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Former Trump adviser Stone apologizes to judge after photo post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone apologized on Monday after posting on Instagram a photo of the judge overseeing his...

British lawmakers call on government to put an end to throwaway...

MADRID (Reuters) – A cross-party group of British lawmakers recommended on Tuesday that brands and retailers in the fashion industry should pay a penny...

Scotland to step up efforts to keep EU citizens after Brexit,...

By Elisabeth O’Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland will step up efforts to persuade EU citizens to stay after Brexit, its First Minister will tell French...

UK’s Labour urges government to back customs union Brexit plan ahead...

LONDON (Reuters) – British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday urge the government to adopt his party’s Brexit plan for a permanent...

Italy’s 5-Star defends ally Salvini in online vote

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) – Members of Italy’s ruling governing party the 5-Star Movement voted on Monday to block a possible kidnapping trial against...

Americans among group arrested in Haiti with arsenal of guns: media

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian police arrested a group of foreign nationals, including Americans, armed with semi-automatic weapons, Haitian newspapers reported on Monday, adding to...
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British supermarkets battle to secure stocks as chaotic Brexit looms

By James Davey and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) – Britons could face shortages of fresh food, price rises and less variety if the country leaves...

HSBC’s 2018 profit misses estimates; China weakness poses growth risks

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC Holdings Plc posted on Tuesday a 15.9 percent rise in 2018 profit, supported by business growth in its...

Asian shares hover near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares hovered near a four-month peak on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks were making positive...

U.S. oil prices hit three-month high amid OPEC-led output cuts

SYDNEY (Reuters) – U.S. oil prices hit a three-month high on Tuesday, buoyed by production cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC

(Reuters) – Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated....

UK manufacturers warn of ‘catastrophic’ no-deal Brexit

By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) – Britain faces the “catastrophic prospect” of a no-deal Brexit next month due to the selfishness of some politicians and...
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Germany consults industry about blockchain potential

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany has opened a consultation process on how to tap into the potential of blockchain technology ahead of presenting a strategy...

Britain’s 5G network security review ongoing: PM May’s spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s review of its 5G network resilience is still ongoing, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday after...

Germany to extend electric company car tax incentives: paper

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars, he told a newspaper on Saturday, the...

It’s complicated, says Britain’s MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue

By Paul Carrel MUNICH (Reuters) – Britain should avoid relying on a monopoly provider of equipment in new 5G mobile networks, but there are no...

Telecoms industry calls for Europe-wide network testing regime

By Douglas Busvine FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The telecoms industry has called on European governments to join mobile operators in establishing a testing regime to protect...

GM unveils ‘Ariv’ e-bikes, plans Europe launch in second quarter

(Reuters) – General Motors Co announced on Thursday that its brand of electric bicycles would be called “Ariv” and begin selling in Europe in...
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Indonesia submits bid to host 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympics, the state news agency said on Tuesday, after winning praise for...

Tennis player Djokovic, gymnast Biles win top Laureus awards

MONACO (Reuters) – World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic crowned a winning return to the courts after surgery with the Laureus sportsman of...

Boxing: Britain’s Fury signs bumper broadcast deal with ESPN

(Reuters) – British heavyweight Tyson Fury has signed a broadcast deal under which his fights will be shown exclusively on ESPN platforms in the...