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Nestle puts skin health unit up for sale to focus on food, nutrition

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:20am
Nestle put its skin health unit up for sale on Thursday, as the maker of Nescafe and Perrier water ditches underperforming businesses and seeks to fend off criticism from an activist investor demanding an overhaul.

Highlights: EU leaders comments on Brexit at informal summit in Austria

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:51am
European Union leaders met in Salzburg, Austria, for an informal summit to discuss migration and Brexit. Below are comments of leaders arriving on Thursday.

World stocks rise as trade relief bounce continues

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:48am
A bounce in world stocks in relief that the fresh U.S. and Chinese tariffs on reciprocal imports were less harsh than feared continued on Thursday, although investors remained wary about the next steps in the US-Sino trade war.

Japan clothing magnate Maezawa chases spot in business firmament

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:47am
Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's first meeting with role model and SoftBank Group Corp boss Masayoshi Son came in 2010 when they bathed together - a popular communal activity in Japan - on the 26th floor of the tech giant's headquarters.

Irish foreign minister says intensified talks needed to reach Brexit deal

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:45am
Ireland's Foreign Minister said on Thursday that he believed a Brexit deal will be reached but that it will require an intensification of negotiations that has not happened to date.

China urges U.S. to show sincerity, correct behavior in trade actions

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:36am
China hopes the United States will show sincerity and take steps to correct its behavior, its commerce ministry said on Thursday, after both countries slapped new tariffs on each other's goods this week in an escalating trade war.

China paper warns it won't play defense on trade as Trump lauds tariffs

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:29am
(The Sept. 17 story corrects the date of the senior Chinese diplomat's visit to New York to next week, not this week, in paragraph 21)

Exclusive: Russian oil firm seeks dollar alternative amid U.S. sanctions threat - traders

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 5:40pm
Russian oil producer Surgutneftegaz is pushing buyers to agree to pay for oil in euros instead of dollars if the need arises, apparently as insurance against possible tougher U.S. sanctions, traders who deal with the firm told Reuters.

Canada PM urges some U.S. flexibility in NAFTA, talks seen slow

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 5:33pm
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he wanted to see flexibility from the United States if the two sides are to reach a deal on renewing NAFTA, which Washington insists must be finished by the end of the month.

Trump defends Supreme Court nominee, accuser faces deadline

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 5:24pm
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.

Lawyer for Kavanaugh's accuser says Senate panel rushing to hearing

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 5:23pm
A lawyer for a woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault on Wednesday criticized the Senate Judiciary Committee for scheduling a hearing on the matter for Monday, the Washington Post reported.

Don't rip Britain apart, May appeals to fellow EU leaders on Brexit

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 5:13pm
Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to fellow European leaders on Wednesday to drop "unacceptable" Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, and urged the bloc to respond in kind to her "serious and workable" plan.

Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 5:05pm
Nike Inc has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according to data on the company's online sales from Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research.

Irish PM says no progress in Brexit talks on border issue

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:54pm
Irish Prime Minister Leo Vardkar said on Wednesday there has been no progress in six months in talks between the European Union and Britain on the delicate issue of border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit.

EU's Juncker says Brexit deal still 'far away'

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:54pm
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that a Brexit deal with Britain was still "far away", an EU official said.

Britain's Brexit proposals imperfect but credible, Raab says

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:53pm
Britain's proposals for leaving the European Union are not perfect but they are the most credible basis for a Brexit deal, Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Wednesday, as he reiterated calls for the EU to compromise.

U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:42pm
A federal judge in New York on Wednesday dismissed a criminal case brought against General Motors Co in 2015 over the largest U.S. automaker's handling of an ignition-switch defect linked to 124 deaths.

Germany's Merkel hopes for respectful Brexit, close ties

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:37pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Wednesday for friendliness and respect in the negotiations between Britain and the European Union, seeking close ties after Brexit.

May, at summit, urges EU to 'evolve' Brexit position

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:37pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May, arriving at an EU summit dinner in Austria on Wednesday, called on fellow European Union leaders to follow her lead and adapt their Brexit negotiating stance to get a good deal.

Slovenia PM: chance of autumn Brexit deal if Britain backs it

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:36pm
Slovenia Prime Minister Marjan Sarec said on Wednesday he believed a deal with Britain over its withdrawal from the European Union was possible as long as London supported it.