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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied on Thursday after falling to near 5-month lows in the previous session, but sentiment remained weak as markets are under pressure from rising U.S. supply and a stalling economy. Front-month Brent crude futures were at $60.78 at 0246 GMT. That was 15 cents, or 0.3%, above last session’s...
TOKYO (Reuters) - The yen edged up versus the dollar on Thursday as sentiment soured over U.S.-Mexico talks on tariffs and immigration, fuelling broader concerns about global trade hostilities and raising appetite for safe-haven currencies. Mexican officials met with their U.S. counterparts for negotiations in Washington on Wednesday aimed at averting U.S. tariffs on...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, has agreed to turn over documents related to his 2016 election campaign to congressional investigators, a top Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday. The agreement marks a step forward for House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold...
PITHORAGARH, India (Reuters) - Indian authorities began a helicopter mission on Wednesday to remove the bodies of five missing climbers believed killed in an avalanche high in the Himalayas, a government official said. Eight climbers - four from Britain, two from the United States, and one each from Australia and India - were reported...
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro received the diplomatic credentials of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s envoy to Brazil, formally recognizing her as the ambassador of the neighboring country. Ambassador Maria Teresa Belandria had said on Friday that the Brazilian government withdrew its invitation to present her credentials at the presidential palace....
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian businesses reported a decent increase in profits for the first three months of the year, supported by surging iron ore prices while higher wages and inventories may have also helped prop up momentum in the slowing economy. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed first-quarter gross company profits...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd plans to sell its 51% stake in undersea telecommunications cable business Huawei Marine Systems Co Ltd, according to an exchange filing from the Chinese buyer on Monday. Hengtong Optic-Electric Co Ltd, an optical communication network products company based in Jiangsu province, said in the filing...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior Mexican delegation was set to begin high level talks on Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants. Trump says he will apply tariffs of 5% on...
KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in Kabul on Friday, killing or wounding at least seven people and sending a plume of white smoke into the sky, witnesses and officials said, in the second attack in the Afghan capital in two days. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which...
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea readied on Friday to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea, the latest Asian country to be hit by the virus’ rapid spread. The outbreak was confirmed at a farm in Jagang province in North Korea near...

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