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Mattis says too soon to say if Afghan attack will affect...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – It is too soon to say how an attack in Afghanistan that killed a top security chief would affect voter turnout...

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...

China state paper accuses west of double standards on Xinjiang

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The western media is guilty of “double standards” when it comes to reporting on China’s restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, the...

Two top Trump aides get into heated exchange outside Oval Office:...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two of President Donald Trump’s top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday as passions boiled...

North Dakota Senator Heitkamp on the back foot before debate

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota is set to debate Republican challenger U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer for the first...
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China third quarter GDP growth slows to 6.5 percent year-on-year, missing...

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy grew at a slower than expected pace of 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, marking...

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,...

Euro near one-week low as Italian budget raises EU political risks

By Vatsal Srivastava SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The euro hovered near a one-week low against the dollar on Friday as the European Commission’s criticism of Italy’s...

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,...

U.S. economic policy toward China to get tougher, say economists: Reuters...

By Manjul Paul and Rahul Karunakar BENGALURU (Reuters) – U.S. trade policy toward China over the next few years will become more confrontational, according to...

China’s third-quarter GDP growth set to hit weakest since 2009 amid...

By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s third-quarter GDP data on Friday is expected to show growth slipped to its weakest pace since the global...
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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...

South Korea’s taxi drivers protest against plans for carpool service

By Haejin Choi and Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a massive rally on Thursday in Seoul, the...

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...
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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...

Lakers must choose between winning now and building for future: Barkley

By Rory Carroll LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers will face the tough task of deciding whether to contend for a...

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...