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U.S. Interior Department watchdog faults Zinke’s travel practices: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department’s watchdog agency has said in a report that sending a security detail to protect Interior Secretary Ryan...

Lawmakers to quiz Trump-Russia probe overseer Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers will next week question Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. Justice Department official who oversees a special counsel’s investigation of Russian...

Benin businessman sentenced in absentia to 20 years for drug trafficking

COTONOU (Reuters) – Prominent Benin businessman and former presidential candidate Sebastien Ajavon has been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison in connection...

Tribe of slain Libya rebel commander protests at eastern oil port

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the...

German defense ministry orders reforms, inquiry into use of consultants

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) – The German Defence Ministry, under fire for its use of outside consultants, said on Thursday it is investigating possible...

Kosovo votes to create national army over Serb objections

By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) – Parliament in Kosovo, which relies on NATO troops for its protection, voted on Thursday to set up a 5,000-strong...
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Oil prices edge up, but set for weekly loss on stock...

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices nudged higher on Friday but were set for a second weekly drop amid higher U.S. crude inventories,...

Asia shares extend slump as global sentiment sours

By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Stocks in Asia fell on Friday as global sentiment soured on issues ranging from trade worries, Italy’s 2019 budget,...

UK should bring forward new petrol and diesel car ban to...

By Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by eight...

Exclusive: U.S. asks for WTO panel over metals tariffs retaliation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is requesting that a World Trade Organization dispute resolution panel get involved in a clash over international retaliation...

NY Fed: FX swaps with foreign central banks total $89 million...

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve provided $89 million of liquidity to foreign central banks in the latest week via its swap lines...

Colgate halts Venezuela detergent plant for lack of boxes

VALENCIA, Venezuela (Reuters) – U.S. consumer goods maker Colgate-Palmolive Co <CL.N> has halted production at its detergent and dish soap plant in Venezuela because...
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Amazon to open Manchester office as it adds 1,000 British jobs

LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon.com <AMZN.O> is opening its first office in Manchester, northern England, and expanding two other centers to house 1,000 new R&D...

In toothy prequel, piranha-like fish menaced Jurassic seas

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – You can call it a prehistoric prequel. Scientists said on Thursday they have unearthed in southern Germany the fossil of...

U.S. making serious efforts to comply with EU data rules: EU...

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United States is making serious efforts to comply with a landmark data transfer pact agreed two years...

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...

TSMC third-quarter profit down 0.9 percent, in line with market forecasts

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) <2330.TW> <TSM.N>, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday third-quarter net profit fell 0.9...

Ericsson posts third-quarter operating profit above expectations

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson reported on Thursday a substantially higher third-quarter operating profit than expected and said it was tracking...
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Hamilton: Crazy to match F1 ‘godfather’ Fangio’s five

By Alan Baldwin AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton described Juan Manuel Fangio as the ‘godfather’ of Formula One on Thursday and said it was...

Motor racing: Perez sees bright future for reborn Force India

By Alan Baldwin AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Mexican Sergio Perez saw a bright future for Force India after the Formula One team finally confirmed on...

Motor racing: I should have done better, says Vettel

By Alan Baldwin AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel recognized on Thursday that he and Ferrari had made mistakes this season but refused to single...