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  • WRAPUP 1-Trump says China talks coming, Beijing calls for trade war resolution

    BIARRITZ, France/BEIJING Aug 26 (Reuters) - The United States and China sought to ease trade war tensions on Monday with Beijing calling for calm and U.S. President Donald Trump predicting a deal after markets fell in response to new tariffs from both countries. Trump, speaking on the sidelines of the G7 summit of world leaders in France, said Chinese officials had contacted U.S. trade counterparts overnight and offered to return to the negotiating table.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:31:23 -0400
  • Trump moves to ease tensions over China, Iran as G7 summit wraps up

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday offered an olive branch to China after days of intense feuding over trade and opened the door to diplomacy on Iran, easing tension on the last day of a strained G7 summit. The leaders of the world's major industrialised nations, meeting in the French coastal resort of Biarritz, look set to reach an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the devastation.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:30:40 -0400
  • Trump approved unannounced G-7 invite to Iranian

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    U.S. President Donald Trump said he gave his approval to the unannounced invitation of Iran's top diplomat on the margins of the G-7 summit, denying Monday that he was surprised or angered. French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation was a bold gamble that he could secure a breakthrough in global tensions over Iran's nuclear program following Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 nuclear deal and impose new sanctions. Some of those sanctions directly target Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose government plane landed Sunday afternoon in the locked-down seaside resort of Biarritz.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:24:21 -0400
  • Israel reduces Gaza fuel supply after rocket attack

    Israel said on Monday it was cutting by half the amount of fuel it supplies to Gaza's only power plant, in response to rocket attacks from the Palestinian territory. Three rockets were fired from the Hamas Islamist-run enclave at southern Israel on Sunday and two were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, the military said. After the attack, Israel launched an air strike against what the military described as a Hamas military compound.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:18:57 -0400
  • Group to give nearly $2M to Ohio shooting victims, families

    An Ohio nonprofit is convening more than a dozen volunteers to oversee disbursement of nearly $2 million raised to help those affected by the recent mass shooting. The Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund had received nearly 4,300 individual gifts within the first 12 hours of the Aug. 4 mass shooting in the city's Oregon District that left nine people dead and dozens injured. The Dayton Daily News reports the donations will be given to the families of those killed as well as to people injured in the shooting.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:17:41 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-U.S., Taliban deal will not stop attacks on Afghan forces, Taliban say

    KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 26 (Reuters) - As U.S. and Taliban negotiators push to wrap up talks aimed at securing the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, Taliban sources say a pact will not mean an end to fighting with the U.S.-backed Afghan government. U.S. and Taliban officials have been negotiating in Qatar since last year on an agreement centred on the withdrawal of U.S. forces, and an end to their longest-ever war, in exchange for a Taliban guarantee that international militant groups will not plot from Afghan soil.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:17:39 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Iran says it has sold oil from tanker released by Gibraltar

    Iran has sold the oil from a tanker released by Gibraltar after weeks in the custody of British Royal Marines and the vessel's owner will decide on its next destination, IRIB news agency quoted an Iranian government spokesman as saying on Monday. Separately, Tehran - embroiled in a spiralling confrontation with Washington over U.S. sanctions meant to strangle Iranian oil exports - announced that it had deployed a naval destroyer with cruise missiles to help secure Iranian ships. The Iranian government spokesman did not identify the recipient of the oil carried by the Adrian Darya tanker.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:15:16 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-French, US officials strike draft compromise on French digital tax

    French and U.S. negotiators have reached a compromise agreement on France's digital tax, a levy which prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten a separate tax on French wine imports, a source close to the negotiations said. The compromise struck between French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Donald Trump's White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow envisages that France would repay to companies the difference between a French tax and a planned mechanism being drawn up by the OECD .

