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Yen gains on safe-haven demand

Yen gains on safe-haven demand

Yen gains on safe-haven demand The yen climbed sharply against the dollar, euro and sterling on Friday, as political uncertainty and a Reuters report that the European Central Bank was not considering loosening its rules on monetary easing boosted demand for safe havens. The euro recovered against the dollar EUR= …

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U.S. probes Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode

U.S. probes Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode

U.S. probes Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) Model S car operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation by federal highway safety regulators, the U.S. government and …

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Separate bomb attacks kill at least 22 in Afghanistan

Separate bomb attacks kill at least 22 in Afghanistan

Separate bomb attacks kill at least 22 in Afghanistan More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepali security contractors in the capital Kabul, officials said. A Reuters witness saw several apparently …

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Can’t stop the shale

Can't stop the shale

With oil price near $50, resilient U.S. shale producers eye new chapter Two years into the worst oil price rout in a generation, large and mid-sized U.S. independent producers are surviving and eyeing growth again as oil nears $50 a barrel, confounding OPEC and Saudi Arabia with their resiliency. That …

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Post-Islamic State Iraq should be split in three

Post-Islamic State Iraq should be split in three

Post-Islamic State Iraq should be split in three: top Kurdish official Once Islamic State is defeated, Iraq should be divided into three separate entities to prevent further sectarian bloodshed, with a state each given to Shi’ite Muslims, Sunnis and Kurds, a top Kurdish official said on Thursday. Iraqi troops have …

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Lone hacker claims responsibility for cyber attack on Democrats

'Lone hacker' claims responsibility for cyber attack on Democrats

Lone hacker claims responsibility for cyber attack on Democrats A “lone hacker” has taken responsibility for a cyber attack on the U.S. Democratic National Committee, which the DNC and a cyber-security firm have blamed on the Russian government. The DNC and cyber firm CrowdStrike disclosed the attack on Tuesday, saying …

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Viacom director pleads for access to Sumner Redstone

Viacom director pleads for access to Sumner Redstone

Viacom director pleads for access to Sumner Redstone Viacom Inc’s (VIAB.O) lead independent director on Tuesday pleaded for a meeting with controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone and warned of further court battles if the media tycoon remained inaccessible to the board. In a letter from Fred Salerno to Redstone, made public …

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Wife of Orlando shooter could soon face charges

Wife of Orlando shooter could soon face charges

Wife of Orlando shooter could soon face charges A federal grand jury has been convened to look into possible wrongdoing by the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub, and criminal charges could be brought against her early as Wednesday, a law enforcement source …

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Wolf dens the norm in U.S. Islamic State plots

Wolf dens the norm in U.S. Islamic State plots

Wolf dens, not lone wolves, the norm in U.S. Islamic State plots If Omar Mateen acted alone in plotting the massacre of 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, he would be the exception rather than the rule in U.S. cases involving suspected Islamic State supporters. Sunday’s worst mass shooting …

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Brexit chill sends Bund yields sub-zero

Brexit chill sends Bund yields sub-zero

Brexit chill sends Bund yields sub-zero The yield on the 10-year German Bund, Europe’s benchmark government bond, fell below zero for the first time on Tuesday as worries about a potential British exit from the European Union sent investors rushing for safe-haven assets. Polls and bookmakers’ odds showed a rising …

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