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Dollar dips ahead of U.S. GDP print, shares subdued

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar retreated from 23-month highs on Friday ahead of keenly awaited U.S. gross domestic product data for the first quarter, while global shares were on track for a fifth weekly gain in a row despite subdued trade...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:04am

Sri Lankans urged to avoid mosques, churches amid fears of more attacks

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:50am

North Korean leader warns of a return to tension, blames U.S. 'bad faith'

By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States, warning that a state of hostility could easily return, North Korean media said on...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:50am

Admitted Russian agent Butina to be sentenced in U.S., faces deportation

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina will be sentenced on Friday by a federal judge after pleading guilty in December to conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence U.S....

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:50am

In bail reprise, Ghosn leaves Tokyo jail, agrees to limit contact with wife

By Tim Kelly and Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Japanese jail for a second time late on Thursday, freed on $4.5 million bail after agreeing to curbs on contacting his wife as he awaits trial on financial misconduct charges...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:50am

Exports, inventories seen boosting U.S. first-quarter growth

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy likely maintained a moderate pace of growth in the first quarter, which could further dispel earlier fears of a recession even though activity was driven by temporary factors. The...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:04am

U.S. judge blocks new Trump abortion rule for health clinics

By Steve Gorman and Nate Raymond (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday blocked a Trump administration rule that would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers. The...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:03am

Trump approved payment of $2 million North Korea bill for care of Warmbier: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison,...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:04am

U.S. measles outbreak triggers quarantine at two Los Angeles universities

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A nationwide measles outbreak has led health officials to quarantine dozens of people at two Los Angeles universities, officials said on Thursday. The quarantine affects the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:04pm

Facebook users care less about privacy than regulators

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is preparing for a record-setting fine from U.S. regulators over privacy issues, but Wall Street shrugged at the looming penalty after the company added users and trounced profit expectations for the first quarter. It has been just...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:03pm

Judge gives U.S. six months to identify separated migrant children

By Tom Hals (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said on Thursday he would order the Trump administration to comb through the records of 47,000 immigrant children and within six months identify those separated from their parents after crossing the Mexican border...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:03pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden to make third run for the White House

(Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden, a moderate Democrat who has made his appeal to the disaffected working-class voters who deserted the party in 2016 a key part of his political identity, is set to launch his third run for the White House on Thursday. Biden will announce his bid by video...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:10am

Climate-change protesters target London Stock Exchange and Canary Wharf

By Dylan Martinez and Alex Fraser LONDON (Reuters) - Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange, blocked roads near the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:34am

World stocks slip, euro suffers, growth fears linger

By Tom Wilson LONDON (Reuters) - World equity markets slipped on Thursday amid worries on global growth and as investors digested European earnings, while the Swedish crown slumped to its lowest in 17 years and the euro suffered after German data...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:33am

Spurned by Washington, North Korea's Kim seeks a friend in Putin

By Maria Vasilyeva and Vladimir Soldatkin VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:29am

Putin: nothing wrong with us giving passports to east Ukraine residents

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday a decision to give residents of Ukrainian rebel regions fast-track access to Russian passports was no different from what European Union states were already doing. Speaking to...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:19am

Catalonia: the crisis at the heart of Spain's election

By Ingrid Melander and Joan Faus TOLEDO/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Proudly displaying two Spanish flags he brought to wave at a Vox rally, retired police officer Jose Antonio Corrales Sierra says he will vote for the far-right party in...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:18am

Facebook beats profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty

By Katie Paul and Akanksha Rana (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday blew past Wall Street profit estimates in the first quarter and set aside $3 billion to cover a settlement with U.S. regulators, calming investors who had worried about the outcome of a months-long federal probe...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 5:03am

Muslims flee, Christians grieve in Sri Lankan town torn by violence

By Alasdair Pal and Sunil Kataria NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo on the...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:04am

Two years and 448 pages later, some Mueller fans ask: was he tough enough?

By Nathan Layne and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many left-leaning Americans regarded Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a paragon of courage and toughness, an unflinching prosecutor who would stop at nothing to ensure justice was served to President...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 3:03am