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:13:09 -0400
  • FOREX-Yuan slides to 11-year low as trade war rattles investor confidence

    China's yuan fell to an 11-year low in the onshore market and a record low offshore on Monday after the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war rattled investor confidence. President Donald Trump announced an additional 5% duty on $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods on Friday, hours after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. products, sending stocks into a tailspin and investors rushing for the safety of bond markets.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:08:31 -0400
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    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:47:52 -0400
  • Scientists in Italy fertilize 7 northern white rhino eggs

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    Eggs removed from the last two female northern white rhinos have been fertilized with sperm from the now-dead last male, but it will be about 10 days before it's known whether the eggs have become embryos, an Italian assisted-breeding company said Monday. "We expect some of them will develop into an embryo," Cesare Galli, a founder of Avantea and an expert in animal cloning, said. Avantea said that only seven of 10 eggs extracted last week from the females in Kenya could be used in the fertilization attempts Sunday using frozen sperm that had been taken from the male, which died in March 2018.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:01:35 -0400
  • Four Florida nursing home workers face charges in post-hurricane deaths

    Four Miami-area nursing home workers were expected to surrender to police on Monday to face criminal charges in the deaths of a dozen patients exposed to sweltering heat with little or no air-conditioning after Hurricane Irma struck in 2017. Defense attorneys said arrest warrants were issued on Sunday against employees of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills who are accused of wrongdoing in the 12 deaths, which the Broward County coroner has ruled as homicides. The four defendants were set to appear for a bond hearing before a judge in nearby Fort Lauderdale, north of Miami, on Monday after they turn themselves in, their lawyers said.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:00:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Berlin city rent cap plans hit real estate shares

    Shares in German property companies fell on Monday after media reported the Berlin city government plans a tougher-than-expected cap on rents, below what is currently charged in prime locations. Shares in Deutsche Wohnen -- the German capital's biggest landlord -- were down 3.6% at 0756 GMT while those of DAX-listed Vonovia shed 2%. "Leaked details for the Berlin rent freeze draft law show that this might end up rather as a rent cut than a rent freeze," analysts with Jefferies said in a note.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:58:38 -0400
  • China says U.S. can do more to reduce fentanyl demand

    The U.S. government can do more to reduce demand for fentanyl and should stop shifting the blame onto others, China said on Monday, in another riposte to Trump administration criticism that China is not helping resolve the drug problem. U.S. officials say China is the main source of illicit fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances that are trafficked into the United States, much of it through international mail. China denies that most of the illicit fentanyl entering the United States originates in China.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:49:40 -0400
  • U.S., Taliban deal will not stop attacks on Afghan forces, Taliban say

    KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 26 (Reuters) - As U.S. and Taliban negotiators push to wrap up talks aimed at securing the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, Taliban sources say a pact will not mean an end to fighting with the U.S.-backed Afghan government. U.S. and Taliban officials have been negotiating in Qatar since last year on an agreement centred on the withdrawal of U.S. forces, and an end to their longest-ever war, in exchange for a Taliban guarantee that international militant groups will not plot from Afghan soil. U.S. negotiators have been pressing the Taliban to agree to so-called intra-Afghan talks, meaning with the Kabul government and a ceasefire, but a senior Taliban official said that would not happen.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:22:39 -0400
  • International Space Station crew relocates Soyuz capsule

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    The crew of the International Space Station has successfully relocated a Soyuz space capsule to another docking port to facilitate the rendezvous with another spacecraft. The maneuver followed Saturday's failed docking of the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft. The docking attempt was aborted due to a suspected glitch linked to an automated control system on board the space station.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:21:04 -0400
  • German business confidence declines to near 7-year low

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    German business confidence has fallen for a fifth consecutive month and hit a nearly seven-year low, a closely watched survey found Monday — adding to mounting worries that Europe's biggest economy is headed for a recession. The Ifo institute said its monthly confidence index declined to 94.3 points in August from 95.8 in July.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 05:42:34 -0400
  • Last remaining US House race of 2018 a 1st test for the GOP ahead of 2020

