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'We have nothing to hide', Iran envoy replies to Trump allegation

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:05am
All Iran's nuclear activities are monitored by the U.N. atomic watchdog policing its nuclear deal with major powers, its ambassador to the watchdog said on Wednesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said it was secretly enriching uranium.

Stocks climb, dollar drops as Fed chair remarks boost rate-cut hopes

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:47am
A broad index of world stock markets edged higher on Wednesday while the U.S. dollar fell as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell bolstered expectations for an interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank this month.

Financier Epstein goes from luxury life to confined jail cell after sex trafficking charges

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:32am
Wealthy American financier Jeffrey Epstein, charged with sex trafficking in underage girls, is now confined to a cell in a fortress-like concrete tower jail that has been criticized by inmates and lawyers for harsh conditions.

Trump labor chief Acosta to address Epstein plea deal

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:32am
U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will hold news conference later on Wednesday to address the 2008 plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein that he made as a U.S. prosecutor in Florida, the Labor Department said in a statement.

Merkel has third bout of shaking, says she is fine and 'working through' issue

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:32am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was "working through" a bout of shaking that first occurred in mid-June and struck for the third time on Wednesday, though she insisted she was fine and that "just as it happened one day, so it will disappear".

Fed's Powell says trade, global growth concerns continue to weigh on U.S. economy

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:19am
Concerns about trade policy and a weak global economy "continue to weigh on the U.S. economic outlook" and the Federal Reserve stands ready to "act as appropriate" to sustain a decade-long expansion, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday in remarks that could bolster expectations of an interest rate cut later this month.

Instant view: Powell - Fed stands ready to act "as appropriate" to sustain expansion

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:19am
Concerns about trade policy and a weak global economy "continue to weigh on the U.S. economic outlook" and the Federal Reserve stands ready to "act as appropriate" to sustain a decade-long expansion, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday in remarks that could bolster expectations of an interest rate cut later this month.

Facebook currency project 'cannot go forward' until concerns addressed: Powell

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:19am
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that Facebook's plan to build a digital currency called Libra "cannot go forward" until serious concerns were addressed.

Skeptical Deutsche Bank investors to grill Sewing on revamp roadshow

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:01am
Deutsche Bank shareholders will quiz Chief Executive Christian Sewing on how he plans to deliver on revenue growth targets during a global roadshow to win their backing for a 7.4 billion euro ($8.4 billion) 'reinvention' of the lender.

U.S. says revamping census legal team is justified: Maryland filing

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 9:57am
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday rejected the contention that replacing its legal team in cases concerning the 2020 census was unjustified or prejudices the case.

British ambassador to Washington quits after spat over leaked memos

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:18am
Britain's ambassador to Washington quit on Wednesday after days of stinging criticism from Donald Trump, leading to accusations that Boris Johnson, the favorite to be the next British prime minister, had "thrown him under the bus".

Timeline: Tension between Iran and the West over nuclear plans, Gulf shipping

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:13am
Tensions between Iran and the West have escalated since U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports took full effect and British naval forces seized an Iranian supertanker.

U.S. accuses Iran of nuclear extortion but remains open to talks

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:13am
The United States said on Wednesday Iran's breaches of its nuclear deal are an attempt at extortion, warning Tehran that it is isolating itself while at the same time repeating that Washington is open to talks.

UK PM hopeful Johnson risks being a U.S. 'patsy' if he prompted envoy resignation: Labour

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:06am
Boris Johnson, frontrunner to become next prime minister, would be the "patsy" of U.S. President Donald Trump if his lack of support for British ambassador Kim Darroch prompted his resignation, a Labour spokesman said on Wednesday.

UK PM spokesman declines to specify when new ambassador to U.S. will be appointed

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:05am
A new British ambassador to the United States will be appointed in due course, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday, declining to offer a timetable for when that might happen.

No evidence of hacking in UK diplomatic leak: top civil servant

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:00am
There is no evidence that hacking was involved in the leaking of British diplomatic memos from London's ambassador to Washington but an investigation is ongoing, the UK's top civil servant in the Foreign Office said on Wednesday.

We want to uphold nuclear deal if all sides do, Iran's IAEA ambassador tells paper

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 7:42am
Iran intends to preserve the nuclear deal with major powers if all parties fulfill their obligations under it, its ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear body told a German newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday.

Asia shares cautious in case Powell closes rate door

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 10:10pm
Asian shares turned mixed on Wednesday while rising Treasury yields lifted the dollar as markets wondered if the world's most powerful central banker would confirm or confound expectations for U.S. policy easing this month.

Most perpetrators in 2018 mass attacks made threats: U.S. Secret Service

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 10:01pm
Most of those responsible for mass attacks in public areas in the United States in 2018 made prior threats or sent messages that sparked concern, the Secret Service said on Tuesday, in a study highlighting advance clues to such violence.

U.S. wants North Korea freeze as beginning, not end, of denuclearization

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 9:44pm
The United States would hope to see a freeze in the North Korean nuclear program as the start of a process of denuclearization, the State Department said on Tuesday, ahead of fresh talks with Pyongyang supposed to take place this month.