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Top North Korea envoy meets Trump at White House for nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top North Korean nuclear envoy met President Donald Trump at the White House after holding talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday in a diplomatic flurry aimed at laying the groundwork for a second U.S.-North Korea summit. The visit of Kim Yong Chol, Pyongyang’s lead negotiator with the United […]

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U.N. chief says ‘high time’ for U.S.- North Korea talks

FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Yemen peace talks closing press conference at the Johannesberg castle in Rimbo, near Stockholm December 13, 2018. TT News Agency/Pontus Lundahl via REUTERS/File Photo UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Friday pressed for denuclearisation negotiations between the United States and […]

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Lawmakers say they will investigate whether Trump told lawyer to lie

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Investigators in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives said on Friday they plan to examine whether U.S. President Donald Trump broke the law by directing his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about building a skyscraper in Moscow while he was running for president. U.S. President Donald Trump […]

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Top North Korea envoy meets Pompeo, headed for talks with Trump

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo poses with Vice Chairman of the North Korean Workers’ Party Committee Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States and U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun as they start talks aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit […]

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FTSE jumps on Sino-U.S. trade hopes, ending chaotic week with gains

(Reuters) – British blue-chip stocks rebounded sharply on Friday to bag four weeks of gains despite a tumultuous week in UK politics, helped by improving global sentiment prompted partly by signs of easing trade tensions between the United States and China. Signage is seen outside the entrance of the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain. […]

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Exclusive: BlackRock, Goldman to move some fund managers to U.S. if no-deal Brexit – sources

LONDON (Reuters) – BlackRock and Goldman Sachs Asset Management both plan to temporarily move some British-based fund managers to New York in the event of a no-deal Brexit, two sources told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building in New York U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo The portfolio […]

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North Korean diplomat arrives in Sweden to discuss U.S. deadlock

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – North Korean vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui has arrived in Sweden to take part in roundtable talks, Sweden’s foreign ministry said on Friday, amid stepped up international efforts to end the stand-off between the United States and North Korea. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can confirm that Choe Son Hui has […]

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Stocks, dollar up on trade hopes; Wall Street set for fourth week gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Major stock indexes rose worldwide on Friday and the dollar was on track for its first positive week this year, boosted by optimism that the trade conflict between the United States and China may come to an end. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange […]

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White House restricts U.S. lawmakers’ travel amid shutdown

A U.S. Air Force bus meant to transport U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other members of a congressional delegation to a flight to Belgium and Afghanistan sits guarded by U.S. Capitol Police in front of the Capitol after President Donald Trump cancelled the Air Force flight as the president’s dispute with congressional […]

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Top North Korea envoy meets Pompeo for new nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top North Korean nuclear envoy began a new round of talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo poses […]

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Top North Korean nuclear envoy meets Pompeo in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top North Korean nuclear envoy began talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo poses with Vice Chairman of […]

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Report that Trump told lawyer to lie to Congress draws House inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two leading Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives promised to investigate U.S. President Donald Trump’s dealings with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen after a media report said Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress in violation of U.S. law. U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the podium after being introduced by […]

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Tesla cuts jobs as it looks to make Model 3 more affordable

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Friday it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it plans to increase production of lower-priced versions of its crucial Model 3 sedan, sending its shares down as much as 10 percent. The company, which has struggled to achieve long-term profitability and keep a tight […]

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Murdoch seeks permission to merge Times and Sunday Times

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – US Open – Mens Final – New York, U.S. – September 10, 2017 – Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of Fox News Channel stands before Rafael Nadal of Spain plays against Kevin Anderson of South Africa. REUTERS/Mike Segar LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s London-based newspapers The Times and Sunday Times have asked the […]

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Popcorn to hand, EU watches Brexit show but frets for own future

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – EU Brexit negotiators are “watching the BBC and eating popcorn”, in the words of one of them, as Britain’s domestic rows over leaving make for compelling TV but frustrate Europe’s hopes for a clean break. FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Union’s chief Brexit […]

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U.S. House committees to probe report Trump told lawyer to lie to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two leading Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives promised to investigate U.S. President Donald Trump’s dealings with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen after a media report alleged Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress in violation of U.S. law. U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the podium after being introduced by […]

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EU says Britain must hold European elections if no Brexit before July 2

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the European Union beyond the first sitting of the new assembly on July 2. Brexit supporters hold signs during a “Leave Means Leave” rally in London, […]

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Top North Korea envoy in Washington for Pompeo talks, may meet Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea’s lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit. Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol […]

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Tesla to cut workforce by 7 percent, sees small fourth-quarter profit

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Friday it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it plans to increase production of lower priced versions of its crucial Model 3 sedan, sending its shares down 7 percent. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Tesla is seen in Taipei, Taiwan August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone […]

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On Day 28, no sign of end to U.S. partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the partial U.S. government shutdown hit the four-week mark on Friday, tensions mounted in Washington on either side of the standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to help fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall. A federal worker left unpaid or furloughed carries a free bag of groceries from Kraft […]