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    The last U.S. House contest of 2018 and the first congressional test ahead of 2020 sits in North Carolina, where a re-do election in the state's 9th Congressional District is teeing up a tough battle between Republicans, who are defending a district that President Donald Trump carried by 12 points in 2016, and Democrats hope will extend their 2018 rout by one. A Democratic victory in the contest -- between Marine veteran and small business owner Dan McCready and Republican state Sen. Dan Bishop -- would not only be a major upset for Republicans in a district long considered out of reach for Democrats, but it could also potentially stifle the GOP's hopes early of reclaiming a House majority in 2020.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:13:41 -0400
  • 'Bachelor in Paradise' preview: Caelynn second-guesses Dean

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    One of the stronger "Bachelor in Paradise" relationships may not be as solid as viewers thought. In a preview for tonight's episode, Caelynn Miller-Keyes admits she's not sure how much trust she has in Dean Unglert. Last summer, Unglert became entrenched in a controversial love triangle with castmates Kristina Schulman and Danielle Lombard, drawing ire from the women and viewers alike.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:09:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accident

    Russia's state weather agency said on Monday it had found the radioactive isotopes of strontium, barium and lanthanum in test samples after a mysterious accident during a test at a military site earlier this month. The deadly accident on Aug. 8 caused a brief rise in radiation levels in the nearby city of Severodvinsk. President Vladimir Putin later said the mishap occurred during testing of what he called promising new weapons systems.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:07:16 -0400
  • Iran says it has sold oil from tanker released by Gibraltar

    Iran has sold the oil from a tanker released by Gibraltar after weeks in the custody of British Royal Marines and the vessel's owner will decide on its next destination, IRIB news agency quoted an Iranian government spokesman as saying on Monday. After Gibraltar freed the Adrian Darya tanker on Aug. 18, the United States said it would take every action it could to prevent it delivering oil to Syria - the original stated reason for its detention - in contravention of U.S. sanctions.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:07:01 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-European stocks slip to 1-week lows on trade war hit

    Technology stocks pushed European equities to a one-week low on Monday as investors fled from riskier assets after another exchange of blows between the United States and China over trade at the end of last week. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday hit back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods and demanded that U.S. companies move their operations out of China. Losses in Europe were not as dramatic as those in Asia overnight, after Trump on Monday said China had contacted U.S. trade officials overnight to say they wanted to return to the negotiating table.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:05:25 -0400
  • Happy National Dog Day! Here's how dogs can improve your mental health

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    It's no secret that a dog is man's best friend and we are here to celebrate our furry friends on National Dog Day! Phil Tedeschi is a human and animal behavioral researcher for Rover as well as a professor at the University of Denver, focusing on the connections between human beings and animals.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:05:24 -0400
  • Thai military faces questions over death of suspect in southern insurgency

    Rights activists and relatives urged Thailand on Monday to investigate the death of an insurgent suspect who went into a coma after interrogation at an army camp in the southeast Asian nation's largely Malay-Muslim south. Hundreds of people turned out for the funeral of Abdulloh Esormusor, 34, in Pattani, one of three provinces where violence has killed nearly 7,000 people since 2004 as insurgents demand greater autonomy from largely Buddhist Thailand. "There has been no progress in the inquiry so far and we want transparency about what happened," the dead man's cousin, Mohammatrahamat Mamu, told Reuters.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:04:07 -0400
  • Need a solution for a quick Monday night dinner? Try Cat Cora’s stewed chicken

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    To save time and energy while planning and prepping for lunches and dinners, celebrity chef Cat Cora has a quick meal you can make without taking away from family time. Cora’s family recipe for kota kapama, a Greek cinnamon chicken stew, is perfect for a family meal with ingredients that you might already have at home. The first-ever female Iron Chef showed "GMA" how to make kota kapama at Ouisa in New York City, a restaurant owned by the Livanos family, which competed on ABC's "Family Food Fight" with Cora as a judge.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:02:23 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Trump says he does not want regime change in Iran

