Russia says targeting banks would be ‘economic war’

Russia says targeting banks would be ‘economic war’

Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a declaration of economic war.
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McCain family punches back after Trump attacks

McCain family punches back after Trump attacks

The widow and daughter of John McCain blast President Donald Trump for repeated attacks on the former U.S. senator, Republican presidential nominee and Vietnam War hero.
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Levi’s is back to mine the stock market

Levi’s is back to mine the stock market

Levi Strauss & Co is coming back to the stock market on Thursday after more than three decades with a valuation of $6.6 billion. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
Fed puts rate hikes on hold indefinitely

Fed puts rate hikes on hold indefinitely

The Federal Reserve held its key interest rate steady and erased plans to hike rates this year as it downgraded its outlook for the global economy. Conway G.
Financials weigh down Wall Street

Financials weigh down Wall Street

The S&P 500 and the Dow ended lower Wednesday as interest rate-sensitive financial stocks dragged down the indexes after the Federal Reserve affirmed a dovish monetary policy stance.
Fed move sparks muted rally

Fed move sparks muted rally

Thomson Reuters Stocks Buzz analyst Terence Gabriel tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why investor reaction to the Fed move was muted and why he's cautious on the outlook for stocks.
Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic sentenced to life in prison

Ex-Bosnian Serb wartime leader Karadzic sentenced to life in prison

U.N. judges sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison on appeal on Wednesday, ending one of the most momentous trials over genocide committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
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Netflix explores choose-your-own horror, romance

Netflix explores choose-your-own horror, romance

A Netflix experiment that began with viewers picking a movie character's breakfast cereal may expand to letting the audience choose the best on-screen date or the safest path to escape an ax murderer.
New Kazakh leader hands Nazarbayev's daughter key post

New Kazakh leader hands Nazarbayev's daughter key post

Kazakhstan's new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev handed the key post of senate speaker on Wednesday to a daughter of his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned a day earlier after three decades in power. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
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Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Europe's first underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Europe's first underwater restaurant has opened in Norway, with more than 7,000 customers booked in to eat among the fish.
Samsung Elec sees green shoots in China smartphone business

Samsung Elec sees green shoots in China smartphone business

Samsung Electronics says it's confident it can reverse the recent slump in its fortunes in China, the world's biggest smartphone market.
March 29 no more! UK's May seeks delay to Brexit

March 29 no more! UK's May seeks delay to Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May asked for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday to buy time to get her twice-rejected departure deal though parliament, but the request faced immediate resistance from the European Commission.
Finland is the world's happiest country again

Finland is the world's happiest country again

Finns view themselves as the most content in the world, according to the World Happiness Report which has ranked 156 countries.
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NZ FM heads to Turkey over Erdogan mosque remarks

NZ FM heads to Turkey over Erdogan mosque remarks

New Zealand's Foreign Minister will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the killing of at least 50 people at mosques in Christchurch.
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EU fines Google €1.49bln for blocking advertising rivals

EU fines Google €1.49bln for blocking advertising rivals

The EU has hit Google with a fine of €1.49 billion for blocking rival online search advertisers.
Sage soars after FDA approves postpartum drug

Sage soars after FDA approves postpartum drug

Shares of Sage Therapeutics were up in premarket trading on Wednesday after the FDA approved its drug for postpartum depression,
Israeli campaign ad 'smells like democracy'

Israeli campaign ad 'smells like democracy'

An election campaign video starring Israel's far-right justice minister spoofs perfume ads to sell her political priorities, but has a strong whiff of muddled message given the fragrance is labelled "Fascism." Francesca Lynagh reports
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Exclusive: black box reveals clues to Lion Air crash

Exclusive: black box reveals clues to Lion Air crash

The cockpit voice recorder on the Lion Air jet that crashed last year reveals how the pilots frantically scoured manuals for clues to why their plane kept nosediving, say Reuters sources.
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BMW warns of significant profit fall in 2019, seeks 12 bln eur in cuts

BMW warns of significant profit fall in 2019, seeks 12 bln eur in cuts

BMW on Wednesday said it expected group pretax profit to fall by more than 10 percent in 2019 and announced a sweeping 12 billion euro ($13.6 bln) cost savings and efficiency plan to help offset higher technology investment and currency costs.
Dominican farmers struggle amidst crippling drought

Dominican farmers struggle amidst crippling drought

Farmers in the Dominican Republic face a drought crisis, with thousands of cattle dying due to a lack of water.
Hydro still working to restore operations after cyber attack

Hydro still working to restore operations after cyber attack

Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminium producers, has made some progress in restoring operations after a ransomware cyber attack, but is not yet back to normal, it said on Wednesday.
Red Cross: Cyclone death toll to rise significantly in Mozambique

Red Cross: Cyclone death toll to rise significantly in Mozambique

The number of people killed in Mozambique by powerful storms and floods across southeastern Africa is likely to rise significantly, the Red Cross said on Tuesday.
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South Koreans fight smog their own way: with pork

South Koreans fight smog their own way: with pork

Whenever dust particles hang thick in the air in South Korea, sales of pork rise due to an old belief.
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Over 200 dead in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai

Over 200 dead in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai

The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country's death toll from a storm that could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere.
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Kazakhstan's president abruptly resigns

Kazakhstan's president abruptly resigns

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after three decades in power.
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