Archive April 2017

Equities slip after weak U.S. GDP- euro strengthens

Equities slip after weak U.S. GDP- euro strengthens

Published 28/04/2017

People walk through the lobby of the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File photo

World stock markets dipped on Friday, as U.S. equities retreated after a soft reading on first-quarter economic growth, while the euro strengthened as euro zone inflation rose to hit the European Central Bank's target.

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`Shaving Cats!!??` Virginia police probe seven pet abductions

`Shaving Cats!!??` Virginia police probe seven pet abductions

Published 28/04/2017

Police and townsfolk in Waynesboro, Virginia, are trying to figure out why someone is abducting pet cats and returning them with hairless underbellies.

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Red Bull heir a no-show in deadly hit-and-run case

Red Bull heir a no-show in deadly hit-and-run case

Published 27/04/2017

Director General of the Prosecution office of the Bangkok South Criminal Court, Suthi Kittisuppaporn speaks to members of media as he arrives at the South Bangkok prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to meet with prosecutors in Bangkok on Thursday over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a police officer five years ago -- a case that has raised questions whether the justice system favors the rich and famous.

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China, Europe pledge closer aviation ties ahead of landmark jet launch

China, Europe pledge closer aviation ties ahead of landmark jet launch

Published 27/04/2017

A model of China's ARJ21 aircraft is seen at the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) - European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Aviation Safety Conference in Shanghai, China, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese and European aviation regulators said on Thursday they will forge closer ties over aircraft manufacturing and certification as the global industry turns its eyes to China ahead of the maiden flight of the Chinese-built C919 jet.

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BOJ sounds most upbeat on economy in nine years, policy unchanged

BOJ sounds most upbeat on economy in nine years, policy unchanged

Published 27/04/2017

FILE PHOTO: A man runs past the Bank of Japan (BOJ) building in Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged on Thursday and offered its most optimistic assessment of the economy in nine years, signaling its confidence that a pick-up in overseas demand will help sustain an export-driven recovery.

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Sanctions short-circuit Russia`s electricity plans for annexed Crimea

Sanctions short-circuit Russia`s electricity plans for annexed Crimea

Published 27/04/2017

A general view shows a power plant under construction on the suburbs of Sevastopol, Crimea, February 9, 2017. Picture taken February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Zverev

Russia's $1.3 billion plan to build two new power plants in Crimea aimed to show that Moscow could complete high-tech projects on the annexed peninsula despite Western technology sanctions.

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UK`s Johnson says Labour`s Corbyn no harmless `mugwump` but a dire threat

UK`s Johnson says Labour`s Corbyn no harmless `mugwump` but a dire threat

Published 27/04/2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson answers a question during a joint press conference with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (not pictured) following their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Athens, Greece, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told voters not to dismiss opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a harmless "mutton-headed old mugwump" but rather to see him as a serious threat to the economy and national security.

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Oil prices fall on lingering oversupply concerns

Oil prices fall on lingering oversupply concerns

Published 27/04/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Total petrol station is seen in Libreville, Gabon, February 2, 2017. Picture taken February 2, 2017 REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

Oil prices dipped on Thursday, weighed down by a general sentiment of globally bloated markets, though traders said that prices seemed to have found support around current levels.

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Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

Published 27/04/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks after signing the Antiquities Executive Order at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC, U.S. April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off wide swaths of federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say.

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South Korea`s LG Elec reports best quarterly profit in nearly eight years

South Korea`s LG Elec reports best quarterly profit in nearly eight years

Published 27/04/2017

FILE PHOTO: Models pose for photographs with a LG electronics' new V20 premium smartphone during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit rose to its highest in nearly eight years on strong sales of home appliances and televisions, with revenue likely to increase in the current quarter.

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