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Givenchy, tower of French fashion and tailor to the stars, dies at 91

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:42am
PARIS (Reuters) - French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, an aristocrat who founded the house of Givenchy in the 1950s, becoming famous for dressing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Grace Kelly, has died at the age of 91, the Givenchy label said on Monday.

Dow turns lower as industrial stocks weigh

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:40am
(Reuters) - Wall Street struggled to hold on to early gains on Monday as losses in industrial stocks including Boeing and Caterpillar more than offset gains in chipmakers and technology companies.

In bow to NRA, Trump throws gun purchase age to states, courts

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday he put off action on raising the minimum age for gun purchases, one of several measures he had backed after the latest U.S. school shooting but skirted after heavy opposition from gun rights groups.

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 49

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:20am
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 49 people were killed on Monday when a Bangladeshi airliner crashed in cloudy weather as it came in to land at the Nepalese capital's hill-ringed airport, officials said.

Exclusive: China may pare back 'divisive' eastern Europe summits

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 8:58am
BERLIN/BRUSSELS/SOFIA (Reuters) - China is considering paring back annual summits with eastern European countries that have fueled concerns in western capitals that Beijing is seeking to divide the continent, according to three European diplomats.

Investigators head to site of deadly New York City helicopter crash

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 8:43am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal investigators headed to New York City on Monday to determine what caused a helicopter to crash into the frigid waters of the East River, killing all five passengers aboard, with only the pilot surviving.

British PM May to make statement about nerve attack on Russian spy

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 8:38am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will bring Britain's parliament up to date on the investigation into a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on Monday, and one senior lawmaker expected her to point the finger of blame at Moscow.

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 50

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 8:17am
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi airliner crashed on Monday after making an unexpected turn in cloudy weather as it came in to land at the airport in Nepal's capital, killing at least 50 people, officials said.

For poor Venezuelans, a box of food may sway vote for Maduro

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:50am
CARACAS (Reuters) - A bag of rice on a hungry family's kitchen table could be the key to Nicolas Maduro retaining the support of poor Venezuelans in May's presidential election.

DowDuPont's Andrew Liveris steps down, names CEO for new Dow

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:44am
(Reuters) - DowDuPont Inc chief Andrew Liveris will step down on April 1, making good on an earlier promise to retire as the company named existing managers to head its materials science unit when it is spun off as Dow next year.

Japan PM, finance minister under fire over suspected cover-up of cronyism

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:42am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his close ally, Finance Minister Taro Aso, faced growing pressure on Monday over a suspected cover-up of a cronyism scandal that has dogged the premier for more than a year.

North Korean 'caution' seen in announcing stance on upcoming summits: Seoul

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:19am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is probably due to caution over organizing its stance regarding the meetings, South Korea's Ministry of Unification said on Monday.

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.

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