German economy unlikely to keep growth pace in second quarter: Bundesbank

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German economy is likely to lose some steam in the second quarter after it posted a solid growth rate in...

Exclusive: Western buyers freeze Russian payments over dirty oil outage

By Olga Yagova, Dmitry Zhdannikov and Gleb Gorodyankin MOSCOW (Reuters) – Total and ENI have stopped payments to the Russian firms who sold them contaminated...

Refineries must agree division of tainted oil to clear pipeline: PKN

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland cannot get clean oil from Russia until refineries have agreed how to divide the contaminated oil still in the Druzhba...
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Infineon suspends shipments to Huawei: Nikkei

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German chipmaker Infineon has suspended shipments to Huawei Technologies, in a sign that Washington’s crackdown on the Chinese tech company is...

STMicroelectronics declines to comment on Nikkei report on Huawei shipments

PARIS (Reuters) – STMicroelectronics declined to comment on Monday on a report in the Nikkei Asian Review that said it was set to have...

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for ‘about a week’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A SpaceX launch already scrubbed once due to inclement weather was postponed again nearly 24 hours later on Thursday,...

Genus shares surge on deal to market gene-edited pigs in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – British livestock genetics firm Genus agreed on Thursday to license its know-how on virus-resistant pigs to Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co Ltd,...

SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk’s Starlink internet service

By Joey Roulette CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX was due to launch 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit on Wednesday, part of...

Telecom Italia and Vodafone to sign deal to merge towers in...

MILAN (Reuters) – A deal to merge Vodafone’s tower infrastructure in Italy into INWIT, the mast group 60 percent owned by Telecom Italia...
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Athletics: French prosecutor calls for Diack to stand trial – source

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s financial prosecutor has recommended that Lamine Diack, the former president of world athletics ruling body the IAAF, and his son...

Provisional standings launched for inaugural ATP Cup in 2020

(Reuters) – The ATP Cup’s provisional standings were launched on Monday as countries vie to be among the 24 teams set to take part...

Motor racing: W Series leader Chadwick joins Williams F1 in development...

LONDON (Reuters) – Jamie Chadwick, leader of the women’s W Series, celebrated her 21st birthday on Monday with a new role as development driver...