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British PM May weighs response to attack on former Russian double agent

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of Britain's National Security Council on Monday to weigh how to respond to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy who passed secrets to British intelligence.

Bangladesh plane carrying 71 people crashes in Nepal

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:05am
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people on board had been rescued.

Pilot radioed for help before fatal crash in New York City's East River

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:39am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot survived, police said.

EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine crisis

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:35am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday said it had extended sanctions against Russia, imposed over the annexation of Crimea and supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine, for another six months.

S&P accused of weakening ratings model to win business in landmark Australian lawsuit

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:00am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard and Poor's weakened its risk assessment criteria to win business and turn out high ratings on opaque debt products that started to unwind during the global financial crisis, an Australian court heard on Monday.

All five passengers died after helicopter crashes in New York City's East River

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:51am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot escaped, police said.

British PM May to chair security meeting on poisoning of former Russian double agent

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:44am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of Britain's National Security Council on Monday to discuss the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter.

References to Japan PM, wife and finance minister removed from documents related to suspected scandal

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:05am
TOKYO (Reuters) - References to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife and Finance Minister Taro Aso were removed from documents related to a suspected cronyism scandal, according to the documents seen by Reuters, as concerns grew about a possible cover-up.

Toolbox trade wars: How a sure winner in U.S. dispute has yet to reap benefits

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:21am
FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. (Reuters) - Nestled in an industrial park near the end of the runway of O’Hare International Airport, Metal Box International Inc. should be one of the winners of a little-known trade war over toolboxes.

Japan PM wife's name removed from documents in suspected cronyism scandal: media

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:43pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - The name of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife was removed from documents regarding a suspected cronyism scandal, media said on Monday, as pressure mounted on the premier and his ally Finance Minister Taro Aso over a possible cover-up.

DowDuPont executive chairman Andrew Liveris to leave: WSJ

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:40pm
(Reuters) - U.S. chemicals producer DowDuPont Inc's executive chairman Andrew Liveris will step down on April 1 and its co-lead director Jeff Fettig will assume Liveris's role at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Chinese state media defends removing presidential term limits

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:36pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Monday attacked critics of ending presidential term limits, which effectively now allows President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, saying the key to China's path was following the Communist Party.

Asia shares rally as U.S. job data revive risk appetite

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 9:38pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A relief rally swept across Asian share markets on Monday after the latest U.S. jobs report managed to impress with its strength while also easing fears of inflation and faster rate hikes, a neat feat that whetted risk appetites globally.

At least two dead after helicopter crashes in New York City's East River

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday, killing at least two, and emergency divers were in the water around the partially submerged aircraft, according to officials.

Trump pulls back from big changes to gun laws after Florida shooting

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will support a modest set of fixes to gun laws, stepping back from some of the more sweeping changes he had considered after the country's latest mass school shooting, senior officials told reporters on Sunday.

Asia shares rally, yen eases on U.S. inflation relief

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:35pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A relief rally swept across Asian share markets on Monday after the latest U.S. jobs report managed to impress with its strength while also easing fears of inflation and faster rate hikes, a neat feat that whetted risk appetites globally.

Oil prices rise on reduced U.S. drilling activity, booming job market

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:16pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets climbed on Monday on the back of a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for more production and as the U.S. economy continued to create jobs, which industry hopes will drive higher fuel demand.

Hong Kong democratic opposition fails to regain veto power in legislature

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:28pm
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp failed on Monday to win enough seats to regain some veto power in the city's 70-seat legislature in a closely fought and pivotal by-election.

RWE, E.ON reshape German power sector in Innogy asset swap deal

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:33pm
ESSEN/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Germany's top utilities on Sunday announced plans to break up Innogy , whose assets will be divided among parent RWE and rival E.ON in the sector's biggest overhaul since a landmark move to exit nuclear power.

Not just theater: U.S. officials defend Trump-Kim meeting

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the move was not just for show and not a gift to Pyongyang.

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