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U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos...

China complains about Pentagon report, says it is ‘pure guesswork’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China’s military was ...

First a wedding, then hard work: Putin to visit Germany’s Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday for talks about the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria,...

China’s top diplomat says cooperation with Iran to continue: Xinhua

(Reuters) – China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State...

Judge for ex-Trump aide Manafort case will not release jurors’ information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The judge in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort said on Friday that he would...

Loser in Mali election files appeal to overturn results

BAMAKO (Reuters) – The losing candidate in Mali’s presidential election, Soumaila Cisse, said on Friday that he has lodged an appeal with the country’s...
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Thyssenkrupp’s interim chairman says structure is not sacrosanct: Focus

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Thyssenkrupp’s <TKAG.DE> workers are prepared to do their part in the ongoing restructuring of the embattled conglomerate, its interim chairman and...

S&P affirms Hungary’s sovereign rating

(Reuters) – Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s affirmed Hungary’s “BBB-/A-3” credit rating on Friday, citing the country’s surplus external position and substantial net foreign...

Exclusive: ValueAct invests $800 million in financial stocks in second quarter...

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) – Activist hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management boosted investments in financial stocks by more than $800 million during the second...

UK court issues asset freeze order against Russia’s Vozrozhdenie Bank: law...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Commercial Court in London has ordered a freeze of assets owned by brothers Dmitry and Alexei Ananyev, secured against Russia’s...

Goldman faces U.K. probe over reporting practices: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N> is facing a probe from U.K. regulators over its reporting practices tied to new rules in European...

Investors query funding costs at a private Tesla

By Carl O’Donnell and Ross Kerber NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – Several Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> shareholders have told Reuters they are concerned that the electric car...
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Turk Telekom, Turkey’s Vestel clinch deal after Erdogan call to snub...

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish fixed-line operator Turk Telekom said on Friday that it clinched a cooperation deal with Vestel after President Tayyip Erdogan called...

Angry Birds maker Rovio posts sharply lower quarterly profit

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Rovio Entertainment <ROVIO.HE>, the maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile game series, reported a sharply lower quarterly profit on Friday due...

Serbia turns to tech industry to fight economic stagnation

By Aleksandar Vasovic BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia, a country that claims inventor Nikola Tesla as one of its most famous sons, is looking to technology...

From blue lipstick to Facebook Live, home shopping networks refine their...

By Melissa Fares WEST CHESTER, Pa. (Reuters) – The Home Shopping Network is getting an image makeover. A U.S. television network where shoppers can buy everything...

U.S. warns on Russia’s new space weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States voiced deep concern on Tuesday about Russia’s pursuit of weapons including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites...

Unilever to use JD.com to move products across China

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chinese ecommerce firm JD.com has agreed a deal with Unilever to move products like Lipton’s tea and Lux soap between warehouses...

Federer beats Mayer, to face Wawrinka in quarter-finals

(Reuters) – World number two Roger Federer, bidding for his eighth Cincinnati Masters title, outlasted Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-1 7-6(6) in the third...

Halep downs Barty to move into quarter-finals

(Reuters) – World number one Simona Halep began a busy day by beating Australia’s Ashleigh Barty 7-5 6-4 in the Cincinnati Masters third round...

Tite brings in young blood for Brazil soccer friendlies in USA

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira and Barcelona’s Artur are among the new names in a much-changed Brazil squad for upcoming...