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he wanted to see a strong Iran and was not seeking a change of leadership in Tehran, adding that the standard of living for ordinary Iranians was unacceptable. You’ve seen how that works over the last 20 years, that hasn't been too good," Trump told reporters during a summit of wealthy nation leaders.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:01:09 -0400
  • French, US officials strike draft compromise on French digital tax

    French and U.S. negotiators have reached a compromise agreement on France's digital tax, a levy which prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten a separate tax on French wine imports, a source close to the negotiations said. The compromise struck between French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Donald Trump's White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow envisages that France would repay to companies the difference between a French tax and a planned mechanism being drawn up by the OECD .

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:01:08 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. president says China wants to negotiate over trade war

    President Donald Trump said on Monday he believed China wanted to make a trade deal after contacting U.S. trade officials overnight to say it wanted to return to the negotiating table. China's lead negotiator in the U.S. trade talks earlier on Monday said Beijing was willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through 'calm negotiations' and resolutely opposed the escalation of the conflict. "China called last night our top trade people and said, 'let’s get back to the table', so we’ll be getting back to the table, and I think they want to do something," Trump said on the sidelines of the G7 meeting.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:57:21 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Indonesian president unveils site of new capital on Borneo island

    Indonesia plans to move its capital to Borneo island from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city on the north coast of Java island which is slowly sinking, the president said on Monday. The new capital, which does not yet have a name, would be located in Borneo's East Kalimantan province, near the existing Samarinda City and the port city of Balikpapan, important for coal and oil shipments. "It is a strategic location at the centre of Indonesia, close to growing urban area," Widodo told a news conference at the Jakarta state palace.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:46:04 -0400
  • China says it will take 'more steps' to protect interests if U.S. enacts tariffs

    China's said it is ready to take more steps to protect its interests if the United States moves ahead in enacting new tariffs. China's foreign ministry said on Monday that it is resolutely opposed to new U.S. tariffs and said the two countries issues should be resolved via talks. A spokesman said China hopes the United States can come back to the path of rationality, adding that "decoupling" won't resolve current problems.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:40:27 -0400
  • Iranian tanker no longer has Turkey destination - shipping data

    An Iranian tanker at the centre of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran is no longer recorded as heading for Turkey, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed on Monday, having switched to a Turkish destination at the weekend. The vessel, fully laden with oil, had previously been heading to the port of Kalamata in southern Greece but Greece had said it would not offer any facilities to the tanker. Shipping data on Saturday had then indicated the vessel was to dock at the southern Turkish port of Mersin on Aug. 31.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:39:18 -0400
  • Euro zone bond yields steady, trade tensions in focus

    Euro zone government bond yields were steady on Monday, not far from recent record lows, as the latest escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions fuelled concern about the global growth outlook and bolstered demand for safe-haven debt. On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said China had called U.S. trade negotiators and want to come back to the negotiating table. While the latest headlines raised hopes of a de-escalation in trade tensions, analysts said concern about the long-term fallout for the global economy from a bitter dispute meant investors were unlikely to reassess central bank rate expectations just yet.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:39:02 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Congo government announced 8 months after Tshisekedi won vote

    Congo's prime minister announced a new government on Monday, eight months after President Felix Tshisekedi won an election, with around two thirds of posts going to allies of former president Joseph Kabila. In the long-delayed election last December, Tshisekedi defeated a candidate officially backed by Kabila, whose own term limit was up, though opposition politicians said the result was rigged in a secret deal between Kabila's and Tshisekedi's camps.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:36:05 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares skid as trade war deepens, fuels bond rush

    Asian shares sank on Monday as the latest salvos in the Sino-U.S. trade war shook confidence in the world economy and sent investors steaming to the safe harbour of sovereign bonds and gold, while slugging emerging market currencies. Speaking on the sidelines of a summit of major industrialised nations in France, Trump hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping as a great leader and said he welcomed his desire for a trade deal and for calm. Despite the positive lead for Wall Street, European stock markets still looked set to follow Asia's slide, with EUROSTOXX 50 futures down about 1%, German DAX futures slipping 0.9% and France's CAC 40 futures stumbling 0.7%.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:34:16 -0400
  • Nearly 100 companies move to Netherlands ahead of Brexit-Dutch agency

