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May asks for Brexit extension to June 30; EU could offer a year

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 8:36am
British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to Brussels on Friday asking for a delay of Brexit until up to June 30, while saying she aims to get Britain out of the EU earlier to avoid it participating in European elections.

Dutch PM Rutte: May's letter alone not enough to grant new Brexit delay

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 8:35am
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday that Britain's request to delay Brexit until June 30 needs to be "clarified" before or at a summit of European Union leaders next week before EU can grant a postponement.

U.S. job growth rebounds in March, but wage gains moderate

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 8:26am
U.S. employment growth accelerated from a 17-month low in March as milder weather boosted hiring in sectors like construction, which could further allay fears of an abrupt slowdown in economic activity in the first quarter.

Instant View: U.S. March payrolls rebound more than expected

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 8:26am
U.S. employment growth accelerated from a 17-month low in March as milder weather boosted activity in sectors like construction, which could further allay fears of a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter.

Tokyo court approves 10-day detention of Ghosn, rejects appeal

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 8:23am
A Tokyo court approved on Friday a request by prosecutors to detain Carlos Ghosn for 10 days for further questioning, rejecting an appeal by the ousted Nissan boss' lawyer to free him as he fights charges against financial misconduct.

Arrested, again: Why Ghosn has been detained, what is different now?

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 8:23am
Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is back in the Tokyo detention center where he previously spent 108 days, after being released just last month on a $9 million bail.

Biotech crops among sticking points in U.S.-China trade deal: sources

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 7:47am
China's lengthy approval process for genetically modified crops remains a sticking point in talks to end the trade war between China and the United States, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks.

Longer Brexit extension might make more sense: Irish PM

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 7:36am
A longer Brexit extension might be favourable to avoid continued uncertainty, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday, after his British counterpart Theresa May asked for a delay until up to June 30.

Factbox: Lost in the Brexit maze - What happens next in Britain?

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 7:13am
British Prime Minister Theresa May has formally asked for another delay to the country's exit from the European Union, buying time to thrash out an alternative Brexit plan with her political opponents.

Italy's Di Maio: Give England the time it needs for Brexit

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 7:13am
All European states should give England the time it needs for its departure from the European Union, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio was cited as saying on Friday.

France hosts wary G7 in shadow of Trump snub, Brexit and yellow vests

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 6:34am
France offered a wary welcome to foreign ministers from the Group of Seven on Friday for a meeting overshadowed by a snub from Donald Trump's U.S. administration, a meltdown in Britain over Brexit and months of anti-government protests at home.

Trade hopes help world shares gain before U.S. jobs data

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 6:32am
Cautious optimism over Sino-U.S. trade talks underpinned global stocks on Friday as benchmark bond yields ground higher and lifted the dollar to a three-week high against the yen ahead of U.S. job data.

No reason to extend Brexit deadlines, Austria's Kurz says

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 5:49am
There is no reason to further extend the delay the EU has granted Britain for leaving the bloc unless facts in the country change, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was quoted as saying by a German newspaper on Friday, reiterating earlier statements.

Britain's Hunt says no one wants a long Brexit delay

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 5:46am
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that neither Britain nor European Union member states wanted a long delay to Brexit and that his government was leaving "no stone unturned" in its bid to find a solution to the deadlock.

ECB's Coeure says financial risks from no-deal Brexit are limited

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 5:41am
The European Central Bank considers that risks to the euro zone financial stability from a no-deal Brexit are "limited" and have been broadly addressed, ECB board member Benoit Coeure said on Friday.

Person who claimed to be child missing for eight years is Ohio ex-convict

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:52pm
The person who claimed to be Illinois teen Timmothy Pitzen, who went missing eight years ago, is a grown man with a criminal record, according to the FBI and state records.

Jeff Bezos keeps Amazon voting power in divorce settlement

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:44pm
Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will retain voting control of his entire $143 billion stake in the company under a divorce settlement with his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, who will own 25 percent of those shares, the couple said on Thursday, removing uncertainty over control of the online retailer.

New Zealand massacre suspect charged with 49 more mosque murders

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:38pm
Australian Brenton Tarrant appeared in a New Zealand court on Friday where the suspected white supremacist was charged with an additional 49 counts of murder at two mosques last month.

Chicago will sue actor Jussie Smollett after he refuses to pay for police overtime

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:36pm
Chicago will sue Jussie Smollett for the costs of police overtime spent investigating the actor's claims that he was the victim of a hate crime, which prosecutors say were false, a city lawyer said on Thursday.

Exclusive: Only 6 percent of those subject to Trump travel ban granted U.S. waivers

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:18pm
The U.S. government granted waivers to just 6 percent of visa applicants subject to its travel ban on a handful of countries during the first 11 months of the ban, new data reviewed by Reuters shows.