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Gold reaches seven-month high as stocks, dollar struggle

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 6:35am
Gold climbed to a seven-month high on Tuesday as markets opted for caution before three major macro events and a blizzard of big tech company earnings in the coming days, starting with Apple later.

Five arrested, including three Vale staff, after Brazil dam disaster

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 6:29am
Three employees of Brazilian miner Vale SA and two other engineers working on behalf of the company were arrested on Tuesday, state prosecutors said, deepening a crisis for the company after another deadly disaster at one of its mines.

Myanmar Suu Kyi's party clashes with military over proposal to change army-drafted charter

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 6:25am
Myanmar's ruling party clashed with military lawmakers on Tuesday as it proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the army's power over politics as enshrined in the charter.

Powell faces early reckoning on Fed's $4-trillion question

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 6:22am
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has a problem: how to explain that the Fed may soon begin to taper its ongoing asset-shedding operation without looking like he's hunkering down for a coming recession, or caving to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Venezuela's Guaido aims for peaceful transition, free elections: CNN interview

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 5:55am
Venezuela's opposition movement can achieve a peaceful transition away from President Nicolas Maduro and eventually free elections, its leader Juan Guaido told CNN in an interview that aired on Tuesday.

DUP holds firm to removal of backstop ahead of key UK votes

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 5:39am
The Irish backstop and withdrawal agreement as they stand are not acceptable, Democratic Unionist Party lawmaker Sammy Wilson said on Tuesday, before the UK parliament votes on amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with Brussels.