    Nearly 100 companies have relocated from Britain to the Netherlands or set up offices there to be within the European Union due to the United Kingdom's planned departure from the bloc, a Dutch government agency said on Monday. Another 325 companies worried about losing access to the European market are considering a move, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency said. "The ongoing growing uncertainty in the United Kingdom, and the increasingly clearer possibility of a no deal, is causing major economic unrest for these companies," said Jeroen Nijland, NFIA commissioner.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:04:44 -0400
  • European stocks tumble on trade war blows

    Technology stocks led a tumble in European equities in early deals on Monday as investors fled from riskier assets after another exchange of blows by the United States and China over trade at the end of last week. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday hit back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods and demanded that U.S. companies move their operations out of China. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.51% by 0710 GMT, with trading volumes thinned out by a UK holiday.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 03:03:28 -0400
  • Russia finds radioactive isotopes in test samples after accident - Ifax

    Russia's state weather agency said on Monday it had found the radioactive isotopes of strontium, barium and lanthanum in test samples after an accident during a rocket engine test in northern Russia this month, Interfax news agency reported. A cloud of radioactive inert gases formed as a result of the decay of the isotopes and caused the brief spike in radiation that was registered in the city of Severodvinsk following the accident, the weather agency was quoted as saying.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:55:54 -0400
  • California woman who tried shoving teen off bridge charged with attempted murder: Police

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    A 23-year-old California woman has been charged with attempted murder and is being held on $500,000 bail after allegedly trying to push a high school boy off a bridge. Stephanie Redondo, 23, is expected to be arraigned on Monday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Redondo allegedly attacked two high school cross country runners on Friday around 4 p.m. local time, grabbing one of the teens and trying "to push him over the bridge safety railing," according to the OCSD.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:21:45 -0400
  • U.S. abortion rights groups fight new Missouri law in court

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    Abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in July and want a judge to put the law on hold until their legal challenge is heard in court. The new law, signed by Republican Governor Mike Parson in May and set to take effect on Wednesday, allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies and does not exempt victims of rape or incest. The 31-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri contends that the legislation is unconstitutional.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:19:31 -0400
  • Ex-Boston police commissioner probing Ortiz shooting

    Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz hired a firm led by ex-Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to look closely at his shooting, which happened in June in the Dominican Republic. Joe Baerlein, a spokesperson for Ortiz, told the Boston Globe on Sunday that the man known as "Big Papi" hired Baerlein's company, The Edward Davis Co., a few weeks after Ortiz returned to Boston to provide personal security and look into details relating to the shooting, which occurred June 9.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:14:50 -0400
  • U.S. abortion rights groups fight new Missouri law in court

    Opponents of a new law in Missouri restricting most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy will ask a federal judge on Monday to stop the law from taking effect this week. Abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in July and want a judge to put the law on hold until their legal challenge is heard in court. The new law, signed by Republican Governor Mike Parson in May and set to take effect on Wednesday, allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies and does not exempt victims of rape or incest.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 02:11:22 -0400
  • PNG prime minister says terms, not alliances will sway debt deal talks

    Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape said on Monday he will accept debt assistance from any country that offers the best terms, ratcheting up pressure on Australia to offer a sweetened deal to protect its standing in the region. Marape said this month PNG was in talks with China about refinancing its 27 billion kina ($7.75 billion) debt, stoking alarm in the West about China's ability to use loans to increase its influence in Asia and the Pacific. Marape later said he was talking to several parties.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:52:50 -0400
  • Japan's Tepco may mothball reactors at world's biggest nuke plant

    Tokyo Electric Power said on Monday it may start to decommission at least one nuclear reactor at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant, the world's biggest nuclear plant by capacity, within five years of restarting two of the reactors at the site. Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) President Tomoaki Kobayakawa made the decommissioning comments in a statement outlining its response to a request for plans on the station's future by the government of the city of Kashiwazaki in Niigata prefecture, where the plant is located. In 2017, Tepco received initial regulatory approval from the Japanese government to restart the No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, each with a capacity of 1,356 megawatts (MW).

