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China-U.S. trade talks ‘making a final sprint’: state media

China-U.S. trade talks ‘making a final sprint’: state media

Published 16/02/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Saturday expressed cautious optimism over trade talks between the United States and China, a day after President Xi [more…]

Russian court orders Baring Vostok founder to be held for 72 hours

Russian court orders Baring Vostok founder to be held for 72 hours

Published 15/02/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday ordered Baring Vostok’s founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody for 72 hours following his detention [more…]

Skeptical EU ready to help May with Brexit package: Ireland’s Coveney

Skeptical EU ready to help May with Brexit package: Ireland’s Coveney

Published 15/02/2019

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has increased doubt among European Union states that she can seal a [more…]

Factbox: Through the Brexit Looking Glass – What happens next?

Factbox: Through the Brexit Looking Glass – What happens next?

Published 15/02/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s parliament last month demanded Prime Minister Theresa May renegotiate a Brexit divorce deal that the other members of the European Union [more…]

Myanmar policeman who detailed Reuters reporters’ entrapment freed…

Myanmar policeman who detailed Reuters reporters’ entrapment freed…

Published 15/02/2019

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar policeman who told a court last year how officers planted secret documents on two Reuters reporters in order to “entrap” [more…]

India court hands seven Muslim men life sentences for killings that…

India court hands seven Muslim men life sentences for killings that…

Published 08/02/2019

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court on Friday sentenced seven Muslim men to life in prison for the murder of two Hindu men in [more…]

Ebadi urges world action to weaken Iran rulers on revolution…

Ebadi urges world action to weaken Iran rulers on revolution…

Published 08/02/2019

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi said she first had doubts about the 1979 Islamic Revolution when members of the Shah’s [more…]

UniQure gene therapy shows rise in blood-clotting protein levels

UniQure gene therapy shows rise in blood-clotting protein levels

Published 08/02/2019

(Reuters) - Drug developer UniQure NV said on Friday its gene therapy to treat hemophilia B increased the levels of a protein that helps in [more…]

Acting U.S. attorney general will testify before House panel

Acting U.S. attorney general will testify before House panel

Published 08/02/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has agreed to testify on Friday before the House Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said on [more…]

Fifty years on, Boeing’s 747 clings to life as cargo carrier

Fifty years on, Boeing’s 747 clings to life as cargo carrier

Published 08/02/2019

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet, an aircraft that democratized global air travel in the 1970s but fell behind modern twin-engine passenger jets, has [more…]