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:43:34 -0400
  • FOREX-Yuan slumps to 11-year low as investors flee trade war risk

    China's yuan hit an 11-year low in onshore trade and tumbled to a record low in offshore trade after a sharp re-escalation in the U.S.-China trade war whacked investor confidence and darkened the global economic outlook. The yen, often bought as a safe haven, briefly rose to the highest against the dollar since a January flash crash.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:31:47 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares skid as trade war deepens, fuels bond rush

    Asian shares sank on Monday as the latest salvos in the Sino-U.S. trade war shook confidence in the world economy and sent investors steaming to the safe harbour of sovereign bonds and gold, while slugging emerging market currencies. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced an additional duty on some $550 billion of targeted Chinese goods, hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods. China's onshore yuan fell 0.6% to new 11-year lows.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:14:29 -0400
  • Sanders: Support coal country while combating climate change

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    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has told voters in coal-producing Kentucky that it's possible to be a friend of coal miners and a believer in climate change and the need for cleaner energy sources to combat it. In blunt terms rarely heard in Kentucky's political circles, the Vermont senator said Sunday on a stop in Kentucky that bold action is needed to confront the dangers from climate change.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:08:44 -0400
  • FACTBOX-Saudi travel to World Cup football - 10 breakthroughs for women in 2019

    Almost a century after women in the United States won the right to vote - an anniversary former President Barack Obama proclaimed as 'Women's Equality Day' in 2011 - the global struggle to end gender disparity continues. 1. Saudi Arabia lifted travel restrictions on women, eroding a heavily criticized guardianship system in the Islamic Kingdom under which all women are assigned a male relative whose approval is needed. 2. The women's World Cup smashed viewing records around the world, reflecting a rising interest in women's soccer and triggering demands for more equal pay and prizes.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:00:00 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic. Figures released by the government's Ebola committee showed that 204,044 people had been inoculated since August 8. A teenage girl from New Zealand sick with measles visited Disneyland and other popular tourist stops across Southern California earlier this month, possibly infecting others, local government health officials warned.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:59:32 -0400
  • Ex-Arizona lawman seeks to reclaim mantle as 'America's toughest sheriff'

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    Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who built a national reputation as a staunch foe of illegal immigration, announced on Sunday - the anniversary of his pardon by President Donald Trump - that he will see re-election to his old job next year. Arpaio, 87, a Republican who was voted out of office in 2016 after a 24-year tenure as Maricopa County's longest-serving sheriff, said he will seek his party's nomination for the post again in the Aug. 4, 2020 primary, running against his onetime chief deputy, Gerard Sheridan. The winner of that primary will likely face the man who defeated Arpaio in 2016, the current incumbent sheriff, Democrat Paul Penzone, in the November 2020 general election.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:41:52 -0400
  • Ex-Arizona lawman seeks to reclaim mantle as 'America's toughest sheriff'

    Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who built a national reputation as a staunch foe of illegal immigration, announced on Sunday - the anniversary of his pardon by President Donald Trump - that he will see re-election to his old job next year. Arpaio, 87, a Republican who was voted out of office in 2016 after a 24-year tenure as Maricopa County's longest-serving sheriff, said he will seek his party's nomination for the post again in the Aug. 4, 2020 primary, running against his onetime chief deputy, Gerard Sheridan. The winner of that primary will likely face the man who defeated Arpaio in 2016, the current incumbent sheriff, Democrat Paul Penzone, in the November 2020 general election.

    Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:38:14 -0400
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